Showdown (AFL)

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Showdown
McLeodMarkcrop.jpg
In focus players Andrew McLeod (left) and Kane Cornes (right) about to engage in a marking contest.
Locale Adelaide, South Australia
First meeting 20 April 1997
(Adelaide 72-83 Port Adelaide)
Latest meeting 20 August 2016
(Port Adelaide 94-109 Adelaide)
Next meeting 8 April 2017
Stadiums Adelaide Oval
Statistics
Meetings total 41
All-time series AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide (21wins)
AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide (20 wins)

The Showdown is an Australian rules football local derby game played by the two Australian Football League teams from South Australia, the Adelaide and Port Adelaide football clubs.

The South Australian Brewing Company, makers of West End beers, were the first sponsors of the game and decided that the "Showdown" would be an appropriate name as a promotional opportunity for games between these two clubs, since it was the first time two South Australian teams had played against each other in the AFL.

Pre-season and SANFL meetings between these two clubs do not count to the head-to-head total.

Background[edit]

The Showdown's intense rivalry can be traced back to 1982 when the SANFL, along with Port Adelaide, approached the VFL in regards to entering two sides, itself and longtime major rival Norwood, in the Victorian league.[1] This action was also taken by WAFL club East Perth in 1980.[2] All approaches were ignored by the VFL at the time with the reason given by Jack Hamilton being that the VFL clubs thought that one or two SANFL teams would end up being too strong later admitting that they also wanted to continue to poach the states best players, which would soon include Craig Bradley and Stephen Kernahan.[3] The Port Adelaide Football Club's annual report from late 1982 showed that the failure of these attempts significantly impacted the club's understanding of its future.[4] From this point Port Adelaide restructured the club in regards to economics, public relations and on-field performance for an attempt to enter the league in 1990. There was genuine feeling that failure to do this would result in the club ceasing to exist in the future.[5] In 1985 Port Adelaide registered itself as a national football club. The following year the SANFL registered the name "Adelaide Football Club" in 1986 but ended up deciding against entering a team into the VFL.[6] In 1986 Norwood Football Club made an independent approach to the VFL with entry into the league discussed in great detail but ultimately failed to materialise.[5] By 1989 seven out of ten SANFL clubs were recording losses and the combined income of the SANFL and WAFL had dropped to 40% of that of the VFL.[6]


1990 SANFL Grand Final
Last game without AFL in SA.
G B Total
AFL Richmond Icon.jpg Glenelg 13 15 93
Port Adelaide SANFL Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 16 12 108
Venue: Football Park Crowd: 50,589[7]

During early 1990 the SANFL had decided to wait three years before making any further decision. Frustrated with lack of progress, Port Adelaide were having secret negotiations in the town of Quorn for entry in 1991.[8] When the knowledge of Port Adelaide Football Club's negotiations to gain an AFL licence were made public, the other SANFL clubs saw it as an act of treachery. Subsequently, the SANFL clubs, led by Glenelg, urged Justice Olssen to make an injunction against the bid, which he agreed to.[6] In total the SANFL spent $500,000 in legal fees to stop Port Adelaide's entry into the AFL, with the Magpies simply unable to compete in the court room. The SANFL promptly created a composite team to beat Port Adelaide's bid. The Adelaide Football Club gained what was very close to being Port Adelaide's licence to the AFL and began playing in 1991. The new Adelaide club would adopt the moniker of "Crows" after the states inhabitants oft used nickname "Crow-eaters". The front runners for the coaching job at the new club were 1990 SANFL Grand Final coaches John Cahill (Port Adelaide) and Graham Cornes (Glenelg) with the latter selected. The Adelaide Crows admission to the AFL had a devastating impact on the leagues attendances with the SANFL recording a 14% drop between 1990 and 1993.

Port Adelaide defied this trend of falling SANFL attendances recorded an increase of 13% from 1990 to 1993.[9] After winning the 1994 SANFL Grand Final, its fifth in seven years, Port Adelaide finally gained its AFL licence beating rival bids from other SANFL clubs and another from the Southport Sharks. Despite having received its licence the club had to wait for a vacancy in the league, which occurs when the Brisbane Bears and Fitzroy Lions merge. Finally, in 1997, the club started playing in the AFL with John Cahill its inaugural national coach. During Port Adelaide's first year in the national competition it missed finals by percentage while the Adelaide Crows won the first of their consecutive premierships.

