Footy in China

Discussion in 'International Footy' started by TWLS, Jun 7, 2016.

Put it out there
  1. TWLS

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    That is not correct.
    The previous Suns admin were unhappy about the jumper colour issues and the previous Coach Rodney Eade was not really on board with the whole deal.
     

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    Really ? The Suns just wanted their home jumper as is their right.
    It's over, time to move on.
     
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    Port being pragmatic this time. They over thought it, and feared Chinese people siding with GC due to the colours. This was always a silly view, as if Chinese people couldn't see that the jumpers of Australian football clubs had nothing to do with Chinese nationalism. Said bias failed to materialise, and so this year they do not care, and are leaving the Suns jumper to the Suns.
     
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    I stand corrected.
     
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    Koch got some feed back that a couple of Chinese business people who didn't think it was a good idea if the opposition wore Chinese colours. It wasn't a worry about Chinese fans who might watch the game but business reaction. The club was advised by Port's China advisory team in Hong Kong to not worry about it. Koch then stupidly went overboard on this for 3 or 4 months.

    CEO Keith Thomas was on radio on Sportsday SA a few hours after the Shanghai 2018 announcement talking China and other Port stuff. This 1 minute audio is about the guernsey issue. KT on China and the guernsey issue - "We made a bit of a dick of ourselves" re digging in about the guernsey before Shanghai game, then saw the experience and saw it was nothing to worry about it and now "it hasn't even really come up."

    https://omny.fm/shows/sportsday-sa/keith-thomas
     
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    The headline/byline below says it all - Does it mean that the Crows will now dip their toe into the Chinese footy market.
    Their cross town rivals - Port - will be looking on with much interest we would imagine.
    China Southern Airlines, the world’s fourth-largest airline and the biggest in Asia, will be positioned just below Toyota as a Crows’ premium sponsor.
    Source - Adelaide Advertiser .
     
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    Extracted these comments from an SBS Article sourced from AAP.
    These are the first attributes from AFL House we have seen that link the growth in China to the Shanghai matches.

    Dillon said international participation had also enjoyed an increase of 25.19 per cent in 2017.
    "Internationally we have now reached a record high (170,744) number of participants, with our first AFL premiership match played in Shanghai having an impact in China," he said.
     
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    Without an adjective or qualification that statement is meaningless.
    e.g. small, large, huge. On clubs, participation, ratings, sponsors or viewers ?
     
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    Yes I was going to put that stuff as well, however Mr Dillon is the usual AFL front man and it aint going to change.
     
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    This article covers a wide ranging interview on China with Andrew Hunter from the Port Adelaide Club, who is driving that clubs efforts in China.
    Andrew Hunter and the Port Club are determined to develop our game up there, and are exploring many possible future avenues to achieve that.
    Some Topics covered - Womens footy, Womens Cricket, International AFLX, Olympics and so on.

    http://www.bullpen.com.au/andrew-hu...n-exhibition-sport-at-the-next-home-olympics/
    Article Courtesy/Source -Port Adelaide Power.

    The Ports China program in Shanghai envisions in lifting the Schools program from the current 15 schools to 50 schools in 2018, which would then include 100,000 school children. That exercise will be considerable to say the least.