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Angus Monfries

Last played for Port Adelaide Power in 2017
Games: 211     Born: January 19, 1987     Origin: Sturt
Playing Height: 183cm     Playing Weight: 77kg     Position: Forward
Last Drafted: Round 1, Pick #14 2004 National Draft by Essendon Bombers
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Angus Monfries Biography

Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Angus Monfries announces his retirement from AFL football after a 13-year career.
Sunday, 11 June 2017
Angus Monfries is set for another stint on the sidelines after suffering a calf injury on Sunday.

The 210-game veteran injured his calf in Port Adelaide's 128-point thumping of West Adelaide in the SANFL at Alberton Oval.

Monfries didn't play in the final three quarters of the game.

Monday, 3 April 2017
Angus Monfries will be sidelined for three weeks with a hamstring injury in another setback for his return to the AFL.
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Angus Monfries undergoes shoulder surgery after an injury at training, but he will return to full training after the Christmas break.

"We just feel it's safest to get [Monfries'] shoulder right now so there are no issues down the track," Power's head of high performance Darren Burgess.

"He'll be back running in a few weeks, but will stay out of full contact drills until after Christmas."

Monday, 14 November 2016
Angus Monfries says he is glad to be back in training after spending a year out serving his ban.

"It was exciting last week to wake up and get in the car and drive to training, to see all the coaches and the boys again," Monfries said.

"It's definitely been a long year, but I'm glad it's all over and I'm now able to rock up and train and enjoy footy again.

"I basically tried to do as much outside of footy to improve myself and obviously watch the boys and try to support them as best as I could and look forward to the day I was able to come back."

Monday, 7 November 2016
Power midfielder Ollie Wines says pre-season training has been invigorated by the return of banned duo Paddy Ryder and Angus Monfries.

"It's added an extra step to all of the boys," Wines said.

"Just not for the last 10 months, it's been for the last three years they have had to have that hanging over their heads.

"They've probably had their struggles throughout the year being away from the boys.

"They're really important to our setup and we're just over the moon to have them back."

Sunday, 30 October 2016
Banned Port Adelaide forward Angus Monfries' return to football has been confirmed after he signed a contract with the club for 2017.
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Port Adelaide chairman David Koch says his club was 'hoodwinked' by Essendon and is insisting financial compensation from the Bombers.

The Power will lose Angus Monfries and Patrick Ryder this year as part of the suspensions stemming from Essendon's drugs scandal and Koch said the club would consider its legal options.

"Angus Monfries was recruited before all of this happened," Koch told Chanel Seven.

"So ... we have a view that we were hoodwinked by this and we didn't know the system that was in place in Essendon.

"[With] Paddy Ryder, we went in with our eyes open, but certainly it's been suggested that we would seek compensation from Essendon.

"That is on the board agenda at the Port Adelaide Football Club."

Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Essendon's worst fears have been realised with the Court of Arbitration for Sport finding 34 past and present players guilty of taking banned substance Thymosin Beta-4 and suspending them for the entire 2016 season.

Twelve players still on the Bombers' list and five now at other AFL clubs who took part in Essendon's 2012 supplements program have been hit with two-year bans beginning on March 31 last year.

However, most of the suspensions will come to an end on November 13 this year, taking into account provisional suspensions already served.

Bombers skipper Jobe Watson, vice-captain Dyson Heppell, reigning club champion Cale Hooker, Michael Hurley, Tom Bellchambers, Heath Hocking, Travis Colyer, Michael Hibberd, Ben Howlett, David Myers, Brent Stanton and Tayte Pears will all miss the Bombers' 2016 campaign.

The guilty decision impacts four other AFL clubs with former Essendon players on their lists, with Jake Carlisle (St Kilda), Stewart Crameri (Western Bulldogs), Jake Melksham (Melbourne), Angus Monfries and Patrick Ryder (Port Adelaide) to be sidelined for the season.

Former Essendon players Mark McVeigh and Brent Prismall are set to be suspended from their respective roles at Greater Western Sydney and the Western Bulldogs until November 13 as support staff are banned from any WADA-complaint sports under the sanctions.

McVeigh is an assistant coach at the Giants, while Prismall is a player wellbeing and welfare manager with the Bulldogs.

