Quite a few departures from the club..
Nash Holmes also gone in addition to the names below.
Re signings are the Harvey Hooper, Harry Stubbings, Tom Hird and Josh Green.
* It's time to restore the VFA name.
Good pick up in Tobe Watson from Swan Districts (played 13 AFL games with Fremantle). Will be a good replacement for Phillips whose gone to box hill to gain more exposure. It's a pity our players have to resort to that now, their was a time pre channel 7 that Port Melbourne games were featured more regularly and players gained greater exposure.
Another player to come over from W.A. is Jimmy Miller who has played around 81 senior games both with Frankston and South Fremantle. At 196 cms he provides some height in the forward line. Wonder how Frankston fans rate Jimmy (albeit it was a while since he played for them).
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I thought Jimmy was ok while at Frankston - a good player, not great, but it looks like he may have improved in the WAFL. I remember Paul Amy spruiking him as a star and likely to be drafted, but I never rated him as highly as that. He was a pretty good mark at times but he wasn't very versatile - more the old fashioned full forward type. Could also have a run in the ruck.
Thanks Bearsman, hopefully he has improved. Having his versatility is useful as we have lost a couple of ex AFL ruckman, Hunter is officially no longer at Port and Naismith is heavily rumoured to be signed at a AFL club.
A couple of good resignings made official of late in Anastasio and Hooper.
Rumour Mill has Naismith to Richmond ...
No longer a rumour Bearsman, the vfls worst kept secret was made official earlier today, Naismith has been signed by Richmond. Second big loss for Port. Hopefully can get some quality signings, time will tell.
Jake Gaspar SANFL bound .... off to Central Districts
Dylan Clarke gone to Sorrento
God we have lost a few good players. 2024 may be another development year!
I'm.liking the sounds of Owen Mullady, 4 times best on ground out of 18 games played last season in the SANFL. What makes this more impressive is the fact that he achieved this with West Adelaide who got the wooden spoon.
Good news that Archi Manton has re signed, we will need to get him and the already recruited Jummy Miller some assistance up there as the forward line was a problem this season and has been majorly depleted with the loss of Signorello and Gasper, as well as the man we had high hopes on and I'm sure we didn't see the best of in Jordan Lane.
Tom Hoffert has also resigned and its very likely we will rely on him a fair bit more with the loss of our 2 ex AFL ruck men in Hunter and Naismith.
Must agree with Northport, I don't have faith that after not playing finals for the past 3 seasons and losing a coach that draws quality that we are that destination club we once were and as a result I can't see why we would draw quality over Williamstown or Werribee other than perhaps geography. It's going to take exceptional recruiting to the standard of the 2016 off season recruiting for us to play finals. Theirs no overwhelming strong weaknesses I feel, however we are merely average all over the park.
Robbie McComb from the Bulldogs and Spencer Johnson from the Bullants are the two latest signings.
Handy pick-ups! McComb is a good VFL level footballer who should slot in nicely.
In some more good news for Port, it appears that fans were either misled or Signorello has changed his mind as the club has today confirmed that he has re signed. Will Port Melbourne be able to sign that elusive key forward they have struggled to find since Jordan Lisles departure.
Flynn Kroegar from Geeling has signed with Port. Flynn has had two major injuries and as a result has only played 3 games the past two seasons for Geelong VFL.
Felix Flockart has resigned for Port. Whilst a capable ruck man I still believe a key ruckman to make up for the loss of Naismith would be beneficial.
Sam Green from Clarence in Tas could be a good signing for Port. A very versatile big man who can play all three lines and is a great competitor. Has been consistently amongst the best players in Tas for 2-3 years and should be ready to step up at 22-23yo. Hopefully he has a great year.
Port have lost some good talent but look to have recruited well so far. Hopefully the issues of getting them on the ground like we had last year doesn't occur in 2024.
I've just renewed my Borough membership for 2024. Hoping for a proper update from the club in the upcoming AGM in December. Normally it's an entertaining event when the floor gets opened for questions from the attending members!