Port Adelaide's plan to use jumpers similar to Collingwood

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PowerForGood

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They were accepted into the AFL with teal involved. Not sure why they suddenly want to change it. I’d go the prison bars with teal involved, it’s their identity now.
And Collingwood were in the VFL playing all their games at Victoria Park. Not sure why they suddenly wanted to change it to the MCG. I'd have gone with a bigger grandstand at Victoria Park, it was their identity then.
 

JimmyBC

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They were accepted into the AFL with teal involved. Not sure why they suddenly want to change it. I’d go the prison bars with teal involved, it’s their identity now.
Freo entered the comp with green and red involved, black and white are official Port Adelaide colours no matter how you swing it teal is not our flag ship identity and black and white for the most part has always dominated our kits.
 

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Must admit I have never really understood the uproar over this situation. My personal view is that Collingwood look better in the predominately white jumper with white shorts and I would like them to wear that as a home kit. If this happens I see no reason why Port Adelaide can't wear the predominately black prison bars with black shorts. But I suppose it is a matter of opinion.
 

ghostbat12

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There is ego on all sides.

Port could have kept their prison bar jumper with teal and a few white stripes. Merging of old era and new era. But no. Perhaps they really feel shitty because they chose “power” as their nickname. Instead now they have a jumper that doesn’t link the old era at all, all due to perception that it hurts others by. It doesn’t.

And Collingwood shouldn’t feel so threatened. You have taken identity of another club with no regard by putting the gun to their head. That’s on you, whether you like it or not.
 

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Might take another 10-15 years but they just need to wait for McGuire to stop running Collingwood, he’s put way too much hot air into this topic to back down/concede defeat now.

Once he’s gone this ‘dispute’ will likely disappear with him.
 

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Personally I'd like to see teal stay on the jumper as it's all I've known and actually like the look, even if they incorporated it with the prison bar style.

But my preference aside, I genuinely fail to see why they shouldn't be able to use the original prison bar jumper as their home/original strip and just have a clash uniform for when playing away. If they'd prefer it, why not?
 

Bungeye

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You can wear our colours if you ackowledge that Nathan Buckley made the single greatest impact in winning a premiership for Port Adelaide.
 

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There is ego on all sides.

Port could have kept their prison bar jumper with teal and a few white stripes. Merging of old era and new era. But no. Perhaps they really feel shitty because they chose “power” as their nickname. Instead now they have a jumper that doesn’t link the old era at all, all due to perception that it hurts others by. It doesn’t.

And Collingwood shouldn’t feel so threatened. You have taken identity of another club with no regard by putting the gun to their head. That’s on you, whether you like it or not.
Great post.

I don't blame Collingwood though. For years they've come to associate black and white as 'their' colours and unfortunately for Port, they were in the AFL first.

I genuinely respect and admire Port's heritage. I really like the black/teal/white V design but understand why they want the prison bars, however, I reckon incorporating some teal into the prison bar design is a beaut way to honour the heritage of the Port Adelaide Magpies, as well as the tradition and heritage forged by the Port Adelaide AFL teams. Irrespective of how the teal came to be part of the club's colours, it's part of Port's AFL heritage. Something to be proud of.

Didn't mind this version.

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Seedsfan

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Can’t believe people still sook about this. You want to wear black and white stripes go back to the SANFL. It was a condition of entry that you change your name jumper and song, if you are unhappy with the changes then leave
 

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