Essendon champion and former club coach James Hird slammed the guilty verdict and suspensions.

"I am shocked by this decision," Hird said in a statement.

"I firmly believe the players do not deserve this finding.

"They do not deserve to face a twelve-month suspension from the sport. This is a miscarriage of justice for 34 young men."

Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Angus Monfries and Paddy Ryder will be eligible to feature in the opening round for Port Adelaide after the AFL's Anti-Doping Tribunal cleared 34 of Essendon's past and present players of taking a banned substance.

"Clearly we are pleased for Angus and Paddy," Port Adelaide chief executive Keith Thomas said.

"They have been through so much and we are very proud as to how they've handled themselves during this difficult time."

Friday, 20 February 2015
Port Adelaide has confirmed it made the decision to pull star ruckman Patrick Ryder out of Friday night's Indigenous All Stars clash against West Coast.

The Power big man and teammate Angus Monfries will not take part in any AFL-sanctioned match, including the NAB Challenge until the League's Anti-Doping tribunal has made a determination on any potential suspensions for the 34 past and present players involved in the Bombers' 2012 supplements regime.

Ryder was named in the All Stars squad for Friday night's match at Medibank Stadium in Perth, but was notably absent from the final team.
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Travis Boak will again lead the Power in 2015 with Matthew Lobbe and Brad Ebert serving as vice-captains.

Angus Monfries and Robbie Gray have been replaced in the leadership by Ollie Wines.

Tom Jonas, Jackson Trengove and Hamish Hartlett will round out Port Adelaide's leadership group for the year.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Chad Wingard will the Power's round 4 clash against the Brisbane Lions with an ankle injury.

Wingard was hurt in last the Power's round 3 loss to North Melbourne and arrived back in Adelaide on crutches.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Andrew Walker will miss the Blues' round two clash with Richmond after accepting a one-match ban for throwing Angus Monfries into the Etihad Stadium fence.
Monday, 2 December 2013
Angus Monfries says Port Adelaide traveling to Dubai for the pre-season is as much about team-bonding as it is about training.

"The training was one factor, but it was as important that we got to train at this facility and get away as a group internationally," Monfries said.

"It definitely helps to get out of the country and be around each other for a long period of time.

"That was the aim and just to get together with the whole team and bond on a different level.

"By the end of the camp I think we'll definitely come back fitter and more prepared than when we left."

Thursday, 12 September 2013
Media reports suggest that Heath Shaw and Sam Fisher could be heading from Collingwood and St Kilda respectively to new clubs.

Collingwood's patience with Shaw is reported to be close to running out after the defender's remonstration with Port forward Angus Monfries in their elimination final that cost the Pies a goal at a crucial stage.

Fisher is reported to be drawing strong interest from Greater Western Sydney.

Saturday, 10 August 2013
Angus Monfries kicks a career-high seven goals against Geelong at Simonds Stadium.

"It's a pretty special effort to get seven. It doesn't happen very often and especially down here against their back half," Power coach Ken Hinkley said.

"We know how hard they are to play on. It was a really good performance by him."

Thursday, 8 August 2013
Port Adelaide has been assured by the AFL Players' Association that former Bomber Angus Monfries will be free to play in the finals despite Essendon's supplements scandal.

"We have only spoken to the (AFL) Players' Association in the last few days and they are very much of the view no action will be taken against individual players, so all the way along we have been assured of that and we don't expect anything to change," Port Adelaide football manager Peter Rohde said.

"We are hoping Angus will be free to continue on as he is. He has been very resolute. He has kept open communication with us and he hasn't had any concerns with it all the way through."

Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Angus Monfries says Power teammate and youngster Chad Wingard is on track to becoming one of the game's elite players.

"He's great in traffic, courageous, uses the ball well you'd probably say he's knocking on the door of the All Australian - as a 19-year-old that is just an amazing effort," Monfries said.

"The sky's really the limit with what he can do as a player; he could be something special."

Monday, 18 February 2013
Power recruit Angus Monfries will miss a week or two after straining a hamstring against Adelaide in the NAB Cup.

"We think he's got a little grade one hamstring - I'm not into keeping secrets, so I think that's what it is," Power coach Ken Hinkley said.

"[It'll] put him out for a couple of weeks, but it's that time of the year when he's done absolutely every session of pre-season - we weren't going to play him in the next game anyhow."

