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Port Melbourne is expected to churn out more mature-age recruits in the lead-up to this year's AFL draft with midfielder Chris Cain already being linked to Fremantle, which is renowned for picking up late bloomers.

Heading into a semi-final against arch-rival Williamstown at North Port Oval on Saturday, Cain, who has generally spent most of his eight seasons at Port as a half-forward flanker, believes a move to the midfield has paid dividends this season.

"I've been able to play a bit more in the midfield and that's probably helped me go forward and back instead of just playing forward, over the last few years,'' Cain said. ''Some of our better players going down in the midfield has given me an opportunity.

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I think Caino caught the early flight to Freo this morning !!!

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

Wouldn't you think the guy from nth Ballarat who won the liston would be getting looked at digger?

Port guys go to bed its only 180 sleeps to got our next game !!! ARGH!!!!!!!!GET ME ANOTHER STRONG DRINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SPORT IS CRUEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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!!!

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Wouldn't you think the guy from nth Ballarat who won the liston would be getting looked at digger?

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Certainly good enough Borough, but I don't think he will get another chance, but if you compare him to Caino you know who I would rather have in my side.

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

Not a fan of Cain mate?

2 very good VFL footballers.

Chris Cain 2013:
Averages: 27 disposals, 65.9% disposal efficiency, 4.1 clearances, 5.4 tackles, 6.4 inside 50′s, 4.5 marks, 1.6 goals, 1.5 score assists

Steve Clifton 2013:
Averages: 21.3 disposals, 0.8:1 Kick-to-Handball Ratio, 6.2 clearances, 5.6 tackles, 0.8 goals, 0.8 score assists

[quote=burraburger]

2 very good VFL footballers.

Chris Cain 2013:
Averages: 27 disposals, 65.9% disposal efficiency, 4.1 clearances, 5.4 tackles, 6.4 inside 50′s, 4.5 marks, 1.6 goals, 1.5 score assists

Steve Clifton 2013:
Averages: 21.3 disposals, 0.8:1 Kick-to-Handball Ratio, 6.2 clearances, 5.6 tackles, 0.8 goals, 0.8 score assists

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Lovely stats Burra,
One puts his head over the ball, one doesn't.
One's won two Listons the other hasn't.
One's played in three premierships the other hasn't.
One's played AFL footy the other hasn't.

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

[quote=digs]

burraburger wrote:

2 very good VFL footballers.
Chris Cain 2013:
Averages: 27 disposals, 65.9% disposal efficiency, 4.1 clearances, 5.4 tackles, 6.4 inside 50′s, 4.5 marks, 1.6 goals, 1.5 score assists
Steve Clifton 2013:
Averages: 21.3 disposals, 0.8:1 Kick-to-Handball Ratio, 6.2 clearances, 5.6 tackles, 0.8 goals, 0.8 score assists

Lovely stats Burra,
You inadvertantly missed hard ball gets & contested possessions.
One puts his head over the ball, one doesn't.
One's won two Listons the other hasn't.
One's played in three premierships the other hasn't.
One's played AFL footy the other hasn't.

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We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

As for some reason gws delisted him. It's quote interesting that sheeds the type of coach who gives all players on a list to prove himself never got more games in a side who would have got beaten by some vfl sides.

We must be watching completely different players?? Stats a side (which are excellent) it seems like Cain is certain to get a chance to prove himself at AFL level. Skill wise and athletically he has all the attributes of an AFL footballer. Can see him going on and having a pretty good career.
He's also very good on his left side.
I think you'll find recruiters see him as a much superior prospect to Clifton in that he can play multiple positions and has a great mix of speed and endurance. And kicking is elite!

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