makes comeback Official Power
Power vice-captain Stephen Paxman is back. On Friday it will be 11 months
exactly since the number-one Power full-back was cursed with football’s most
dreaded injury – a ruptured ACL – but on Saturday night at AAMI Stadium he
will put it all behind him when he takes to the field for the Power against St
the driving force AFL Record
All indicators suggest Warren Tredrea is bound for greatness.
biggest challenge almost over Official
Power calls on Panther dynamo Advertiser
He is tiny but tough, a natural ball-getter – and Port Adelaide on-baller
Jaxon Crabb has a second shot at playing at the elite level after being elevated
from the Power's rookie list yesterday.
club - 1st August Real Footy
answer on Wanganeen Official Power
Gavin Wanganeen’s availability for Saturday night’s clash with St Kilda
remains unclear after the champ didn’t take part in Port Adelaide training on
Friday at AAMI Stadium.
ready to go Official Power
Port Adelaide defender Stephen Paxman says he feels “100 per cent mentally”
for his long-awaited comeback, against St Kilda at AAMI Stadium on Saturday
ready for Tredrea v Riewoldt AFL Record
v Riewoldt Advertiser
man of defence back Advertiser
Veteran Port Adelaide defender Stephen Paxman's dream of playing in a winning
AFL finals team is alive again after the Power last night named its vice-captain
for his first AFL game since September 2.
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18 Teams & Predictions Real Footy
down Saints Sportal AFL
Port Adelaide has kept its minor premiership hopes alive with a workmanlike
42-point win over St Kilda at Football Park.
holds Saints at bay Official AFL
Port Adelaide has stayed in the hunt for the minor premiership with a 42-point
victory over St Kilda at AAMI Stadium on Saturday night.
bet on Wanganeen Advertiser
Former Port Adelaide captain Gavin Wanganeen is unlikely
to play against St Kilda at AAMI Stadium tonight. His 100th AFL game with the
Power is to be delayed, for the second consecutive week, by an ankle injury. The
guessing game is over his replacement – either recently promoted rookie Jaxon
Crabb or, more likely, two-game wingman Domenic Cassisi will be recalled.
hope it' a reward, says Paxman Advertiser
search for zip to zap Saints Advertiser
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finals race is down to four Official AFL
stunning switch Official Power
Shaun Burgoyne, a five-goal hero in his sixth AFL match, became a seemingly
unlikely defensive star in his 10th game to reinforce Port Adelaide’s
versatility in the run to the finals.
Thomas laud Primus Official Power
Rival coaches Mark Williams and Grant Thomas hailed Port Adelaide captain
Matthew Primus as the AFL’s No. 1 ruckman after his best-afield performance
against St Kilda at AAMI Stadium on Saturday night.
duo fires as Port beats Saints Yahoo AFL
Port Adelaide's centre square combination of ruckman Matthew Primus and on-baller
Josh Francou fired their team to a 16.9 (105) to 9.9 (63) AFL victory over St
Kilda at AAMI Stadium.
blows Spider and cobwebs away Sunday Mail
Port Adelaide skipper Matthew Primus has lifted his side to its 14th win of the
season, seeing off another quality ruckman as the Power smashed the young Saints
by 42 points at AAMI Stadium last night.
Also see Port
in prime form Herald Sun
end Magpies' final roll of the dice Sunday Mail
Woodville-West Torrens has confirmed its place in this year's finals and
condemned Port Adelaide to miss its first finals series since 1985 following a
hard-fought eight-point victory at Alberton Oval yesterday.
slams valiant Saints Real Footy
St Kilda started strongly but was eventually overrun and outclassed by a
below-strength Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium last night.
v Port Adelaide Match Preview Official AFL
Openers: Rd 19 Official AFL
workload to pay off: Francou Official Power
In-form Port Adelaide onballer Josh Francou, one of the AFL’s fittest players,
admits to feeling “a bit fatigued” because of the Power’s heavy training
program in the build-up to the finals.
in doubt again Official Power
Port Adelaide champ Gavin Wanganeen is in doubt for the weekend’s clash with
forwards on striking charges Official AFL
Reigning premiers Brisbane faces the prospect of losing its two key forwards for
a significant part of the run-in to the finals after both Alastair Lynch and
Jonathan Brown were cited on video charges by the AFL on Monday.
And just to add to what is certain
to be a drama packed night at the AFL tribunal, Port’s champion midfielder
Nick Stevens will face a charge of striking St Kilda’s Nick Riewoldt while his
young teammate Michael Stevens will also face a striking charge as will
Essendon’s Chris Heffernan.
