Preview Round 9, 2019: Port Adelaide vs Gold Coast SUNS

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GremioPower

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Port Adelaide
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For those wondering who would be our Top-16 players. For this game (included), they are:

9-gamers
Connor Rozee
Dan Houston
Darcy Byrne-Jones
Justin Westhoff
Paddy Ryder
Sam Powell-Pepper
Scott Lycett
Tom Clurey
Tom Rockliff
Travis Boak
Xavier Duursma
8-gamer
Zak Butters
7-gamers
Dougal Howard
Sam Gray
6-gamer
Steven Motlop
5-gamer
Karl Amon

After them, we have: Lienert (4); Farrell, and Broadbent (2); then, Garner, Frampton, and Atley (1).
 

SUNS

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Gold Coast
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I genuinely think the Suns are every chance to win. They have not been blown off the park when playing away. Our confidence is down, injuries, young team and the Ken factor. Especially if the game is close heading into last quarter. They have nothing to loose. Bad feeling
You know we lost by 12 goals in Adelaide 3 weeks ago right, lol.

Hoping to stay close to you guys this week. Not expecting a win, but a competitive showing would be good, especially after the last few meetings.

Good luck!
 

Enviable Tradition

Professional Procrastinator
Oct 12, 2007
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The Hills
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Been said a few times now Butters was rested. Not about a wake up call, just a freshen up.
We could have let Butters have the 2 weeks off of training and still had him play vs Adelaide and he would have done more and been fitter than Johnson.

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raptalia

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People's Republic of Onkaparinga
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Port Adelaide
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Cronulla Sutherland Sharks
For those wondering who would be our Top-16 players. For this game (included), they are:

9-gamers
Connor Rozee
Dan Houston
Darcy Byrne-Jones
Justin Westhoff
Paddy Ryder
Sam Powell-Pepper
Scott Lycett
Tom Clurey
Tom Rockliff
Travis Boak
Xavier Duursma
8-gamer
Zak Butters
7-gamers
Dougal Howard
Sam Gray
6-gamer
Steven Motlop
5-gamer
Karl Amon

After them, we have: Lienert (4); Farrell, and Broadbent (2); then, Garner, Frampton, and Atley (1).
We also have eight players with around 50 games experience between them. Atley, Butters, Duursma, Farrell, Frampton, Garner, Leinert and Rozee have all played less than 10 games a piece.

We would probably have to go back to 1997 to find a similar group of inexperienced players in the one side. If you add Marshall, Drew and Johnson to that list then no one can accuse Ken and co of not supporting a youth first policy in 2019.
 

Magpiespower

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Port Adelaide
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You know we lost by 12 goals in Adelaide 3 weeks ago right, lol.

Hoping to stay close to you guys this week. Not expecting a win, but a competitive showing would be good, especially after the last few meetings.

Good luck!
lol, we don’t go in for the kill.

If we have you on the ropes, we won’t land the knockout blow, we’ll prop you up in the corner and still give you a puncher’s chance.

Because Ports farken
 

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PowerBaz

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Jun 13, 2014
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Port Adelaide
NB on Billy - "Last two weeks exceptional"

"attitude all pre-season very good"

"one of our best kicks for goals"

So .. why hasn't he been given a chance to play until now, especially last week ..

We should be focused on scoring goals from direct, not going to the pockets :rolleyes:

Who’s NB?
 

RussellEbertHandball

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Nov 16, 2004
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Port Adelaide
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The Mighty Blacks
The Suns this year based on current ladder spots at end of Rd 8 with GC 14th.

Wins
8th. Fremantle Rd 2 +3 at home Freo 5 wins
10th Bulldogs. Rd 3 +5 at Docklands 4 wins
18th Carlton... Rd 4 +2 at home 1 win

Loses
12th St Kilda... Rd 1 -1 at Docklands 4 wins
15th Melbourne Rd 8 -1 at home 3 wins
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3rd. West Coast Rd 7 -23 at Perth Stadum 5 wins
5th. Brisbane... Rd 6 -49 at home 5 wins
6th. Adelaide... Rd 5 -73 at AO 5 wins

So tight games home and away against sides around their spot on the ladder, clear loses against higher up teams.

The result will say a fair bit where we are at. Lose and we are in trouble. Just win and it confirms we are just going and bottom of the middle class sides. Ok we have 8 players out but they have a few out, Thompson, Hanley, Lemmans, Miller, Rankine and Young, so injuries wont make a massive net difference between the sides.
 

VineValerian

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Mar 10, 2014
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S*** day of the week to play.
S*** time slot.
S*** weather forecast.
Playing like s*** at the moment.
Playing a s*** team.
Will get the s*** reamed out of us by the umps.
A s***load of injuries.
We will be expected to win by a s***load of points.
I feel like s***.
The coach s***s me to tears.
We should win by a s***load of points if we are fair dinkum.

Probs a 24 point loss.
 

raptalia

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Mar 1, 2014
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NB on Billy - "Last two weeks exceptional"

"attitude all pre-season very good"

"one of our best kicks for goals"

So .. why hasn't he been given a chance to play until now, especially last week ..

We should be focused on scoring goals from direct, not going to the pockets :rolleyes:
because until now the focus has been on developing Todd Marshall.
 
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