- Feb 13, 2017
- AFL Club
I don't care as long as they wear clown outfits when they play us.
Wheres the Teal?
We can only hope that they get shipped to China as the expansion club.There is VERY LITTLE TEAL in the power logo...uniform these days
fu**in shits me
Koch said:"We are simply asking the AFL to approve Port Adelaide to wear our iconic guernsey in South Australia against our local rivals, the Adelaide Crows.
"We aren't asking to wear it every week, or every home game, or against Collingwood."
Koch said it was clear the members wanted to see the guernsey and considered it appropriate for the Showdown.
"In a year like no other when we've seen the importance of family, community and heritage, we believe any decision not to allow us to wear this guernsey in Showdowns would be nothing short of mean-spirited," Koch said.
"One of the charters of the AFL is to protect and celebrate the heritage of our great game. We think wearing our black-and-white prison bar guernsey in Showdowns does just that."
Nope makes McGuire look petty/confirms he is petty.Bit of a nothingburger if they only want it for the showdown. Turning this into a big deal only makes us look petty
Buckley speaks well, I noticed from the quote he said “a showdown“. I take that to be one showdown not every year.Nope makes McGuire look petty/confirms he is petty.
Refer Nathan Buckley's considered comments re the same issue:
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley doesn’t have a problem with Port Adelaide wearing its “prison bars” jumper next week.
The move sparked a war of words between Magpies president Eddie McGuire and his Port Adelaide counterpart David Koch, with McGuire suggesting the dispute could end up in court.
But Buckley said he had sympathy for Port Adelaide, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this season.
“It’s not a great year to be turning 150,” Buckley said on Thursday.
“Unfortunately the Port Adelaide side in the SANFL isn’t going to take the field, so I feel their pain in that regard.
“You couldn’t have anticipated trying to celebrate the history of a football club, a great football club, (with) your hands tied behind your back.
“The decision to wear the prison bar strip is a fair acknowledgment of the history of the football club. And I think that’s something that no one would have any specific issues with.
“I think it’s a fair celebration for Port to be able to do that in a Showdown.”
Very smart and well balanced Mr Buckley!
Exactly, Buckley was talking about this year which Eddie said he was ok with as well.Buckley speaks well, I noticed from the quote he said “a showdown“. I take that to be one showdown not every year.
The only thing I don't give "two shits" about are opposition supporters dropping into a Collingwood thread to lecture us about what it is we need to do in regards to your insignificant campaign.Hello there, I am the guy who runs the #bringbackthebars campaign.
Our campaign has nothing to do with the Magpie, nobody is asking for that, that was mis-direction by Eddie last night.
All we ask is that we be allowed to wear our traditional guernsey (which isn't the same as Collingwoods) on an annual basis.
It's not something that we should even need to ask for, and if you are being reasonable most people would see this argument as ridiculous.
A club as big as Collingwood shouldn't give two shits, I think Eddie painted himself into a corner in the past and needs you guys to point out to him that the argument against is as pointless as the regular debate.
Both men certainly like the attention.Buckley and Port, that's a story within itself.
Found this thread quite well balanced as a Port man. As clubs we share more than a few colours and hence why you guys campaigned for us to be in the AFL. An AFL without Port would have felt weird. As I still feel a AFL without Norwood feels weird, Freo/Crows/Eagles kinda f'd that idea.
Back to the jumper, this is just media cycle. I bet Eddie and Koch catch up and have laugh about it. No need for a lasting resolution. rinse/repeat.
There were a bunch of guys who won wearing those colours, they should embrace them because they are a big part of the club’s history also. They wear whatever that colour is???I find it sad that Port have been in the AFL for a while, but are yet to embrace their colours and jumper - constantly bemoaning that they have to have teal in it. For god sake, embrace who and what you are. You wear teal.
As they have only won one AFL/VFL Premiership, Port should hold that jumper up as the most important in their history.There were a bunch of guys who won wearing those colours, they should embrace them because they are a big part of the club’s history also. They wear whatever that colour is???
Like the original conditions that Port agreed with to join the AFL.I don't have a problem with them wearing it purely for Showdowns. The showdown is a major draw card and aside from finals it's the biggest game the SA clubs play in a season, let them have it for that.
They can wear their prison bar set up for showdowns and for every other game they have to wear the usual Teal, Silver and Black set up. I know some people will say the Kochie is a "give an inch take a yard" type operator, but if the clubs and the AFL don't want to keep getting dragged into this bore of a topic, they should just have both clubs agree, put it in writing and be done with.