Power vs Melbourne round 14

Everyone this was Port third home game in a row and the second and more than likely final Friday night game for the Power in 2018, we will have to wait and see if they get the Friday night game for round 23 which date and times haven’t been realised yet but this will be highly unlikely unless the game against Essendon is pivotal to how the final 8 finish

You will probably notice a different view in the video I decide to sit somewhere different to watch /record the Match from and get a different perspective for you watching our video.

Adelaide based Melbourne game have been waiting to see there team playing well for quite some time and would have been very excited to see there team come into town in finals contention for the first time in along time.

The the final scores for the match were

Port 1.3 (9) 4.6 (30) 8.7 (55) 11.9 (75)
Melbourne 3.5 (23)  4.8 (32) 9.9 (63) 9.11 (65)

Ports first and only goal for the first quarter came at Quarter time from Brad Ebert set shot after the siren, at Quarter time Port only had 10 free kicks to Melbourne’s 16, with Melbourne getting all there free kicks Port fans were not happy as you would expect because they are so passionate. At the end of the game port finished in front for the free kicks having a total of 30 and Melbourne only having 24 free kicks this would be primary due to port starting to play harder and getting in front more.

Port didn’t report any injuries at the end of the game but some of the players did appear to be managed staying of the bench for longer then they normally would have.
Melbourne reported two injuries, the highly creative defensive Neville Jetta rolling his ankle and getting a head knock and  Tom McDonald getting hit in the ribs Tom will have scans on his chest in the coming days. They both played out the game so depending on scans they will more than likely be good to go next week pending passing a late week fitness test.

There were some big name players missing Jack Watts will be playing another week in the SANFL and as a result missed out playing against his old team and I’m pretty sure this would have been tough for him to take as he would have been keen to prove a point to his old team mates that he does still have plenty to offer at AFL level.

A  couple of big names for Melbourne that missed out are Jake Lever who is out for the season with an ACL and a favourite of mine Dom Tyson I feel he is a key player in their midfield to drive the ball out congestion and into their forward line, due to Port strong in and under bodies I would have brought him into the team.

If you watched the match what did you enjoy about the game and were you happy with how the match went

Until next time
Kieran

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AFL Round 13 Power vs Bulldogs

Everyone Thursday night football was back and Port Adelaide had it hosting the Western Bulldogs the Bulldogs were looking for another win going in to the match with only 4 wins but port was also going into the match to keep their finals chance alive.

this was Todd Marshall first game of the season after he missed most of last year going on compassionate leave after the death of his dad and them only a couple of months after that the death of his mother aswell is sad to lose one parent let alone both and only being 19 years old you will have to fill for him. There was a minute applause at the 13-minute mark of the first quarter to show support to Todd as he wears the number 13 you can see a video of the applause down below and see the sportsmanship from the bulldogs aswell.

fans applaud marshall in special moment

Ollie wines and Robbie Gray both had great games again with them both getting more then 25 disposals and Robbie kicking 3 goals and Ollie kicking just 1. The forwards also had a great game aswell with Charlie Dixon and Tom Rockliff kicking 3 goals each.

Paddy Ryder is trying his best to get the all Australian Ruckmen again and go back to back he got one goal but he won almost every single hit out and ruck contest when he was on the ground.

Chad Wingard and Sam Powell-Pepper played liked they always do getting the ball and getting out to there teammates and try and help get goals. Chad help out and got a game high total of 30 disposals putting just behind Ollie wines in the team disposals getter for the game and Sam got 24 disposals. If I was coaching a team and I could bring in some players the go in hard and get the ball Chad and Sam would be my first two picks in the team.

the first quarter wasn’t the best from the bulldogs only kick a behind and port kick 5 goals which means port were going into quarter time controlling the game. But in the second quarter I saw a completely different Western Bulldogs side from the first quarter they were able to get the ball into the forward fifty and have chance at getting goals, and they did going into half time kicking 4 goals and keeping port to only 3 goals and port going into half time with a total of 8 goals. Ken Hinkley (port Coach) must have not been happy at Half time because Port came out in the third quarter and kicked six goals and keeping the bulldogs to only 4 and the did the same in the fourth quarter aswell kicking another six goals taking the final score to 20.12 (132) and keeping the bulldogs to only kick 3 in the fourth taking the final score to 11.9 (75)

If you saw the game and you are a port fan you would have been happy with that result.

