in the SANFL RD 13 Official Power
must hit ground running: Schofield Sportswatch
Jarrad Schofield used just one word when asked what the top-placed Power needed
to do to beat Fremantle at Subiaco on Saturday - "run".
at Subi: Schofield tells Official Power
In-form Port Adelaide midfielder Jarrad Schofield believes confidence and run
could be the keys to unlocking the Power’s next big challenge – beating
Fremantle at Subiaco Oval on Saturday night.
poisoning: Adrift in the future Official AFL
extras on injury list Official Power
Openers: round 14 Official AFL
Preview of the weekend's games - Of Port's game Ashley Browne says "The
last game in September might not necessarily determine which the best team in
the AFL is. The first team to win in Perth probably deserves that mantle and the
thinking here is that that will be Port. It is hard to see how Fremantle can
turn around such a pitiful effort in Sydney to beat the ladder leaders, even on
to become AFL Life Member Official Power
Mark Williams will join the prestigious list of AFL Life Members on Saturday
when he is involved in his 300th match at VFL/AFL level.
Also see Williams'
AFL life membership Official Power
learn valuable lesson Herald Sun
To put the most positive of spins on it, at least coach Terry Wallace can now
identify the cracks and buckles in the Bulldogs. It took
a thumping from ladder leader Port Adelaide to expose areas the Dogs must shore
up to remain competitive in the run to the finals.
the best, says Wallace Herald Sun
Things have never looked so good for Port Adelaide. By
hammering the Western Bulldogs, who were riding a five-game winning streak, the
Power cemented top position and won its sixth straight game. That equals its
record for consecutive wins set last year.
sitting pretty on top Advertiser
This is how well Port Adelaide is travelling. By hammering the Western Bulldogs,
who were riding a five-game winning streak into Saturday's game at Football
Park, the Power not only cemented top position but won its sixth straight game
to equal its record for consecutive games won, set from rounds 17 to 22 last
ticks for Mead Advertiser
Port Adelaide centre half-back Darren Mead is no longer a first-choice defender
at the Power and now seems to be in his last AFL season. This is the inevitable
conclusion to be drawn after the 31-year-old veteran has failed to force his way
back into the Power defence in the past month.
cream continues to rise Yahoo AFL
has a day out against the Dogs Real Footy
says he's underperformed Official Fremantle
v Power Match Preview Sportal AFL
a quiet achiever AFL Record
If there is one person who typifies the current Port Adelaide team more than any
other it is the unheralded Roger James.
- the early contenders Official AFL
Selectors of the coveted All Australian side have released a list of the most
likely players to be chosen in the annual football dream team at the midway mark
of the season.
Port Adelaide: Peter Burgoyne, Josh Francou, Damien Hardwick, Adam
Kingsley, Brett Montgomery, Matthew Primus, Warren Tredrea, Darryl Wakelin.
Also see Contenders
named Sportal AFL
II grabs Rising Star nomination Official AFL
The sporting world has been tipped back on its axis and the natural order of
things has been restored. Brazil has won the World Cup. An Aussie at Wimbledon
has shot his mouth off again moaning about womens tennis. And Port Adelaide is
on top of the ladder. It’s where this club belongs...
Also see Burgoyne
the round 13 Rising Star Herald Sun
v Port Match Preview Official AFL
must weather the early storm The Game
Fremantle's unbeaten record at home this season is under threat from ladder
leader Port Adelaide this weekend if the club does not turn around its poor form
in first quarters.
highway to the Power's goals Advertiser
This has been a testing year for Williams – defending the pre-season title,
raking over the ashes of last year's disappointing finals and dealing with the
wide criticism of the Power's tactics at the start of the season.
tougher as Power hit the road Advertiser
It has been dubbed the "House of Pain". No club outside of WA has won
there this year. In simple terms, Subiaco Oval has become a fortress. Now it is
Port Adelaide's turn to find out just how difficult it is to win in Perth. While
the Power has swept all before it this season to be sitting pretty in top
position, its next big challenge is to break the Subiaco hoodoo.
club - July 2nd Real Footy
won't have it so easy again AFL Record
Port Adelaide star Peter Burgoyne has thrown down the challenge to his younger
brother and fellow Power forward, Shaun Burgoyne, ahead of Saturday night’s
clash with Fremantle in Perth. Peter, who kicked six goals against the Western
Bulldogs at Football Park last Saturday to shade his sibling’s effort of five
majors in the same game, declared Shaun needed to back up the performance with
“another good one” this week.
lives up to its name Official Power
There probably aren’t many places away from Alberton more fitting to host
Power training than the Powerhouse. The appropriately named indoor basketball
venue housed the Power’s main training session of the week today, which was
moved to avoid the weather.
career looks over Herald Sun
Fabian Francis's AFL career appears to be over. The former Port Adelaide
wingman's management will meet with Fremantle this weekend to discuss his future
and other Dockers-related matters. It increasingly looks like the 28-year-old
Francis will not be part of the Dockers' plans following the club's embarrassing
bungle last December.
Port Magpie suspensions
Alf Steed was given a three match suspension at the SANFL tribunal last night.
Steed, in his first game back from a long term knee injury, was reported and
found guilty of head-butting Central District player Danny Stevens on Friday
Phil McGuinness and Julian Wait
were also found guilty of striking. McGuinness pleaded not guilty and was given
a reprimand, while Wait was handed a one match ban for striking Rick MacGowan,
who also copped a week for striking Wait.
