The 4 quarter effort against Williamstown, where we really gutsed out a win in tough conditions, by playing basic, ferocious footy just a few weeks ago seems a distant memory.
Really enjoyed that game...the boys went to another level...that spray at three quarter time by the coach really got results! They weren't pretty, but no one could deny the boys resolve and will in making sure they walked away with the win...they wanted that victory and went the extra mile to get it!
They always seemed to have the numbers round the ball and were very clinical in turning defence into attack. We looked 2nd rate today and its puzzling to see the side perform so well on some occasions and on other perform well below par. Consistancy (or lack of) over the coarse of games and over the coarse of the season has been our worst enemy.
This is definetely not the season I and I think most other Port Melbourne supporters were anticipating when they were buying their memberships at North Port Oval early in the year.
There are a lot of expectations from all supporters at the start of the year & there are bound to be disappointments.
I think that one thing that has been overlooked by most Port followers is that they have an ageing list & it doesn't appear those older players are doing the job that they did in 2011. It might be 20 years before a club can reproduce that form & performance again. If ever.
In yesterdays game at Eureka stadium I was amazed at the speed of the game especially Collingwood's younger players on the big oval.
Port will continue to be hard to beat at Port, but on the bigger grounds against the AFL clubs will battle to keep up.
Injuries do play a big part & Port are missing a few but from what I make of it Galea is the only one that has pulled his weight this year.
We might be from the bush. but we ain't green
Fair enough feedback Digs. I was looking at the list and other than John Baird (who still gets alot of possesions) the team realy is not that old. Theirs a few in the late 20's but the bulk of players are mid to early 20's. Obviously they are not as yung as the stand alone Afl clubs who have alot of youth as they hope to blood some senior players but I would think people would be suprised with the average age of Ports side (I would imagine it would be mid 20's).
Mid 20's is not that old. If I have time and can eb bothered I will do the maths and calculate the average age of the players that played on the weekend.
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People are writing us off our form hasn't been great but i truly believe come finals we will fire up and really stamp our mark for many players it will be the last finals they will play in the red and blue jumper and im sure they are going to give it all they have.
Who you thinking will leave?
For those interested I did the maths and the average age of the team including the interchange that we used on the weekend was suprisingly 24 years and 11 months. Perhaps a case of bad form as Station Hotel said (rather than old age).
Looking at Ports list and without naming names,I reckon 6 or more senior Port players will pull the plug at seasons end. I also think that two players will be drafted,
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