The rivalry extends into the administration of both clubs as they vie for sponsorship from what is the smallest state economy hosting AFL teams. It also extends into the recruiting of both clubs who often find themselves competing for the same players when they declare homesickness or a desire to play for a South Australian club. The clubs have also had the longest trade freeze in the AFL since Brad Symes was traded from Port Adelaide to Adelaide in 2007.

Historical showdowns[edit]

1997 Inaugural Showdown[edit]

Port beat the Crows in the inaugural Showdown in 1997. Having won their first match in the AFL against Geelong the week before, a pumped up Port jumped the Crows in the first half and managed to hold on in the final quarter as the Crows mounted a comeback.[10] The game also featured a fight between Port's Scott Cummings and Adelaide's Rod Jameson.


Showdown I
Sunday, 20 April (3:10 pm) Adelaide def. by Port Adelaide Football Park (Crowd: 47,256)
1.1 (7)
3.4 (22)
5.5 (35)
11.6 (72)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
1.6 (12)
5.10 (40)
9.14 (68)
11.17 (83)
Showdown Medal: Not Awarded
Brownlow Votes:
3 Mead, 2 Breuer, 1 Lade
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Modra 7
Rintoul 2
Stanfield, Vardy 1
Goals 4 Cummings
2 Breuer, Downsborough
1 Burgoyne, Francou, Wilson
Modra, Ricciuto Best Mead, Breuer, Lade, Wilson
Jameson Reports Cummings

2002 Ramsgate Showdown[edit]

The Ramsgate Hotel was the location of an altercation between the two sides in 2002.

The Round 5 Showdown in 2002 was the second time in a row Port Adelaide had won by 8 points. After the game players from both sides coincidentally came across each other at the Ramsgate Hotel in Henley Beach. During the match Josh Carr had been tagging Mark Ricciuto holding him to only 6 kicks (for comparison Ricciuto averaged 13 over his career).[11] After the game when the groups of players met at the Ramsgate Hotel the two started an argument, and with the assistance of alcohol, a brawl between the two groups broke out. No one was badly injured. The publicity of this incident resulted in the only consecutive Showdown crowds of 50,000 at Football Park.[12]

Showdown XI
Saturday, 27 April
(7:10pm)
Adelaide def. by Port Adelaide Football Park (Crowd: 49,513)
6.1 (37)
9.4 (58)
11.8 (74)
12.10 (82)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.0 (18)
6.0 (36)
10.3 (63)
14.6 (90)
Showdown Medal: Jarrad Schofield
Brownlow Votes:
3 Schofield, 2 French, 1 Doughty
Stevens, Welsh, Burton, Johncock 2
Bickley, Bode, Goodwin, Stenglein 1
Goals 3 C. Cornes
2 Burgoyne, Wanganeen
1 Cockatoo-Collins, Guerra, James, Kingsley, Lade, Poulton, Tredrea

2004 Round 7[edit]

Showdown XV is memorable for the magnitude of the upset that the Adelaide Crows pulled off and the fact that it ended Port Adelaide's 7 game winning streak in Showdowns. At the start of the game Port Adelaide had won 5 of its first 6 games whilst Adelaide had only managed one. Port Adelaide entered the first break with a 6-point lead but the Adelaide Crows coach of the time Gary Ayres gave his side a spray and subsequently ran away with the game to cause arguably the biggest upset in Showdown history.


Showdown XV
Saturday, 8 May (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide def. by Adelaide Football Park (Crowd: 44,733)
5.2 (32)
7.3 (45)
9.7. (61)
13.9 (87)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
4.2 (26)
11.6 (72)
14.14 (98)
17.17 (119)
Showdown Medal: Mark Ricciuto
Brownlow Votes:
3 Stenglein, 2 Ricciuto, 1 Clarke
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Tredrea 7
Ebert 2
Burgoyne, Cassisi, Cornes, Brogan 1
Goals 4 Johncock
3 Carey, McGregor
2 Jericho
1 Edwards, Welsh, Bock, Massie, Stenglein

