And lose one of the few things that keeps us relevant in the media and creates an us vs them mentality within the club and supporter base, it goes away when we win otherwise we use it to generate the wheel of media exposure we lack and turn the PBs into the hottest item in the game.
genuinely no offence intended and not playing the man instead of the ball, just a fact: this is a "losers mentality" as opposed to ours which is inherently a winning mentality, i think that's what your confusion boils down to, simply the inability to understand how to think to excel and get what you want. this line and "who cares if you can't use your traditions, just make up new ones and they'll become old eventually" both sum the mentality up.
What issue? That Collingwood can dictate what the AFL do because they aren't good enough to do it themselves?
It's exactly the opposite of this.
They don’t want to understand. To admit we have claim to the guernsey and our history is an admittance that we are the most successful senior club in the country, which makes their club pale in significance, as opposed to the interstate raiders who are there to make up the numbers, bring in money and know their place.I don’t get how they don’t get it.
It seems so easy to understand.
So after all this, will the AFL bring back heritage round every year? Something tells me the blatant collusion between Eddie and Gil and the intimidate and subsequent 14 years of no heritage rounds wasn't by accident.
Actually as "clubs" created completely by the AFL the Sun's and GWS have the combined heritage of all the AFL clubs that existed at the time of their creation and therefore should both wear the AFL representative guernsey in all heritage rounds, even when playing each other.
This is the idea I had for a heritage round in 2016
You changed your trading name but you still show respect to your history even if it's in a small way.I recognise that this won't be a popular opinion but just wanted to say that I think it is actually a good thing for Port that the AFL ruled against the Prison Bar guernsey for the showdown.
The reality of the situation is that Collingwood has the black and white stripe jumper rights for the AFL because they were part of that league first. This is a situation that is never going to change, so constantly revisiting the situation just keeps ripping the scab of that wound and stops your club and supporters from moving on properly.
To put things in perspective. Collingwood actually wanted to wear red, white, and blue way back when they joined the VFA, because they were the colours of their predecessor club (which I think was called Britannia), but they couldn't because Footscray already had red, white, and blue in that competition. To Collingwood's credit they obviously changed their colours and moved on. I think it is time Port Adelaide Power did the same.
The old jumpers are still on display weekly in the SANFL, and they will probably get occasional runs during AFL heritage theme rounds again in the future. That will hopefully be some consolation to the traditionalists.
But the most important consolation should be that you have a strong club in the national league. No other SANFL club has that, I'm sure many other clubs/supporters would have happily changed their jumper and colours more than slightly for such an outcome.
My own club changed it's trading name, to broaden its appeal to surrounding suburbs, which I didn't like but am OK with because I still have a club in the national league, which is obviously the most important thing.
If you can't keep your old traditions going exactly as they were, adjust them accordingly, they will become old traditions again soon enough.
You probably coped a fair whack by all the members here for your opinion by now, however it demonstrates the lack of understanding that VFL based clubs have in regards to the Port Adelaide Football Club.