of revenge off mark Herald Sun
joins Lions after rolling Hawks The Game
trounce Hawks Sportal AFL
Port Adelaide has joined Collingwood, Brisbane and
Adelaide at the top of the AFL ladder after a
comprehensive 40-point win over Hawthorn at York Park.
SA premiership push Official AFL
The sheer thought of it is enough to keep most
Victorian footy fans awake at night – both South
Australian AFL teams playing a significant role come
leaves a mark on Tasmania Official AFL
Tasmania’s AFL-starved footy fans may only get to
witness two home-and-away games per season but the
record 18,112 that packed into Launceston’s York
Park for the Hawthorn-Port Adelaide clash were
privileged to witness one of the finest displays of
fans please the Power Official AFL
The bulk of them might have been barracking against
his team but Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams gave
Tasmania’s footy fans a special thank-you after his
side ended Hawthorn’s unbeaten run at Launceston’s
Port Adelaide have turned the table on last year's
loss to Hawthorn in the AFL finals to clip the Hawks
wings by 40 points in Launceston.
urges Hawks to stand tall Herald Sun
give young ones a go, hints Williams Official Power
Last year Port Adelaide used less players through the season than any other
club, only 32 in fact. So far in 2002, it’s a similar story – just 27 have
had a go. But that may be about to change as Power coach Mark Williams has
flagged a new system on the back of impressive performances from Scott Bassett
and Shaun Burgoyne.
even money for Port AFL Essendon
Essendon veteran Paul Salmon is rated a 50/50 chance to play this week against
Port Adelaide on Saturday night at Colonial Stadium, according to coach Kevin
openers: A look at round 11 Official AFL
Power in continuity for Port AFL Record
The Port Adelaide team which arrives at Colonial Stadium for Saturday night’s
match-of-the-round against Essendon will be a vastly different outfit to the one
which met the Bombers in the first game ever staged at Melbourne’s newest AFL
venue. Or is it?
no certainty for Bombers Official Power
Gavin Wanganeen is not a certainty to play against Essendon on Saturday night.
The Power has listed the former Bomber as a ‘test’ and will monitor the
superstar at training this week.
50/50 against Bombers: Tredrea Official Power
When Warren Tredrea, Port’s All-Australian forward, was asked by a television
reporter before Monday’s light training run whether he was conscious of
Essendon’s record at Colonial Stadium, he laughed and said: “I’m conscious
of it now because you highlighted it. “Every time we play Essendon we think
it’s a 50-50 game because if we bring our footy to the fore, we know we can
tough at the top as AFL tightens up Yahoo AFL
Four teams level on top and all but one team holding finals hopes makes for an
AFL campaign more competitive than anyone expected approaching mid-season.
sides in race for top four with Port storming home Sydney Morning Herald
Still a week before the half-way mark of the season, the AFL's top echelon
appears to have been established with Brisbane, Port Adelaide, Adelaide,
Collingwood and Essendon in prime position to claim a place in the top four from
where, almost certainly, the premier will emerge.
become the hunted Herald Sun
York Park had been a happy hunting ground for the Hawks, but yesterday they
became the hunted and the kill wasn't pretty. Before
yesterday the Hawks were unbeaten in their four regular and pre-season games at
laments form drop Herald Sun
Even Hawthorn coach Peter Schwab yesterday had to admit his team was playing
"very ordinary" football. Yesterday's 40-point
loss to Port Adelaide at York Park follows last week's 38-point defeat by West
Coast and leaves the Hawks outside the top eight on percentage.
lone ranger Herald Sun
At just 174cm
and 75kg, Shane Crawford was the smallest man on the field when Hawthorn faced
up to Port Adelaide at York Park yesterday. Pity he had to carry the heaviest
challengers create a new season Real Footy
Have a look at the AFL ladder on the eve of the halfway point of the season, and
you realise just how quickly and dramatically football's landscape can alter.
proves it's a power side Real Footy
warns Hawks risk being left behind Real Footy
Hawthorn was last night tipped out of the top eight, prompting coach Peter
Schwab to warn that his team risked losing touch with the league's frontrunners
unless its form turned around.
players in the SANFL Official Power
On the weekend Brendon Lade and Darren Mead played their first games in the
SANFL in more than five years, rookie-listed Nick Jackman made his league debut
for South, and Michael Stevens burnt up Richmond Oval with a best-on-ground
stays out despite new head gear Yahoo AFL
Essendon captain James Hird has premiered the headgear he will wear in AFL games
to protect his injured face, but that did not signal an earlier than expected
return to playing.
