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16 times premiers
21 times runners up - THE MIGHTY BOROUGH!
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I'LL BE PORT UNTIL I'M DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good pick up but at this point I think I'd prefer hearing news of quality defenders coming on board. If we can strengthen the backline then I think we will have a competitive 2019. Digs I don't think that other clubs motives are squaring the ledger, I think it's a case of opposition clubs looking after their best interest by targeting players who would like to move on. Good on them, we would do the same thing, that's the way that the sporting world works.
Dion Johnstone joins us from Casey. At last something that most of us have been wanting and waiting for - a defender. Fresh player with a good resume and coming off a AFL list - could end up being a quality pick up.
As per MegaA's post...
From One Red and Blue to Another: Dion Johnstone Joins the Borough
Port Melbourne are delighted to announce another key signing ahead of season 2019 by welcoming ex-Demons listed youngster Dion Johnstone.
Initially from the Borough’s TAC Cup aligned Oakleigh Chargers side and selected with Pick 64 in the 2016 AFL National Draft, Johnstone’s best attributes have predominantly been his pressure and tackling ability around the forward line.
The Demons then decided to try to turn him into a defender and he worked closely with mentor Neville Jetta on his defensive craft in season 2018.
Despite not playing an AFL game in his two seasons on the list, 20-year-old Johnstone put together some impressive performances for Melbourne’s VFL affiliate Casey; but unfortunately missed the Grand Final loss against Box Hill Hawks due to suspension.
Port Melbourne Football Manager Glenn Balmforth said Borough fans can expect to see a dynamic player with plenty of “flair and skill”.
“Obviously Dion’s experience on an AFL list will be very beneficial for our playing group,” Balmforth said.
“He was primarily drafted as a forward, but played a majority of his football in defence at Melbourne, so he should be able to give us some flexibility around the ground as well.”
Johnstone is keen to once again put his name up in lights for possible redrafting at AFL level, and expressed his desire to be involved in a standalone VFL club environment to ensure he receives the best possible opportunity to do so.
We welcome Dion to the Borough family for season 2019, and wish him all the very best.
Article / Main Image: Sam Wharton.
Mathew Signorello joins the Borough from the Adelaide Crows. Although fans are more than delighted with another ex AFL listed player, the big question everybody is asking down Bay St is if and when will Port find suitable replacements for the departed defenders. In the xmas carols down Port, fans have been heard singing to a famous Mariah Carey tune "All I want for Xmas is a defender or two " !
Rumours about Jarryd Blair also circulating. Can't be too many spots left on the list.
Yeah good point - not many spots would be left - id say sign Blair and then fill the rest of the positions up with quality defenders but then again i'm not the expert..
Northport are you breaking the big news or am I doing the honors ? Or is it just you and me reading this topic ? I remember in 2015 the Port Melbourne player movements had 15 pages !!!!!
You could have posted it up mate, no issues there!
Two huge signings at Port Melbourne Football Club with the addition of Collingwood premiership player Jarryd Blair and VFL / Williamstown great Ben Jolley signing on for 2019.
Huge gets for the club and there is plenty for Borough fans to be excited about in 2019.
I'll post up articles this evening
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