PORT Adelaide is imploring amystery caller to again contact the club after receiving an anonymous tip-off onthe possible location of club legend Gavin Wanganeen's lost 2004 premiershipjumper.
The guernsey went missingafter the Power's historic debut Grand Final victory over the Brisbane Lions in2004, but during the week an anonymous caller claimed the friend of a relativehad snatched the jumper after the game while employed as a cleaner at the MCG.
Busy handling mediacommitments and well wishes from family and friends, Wanganeen remembered beingone of the last players to shower after the win.
He told AFL.com.au most ofhis teammates were already back on the bus as he dressed.
Whether he left thepremiership jumper on his locker or draped over his bag was now irrelevant, hesaid, he just wanted the opportunity to one day pass it down to his children.
"I didn't know it hadbeen taken until that night, before I jumped into bed when I unpacked mybag," Wanganeen said.
"Who knows where it wastaken but I would love to get it back; it means so much to me and my kids willget that one day.
"No names need to be mentioned,we don't care who did it, there would be no grudges held - but if I was able toget it back I'd be very thankful to that person."
The 300-game,two-time-premiership player and 1993 Brownlow Medallist said it was incredibleto think a decade had passed since the Power ended the Lions' reign ofpremiership success.
He said he felt absoluterelief as the final siren sounded, after the team failed to capitalise onsuccessive minor premierships in 2002 and 2003.
A pre-match speech from coachMark Williams to take the game on and "roll the dice" inspired theside to finish strongly and break through for a historic win.
"The previous couple ofyears we had won more games than any other team and didn't get rewarded on thelast day of September," he said.
"To finally get one atthe end was pure joy and relief, mainly relief more than anything.
"They definitely were aforce – I wouldn't say that we were intimidated, though, because we knew thatour best was good enough.
"We felt that our youthand our run would get them in the end, they were aging a little bit … we knewthat if we could get off to a good start and match it with them early, we couldrun over the top of them."
A decade on and the Powersuddenly appear much closer to securing a second premiership trophy.
Wanganeen said he had beenimpressed by the style of football the side had played under coach Ken Hinkleyand predicted it was the type of game that could see it venture deep intoSeptember.
"It's great to see thePower boys turn everything around, especially the game style that they'replaying now. It's a really attractive brand of footy and it's brand that willget you deep in the finals," he said.
"For a past premiershipplayer, it makes me really excited and I'm definitely rooting for the boys andI expect bigger and better things.
"I can definitely seethe team going places."