Peter Moschos is the next Port Adelaide fan on my radar. Currently residing in Morphett Vale down in the city’s south having made the move back to Adelaide from Thevenard. Peter has his wife to thank for getting him involved with the Port Adelaide Football Club and the love they have for it is unmatched.
“My wife followed Port Adelaide and she was the one who put me onto this great club. We are now totally devoted to both the Magpies in the SANFL and the Power in the AFL. But like most we just love our club” Peter said.
Port Adelaide currently sits firmly entrenched inside the top eight with an 8-3 record. The looming clash with fellow heavyweight Geelong on Thursday night at Adelaide Oval has a great deal of importance in the context of the season. Peter has liked what he has seen so far this season, but with the impending return of some of the club's stars, he is confident Ken Hinkley’s men will be there at the pointy end of the season.
“So far so good,” said Peter. “With all the injuries we are having we are doing well. Would be better if we were beating a few top teams. With players to come back from injuries in a month or so it's looking better for us”.
As many supporters do, they have their favourite player. However, in Peter’s case, he has two that he simply loves. One from each era with the Magpies and the Power and you would be hard-pressed to find someone to argue with his choices. He also had some nice things to say about a Power great.
“I only have 2. The one from the Magpies is Jack Cahill and from the Power... Chad Cornes” Peter said.
“With Jack Cahill, it was all about what others have said as I didn't see him play, unfortunately. Later on, it was the way he talked about his coaching and playing days. Also living in Thevenard (near Ceduna), it was harder for me to follow the Magpies close up”.
“As for Chad Cornes, well, he played the way of the old Port Adelaide Magpie players.
Tough, hard, and didn't take a backward step. Chad loved the games against the Crows because you would get that little bit more for him as he disliked that club immensely. At training, he always said hello and treated me with great respect. To this this day he always says hello to me. My favourite players now are Mitch Georgiades and Todd Marshall. I've watched Todd since day one” said Peter.
When talking about his best memory about the club he loves, Peter made it clear that one day in the club's history stands above all else, the 2004 Grand Final win. Although he could not attend, he did go to the 2007 match, and he really should have stayed home for that one.
“Winning the 2004 Grand Final in the AFL was the best. Which I didn't attend because of me being a bit tight with my money back then. Next time I’ll listen to my wife and go. Well, I did go to the next one (2007) and we all know how badly that went” Peter said.
“2004 was awesome though, with Wangas goals and the long run down on the wing by Byron Pickett, the odd brawls with Josh Carr, and the best one with Darryl Wakelin and Lynch in the back pocket. Coming from the SANFL to the big stage of the AFL was a huge step for this suburban club call Port Adelaide”.
It is clear how much love Peter has for the Port Adelaide Football Club. He regularly visits the hallowed turf of Alberton Oval to watch the Magpies play and travels to Adelaide Oval to watch the AFL side. He snaps the odd photo of this great club as well and posts it on his social media for others to see. It is clear just by how he talks, that this club is close to his heart.