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Most fan bases aren't really concerned with money/sponsorship the way we are because most clubs haven't been to the wall the way we have been. St Kilda is in more debt than any club other than GWS and Gold Coast but they carry on as if its a right that they exist in the competition.

If that game was played at Marvel Stadium, the result might have been closer, but they would have made a financial loss. Fans don't care about that **** though, because it's someone else's money.

And if 4 points isn't enough for them to take it seriously, exactly what are they in the competition for?
I can see why the St Kilda fans would be upset. Caro was saying on Footy Classified that after costs the Saints made about $450k on the game. That's not a lot of money really. And it's hard to quantify the dollar value of the 4 points that they almost certainly gave up (we suck at Marvel) and the angst it causes in the supporter base.
 

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My bad: it is Shanghai Electric Power that is part of the State Grid group, not Shanghai Electric whose focus is manufacturing electrical power switchgear and associated plant and equipment.

Nevertheless:

https://reneweconomy.com.au/gupta-s...act-for-350-million-cultana-solar-farm-46380/

Gupta secures China EPC contract for $350 million Cultana solar farm | RenewEconomy

Gupta travelled to Shanghai this week to secure the deal with president of Shanghai Electric, Huang Ou. Under the partnership, Shanghai Electric will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to the project, with the project expecting to create 350 jobs during construction.


http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201906/04/WS5cf5db31a310519142700f29.html

Shanghai Electric set to build wind farm for SIMEC Energy Australia

China's leading energy equipment producer Shanghai Electric Group is making a mark in international markets by signing a strategic partnership deal with SIMEC Energy Australia on Monday to jointly build a renewable energy project in South Australia.
Under the agreement, Shanghai Electric will build the Cultana Solar Farm project in the southern part of the country through an engineering, procurement and construction agreement.
‘The project is the largest ground-based photovoltaic project in Australia, and also marks Shanghai Electric's entry into the country.’
 
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I can see why the St Kilda fans would be upset. Caro was saying on Footy Classified that after costs the Saints made about $450k on the game. That's not a lot of money really. And it's hard to quantify the dollar value of the 4 points that they almost certainly gave up (we suck at Marvel) and the angst it causes in the supporter base.
One game $450k is pretty fukn good considering. Can’t see us lasting there much longer unless some other club needs some dosh.


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I can see why the St Kilda fans would be upset. Caro was saying on Footy Classified that after costs the Saints made about $450k on the game. That's not a lot of money really. And it's hard to quantify the dollar value of the 4 points that they almost certainly gave up (we suck at Marvel) and the angst it causes in the supporter base.
She was estimating and on the rumour that they got paid $500 k to play there. Tredders said it was much more.
Of course they are upset.
They lost.
Stiff cheddar.
They failed to make any inroads into their massive debt on their own before the China opportunity came up.
They would have made much much less than that at Marvel stadium and still most likely would still have lost the game.
Every single year the ignorant small minded ill informed comments by the media come up after the Shanghai game, regular and predictable as clockwork
 

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I thought long enough to see benefits but that was wishful thinking by all.


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We are planning on being in China for the long run, but that doesn't mean we will see premiership points game there every year. At the moment Saints will play there in 2020 and 2021 and Mr Gui has backed a game for 2022 and 2023.

If other clubs don't pull their finger out and make something decent out of the opportunity, the AFL will stop premiership games being played there, but preseason games, AFLX, and AFLW games will replace them.

Bottom line, whilst Mr Gui is prepared to open his chequebook and the AFL want to grow the game we'll see some form of footy played in Shanghai in particular and China in general.
 
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We are planning on being in China for the long run, but that doesn't mean we will see premiership points game there every year. At the moment Saints will play there in 2020 and 2021 and Mr Gui has backed a game for 2022 and 2023.

If other clubs don't pull their finger out and make something decent out of the opportunity, the AFL will stop premiership games being played there, but preseason games, AFLX, and AFLW games will replace them.

Bottom line, whilst Mr Gui is prepared to open his chequebook and the AFL want to grow the game we see some form of footy played in Shanghai in particular and China in general.

Agreed REH but unfortunately there is this frustratingly inherent trait of wasting time on discussions "why 'we' shouldn't" rather "why and how 'we' can".

Obviously there must checks and balances as with any major business decision but there comes a time when so much negativity becomes soul destroying.

Thank you a thousand times MrGui.

There are distinct issues.

One being the PAFC initiated playing in China. I have always been a believer in the principle of playing in China.

Second only by default are the results Port gain from being in China. I have zero knowledge of the inner management other than to say it is absolutely essential the PAFC have a commercially experienced person on the ground in China - full stop!

How far has this negativity permeated into the AFL as a whole - is it at club level or just bitterness from people who are happy to always find fault.

In the end for me it's what's in it for Port Adelaide, warts and all and not be shoved aside by the AFL and others.

Amen;)
 
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We are planning on being in China for the long run, but that doesn't mean we will see premiership points game there every year. At the moment Saints will play there in 2020 and 2021 and Mr Gui has backed a game for 2022 and 2023.

If other clubs don't pull their finger out and make something decent out of the opportunity, the AFL will stop premiership games being played there, but preseason games, AFLX, and AFLW games will replace them.

Bottom line, whilst Mr Gui is prepared to open his chequebook and the AFL want to grow the game we'll see some form of footy played in Shanghai in particular and China in general.
Or playing our home game there but we’re locked into AO.