The loss of Steed and McGuinness
comes at a bad time, when the Magpies have been hit with an increased injury
list and are struggling for a win.
power drains Port Magpies AAP
Port Adelaide proudly sits atop the AFL ladder, but is the Power killing the
goose that laid this golden egg?
weekend of doom AFL Record
Plenty has been made of the conundrum facing the AFL in regard to its contract
with the Melbourne Cricket Club if this year’s preliminary finals are due to
be hosted by non-Victorian teams.
fundamentals: who are the best Official AFL
Andrew McLeod has a look at the stand out performers of the AFL and Dew, Tredrea
and Francou rate a mention.
still has tricks up his sleeve Real Footy
Fremantle star recruit Jeff Farmer says he has under-achieved in his first year
at the club. Farmer gets his chance to fire this weekend against the top of the
table Port Adelaide who he says is the best team in the competition at this
stage of the season.
club - July 3rd Real Footy
names missing from All-Australian list Real Footy
looking to short-circuit Power Herald Sun
Fremantle's past AFL form indicates the 12th-placed Dockers are a shoo-in to
topple ladder leaders Port Adelaide this weekend. But the Power are an enormous
proposition, having won their last six matches in a row including denting
Essendon's impressive record at Colonial Stadium in round 11 with a ten goal
- Dockers toughest challenge Official Fremantle
In probably their toughest home ground test of the year, Fremantle go up against
Port Adelaide on Saturday night.
begins at home Official AFL
One of the first goals new Fremantle coach Chris Connolly had when he took over
the Dockers in 2002 was to work together with new Eagles’ coach John Worsfold
to again make Subiaco Oval a hostile place for visiting teams.
to make debut Official Power
Domenic Cassisi will make his AFL debut in his home state of Western Australia
on Saturday night when the Power takes on Fremantle at Subiaco. The Power’s
19-year-old wingman has been called up to the side after many weeks hovering on
the edge as an emergency.
set for an even bigger send off Official Power
like a bolt out of the blue Advertiser
Port Adelaide may not have a Wizard Cup to defend next year, but the club's
most-successful jumper in AFL battles will be seen more often next season. The
"Lightning Bolt" jumper, which has been worn exclusively in pre-season
matches since 1997, will become the Power's away strip next year – ahead of a
new, dramatically different away jumper in 2004.
on fast track Advertiser
Port Adelaide's road to the top has been cleared by six weeks of blazing starts.
Since it was demolished by Brisbane at the Gabba in round seven, the Power has
underpinned six consecutive wins by outscoring opposition teams by an average of
26 points per game in opening terms.
turn to be tested Real Footy
It ended Brisbane's 20-match winning streak. Collingwood, Essendon and Adelaide
have also been victims there. Now it's Port Adelaide's turn to put top spot and
a club record-equalling six game winning streak on the line when it meets
Fremantle at what has become known as the AFL's House of Pain - Subiaco Oval.
club - July 4th Real Footy
leave draft door open The Game
coach to join AFL elite ABC
and Brisbane tough to split AFL Record
How even are the top two teams in the AFL coming into round 14? Very in some
statistical areas, and not at all in others.
prepare for Power surge Yahoo AFL
The Fremantle Dockers are under no illusions of the enormity of the task facing
them on Saturday night against Port Adelaide. Alternative
link Herald Sun
hungry for success: Williams Official Power
Port Adelaide players are “hungry” for more success as they seek victory
against Fremantle at Subiaco Oval on Saturday night to extend their winning
streak to a club-record seven in a row.
test out west Advertiser
Are the walls about to come tumbling down? Fremantle's
success at Subiaco Oval this season – coupled with West Coast's unbeaten home
record – has turned back the clock to the days when Perth was a hell trip for
Cassisi named for debut Advertiser
Selection News Advertiser
Injury hit Port named three debutants Alwyn Davey (NT), Nathan Seal
(juniors/reserves) and Matthew Smith (Crows) and former North defender Simon
Peucker to make his first league appearance for the Magpies. Eugene Warrior is
axe falls on young stars The Game
Young Fremantle star Leigh Brown is one of four players axed for the match
against ladder leader Port Adelaide at Subiaco Oval tomorrow night.
travelling man who taught a club to stand tall
When Dale Kickett farewells AFL football against Port Adelaide tomorrow night,
with a lap around Subiaco Oval, there could be no better song playing than Tina
Turner's Simply The Best. Kickett's former coaches at Fremantle all
agree, he is the best player the club has ever had.
14 AFL teams & Predictions Real Footy
14 Expert Tips The Game
smash hoodoo and Dockers Herald Sun
Port Adelaide further stamped
its mark on the AFL competition by ruthlessly snapping
the Subiaco Oval hoodoo with an 84-point demolition of
crushes Freo Sportal AFL
Port Adelaide has smashed the Subiaco Oval hoodoo
with an 84-point demolition of the Fremantle Dockers.
Subi falls as Port pounds Freo Official AFL
Port Adelaide has smashed the “Subiaco hoodoo” in
the most impressive way, recording an 84 point win
over a hapless Fremantle on Saturday night.
gunning for lucky 13th WA trip Advertiser
Port Adelaide shouldn't be short of motivation but anything that can help keep
the lads on the edge must be useful and Port coach Mark Williams has something
for them to chase tonight at Subiaco Oval. "There are some carrots in front
of us," Williams said. "The fact that no-one's won in Perth (from
interstate) is a carrot for us . . . one we will definitely be
great chase is on Advertiser
The chase for Fremantle gun Matthew Pavlich is now officially on. The two-week
window of opportunity for every AFL club to position itself for the most-wanted
player in Australian football opened yesterday. And Port Adelaide – which
plays Fremantle at Subiaco tonight – will be in the race.
Match Previews Advertiser
primed for tough challenge The Game
Port Adelaide begins the biggest challenge to confront any club this season when
it plays Fremantle at Subiaco Oval tonight.
face acid test The Game
Fremantle has claimed some pretty big scalps at Subiaco Oval this year. But
assistant coach Chris Waterman says tonight's match against red-hot Port
Adelaide will be easily the team's biggest test this season.
