When big names like that leave Cgull - it does make you wonder if everything is ok doesn't it ? Perhaps just normal player movements? Who knows. If Mascitti goes then it will be a massive loss and unlikely we will be able to find a player of his quality to replace.
You are right Northport, with the developmeant league gone and the big names of 2017, Hugh Sandilands, Dwyer, Pinwall, Murdoch etc etc you would think Port would be in a good position to be able to offer their top players attractive enough wages to keep them. It is still very early to speculate and we may end up compiling a good list but if we lose the neaucleaus of this side and not find suitable replacements I think the Port public may be a bit unforgiving.
I'll be watching this thread in the coming months with interest.
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Funny you should mention Murdoch. There's a rumour going around that he may be returning to Port.
It does odd to me that most of these guys want out from Port but want to keep playing at VFL level. I can only think of a couple of possible reasons - a falling out with the coach, or more likely - that little troublemaker at the root of all evil - $$$
Good point Bearsman, I watched all the players changing clubs during the AFL trade period & NOT one of them mentioned MONEY as being their incentive to switch. !!
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From the Port Melbourne website:
SIGNING: Borough Welcome Trent Crosbie
The Port Melbourne Football Club are pleased to announce the signing of Trent Crosbie for the 2019 season.
Trent is the Borough’s fifth official addition to the playing list, and joins us from Essendon’s VFL team.
21-year-old Crosbie is a strong-bodied prospect, who was able to obtain a taste of senior VFL footy in season 2018 as he played 7 games with the Bombers.
His most impressive outing was arguably on debut, as he collected 24 possessions and 7 marks against Collingwood in Round 3.
Originally from Gisborne, Crosbie can play a number of roles but Borough fans can predominantly expect to see him roaming across the half-back line.
Trent is a ready-made footballer who will be striving to take his game to the next level with the potential for greater opportunity within the standalone VFL club environment.
We welcome him to the Borough, and wish him all the very best!
Article: Sam Wharton.
Ok Damien Mascitti is the latest big name that has left the Borough. With all the big name departures people have started to wonder what is wrong at the Borough. Very disappointing to see these huge losses. Will be a very long and hard 2019, I can't see defenders of Mascitti and Cooks quality being easy to replace, ad to that the other losses and so far we are getting killed in the off season battle.
Mascitti going to Box Hill I hear...Incredible...anyone got any idea why this is happening?
Ever stopped to think that there might be a bit of Karma there Mega with a few clubs enjoying trying to square the ledger. !!
I wouldn't stress too much if I were you, If those new recruits are half as good as the reports indicate I'd be getting on now.
SIGNING: Borough Welcome Ben Giobbi
Port Melbourne are delighted to confirm another significant recruiting coup ahead of season 2019 with the addition of midfielder Ben Giobbi.
22-year-old Giobbi arrives at North Port directly from Perth Demons in the WAFL, having spent his season last year on the west coast.
Prior to that, Giobbi was listed with VFL rivals Casey Demons, but upon relocating back to his home state of Victoria, has now landed at the Borough and is keen to make his mark at a standalone club.
Giobbi has previously played his best footy as an inside midfielder – and averaged 15 disposals per game at WAFL Senior level in 2018 – however he has also shown potential as an addition to forward lines with his tackling pressure and goal sense.
We welcome Ben to the Borough, and wish him all the best!
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