2005 First Semi Final[edit]

In the 2005 AFL Finals Series, Adelaide and Port Adelaide met in a semi-final, the first time, and thus far only time in their history they had played against each other in a finals game. The stakes of a showdown had never been higher and South Australia experienced an unprecedented high anticipation to the game in the week leading up to the match. The match was known in the buildup as "The Ultimate Showdown". The first half of the game was an intense, defensive contest with the Crows leading 4.7 (31) to 3.6 (24) at the main break. Tempers almost boiled over in the second quarter after Adelaide ruckman Rhett Biglands was stretchered from the ground after a Byron Pickett shirtfront. However Biglands would return in the second half. After half time, Adelaide thrashed Port Adelaide outscoring them by 76 points cruising home for an 83-point win as Port Adelaide's season was ended in a thrashing. This remains as the only final played between the two sides and the only final the two would ever play at Football Park. 2005 was also the only time one of the clubs had defeated the other side in 3 showdowns in the same AFL season.


Showdown XIX
Saturday, 10 September (7:00 pm) Adelaide def. Port Adelaide Football Park (Crowd: 50,521)
3.4 (22)
4.7 (31)
12.9 (81)
18.15 (123)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.1 (13)
3.6 (24)
4.6 (30)
5.10 (40)
Umpires: Michael Vozzo, Brett Allen, Scott McLaren
Showdown Medal: Not Awarded
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Welsh 4
Goodwin, Perrie 3
McGregor 2
Hentschel, Edwards, Mcleod, Ricciuto, Rutten, Shirley 1
Goals 1 Mahoney, S.Burgoyne, Pearce, Pettigrew, Wanganeen
Edwards, Goodwin, Ricciuto, Clarke, Rutten, Bassett, Burton, McLeod Best C.Cornes, K.Cornes, Montgomery, Wakelin
Johncock (calf), Biglands, Shirley (head knock) Injuries Wilson (hamstring)
None Reports None

2013 Football Park Farewell Showdown[edit]

In 2013 Port Adelaide Power beat the Adelaide Crows in the final Showdown to be played at Footy Park. The game was also memorable for Port Adelaide's late final quarter charge, coming back from 20 points in the last 6 minutes of the game. This included a goal by Angus Monfries from outside 50 that landed just in front of the Power's point line, bounced at right angles and went through for a goal. Chad Wingard kicked his fifth goal in the last 28 seconds to hand Port Adelaide the lead and win.[13] Port Adelaide winning this match meant the club had won the first, last and most Showdowns played at Football Park.


Showdown XXXV
Sunday, 4 August (2:50 pm) Adelaide def. by Port Adelaide Football Park (Crowd: 43,368) Report
3.2 (20)
5.6 (36)
12.10 (82)
15.13 (103)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.1 (13)
9.3 (57)
11.4 (70)
17.5 (107)
Umpires: Stewart, Ryan, Jeffery
Showdown Medal: Chad Wingard
Brownlow Votes:
3 Wingard, 2 Crouch, 1 Dangerfield
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Johnston, Dangerfield 4
Petrenko, Wright 2
Grigg, Henderson, Brown 1
Goals 5 Wingard
3 Gray, Hartlett
2 Schulz, Monfries
1 Butcher, Colquhoun
Crouch, Dangerfield, Johnston, Mackay, Grigg, Vince Best Wingard, Hartlett, Gray, Boak, Cornes, Schulz
None Injuries Stewart (broken wrist)
None Reports None

2014 Adelaide Oval Debut[edit]

The Round 2, 2014 showdown on Saturday, 29 March saw the first showdown played at Adelaide Oval. Port Adelaide led from the start but Adelaide mounted a comeback and claimed the lead briefly in the third. After the half way mark of the third quarter Port Adelaide ran away with the game winning by 55 points.


Showdown XXXVI
Saturday, 29 March (4:10 pm) Port Adelaide def. Adelaide Adelaide Oval (Crowd: 50,397) Report
5.4 (34)
7.8 (50)
12.11 (83)
19.14 (128)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
1.0 (6)
5.2 (32)
8.5 (53)
11.7 (73)
Umpires: Fleer, Schmitt, Pannell
Showdown Medal: Hamish Hartlett
Brownlow Votes:
3: Cornes, 2: Wingard. 1: Ebert
Television broadcast: Seven Network
National anthem: Hugh Sheridan
Wingard 4
Schulz 3
Gray , Wines , White 2
Ebert, Hartlett, Boak, Butcher, Lobbe, Westhoff 1
Goals 4 Betts
3 Grigg
1 Smith, Podsiadly, Douglas, Kerridge, Johnston
Hartlett, Ebert, Cornes, Wingard, Schulz, Polec Best Sloane, Douglas, Betts, Thompson, Smith, Grigg
Polec (cut head) Injuries Shaw (wrist), Crouch (lower leg)
None Reports None