Polak fortunes vary The Game
Brendon Fewster will come in from the cold when the Dockers play AFL ladder
leader Port Adelaide at Subiaco Oval tonight.
break Subiaco hoodoo Yahoo AFL
Fremantle coach Chris Connolly says Port Adelaide is the best team in the AFL
after the Power sacked Fortress Subiaco on Saturday night. For the third week in
a row the South Australian club's opposition coach has labelled the Power the
top team in the land.
AFL Goal Scorers After Rd 14
42: B Hall (Sydney) 1
39: K Kingsley (Geelong) 0
38: D Neitz (Melb) 7
35: W Tredrea (Port Ade) 5
34: A Lynch (Bris) 2
33: S Milne (St K) 4
32: D Bradshaw (Bris) 2
31: S Dew (Port Ade) 6
30: T Croad (Fre) 0, J Akermanis (Bris) 4
See the full list of Power goal scorers for
fall as away sides run riot Herald Sun
Fortresses Gabba, Subiaco and Football Park have been
raided, with the victors grabbing more than just the AFL competition points.
Port Adelaide, Melbourne and Collingwood cracked the three most significant away
wins this season by ending a travelling teams hoodoo and establishing important
moves on the ladder in the process.
They all add up Official AFL
Paul Gough looks at how each team stands with just eight matches remaining
before the finals.
win outstanding: Williams Official Power
Port Adelaide must have munched on the ruthless pills at halftime in their
Subiaco Oval clash with Fremantle on Saturday night, because they came out and
hammered the miserable Dockers with 14 goals to just three after the break.
toil bears fruit Sunday Herald Sun
Shaun Burgoyne's initiation into AFL football has been
far from smooth. Port Adelaide had high expectations last season for its No. 1
draft pick from 2000, but osteitis pubis ended his year before he had a chance
to build form in the SANFL.
smash hoodoo and Dockers Sunday Herald Sun
The travel bug last night crossed the West Australian
border, set up base inside Subiaco Oval and sent Fremantle crashing to its first
home defeat this season. Its name? Port Adelaide.
snatch draw, Port downs Dockers ABC
Warren simply the best Sunday Mail
turn to feel pain Real Footy
The house of pain got a dose of its own medicine last night when
top-of-the-ladder Port Adelaide thumped Fremantle by 84 points at Subiaco Oval.
defends Cornes gesture Real Footy
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams last night defended his forward Chad Cornes,
who gesticulated incitingly to a section of the crowd after kicking a goal
against Fremantle at Subiaco Oval last night.
Also see Williams
defends Cornes antics Yahoo AFL
cleared but concussed Official Power
Young utility Brent Guerra will not have to front the SANFL tribunal but still
may not be available for AFL selection this week after suffering concussion
while playing for the South Adelaide reserves in the SANFL on Saturday at
and dislikes - round 14 AFL Record
new flag favourites Official Power
Port Adelaide’s continued run of excellent form has brought new expectations
after being made the bookies’ favourite for the AFL flag after round 14. The
Power sits four points clear at the top of the ladder and with that has come
strong premiership expectations throughout the nation.
to face tribunal Official Power
v Port Adelaide Match Preview Official AFL
identifies two challenges for Port Official Power
Port Adelaide faces another two big, immediate challenges as it seeks to
consolidate top position on the AFL ladder. Fresh from being the first of 13
interstate teams to win in Perth this season – by downing Fremantle by 84
points last Saturday night – the Power now plays Sydney at the SCG on Sunday
and the Kangaroos at Optus Oval the following Saturday.
Openers: Round 15 Official AFL
Sydney v Port Adelaide, SCG, Sunday, 1.10pm EST
Having conquered the “House of Pain”, the SCG should pose few problems for
the men from Alberton. Expect the Swans to run hard all afternoon but do they
possess the key position personnel to stretch Port? We think not.
passes test with honours Herald Sun
Saturday night at Subiaco Oval was always going to be a test – for both Port
Adelaide and Fremantle.
has Cornes under gun Herald Sun
Port Adelaide forward Chad Cornes will come under scrutiny for his provocative
gesture to the Subiaco crowd on Saturday night. The AFL will discuss Cornes'
gesture at a football operations meeting today.
Subiaco surrenders The Game
The Port Adelaide-Fremantle match at Subiaco Oval on Saturday night told us two
things. The Power is a team with a Rolls Royce motor and the improving Dockers
still have a long way to go.
rules top spot Advertiser
Port Adelaide is now the undisputed leader of the premiership race and the
biggest winner of Round 14 in which the strongest fortresses in AFL football
crashed from coast to coast.
emulate Port, says Connolly Advertiser
Fremantle coach Chris Connolly had a close look on Saturday night at the future
he wants for his club. Connolly, who this season has dragged the Dockers (6-8)
away from the foot of the AFL premiership table, believes Port Adelaide is the
takes his chance Advertiser
Something had to give. And it was Fremantle, defending a six-match winning
streak against interstate clubs at Subiaco Oval, which on Saturday night
surrendered to Port Adelaide, which had won six consecutive games across
South v Port: Ando's
plea for players Advertiser
matches for French Official AFL
Port Adelaide's Barnaby French has been suspended for two matches by the AFL
tribunal after being found guilty of striking Fremantle's Trent Croad at Subiaco
last Saturday night.