Until next time
Kieran

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Video of the Week

Everyone for the second video of the week I found a challenge type video that I know Matt and myself would like to try it and upload to our youtube channel which you can find here https://www.youtube.com

You can see in the video I found are just some mates kicking around the football in an AFL related challenge with you trying to not get the letters of the word HORSE which means you try and get a goal and try not get any letters of the word horse. Courtesy of the video goes to Dylan Holt and you can check out his youtube channel by clicking the link here https://www.youtube.com

My favourite shot in the whole video would have to be the dribble kick on the boundary to get it in and try not get the first letter of Horse this is probably one of the hardest kick to do if you haven’t done it before I haven’t done this shot but I reckon if I practice it I will be able to get it. I reckon the hardest shot other the shot dribble kick from the boundary would have to be the opposite foot torpedo kick. The reason why is because how many times would you use your other foot to kick the football let alone do a torpedo kick.

Thanks for watching and I hope you enjoyed the second post of video of the week leave a comment if you would like to see Matt and myself try this challenge. Also, in that comment why not say what your favourite shot is and why that shot is your favourite shot in the video.

If you would like to see a type of video for video of the week I would like to hear you thoughts and maybe make them a video of the week.

until next time
kieran

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Whats Your Favourite Sport or Sports

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Everyone I thought I would do another post asking what you favourite thing is, this time I thought about asking what your favourite sports are and why. I have a couple of sports that are my enjoy but my favourite sport that I like is Motorsport.

The reason Motorsport is my favourite sport is because you just don’t see one race the same every time you watch a race you might see that it has no safety cars or you might see another race where there are a lot of safety cars.

You will see different drivers in each variation of motorsport, yearly you can see drivers and teams leave the sport and also see some new drivers and teams come in, In some variations you might also see some past drivers from the sport come back part time and do enduro type events. For example in Australia Mark Skaife finished up in the V8 Supercars as a full-time driver but came back and drove in the Enduros of which the V8 Supercars have three races each season  Sandown,  Bathurst and the third at the Gold Coast. On his return Mark Skaife competed in this enduro races with his long time friend Craig Lowndes

I was very happy when I heard Mark was going to race with Craig as Mark was one of my favourite drivers at the time and Craig is my favourite driver ever. I think Craig will do the same as what Mark did when he retires and continue racing in the enduros and race with either Jamie Whincup or Shane Van Gisbergen as they should still be driving when he retires full time from driving.

The next sport on my list of sports I enjoy is AFL, between the teams the players abilities and coaching styles vary significantly causing considerable variations in each game watched. In one match a team could win by a big margin against one opponent and the next game they might have very nail bitting game no matter where the teams fall on the ladder but just due to how the teams match up.

Basketball is another sport I really get into, my favourite Basketball team is the Utah Jazz and I was very happy to see Donovan Mitchell I really rate him highly due to how quick and versatile he is. With him being able to help out his team mates where ever he can. You don’t always see that team first attitude in some of the players in the NBA. Why I like basketball is because if you want to you can go out and play with a friend or group of friends and put a pick up game together really easy.

Thanks for reading this post and it hopefully its help you guys understand me a bit more, why I like these certain sports. As always I would like to hear about what your favourite sports or sport are and why you like them.

Until next time Kieran

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Showdown XLIV (44) Power vs Crows

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Everyone with the Showdown being on of the biggest games in South Australia for Port Adelaide Power and the Adelaide crows the Showdown is regarded as one of the toughest games to play according to past and present Power and Crows players so I was not missing this game. You can see a video down below of the players running through the banners all the way up to the Showdown medal getting handed out along with the first ever Showdown shield that the Power and the crows played for.