Phil Walsh Memorial Match[edit]

The Round 16, 2015 Showdown on 19 July 2015 had added significance due to the recent death of Crows senior coach Phil Walsh, who spent ten years as an assistant in two stints with Port Adelaide, including their 2004 premiership. The game lived up to expectation, with the Crows holding on desperately in the last quarter to win by three points, the closest margin in a Showdown. The game was played in front of 53,518, the largest attendance at the venue since the 1973 SANFL Grand Final. Scott Thompson was awarded the one off Phillip Walsh Medal, presented by Walsh's daughter Quinn.


Showdown XXXIX
Sunday, 19 July (2:50 pm) Port Adelaide def. by Adelaide Adelaide Oval (Crowd: 53,518) [1]
3.4 (22)
8.4 (52)
13.6 (84)
17.11 (113)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
6.1 (37)
11.3 (69)
18.6 (114)
18.8 (116)
Umpires: Deboy, Schmitt, Ryan
Phil Walsh Medal: Scott Thompson
Brownlow Votes:
3 Thompson, 2 Boak, 1 Jacobs
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Ryder, Wingard, Gray, Schulz 3
Lobbe, Boak 2
Monfries 1
Goals 3 Jenkins, Walker
2 Cameron, Lynch
1 Crouch, Laird, Henderson, Martin, Douglas, Knight, Betts, Wright, Thompson
Boak, Wingard, Ryder, Gray, Broadbent, Hartlett Best Jacobs, Thompson, Douglas, Walker, Dangerfield, Crouch, Laird, Henderson
None Injuries Talia (concussion)
None Reports None

Results[edit]

The two clubs often meet in preseason fixtures, however these are not official showdowns and do not contribute to the official statistics of the fixture. While the AFL draw is not a complete double round robin it is designed each year to include two Showdowns in recognition of its significance and gate drawing power.