Also see Tribunal
flings French for two Sportal AFL
gets two matches Official AFL
Cornes issued 'please explain'
Radio station 5AA reports that Chad Cornes has been issued a 'please explain' by
the AFL over the gesture that he allegedly made towards a section of the
Fremantle crowd at Subiaco on Saturday night during the Fremantle v Port match.
will test young Swans Sydney Morning Herald
With the finals out of sight, the younger Sydney Swans have been called upon to
prove themselves against the best. Swans coach Paul Roos said yesterday he will
use the coming games against ladder leaders Port Adelaide and the Brisbane Lions
to gauge the potential of his young footballers.
in the SANFL Official Power
looks to break new ground Advertiser
Port Adelaide has climbed to the top of the AFL ladder but the Power remains
motivated to prove itself. And the next fortnight – when Port stays on the
road to play Sydney and the Kangaroos – was long ago identified by the Power
players as their most testing challenge in the second half of the season.
to leave SA Advertiser
Former Port Adelaide rookie Ben Hollands will not play for the Bloods next
season. Hollands will return to Albury-Wodonga with his family to accept a work
promotion at the end of this month.
move - or fold Advertiser
Woodville-West Torrens – a hybrid of two of the SANFL's oldest clubs – will
fold within five years if it does not shift its poker machines to Port Rd,
directors told members last week.
v Power Match Preview Sportal AFL
wary of Swans' new tactics Official Power
Port Adelaide champ Gavin Wanganeen will be expecting the unexpected from Sydney
at the SCG this Sunday after the Swans had a closed training session on
Wednesday. Wanganeen said the Power would have to be ready to combat some
different tactics as it goes about trying to win its eighth consecutive match
and first in Sydney for three years.
prepare for 'ultimate test' Official Sydney
Resilient Sydney defender Leo Barry resolved to "keep a tight
lip" after a rare but costly outburst as the Swans' young guns prepared to
face what coach Paul Roos today described as the "ultimate test".
fixes free kick count Official Power
Matthew Primus has added a new dimension to his game in 2002 by dramatically
reversing his tendency to give away free kicks. After being the worst culprit in
the AFL last year, Primus is now receiving more frees than he gives away.
gets $200k for Community Youth Program Official Power
The Power’s very successful Community Youth Program has received a significant
boost in funding and an additional focus, through the Alcohol Education and
Rehabilitation Foundation. The Foundation has injected $200,000 over the next
four years into the Community Youth Program, which is the Power’s own unique
youth education program.
blow costs French two games The Game
Port Adelaide's clear road to the AFL finals hit a pothole last night when
ruckman Barnaby French was suspended for two weeks by the AFL Tribunal.
queried over gesture Real Footy
The AFL has issued an official "please explain" letter to Port
Adelaide's Chad Cornes after the forward appeared to gesture angrily towards the
Fremantle crowd last Saturday night.
club - July 10th Real Footy
Port Adelaide - Tall defender Toby Thurstans seems certain to be considered
for his AFL debut this week in the wake of Barnaby French's two-match
suspension. Thurstans, 22 next month, has been close to being promoted for some
time because of consistent performances with SANFL club Sturt. Chad Cornes has
received a "please-explain" letter from the AFL for his gesture to the
crowd last week and faces a possible $5000 fine.
add trio to squad for Port clash Official Sydney
and Thurstans named in squad Official AFL
One of Port Adelaide's two untried defenders in Adam Morgan and Toby Thurstans
could be on the brink of his AFL debut after being named in the Power’s 25-man
squad to take on Sydney on Sunday at the SCG.
fourth is better than third Official AFL
Paul Gough looks at a possible scenario for the finals.
tightens to take flag Advertiser
Port Adelaide's blistering form has brought the Power into outright premiership
favouritism for the first time in its brief history.
Sydney threw out a veil of secrecy with a highly-unusual closed training session
yesterday as it prepares to tackle pacesetter Port Adelaide in Sydney on Sunday.
Fledgling coach Paul Roos nominated the red-hot Power as the youngSwans
"ultimate test" as he drew the curtain on the mystery game plan he
hopes will stop the league leader.
club - July 11th Real Footy
Port Adelaide - The challenges keep coming for Port, which is on a
club-record seven-match winning streak. Next up is trying to improve its poor
record against Sydney: two wins from seven games, including a 1-3 record at the
SCG. And the Power also lost to the Kangaroos there in 2000. Port has averaged
only 12 goals a match in its five appearances at the SCG, so Sunday's clash with
the Swans will be another timely test for the Power's scoring machine, which has
churned out an impressive 70.42 to 37.26 in its past three matches.
years on, Morgan gets his go Official Power
Adam Morgan will make his AFL debut on Sunday when the Power takes on Sydney at
the SCG, four years after being drafted.
congratulates SANFL on AAMI deal Official Power
stays proactive: Williams Official Power
Mark Williams says Port Adelaide will continue to be proactive as it confronts
its next challenge – trying to beat Sydney on the comparatively small confines
of the SCG on Sunday to extend its club-record winning streak to eight.
Park now AAMI Stadium Official AFL
Football Park, home of the South Australian National Football League (SANFL)
since 1974, has become AAMI Stadium under a multi-million dollar five-year
sponsorship deal announced on Friday.
Also see Welcome
to AAMI Stadium Official Power
Park's new name Sportal AFL
the fans' choice for Rd 14 Official Power
says youth will get a jolt of experience when Power come to town Sydney
The Sydney Swans' unofficial youth policy faces its most significant test over
the next two weeks as coach Paul Roos tries to balance the desire to give young
players more game time with the need to field competitive teams against
pacesetters Port Adelaide and Brisbane.
Stephen Paxman has switched from Central District to North Adelaide.
Also see Paxman
to play league at North Official Power
faces 'squeeze' Advertiser
Shaun Rehn once noted all AFL football grounds were the same – oval shaped,
grass in the middle and goal posts at each end. Not so the circular-shaped SCG,
where this weekend league leader Port Adelaide faces its hoodoo with a ground and
what's the verdict Wayne Advertiser
Rucci looks at the finals fiasco that Port or Brisbane could be facing.
flooding has subsided Real Footy
The top four scoring teams at present are Port Adelaide, Brisbane, Western
Bulldogs and Adelaide. It's no coincidence that all four play with a structured
forward set-up where at least three or four players remain in the attacking half
90 per cent of the time.
