Port Melbourne News

New tune a hit - Article

From localfooty.com.au
Reported by Brad Beitzel
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PORT Melbourne coach Gary Ayres is like a well-maintained jukebox. There's always a fresh tune.

Into his fourth season with the Borough, Ayres had his team playing a new theme of high-possession football.

It worked with Port running away from an inaccurate Box Hill by 24 points at City Oval on Saturday.

Sobetwa earns VFL spot

From WorldFootyNews.com
Reported by Brett Northey
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Bayanda Sobetwa joined Greater Western Sydney in 2010, becoming the first player recruited to Australia from the AFL South Africa program, notionally to an AFL club (although GWS are yet to fully join the AFL). With FootyWILD in many ways the AFL's flagship international program there must also have been a degree of pressure for Sobetwa to perform.

Fair ladies' footy fare goes well with Port

Photo:JasonEdwards Source: Leader

From www.localfooty.com.au
Reported by Paul Amy
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"WE'VE only got sausage rolls left, love," Joan Round said as the Leader approached the Port Melbourne canteen last Saturday.

We were seeking not fare, but a photo of the ladies who prepare and serve it in Borough land.

They are a hardy bunch.

Together, the women have put in more than 300 years of voluntary service to the club.

Joan Round, Heather Wale, Jean Schinck, Margaret Addicoat and Joyce Dermott (the mother of legendary 1970s and 80s defender Greg "Biff" Dermott) are Port Melbourne life members and proud of it. Jenny Tserkezidis and Dianne Perazzo are probably heading the same way.

Calls to re-jig VFL's Liston Trophy

From the Herald-Sun
Reported by Sam Landsberger
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WILLIAMSTOWN coach Peter German and Port Melbourne coach Gary Ayres have called for an overhaul of Liston Trophy voting.

German believes the 3-2-1 voting system could cost one of his star Seagulls the award tonight award, while Ayres said the emergency umpire was better equipped to cast the votes.

The VFL uses the same voting system for its top individual award as used for the Brownlow Medal, with the three field umpires awarding votes to the best three players.

From localfooty.com.au
Reported by Paul Amy
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WHEN Port Melbourne defeated the Box Hill Hawks by three points in the VFL semi-finals last year, the match was quickly hailed a classic. People talked about it for weeks.
Hard to believe, but the same clubs today fought out a semi of the same gold standard.