I might rest Salmon Official Essendon
Bomber coach Kevin Sheedy is taking it week by week with recruit Paul Salmon and
has no intention of risking him if he is not 100% fit.
sides still call MCG home in finals Real Footy
The AFL has confirmed that a non-Victorian club will have no choice but to
"host" a preliminary final at the MCG in the event that the top
two-ranked teams are from interstate.
club - June 4th Real Footy
counselled over throwing phone at fan Real Footy
coach throws phone at fan Yahoo AFL
Crucial game - Q&A Official Essendon
a likely starter Official Essendon
Star Essendon full back Dustin Fletcher is a likely starter against Port
Adelaide this Saturday night despite only completing half an hour of training
deserved half-century Official Power
Barnaby French has had more than a fair share of frustrations on his way to 50
AFL games, and he reaches the mini-milestone this week saying that “just to be
on the ground is a good thing”.
v Port Match Preview Sportal AFL
news Official Power
The Power is no closer to knowing if Gavin Wanganeen is fit to take on his
former club Essendon on Saturday night. The Brownlow Medallist was part of some
of today’s major Power training session where he neither proved himself fit or
clash like a mini-final: Sheedy Official AFL
Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy has labelled the Bombers’ season-defining clash
with Port Adelaide at Colonial Stadium on Saturday night as a mid-season final.
should all have alternate strips Herald Sun
v Port Match Preview Official AFL
seek review of fine Herald Sun
Incensed by the AFL's inconsistent stand on
player behaviour, the Western Bulldogs have requested the $5000 fine imposed on
Nathan Brown this season be reviewed. The
Bulldogs and the AFL Players' Association have both written to the league,
pointing to its inaction following similar incidents involving Carlton forward
Matthew Lappin and Port Adelaide's Kane Cornes.
Robin Hood plan Herald Sun
The AFL plans to turn Robin Hood and take from the rich clubs to help the poor
survive. A new equalisation paper in the hands of the AFL
executive looks at stopping powerful clubs reaping all the cash from
club - June 5th Real Footy
poised to play Herald Sun
Port Adelaide is confident Gavin Wanganeen will play in
Saturday night's AFL clash against his former club Essendon at Colonial Stadium.
footy boss named No 1 in Victoria Official Power
The Port Adelaide Football Club is pleased to announce passionate Port Adelaide
supporter and current Executive Producer of Football for the Nine Network, Cos
Cardone, as our No.1 ticketholder in Victoria.
named for Bombers clash Official Power
Power champ Gavin Wanganeen has been named to take on Essendon in the
match-of-the-round at Colonial Stadium but will have to prove himself fit
between now and Saturday.
explains discrepancy Herald Sun
The AFL yesterday explained why Western Bulldog Nathan Brown was fined $5000 for
an "indecent gesture", yet took no action against Port Adelaide's Kane
Cornes for a similar act.
now, says Sheedy Herald Sun
urges Bombers to lift for Port
Kevin Sheedy has labelled Saturday night's match against Port Adelaide a
defining moment in Essendon's season and challenged his players to lift for the
game. Speaking before training at Windy Hill yesterday, Sheedy likened the match
to a final. "We've just had a pretty big meeting about where we see our
season at the present time," he said.
club - June 6th Real Footy
Colonial record demands respect Yahoo AFL
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams has pointed to Essendon's near-faultless
record at Colonial Stadium as a particular danger for non-Victorian sides ahead
of Saturday night's crunch AFL clash.
side still not confirmed Official Power
Emergency Kane Cornes will travel to Melbourne tomorrow morning as cover for the
suspect thigh of Gavin Wanganeen. The Power champ got through today’s final
training session at Alberton Oval but doubts still linger over his availability
for Saturday night’s crucial clash with Essendon at Colonial.
still exceptional: Williams Official Power
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams has strongly refuted local media suggestions
that Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy’s comments about Saturday night’s match at
Colonial Stadium being “a mini-final” might have been a ploy to “get
something more out of a side that maybe hasn’t got what it takes to beat the
to add spice Official AFL
Damien Hardwick’s much anticipated first meeting against Essendon will
certainly add plenty of interest to what is arguably the match of the round
clash between the Bombers and Port Adelaide on Saturday night.
