Your 2023 Port Adelaide Power season preview is here, just in time for the start of the new AFL season! Everything you need to know about the Power is here, all in the one article – aren't you lucky. We’ve got information about squad changes, rankings and stats from last year, key matches to look for, as well as none other than ex-AFL star Heath Shaw’s opinion on how the Power will go this season.
Let’s get cracking shall we!
Let’s take a little look at the new signings for the Power, along with all the players they’ve parted ways with:
Ins: Nathan Barkla, Francis Evans, Jason Horne-Francis, Kyle Marshall, Tom McCallum, Junior Rioli and Thomas Scully
Outs: Karl Amon, Martin Frederick, Robbie Gray, Sam Mayes, Steven Motlop, Taj Schofield and Sam Skinner
Where did the Power rank for disposals in the AFL last season? Or what about clangers? All the key rankings for the Power are below:
Frees For: 18th
Frees Against: 12th
Who had the most goals for the Power? Who had the most marks? All these stats and more can be found below:
Most Disposals: Oliver Wines - 596
Most Tackles: Willem Drew - 112
Most Clearances: Travis Boak - 123
Most Marks: Dan Houston - 131
Most Goals: Todd Marshall - 45
3 Key Matches To Watch
These are the key matches you can’t miss if you’re a Power fan (up to Round 15):
Match 1: Round 1, vs Lions, at Adelaide Oval (Sat, Mar 18, 4:35pm)
Match 2: Round 3, vs Crows, at Adelaide Oval (Sat, Apr 1, 7:30pm)
Match 3: Round 14, vs Cats, at Adelaide Oval (Thu, Jun 15, 7:40pm)
2023 AFL Season Expectations
The old power from Port that had the lights dulled down a bit last year. There was a point you go into seasons thinking, what do they need to do to win a premiership?
This year it’s how to get back up into contention. Overall, they have a good list, good youth and solid structure but is that enough to make it? I don't think so.
Predicted Finish: Between 8-14