AFL Round 18: Port look good for finals tilt

By Josh Barnstable This game has a bit of a finals feeling. The winner might end up in the top 8 while the loser will slip further away from the leading 8. On a beautiful sunny day at the best ground in the AFL in my opinion, the Power are underdogs to defeat Hawthorn on [Read more]

AFL Round 15: Cats should learn from Demons about how to sing their song

By Josh Barnstable It’s a wonderful Sunday morning, the sun is shining, there is a slight breeze outside and I’m in a BAD mood. It’s the last day of school holidays, and I should probably count myself lucky for having an extra week off after having the flu in the last week of school last [Read more]

AFL Round 15: Ahh, the dreaded family lunch when all you want to do is watch your Dees play Port Adelaide.

By Steve Healy It would be different today. I wouldn’t be going to the game, to see the Dees play. I had been crook yesterday, but I still managed to be shipped over to Grandma’s house in South Morang for the afternoon, so reporting on this game would be a difficult task. It would be [Read more]

AFL Round 12: Bulldogs v Port Adelaide: Dogs chew up insipid Port

By Nick Kossatch I was on a ‘high’ after watching the St Kilda and Carlton match the previous night – Friday night footy on national TV. It was pure football – tough, no flooding, and man-on-man. The following day, on a cool Saturday afternoon, in my role as a football writer for The Murray Pioneer, [Read more]

AFL Round 10: Pies and Power spark thoughts of AC/DC

By David Enticott There is nothing better than hearing AC/DC on the radio. In the midst of countless tiresome oldies their music stands out like granite in a swampy morass of easy listening. AC/DC reminds me of factories near my childhood home in Cheltenham in the 1970s- all grease and sweat and industry. These were [Read more]

Coach speculation: On Mark Williams

  John Kingsmill     One of the curious aspects of the Port Adelaide/Mark Williams engagement is that the more victories Power stacks up this year, the harder it will be for Port to afford to retain him. If, for example, the Alberton waters split asunder and Power wins the 2009 premiership, suddenly Williams will [Read more]

AFL Round 10: You can’t kill Collingwood

by Danielle Eid Having cable TV is always something I take for granted until I have the pleasure of watching my Collingwood boys live in my pjs and fuzzy slippers. With Dale and Didak named in for the side and the MCG advantage it was known to be a Collingwood victory from the begging, until [Read more]

Haiku Bob: inside the arc

by Haiku Bob inside the arc         half moon just the one man inside the arc           first chip out wide I reach for my beer           night dew the world wobbles on Swan’s kicking           moon-punched sky Harry squirts [Read more]

AFL Round 10 (FPS): Pies turn it on at the Greensborough RSL

By John Ramsdale Collingwood 17.12.114 d Port Adelaide 11.10.76 Encouraged by last week’s showing against the Eagles, the inclusion of Thomas and Didak, and the unpredictable form of our opponents, I crossed the MCG car park with some confidence for one of the few times this year. My companion, the Piesemist, was, as usual, less sanguine. [Read more]

AFL Round 9: Port blown away

by Nick Kossatch With the Western Bulldogs just failing against unbeaten Geelong – Port’s match against the contested-ball kings, Sydney, was a chance for the club to gain respect from afar as well as outright third on the AFL premiership ladder. It was time for the Power to show their mettle, away from the safe [Read more]

The Saints show they are the real deal after smashing Port

by Josh Barnstable I remember the Preliminary Final in 2004 when these two teams played at this venue. The Power got home by 6 points, robbing St Kilda of a Grand Final place. That was a classic ‘finals match’. And tonight has that feel again. The Power, 3 wins and 1 loss so far in [Read more]

The day the footy and racing stars aligned and Tom Logan took a screamer

By Christoper Riordan Passion and sport are natural bed-partners. Rightly so. Look at any major sporting event around the world and see how the crowd and participants feed off each others’ energy. Liverpool’s Kop, the start of the Melbourne Cup, Lillee charging in from (almost on behalf of) Bay 13. Stirring moments. There is, though, [Read more]

Oh what a feeling for a Port fan

By Nick Kossatch It was hard for me to get up at ten minutes past four on the Saturday morning in the lead-up to the Port and Hawthorn clash at the MCG in the afternoon. “Gee, the Power boys better win,” I said to myself. “Last time I was at the ’G it was a [Read more]

Dees have a long way to go

When it’s Easter Sunday, your beloved Demons are playing interstate and you don’t have Foxtel, what do you do? Before I had answered that question, I reflected onto the game against Port Adelaide. Most people on Demonland didn’t think highly of our chances. After two unhealthy defeats, it was all up to whether we would [Read more]

Power Failure or Costume Malfunction by Ian MacRae

  Life for a footy follower in the West is a little like being on a diet: you only get fed every fortnight. So when at the table, eat more than your fill and store the rest for the coming winter of deprivation. Sound philosophy. That is unless you had a season like 2008. As [Read more]

Football Denied by Matt Quartermaine

West Coast Eagles Vs Port Adelaide Round 2, Subiaco.   Sunday afternoon was cleared earlier in the week with the relevant authorities (my partner) so that I could watch the West Coast/Port match down at the local.   But the weekend didn’t start well. My 10 year old boy declared he didn’t like football. “It’s [Read more]