Coach - Ken Hinkley
Points for - 2nd
Points Against - 4th
Top 5 Best and Fairest
- Robbie Gray
- Travis Boak
- Kane Cornes
- Justin Westhoff
- Matt Lobbe
2013/2014 Rising Star Noms
Paddy Ryder, Johann Wagner, Dougal Howard, Logan Austin, Jesse Palmer, Billy Frampton, Nathan Krakouer (rk), Tom Logan (rk),
Dom Cassisi, Cam Hitchcock, Campbell Heath, Lewis Stevenson, Ben Newton, Tom Logan, Brent Renouf
I am in two minds about Port. Firstly they have managed to boost their list and really cover their deficiency by picking up Ryder. Secondly I hate them and hope they fail miserably. Historically they are probably in a race with Fremantle for who can pick up the most Essendon players although Port have got the players at the right time.
They should have been top four last year and went through a soft patch losing 5 out of 6 games from round 15. For a while they looked like they had been found out a little and things weren’t quite as rosy as they looked. They pulled it back towards the end but something about that period just made them look vulnerable and a little shaky. Despite winning two finals I wasn’t convinced.
All that being said. Port will be a top four team this year. They will finish 3rd or 4th but I don’t think they are a challenger.