Year Date Rd Home Team Score Away Team Score Ground Crowd Winner M HRT H2H
1 1997 20/4 4 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 11.6 (72) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 11.17 (83) Football Park 47,256  Port Adelaide  11 L  +1 
2 10/8 19 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 9.4 (58) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 9.11 (65) Football Park 45,498  Adelaide  7 W
3 1998 19/4 4 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 11.7 (73) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 8.16 (64) Football Park 41,476  Port Adelaide  9 L  +1 
4 9/8 19 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 22.12 (144) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 10.10 (70) Football Park 46,405  Adelaide  74 W
5 1999 2/5 6 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 18.7 (115) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 12.15 (87) Football Park 45,585  Adelaide  28 W  +1 
6 22/8 21 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 13.14 (92) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 9.14 (68) Football Park 42,669  Port Adelaide  24 W
7 2000 23/4 7 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 13.13 (91) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 14.14 (98) Football Park 41,173  Adelaide  7 W  +1 
8 6/8 22 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 14.8 (92) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 20.19 (139) Football Park 42,659  Port Adelaide  47 L
9 2001 15/4 3 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 13.10 (88) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 23.15 (153) Football Park 40,296  Port Adelaide  65 W  +1 
10 5/8 18 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 16.11 (107) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 15.9 (99) Football Park 49,846  Port Adelaide  8 W  +2 
11 2002 27/4 5 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 12.10 (82) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 14.6 (90) Football Park 49,513  Port Adelaide  8 L  +3 
12 18/8 20 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 12.12 (84) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 11.10 (76) Football Park 50,275  Port Adelaide  8 W  +4 
13 2003 26/4 5 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 9.12 (66) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 12.6 (78) Football Park 51,140  Port Adelaide  12 L  +5 
14 31/8 22 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 14.10 (94) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 12.6 (78) Football Park 48,131  Port Adelaide  16 W  +6 
15 2004 8/5 7 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 13.9 (87) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 17.17 (119) Football Park 44,733  Adelaide  32 L  +5 
16 29/8 22 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 9.6 (60) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 12.13 (85) Football Park 45,473  Port Adelaide  25 W  +6 
17 2005 10/4 3 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 18.16 (124) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 8.8 (56) Football Park 44,807  Adelaide  68 W  +5 
18 13/8 20 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 12.9 (81) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 13.10 (88) Football Park 45,199  Adelaide  7 W  +4 
19 10/9 SF AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 18.15 (123) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 5.10 (40) Football Park 50,521  Adelaide  83 W  +3 
20 2006 6/5 6 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 15.13 (103) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 8.5 (53) Football Park 42,723  Adelaide  50 W  +2 
21 27/8 21 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 14.11 (95) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 11.15 (81) Football Park 41,549  Port Adelaide  14 L  +3 
22 2007 14/4 3 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 8.15 (63) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 13.9 (87) Football Park 36,959  Adelaide  24 L  +2 
23 4/8 18 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 9.19 (73) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 10.5 (65) Football Park 42,335  Adelaide  8 L  +1 
24 2008 6/4 3 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 12.13 (85) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 11.13 (79) Football Park 45,524  Adelaide  6 W
25 20/7 16 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 13.14 (92) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 11.14 (80) Football Park 31,662  Port Adelaide  12 L  +1 
26 2009 2/5 6 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 15.15 (105) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 12.7 (79) Football Park 41,558  Port Adelaide  26 W  +2 
27 26/7 17 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 19.18 (132) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 9.8 (62) Football Park 46,859  Adelaide  70 W  +1 
28 2010 1/5 6 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 10.14 (74) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 14.13 (97) Football Park 40,371  Port Adelaide  23 W  +2 
29 25/7 17 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 13.10 (88) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 9.15 (69) Football Park 36,788  Port Adelaide  19 L  +3 
30 2011 16/4 4 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 14.14 (98) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 9.12 (66) Football Park 33,143  Port Adelaide  32 L  +4 
31 31/7 19 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 16.15 (111) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 11.13 (79) Football Park 40,586  Adelaide  32 W  +3 
32 2012 29/4 5 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 16.14 (110) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 14.7 (91) Football Park 41,649  Adelaide  19 W  +2 
33 7/7 15 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 8.10 (58) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 17.14 (116) Football Park 34,829  Adelaide  58 W  +1 
34 2013 14/4 3 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 17.16 (118) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 16.13 (109) Football Park 40,707  Port Adelaide  9 W  +2 
35 4/8 19 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 15.13 (103) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 17.5 (107) Football Park 43,368  Port Adelaide  4 W  +3 
36 2014 29/3 2 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 19.14 (128) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 11.7 (73) Adelaide Oval 50,397  Port Adelaide  55 W  +4 
37 29/6 15 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 14.15 (99) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 10.16 (76) Adelaide Oval 50,552  Adelaide  23 L  +3 
38 2015 3/5 5 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 13.13 (91) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 18.7 (115) Adelaide Oval 49,735  Port Adelaide  24 L  +4 
39 19/7 16 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 17.11 (113) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 18.8 (116) Adelaide Oval 53,518  Adelaide  3 W  +3 
40 2016 2/4 2 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 22.12 (144) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 11.20 (86) Adelaide Oval 51,585  Adelaide  58 L  +2 
41 20/8 22 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 14.10 (94) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 15.19 (109) Adelaide Oval 49,541  Adelaide  15 W  +1 
42 2017 8/4 3 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Adelaide Oval
43 18/8 20 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Adelaide Oval

Timeline of results[edit]

Football Park Timeline[edit]

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Adelaide Oval Timeline[edit]

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2018
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The Showdown Medal[edit]

The Showdown Medal is awarded to the player adjudged best on ground in the Showdown match.[14]

The Showdown Medal was first presented in Showdown VII, Round 7, 2000.[15]

For Showdown 39 only, The Phil Walsh Medal was presented in place of the Showdown Medal. Phil Walsh was a Port Adelaide assistant coach from 1999 to 2008 and 2014 and was Adelaide's head coach in 2015 before he died on 3 July the same year.[16]

Winners[edit]

Showdown medal[edit]

