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Smithy's VFL Round 7

Friday May 10

Carlton v Casey Demons - IKON Park, Melbourne • 5:10pm

Port Melbourne v Coburg Lions - ETU Stadium, Melbourne • 7:35pm

Saturday May 11

GWS v Frankston - Blacktown ISP, Sydney • 11:05am

North Melbourne v Sydney Swans - Arden Street Oval, Melbourne • 12:05pm

Northern Bullants v Collingwood - Genis Steel Oval, Preston 2:05pm

Williamstown v Essendon - DSV Stadium, Victoria 3:05pm

 

Sunday May 12

Gold Coast v Southport - People First Stadium, Gold Coast • 1:05pm

Richmond v Footscray Bulldogs - Swinburne Centre, Melbourne • 2:05pm

Box Hill Hawks v Sandringham Zebras - Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve, Wonthaggi 2:05pm

 

Rebel VFLW Round 8

Friday May 10

Port Melbourne v Western Bulldogs - ETU Stadium, Melbourne • 5:05pm

Saturday May 11

Williamstown v North Melbourne - DSV Stadium, Victoria 10:00am

Darebin v Carlton - Genis Steel Oval, Preston 10:15am

Essendon v Casey Demons - Windy Hill, Melbourne • Wurundjeri 11:05am

Geelong v Collingwood - Deakin University, Geelong 12:00pm

 

Sunday May 12

Box Hill Hawks v Southern Saints - Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve, Wonthaggi 11:30am

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UpTheDolphins
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Frankston need to respond next week. Probably unrealistic to expect a win against GWS but with how embarrassing we were yesterday, we need to at least play well and preferably bank a couple of wins out of the next four games.

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aj9172
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A lot is going to come down to the injury list I think. Hopefully we get some talls back on the park. GWS are 3-2, same as Frankston......the next couple of weeks will tell us a lot. If we can pinch this one I'd be reasonably confident against Sydney at home next week. One bad loss isn't going to define Frankston's year.....it's now all about the response to it.

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UpTheDolphins
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Dolphins get a great win on the road today. I didn't see much of the game due to being at the women's matches at Pearcedale, but the margin got as big as 30 points before GWS mounted their comeback. Thought for sure we'd choke it at times but credit to them for holding on. Great response after last week.

vfa
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Awesome day for the vfa clubs. Frankston beat GWS in Sydney, Preston knock off Collingwood booting last 5 goals. Williamstown also come from behind kicking 6 goals to 1 in last quarter. Great day !!! 

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NorthPort
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Joined: 03/11/2003 - 00:00

A huge round for the VFA faithful!

The Port v Coburg game was a terrific night.  A very healthy crowd and good atmosphere (its been noticeably better at Port for a number of reasons this year, despite some average results).

Port notching up two in a row, gives a little bit of hope for Port fans and its great to have players like Billy Gowers, that provide a bit of an X factor and has become a bit of a cult hero lately, with supporters behind the goals, singing songs and chants.

Coburg, despite the result played some pretty good footy. I spoke to a few Lions supporters and it was great to have a chat.  I really hope to see them climbing the ladder as they are doing a lot right off-field as well.

 


* It's time to restore the VFA name.

MegaA
Last seen: 2 days 1 hour ago
Joined: 12/10/2012 - 23:04

What do you bring the healthier crowds at Port down to ? Its a little suprising when you condider on field performance. 

For me i think it may have to do with the match day experience having moved to another level. Last few seasons it tended to feel more like a suburban ground with no ground announcer or entertainment but this season the club has a whole different feel. Might be a stretch but i think that had we of won those 3 games we possibly would have had the best crowds in the vfl at present.

Also feel that the fans are genuinely being looked after and feel appreciated again. Really happy off field, the club has started doing the basics again and some more. Now all we need is to keep momentum up on field but theirs no denying the task is a difficult one in the coming half dozen games. 

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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!!!

paul
Last seen: 4 days 11 hours ago
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Watched the replay of the last quarter from Preston, amazing atmosphere, the passion from the supporters was great to see.

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aj9172
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Port do a very good job of the matchday stuff, though the ground announcer's barracking is grating. Loved the community involvement the day we played there, thought it was great to see local kids being included.

Also got to see the last quarter at Preston and the Ants' fans getting up and about was great. They've played some good footy this year as have Coburg. Hopefully they both start hitting their straps and registering some wins.

paul
Last seen: 4 days 11 hours ago
Joined: 11/04/2006 - 00:00

I think standalone clubs are currently 11-12 against AFL reserves teams, with Port the only one not to beat an AFL club so far and they got close three times. Hopefully all can keep ticking off regular wins. Four standalones in the top 10 at the moment, would be nice to keep it that way.

MegaA
Last seen: 2 days 1 hour ago
Joined: 12/10/2012 - 23:04

Yes others also commented on the ground announcer and the pleasing thing is they listened and he has now toned it down. It appears that the club is more receptive to feedback now, another example is that they got feedback that lines for the drinks was too long, the following match they opened up another bar. Last few years feedback was given to the club on a variety of issues and it fell on deaf ears, pleasingly it appears that the times are changing.

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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!!!