Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Port Adelaide Power
First. Port finished on top for the second year in a row. They finished their season with a 112 points to 68 preliminary final thrashing at the hands of Collingwood.
Matthew Primus. Primus was named Best and Fairest, as well as being named in the All- Australian team for the second year in a row.
|Port coach Mark Williams was a former club captain and best fairest winner of which AFL club?||Port Adelaide Power
Collingwood. Williams captained the Magpies from 1983 to 1986 and won the Copeland Trophy as best player in 1981 and 1985.
Choppy. Choppy is one of the Power's most exciting players. He was recruited from the Kangaroo's where he was a member of the 1999 premiership team.
|1997 saw the Power get their first representative in the All Australian team. Who was that player?||Port Adelaide Power
Adam Heuskes. The controversial Heuskes was named on a back flank. He was later traded to Brisbane before retiring from the AFL in his mid 20s.
|Port player Dean Brogan, was a professional in which sport before converting to Aussie Rules football?||Port Adelaide Power
basketball. Brogan won a National Basketball League championship with the Adelaide 36ers in 1997. He also spent a season with the Newcastle Falcons.
Gavin Wanganeen. 1993 Brownlow medalist Wanganeen was the Power's highest profile recruit in its first year, and held the captaincy until Primus took over in 2001.
1999. In their third season, they scraped in. They lost to Hawthorn by eventual Premiers North Melbourne by 44 points, but the Power played a hard fought match.
|In 1997, Port Adelaide elected to play in the same stadium as rivals Adelaide Crows. What stadium was it?||Port Adelaide
AAMI Stadium. Hindmarsh is a soccer ground. Adelaide Oval host cricket and occasionally the odd rugby match. Aurora is in Tasmania.
|In 2004, who was the first player to be picked under the father-son rule?||Port Adelaide
Brett Ebert. Bretts father Russell was a legend for the SANFL Port Adelaide Magpies. Brad is his cousin and played for West Coast.
|In 1997, the Power chose the which colours to play in?||Port Adelaide
Teal, Black and White. No teams uses red without another color (Melbourne is red and blue for example), red, white and blue is the colors for the Western Bulldogs and red, yellow and blue refers to the crosstown rivals, the Crows.
|How many seasons did Power take to make the finals and win their first finals match?||Port Adelaide
8. This was the year 2004 they won the Grand Final against Brisbane.
9. In 1997, they won 9, drew 1 and lost 12. However, the year after they would get a new coach, Mark Williams, who would turn the club around.
Give their captains the number 1 jumper. Port has always given the jumper to their captain, and if the ex-captain is still playing, he is given his old number back.
|In 1997, who was elected the inaugural captain of the Power?||Port Adelaide
Gavin Wanganeen. Wanganeen, the first ever aborigine to win the MVP award and the Brownlow Medal was signed from Essendon. Primus would succeed him. Montgomery never became the captain, and Simpson never played for the Power.
|In 1997, Port Adelaide played their first ever match against whom?||Port Adelaide
Collingwood. Unlike their South Australian rivals, the Crows, the Power were not victorious on their debut.
|When the Power first entered the AFL in 1997, why did they not use the name of their SANFL (South Australian National Football League) affiliate Magpies?||Port Adelaide
Because the AFL already had a team called the Magpies. The Magpies is the name of fellow AFL club Collingwood.