Warren Tredrea Has Some Great Mail For Port Adelaide Fans

Mar 13, 2019

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Warren Tredrea says battered Port Adelaide ruckman Paddy Ryder is a “certainty” to play in the club’s opening AFL match against Melbourne on Saturday 23 March.

Ryder was in some doubt after fracturing a cheekbone in Port’s JLT clash against North Melbourne last weekend.

“[Ryder] had surgery on Sunday and I got told from a very good source they’re not even planning for him not to play,” Tredders told the FIVEaa sports show.

He also said Ryder and new recruit Scott Lycett gave the club a genuine “point of difference”.

“With Ryder and Lycett they move like Matty Primus,” Tredrea said. “It took me back 15 years to when Matty was at his best. He’d chase down midfielders and put pressure on and put that big arm and sling them and the whole lot -- and that’s what Lycett and Ryder have given Port Adelaide, which I think is a point of difference.

“I can’t think of any other AFL clubs off the top of my head who have two genuine ruckmen who can play like a genuine forward, not just lob them there as a big bloke. They move and lead and defensive pressure.”

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