Port don't really have the Power at all Sydney Morning Herald
As long as teams which qualify for home finals can't have them, the AFL will
remain Victorian, writes Richard Hinds. Almost six years after Port Adelaide
became the sixth non-Victorian team in the competition, it will still be some
time before the old suburban stoush that was the Victorian Football League
becomes a truly integrated national league.
tips for Rd 11 The Game
11 Teams & Predictions Real Footy
succumbs to the Power Official Essendon
Port Adelaide has sounded a warning to all other finals contenders with a
crushing 59-point win over the Bombers at Colonial Stadium. It was only the
Bombers second ever loss at their home ground.
pounds Colonial Stadium AFL Essendon
Essendon has suffered only its second loss in 21 matches at Colonial Stadium
and its first for nearly two years as Port Adelaide confirmed it is now the
major challenger to reigning premiers Brisbane.
to dig deep: Sheedy Official AFL
Speaking after his side suffered only its second loss in 21 matches at
Colonial Stadium courtesy of a rampant Port Adelaide, Kevin Sheedy said for
the first time in recent years his players would have to come to terms with
not being amongst the top four teams.
up at the Docklands Official AFL
When Colonial Stadium opened for the first time in round one of the 2000
season, Port Adelaide was humbled by Essendon by almost 100 points. But that
result was a distant memory as the Power became just the second club in AFL
history to venture to the Bombers’ home at the Docklands and walk away with
the four premiership points.
boosts standing as AFL contender Yahoo AFL
for Power Herald Sun
Port Adelaide enhanced its standing as an AFL premiership contender here
tonight, thrashing Essendon by 59 points at Colonial Stadium.
feel the Power Sportal AFL
Port Adelaide has inflicted only Essendon’s second-ever loss at Colonial
Stadium, extending its lead at every break to win by 59 points.
humbled at Colonial Official AFL
Essendon has suffered only its second loss in 21 matches at Colonial Stadium and
its first for nearly two years as Port Adelaide confirmed it is now the major
challenger to reigning premiers Brisbane.
unlikely to make Bombers line-up Herald Sun
Essendon's All-Australian backman Dustin Fletcher is almost certain to miss
tonight's game against Port Adelaide at Colonial. And
that poses a major question for coach Kevin Sheedy: Who will play on Warren
faces unknown territory The Game
Port Adelaide will need to play at its peak to overcome Essendon's
near-faultless record at Colonial Stadium tonight, according to Power coach Mark
mid-season review Official AFL
PORT ADELAIDE: Any doubts about Port’s premiership credentials are
now well and truly buried after they handed Essendon only their second defeat
in 21 matches at Colonial Stadium. And while the Bombers may have been without
players of the quality of James Hird, Matthew Lloyd, Dustin Fletcher, Joe
Misiti and Dean Solomon it should be noted Port was also without Gavin
Wanganeen, Brendon Lade and forgotten pair Stephen Paxman and Michael Wilson.
But with their powerful attack, devastating midfield and a much-improved
defence this is one team that will take some serious stopping over the second
half of the season.
seals its grand standing Sunday Herald Sun
A vibrant Port Adelaide cemented its standing as a genuine premiership
contender with a comfortable 59-point victory against Essendon in front of
more than 40,000 fans at Colonial Stadium last night.
trio in tough times Real Footy
It might be only the halfway mark of the season, but you can already pencil in
two, and perhaps three, new names for the top four. Two of last year's
preliminary finalists are bowed and all but broken, and the runner-up is
struggling nearly as badly.
and hard Power dishes it out Real Footy
Kevin Sheedy had dubbed this a mid-season final and it had that kind of feel
about it from the start at Docklands last night.
home joy turns sour as Port triumphs Real Footy
Port Adelaide, which had given Essendon such a dream house-warming in its
first-ever game at Colonial Stadium in 2000 when the Bombers belted it by 94
points, continued its surge toward September with its fourth consecutive victory
by thrashing the Bombers by 59 points.
go soul searching Real Footy
Essendon, now back among the pack after successive losses, faces a test of
character according to coach Kevin Sheedy.
Power push Bombers aside Sunday Mail
Port Adelaide last night ticked off another major item on its shopping list,
meeting high expectations to thump Essendon by 53 points at Colonial Stadium.
boosts standing as AFL contender Sportswatch
gun down the Bombers The Sun-Herald
run comes to an end Official Power
Brett Montgomery will miss one and possibly two matches after injuring his knee
in Saturday night’s win over Essendon.
power strike this year: Kingsley Official Power
Adam Kingsley says Port Adelaide players will be “recharging the batteries”
this weekend to try to ensure history does not repeat itself. The Power was
disappointed to lose two successive matches immediately after the mid-season
break last year.
comeback inspires teammates Official Power
Stephen Paxman is set to play for Central Districts in the SANFL when
competition resumes in two weeks time. The Power vice-captain will play his
first match in more than nine months and teammate Adam Kingsley today said his
comeback from a knee reconstruction was an inspiration to the team.