Saturday, 9 February 2013
Power recruit Angus Monfries' former club, Essendon, is embroiled in a doping scandal but remains largely unaffected by the controversy at his new club.

"For Angus it hasn't been such a big deal, I mean he's been away from Melbourne, I understand it's a big story and it is a very big story, but the fact is he's here with us now," Power coach Ken Hinkley said.

"He knows he's done everything right and he's OK and he's just moving on and playing footy as he showed tonight."

Monday, 5 November 2012
Port Adelaide recruit Angus Monfries says traveling to Europe with the team has helped him bond with his new teammates.

"The boys have all been really good, this trip has helped me get to know everyone a lot quicker," Monfries said.

"I haven't been a player here for very long at all really - a few training sessions and a practice game - but everyone has been welcoming."

Tuesday, 9 October 2012
New Port recruit Angus Monfries says talking with new coach Ken Hinkley helped convince him to make the move from Essendon.

"I spoke to Kenny on Friday last week and after chatting to him it made my decision a lot clearer," Monfries said.

"I wanted to be a part of the footy club.

"I had a lot of sleepless nights thinking about what I was going to do, but at the end of the day [I'm] going to have those friends that I've made at Essendon for life.

"But I think it was the best thing for me and my career to move to Port Adelaide."

Monday, 8 October 2012
Port Adelaide has reached an agreement to trade their third round pick in the 2012 draft (at No. 48 overall) to Essendon for the rights to Angus Monfries who has a greed to a four-year deal with the Power.

"At the end of the day Angus had an offer in front of him that we believe truly reflected his position at Essendon, but he has made a decision to secure his financial future and we have to respect that," Essendon coach James Hird said in an Essendon statement.

Thursday, 27 September 2012
St Kilda star Brendon Goddard heads the list of six restricted free agents released by the AFL which also includes Essendon's Angus Monfries, Melbourne's Brent Moloney, Port Adelaide duo Danyle Pearce and Troy Chaplin and Richmond's Luke McGuane.
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Essendon midfielder Angus Monfries will miss at least three weeks after tearing his hamstring.

"There wasn't a specific incident during the game but he suffered some tightness so it is disappointing news," Essendon football operations manager Paul Hamilton said

"We need some further verification on how long he will miss but it is a definite tear and he will be out of action for the next three weeks at a minimum."

Thursday, 14 July 2011
Angus Monfries controversially admits to taking a dive against Hawthorn in round 14 which led to Hawk midfielder Jordan Lewis being suspended for two weeks.

"I think Jordan Lewis was really stiff to get the weeks that he did. I took a dive, it was in front of goal. I was trying to get a goal," Monfries said.

Following Monfries' confession, Bulldogs coach Rodney Eade labels him one of the biggest stagers in the competition.

"He's the best out of the competition ... so he thinks it's a good thing?" Eade said.

"Everyone actually pushes the boundaries, so it's up to the adjudicators to work on that."

Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Angus Monfries says he is ready to spend more time in Essendon's midfield in 2011.

"With the substitute rule now, a lot of guys are going to have to go through a lot of different positions," Monfries said.

"I've been working on my fitness over summer and if that's the area of the ground I get thrown into this year, I'm more than happy to play there. I've done some pinch-hitting in there, but the majority of my time has been spent up forward."

Friday, 16 July 2010
Essendon forward Angus Monfries will stay at Windy Hill at least until the end of 2012 after signing a two-year deal.

"I think it is an exciting time for the footy club and I am confident in the direction that the club is heading in," he said.

"I am certain that future success isn't far away and that we can win a premierhsip. We have the programs and coaching staff behind the playing group."

Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Essendon coach Matthew Knights says forward Angus Monfries is expected to return for the team's critical clash with Richmond after overcoming a hamstring injury.

"All the medical information coming through is that he'll be fine. I think our medical staff are very diligent, so if they're saying to me pretty early in the week they consider him a very strong chance I would have thought he's nearly over the line," Knights said.

"It will be great to have him back in the team because he's been a really solid player."

Tuesday, 7 July 2009
Bombers Angus Monfries will miss the next two weeks following scans on his leg which revealed a hamstring strain, but Jobe Watson is expected to return after recovering from an ankle injury.

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