Port Adelaide did what they had to do against the Brisbane Lions at Adelaide Oval on Saturday, winning by 40 points in a match lacking atmosphere.
The way Port have been going, coach Ken Hinkley would have just been happy to bank the four points, and there is no doubt that Brisbane is evolving from being an awful team to one with hope. Let’s not forget they thrashed the Dockers the previous week.
A nice touch was Travis Boak handing over the captaincy for the day to young cancer sufferer Jake Davies as part of his commitment to The Childhood Cancer Association. It’s more than a game.
The Power were on a hiding to nothing.
The official AFL hashtag was #AFLPowerLions.
Energy was lucking on and off the field, and Crows supporters who had nothing to do because of the bye, came out of the woodwork on social media to bag their cross-town rival
and the smallish crowd.
“A nice touch was Travis Boak handing over the captaincy for the day to young cancer sufferer Jake Davies as part of his commitment to The Childhood Cancer Association. It’s more than a game.”
Oh no, not Dermott and Mark again!
Brisbane obviously came in via Jetstar and couldn’t afford to pay for too much excess baggage. I’ve seen bigger messages on the Foodland community noticeboard.
The injured Robbie Gray and some other Port Adelaide players are playing for free kicks, and it’s not going unnoticed.
Oh Radiik, what were you thinking?
People can be so cruel. It’s not true, Jared.
Port Adelaide is probably the most maligned team in the competition this year. They keep winning, but no one gives them any credit.
Spectactors seem to have a fascination with goal umpires.
A positive for the Power is they are not playing well, but are sitting at fourth on the premiership ladder and are well positioned to push for a premiership.
Is Port’s best yet to come? If so, look out.
Port Adelaide faces a big test against Collingwood at the MCG on Saturday. They’re capable of beating the Magpies, but after their dreadful showing against Essendon at Etihad Stadium two weeks ago, there is no way you could pick them.
The Crows had the week off, and the players went their separate ways.
The recruiting doesn’t stop.
You have to admire the way footballers get out into the community. Tex Walker showed up at the Onkaparinga Valley Football Club at Balhannah in the Adelaide Hills on Friday night. Apparently all he wanted in return was “a six-pack and a good feed”.
Even Claude put his feet up.
The Adelaide Crows will demolish Hawthorn at Adelaide Oval on Thursday night to consolidate top spot. There are only 10 games left. It’s getting exciting.
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