Team Lists & Predictions Real Footy
quarter the key against Power: Roos Yahoo AFL
Port Adelaide's dominant recent first quarter exploits looms as Sydney's biggest
challenge in their AFL clash on Sunday, Swans coach Paul Roos said.
passion behind Power Sydney Morning Herald
Coach Mark Williams has moulded Port Adelaide into a team that has the look of a
genuine flag contender.
day arrives Advertiser
Tall defender Adam Morgan last night won his personal race with fellow draftee
Toby Thurstans to graduate from the Alberton academy to play AFL football with
Match Previews Advertiser
test to see if Port is fit to rule Advertiser
Assistant coach Phil Walsh, who has designed the most productive attack in the
AFL, has had to adjust the Power's game plan to adapt to the shape of the SCG
and the anticipated dour tactics of the Swans.
plans to grovel for preliminary final Advertiser
The AFL is prepared to buy Port or Brisbane the chance to play a preliminary
final at their home grounds rather than the MCG this year. And if the Melbourne
Cricket Club, ground managers of the MCG, will not release the AFL from a
contractual commitment to play at least one of the two preliminary finals at the
MCG, the football league may play its own game of hard-ball over contracts.
lucky they're with AAMI Advertiser
After repeatedly rejecting calls to name any part of the home of South
Australian football after the game's legends, the SANFL yesterday sold the name
of Football Park to an insurance company.
tips Rd 15 The Game
dedicates win to lost friend Official AFL
Jared Poulton handed Port Adelaide a pulsating two-point victory over the Sydney
Swans just three days after he buried a long-time friend who died in a car
accident last weekend.
narrow loss for Sydney Official AFL
Openers: round 16 Official AFL
run to the finals Official AFL
A table showing every teams run home.
saves the day for Port Real Footy
A goal after the siren from Jared Poulton secured a thrilling two point win
for Port Adelaide over Sydney at the SCG today. Poulton made his set shot from
50m directly in front of goal with his side trailing by four points to hand the
Power victory 14.10 (94) to 13.14 (92).
pinches points Sportal AFL
A goal to Jared Poulton after the siren has
given Port Adelaide a two-point win over Sydney at the SCG. The match was a
see-sawing battle all day, with the lead changing hands several times, but after
pulling 15 points ahead with just over five minutes remaining, the Power looked
to have done enough.
sink Swans with last-gasp goal ABC
Port Adelaide's Jared Poulton has kicked a goal after the siren to give his side
a thrilling two-point victory over the Sydney Swans in the AFL match played at
the SCG. The competition leaders came from 13 points down at half-time to run
out 14.10 (94) winners over the Swans 13.14 (92).
clinch win after siren Official AFL
A heart-stopping Jared Poulton goal after the siren ensured a thrilling 13.14
(94) to 14.10 (92) victory for Port Adelaide over the Sydney Swans at the Sydney
Cricket Ground which he dedicated to a childhood friend who died last weekend.
Port's powerhouse Real Footy
Port Adelaide and Josh Francou began in the AFL together, and six years later
they remain inseparable. Francou was the first Port player to reach 50 games,
has played more games for the club than anyone and all but seven of its games in
wary of torrid opening Sunday Mail
Ladder-leading Port Adelaide is primed for a ferocious opening from Sydney, with
new coach Paul Roos putting the Swans on notice that the first quarter at the
SCG today is pivotal to their chances of winning.
worries for Kingsley Official Power
Adam Kingsley left the ground seemingly with an injury with just a minute to go
in Sunday’s heart-stopping win over Sydney at the SCG. His replacement? Jared
Poulton, who came on to kick the winning goal after the siren. And there’s
more good news – Kingsley is fine to play this week against the Kangaroos at
v Port Match Preview Official AFL
Burger answers charge Tuesday Official Power
makes a Power ton Official Power
Port Adelaide captain Matthew Primus will play his 100th AFL premiership season
match for the Power on Saturday against the Kangaroos at Optus Oval.
fined $3000 for gesture Official AFL
Port Adelaide forward Chad Cornes has been fined $3000 by the AFL for an
insulting gesture to the crowd during the round 14 match against Fremantle at
Also see Cornes
fined for gesture Sportal AFL
of power, says Williams Advertiser
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams last night questioned whether his "tired
and jaded" AFL leaders would have the strength to finally break their
hoodoo with the Kangaroos at Optus Oval on Saturday.
Also see Williams:
Back the Kangas Herald Sun
smash 'n' grab finish Herald Sun
Sydney coach Paul Roos thought he had the game in the bag after Barry Hall
drilled a running shot from 40m to put the Swans in front with 27 seconds left
on the clock.
I kicked goal for my mate Herald Sun
Jared Poulton's winning goal after the siren at the SCG yesterday was dedicated
to a close friend lost in a car accident eight days earlier.
hearts as Swans lose on last kick SMH
moment in the sun ends a bleak week SMH
never-give-in win Advertiser
Port Adelaide answered a critical question yesterday. It can win the tough ones,
the games in which its opponent does everything to deny the Power the chance to
play its own game.
goal in memory of a mate Advertiser
For Port Adelaide, it was the final seconds goal which secured a sweet victory
against Sydney but for goal kicker Jared Poulton it meant much, much more.
can't drop our heads, says Tigers boss Advertiser
Glenelg coach Brenton Honor has challenged his side to find the self-belief to
translate competitive efforts into victories after falling to Port Adelaide by
18 points at Alberton Oval on Saturday.
big day Real Footy
It was the ultimate Boy's Own ending. Player takes mark and has monster kick
after the siren to win the game. However for Port Adelaide's Jared Poulton, who
stole the game from Sydney's clutches by kicking the winning goal yesterday,
there was more to the story.
find disastrous new way to lose Real Footy
In a season in which Sydney never stops finding new and exciting ways to lose,
the Swans suffered perhaps the most painful blow of all at the SCG yesterday.