Also see Both
Stevens reported Official Power
in front to snare Pavlich Advertiser
Port Adelaide leading the race for Fremantle vice-captain Matthew Pavlich's
force Williams into juggling act Advertiser
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams wants – with just
four home-and-away games to play – to be finding the best 22 for next month's
AFL finals. But the Power's injury list – which has ripped out Port's
mid-size, running defenders Adam Kingsley (hamstring), Damien Hardwick (knee)
and Gavin Wanganeen (ankle) – is hindering Williams' planning.
have to salvage something from the wreck Advertiser
Port Adelaide is using a word that
has not been spoken at Alberton since the mid 1980s – rebuilding. With an
eight-point loss to Woodville-West Torrens on Saturday, after leading for much
of the contest, the Magpies fell two wins and percentage behind fifth-placed
Power does job Herald Sun
No Damian Hardwick, no Adam Kingsley, no Jarrad Schofield, no Gavin Wanganeen
and no Roger James. No problem. Despite missing 30 per
cent of its best 18, the Port Adelaide juggernaut rolls on
happy just to win Real Footy
Given their lowly positions on the AFL ladder, St Kilda (14th) and Carlton
(16th) were touted as virtually percentage-boosting free hits for Port Adelaide
in its bid to wrest top spot from Brisbane. Port coach Mark Williams was having
none of it, of course, and, with an injury-depleted team, was relieved to take a
seven-goal win against the Saints in a scrappy struggle at AAMI Stadium on
duo suspended for two matches Official AFL
Port Adelaide has received a double setback from the AFL tribunal, after key
midfielder Nick Stevens was given a two-match suspension for striking St
Kilda’s Nick Riewoldt, and Michael Stevens was dealt the same penalty for
striking Stewart Loewe.
doubts Power has the power Herald Sun
Port Adelaide lacks the physical presence to trouble Brisbane if the two
powerhouse teams were to play off in the Grand Final, St Kilda coach Grant
Thomas said yesterday. Thomas also said it was looking likely that Port would
play off against Brisbane.
eases training in a bid to power into finals Advertiser
Port Adelaide's mid-winter training slog is over. After seven weeks of flogging
the players on the track, the Power has taken the foot off the throttle in order
to freshen its men up for the finals series.
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takes it easy Herald Sun
and Stevens on striking charges Advertiser
Injury-hit Port Adelaide's player list could be further depleted this week with
midfielders Nick Stevens and Michael Stevens to face the AFL tribunal tonight on
on for the hottest tickets in town Advertiser
Tickets to Showdown XII – the Power-Crows derby which will shape the top four
on the AFL ladder – go on sale today. The derby, at AAMI Stadium on Sunday
week, is a Port Adelaide home game which assures entry to all Power season
ticketholders and SANFL Category 1 and 3 members.
put on finals pressure at Port Real Footy
Port Adelaide's large group of injured senior players are not all assured of
spots in the club's AFL finals campaign, given the form of their replacements,
midfielder Josh Francou said yesterday.
left in fight for four finals spots Real Footy
club Real Footy
duo sign on at Port Adelaide Official Power
Gun midfielders Josh Carr and Peter Burgoyne have committed themselves to the
Port Adelaide Football Club well beyond 2002. The club announced on Wednesday
that both had recently re-signed with the Power.
Power cops suspensions Official Power
Port Adelaide will not appeal the two suspensions handed down to Nick and
Michael Stevens on Tuesday night, but admitted to being ‘frustrated’ by the
pre-season is back Official AFL
The AFL has scrapped its round-robin format for the pre-season competition and
will revert back to the knock-out format used in both the night and summer
versions of the competition between 1977 and 1999.
rocks Power Advertiser
Port Adelaide midfielder Nick Stevens last night left the AFL tribunal bemused
by its inconsistency after being suspended for two matches for a striking report
similar to the one the judiciary dismissed against Hawthorn captain Shane
Crawford a fortnight ago.