The game started with port getting the first score on the board but the Crows easily responded with a goal of their own. They game was quite fast paced in some parts but very slow in the other parts it was tooth and nail from the very first bounce right until the final siren. After a stressful final minute with the Crows going ahead by a point with a goal with 50 seconds to go many Ports fans heart sunk then the unthinkable happened new Port recruit Steven Motlop showed some magic and kicked a goal 19 seconds later putting put back in front with 31 seconds to go, Port Adelaide won showdown number XLIV (44) making it all tied up in the showdown wins with 22 apiece.
At the time of me posting this I have hardly any voice of me screaming at goals getting scored or the umpires but hopefully by tomorrow morning it will be better.

Until next time

Kieran

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Weekly Wrap 6th May 2018

A slow week here on Mates Madness with only 2 posts featured on the site during the week starting with Kieran ask everyone which VFL team he should coach when starting his coach career on AFL Evolution.

The 2nd being my footy comeback which was only posted this morning after playing yesterday which was much harder than I could have imagined.

For me it was a tough week overall which is part of the reason I did not get on here as much as I should have to contribute and share with you all. This week on Wednesday afternoon my Nana passed away, we had not been close in a very long time but it still hit me quite a bit harder than what I had expected. We all knew she didn’t have much time left as she had been unwell for some time. As mentioned I had not been close with my Nana for sometime but when I was younger I had a huge amount of respect for her she cared for her mum my Nan Con for years (my great grandmother), I would go up to Nan Cons house every holidays and help out by maintaining the yard, pruning hedges, trimming trees, mowing lawns and whatever else was required. As with everything over time things change people change and in this case my Nan and I changed as a result we were no longer as close. Each of made decisions which had consequences which as a result pushed us further apart to the point of very limited contact. In my case I would generally visit her to appease my Dad as he was still very close to his mum. After all that though this week when she passed away it wasn’t the bad memories that filled me it was the good memories from when I was a kid that I remembered which is why it hit me much harder than that I thought.

I will miss my Nana but at the same time I am glad to be remembering the good memories not the bad stuff from over the last decade or so.

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AFL Evolution Coach Career

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everyone  I thought I do a Coach Career mode starting in the VFL but I’m not sure what club I should start from I would like to hear your thought on what club I should there is a poll below for you to vote on with all the VFL teams

what club should I coach

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once I’ve started a coach career I will do a weekly post of how each round has gone I will also take a picture of the final score of each match for the round that I’ve just done to show how it went in that round and also tell you what I hope to happen next round. I will also take a picture of the ladder after each round as well to show you were my team is seating at the time and if they can make finals.
I would like hear what other Career modes you would like to see post from maybe a New Player just starting out trying to get to a AFL team or a professional player already on an AFL team but I wouldn’t know what professional player to choose from as there are too many good one to choose from maybe you can help me out and narrow it down to a couple of favourite players.
until next time
kieran

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Weekly Wrap 28th April 2018

Even though this week was a short week at work it felt like a long one, getting back into the work groove after a few weeks off was tough, that being said I still made time to get on Mates Madness early in the week to share another of the videos taken whilst I was in Melbourne on my family holiday. Check out the active animals at the Melbourne Zoo.

Kieran shared his overall Batman collection, there is some pretty cool stuff there. Do you guys have a favourite from his current Batman Collection

Kieran and I also conducted a little bit of mad science (see the pun, Mates Madness) we dropped a whole heap of different lollies into Coca Cola (Coke) to check out the different reactions so pretty cool and some were fizzers.

As mentioned above it was short work week with Anzac Day falling mid week on a Wednesday, Lest We Forget. A day of acknowledgement of a fallen soldiers a day where we reflect on the significant sacrifices made by the Australian and New Zealand soldiers to enable us to have the life that we have today.

Mates Madness launched a new app and probably the best app that we have made so far Astronaut Space Walk a flappy bird clone but instead of an Astronaut dodging Super Mario style tubes you guide an Astronaut between the satellites on his space walk, its no where near as easy as it looks.

