Almanac Teams: Catch 22 (1980- )

Rodney Boyd’s obscure Number 22s include names from the Netherlands, USA, PNG and one figure so imposing he might as well have had his own country!

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).

FEARLESS 2019 – Round 19: The overdue return of the squirrel grip…

FEARLESS calls out pointless jargon, such as the use of ‘metres gained’ statistics and the over-hyped obsession with ‘players as athletes’. How would a ball-getter like ‘Diesel’ Williams fare in the modern draft?

Round 23 – Port Adelaide v Essendon: Port’s season ends with a whimper. How the weight of success can sometimes harm not help a club.

Port Adelaide’s fall from grace in season 2018 reached a new low last night in Adelaide as Essendon, a side who also won’t be competing for flag glory this year, gave Port a lesson in hard work and team football according to Chris Michaels.

Fearless 2018- Round 20: We’ve got the close one…no we’ve got it…nah..over here

Fearless reports on a monumental Gaffe followed by some excessive commentary as he reviews the Round 20 matches.

Finals Week 2 – Six (Talking) Points

Six more stabs at tabloid sensationalism from Swish. Zero shades of grey. Stevie J, Buddy, C Scott, P Dangerfield, Crow supporters, GWS crowds, Kochie and Ken all get a run.

Round 15 – Port Adelaide v Richmond: Alex Rance, you’re simply the best

The Tigers are in the top 4 and a big helping of thanks from Stainless goes to three time All-Australian Alex Rance.

Round 14 Preview – One for the Master

The great man Gary Ablett celebrates his 300th AFL game this weekend, Geelong returns to Kardinia Park and Richmond v Carlton has a lot of importance behind it. Sal covers all this and more in his Round 14 preview.

Cycles, Troughs and Peaks

Peter Crossing expertly summarises the AFL season to date. [So who finishes in the top 8?]

Round 2 – Hits and Misses

After a big weekend of footy, Tom Riordan reviews Round 2 and what the results mean for the teams.

Round 23 – Gold Coast v Port Adelaide: Through the gloom, but…

The Gold Coast sun has set on season 2016, the final home and away against Port showed promise and as Hamish Towsend suggests, now is the time to modify the list and culture.

Round 13 – Fremantle v Port Adelaide: A club with hope in their minds, not knowledge

Chris Michaels is bewildered with Port Adelaide’s performance in Perth. He and 60,000 paid up members are seeking answers to a range of questions – and they “won’t be placated easily.”

Round 4 – GWS v Port: Port’s Double Disillusionment in the Nation’s Political Capital

Where is Port Adelaide’s season going? Chris Michaels ponders their dismal Round 4 performance.

Round 3 – Port Adelaide v Essendon: The peloton’s caught up.

Handbag Hansen is pleased with the Port win but believes that, because sides have worked Port out, Ken Hinkley has had to change things around.

Purpose of the NAB Challenge Cup

After witnessing the pre-season ‘spectacle’ that was Richmond v Port Adelaide our Japan correspondent, Yoshi, adds some common sense to the discussion

A Look at the 2015 AFL Season Tea Leaves

Tony Robb boils the kettle and swirls some lapsang souchong in a cup and comes up with his prognostications on how the 2015 AFL season will unfold. Good for some and not-so-good for others.

The Hinkley Factor

Dips O’Donnell pays tribute to the attacking, joyful footy that Ken Hinkley has embraced at Port Adelaide.

AFL Round 16 – Port Adelaide v Essendon: Never Tear Us Apart

Andrew Else relishes the Bombers win over Port Adelaide. He reckons Kenny Hinkley has more to worry about now than the Adelaide Oval soundtrack.

The Boys from Old Fitzroy in 2013

It could be argued that the Fitzroy influence in 2013 is greater now than it has ever been since their 1996 demise, writes Brutas Mudcake.

Coaches – Unlocking/Suppressing Potential

The improved performance of Fremantle and Port Adelaide since the changeover of coaches begs a few questions. Does anybody have the answers?