Talent-laden Port Adelaide is looking more and more impressive each week, this time accounting for the Kangaroos by 70 points in bright sunshine at Adelaide Oval on Saturday afternoon – when footy should be played.
The Power should now be taken seriously. Their final six minor round games are against Melbourne, St Kilda, the Crows, Collingwood, the Western Bulldogs and the Gold Coast Suns – all winnable matches. Graham Cornes said: “Nobody is talking about Port Adelaide as a premiership threat, but I think they are a chance.”
It was an emotional game for Port, with Jackson Trengove playing his 150th game, Ollie Wines playing his 100th and Sam Gray playing his 50th.
Tweeters were in good form, having their say about haircuts, Mark Ricciuto, whistles and the size of Charlie Dixon’s hands.
Sam Powell-Pepper continued his stunning form. The kid’s only 19!
One of the great sights at any Adelaide Oval footy match is kids playing kick-to-kick behind the grandstand. That’s what it’s all about. It keeps the soul in the AFL.
Tall Kangaroo Ben Brown tried hard but he was puffed out halfway through the match because his run-up when kicking for goal is the longest in the competition by a mile. It didn’t go unnoticed by our friend Danny.
Port Adelaide has a lot of players in very good form including Jared Polec, Hamish Hartlett, Ollie Wines, Chad Wingard, Robbie Gray and Sam Gray. And of course the great warhorse Paddy Ryder, who is in All-Australian form.
“Tweeters were in good form, having their say about haircuts, Mark Ricciuto, whistles and the size of Charlie Dixon’s hands.”
Disappointed Kangaroos fans let loose on their club.
The Adelaide Crows had no trouble shaking off Melbourne in Darwin on Saturday night, running out winners by 46 points in a sometimes spiteful match.
Nothing brings shit-stirriers out on Twitter like a Saturday night. Their targets were Basil Zempilas who tends to mix up players’ names, former Crow Bernie Vince and Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin. It was all very mature.
Would you brag on Twitter about doing something special like going to McDonald’s? Craig would.
We know Adelaide Crows supporters love their glass of Chardonnay and cheese and biscuits, but this is ridiculous.
There were anxious moments when Rory Sloane was knocked out.
The media portrayed Tex Walker as some kind of hero for his “courageous” leadership skills when Rory hit the deck and wanted to stay on despite being away with the fairies. But all Tex really did was say, “Get off the ground ya dickhead.”
All in all a good display of footy in the Top end.
Meanwhile in the SANFL…
The Adelaide Crows play Geelong in the shadows of St Peter’s Cathedral on Friday night and should get the points. If they do, their odds to win the premiership will shorten significantly.
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