search for lost strength Herald Sun
Call it soul, call it strength of character, call it what you will. Port
Adelaide has an abundance of it, and Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy is hoping the
Bombers find some fast.
times for Bombers The Game
to bounce back, say friend and foe Real Footy
Assistant coach Robert Shaw and former Bomber, now Port Adelaide defender,
Damien Hardwick said the return of key players over the coming month would help
to turn around the Dons' fortunes.
had the soul, Bombers left with the Blues Real Footy
There was no James Hird, no Matthew Lloyd, no Joe Misiti, and in no surprise, no
Dustin Fletcher. But not even the pumped-up talk of granting the Port Adelaide
clash the status of a mid-season final could spark those who ventured on to the
field for Essendon on Saturday night.
xenophobic Victorians, accept the results and please acclaim Real Footy
If you live in Victoria, follow the football and are prone to a little
xenophobia, you might want to start seeking treatment, or consider emigration,
sooner rather than later.
R&R for Nick Stevens Official Power
Like most players in a non-Victorian club, Port Adelaide star Nick Stevens
does his share of travelling – but come this weekend, he won’t mind
hitting the road again. Stevens is returning to Victoria to take advantage of
the fact the Power does not have to play in week one of the round 12 split
players in the SANFL Rd 11 Official Power
facing wrestling charges Official AFL
Essendon’s Mark Johnson and Port Adelaide’s Josh Carr will face the AFL
tribunal after being reported on video evidence for wrestling.
Also see Carr
reported for wrestling Official Power
mid-season review AFL Record
club - 11th June Real Footy
act to follow 2000 team Real Footy
An article about Essendon but Port and Damien Hardwick rate a mention.
'flat spot' in 2002 Official Power
At the half way point of the season, Power fitness coach Andrew Russell says
his players are still getting fitter and will use the bye to keep the team
sharp to avoid the ‘flat spot’ that cost the Power in 2001.
Adelaide v Richmond Match Preview Official AFL
Carr cleared, Johnson guilty
Josh Carr has been cleared of the wrestling charge that would have seen him
pay a substantial fine if he was found guilty. Essendon's Mark Johnson, who
was reported for the same incident was not so fortunate and was found guilty.
Johnson was fined $3,000.
Also see Carr
cleared of wrestling Official Power
fined for wrestling, Carr cleared Official AFL
Johnson fined for wrestling Yahoo AFL
top 25 players at half-way mark Real Footy
club - 12th June Real Footy
Three players will reach personal milestones in Port's next match. It will
be Darryl Wakelin's 150th AFL appearance (his 35th for Port after 115 with St
Kilda from 1995-2000), Peter Burgoyne's 100th and Josh Carr's 50th. Burgoyne
will be only the fifth player to notch 100 AFL games for the Power, after Darren
Mead (118), Josh Francou (117), Stephen Paxman (105 after 102 with Fitzroy from
1991-96) and Adam Kingsley (104).
of Origin 2002 Official AFL
The AFL has picked four state squads of who they think should be in the sides
if there were state games this year. Port Adelaide players chosen were.
Allies: Che Cockatoo-Collins (emergency)
South Australia: Darryl Wakelin, a half forward line of Peter Burgoyne,
Warren Tredrea and Stuart Dew, Josh Francou (Gavin Wanganeen unlucky to miss)
Victoria: Adam Kingsley, Nick Stevens, Matthew Primus (Brett Montgomery
unlucky to miss)
Western Australia: Josh Carr, Jarrad Schofield
Johnson fined $3,000 Herald Sun
Essendon defender Mark Johnson accused Port Adelaide tagger Josh Carr of
elbowing him to the face during a heated AFL Tribunal hearing last night.
lessons in store for Bombers: Sheedy Real Footy
Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy yesterday demanded greater competitiveness from his
struggling players as the Bombers continued to lurch without their star
"goal-to-goal line", conceding hardness was an area that had to be
redeveloped in the side. Sheedy said the
59-point capitulation to Port Adelaide last Saturday night had left an
unpleasant stamp of failure about the club as it fell two games behind the
leading pack at the halfway point of the season.
fined for wrestling Real Footy
Essendon defender Mark Johnson was fined $3000 by the AFL Tribunal last night
after being found guilty of wrestling with Port Adelaide's Josh Carr.
club - 13th June Real Footy
the fight for form and fans AFL Record
With blond hair, tattoos and a laid-back West Australian manner, it’s little
wonder it took a while for staunch Port Adelaide fans to identify with Jarrad
steely resolve: Williams Official Power
Mark Williams believes Port Adelaide is a better team this season, even though
it is in the same 8-3 win-loss position as it was in this time last season.
