Mega Thread Port Forum 'General AFL Talk' Thread Part 12

Burton89onegoal

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A few comments here lately about subaru. Her/Him liking posts on our board. I've been here long enough to know that this person probably hates Port Adelaide more than anyone I've known in my life. We need to pull this person into line.

My thoughts are her parents were Woodville supporters. They turned up at Alberton to watch the Mighty Peckers play Port.

Timmy Evens slotted his tenth goal and the ball hit subaru fair in her big schnozz. Why wouldn't you hate Port Adelaide? Is this a fair call mods? Her poison on this brilliant forum needs an eye for an eye. If she can do it so can I. I'm not letting her getting away with slagging my club off anymore.
Im fairly sure she's a North Adelaide supporter.
 

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Magus

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I will forever defend the decisions to expand the comp for GWS and GC. They're long term crucial pillars for the AFL to grow up North. GC may be wank on the field but off the field they're huge for junior rates in footy exploding and garnering interest in the sport. Why that isn't touched on more genuinely annoys me because it's almost like the media (especially here in Victoria) want the AFL to kill off the Suns despite all the good work they're doing. I agree with talent being diluted but it'll even itself out eventually.



What isn't fine is the fact that there are a trifecta of s**t house Victorian clubs with fu** all support/money/success who barely get 5 people and a ******* pigeon to games at one of the premier sporting venues in this country yet continue to leech off the league and say they deserve to be in this league because they've been in it for 100+ years already even though they've done nothing but ******* suck. The AFL forever f’ed this league in every way possible by not killing off North, WB and St Kilda 25 years ago and we'll forever have to carry those s**tstains. Tassie (and even Canberra) should be in the league over those 3.
I very much agree, the popular view is very short-sighted and struggles to see anything past "but the crowds!" There could be zero growth and TV rights alone would justify the move.

In addition to us effectively subsiding Victorian clubs / SANFL with our s**tty stadium deal and lack of FTA TV, for me the terribad part was how our nadir coincided with the eyes of the draft being picked out by GC and GWS, with nothing more than a "ah unlucky oh well" by the AFL. Even more grating is you just know there would have been compensation for the big Victorian clubs if this had impacted them.
Isn't the "but the crowds!" the whole argument against small Victorian clubs though?
 

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