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      mcarz
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      Reply #225: Apr 01, 2016 03:31:02 pm
      By the way - Port Adelaide Power v Adelaide Crows tonight should be a cracking game.
      Port have lost Matty White, Jay Schulz and Hamish Hartlett for the game (not to mention Paddy Ryder and Angus Monfries due to suspension) but are still quite strong. Pay attention to Robbie Gray and Chad Wingard, two magicians and among the best players in the league. Charlie Dixon is a recent signing and could be huge for Port as well.

      At first I thought I wouldn't be able to watch that game because it's on at 3:45 a.m. here in the UK but I've just checked the TV schedule and it's on BT Sport so I can record it. It seems BT Sport show a few games each week.
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      Reply #226: Apr 01, 2016 03:55:27 pm
      At first I thought I wouldn't be able to watch that game because it's on at 3:45 a.m. here in the UK but I've just checked the TV schedule and it's on BT Sport so I can record it. It seems BT Sport show a few games each week.

      It starts at 11:45pm here so I'm thinking of watching it live. AFL is not televised in Brazil but I have a WatchAFL subscription. I normally watch games on demand when they're in the middle of the night but sometimes I make the effort to watch them live...

      Do you have any team of preference? If not, then PAFC is the way to go! ;D
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      Reply #227: Apr 01, 2016 04:51:36 pm
      It starts at 11:45pm here so I'm thinking of watching it live. AFL is not televised in Brazil but I have a WatchAFL subscription. I normally watch games on demand when they're in the middle of the night but sometimes I make the effort to watch them live...

      Do you have any team of preference? If not, then PAFC is the way to go! ;D

      I don't have a team preference. I did like the look of the Swans last weekend but I may have to check out Port Adelaide, you're pushing them hard so I feel obliged to give them a go :D. It'll certainly help me follow the season better and keep on track.
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      Reply #228: Apr 01, 2016 05:43:44 pm
      I don't have a team preference. I did like the look of the Swans last weekend but I may have to check out Port Adelaide, you're pushing them hard so I feel obliged to give them a go :D. It'll certainly help me follow the season better and keep on track.

      It is a nice club and I for one always like to pick a team to follow, as you say it is a motivation to keep watching/following the season.
      David suggested that I should support PAFC so I accepted his tip and joined a PAFC internet forum. The reception I got there was so amazing my interest quickly escalated to genuine support. I even met an Aussie PAFC supporter who came to Rio on his holidays last month and he gave me a Port shirt. Another forum member got me a football signed by Chad Wingard, my favorite player.
      It's a pretty old club with lots of history - I think you would like them!
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      Reply #229: Apr 01, 2016 08:11:12 pm
      It is a nice club and I for one always like to pick a team to follow, as you say it is a motivation to keep watching/following the season.
      David suggested that I should support PAFC so I accepted his tip and joined a PAFC internet forum. The reception I got there was so amazing my interest quickly escalated to genuine support. I even met an Aussie PAFC supporter who came to Rio on his holidays last month and he gave me a Port shirt. Another forum member got me a football signed by Chad Wingard, my favorite player.
      It's a pretty old club with lots of history - I think you would like them!

      I think I'll join a forum. I did that when I started watching the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL and my interest has continued to grow. They sound like a nice set of fans from what you've said.

      What forum do you go on mate?

      One thing that made me laugh when I first watched an AFL game was how it looked like there were 30 people just running all over the place for the ball like a bunch of 5 year olds do when they first started playing football :D.
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      Reply #230: Apr 01, 2016 08:19:55 pm
      I think I'll join a forum. I did that when I started watching the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL and my interest has continued to grow. They sound like a nice set of fans from what you've said.

      What forum do you go on mate?

      http://www.bigfooty.com/

      It's HUGE! Lots of members and lots of posts all the time over there.
      They have specific boards for each club, which fans of different teams can see and post, but 99% of the time only fans of the said team post in them. PAFC's board is the following: http://www.bigfooty.com/forum/forums/port-adelaide-est-1870.28/

      It may take a while to get used to it but it's a very good forum. I'm diegodcg over there in case you join!
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      Reply #231: Apr 01, 2016 08:22:37 pm
      http://www.bigfooty.com/

      It's HUGE! Lots of members and lots of posts all the time over there.
      They have specific boards for each club, which fans of different teams can see and post, but 99% of the time only fans of the said team post in them. PAFC's board is the following: http://www.bigfooty.com/forum/forums/port-adelaide-est-1870.28/

      It may take a while to get used to it but it's a very good forum. I'm diegodcg over there in case you join!

      I had a feeling it was the bigfooty site. I checked a few others out and that one seemed the most reputable. I'm about to sign up now. Will let you know what my username is.

      Are there a few Liverpool fans on there? I'm just looking through one of the threads and a few people have Liverpool listed under 'other teams'.
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      Reply #232: Apr 01, 2016 08:39:35 pm
      I had a feeling it was the bigfooty site. I checked a few others out and that one seemed the most reputable. I'm about to sign up now. Will let you know what my username is.

      Are there a few Liverpool fans on there? I'm just looking through one of the threads and a few people have Liverpool listed under 'other teams'.

      Yes there are quite a lot of LFC fans on BigFooty and there is also a board for "Association Football" where the Liverpool thread (Liverpool BigFooty Army or something like that) is one of the most popular threads.
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      Reply #233: Apr 01, 2016 10:17:28 pm
      Yes there are quite a lot of LFC fans on BigFooty and there is also a board for "Association Football" where the Liverpool thread (Liverpool BigFooty Army or something like that) is one of the most popular threads.

