Opinion POLL: Wear them in the Showdown anyway? Your opinion.

Wear the Prison Bars in the Showdown and cop the punishment?


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raptalia

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 1, 2014
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I appreciate the middle finger gesture of it but under absolutely no circumstances should we willingly sacrifice 4 points.
It would be more than four points. I too appreciate the act of defiance but unfortunately we have to fight the battle off field.
 

backtozero

Premiership Player
Jul 26, 2020
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Absolutely not.

1. What motivation is there for the players if no points are involved? Would they bother trying?

2. We are trying to wear the guernsey going forward, not as a once off. You can't cop 4 points every time you wear it.

3. 4 points could be VERY important at the end of the year. Would you risk losing a top 4 position for it? The goal is to give yourself the best change of a premiership.

Stupid idea. I'm glad the club isn't entertaining it.
 

Black 18

Club Legend
May 21, 2007
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Seacliff
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To go up against the AFL alone would be foolish and would hurt our Club for years to come. There may be some sort of "FU' satisfaction for doing so but in the long run it could well cripple the Club and put us in a position we can't ever recover from.

4 points would only be the start of it. There could well be a huge fine for bringing the game in to disrepute, loss of draft picks, horrible draws, appallingly bad game times, the list could go on and yes I believe the AFL is corrupt enough and petty enough to do just that.

The only way we win this thing or make any headway is with the support of other AFL clubs.

We should be able to wear the bars just about any time we feel like, that's easy enough to see but it must be done from a position of strength (support) rather than a position of defiance

Trying to embarrass the AFL through actions against what the governing body has said will end in tears.

Lost the battle but the war is yet over.
 

Janey

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Aug 16, 2009
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I definitely get the desire to just defy them and make a statement, but, I don't believe we should be giving up the 4 points. The club, supporters and players want success and that means a premiership. We've all seen over the years the fine line between winning and losing a flag. Even if you take every advantage you possibly can, it can be as little as a kick for goal being 3 inches to the right, a dropped mark, a missed tackle, an unkind bounce. Giving up 4 points could definitely be the difference.
It might make us feel good standing up to the AFL now, but in 5 months time, if it costs us the flag, we will all regret doing it. Especially if it either makes no difference anyway or makes things even tougher for us. Choose your battles.
 

jiahy004

Team Captain
Oct 21, 2017
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Gee of course not, it’s the points that we can’t afford to lose..

If we are a bottom 10 team not playing finals anyway, probably. But not now when we are fighting for the flag. It’s hard-fought four points that will probably decide if we can play a home finals
 
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Capital Power

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Jul 31, 2005
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Not a fan of giving away 4 points, but I can understand those who believe that's what we should do.

Can we sell them anyway, or does Eddie have to approve all our merch too?

I'm heartily sick of the management of this sport and the Victorian fap-fest it's become. It's time for change. For once I'm happy for Kochie to mouth off as he sees fit.
 

Capital Power

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Be nice if we could get the other 16 Clubs to go on record saying they don't give a stuff what we wear, so long as we wear our clash strip when it would otherwise be required.
 

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Steve Dore

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Aug 30, 2004
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No.

The four points are one thing but the AFL have many avenues to penalise us for years to come. If people think we get the rough end of the pineapple now imagine what it will be like after we openly defy them and embarrass them. We will have no chance of winning a flag in the foreseeable future.
 

Duckimus Prime

Premiership Player
Apr 26, 2008
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Adelaide
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Have a slightly oversized version.

Run out in it for the pre-game unofficial kick around.

When performing our warm up, players wear fluro vests, replace those with the prison bars jumpers.

Eddie's upset about the club officials wearing mainly black and white gear? Go harder on that.
 
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sobrave

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 15, 2015
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"Collingwood Football Club has made it clear that, at this time, it does not agree to further use of the guernsey by PAFC including in 'Showdown' matches against Adelaide Crows.

this is the part that pisses me off

who gives a fu** what collingwood wants
it's not their decision.

its a completely different jumper.

who gives two fu**s what eddie wants, he's a nobody now.
 

sobrave

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 15, 2015
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40,000 fans in prison bars might do it. i bet sales have gone through the roof since this decision. i don't wear football guernseys because in general they aren't for grown adults but i might buy one on principle
 

LaunchpadMcQuack

#lolport
Jul 6, 2011
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40,000 fans in prison bars might do it. i bet sales have gone through the roof since this decision. i don't wear football guernseys because in general they aren't for grown adults but i might buy one on principle
Sales for what? If my understanding is correct we are not able to sell the bars either.
 

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