Toast Dan ******* Houston!

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Marmozet

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He’ll never get much recognition outside of Port Adelaide but what a player he is! Reliable, consistent, dead-eye shot for goal, composure of a 200 gamer and rarely puts a foot wrong. First there’s elite level skills, then there’s Dan Houston level skills!

He could captain this club one day.
 

bacharach

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Can't have been easy for him. He wasn't picked up in the AFL draft but instead fell to 3rd round of the rookie draft. Was drafted as a forward but didn't cut it. His career could have easily ended there, but here we are.....he's put the work in and is now one of our most reliable defenders who will easily play 200+ for us.
 

PA88

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He’ll never get much recognition outside of Port Adelaide but what a player he is! Reliable, consistent, dead-eye shot for goal, composure of a 200 gamer and rarely puts a foot wrong. First there’s elite level skills, then there’s Dan Houston level skills!

He could captain this club one day.
He was captain of his u18s side.

Many of our umpteen-time premiership players got no recognition outside of the club but what counted was their premierships and the recognition from the Port Adelaide faithful.

Houston is doing well.
 

GremioPower

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He was captain of his u18s side.

Many of our umpteen-time premiership players got no recognition outside of the club but what counted was their premierships and the recognition from the Port Adelaide faithful.

Houston is doing well.
Co-captain (really!)
 

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PA88

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Super composed, wins one on ones, can kick and for an ex-forward appears to have natural defensive instincts.

Don't know who at the club identified him as a defender but kudos to them and obviously him for making the transition work so well.
Houston did himself. He didn't think he was going to get an opportunity playing as a forward and so he requested Hinkley to give him a chance as a defender.
 

jac147

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Jun 10, 2015
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It will be strange seeing kids with number 43 on the back of their guernsey. So unsexy! But after the co captains getting their names on the team sheet each Thursday night, Dan would be the next one for sure. I would love to see that grub, Charlie Cameron, get cleaned up as soon as possible as he’s done it twice to our Dan. What’s our formula in getting the most out of our rookies. Quite a few getting on the main list eventually! I’ll start naming them, probably more - Brogan, Jonas, DBJ, Lienert, my mate Sammie Gray and Kane Mitchell ?. Should have had Robbie Young there, but that’s another story!
 
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Tibbs

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Sep 9, 2013
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It will be strange seeing kids with number 43 on the back of their guernsey. So unsexy! But after the co captains getting their names on the team sheet each Thursday night, Dan would be the next one for sure. I would love to see that grub, Charlie Cameron, get cleaned up as soon as possible as he’s done it twice to our Dan. What’s our formula in getting the most out of our rookies. Quite a few getting on the main list eventually! I’ll start naming them, probably more - Brogan, Jonas, DBJ, Lienert, my mate Sammie Gray and Kane Mitchell ?. Should have had Robbie Young there, but that’s another story!
DBJ wasnt a Rookie pick ... He was pick 52 in the 2013 National Draft

You can add our Rising Star winner Danyle Pearce to the list though!
 

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