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Almanac Book Review: John Althorp’s ‘Yee-Oh! A South Adelaide FC Scrapbook’ by Bernard Whimpress

Bernard Whimpress reviews a recent bespoke project for South Adelaide diehards by John Althorp, but notes its value for a wider audience – not least in an element of fun it brings to the halls of sports history.

Finals Week 3 – Port Adelaide v Western Bulldogs: Out-coached, outplayed, out of the finals.

Port supporter Nick Kossatch is bitterly disappointed with the performance of his team and pays his respect to the Western Bulldogs coaches (who got plenty right) and players (who dealt with all that was thrown at them before and during the game).

Finals Week 1 – Port Adelaide v Geelong: BITS Saints march out while Port win in Fantasiastic fashion

Nick Kossatch went through the trials and tribulations of finals footy, witnessing his BITS Saints square off in a preliminary final while also revelling in Port Adelaide’s complete performance to open the AFL finals series.

Round 23 – Port Adelaide v Western Bulldogs: Part 2 (Saints march into the prelim)

Nick Kossatch adds to his latest piece on both the AFL’s nailbiter between Port Adelaide and the Bulldogs and local footy in central Queensland with the BITS Saints en route to a big final.

Round 23 – Port Adelaide v Western Bulldogs: Part 1: Gray matters

Nick Kossatch reviews Port Adelaide’s nail biting victory over the Western Bulldogs. The win moves the Power into second position on the ladder at the end of the home and away matches.

Round 1 – Adelaide v Sydney: The touch of the unknown

Mathilde de Hauteclocque watches her Swans whilst striving to come to terms with a very different season. A year on, the Swans are contending for the flag once more – still, perhaps, in front of nowt but seagulls. (This piece was originally published in March 2020 – Eds.)

Round 22 – Port Adelaide v Carlton: A Powerful 19 straight floors hapless Carlton

A crushing win to the Power smashing Carlton by 95 points in their Round 22 clash was enough to bring a huge smile to the face of any Port Adelaide supporter as it surely did to Nick Kossatch.

Round 21 – Adelaide v Port Adelaide: Nothing is a given in the world of Aussie Rules!

Pre-match, Nick Kossatch was worried ‘Showdown’ between the Power and the Crows would result in the underdog winning as happened in some other Round 21 matches but fortunately for him the Power scraped home in a thriller.

Round 20 – GWS v Port Adelaide: Giant win by Port as Yeppoon Swans surge again

With one eye on his team in Qld and the other on Port Adelaide, it was mixed results for Nick Kossatch as his report shows.

Round 19 – Port Adelaide v Collingwood: BITS and Port young guns star

From BITS’ ‘Fitzy’ to Port Adelaide’s Willem Drew, Nick Kossatch looks fondly back on a weekend spent watching young guns emerge before his very eyes.

Round 19 – Port Adelaide v Collingwood: Encouraging signs (Floreat Pica Society)

This week’s Floreat Pica Society report comes from Garry Stock (in Israel) and Ziggy (in lockdown in Melbourne). As they watched Port host their Collingwood at Melbourne’s Docklands, their eyes were firmly on the future.

Round 18 – St Kilda v Port Adelaide: A day of barracking for and against the Saints

Nick Kossatch had his heart in two places; against the Saints in Melbourne playing his team the Power, and for the BITS Saints in Rockhampton. The results caused mixed feelings as he explains in his match report of the games.

Round 17 – Essendon v Adelaide: Random Thoughts on Football

Old Dog is watching Essendon play the Crows and it gets him thinking about footy. He considers many things including a way of describing the ages of football.

Round 17 – Essendon v Adelaide: Growing Maturity

Caspar McLeod is pleased with the growing maturity of the Bombers, given their convincing win over the Crows, but goal-kicking practice is sorely needed.

Round 17 – Port Adelaide v Melbourne: No petty excuses for Port

Nick Kossatch was pumped and expecting Port Adelaide to give the Dees a touch up. That’s not how it transpired.

Round 16 – Hawthorn v Port Adelaide: Shaun Burgoyne’s 400th

It was a huge night for Shaun Burgoyne and his legion of fans – whether Port or Hawks people. Nick Kossatch reports.

Round 15 – Port Adelaide v Sydney: A-Mayes-ing win in birthday twin wins

On his birthday weekend, Nick Kossatch didn’t get to see his local BITS Saints secure a top four spot, but he was able to witness the Power rally to produce a heart-stopping win over the valiant Sydney Swans.

Round 14 – Gold Coast v Port Adelaide: The Power return to winning ways and Yeppoon Swans just keep winning

Nick Kossatch reports on Port Adelaide’s big win over Gold Coast suggesting the Power should be more ruthless by absolutely smashing a hapless opposition rather than be contented with a good win.

Round 13 – St Kilda v Adelaide: Disappointments, sadness and anger

Yoshi is so disappointed with the Saints and their performance against the Crows. He believes it to be their worst performance since he has been supporting St Kilda.

Round 13 – Port Adelaide v Geelong: A good game of football

John Harms finally got to see some live footy and was treated to an open, entertaining contest between two pretty good footy teams.