Walls rates the 16 AFL coaches Real Footy
Mark Williams: Port Adelaide's Mark Williams is four years into the job and
has his team on track for a grand final appearance. At the moment, "Choco"
is happy with his lot in life, but memories of the team's dip in his second
season should never be far from his mind.
Wakelin makes 150 Herald Sun
In a much-fancied interstate team oozing with speed and flair, Darryl Wakelin
knows there will be little fanfare for his 150th milestone game next weekend
surge danger Herald Sun
Port Adelaide defender Adam Kingsley has declared the Power is better than last
year, when it won 16 matches, a club record. In a warning
to rival clubs, he said the team was far better placed to win a premiership than
at the same time last season, despite boasting an identical 8-3 win-loss record
at the halfway mark.
V makes SA eat Crow Sunday Mail
The SANFL's winning state league run has come to a humiliating end – South
Australia thrashed on its own ground yesterday by a more physical, more skilful
and hungrier Victorian team.
Also see Vics
avenge SA losses Real Footy
short the long kick is a diminishing art Real Footy
Analysis of disposal patterns in the AFL this season reveals teams are relying
on shorter kicks. Long kicks to a contest are becoming an exception, with most
teams "playing the percentages".
club's trainee bonanza Herald Sun
more mature: Dew Official Power
Port Adelaide expects Richmond to be “fired up” at Football Park on Sunday
after three consecutive narrow losses.
a difference a week makes for Monty Official Power
Brett Montgomery’s unbroken run with Port Adelaide may not be over after all.
The Power utility is now rated a chance to take on Richmond on Sunday at
Football Park having initially been diagnosed as being out for one to two
to return Sportal AFL
Matthew Richardson looks set to return for Richmond after a hamstring injury,
but fellow big man Brad Ottens will miss again with a calf strain.
set to play Official AFL
Richmond is confident of having champion forward Matthew Richardson available
for what Tigers coach Danny Frawley now rates as the toughest test in the AFL
– playing Port Adelaide at Football Park.
on SA: Ambrose The Game
Key position player Richard Ambrose, a former Port Magpie, threw out a challenge
to the SANFL State team in the wake of WA's crushing 111-point win against
Queensland at Fremantle Oval on Saturday.
proves Power maturity Official Power
The Power is more mature in 2002 and it’s making a lot of difference. And on
Sunday at Football Park, we’ll be given our strongest reminder yet of just how
much growing up our list has done in the past six years when 24-year-old Peter
Burgoyne will play his 100th AFL match.
v Richmond Match Preview Sportal AFL
to wave the anchor The Game
Fremantle will capitalise on coach Chris Connolly's exuberant anchor waving
celebration following his team's thrilling 11-point win over Collingwood by
naming its next home game after the symbol. Anchor Day will be celebrated
against Port Adelaide at Subiaco Oval on Saturday July 6 in what Dockers chief
executive Cameron Schwab says is more than just a one-off gimmick.
sweats on stars The Game
Richmond expects to regain Matthew Richardson for what coach Danny Frawley
says is the hardest test in the AFL, but Brad Ottens remains in doubt.
raring to go Herald Sun
Richmond is still a chance to have its favourite double act back in action
against Port Adelaide on Sunday.
is the good news for Tigers Real Footy
One back, two others a chance and a fourth postponed indefinitely was the news
on a quartet of injured Richmond stars at Punt Road yesterday.
good enough to complete Mission Impossible AFL Record
professional team: Wakelin Official Power
In-form defender Darryl Wakelin has praised the “professionalism” of his
Port Adelaide teammates as he prepares for his 150th AFL match – against
Richmond at Football Park on Sunday.
All-Australians Official AFL
Matt Burgan of AFL.com has selected what he believes are the best 22 players at
the half-way mark of the season. Only Port forward Warren Tredrea featured in
the team, with Power skipper Matthew Primus selected as on of three emergencies.
won't budge on interstate final Official AFL
The Melbourne Cricket Club has summarily dismissed any prospect that it would be
prepared to forego a preliminary final for the MCG this year if the game
involved two non-Victorian clubs.
club - June 19th Real Footy
has plenty to prove Official AFL
Richmond assistant coach Greg Hutchison believes Matthew Richardson will have
plenty to prove when he returns to the line-up this Sunday against Port Adelaide.
need fair deal Herald Sun
'The Iron Man' named to play Official Power
Brett Montgomery remains on track for a stunning recovery from a knee injury,
after tonight being named in the squad to play Richmond at Football Park on
Sunday. The 25-man squad includes more than 400 games of experience from three
players who were not part of the 59-point win over Essendon almost two weeks ago.
