- Oct 3, 2007
- AFL Club
- West Coast
- Other Teams
- West Perth
Because they were entering a league that had a side (Collingwood) with Black and White stripes and a Magpie logo. So of course they had to find an alternative.Why did they tell everyone at the time they werent then?
Why did they sign a contract explicitly stating they werent the same club and had to adopt a new identity - teal?
They didn't have to drop the Adelaide bit from the Port Adelaide Football Club, but they did.
It got messy which is why the Magpie identity club was created for the SANFL but this was because the SANFL imposed laws on who could play for the Magpie team left in the SANFL.
Either way and no matter how messy it got for numbers of reasons the PAFC that played in the SANFL in 1996 was the club which entered the AFL as the PAFC Power in 1997.
I honestly thought this was very common knowledge.