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From the Port Melbourne FC website
 

The Port Melbourne Football Club wishes to advise that club legend Bob Bonnett has been battling ill health for some time.

Recently, Bob was admitted to St. Vincent’s Private Hospital and at this stage, is unlikely to return home.

Our prayers and thoughts are with his wife June, and the family.

We will also endeavour to provide further updates as they come to hand over the coming days and weeks.

 

 

 

Fred Cook Tribute Night

 

Come along to the Sandridge Events Centre after the Borough's Round 17 home game against Coburg for a formal tribute to arguably our club's most decorated player, Fred Cook!

- Saturday 12th August 2017 (Following Coburg Round 17 Game)
- Sandridge Function and Events Centre @ North Port Oval
- 6:00pm - 9:00pm (approximately).
- Panel includes: Sam Newman, Norm Brown, Gary Brice, Sam Holt and Phil Cleary.
- Ticket prices: $50 per Adult (+ fees + GST), $20 for Pensioners (+ fees + GST). Includes finger food and drinks at bar prices.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fred-cook-tribute-night-tickets-35556547591

From The Sunday Age
Reported by John Pierick
Full article - click here

Carlton midfielder Nick Graham enhanced his hopes of a senior recall with an impressive performance in Saturday's VFL season opener against Port Melbourne.

While the Northern Blues were beaten by 29 points at North Port Oval, Graham finished with 37 disposals. His work at the stoppages was strong and he provided plenty of drive on a wet afternoon when the Borough faithful rallied around their club on a "Call to Arms" day.

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Shane Valenti at full stretch for Port Melbourne.Shane Valenti at full stretch for Port Melbourne.

From localfooty.com.au and the Port Phillip Leader
Reported by Paul Amy
 
GARY Ayres often refers to Shane Valenti as “the little champ’’.

“I love him,’’ the Port Melbourne mentor has said more than once in the past few months, reflecting an affection that coaches reserve for players who won them premierships.

But Ayres has applied some “tough love’’ to Valenti as the two-time JJ Liston Trophy winner embarks on a comeback to the VFL at the age of 30.

Valenti left Port at the end of the end of the 2014 season after a 149-game career that earned him a string of accolades.

He joined Noble Park in 2015, only to suffer a serious injury to his left knee.

After a reconstruction, Valenti resumed playing last season at Old Haileybury in the VAFA. But as early as last September’s Liston count he was making noises about rejoining the Borough.

He signed a few days ago after a pre-season in which he admits he had some “touchy’’ talks with his 2011 premiership coach.

Valenti said Ayres presented him with “what if’’ scenarios that he sometimes didn’t want to hear.

What if you’ve lost a bit of your nip?

What if the knee doesn’t hold up?

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