Growing up in SA you either supported or hated Port. They knew going into the AFL they needed to distance themselves from the Port Magpies or they would struggle to get non Port fans onboard. Didn't they even have EST 1997 or 1996 on the back of the jumpers in the early yearsHearing the history and I actually remember this now regarding the club trying to move away from Port Magpies and form its own identity as they couldn't get members is even more interesting.
A week ago on Pies board I said didn't really care but I do now after listening to that.
Why should Collingwood be disrespected? We have stayed true to the jumper and they moved away from it why should we suffer?