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I can see why the St Kilda fans would be upset. Caro was saying on Footy Classified that after costs the Saints made about $450k on the game. That's not a lot of money really.
I doubt they've ever made $450k on a single game in their history.
 

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Been following the comments on twitter at #AFLSaintsPower the last 48 hours
https://twitter.com/search?q=#AFLSaintsPower&src=tyah

Typical sort of comments about crowd figure being a lie and Saints fans being pissed of with giving up a home game for that result ie big loss, injury, sickness, bugger all $$$ etc.

Port and the AFL as well Saint Kilda have to do something about getting people to sit on those outer seats, get a back pack camera roaming around the marquees to show where all the piss pot Aussies and Chinese really are, get a more competitive game, Saints have to take it more seriously, they have to make some decent $$$ out of it, otherwise when the 3 years of playing the Saints is up, there might not be any takers.
Sadly predictable from the usual ballsacks.

Craig Little, whose articles I usually find a decent summary of the weekend had this as a bizarrely ignorant little snipe:

Although you expect such conciliation won’t be as forthcoming after a half-full stadium sat through a one-sided slog in Shanghai. In yet another display of inconceivable provincialism, it was reported that St Kilda had been planning this trip – finding flights, accommodation and places to eat – since November.

While the China experiment is of clear commercial benefit for Port Adelaide, its broader cultural one is bereft. On the surface, a meaningful push into the Chinese market is pointless. When you dig deeper, it still is. One only needs to compare the atmosphere of the Shanghai game to the scenes after the game in Darwin to see that the AFL should focus on those areas that don’t require its teams to take seven months to prepare for a weekend.
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jun/03/rhyce-shaw-era-heralds-a-far-grittier-north-melbourne

Glad to see some surprisingly epic responses from what is often a cesspit of a guardian comment section:

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End of the day though, people will see what they want to see and this appeals right to the racially insecure hearts of the ignorant masses.
 

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Sadly predictable from the usual ballsacks.

Craig Little, whose articles I usually find a decent summary of the weekend had this as a bizarrely ignorant little snipe:



https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jun/03/rhyce-shaw-era-heralds-a-far-grittier-north-melbourne

Glad to see some surprisingly epic responses from what is often a cesspit of a guardian comment section:

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End of the day though, people will see what they want to see and this appeals right to the racially insecure hearts of the ignorant masses.
Ignorant masses will remain ignorant masses. I wouldn’t have included Craig Little among them, until now.
 

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Sadly predictable from the usual ballsacks.

Craig Little, whose articles I usually find a decent summary of the weekend had this as a bizarrely ignorant little snipe:



https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jun/03/rhyce-shaw-era-heralds-a-far-grittier-north-melbourne

Glad to see some surprisingly epic responses from what is often a cesspit of a guardian comment section:

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End of the day though, people will see what they want to see and this appeals right to the racially insecure hearts of the ignorant masses.
it was reported that St Kilda had been planning this trip – finding flights, accommodation and places to eat – since November.

That may be factually correct in that St Kilda was only formally advised around that time but two St K's staffers in corporate attire were sitting directly behind us last year, taking notes etc, so it's reasonable to suggest they had an inkling they would be in Shanghai this year, so they shouldn't have been slow out of the gates.

Why on earth didn't they follow as closely as possible the way Port have been doing as it's well documented and in the public arena.
 

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We’ve even gave St Kilda’s sponsors like Dare, RSEA and AV Jennings a plug on the LED signage in the stadium, and pushed ANS to them as a coaches sponsor.

Here’s a random factoid: the ground had the official coat of arms of Australia painted on it. That means the game was officially recognised by the Commonwealth of Australia as representing the Australian nation.

You can’t get a higher symbolic sponsor than that.
 

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Here’s a random factoid: the ground had the official coat of arms of Australia painted on it. That means the game was officially recognised by the Commonwealth of Australia as representing the Australian nation.

You can’t get a higher symbolic sponsor than that.
That was the first thing I noticed when they had a wide shot of the ground. I though that would have to be the biggest official Oz government coat of arms ever shown in China.
 

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We’ve even gave St Kilda’s sponsors like Dare, RSEA and AV Jennings a plug on the LED signage in the stadium, and pushed ANS to them as a coaches sponsor.

Here’s a random factoid: the ground had the official coat of arms of Australia painted on it. That means the game was officially recognised by the Commonwealth of Australia as representing the Australian nation.

You can’t get a higher symbolic sponsor than that.
And we even played a guy called Power-Pepper to boost the profile of the Saints’ other major sponsor Pepper Free Money or some such.
 

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I think a good way of projecting the fact that crowd numbers are actually good because not all stadium seats can be utilised would be to place tarpaulins over the inhabitable sections. They could even sport advertising logos for financial return and would make the ground seem fuller.
Ingenious idea. Whilst we are spit balling, I've also thought a Squad of Funky Dancers and float with a large fist carrying a lightening bolt could also be deployed to encourage crowd involvement.
 

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I think a good way of projecting the fact that crowd numbers are actually good because not all stadium seats can be utilised would be to place tarpaulins over the inhabitable sections. They could even sport advertising logos for financial return and would make the ground seem fuller.
DAMN!! .... I wish I thought of that!
 
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