injury lingers Herald Sun
If Brad Ottens is really going to eyeball Matthew Primus across the centre
circle on Sunday, for Richmond's sake, the big fella had better be moving more
freely than last night.
off track in bid to play Real Footy
If Brad Ottens was borderline to play this week after Monday's training,
yesterday he appeared to take a step backwards when he disappeared from the
Tigers' main session. The star ruckman/forward remains a risky prospect to take
on Port Adelaide at Football Park on Sunday...
sticks to preliminary final deal Real Footy
club June 20th Real Footy
rejects zone plan Herald Sun
completes super comeback Official Power
A faultless training performance from Brett Montgomery at Football Park today
completed an astounding 12-day recovery from knee surgery.
complacency: Williams Official Power
Mark Williams has dismissed suggestions complacency might creep into Port
Adelaide’s game because it is the unanimous choice of tipsters to beat
Richmond at Football Park on Sunday.
on the burst: Frawley Official AFL
Richmond coach Danny Frawley says Matthew Richardson is a certainty to play his
first match since round six against Port Adelaide on Sunday, but says he is not
anticipating a miraculous return.
path for Paxman AFL Record
Port Adelaide vice-captain Stephen Paxman will take a significant step on his
comeback trail when he plays his first match in more than nine months tomorrow.
12 Teams & Predictions Week 2 Real Footy
not an issue for Port Yahoo AFL
Coach Mark Williams has doused talk of complacency being Port Adelaide's biggest
danger in Sunday's AFL encounter against struggling Richmond.
go softly, softly with Richo Herald Sun
Richmond will adopt a kid-gloves approach with forward Matthew Richardson
against Port Adelaide tomorrow.
12 Tips (week 2) The Game
Burgoyne magic for Port Official Power
Shaun Burgoyne, in only his fifth AFL match, was able
to share some of the limelight with his older brother,
Peter, in his 100th game, as Port Adelaide celebrated
the century milestone – and those of Darryl Wakelin
(150) and Josh Carr (50) – with a crushing 84-point
win against Richmond at Football Park on Sunday.
crushes Tigers before home crowd Yahoo AFL
Richmond coach Danny Frawley says he made mistakes and
will go back to the drawing board after Sunday's
humiliating 84-point loss to emerging flag favourite
Tigers mugged by Port Official AFL
Richmond will return to Melbourne to regroup and
rethink after being mugged by Port Adelaide at
Football Park on Sunday.
had a 'Barry Crocker': Crocker Official AFL
That’s what Richmond had at Football Park on Sunday
in going down by 84 points to the ladder leaders, Port
on top, top, top Herald Sun
charges to top Sportal AFL
Port Adelaide sits atop the AFL ladder for the first
time after belting a disappointing Richmond by 84
points at Football Park.
seeks answers to Tiger rout Herald Sun
Richmond coach Danny Frawley says he made mistakes and
will go back to the drawing board after today's
humiliating 84-point loss to emerging flag favourite
power over Tigers ABC
pounds timid Tigers Official Power
Port Adelaide has gone to the top of the AFL ladder after handing out an 84
-point drubbing to Richmond at Football Park.
time for us to up the ante: Williams Sunday Mail
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams has upped the ante for today's clash against
Richmond at Football Park, declaring it must be the starting point for his side
to "stamp ourselves on the competition".
players in the SANFL Rd 12 Official Power
the Power Herald Sun
ready to roll Official Power
Josh Carr is one of the hardest nuts in the football business so he wasn’t
softened by Richmond coach Danny Frawley’s generous praise of Port Adelaide
after the Power had mauled the Tigers by 84 points at Football Park.
Murray's season over Official Power
Derek Murray tragically had his season ended on Saturday at Unley Oval when he
broke his leg in two places while playing for South Adelaide. The fearless
22-year-old underwent surgery on Monday afternoon.
not daunted by lofty heights of AFL table ABC
openers: round 13 Official AFL
There are times in footy when a game is all over as a contest after five
minutes or so. Such was the case at Football Park on Sunday when Port Adelaide
trounce Tigers and hold off Lions SMH
Port Adelaide is top the ladder for the first time in their six-year AFL
history after walloping Richmond by 84 points at Football Park yesterday.
takes no prisoners Herald Sun
forgets the positive spin Herald Sun
on the brink, says Frawley Herald Sun
teams look great, preliminary final debacle looms Real
Port Adelaide has known plenty of success over its
history, but few moments as proud as yesterday's
84-point smashing of Richmond at Football Park.
