Another season done and dusted, its that time of year where the foundations are laid and the important decisions are made which will decide whether next season is a success or failure for the mighty Port Melbourne Football club. Lets take a look at what we know so far.
One that won't be upsetting our Port Melbourne fan Digs (as he does not believe that ex AFL players can assist in VFL clubs success) is the departure of Fletcher Roberts. Fletcher played both last season and in 2021 and was a solid contributor and had a regular spot in the side.
The one that will break many Port Melbourne hearts for being a true club man and giving it his all is Tom O Sullivan. A very hard worker both on and off field a very approachable and likeable club person who will definitely be missed. One wonders who the next captain will be, I'm thinking that Harvey Hooper or Anthony Anastasio are in with a chance but with not so many long serving players at the club at present the list isn't huge to chose from.
Resignings - the midfield looks like it will once again be strong with the resigning of Jack Mcfarlane medalist Harvey Hooper and the hard working Wagner.
In these early days it looks like the club has some work ahead of itself if it is to reach its top 8 goal and I feel we probably need to gain around half dozen top quality VFL players whilst at the same time successfully retaining its top quality players which is always a tough task. Last time this was done saw us win a premiership, time will tell how much the extra 40 ?? k will assist in player retention. Its always a interesting time, looking forward to seeing what the off season brings us.