Game Chat – Port Adelaide vs Essendon

Written by Thommo on September 12 2020

Where and When: Adelaide Oval , Saturday 12 September at 5:05pm AEST

Last time they met: Rd 20: Port Adelaide 19.12 (126) def Essendon 9.13 (67) at Marvel Stadium

Match Preview: All is not well at Windy Hill. The Bombers no longer have a match in hand and they find themselves over a game outside the top 8. They have also lost Hurley and Heppell (again) to injury and Hooker has been dropped. And now they find themselves facing the ladder-topping Port Power.

Every season we wait for the inevitable drop off by the Power but this season they look a different side. Most pundits have Richmond, Brisbane and Geelong ahead of Port Adelaide but it’s hard to see them dropping this one. Expect the Power to wrap up a top 2 spot today.

Supercoach Watch: Port: Boak remains a great smokey while Robbie Gray, Dan Houston and even Peter Ladhams could make decent late-season selections if you are cash-strapped.

Essendon: Merrett is well and truly back to his Supercoach best while Ridley, Shiel and Devon Smith appear in plenty of teams. Sam Draper is also holding up plenty of ruck lines to end the SC season.

Thommo Watch: I want Ladhams as my F6. He needs to repay the faith after his COVID breech so expect a decent return this and next round.

Thommo’s Tip: Port by 30 points.


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15 thoughts on “Game Chat – Port Adelaide vs Essendon”

  1. I’m an Eagles man, but I’d love for the Dons to get up here and salvage some dignity.

    Hopefully Riddles can also bounce back from last week’s 73.


  2. I’m hoping my bombers get spanked by 100pts and they finally decide that supporters deserve more than be patient, and do something about it. Carlton and Freo are now looking at us in their rear view mirrors. Tanner is going…so should anyone on the board that remains pre the ASADA debacle. The club was at its best when they had all those players with a bit of c..t. We need another dirty little prick as coach….not an academic.
    Clarkson would love the challenge.
    Sorry for the rant.


  3. At this stage, it doesn’t look like I will have a VC/C loophole for tomorrow for my preferred option of VC Gawn tonight

    TU : VC Merrett so I can Captain Gawn / Macrae or Neale if needed by using Captain Riccardi tonight
    TD: VC Gawn tonight with no chance to Captain Macrae or Neale if Gawn goes big, unless Doc / Wicks / Schoenberg are not named to play tomorrow.


  4. 1/4 Time – Bombers 2.1.13 lead Pt Adel 1.2.8

    Hamish Hartlett 42
    Scott Lycett 40
    Dan Houston 36
    Todd Marshall 30
    Tom Rockliff 28
    Charlie Dixon* 27
    Tom Jonas 24
    Tom Clurey 24
    Xavier Duursma 23
    Travis Boak 21
    Karl Amon 20
    Connor Rozee 20
    Ollie Wines 17
    Kane Farrell 14
    Robbie Gray 12
    Trent McKenzie 12
    Riley Bonner 11
    Darcy Byrne-Jones 8
    Peter Ladhams 6
    Sam Powell-Pepper 3
    Steven Motlop 1
    Brad Ebert -1

    Darcy Parish 38
    Matt Guelfi 36
    Zach Merrett 36
    Dylan Shiel 34
    Sam Draper 31
    Jordan Ridley 27
    James Stewart 27
    Kyle Langford 25
    B. Zerk-Thatcher 24
    Adam Saad 21
    Devon Smith 21
    Jake Stringer 19
    Mitchell Hibberd 18
    Brayden Ham 17
    Dylan Clarke 14
    A. M-Tipungwuti 14
    Martin Gleeson 12
    Jacob Townsend 12
    Tom Cutler 11
    Joe Daniher 10
    Will Snelling 6
    Andrew Phillips -2


      1. Port still the better side, but yeah. You’d be in it had the umpires not bet their salaries on Dixon for the Coleman lol.


  5. HALF TIME – big 2nd Q from Port in the wet sees them in front 6.7.43 to Bombers 2.3.15

    Scott Lycett 77
    Tom Rockliff 74
    Dan Houston 68
    Hamish Hartlett 65
    Connor Rozee 64
    Charlie Dixon* 53
    Robbie Gray 52
    Travis Boak 49
    Xavier Duursma 45
    Tom Jonas 42
    Darcy Byrne-Jones 42
    Peter Ladhams 40
    Karl Amon 39
    Todd Marshall 38
    Trent McKenzie 37
    Riley Bonner 37
    Sam Powell-Pepper 33
    Ollie Wines 32
    Tom Clurey 30
    Brad Ebert 29
    Kane Farrell 23
    Steven Motlop 20

    Jordan Ridley 64
    Adam Saad 59
    Zach Merrett 49
    Kyle Langford 46
    Dylan Shiel 45
    Matt Guelfi 45
    Devon Smith 44
    Sam Draper 38
    Darcy Parish 34
    James Stewart 34
    B. Zerk-Thatcher 34
    Dylan Clarke 29
    Jake Stringer 29
    Brayden Ham 27
    Mitchell Hibberd 24
    A. M-Tipungwuti 23
    Jacob Townsend 21
    Tom Cutler 20
    Joe Daniher 11
    Martin Gleeson 10
    Andrew Phillips 10
    Will Snelling 9



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