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.

Almanac Cricket: Vale Eric ‘Fritz’ Freeman, a man for all seasons

Fritz Freeman, as South Australian as his moniker, played cricket for Australia and footy for Port Adelaide. His love of the two games has never dimmed, as Mike Sexton writes in this beautiful tribute. Eric Freeman passed away last night.

Blindsided: a conversation overheard in a socially-distanced Adelaide meeting room

Dave Brown must have been hiding behind a strategically place pot plant (read that however you want to) when this conversation was held earlier today.

And your enemies closer

What are the most local rivalries in world sport? Dave Brown starts on the Mersey in search of an answer

Tom Harley: Mr Perseverance becomes elite

Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood considers the life and career of a tenacious Geelong (and Redlegs, of course) champion

SANFL 1977 Grand Final – Port Adelaide v Glenelg: Centenary Premiership Port

Both Port Adelaide and Glenelg were sick of losing Grand Finals by the time 1977 came around. John Cahill started an enormous run of success at Alberton, with Big Nick the first rung on a very big ladder. Swish was there and he kept the Budget.

Simon Phillips – Flipper, you’re a ripper!

Rulebook bids a fond farewell (as a Norwood footballer) to one of the most exciting players to pull on the red socks in the club’s recent history

SANFL Round 4 – Sturt v Port Adelaide: Powell-Pepper crashes the grand final replay

Peter Sweeney witnesses the controversy first hand as Sam Powell-Pepper takes to the field in the traditional Anzac Day SANFL Grand Final rematch

Politics and Sport – SANFL Clubs v Nick Xenophon

The SANFL has encouraged its fans to ‘vote wisely’ in the state election when it comes to poker machine policy. Dave Brown pulls at the threads of the statement in a way that 280 characters could not.

Almanac Teams – Port Adelaide Magpies: 1988-present

In his Almanac debut, Nathan Watson lines up the best Port Adelaide SANFL team in his time as a fan. This one will bring back great memories for Port Adelaide people

To the Port Adelaide list management team

Dave Boon couldn’t be happier with the AFL Trade Week for his Port Adelaide. The inclusions of Steven Motlop, Jack Watts and Tom Rockcliff will bolster the Power significantly according to Dave.

SANFL Grand Final – Port Adelaide v Sturt: see ya at the Arkaba

Dave Brown’s family has history at Port v Sturt Grand Finals. There’s nothing like a happy ending

Round 14 – Adelaide v Hawthorn: The heart won’t follow where the head must go

Walking away from a club is easy to rationalise. It’s much harder to actually do

Round 11 – Port Adelaide v Hawthorn: From small things mama

Rick Kane sees Hawthorn’s second half phoenix stirring in the ashes of their first half at Adelaide Oval

Round 10 – Geelong v Port Adelaide: the Pedant’s Lament

A cracking game of footy but did the umpire get the Dixon call right? A frame of reference wouldn’t go astray

Round 8 – Port Adelaide v Gold Coast: Shanghai from the stands

Cathryn McDonald finds Rundle Mall in Shanghai and a unique football experience in Jiangwan Stadium

After another strange opinion piece, the people of South Australia ask what is wrong with Mark Robinson?

Everyone wonders what’s wrong with South Australians – according to Mark Robinson. Self-appointed South Australian representative, Dave Brown, wonders back.

AFLW Grand Final – Brisbane v Adelaide: Moments

It has been a reasonable wait for another Crows Grand Final but Adelaide and Dave Brown make the most of it

Round 23 – Gold Coast v Port Adelaide: Schulzy Army (with Mike Hugo’s sketch)

Jay Schulz has retired. He will play with St Kevin’s in the ammos in 2017. Mike Hugo has added a sketch to Cathryn McDonald’s tribute to Jay…

Cathryn McDonald says farewell to Jay Schulz at faraway Metricon. “Schulzy will be remembered as the most-loved Port Adelaide player of his generation. He was a cult hero of a basket-case club. We believed in him when we had very little else to believe in…”

Round 22 – Port Adelaide v Adelaide: The Slip Up

Aidan Hammond (10 years old), could feel the intensity of a showdown clash, even though he was at home – one or two kilometres away.