gets one match for charging Official AFL
Port Adelaide forward Shaun Burgoyne has been suspended for one match by the AFL
tribunal after being found guilty of charging.
not favourites: Pagan Official Kangaroos
finds form without sleeves Official Power
Jared Poulton was the last player chosen for the Power’s 40-man squad in 2002
after what he calls a “disappointing” 2001 season. But improved fitness, a
better kick, and a change of luck by discarding the trademark long-sleeved
guernsey, has hopefully sent his career rocketing towards its first AFL final,
with a pretty special highlight along the way.
night for AFL tribunal Official Power
starts mind games early Yahoo AFL
Just moments after his side's heart-stopping win over Sydney, Port Adelaide
coach Mark Williams started the mind games ahead of the Power's next AFL
Chad cops fine Herald Sun
Saturday beckons AFL Record
clash where no team wants to be favourite Advertiser
Will the true favourite for Saturday's game between Port Adelaide and the
Kangaroos at Optus Oval please step forward? It is the tag no-one wants as both
clubs stress their case as the underdog.
fined $3000 for insulting gesture Real Footy
Port Adelaide forward Chad Cornes was fined $3,000 by the AFL yesterday for
making an insulting gesture to the crowd during the July 6 match at Subiaco.
fine for Cornes' 'vulgar' gesture Advertiser
Port Adelaide forward Chad Cornes has lost $3000 – at least one match
payment – for making a gesture he still does not understand to the crowd at
Subiaco Oval a fortnight ago. Port rookie Shaun Burgoyne will front the tribunal
tonight to answer a report of allegedly charging Sydney forward Stephen Doyle on
Sunday and Swans forward Barry Hall must answer a serious face gouging
allegation. The charge against Hall is that he made unnecessary and unreasonable
contact to the face of Port captain Matthew Primus.
club - July 16th Real Footy
untroubled by Optus home game Official AFL
The Kangaroos are confident they have done everything possible to maximise the
crowd at their fifth ‘home’ venue - Optus Oval - this Saturday.
a great test for Port: Hardwick Official Power
The Kangaroos always match-up well against Port Adelaide so the teams’
positions on the AFL ladder – Port on top (12-3) and the Roos ninth (8-7) –
are irrelevant, according to experienced Power defender Damien Hardwick.
spearhead suspended Sydney Morning Herald
The Sydney Swans' season continued to plumb new depths last night when star
recruit Barry Hall was suspended for five matches after being found guilty of
clawing the face of Port Adelaide ruckman Matthew Primus during Sunday's
heartbreaking loss at the SCG.
for a Power nap against Roos Herald Sun
Power strong as ever Herald Sun
Port Adelaide appears jaded physically, but mentally the determination to finish
off its best AFL season - and remove the scars from last year - is as strong as
scoffs at Port ruse Herald Sun
boy Barry out for five Herald Sun
shock for Primus Herald Sun
AFL footballers are the latest victims of rogue internet
operators, with fake nude pictures posted on a gay AFL fan website. The website
displays semi-naked photos of a player it claims to be Port Adelaide captain
Matthew Primus, plus a full frontal nude shot that the footballer said was not
Burgoyne suspended Real Footy
club - July 17th Real Footy
a credit to old Fitzroy AFL Record
amazing recovery Official Kangaroos
Kangaroos defender Leigh Colbert, so often criticised for his vulnerability to
injuries, has made a miracle recovery from a shoulder injury ahead of
Saturday’s big game against Port Adelaide at Optus Oval.
switch youngsters Official Power
Young guns Brent Guerra and Michael Stevens have been recalled to the Power side
for Saturday’s clash with the Kangaroos at Optus Oval.
v Port Match Preview Sportal AFL
club - July 18th Real Footy
faces mental test: Bailey Official Power
Port Adelaide players’ mental strength will be tested against the Kangaroos at
Optus Oval on Saturday, according to Power assistant coach (defence) Dean Bailey.
praise for Optus Official AFL
Optus Oval might be currently on the nose with AFL fans but not with
Kangaroos’ coach Denis Pagan as his side prepares to play its one and only
“home” game at Optus, against Port Adelaide on Saturday.
have lots to Crow about Herald Sun
16 Tips The Game
brave stand Herald Sun
Kangaroos miracle man Leigh Colbert will go into battle against Port Adelaide
tomorrow knowing one heavy clash could dislocate his right shoulder again.
turn unloved oval into Princes Park for a day Real Footy
stunning recovery Real Footy
Kangaroos centre half-back Leigh Colbert, whose season was feared finished at
the start of the week, completed a Lazarus-like comeback last night when he was
cleared to play against league leader Port Adelaide at Optus Oval tomorrow.
16 Teams and Predictions Real Footy
downed by Roos Official Power
Port Adelaide has dropped its fourth match of the year, a 29-point loss to the
Kangaroos at Optus Oval.
a minor hiccup: Williams Official AFL
Port Adelaide might have lost its first game for more than two months –
against the Kangaroos at Optus Oval – but coach Mark Williams is hoping the
29-point loss will only be a minor pothole in the road as Port looks towards
power home Official AFL
The Kangaroos have overcome the loss of their best player this season – Brent
Harvey – to not only end the eight match winning streak of AFL leaders Port
Adelaide but maintain their incredible unbeaten record against the Power.
have no issues with Optus Oval, says Pagan Real Footy
Unlike the vast majority of AFL clubs press-ganged into playing at Optus Oval,
Kangaroos coach Denis Pagan has no complaints.