Showdown Medal
Year Round Winner Club
2000 Round 7 Mark Ricciuto  Adelaide 
Round 22 Nick Stevens  Port Adelaide 
2001 Round 3 Josh Francou  Port Adelaide 
Round 18 Josh Francou (2)  Port Adelaide 
2002 Round 5 Jarrad Schofield  Port Adelaide 
Round 20 Josh Francou (3)  Port Adelaide 
2003 Round 5 Graham Johncock  Adelaide 
Round 22 Peter Burgoyne  Port Adelaide 
2004 Round 7 Mark Ricciuto (2)  Adelaide 
Round 22 Warren Tredrea  Port Adelaide 
2005 Round 3 Mark Ricciuto (3)  Adelaide 
Round 20 Simon Goodwin  Adelaide 
Shaun Burgoyne  Port Adelaide 
2006 Round 6 Tyson Edwards  Adelaide 
Round 21 Chad Cornes  Port Adelaide 
2007 Round 3 Andrew McLeod  Adelaide 
Round 18 Simon Goodwin (2)  Adelaide 
2008 Round 3 Bernie Vince  Adelaide 
Round 16 Danyle Pearce  Port Adelaide 
2009 Round 6 Dean Brogan  Port Adelaide 
Round 17 Nathan Bock  Adelaide 
2010 Round 6 Robbie Gray  Port Adelaide 
Round 17 Domenic Cassisi  Port Adelaide 
2011 Round 4 Justin Westhoff  Port Adelaide 
Round 19 Nathan van Berlo  Adelaide 
2012 Round 5 Patrick Dangerfield  Adelaide 
Round 15 Sam Jacobs  Adelaide 
2013 Round 3 Travis Boak  Port Adelaide 
Round 19 Chad Wingard  Port Adelaide 
2014 Round 2 Hamish Hartlett  Port Adelaide 
Round 15 Sam Jacobs (2)  Adelaide 
2015 Round 5 Robbie Gray (2)  Port Adelaide 
Round 16 Scott Thompson  Adelaide 
2016 Round 2 Tom Lynch  Adelaide 
Round 22 Matt Crouch  Adelaide 

Shared history[edit]

Shared players[edit]

Below is a list of players who have played a senior game of football representing both the Adelaide Football Club and Port Adelaide Football Club.

# Player AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide
AFL: 1991–present
AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide
AFL: 1997–present
SANFL: pre 1997
1 David Brown 1991 - 1996 1987 - 1990, 1991 - 1996*, 1997 - 1998
2 Bruce Abernethy 1991 - 1992 1979 - 1981, 1987 - 1990, 1991 - 1992*
3 Darren Smith 1991 - 1992 1984 - 1990, 1991 - 1992*, 1993 - 1996
4 Scott Hodges 1991 - 1993 1987 - 1990, 1991 - 1993*, 1996 - 1997
5 Danny Hughes 1991 1981 - 1983, 1991*, 1992 - 1993
6 Simon Tregenza 1991 - 1998 1988 - 1990, 1991 - 1996*
7 Greg Anderson 1993 - 1996 1983 - 1987, 1995 - 1996
8 Brett Chalmers 1994 - 1997 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1997, 1998 - 1999
9 Andrew McLeod 1995 - 2010 1994, 1995 - 1996
10 Ian Downsborough 1998 - 1999 1997
11 Bryan Beinke 1999 - 2002 1993 - 1996
12 Matthew Bode 2001 - 2007 1998 - 2000
13 Brad Symes 2008 - 2012 2004 - 2007
*Years underlined signify periods where players were on Adelaide's AFL list
but played for Port Adelaide between 1991 - 1996.

AFL trades[edit]

Below is a list of AFL sanctioned trades between the two clubs. Only three trades have ever been orchestrated between the two clubs.[17]

# Year Player Traded from Traded to
1 1997 Ian Downsborough AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide
Brett Chalmers AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide
2 2000 Matthew Bode AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide
Pick No. 12 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide
3 2007 Brad Symes AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide
Pick No. 28 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide

Attendances[edit]

The Showdown has the highest average attendances of all intrastate derby matches.

In the 40 Showdowns to 2016, a total of 1,770,002 people have attended the matches: an average attendance per match of 44,250.

The record attendance in a Showdown was 53,518 in Showdown XXXIX (Round 16, 2015, a Port Adelaide home match). The lowest attendance was 31,662 in Showdown XXV (Round 16, 2008, a Port Adelaide home match).