Also see Lions,
Bombers, Port all hit hard at tribunal ABC
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club Real Footy
bloods another youngster Official Power
Allan Murray will make his AFL debut on Saturday against Carlton at Optus Oval.
appeals for consistency Advertiser
Port Adelaide chief executive Brian Cunningham has challenged the consistency of
the AFL tribunal process.
feels player pinch Advertiser
Port Adelaide's push for the AFL minor premiership is threatened by its greatest
test of manpower since the 2000 season.
club Real Footy
forced into early retirement Herald Sun
Port Adelaide's Bowen Lockwood today retired from the AFL after failing to
overcome chronic back injuries that have troubled him for the past four years.
sucuumbs to injury Sportal AFL
blasts AFL over ground access Herald Sun
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams today blasted the AFL on two fronts - the lack
of opportunities for interstate clubs to train at Melbourne's AFL venues and the
inconsistencies of the tribunal.
slams ground access Official AFL
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams is annoyed his club is not allowed to train at
Melbourne’s major football grounds – the MCG, Colonial Stadium and Optus
bulge outs Lockwood at 24 Official AFL
Port Adelaide forward Bowen Lockwood has been forced into a premature retirement
from football because of a chronic back problem.
gives sad farewell Official Power
Bowen Lockwood has given away his AFL dream, finally succumbing to the back
problems that have plagued his last four years of football and life.
champion in our midst Official Power
One of English soccer’s greats was at Alberton on Wednesday, much to the
delight of coach Mark Williams and his players.
forced to dig deep Advertiser
Depleted Port Adelaide gave up its ruse of naming injured
Brownlow Medallist Gavin Wanganeen and last night dug into its reserves to hand
Allan Murray his first AFL duty against an even more depleted Carlton at Optus
walk in the park Advertiser
Second versus 16th. On paper the task looks easy for Port
Adelaide. But injuries, suspensions and Carlton's fierce determination to atone
for last week's record-breaking defeat to arch-rival Collingwood make tomorrow's
clash at Optus Oval anything but a walk in the park.
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19 Teams & Previews Real Footy
for Rd 19 The Game
gets shock from Blues Real Footy
In a match relegated to the undercard by the real
backroom battles at Carlton, the Blues almost caused
one of the biggest boilovers of the AFL season against
Port Adelaide today.
gets fright but also gets points Yahoo AFL
Port Adelaide survived a fright to keep its AFL minor
premiership ambitions on track with a nine-point win
over Carlton at Optus Oval.
scare Power Sportal AFL
pushed hard by Blue spooners Official AFL
Port Adelaide survived a mighty scare in their round
19 clash with Carlton at Optus Oval, prevailing by
just nine points in fine but blustery conditions.
win for James Official Power
Port Adelaide midfielder Roger James played one of the
best games of his career at the end of an emotional
week following the death of his grandfather as the
Power survived a scare from lowly Carlton at Optus
Blues push Port Official AFL
Carlton has officially claimed the first wooden in its
history despite giving second-placed Port Adelaide a
mighty scare in their round 19 clash at Optus Oval.
league, two rules Advertiser
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams yesterday launched a
barrage at the inconsistencies of the AFL – saying
its tribunal looked after "golden boys" and
its ground managers had a bias toward Victorian clubs.
if everything went right for Catlton Advertiser
Port Adelaide is looking over its shoulder. Once the
hunter chasing any scalp to prove its worth in the AFL, the Power today feels
hunted by a bottom-ranked and confidence-bereft Carlton at Optus Oval. In a
revealing insight to his coaching, Mark Williams yesterday said he always asks
this question before a game: "What if everything went right for the
ruckman with huge heart Herald Sun
Matthew Primus had been voted the best captain by the Herald Sun.
golden boys anger Choco Herald Sun
Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams has hit out at the AFL Tribunal, suggesting it
treats its "golden boys" differently from other players.
stays in Melbourne Herald Sun
Power keeps chase for top alive Sunday Mail
An undermanned and visibly tired Port Adelaide yesterday overcame a spirited
Carlton to win its fifth close game of the season and consolidate its top-two
wooden-spooners dish it up to Power Real Footy
On a day when a proud club officially claimed its first wooden
spoon, you wouldn't think there would be too much to be happy
about at Carlton. But a gallant comeback, a vintage performance
from a veteran and spirited efforts from some kids had the loyal
supporters, who dared to show at Optus Oval yesterday, cheering.
can build on this, says Brittain Real Footy
Carlton coach Wayne Brittain hailed the Blues' spirited effort
yesterday in its nine-point loss to Port Adelaide as a
performance to grow from.
get the wobbles Real Footy
It's not often a team walks from the ground with a furrowed brow
having won a hard-fought battle and, at that very moment,
sitting atop the AFL ladder. But Port Adelaide looks to be
getting the staggers just three weeks from September.