Game Chat – North Melbourne v Port Adelaide

Written by Thommo on August 17 2019

Where and when: Marvel Stadium, Saturday August 17, 7.25pm AEST

What it means for North Melbourne: This match can’t come soon enough for the Roos, who posted their lowest-ever score in last week’s 55-point thumping to Geelong. Finals are no longer on the radar, so coach Rhyce Shaw will just be looking for an improved performance to restore pride.

What it means for Port Adelaide: Another chance to shed its reputation as the AFL’s Jekyll and Hyde side. Adelaide and Essendon’s respective form slumps have coincided with a Power surge that has it in a strong position to return to the finals. Ken Hinkley’s men need to keep winning.

The stat: Port Adelaide hasn’t lost to North Melbourne since 2014, winning all five clashes – three of them at Marvel Stadium – since then by an average margin of 31 points.

The match-up: Todd Goldstein v Peter Ladhams

Ladhams’ (ranked 584th in the AFL Player Ratings) development throughout the year, first in the SANFL and now in Port’s senior side, earned him a new three-year contract and even interest from the Roos. This is Goldstein’s (rated eighth) chance to show North made the right call to stick with him.

It’s a big week for: Jared Polec

Polec was no lone ranger as an underwhelming performer in last week’s big loss to Geelong, but he has more responsibility than most. Some of his kicking – typically a strength – was subpar and his contest work was questionable at times.

Thommo’s Tip – Port by 1 point.


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21 thoughts on “Game Chat – North Melbourne v Port Adelaide”

  1. Holding cameron and taking a stab with westhoff just in case gawn doesnt get up next week. Hopefully westhoff performs like he has vs north the last couple of times



    North Melbourne: Trent Dumont, Paul Ahern, Taylor Garner, Jed Anderson
    Port Adelaide: Matthew Broadbent, Ollie Wines, Zak Butters, Peter Ladhams


    1. I think we’ve got a better chance of the dockers getting up and then Essendon losing to Collingwood next week.


      1. Yeah Hawthorn needs to win all their matches if the want to get in the final contention i’ll take anything lol just make it to the final hahaha


  3. 3/4 time

    T. Goldstein137
    T. Boak 77
    B. Brown 116
    D. Houston 76
    N. Larkey 112
    P. Ryder 64
    B. Cunnington 94
    C. Rozee 62
    J. Macmillan 89
    J. Westhoff 56
    J. Ziebell 88
    C. Dixon 51
    J. Polec 86
    T. Rockliff 51
    J. Simpkin 78
    T. Jonas 47
    J. Anderson 78
    T. Clurey 46
    S. Atley 74
    O. Wines 42
    J. Pittard 73
    K. Amon 40
    S. Higgins 65
    R. Gray 39
    S. Thompson 59
    M. Broadbent 37
    C. Zurhaar 57
    S. Powell-Pepper 37
    R. Tarrant 51
    H. Hartlett 35
    T. Garner 51
    R. Burton 35
    M. Williams 50
    S. Gray 32
    N. Hrovat 46
    R. Bonner 28
    T. Dumont 44
    P. Ladhams 25
    K. Turner 37
    Z. Butters 24
    S. Durdin 35
    T. Marshall 20
    T. Thomas 27
    D. Byrne-Jones 3


  4. final

    T. Goldstein 176
    T. Boak 111
    B. Brown 136
    D. Houston 105
    B. Cunnington 129
    P. Ryder 86
    J. Ziebell 125
    J. Westhoff 72
    S. Higgins 121
    T. Clurey 72
    N. Larkey 119
    C. Rozee 71
    J. Simpkin 117
    T. Jonas 63
    J. Macmillan 113
    O. Wines 61
    J. Polec 110
    C. Dixon 60
    S. Atley 108
    T. Rockliff 57
    J. Pittard 101
    R. Gray 55
    S. Thompson 91
    R. Burton 53
    J. Anderson 84
    K. Amon 52
    T. Dumont 73
    S. Powell-Pepper 49
    M. Williams 67
    H. Hartlett 46
    C. Zurhaar 67
    M. Broadbent 46
    T. Garner 66
    R. Bonner 40
    N. Hrovat 65
    S. Gray 39
    R. Tarrant 54
    Z. Butters 38
    K. Turner 52
    P. Ladhams 31
    S. Durdin 47
    T. Marshall 27
    T. Thomas 38
    D. Byrne-Jones 7


  5. Not sure what happened to my post early this evening where I asked Goldy to do a de-stroy- action on Rydet, Ladhamd, Dixon and Marshall and for that matter any other Port player that Kenny puts up.

    SC Gods you have delivered.

    Kenny could have played a premiership ruckman but nooooooo he thought he knew better.

    Me thinks Kenny has one more week left in the AFL while Lycett at least has a 4 year contract to go.


    1. ahh , memories of a few years ago when Goldy was my set & forget Captain
      punch’n out 150’s for me every week
      good times


      1. Hear ya PJ.My choice for last trade was Goldy to Gawn or Begley to Hanners.Chose Hanners in what looks like a good move.No trades left though.



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