2019 Non-Crows AFL Chat Part 2

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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
In a comercial sense I believe you are technically correct.

But the reality is, it is now accepted truth the Power were formed in 1870. Them merging, well taking over the Magpies, makes it slightly more palatable. However they really are the Chinese MG to the real British MG of yesteryear.


Back when I was passionate about this I was a member of the Magpies attending a lot of games and key meetings. It was my SANFL club (I had family play there over the years) and seeing the Power bastardise their direct claim on the history of a truly proud club was annoying. Especially given the initial period of the Power's existence they made no such claims and changed their point of view in the early 2000s.


End of the day at least the history of that proud SANFL club will be celebrated. Because the AFL existance really has been a stench of failure since 2007. There are few highlights in the Power era and looking back at all the success the real Port Adelaide has had since 1870 will be pretty good.







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In a comercial sense I believe you are technically correct.

But the reality is, it is now accepted truth the Power were formed in 1870. Them merging, well taking over the Magpies, makes it slightly more palatable. However they really are the Chinese MG to the real British MG of yesteryear.


Back when I was passionate about this I was a member of the Magpies attending a lot of games and key meetings. It was my SANFL club (I had family play there over the years) and seeing the Power bastardise their direct claim on the history of a truly proud club was annoying. Especially given the initial period of the Power's existence they made no such claims and changed their point of view in the early 2000s.


End of the day at least the history of that proud SANFL club will be celebrated. Because the AFL existance really has been a stench of failure since 2007. There are few highlights in the Power era and looking back at all the success the real Port Adelaide has had since 1870 will be pretty good.







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I take your point and I like your posts

It might be my pedantic legal mind but I just can’t accept that the Power can be considered to have been established in 1870

Other than that, for the benefit of traditional Port supporters like you I’m glad you can continue to celebrate that tradition :thumbsu:
 

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It really isn't. Replace wombling with head, and the swear filter grabs it. So it most definitely isn't child friendly.
What an odd thing to say. You'll also find if you replace your entire post with the f-bomb that the swear filter will grab that too.
 

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Ventured over to the Port board before and saw that they're back to celebrating hypothetical wins again.

Apparently Port should be viewed as a 7-1 team, I guess the Adelaide, Brisbane and Richmond losses have been hypothesised out of existence.
 

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Ventured over to the Port board before and saw that they're back to celebrating hypothetical wins again.

Apparently Port should be viewed as a 7-1 team, I guess the Adelaide, Brisbane and Richmond losses have been hypothesised out of existence.
Yeah but we didn't play the game on its merits and defended too hard against their forward line.

Also Port will be unstoppable when Dixon gets back.

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Yeah but we didn't play the game on its merits and defended too hard against their forward line.

Also Port will be unstoppable when Dixon gets back.
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I wonder if he realises that his post implies that Pyke out coached Kern in the Showdown? I doubt his brain could ever comprehend a reality where Kern gets out coached.

To him once Kern drinks his coke zero, he becomes unbeatable.

 

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could always throw Westhoff down back
And this is why Ken doesnt need notes

The above phrase is scratched into the desk Ken uses. He lifts his hands and there it is '' wen in trubl send hoff bak ''
 

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And this is why Ken doesnt need notes

The above phrase is scratched into the desk Ken uses. He lifts his hands and there it is '' wen in trubl send hoff bak ''
If you read the ingredients label on a Coke Zero backwards, why, that's exactly what it says..
 
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