2019 Non-Crows AFL Chat Part 2

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Geoffa32

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Power have been in the competition since 1997, we need to accept and respect this so they should be honoring their original jumper in fairness.

I dont understand how the Power think they are 150 years old.

It's easy.

I have long been and advocate of the Power being formed in 1996/7. The Power were formed as an SANFL controlled composite side branded as the Port Adelaide Football Club. With the exact structure as us.

However the SANFL club established in 1870 was merged just before going bankrupt with the Power in 2010.

Meaning that they are now the club that was established in 1870 and can rightfully claim that history.

Just like the Chinese makers of MG own the history of that great British sportscar maker.

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It's easy.

I have long been and advocate of the Power being formed in 1996/7. The Power were formed as an SANFL controlled composite side branded as the Port Adelaide Football Club. With the exact structure as us.

However the SANFL club established in 1870 was merged just before going bankrupt with the Power in 2010.

Meaning that they are now the club that was established in 1870 and can rightfully claim that history.

Just like the Chinese makers of MG own the history of that great British sportscar maker.

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I was joking. I think almost everyone on here knows Ports background.
 

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Power have been in the competition since 1997, we need to accept and respect this so they should be honoring their original jumper in fairness.

I dont understand how the Power think they are 150 years old.

How did that guernsey ever get through an approval process. What a heap of indistinguishable meaningless crap

I think when it was launched they said the pointy bits on the front were a magpie’s wing or something? If you have to explain a design to people, it doesn’t work

I cannot imagine anyone sitting in the final approvals meeting looking at that and going “Ooh yes, I do like that, that’s great..”

But then, when you have no tradition that’s what you end up with I guess
 

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It's easy.

I have long been and advocate of the Power being formed in 1996/7. The Power were formed as an SANFL controlled composite side branded as the Port Adelaide Football Club. With the exact structure as us.

However the SANFL club established in 1870 was merged just before going bankrupt with the Power in 2010.

Meaning that they are now the club that was established in 1870 and can rightfully claim that history.

Just like the Chinese makers of MG own the history of that great British sportscar maker.

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Given later comments about your use of sarcasm I’m unsure if you’re serious about this...

However if so, I’m not sure I agree. Merging an incorporated association (SANFL Magpies) with a limited liability company (Power) doesn’t give the new club any more history

If the magpies were going bankrupt it’s less likely a merger and more likely the Power took over the assets and liabilities of the magpies

If that’s the case it doesn’t change the fact that the Power has only existed since 1997

If the Crows had bought the assets and liabilities of the magpies it doesn’t mean they can claim a longer history

We couldn’t put “Est 1870” on the back of our guernsey and pretend it’s true, because it’s not. We couldn’t say “We’ve won 14 000 flags” because we haven’t. We’d just own the cups won by the now non-existent club that did win them

The fact that both clubs use the Port Adelaide name doesn’t mean there is somehow magically a link between the old and the new, as much as they’d like to claim it

If that’s what happened, what it really means is that the magpies SANFL history stopped at 1997, when the Power reserves (known as the magpies SANFL league team) started. So not only can the Power not claim the SANFL history, nor can the team now known as Port Adelaide Magpies. That’s just a trading name for the Power in the SANFL

If I’m correct, the team with the history no longer exists. The other two can claim that they’re “one club” because they are - a club with two teams in two competitions, with history dating back only to 1997
 
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I think it's an AFL directive to the media, they need the pear talked up to maximize memberships because if they don't the AFL will be stuck with the bill.
This would make sense. For years I thought the footy media were still obsessed with Port's 2014 season but that can't be the reason 5 years down the track.
 
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