Game Chat – Port v Melbourne

Written by Thommo on February 27 2016

NAB 1/NAB 2

Playford Alive Oval, Elizabeth SA at 1:35pm.

WHAT DO WE WANT TO SEE TODAY?

PORT: More midfield structure from Port as they have named a strong squad.

MELB: I would love to see Jesse Hogan tear the competition apart!

SUPERCOACH WATCH

PORT: Many, many players. Wines, Gray (both of them), Ah Chee for role, Lobbe, Pittard, Wingard and Dougie Howser MD.

MELB: A lot of interest here as well: Viney in the midfield, Salem, McDonald (Tom) and Grimes in the backline, Gawn in the ruck and Brayshaw up forward. Oliver, Frost, Kennedy and Wagner are the main rookies to watch.

Anyone else you’re eyeing off today?

THE SQUAD

PORT ADELAIDE POWER

  • 1 Travis Boak
  • 3 Jake Neade
  • 5 Matthew Broadbent
  • 7 Brad Ebert
  • 8 Hamish Hartlett
  • 9 Robbie Gray
  • 11 John Butcher
  • 12 Jackson Trengove
  • 13 Cam O’Shea
  • 15 Karl Amon
  • 16 Ollie Wines
  • 18 Jimmy Toumpas
  • 19 Matt White
  • 20 Chad Wingard
  • 21 Jared Polec
  • 23 Matthew Lobbe
  • 24 Jarman Impey
  • 27 Alipate Carlile
  • 28 Jay Schulz
  • 29 Jasper Pittard
  • 32 Dougal Howard
  • 33 Darcy Byrne-Jones
  • 36 Jack Hombsch
  • 37 Jesse Palmer
  • 39 Justin Westhoff
  • 40 Aaron Young
  • 41 Brendon Ah Chee
  • 42 Tom Jonas
  • 46 Sam Gray

MELBOURNE DEMONS

  • 1 Jesse Hogan
  • 3 Christian Salem
  • 4 Jack Watts
  • 7 Jack Viney
  • 10 Angus Brayshaw
  • 11 Max Gawn
  • 12 Dom Tyson
  • 13 Clayton Oliver
  • 14 Lynden Dunn
  • 15 Billy Stretch
  • 16 Dean Kent
  • 17 Sam Frost
  • 20 Colin Garland
  • 21 Cameron Pedersen
  • 22 Viv Michie
  • 25 Tom McDonald
  • 28 Oscar McDonald
  • 29 Jayden Hunt
  • 30 Alex Neal-Bullen
  • 31 Jack Grimes
  • 32 Tomas Bugg
  • 35 Ben Kennedy
  • 36 Jeff Garlett
  • 37 Aaron Vandenberg
  • 39 Neville Jetta
  • 42 Josh Wagner
  • 43 James Harmes
  • 45 Matt Jones
  • 46 Dean Terlich
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32 thoughts on “Game Chat – Port v Melbourne”

  1. Against the grain of picking KPP but I reckon Hogan could be a hero this year!

    Otherwise most interest for me is in the rucks today.

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  2. Good work as as always with your game previews Thommo!

    A big question mark over Lobbe for those thinking of having him at R2 not going well with the hit outs or around the ground. It is Lobbes first out though. Gawn dominating hit outs so is on my watchlist for an R2 possie.

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  3. POWER

    Travis Boak 135

    Jasper Pittard 107

    Jimmy Toumpas 90

    Brad Ebert 87

    Hamish Hartlett 86

    Matthew Broadbent 86

    Robbie Gray 82

    Sam Gray 80

    Justin Westhoff 65

    Jackson Trengove 62

    Aaron Young 61

    Matthew Lobbe 54

    Jared Polec 54

    Matt White 51

    Karl Amon 51

    Jack Hombsch 51

    Jake Neade 46

    Brendon Ah Chee 42

    Tom Jonas 42

    Ollie Wines 38

    Darcy Byrne-Jones 36

    John Butcher 35

    Cam O’Shea 32

    Jarman Impey 28

    Jay Schulz 20

    DEMONS

    Max Gawn 138

    Aaron vandenBerg 136

    Jack Viney 123

    Jeff Garlett 120

    Matt Jones 95

    Jack Watts 91

    Ben Kennedy 90

    Tomas Bugg 80

    Tom McDonald 77

    Dom Tyson 76

    Colin Garland 75

    Cameron Pedersen 71

    Jack Grimes 63

    Jesse Hogan 63

    Christian Salem 62

    Dean Kent 61

    James Harmes 57

    Clayton Oliver 54

    Neville Jetta 54

    Lynden Dunn 47

    Jayden Hunt 41

    Billy Stretch 38

    Sam Frost 23

    Oscar McDonald 21

    Josh Wagner 17

    Angus Brayshaw 3

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  4. Been tossing up Gawn versus Stef for a bit, or running both. I might be driven crazy by end of NAB on this question alone.

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  5. It looks like my pre-NAB idea of getting Ah Chee and Polec is out. Unless one of the has a really great last game, and even then I’m not sure.

    I’m wondering if Port is perhaps going to have an off year…..?

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  6. Picking players based on NAB Challenge is fraught with danger nowadays. Structures, intensity, player roles are all completely different to the real deal. Wines for example was hardly in the centre all game, Melbourne had over 50 more interchange rotations (Port stayed to the new season rules) and fringe players were exposed to more prominent roles. I have no concerns picking Wines or Polec when the real stuff begins. Wines especially is a contested beast, but has no motivation to get down and dirty in February.

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