Banned Port Adelaide star Paddy Ryder has been struggling to deal with his year-long anti-doping suspension but took comfort from being welcomed back for a night into the Power fold.
Seething Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says the Tigers "embarrassed ourselves", lost dignity and played "dumb" football in a dispiriting six-goal loss to Port Adelaide which appears to have all but ended their hopes of making the finals.
Richmond's finals hopes appear all but over — and internal change is on the cards — after the Tigers crashed to a six-goal loss to an undermanned Port Adelaide on Saturday night.
Out of form in defence, Troy Chaplin was swung forward in desperation, now he needs to return to the back line to fill the shoes of the league's best defender, Alex Rance.
Port Adelaide has been torn apart by injury, with star midfielder Robbie Gray expected to miss the next few weeks with a hamstring strain.
As Essendon confirmed it won't bid for a women's team in 2017 – joining Hawthorn as the only other Victorian club not pitching - St Kilda's CEO said the new league should have more than eight sides.
Port Adelaide were within a few points of reaching the grand final in 2014, but have been mediocre since then.
Discomfort over their chairman's criticism of a 86-point flogging by GWS did not reflect well on the players' mental toughness.
Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley has chided his new assistant Chad Cornes following the latter's scathing review of the Port Magpies' losing performance last weekend in the SANFL.
A late-onset concussion could rule Port Adelaide sensation Chad Wingard out of Saturday's MCG date against fellow AFL strugglers Richmond.
Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak says he spoke to Power chairman David Koch after the latter's tweet last week which "rattled" several Port players.
A besieged Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley stood up to the mounting criticism of the alarming manner his team is folding – even from his club president David Koch – and declared everything is being done to turn things around.
Port Adelaide resorted to playing almost “dirty” football to solve its woes, but ultimately got cleaned up by Geelong at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night.
Coach Ken Hinkley says Port Adelaide are "clearly in bad form" but remains steadfast in belief in his AFL playbook.
Funding the first live AFL telecast into mainland China on Saturday night, Port Adelaide is still waiting a ratings report requested two weeks ago to measure the success of its test foray into foreign territory.
The memory of my forefathers' sacrifice drives me to honour their legacy.
Canberra product hopes he did enough in Port Adelaide thumping to keep his spot to face St Kilda.
Port Adelaide president David Koch is demanding answers for the AFL club's record loss to GWS, labelling it a "disgrace".
GWS chief executive David Matthews says focus is on establishing themselves in western Sydney and Canberra, not China.