Game Chat – Port Adelaide v Gold Coast

Written by Father Dougal on May 19 2019

Where and when: Adelaide Oval, Sunday May 19, 12.40pm ACST

Last time they met: Adelaide Arena at Jiangwan Stadium, round nine, 2018: Port Adelaide 11.16 (82) beat Gold Coast 6.6 (42)

The Power made it two from two in China against the Suns with a scrappy 40-point win in wet conditions. Travis Boak, Sam Powell-Pepper and Tom Rockliff were the best for the Power, while the Suns received strong contributions from Jarrod Witts and Jarrod Harbrow.

What it means for Port Adelaide: Back-to-back losses to Collingwood and Adelaide have put the Power (4-4) back in the pack. A win against the Suns is essential to get the Power some much-needed momentum.

What it means for Gold Coast: The Suns (3-5) must regroup after their last-second one-point loss to Melbourne last weekend. The Suns have been competitive most weeks but need to convert those near-chances into victories.

How Port Adelaide wins: Converting their chances inside the 50m arc. The Power kicked nine goals from 69 inside 50s in last weekend’s Showdown loss to Adelaide, including an inaccurate 3.12 in the first three quarters.

How Gold Coast wins: Turning the game into a low-scoring scrap. The Suns have kicked 61, 73 and 59 points in their three wins this season. They don’t have the offensive firepower to come out on top in a shootout.

The stat: The Suns recorded their first win in club history with a three-point upset of Port Adelaide in round five, 2011. But the pendulum has swung back to the Power since then – winning the next nine meetings between the two clubs by an average margin of 44 points.

The match-up: Paddy Ryder v Jarrod Witts

While Ryder will split time with Scott Lycett in the ruck, his athleticism and tap work when he does go in the middle will be a big challenge for Witts. Ryder is the fifth-ranked ruck in the competition in the AFL Player Ratings, with Witts ranked 10th.

It’s a big week for: Jack Hombsch

Suns defender Jack Hombsch played 98 games for the Power before requesting a trade at the end of last season after falling out of their best 22. He will have a point to prove against his former club.

Father Dougal’s Tip: Power by 40 points.

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39 thoughts on “Game Chat – Port Adelaide v Gold Coast”

    1. NO LATE CHANGES

      FINAL INTERCHANGES

      Port Adelaide: Matthew Broadbent, Zak Butters, Xavier Duursma, Joe Atley

      Gold Coast: Anrthony Miles, Alex Sexton, Brayden Fiorini, Jordan Murdoch

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  1. Hi everyone I’m bit unsure whether
    I should do this trade so I will ask
    the question.

    Tu: Walsh> Josh Kelly
    Td: Hold Walsh and Trade someone
    else out next week. 210 k in the bank.

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    1. Definitely Power.

      I’m still traumatized by what they did to us [West Coast], they absolutely thrived in the rain. Hard contested footy, quick ball movement, etc.

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  2. SUPERCOACH

    Q time
    port 3.1.19 – 4.4.28

    D. Howard 33
    A. Sexton 37
    T. Clurey 31
    J. Witts 35
    K. Amon 28
    A. Miles 29
    X. Duursma 27
    J. Martin 29
    T. Boak 24
    B. Fiorini 28
    K. Farrell 24
    D. MacPherson 25
    D. Byrne-Jones 22
    W. Powell 24
    T. Rockliff 22
    J. Bowes 24
    J. Westhoff 22
    D. Swallow 22
    B. Frampton 20
    C. Ballard 20
    Z. Butters 19
    J. Harbrow 19
    P. Ryder 18
    B. Ainsworth 19
    S. Gray 16
    L. Weller 17
    C. Rozee 16
    N. Holman 17
    D. Houston 14
    S. Collins 13
    M. Broadbent 13
    J. Corbett 13
    J. Lienert 12
    J. Murdoch 10
    S. Lycett 10
    P. Wright 8
    J. Garner 10
    J. Joyce 7
    S. Powell-Pepper 9
    J. Lukosius 6
    J. Atley 8
    B. King 5
    S. Motlop 5
    J. Hombsch 1