on top as Tigers hot rock bottom Real Footy
Adelaide really so good and Richmond so bad at
Football Park yesterday? Yes. But was Port so good
because Richmond was so bad? Well, partly. But that
would be unfair to the way the Power was switched on
and duly performed for the biggest of its eight wins
in the past nine matches, the one that took it to the
top of the ladder for the first time.
powers on to No. 1 Real Footy
Richmond's season was "teetering on the edge of
disaster" last night after its fourth consecutive
loss - an 84-point embarrassment inflicted by Port
Adelaide, which moved to the top of the ladder.
to have knee scan The Game
Fremantle will send former Port Adelaide player Fabian
Francis to specialists today to determine the extent
of damage to his knee which he injured while playing
for South Fremantle at the weekend.
youngsters booming Official Power
Port Adelaide’s strong emphasis on growing its junior supporter base to set
itself for the future, seems to be working. The Power has more than doubled
its junior (0 – 17) membership figure in the past 12 months. The AFL
released audited figures of the 16 AFL clubs’ membership figures on Tuesday.
in fines for melee Official AFL
set to ditch split round for bye Herald Sun
v Western Bulldogs Match Preview Sportal AFL
surgery successful Official Power
to miss the rest of AFL season Herald Sun
AFL Club Memberships Official AFL
to face melee charges Official AFL
Nine players have been booked for engaging in a melee during Sunday’s
one-sided encounter between Port Adelaide and Richmond at Football Park.
Also see Nine
more to face tribunal Sportal AFL
Port, Richmond players charged Herald Sun
and Port players face tribunal Yahoo AFL
clash our biggest test, says West Herald Sun
With the Bulldogs' confidence sky-high after five consecutive wins over
bottom-eight sides, onballer Scott West says Saturday's clash against Port
Adelaide is his side's biggest test this year.
for thought while killing time in Adelaide Real Footy
Robert Walls reflects on the season so far and among some of the things he tells
us is that Neil Kerley has said that today's Port Adelaide team is better than
the Crows' premiership teams of '97 and '98. Kerley also rates Shaun Burgoyne
hard work boost Power: Stevens Official Power
Nick Stevens says confidence and hard work are prime reasons for Port
Adelaide’s stunning two-year climb from bottom to top of the AFL ladder.
ready for a challenge: Wallace Official Bulldogs
Bulldogs coach Terry Wallace says the club is ready for the challenge of playing
top-placed side Port Adelaide after five wins in a row against clubs below it on
Adelaide v Western Bulldogs Preview Official AFL
AFL future in doubt after knee injury Real Footy
The football future of former Port Adelaide star Fabian Francis is again under a
cloud after it was announced he would need a knee reconstruction.
Also see Francis
in Freo limbo Herald Sun
out of AFL for 12 months Yahoo AFL
in limbo: Injury puts future in doubt The Game
op may spell end for Francis Official AFL
out for two games Real Footy
Richmond continued to feel the repercussions of its woeful 84-point weekend loss
to Port Adelaide, when the AFL Tribunal last night suspended ruckman Greg
Stafford for two matches. Also last night, five players from Richmond and Port
Adelaide were fined a total of $14,000 for a melee. Pleading guilty, Tigers Hall
and Andrew Kellaway were fined $3500 and $3000 respectively, while for Port,
Roger James, who also pleaded guilty, was fined $3000, Peter Burgoyne $2500 and
Stuart Dew $2000.
Also see Stafford
out for two matches Herald Sun
ban adds to Tiger tall woes Yahoo AFL
question of style as the big men fly Real Footy
The debate about ruckmen continues in football. Robert Walls leads with the
dogmatic view that the ruckman remains the single-most important player on any
team. Others contend that ruckwork is a seriously flawed science, pointing out
how seldom a ruckman palms the ball directly to a midfielder.
Saturday at Football Park might
provide the latest installment in the debate, for Luke Darcy versus Matthew
Primus is about as good as it gets in the modern era. More to the point, it is a
match-up that could easily decide the most important game of the round.
club - June 26th Real Footy
Bulldogs still knocking Official Bulldogs
The Western Bulldogs have stuck with an unchanged lineup for Saturday’s
clash with Port Adelaide at Football Park. The match committee resisted the
temptation to tamper with a winning team, despite several players at VFL level
pushing hard for selection.
you're on a winner, stick to it Official Power
The Power and the Bulldogs – both on five game winning streaks – have
stuck with their winning formulas for Saturday’s clash at Football Park.
