boost as recovering Port players queue for selection Advertiser
Port Adelaide's midfield stocks for the high-stakes Showdown XII were boosted
with Roger James not cited last night after video review of his third-quarter
clash with Carlton defender Bret Thornton.
rated a good chance Advertiser
Adelaide captain Mark Ricciuto might renew acquaintances
with bitter rival Josh Carr in Showdown XII after all.
Thought to be virtually no chance of playing in Sunday's
AAMI Stadium blockbuster because of a hamstring injury sustained against
Essendon at the weekend, Ricciuto's hopes were yesterday described as
brawl spices up Adelaide showdown Real Footy
Henley Beach's Ramsgate Hotel is getting some more free publicity this
week in the build-up to the 12th meeting of Adelaide and Port Adelaide at AAMI
Stadium, on Sunday. Adelaide defender Nigel Smart got in early on radio last
Sunday when he reportedly said, mischievously: "We just want to get into
them and bash them."
club Real Footy
set to regain key players Official Power
starts favourite Official Power
seats in the house Official AFL
Power reports Official Power
beats all else, Paxman, Tredrea Official Power
Retaining confidence and that winning feeling in the run to the finals is more
important than local rivalry issues in Sunday’s Showdown 12 at AAMI Stadium.
Adelaide v Adelaide Match Preview Official AFL
prepared for stern pre-finals test Official AFL
Port Adelaide, well aware of the pressure it will be under to perform in
September after last year’s disastrous finals series, is about to have its
2002 premiership aspirations put to the sternest of tests.
on Ricciuto, Goodwin Official Adelaide
Decisions on whether Adelaide midfielders Mark Ricciuto and Simon Goodwin are
fit enough to play against Port Adelaide in Sunday’s Showdown 12 at AAMI
Stadium may well be left until as late as Saturday morning.
best honours inspiration Advertiser
Port Adelaide players wore armbands against Carlton in honour of Roger James'
grandfather, Claude Greening, who died last week, aged 83.
men face bigger test Advertiser
A trait of a good side is that it wins when things go
against it and it is not playing well. They stood up and kept at it and kept at
it. Port Adelaide is a good side.
reluctant favourite Advertiser
Port Adelaide is the reluctant favourite for Sunday's cut-throat Showdown XII
– a derby to be shaped by injuries and potential hearings at the AFL tribunal.
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