 

Kieran shared his AFL fantasy team and explained some of his reasons behind his selections and his lack of trades, personally with Ablett being injured for a few weeks now I would have traded him out or at least moved him to the bench, there are also some really good new players in the AFL system this year getting games already so I have made some changes to my bench players before prices went up and grabbed some really good bargains on those players but its looks like he has missed out on that.

That’s where the site but not where my week ended, Friday afternoon I found out one of the guys who works at my youngest daughters child care plays footy and his team the Modbury Hawks forfeited the week before because they were short of players. I have not played football (Aussies Rules) in 8-9 years about this time every year I get itchy feet and consider going back out to play somewhere. This information about Modbury has given me itchy feet. Modbury’s ground is only 5 minutes from home and they are also the Hawks which is a big selling point for me. The team he plays in is the D grade so the bottom end competition and considering how long its been since I have played and how unfit I am its the perfect place for me to have a go. Yesterday to help me decide I went out to watch the team play (the C grade had a bye so a few players dropped down for the day giving the them a full side). The team looks good there are a few good players and also a few not so good players who are just out there to have a bit of fun like what I am thinking of doing. This is encouraging for me because it means I wont look out of place while I find a bit of fitness and allowing my skill level to gradually improve over the course of the season. So I have something to think about, if I am going to play I need to make a decision by Wednesday as I will need to go buy some boots and stuff and train and meet the team Thursday night to give me a shot at playing this coming weekend. I will keep you updated with my decision and if I decide to play I will try to arrange either Kieran or someone else to come watch to try to capture some footage of how I go.

Thats a wrap folks

Matt

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My AFL Fantasy Team

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Everyone with it just over a quarter the way through for the 2018 AFL season I thought I would give you an idea of what my AFL Fantasy Team looks like

You can see in the picture below at what my team looks like so far and this is what it was at the start of the season so I haven’t done any trades this season.

Because I think why would you want to trade a player out if you don’t like them any more or there not getting the ball as much or not playing any games if you trade them out because they aren’t getting the ball what makes you think they will play like that for the rest of the season

You can see that I have Patrick Dangerfield as my vice-captain and Tom Mitchell as my Captain the reason I haven’t got Patrick as my Captain and Tom as is because Tom gets more possessions then Patrick most games and I get double points for having Tom as my captain to.

You can also see that I have four Geelong players in my team Zach Guthrie, Patrick Dangerfield, Gary Ablett and Sam Menegola which are probably my four of my five Favourite AFL players the fifth being Daniel Menzel the reason he isn’t in my team is because I don’t have any more money to get him. And also, I don’t want to trade any of my players at the moment.

If you think I should change something on my team I would really like to hear your ideas and I will take them on. I would also like to hear about who’s in your team and why certain players are in the team. Another thing I would like to hear is who is you favourite AFL player past or Present it doesn’t matter my Favourite player of all time is Jimmy Bartel.

Until next time

Kieran

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Anzac Day

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Everyone with today being the 25th of April it is Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand. So, I thought I would get up a post celebrating the day that we get taught from very young how important it is.

Some people have different things they like to do on Anzac day some people wake up early and go to a dawn services, some people go and see family or friends and have a catch up or a barbecue and some people go to the MCG and watch the Anzac day AFL match between Collingwood and Essendon and some people wait till a bit later and go to Aami park and watch the Melbourne storm play.

One thing I like to do is sit down and watch the Anzac day match between Collingwood and Essendon and I also like to watch the Melbourne storm play as the Melbourne Storm are my favourite team is the NRL.

But this day means a lot to people not just from Australia but also New Zealand as we joined forces and tried to help in WW1 another thing that most of us like are Anzac Biscuits if you haven’t had one you need to try them you might like them or you might not like them but at least you have tried them and you can have your own opinion on them not just hearing somebody opinion on them.

Some thing else that happens every year is people try and go over to Gallipoli and see where the soldiers were getting shot by other soldiers trying to stop them from getting on to the beach.

If you would like to see what it like to be at an AFL game when its and Anzac round game you can do so by checking out the video below.

thanks for reading this post and I hope you have a good rest of your Anzac Day

until next time
Kieran

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