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First Semi-Final Port Melbourne v Box Hill Hawks

Pre and post-game discussion here.

jasonborough
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Digs i believe the rooster twos play the early game so we can catch up for that beer mate

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Just wondering if any one saw the yze incident last week,with pods and your thoughts???

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Hopefully David Pitt and David Robbins are cleared fit (and ready) to play. Toby Pinwill was badly missed against some of the bigger bodies of the Roosters last week. Hope he's set for a huge game.







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[quote=jasonborough]Digs i believe the rooster twos play the early game so we can catch up for that beer mate[/quote]

Looking forward to that Jason and I will be barracking for the Borough.
Can't help wondering whats wrong with Bonnadio. No where near as damaging as he was this time last year. Is he carrying an injury.

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[quote=digs][quote=jasonborough]Digs i believe the rooster twos play the early game so we can catch up for that beer mate[/quote]

Looking forward to that Jason and I will be barracking for the Borough.
Can't help wondering whats wrong with Bonnadio. No where near as damaging as he was this time last year. Is he carrying an injury.[/quote]
Not that im aware of digs,his defensive efforts have been quite good,hopefully he gets out of the blocks and explodes

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Bonners might come good this week.
Watching the replay last night of the Box hill v Geelong game Lisle who is the son of for Kangaroo and Box Hill ruckman Mark Lisle looks like a handy type. They look like a good running team Box Hill but not sure if they have the strength of Port. The borough would be fairly confident given their win over Box Hill at Teac Oval earlier in the year.
Haven't heard about Yze incident but he is an obvious danger as is Mark Williams.
If Port can strangle their run and move the ball quickly through the middle they should be able to account for Box hill but just the same wouldn't want to take it for granted.
Prediction Port to win by around 8 goals after a pretty even first half.

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[quote=vfa]Bonners might come good this week.
Watching the replay last night of the Box hill v Geelong game Lisle who is the son of for Kangaroo and Box Hill ruckman Mark Lisle looks like a handy type. They look like a good running team Box Hill but not sure if they have the strength of Port. The borough would be fairly confident given their win over Box Hill at Teac Oval earlier in the year.
Haven't heard about Yze incident but he is an obvious danger as is Mark Williams.
If Port can strangle their run and move the ball quickly through the middle they should be able to account for Box hill but just the same wouldn't want to take it for granted.
Prediction Port to win by around 8 goals after a pretty even first half.[/quote]

Big call Georgie boy.
I'd be quite happy to take 6 in.

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It’s not impossible to build a case that Box Hill has a chance in this one.

This is 4th vs 5th from the home and away season, both finished with 12 wins. They played twice during the season with each winning their home game.

Since Box Hill defeated Port in round 15; Box Hill has won 6 in a row while Port’s form is patchy at best (3 wins / 4 losses).

Certainly playing it at TEAC Oval gives Port a big advantage, however, Willy proved 2 weeks ago that Port aren’t invincible there and Box Hill would have gained confidence from playing the ground well against Geelong.

Both will be sweating on the fitness of key players, Kenna for Box Hill and Pitt for the Borough.

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If Box Hill is quoted at $11 for the flag and Port as rank outsiders at $15 you would have to say that Box Hill would have to start favourites for this match.
We have had a bit of rain over the past 2 days but the ground will be fine for Sunday and around 23 degrees. Port would rather the dry surface and should have a few inclusions. Prediction is still Port by 8 goals but wouldn't swear on that margin. I think the borough would be happy with a 2 point win.

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Both times we have played Box Hill I have felt they are dangerous but they always over possess the ball and keep you in the game. They try impliment the Hawthorn running game. When under pressure they can turn the ball over alot and put players under alot of pressure which is undue with a different game plan.

Last week Port were pretty good for 3 quarters but this week at home Im expecting a much better showing. Looks like Pinwell, Grimas, and Fabian Deluca are certain starters and were really missed last week. David Pitt could be the wild card....Although not near full fitness he has the ability to snag a few freakish goals and this would be very valuable even if he has limited game time. Good sides dont lose 3 in a row and Im tipping a hard fought 4 goal win to the Borough.

Being a sunday and with no AFL or local footy, I think this will be the biggest crowd of the year so far.

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