Roos turn on power Sunday Herald Sun
Underdogs with bookmakers, the Kangaroos had the psychological advantage over
Port Adelaide, having won every one of their eight previous encounters.
for Roo star Sunday Herald Sun
Hardwick in doubt Official AFL
Port Adelaide stars Gavin Wanganeen and Damien Hardwick are in doubt for
Saturday night’s match against Melbourne at AAMI Stadium.
inflict pain on Power Sunday Mail
Adelaide's record-breaking run of eight consecutive wins yesterday slammed into
a brick wall.
the spirit of the side Real Footy
stays powerless against the rampant Roos Real Footy
The talk before yesterday's Kangaroos v Port Adelaide match was all about who
didn't want to win it. Power coach Mark Williams graciously awarded favouritism
to the Roos, before Denis Pagan very generously handed it back.
gets tough work out Official Power
Port Adelaide was put through a tough training session at Alberton Oval on
Monday in preparation for its clash with Melbourne on Saturday night at AAMI
players in the SANFL Official Power
and Vodafone to work for science centre Official Power
Openers: round 17 Official AFL
switched on: Kingsley Official Power
Port Adelaide players have retained their confidence and positive attitude in
the wake of their club-record winning streak ending at eight with the loss to
run home Official AFL
Here is the run home now for the 11 teams still in finals contention and a look
at how the ladder might shape up after round 22 following this weekend’s
Roos get the job done Herald Sun
Harvey set to miss two matches Real Footy
The Kangaroos' Brownlow Medal favourite Brent Harvey will miss at least two
matches, after injuring his shoulder during his team's sensational 29-point win
over Port Adelaide on Saturday.
v Melbourne Match Preview Official AFL
not scared of Roos: Kingsley Advertiser
Port Adelaide does not fear the possibility of
confronting its nemesis the Kangaroos in the finals. Defender Adam Kingsley said
the club's poor record against Denis Pagan's side – extended to nine losses at
Optus Oval on Saturday – would not matter in September.
for man, the Kangaroos take some beating Real Footy
The courageous Kangaroos leapt into the eight with their gutsy win over league
leader Port Adelaide on Saturday.
club - July 23rd Real Footy
raring to go: Dew Official Power
Retaining top position … not losing to the same team twice in the one season
… not losing two successive matches again this season.
member resigns Official Power
George Fiacchi has resigned as a Director of the Port Adelaide Football Club.
Fiacchi cited personal reasons for his decision, including that there was a
conflict of interest.
with Michael Stevens tonight 7.00pm
See the transcript of the chat here
news on Hardwick Official Power
Power defender Damien Hardwick will miss up to three matches after it was
revealed this morning he had slightly damaged his right knee.
Also see Hardwick
knee setback Official AFL
v Melbourne Match Preview Sportal AFL
trade punt backfires badly Real Footy
Three years ago, the Western Bulldogs were involved in a three-way deal to get
Port Adelaide's Nathan Eagleton and it's fair to say this punt backfired.
club - July 24th Real Footy
burning questions AFL Record
named to battle Demons Official Power
Only Friday’s 40-minute training session stands between Gavin Wanganeen taking
his place in the Power line-up on Saturday night for the clash with Melbourne.
danger man a Neitz trick Advertiser
David Neitz is the player Port Adelaide must stop if it
is to beat Melbourne at AAMI Stadium on Saturday night. The Coleman Medal
favourite, who with 49 goals heads the AFL goalkicking list with Geelong's Kent
Kingsley, is the barometer by which the Demons' form can be measured this
injury may sideline Hardwick for three weeks Real Footy
The loss of Port Adelaide defender Damien Hardwick for up to three weeks with a
knee injury would leave a big hole in the team's defence, teammate Stuart Dew
club - July 25th Real Footy
more up Port's sleeve Advertiser
making of Brett Montgomery AFL Record
suffers a fractured foot Official Power
Port Adelaide midfielder Jarrad Schofield has a fractured foot and will miss
four to six matches. Schofield was hurt at training at AAMI Stadium on Friday
and X-rays later confirmed the fracture.
gets all clear Official Power
Gavin Wanganeen will play his 100th AFL match with the Port Adelaide Football
Club on Saturday night after getting through Friday’s training session at AAMI
battle of Bowen Official Power
Five years since making his AFL debut, Bowen Lockwood continues to battle the
physical elements that have had a debilitating effect on his career over the
past four seasons. Lockwood will not play in the SANFL this weekend. After
recently spending a month in Melbourne searching for medical answers, Bowen will
undergo further testing over the next few weeks as he continues to fight to end
his chronic injury troubles.
must improve: Williams Official Power
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams has challenged his players to lift their
performances in the next six matches before the finals.
on a mission Advertiser
Port Adelaide's highly-rated midfield is out to make a
statement against Melbourne at AAMI Stadium tomorrow night. Embarrassed with
their poor showing in the loss to the Kangaroos last week, the Power on-ballers
have vowed to hit back hard to confirm their status as one of the premier
midfield brigades in the competition.
earns recall The Game
Australian Steven Armstrong has won back his spot in the Melbourne side for
tomorrow night's important clash against league leader Port Adelaide at Football
selection news Advertiser
17 teams & predictions Real Footy
17 tips The Game
survives Demons scare news.com.au
Port Adelaide captain Matthew Primus deservedly kicked the winning goal as his
side narrowly withstood a huge comeback by Melbourne to win at AAMI Stadium.
wins thriller Sportal AFL
Port Adelaide has returned to the winners’ list with a thrilling four-point
win over Melbourne at Football Park.
foils Demons charge Official AFL
Port Adelaide hung on to record a tense four-point victory over a tenacious
Melbourne side at AAMI Stadium on Saturday night.
more time for hiccups Advertiser
Mark Williams is taking little notice of last week's loss to the Kangaroos.
