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JimmyBC

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It's hard to believe the club ever got to the point of discussing 'Southern Power' and associated horse sh*t, I mean being hamstrung financially by the SANFL & the backwater SA market already monopolized by the quasi state team is one thing, but to be that detached from what Port Adelaide is and the strength & numbers within that community is truly frightening.
 

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I may have missed it but is there any reason why KT hung on for the season when we were going with an internal hire anyway? Was Richardson not lined up at the start of the year? KT's exit was flagged for quite a while.
 

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Jojay

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Kevin Foley was running on the 'less Port Adelaide and more Power' ticket, also. People can say what they like about Koch but heaven knows where the Club would be at if Foley was successful in his bid to be President.

This was part of a piece he penned in August 2012. Bullet dodged.

"We have to compete with the Crows as the team for all South Australians. We have to grow our membership base, appeal to a broader range of corporates and market ourselves as a team that anyone can and should want to support. That means the branding, marketing and positioning of our club must be less about Port Adelaide and more about The Power. We have to face up to the fact that as much as we love our heritage, most of the state doesn't share our passion. We don't have to cut ties with the Port at all; it's our home and our heart, but not our future.

The Power is a fantastic brand and one that should be a marketer's dream. Why can't we be the team for all South Australians? Why have we surrendered that turf to the Crows?

My way will upset many diehards.
"
 

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I may have missed it but is there any reason why KT hung on for the season when we were going with an internal hire anyway? Was Richardson not lined up at the start of the year? KT's exit was flagged for quite a while.
Covid uncertainties. We were undermanned and under resourced.

If there was no Covid the plan was for us to look for a CEO before the China game, if an outsider was found, he/she would have come on board before the China game, gone to Shanghai and KT probably would have left by/on 30 June.

China game called off early March, great uncertainty sets in.
 

Enviable Tradition

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Kevin Foley was running on the 'less Port Adelaide and more Power' ticket, also. People can say what they like about Koch but heaven knows where the Club would be at if Foley was successful in his bid to be President.

This was part of a piece he penned in August 2012. Bullet dodged.

"We have to compete with the Crows as the team for all South Australians. We have to grow our membership base, appeal to a broader range of corporates and market ourselves as a team that anyone can and should want to support. That means the branding, marketing and positioning of our club must be less about Port Adelaide and more about The Power. We have to face up to the fact that as much as we love our heritage, most of the state doesn't share our passion. We don't have to cut ties with the Port at all; it's our home and our heart, but not our future.

The Power is a fantastic brand and one that should be a marketer's dream. Why can't we be the team for all South Australians? Why have we surrendered that turf to the Crows?

My way will upset many diehards.
"
Well he got the last line right.

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PA88

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It's hard to believe the club ever got to the point of discussing 'Southern Power' and associated horse sh*t, I mean being hamstrung financially by the SANFL & the backwater SA market already monopolized by the quasi state team is one thing, but to be that detached from what Port Adelaide is and the strength & numbers within that community is truly frightening.
As much as it hurts to accept it, the seeds of such thoughts began when Bolton and Cunningham were still at the club. Mark and Jenny Williams pushed it and Hitaaf Rasheed was 100% convinced that it was the only way to survive. Director Robert Howie wanted no trace of black and white anywhere.

I wonder how things would have trekked had the board of directors that steered the club into the AFL were the inaugural AFL board of directors.
 

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"We have to compete with the Crows as the team for all South Australians. We have to grow our membership base, appeal to a broader range of corporates and market ourselves as a team that anyone can and should want to support. That means the branding, marketing and positioning of our club must be less about Port Adelaide and more about The Power. We have to face up to the fact that as much as we love our heritage, most of the state doesn't share our passion. We don't have to cut ties with the Port at all; it's our home and our heart, but not our future.

The Power is a fantastic brand and one that should be a marketer's dream. Why can't we be the team for all South Australians? Why have we surrendered that turf to the Crows?

My way will upset many diehards.
"
The only document with more wrong in it is the minutes from the Wannsee Conference.
 

tribey

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Mark and Jenny Williams pushed it and Hitaaf Rasheed was 100% convinced that it was the only way to survive. Director Robert Howie wanted no trace of black and white anywhere.
Oof. I guess it’s hard to see the wood from the trees when you’re ensconced at the core, with your livelihood on the line in some cases.
 

JimmyBC

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As much as it hurts to accept it, the seeds of such thoughts began when Bolton and Cunningham were still at the club. Mark and Jenny Williams pushed it and Hitaaf Rasheed was 100% convinced that it was the only way to survive. Director Robert Howie wanted no trace of black and white anywhere.

I wonder how things would have trekked had the board of directors that steered the club into the AFL were the inaugural AFL board of directors.
If it happened I can actually imagine Mark & Jenny still condoning it.. Fos was always about the future he wore a teal tie to a dinner dance in 1951.
 

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If it happened I can actually imagine Mark & Jenny still condoning it.. Fos was always about the future he wore a teal tie to a dinner dance in 1951.
Hitaaf's vision of our only way to survive shook me the most. On par with Foley except Foley wasn't a club employee with influence.
 

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chiwigi

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As much as it hurts to accept it, the seeds of such thoughts began when Bolton and Cunningham were still at the club. Mark and Jenny Williams pushed it and Hitaaf Rasheed was 100% convinced that it was the only way to survive. Director Robert Howie wanted no trace of black and white anywhere.

I wonder how things would have trekked had the board of directors that steered the club into the AFL were the inaugural AFL board of directors.
It wouldn't be Port in the AFL it would have been a Port/Norwood Hybrid to 'broaden appeal'.

Norwood Tealsters!
 

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Outstanding interview, answered Dwayne's dumb "magpie link" question better than anyone has during our AFL era. Mentioned twice a year for Prison Bar and defended our position brilliantly re the guernsey.

Interview below:


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Outstanding interview, answered Dwayne's dumb "magpie link" question better than anyone has during our AFL era. Mentioned twice a year for Prison Bar and defended our position brilliantly re the guernsey.

Interview below:


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Yes I thought he handled Drayno well
 

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Are they replacing the ******* port club carpet though? That sh*t is foul.

Then put a piece of the carpet in the museum where it belongs. inb4 "exciting stuff upstairs" is cardboard cutouts of players for some selfie zone.

COVID will have scaled this back, alot.
 

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Outstanding interview, answered Dwayne's dumb "magpie link" question better than anyone has during our AFL era. Mentioned twice a year for Prison Bar and defended our position brilliantly re the guernsey.

Interview below:


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Dwayne: How do you see your link to the Magpies playing out going forward?
Richo: There is no link Dwayne, the Magpies are us!
:tearsofjoy:
So nice to not have to hear KT bumbling through another interview! Love him, but....
 
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Janey

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The more I hear from Richo the more comfortable I am with his appointment. I was a bit sceptical at first, as some on here were, but he's winning me over. He seems very clear on where, and who we are as a club and what the important issues are for us for the future. He's clearly been getting up to speed and ready to step into the role well before the actual changeover date. He speaks well and says all the right things, now to see how he turns words into actions. Promising.
 

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The more I hear from Richo the more comfortable I am with his appointment.
.........
He speaks well and says all the right things, now to see how he turns words into actions.
That's the critical thing!

But yeah! Sounded composed in his interview with Dwayne the Drain, and articulated his position well.
Good mix of "aspirational" forward thinking stuff and nods to the fanbase (and the things historic, which we hold dear to our hearts).
 

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