Port Adelaide's plan to use jumpers similar to Collingwood

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Chuckie357

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You just made that bullshit up.

They never had anything on the back of their jumper until they put up 1870 around 2009. Go on AFL Photos and find me a jumper with EST 1996 or 1997 on it.
Theres someone who is a massive legend on this forum who has a website which will help you find this answer without scouring the afl photo vault.

www.footyjumpers.com

best thing you’ll ever look at
 

RussellEbertHandball

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Theres someone who is a massive legend on this forum who has a website which will help you find this answer without scouring the afl photo vault.

www.footyjumpers.com

best thing you’ll ever look at
Its a great site. I visit Mero's site all the time. But its not photographic proof so told the poster to go to AFL Photos so he would not come back with any reason not to believe it.
 

Chuckie357

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Its a great site. I visit Mero's site all the time. But its not photographic proof so told the poster to go to AFL Photos so he would not come back with any reason not to believe it.
Just trying to pump up someone who has done a massive amount of work for our game and the fans is all
 

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sprockets

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only a

Only after you mentioned how stupid it was. Out of curiosity i had to see if it was as stupid as you said it was. Nearly as stupid as that diamond jumper the Hawks had. Not sure if they ever wore it though
Which brings us to where we are in this thread. Port Adelaide's AFL team have never worn the prison bars either.
 

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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 years
If you read the proposal Port sent to the AFL the exact opposite is true.

When we minimized our history, despite our success our memberships and attendances shrunk.

When we became one club again and recognized our roots better we have grown, even in the years we were terrible.

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I just really dont see what the fuss is all about..

this...
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to me honestly looks a thousand times more classy than this...

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The guernsey up the top there looks like the guernsey design of a professional top league organisation..

the one below it looks like it was designed by the work experience kid at a design company on the cheap as a favour to a small local league footy club..
And yet it is constantly voted the best AFL jumper, revered by those who have worn it (even for just one year like Nathan Buckley) and recognized as such by non Port luminaries like Mike Sheehan, David Parkin and Dennis Commetti.

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Your behaviour in 2014 might be a factor in why it got knocked back in 2021....


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Our behavior?

You mean saving the AFL's arse when they didn't have the balls to tell a big Vic club to wear a clash guernsey?

That behavior?

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It’s like this port are Daryl Kerrigan in the movie the castle fighting for his home (the prison bar Guernsey) against the evil airport (collingwood) …it’s the vibe we are not giving up.
Did Daryl sign a contract to sell the house and then ask for it back years later?
 

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It’s like this port are Daryl Kerrigan in the movie the castle fighting for his home (the prison bar Guernsey) against the evil airport (collingwood) …it’s the vibe we are not giving up.
You have it the wrong way around.

Collingwood are the Black n White Magpies in the AFL, that is their identity...their castle.

The Power are a new franchise who are trying to push in on the Pies territory - the evil airport.

They think that contracts, licensing agreements, trademarks shouldn't apply to them. They are already selling merchandise and are now just pushing their agenda to further encroach on Collingwood's black n white heritage....because it is good for their business, just like the evil airport wanted to compulsory acquire land.

It will be the Pies who may have to go to court to tell the airport (port) to GAGF.
 

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I'm not sure you can position yourself as Australia's biggest sporting brand, having the governing body completely on your side in this issue, and then also argue that you're Darryl Kerrigan here.

Port aren't a perfect fit for the metaphor either but The Castle is a David v Goliath story.
 

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I'm not sure you can position yourself as Australia's biggest sporting brand, having the governing body completely on your side in this issue, and then also argue that you're Darryl Kerrigan here.

Port aren't a perfect fit for the metaphor either but The Castle is a David v Goliath story.
Yes except this time Goliath is in the right, so the analogy really doesn't fit. Actually no analogy fits because this isn't really a tale worth telling.
 

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I guess the question is to the Port defenders in this thread.

If you signed a contract with your employer regarding terms of employment pay etc and they changed or broke that contract how would you feel?

It's as simple as that really.
Collingwood and all clubs break contracts with their players, coaches and staff on a yearly basis. Why is that ok?
 

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