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      1. wouldn’t be happy if you were 1 of the ppl that brought in boak & kelly
        poor result over 6 Q’s for a million clams

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  3. SUPERCOACH

    1/2 time
    port 6.3.39 – 6.7.43

    S. Gray 54
    B. Fiorini 79
    D. Howard 50
    J. Bowes 64
    P. Ryder 48
    J. Martin 59
    K. Amon 44
    J. Harbrow 58
    D. Byrne-Jones 40
    B. Ainsworth 54
    Z. Butters 40
    D. MacPherson 52
    C. Rozee 40
    A. Miles 48
    T. Rockliff 38
    A. Sexton 48
    T. Clurey 37
    C. Ballard 46
    X. Duursma 37
    J. Witts 46
    T. Boak 36
    W. Powell 44
    J. Lienert 34
    L. Weller 41
    K. Farrell 33
    N. Holman 39
    J. Garner 33
    D. Swallow 34
    D. Houston 28
    J. Murdoch 30
    J. Westhoff 26
    J. Hombsch 29
    M. Broadbent 24
    J. Lukosius 26
    S. Powell-Pepper 23
    P. Wright 24
    J. Atley 22
    J. Corbett 21
    S. Motlop 19
    S. Collins 19
    B. Frampton 19
    J. Joyce 19
    S. Lycett 18
    B. King 10

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  4. I see my Power by 40 tip is being brutally ripped apart by reality. I’m really not much good at the whole tipping thing it seems. And now I feel an urge to try and make a bacon glider….

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    1. Father, your broader observations are priceless….dont be so down on yourself for one bad prediction.

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  5. noticed rocliff was very poor in the rain last time also
    seems to run @ 1/2 pace & hurry’s his possessions when he gets them

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  6. SUPERCOACH

    3/4 time
    port 9.9.63 – 7.8.50

    T. Boak 83
    B. Fiorini 100
    C. Rozee 81
    C. Ballard 76
    D. Byrne-Jones 79
    J. Bowes 76
    T. Rockliff 75
    D. MacPherson 74
    P. Ryder 75
    J. Martin 72
    S. Gray 70
    L. Weller 71
    K. Amon 67
    J. Harbrow 66
    T. Clurey 64
    J. Hombsch 64
    D. Howard 58
    B. Ainsworth 61
    S. Powell-Pepper 58
    J. Witts 61
    Z. Butters 56
    A. Miles 59
    S. Motlop 56
    W. Powell 59
    K. Farrell 53
    P. Wright 44
    M. Broadbent 52
    A. Sexton 43
    J. Lienert 46
    J. Lukosius 38
    B. Frampton 46
    J. Corbett 38
    S. Lycett 45
    D. Swallow 38
    J. Garner 44
    J. Joyce 35
    X. Duursma 42
    N. Holman 33
    J. Atley 42
    J. Murdoch 29
    D. Houston 41
    S. Collins 19
    J. Westhoff 38
    B. King 16

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  7. SUPERCOACH

    final
    port 13.11.89 – 7.9.51

    before scaling

    C. Rozee 106
    B. Fiorini 124
    T. Boak 106
    J. Bowes 93
    S. Gray 96
    L. Weller 91
    D. Byrne-Jones 95
    D. MacPherson 85
    T. Rockliff 90
    C. Ballard 83
    K. Amon 90
    J. Harbrow 82
    P. Ryder 87
    J. Witts 79
    D. Houston 80
    J. Hombsch 77
    S. Powell-Pepper 76
    J. Martin 77
    K. Farrell 76
    A. Miles 71
    D. Howard 75
    W. Powell 69
    M. Broadbent 72
    B. Ainsworth 64
    Z. Butters 72
    D. Swallow 61
    T. Clurey 69
    A. Sexton 58
    J. Lienert 68
    J. Corbett 53
    S. Motlop 67
    P. Wright 49
    J. Atley 62
    N. Holman 42
    B. Frampton 59
    J. Lukosius 41
    J. Garner 59
    J. Joyce 40
    X. Duursma 55
    J. Murdoch 39
    J. Westhoff 55
    S. Collins 31
    S. Lycett 55
    B. King 16

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