Port would headhunt Hitler !
We might be from the bush. but we ain't green
Unfortunately theirs no other way to build a team now. If they don't get players from other clubs then they wouldn't be able to field a team. It's a win win really, players who play for Port play coz they want to, for whatever reason - playing under good coaching staff, the geography of the club, wages, a good standard competitive club etc - they aren't forced to sign and play. The club in turn benefits from getting players that they believe will help them achieve their goals. You would think Port did something wrong reading some of the posts.
17 PREMIERSHIPS, 33 x GRAND FINALISTS, 21 X Runners up
THE VFLS MOST SUCCESSFUL CLUB - THE MIGHTY PORT MELBOURNE BOROUGH!
I'M PORT MELBURNE BORN, I'M PORT MELBOURNE BRED, I'LL BE PORT UNTIL I'M DEAD!!!
Port Melbourne will lose Shannon Lange - who has signed on with Melton South. Been a brilliant player at the Borough and will be sorely missed. He'll absolutely kill it, running around in that competition full time.
Any indication why he left ? Its massive losing Shannon at his peak who will be very hard to replace.
No haven't heard his reasons mega, but with a few Port players running around with Melton South, hopefully he continues to follow the club closely.
Since that question was asked Shannon had gone public as to his departure. He stated that he believes that he is at the age that he won't be getting a chance at AFL level and therefore wanted to be part of a competition that doesn't have the demands of the VFL.
A few updates since the last post in this thread.
Tom Maloney joins Port from Box Hill - Tom is a 2018 premiership player who averaged 16 possesions last season in the 4 games he played for Box Hill. Another Tom who also played 4 VFL games last season is Tom Cameron who comes to Port from Collingwood. At 189 cms he is another tall and is expected to play in the backline along side Doug Lawrence who joins Port from NEAFL club Aspley. A 194 cm defender who played 50 games for Aspley. It appears that Port is targeting talls to try and eliminate the lack of height which is especially evident v AFL clubs.
Last but not least is a solid recruit in ex North Melbourne VFL captain Chris Jansen. Jansen finished runner up in Norths best and fairest last year.
Wondering what Port fans (and others) think about the recruitement thus far. My opinion is so far so good but Id like to see a few big names to replace the big names that we have lost. Id like to think that Ports not feeling a false sence of security after getting to the preli, after all their were some embarrasing losses that led to our 7th place. My opinion is that Ports first priority should be securing 2, 3 gun forwards. What would others like to see ?
There is no development league so you can only play 23 therefore there will be a lot of disappointed Port regulars.
The best is still to come with all the AFL delistings so there will still be plenty available if you can afford them !
After two solid seasons Pendlebury is off to play for Melton. A regular at Port who contrinuted well. Fortunatelly we have signed some defenders so should be able to cover the loss.
Always thought that Pendlebury got a ride on his brothers reputation !
Would expect all the Port faithful be on Prince of Arran tomorrow in the cup.
Was definitely a very good VFL player. Named in the best on several occasions.
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