A total of 958,942 people have attended Adelaide's 21 home Showdowns (including the 2005 Semi Final), an average of 45,664. Their attendances have ranged from 40,296 (Showdown IX) to 51,585 (Showdown XL).

A total of 811,060 people have attended Port Adelaide's 19 home Showdowns, an average of 42,687. Their attendances range from 31,662 (Showdown XXV) to 53,518 (Showdown XXXIX).

Top 10 Showdown Attendances[edit]

Crowd Year Date Rd Home Team Score Away Team Score Ground Winner M
39 53,518 2015 19/7 16 Port Adelaide 17.11 (113) Adelaide 18.8 (116) Adelaide Oval  Adelaide  3
40 51,585 2016 2/4 2 Adelaide 22.12 (144) Port Adelaide 11.20 (86) Adelaide Oval  Adelaide  58
13 51,140 2003 26/4 5 Adelaide 9.12 (66) Port Adelaide 12.6 (78) Football Park  Port Adelaide  12
37 50,552 2014 29/6 15 Adelaide 14.15 (99) Port Adelaide 10.16 (76) Adelaide Oval  Adelaide  23
19 50,521 2005 10/9 SF Adelaide 18.15 (123) Port Adelaide 5.10 (40) Football Park  Adelaide  83
36 50,397 2014 29/3 2 Port Adelaide 19.13 (127) Adelaide 11.7 (73) Adelaide Oval  Port Adelaide  55
12 50,275 2002 18/8 20 Port Adelaide 12.12 (84) Adelaide 11.10 (76) Football Park  Port Adelaide  8
10 49,846 2001 5/8 18 Port Adelaide 16.11 (107) Adelaide 15.9 (99) Football Park  Port Adelaide  8
38 49,735 2015 3/3 5 Adelaide 13.13 (91) Port Adelaide 18.7 (115) Adelaide Oval  Port Adelaide  24
41 49,541 2016 20/8 22 Port Adelaide 14.10 (94) Adelaide 15.19 (109) Adelaide Oval  Adelaide  15

Statistics[edit]

Club Records[edit]

Highest Score

Highest score in a Showdown.

# Club Year Round Goals Behinds Total
1 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 2001 Round 3 23 15 153
2 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 1998, 2016 Rounds 19, 2 22 12 144

Lowest Score

Lowest score for each club in all Showdowns.

# Club Year Round Goals Behinds Total
1 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 2004 Round 22. 9 6 60
2 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 2005 Semi Final 5 10 40

Greatest Winning Margins

Greatest winning margin for each club in the Showdown.

# Club Year Round Winning Score Losing Score Margin
1 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 2005 Semi Final 18.15 (123) 5.10 (40) 83
2 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 2001 Round 3 23.15 (153) 13.10 (88) 65

Smallest Winning Margins

Smallest winning margin for each club in the Showdown.

# Club Year Round Winning Score Losing Score Margin
1 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 2015 Round 16 18.8 (116) 17.11 (113) 3
2 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 2013 Round 19 17.5 (107) 15.13 (103) 4

Winning Streak[edit]

# Club Winning Streak Showdowns
1 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 7 8-14
2 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 4 17-20

Clean sweeps[edit]

Years where one club has won all Showdown fixtures.

# Club Clean Sweeps Total
1 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 2001, 2002, 2003, 2010, 2013 5
2 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 2005, 2007, 2012, 2016 4

Player Records[edit]

Goals in One Game[edit]

Warren Tredrea has kicked an equal record number of goals in a Showdown (7) and holds the record for the most Showdown goals (30).
# Player Date Round Club Goals Behinds Points
1 Peter Vardy 1998 Round 19 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 7 5 47
2 Tony Modra 1997 Round 4 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 7 2 44
3 Warren Tredrea 2004 Round 7 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 7 1 43
4 Gavin Wanganeen 2001 Round 3 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 6 2 38
5 Ricky Henderson 2012 Round 15 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 6 2 38
6 Taylor Walker 2012 Round 5 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 6 1 37
7 Tom Lynch 2016 Round 2 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 6 1 37
8 Robbie Gray 2010 Round 6 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 5 4 34
9 Eddie Betts 2015 Round 5 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 5 3 33
10 Eddie Betts 2016 Round 22 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 5 2 32

Career Goal Total[edit]