Bulldogs just cruising along AFL Record
lose a champion Herald Sun
Ingrid McDonald, confidant, diarist, watchdog and conscience for coach Terry
Wallace and football manager Paul Armstrong, died yesterday at 42 of cancer.
The Bulldogs will wear black armbands in memory of her for the match against
Port Adelaide on Saturday.
keeps up the pressure Herald Sun
The MCC is in for a rude shock if it thought the AFL was going to roll over
without a fight on the great preliminary final debate. AFL
chief executive Wayne Jackson again made it clear yesterday it would be a blow
to the integrity of the national competition if two interstate teams were forced
to play a preliminary final at the MCG.
club - June 27 Real Footy
goals will count: Wallace Official AFL
Saturday’s Port Adelaide-Western Bulldogs match at Football Park could well be
decided by which team’s midfielders score more goals, according to Bulldogs
coach Terry Wallace.
will tag Port: Williams Official Power
Port Adelaide has averaged 18 goals and the Western Bulldogs 20 in each winning
their past five matches, but Port coach Mark Williams is not anticipating an
all-in “shootout” at Football Park on Saturday.
doesn't see the view at the top Herald Sun
Port Adelaide's Mark Williams has got his AFL club to the top, but he's not
stopping to admire the view. Port heads the ladder for
the first time since entering the AFL in 1997, but Williams feels like all other
AFL coaches: under pressure.
within reach after five years of team building The Game
When Port Adelaide entered the AFL in 1997, it had a five-year plan to have a
major impact on the competition. Now, 12 games into 2002, the Power is on top of
the ladder for the first time so the plan could hardly have been more successful.
tips for Rd 13 The Game
to pull pin on Dockers The Game
Dale Kickett will play his last game for Fremantle against Port Adelaide at
Subiaco Oval tomorrow week.
Teams & Predictions Real Footy
talent trumps Bulldogs Sunday Herald Sun
Port Adelaide underlined its status as the AFL's best team as the Burgoyne
brothers went on a goalkicking rampage in yesterday's 46-point thrashing of the
Western Bulldogs yesterday.
demolish Bulldogs by 46 points Sportswatch
up, Dogs down ABC
brother, what a win Herald Sun
Another challenger has proclaimed Port Adelaide the best side in the AFL after
being battered into submission by the South Australian team. Western
Bulldogs coach Terry Wallace labelled Port as the best side he'd come across
this year after his outfit was hammered by 46-points at Football Park today.
scorches Bulldogs Sportal AFL
The Western Bulldogs have had a dirty day, going down by 46 points to Port
Adelaide at Football Park and losing captain Chris Grant to an ankle injury.
fabulous Burgoyne boys Official AFL
Peter and Shaun Burgoyne have kicked 11 goals between them as Port Adelaide
emphatically ended the Western Bulldogs five-game winning streak, posting a
46-point victory at Football Park. The much-anticipated clash between the two
form teams of the competition failed to live up to expectations as Port
outclassed the visitors – 25.11 (161) to 18.7 (115).
capture the eyes - and votes Real Footy
setting the pace Official Power
Port Adelaide equalled one club record and fell just sort of another in its
powerful 46-point win against the Western Bulldogs at Football Park on Saturday.
second-half bite pleases Wallace Official AFL
The Western Bulldogs took some consolation – and confidence and impetus for
this Saturday night’s match against Essendon at Colonial Stadium – from
outscoring Port Adelaide 12.4 to 11.7 in the second half of the loss at Football
Park on Saturday.
delivers finals warning Real Footy
Rohan Connolly says: They were the two most in-form sides in the competition,
both sitting in the eight having won their last five games, their meeting the
most anticipated of the round. Which is
precisely why Port Adelaide's 46-point demolition of the Western Bulldogs at
Football Park yesterday is perhaps the most ominous shot yet fired in the
jostling for top-dog status in the lead-in to the 2002 finals series.
boys bully Dogs Real Footy
The Burgoyne brothers shared 11 goals - Peter six and Shaun five - as Port
Adelaide whipped the Western Bulldogs by 46 points in a remarkable 43-goal
shootout at Football Park yesterday.
hurt as Dogs hit wall Sunday Herald Sun
The Western Bulldogs' five-match winning streak came to a crashing halt at
Football Park yesterday as captain Chris Grant suffered an ankle injury during
the 46-point loss to Port Adelaide.
Burgoyne show wins rave reviews Sunday Mail
Port Adelaide's fabulous Burgoyne boys have led the Power to a comprehensive
46-point thrashing of the Western Bulldogs at Football Park yesterday.
have power to go all the way The Sun-Herald