This summed up my thoughts exactly.Saw the 'This is Port Adelaide' movie tonight in Brisbane. Spoiler alert
Glad I went as I was sure to regret if I missed it. First 20-30 mins is great, story well told of the club and the success and why we looked to go beyond the SANFL. Didn't like the 'year that was' for 2020....usual Covid stuff and then to see highlights of games that were losses and then to ultimately get knocked out, kinda contradicted all teh success that was spoken about earlier. I get that it was 150 year, but it was a failure in the end.....not a success. I did appreciate seeing the presser where Ken said 'We're coming' Big fan of setting the bar high, what I expect from the club.
Black and white all the way through looked cool and the first 5-10 mins showed a lot wharf pylons and similar so expressed teh PBs well. Didn't think it was special to see the diehard supporters with their rooms dedicated to Port memorabilia. I respect it but at the same time, every club has those....you could talk Saints, Cats, Fitzroy, Footscray and see all the same things.....it was our success that made us special. We also have diehard supporters that don't paint their face, don't wear port gear everywhere, but follow the club with passion.
To sum up my view, my sports mad Canadian girlfriend I would look to have her watch the first 30 mins to see why/how/where we have come from, but after that I would be happy for her to switch off. Still as port fans, go have a look. It is only a good thing that these things get made and it is more than the club commissioning it but talented film makers looking to drive the project to make the film and allow us supporters to see more of our great club.
Matty Primus spoke after the movie. I get the impression he is very much a port man first. His answers didn't come across as lip service to pander to the audience.
Still reckon Riley MacFarlane was BOG. Must have had over 40 disposals.Kicked 9
Dixon?PORT ADELAIDE FROM 2018
IN: Ryan Burton, Sam Mayes, Pick 5 (Conor Rozee), Pick 12 (Zak Butters), Pick 18 (Xavier Duursma), Charlie Dixon, Orazio Fantasia, Aliir Aliir, Steven Motlop, Tom Rockliff, Scott Lycett
OUT: Chad Wingard, Jared Polec, Jasper Pittard, Pick 23, Pick 30, Pick 48, Pick 49, Pick 10, Pick 29, Future second-round pick
It’s like déjà vu all over againGerard Haeley waxes lyrical about our box office appeal. He'd see a lot of us on Foxtel, so he should know...
For Gerard Healy, the Power’s potency in 2021 has only been enhanced by their box-office viewing status by virtue of the way they play.
“You talk about excitement, if you look it up in the dictionary Port Adelaide is there,” he said.
“They are just incredible to watch. From the minute the song plays right throughout when they put St Kilda to the sword they are a side that is continuing to transform and unveil young players.”