Finals Week 1 – Port Adelaide v Geelong: Yesterday and tomorrow

The first 2020 final was a brutal clash. Old Dog saw the old and the new. He observes the differing playing styles and how they stood up under finals pressure.

Plastic boots and footballs … a dog’s breakfast

Fifty years ago, two young blokes met in Adelaide and found they had lots of common – except for their choice of footy teams. Could their friendship survive? Here’s the story.

A Weekend in Sport

There was a lot to appreciate about the weekend’s multiple sports offerings. Ian Hauser provides his take on some of the amazing contests and looks for lessons from it all.

Almanac Season Review: Port Adelaide Football Club

Leaving no stone unturned, Chris Michaels examines what went wrong at Port in 2016.

Round 8 – Carlton v Port Adelaide: Kade Simpson Day

If Carlton has had a heart and soul for the past 14 years, John Butler suggests its down to Kade Simpson’s performance over 250 games.

Round 5 – Port Adelaide v Geelong: Port must go backwards to eventually move forwards

Chrism76 believes the majority of Port’s list will not feature in their next premiership and a list overhaul is needed, now.

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.

Round 3 – Port Adelaide v Essendon: Wise words from a Port legend

Port great John Cahill’s perspective reminds all of the value of four premiership points

NAB Challenge | Richmond v Port Adelaide: Consequences

Rulebook has a different view from Yoshi on the NAB Challenge kerfuffle the other night. And for once something at Richmond is not Troy Chaplin’s fault

Round 17 – Essendon v Port Adelaide: Much a-boo about nothing

Chris Michaels hails Paddy Ryder’s character and effort as he fronted up against his former club on Saturday night. And as the footy gods would have it, Revis’ boy gets the last laugh.

Round 1 – Fremantle v Port Adelaide: Big wheels start rollin’

Long-time Dockers fan (and author of Fremantle Dockers: An illustrated history) Les Everett takes the bus up the freeway to see his boys lock horns with Port in an intense battle.

Round 1 – Fremantle v Port Adelaide: Down by the sea, a tale of two wharfie clubs

The wharfies go at it in the west. Freo come out winners in an intense affair, and both can look forward to appearing in September, writes Chris Michaels.

AFL Elimination Final – Port Adelaide v Richmond: A long drive home

The road trip was exciting. The lead-up was exciting. There was yellow and black aplenty, in enemy territory. And that was it. Cheryl Critchley shares her disappointment and wonders whether daughter Jess really will look to the Suns.

AFL – Round 22: Port Adelaide v Carlton: Restored Focus

The Power cruise to a massive victory: heads up, these boys are just warming up for the finals.

AFL Round 21 – Gold Coast Suns v Port Adelaide: The Best Laid Plans

A monsoon makes a mockery of Jamie Simmons plans to showcase footy to new friend Mel.

AFL Round 21 – Gold Coast v Port Adelaide: All hail the Ranga Prince of Alberton

Dan Hansen dishes out the praise for his club who chose to use a high draft pick to take a ruckman, and watches as that man Lobbe dominates in atrocious Carrara conditions.

AFL Round 18 – Port Adelaide v Melbourne: Triple fun in Sydney Town

Handbag Hansen is invited to three functions on the one afternoon. Lucky they’re all at the same venue. And Port fall over the line.

AFL Round 13 – Sydney v Port Adelaide: It’s Not About the Footy (Ari’s debut)

The Moores come from all points of the compass to meet at the SCG, as is the annual tradition. Ari makes his debut, Buddy goes off, and the weekend ends with a happy surprise. [Great family and footy yarn – Ed]

AFL Round 11 – Melbourne v Port Adelaide: A game for points, or the point of the game

Long-time Centralian and great character, Paul Fitzy Fitzsimons reflects on the significance of the Round 11 game at Traeger Park.

AFL Round 12 – Port Adelaide v St Kilda: Saints overpowered

Footy is sometimes very simple: you get overpowered by a better team on the day.