      They know their stuff then! I'm just waiting to be approved by the admin. My username is Ash_Mc25
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      Reply #234: Apr 01, 2016 11:15:57 pm
      Diego doing some great work here 😄 Defo jump on Port. Collingwood... Just no. Sydney, I would liken to Chelsea.

      Port Adelaide. Most titles in Australia at state level. Incredible history and proud tradition. Exciting brand of footy. Risky brand as well, but we never die wondering 😄
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      Reply #235: Apr 01, 2016 11:47:41 pm
      I've always wondered what team Darren Burgess (our old head of fitness and conditioning) ended up at and after watching last year's Port Adelaide vs Adelaide Crows game it turns out it's Port Adelaide :D Brendan Rodgers and Sean O'Driscoll were in the crowd and the commentator mentioned it. Wingard and Gray really stand out for Port.

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      Reply #236: Apr 01, 2016 11:50:38 pm
      Diego doing some great work here 😄 Defo jump on Port. Collingwood... Just no. Sydney, I would liken to Chelsea.

      Port Adelaide. Most titles in Australia at state level. Incredible history and proud tradition. Exciting brand of footy. Risky brand as well, but we never die wondering 😄

      What is it with Collingwood? :D. One of my best mates spent a year in Melbourne with his girlfriend as her parents live there and his girlfriend was telling me not to support Collingwood.
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      Reply #237: Apr 02, 2016 01:50:19 am
      What is it with Collingwood? :D. One of my best mates spent a year in Melbourne with his girlfriend as her parents live there and his girlfriend was telling me not to support Collingwood.

      They're a bunch of 4 fingered inbreds.
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      Reply #238: Apr 02, 2016 02:24:05 am
      They're a bunch of 4 fingered inbreds.

      Who do you support mate?
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      Reply #239: Apr 02, 2016 04:32:49 am

      I'm a very long suffering Western Bulldogs supporter. :D
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      Reply #240: Apr 02, 2016 08:02:12 am
      I barrack for Carlton, been a long time between drinks and right now we are rock bottom sh*t!
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      Reply #241: Apr 02, 2016 09:45:43 am
      Just watching the game now, halfway through the 3rd quarter. It’s not been a great performance from Port Adelaide :D Have they got some injuries or something?

      All I’ve witnessed so far is Port Adelaide giving away a few too many free kicks in comparison to the Crows and some incredibly poor kicks at goal from Port. Whenever Port kicks there seems to be a swarm of Crows players contesting the ball and whenever the Crows kick there is barely any pressure from Port when it comes to catching.

      Is this a typical performance for Port or a one off?

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      Reply #242: Apr 02, 2016 09:48:33 am
      They're a bunch of 4 fingered inbreds.

      Well, that explains it :lmao:
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      Reply #243: Apr 02, 2016 02:12:53 pm
      Just watching the game now, halfway through the 3rd quarter. It’s not been a great performance from Port Adelaide :D Have they got some injuries or something?

      All I’ve witnessed so far is Port Adelaide giving away a few too many free kicks in comparison to the Crows and some incredibly poor kicks at goal from Port. Whenever Port kicks there seems to be a swarm of Crows players contesting the ball and whenever the Crows kick there is barely any pressure from Port when it comes to catching.

      Is this a typical performance for Port or a one off?



      Injuries, a few suspensions (season long, that's a whole other story - and nothing of our doing) BUT, still no excuse. Poor execution. We actually led the inside 50's, similar scoring shots - just not executed well, they smashed us in contested ball and in the centre. We are much much better than that, so much talent in the list. They need to get their sh*t together. Massively underachieved last year, and similar issues seem to still exist in the game plan.
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      Reply #244: Apr 02, 2016 04:07:30 pm
      What an awful game to start watching Port :(
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      Reply #245: Apr 02, 2016 04:20:21 pm
      What an awful game to start watching Port :(

      You're not kidding Diego. So glad I didn't stay up in the early hours to watch it. I feel for the Aussie Liverpool fans who watch us at daft o'clock in the morning when we're playing terrible every other week.
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      Reply #246: Apr 02, 2016 04:29:06 pm
      Remember the wise words of the best Aussie band ever ;D

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQO1qZD5lek

      "I might barrack for Port Power, but never for the Crows"
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      Reply #247: Apr 03, 2016 12:56:36 am
      I'm a very long suffering Western Bulldogs supporter. :D

      I enjoyed watching a bit of the Bulldogs last season, they have some good players... Jake Stringer is a brilliant young player, isn't he?
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      Reply #248: Apr 03, 2016 12:57:37 am
      I barrack for Carlton, been a long time between drinks and right now we are rock bottom sh*t!

      Same as my Australian boss at work - she also supports Carlton... constantly complain about them as well haha

      You have an Irish player who seems to be decent, Tuohy or something like that?
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      Reply #249: Apr 03, 2016 02:44:40 am
      I enjoyed watching a bit of the Bulldogs last season, they have some good players... Jake Stringer is a brilliant young player, isn't he?

      He's a an absolute cracker, infact we've got a few guns that I think are going to really start to shine this season. If we work on our accuracy in front of goal and learn to string 4 quarters of footy together we're a top 4 team this season and Premiership contenders in the next 2-3 seasons IMO.

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