"We were very disappointed with the result but it was difficult to analyse
that game because it was our third (consecutive) game on the road and there were
a few other factors which went against us," the Port Adelaide coach claimed.
on verge of retiring Advertiser
Lockwood's Port Adelaide, and possibly his AFL, career
appears over. The player once touted as at least the equal of the Power's
All-Australian centre half-forward Warren Tredrea has again been struck down by
back problems. And this time they could be career-ending.
injury blow for Port Real Footy
Port Adelaide yesterday received a severe setback in its run to the AFL finals
when star midfielder Jarrad Schofield fractured a foot. He will miss the next
four to six matches.
won't pull plug on Carey Real Footy
Port Adelaide could still consider approaching Wayne Carey for next season,
despite the club's football operations manager, Rob Snowdon, saying this week
that the former Roo was "not on our agenda whatsoever".
headache looming Official AFL
The AFL’s worst nightmare – its finals series being compromised by its
agreement with the Melbourne Cricket Club – is about to become a reality with
Brisbane and Port Adelaide now virtually certain to finish in the top two
positions at the end of the home and away season.
to miss at least two Official Power
Port Adelaide defender Adam Kingsley will miss the next two or three matches
with a strained hamstring.
survives surge Sunday Herald Sun
Port Adelaide has returned to the winners' list in its first game at home for a
month - but lost top spot on the AFL ladder to Brisbane.
holds off Dees Sunday Mail
win may prove costly Real Footy
Port Adelaide has surrendered top spot on the AFL ladder despite being willed
across the line last night by captain Matthew Primus.
falter in a thriller Real Footy
Port Adelaide snatched a four-point win from Melbourne in a desperate finish to
a magnificent battle in drizzling rain and difficult, slippery conditions at
AAMI Stadium in Adelaide last night.
wearing away at Port AFL Record
Until last week the only column that has grown rapidly for Port Adelaide in 2002
has been the ‘win’ list — 13 victories from 17 starts sees it second on
the ladder with a break of two games and 21.1 per cent over third-placed
Collingwood. Of concern to coach Mark Williams would be the sudden expansion of
the list that makes or breaks many teams’ campaigns — the injury column.
standing firm on MCG finals Official AFL
Openers: round 18 Official AFL
v St Kilda Match Preview Official Power
wary of Saints Official Power
Matthew Primus says Port Adelaide expects to win every match it plays but he
warns Power fans against expecting “big victories” against St Kilda (14th)
and Carlton (16th) in the next two weeks.
ahead for Gavin and Che Official Power
Power injury update
considering Brett Ebert Official Power
Port Adelaide used the AFL’s father-son rule for the first time on Monday,
when exciting youngster Brett Ebert joined Power training at Alberton Oval.
pays tribute to Power Yahoo AFL
Port Adelaide AFL coach Mark Williams paid tribute to his players' character
after the Power survived a swag of injuries and a massive scare from Melbourne
to win by four points at AAMI Stadium last night.
Port clear at top of ladder Yahoo AFL
Brisbane and Port Adelaide sit two games clear atop the AFL ladder after round
17 - but that's where the clarity ends. The Lions and Power are clearly the best
two sides - and set for an epic round 22 showdown at AAMI Stadium to decide the
minor premiership - but predicting their major contenders for a grand final
berth is fraught with danger.
lauds Port's passion Advertiser
Mark Williams hailed Saturday night's win against Melbourne at AAMI Stadium as
one of Port Adelaide's finest, despite the Power letting a 43-point lead slip
from its grasp.
fortnight ahead Advertiser
Port Adelaide needs to make the most of the next two weeks to reclaim pole
position in its race with Brisbane for the minor premiership – and the
guarantee of hosting a preliminary final at AAMI Stadium.
Primus proves his worth Advertiser
Matthew Primus is the heart and soul of the Port Adelaide
Football Club. Time and again when leadership is needed and the game is on the
line he is the Power player who stands tall.
gets two for striking Official AFL
Key Melbourne defender Craig Ellis has received his fifth suspension for
striking in five seasons, and will miss two matches after being found guilty of
striking Port Adelaide’s Barnaby French.
Ebert's boy eyes a spot on Power's list Advertiser
Four-time Magarey Medallist Russell Ebert claims watching
his son Brett play football is "worse than going out and playing
myself". He had better get used to it. Eighteen-year-old Brett yesterday
trained in front of his legendary father at Port Adelaide for the first time,
taking a major step in being the first player taken by a South Australian AFL
club under the father-son rule.
fight even hotter Real Footy
Most AFL seasons, there's a logjam of teams clambering over each other for the
last couple of spots in the final eight. There's a bank-up of contenders again
this year, too, the difference now being that there's three races going on, not
just one. The main event on the card is the battle for top spot, now effectively
a race in two between Brisbane and Port Adelaide, both at least two games ahead
of the rest of the competition.
club Real Footy
looks the goods Official Power
Creative Power forward Che Cockatoo-Collins sent a clear message to the coaching
staff at training at AAMI Stadium on Wednesday – he is ready to take on St
Kilda on Saturday night.
up for Tredrea Official Power
Warren Tredrea plays his 100th AFL match for Port Adelaide this week, still
remembering – and thankful for – the confidence and self-belief he gained
from THAT match against Carlton at Optus Oval in round seven of 1998.
for top spot to inspire Power against Saints Herald Sun
The tight race for top spot and an inequity in the AFL finals system will
inspire Port Adelaide to chase a percentage boost in Saturday night's AAMI
Stadium clash with St Kilda.
elevates rookie Crabb Official Power
Port Adelaide made 22-year-old midfielder Jaxon Crabb available for AFL
selection today by promoting him from its rookie list for the rest of the 2002
season. The former West Coast Eagles player takes the spot of defender Michael
Wilson, who is on the long-term injured list.
v Saints Match Preview Sportal AFL
poised to pick up son of a legend Real Footy
Brett Ebert, son of Port Adelaide legend Russell Ebert, could be picked up by
the Power this year under the AFL's father-son rule.
club - 31st July Real Footy