# Player Club Goals Behinds Accuracy Games Goals/Game
1 Warren Tredrea AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 30 31 49.2% 23 1.30
2 Taylor Walker AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 29 20 59.2% 11 2.64
3 Brett Ebert AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 26 15 63.4% 16 1.63
4 Justin Westhoff AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 26 15 69.4% 18 1.44
5 Robbie Gray AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 25 17 59.5% 13 1.92
6 Andrew Mcleod AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 24 14 63.2% 27 0.89
7 Eddie Betts AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 24 12 66.7% 6 4.00
8 Scott Welsh AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 22 10 68.8% 13 1.69
9 Jay Schulz AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 22 8 73.3% 11 2.00
10 Peter Vardy AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 21 11 65.6% 8 2.63

Career Brownlow Votes[edit]

# Player Club Votes Games Votes/Game
1 Josh Francou AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 14 15 0.93
2 Mark Ricciuto AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 11 18 0.61
3 Gavin Wanganeen AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 10 17 0.59
4 Andrew McLeod AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 10 27 0.37
5 Patrick Dangerfield AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 10 13 0.77
6 Scott Thompson AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 9 23 0.39
7 Chad Cornes AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 9 24 0.38
8 David Rodan AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 8 11 0.73
9 Justin Westhoff AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 7 15 0.47
10 Sam Jacobs AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 7 9 0.78

Games Played[edit]

Andrew McLeod has played an equal record number of Showdowns (27).
# Player Club Showdowns
1 Kane Cornes AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 27
Andrew McLeod AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide
3 Scott Thompson AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 25
4 Chad Cornes AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 24
Tyson Edwards AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide
6 Warren Tredrea AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 23
Simon Goodwin AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide
8 Graham Johncock AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 22
Brendon Lade AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide
10 Michael Doughty AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 21

Hitouts[edit]

# Player Club Hitouts Average Games
1 Sam Jacobs AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 392 35.6 11
2 Brendon Lade AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 347 15.8 22
3 Matthew Lobbe AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 288 26.2 11
4 Dean Brogan AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 253 15.8 16
5 Matthew Clarke AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 173 15.7 11
6 Matthew Primus AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 172 17.2 10
7 Rhett Biglands AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 165 11.8 14
8 Ivan Maric AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 131 16.4 8
9 Barnaby French AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 71 14.2 5
10 Shaun Rehn AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 69 13.8 5

Clearances[edit]

# Player Club Clearances Games Average
1 Scott Thompson AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 124 25 4.96
2 Simon Goodwin AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 87 23 3.78
3 Travis Boak AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 83 18 4.61
4 Josh Francou AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 81 15 5.40
5 Peter Burgoyne AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 78 19 4.11
6 Patrick Dangerfield AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 74 13 5.69
7 Andrew McLeod AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 67 27 2.48
8 Domenic Cassisi AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 64 20 3.20
9 Mark Ricciuto AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 63 18 3.50
10 Dean Brogan AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 60 16 3.75

Tackles[edit]

# Player Club Tackles Games Average
1 Scott Thompson AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 141 25 5.64
2 Domenic Cassisi AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 109 20 5.45
3 Kane Cornes AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 92 27 3.41
4 Tyson Edwards AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 80 24 3.33
5 Travis Boak AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 75 18 4.17
6 Andrew McLeod AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 73 27 2.70
7 Simon Goodwin AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 64 23 2.78
Michael Doughty AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 64 21 3.05
9 Nathan van Berlo AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 62 18 3.44
10 Shaun Burgoyne AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 60 14 4.29

Coaching Records[edit]

All time coaching record[edit]

# Coach Club Win Loss Draw Games Win %
1 Mark Williams AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 13 10 0 23 56.5
2 Neil Craig AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 8 7 0 15 53.3
3 Ken Hinkley AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 4 4 0 8 50.0
4 Malcolm Blight AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 3 3 0 6 50.0
Brenton Sanderson AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 3 3 0 6 50.0
6 Don Pyke AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 2 0 0 2 100
7 John Cahill AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 2 2 0 4 50.0
8 Matthew Primus AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 2 3 0 5 40.0
9 Gary Ayres AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 2 7 0 9 22.2
10 Scott Camporeale AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 1 0 0 1 100
Mark Bickley AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 1 0 0 1 100
Phil Walsh AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 0 1 0 1 0

See also[edit]

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