Mega Thread Port Forum 'General AFL Talk' Thread Part 18

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philthy05

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I reckon the lateness of the rule caught a bunch of teams by surprise and as the year goes on we will see a slow return to normal.
 

philthy05

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Stringer "has been terrific"

He's had 8 touches, most of which occurred in the first 5 minutes of the game
reminds me so much of walker

hangs around the back of packs in case it comes out. Doesn’t do any work if the ball isn’t within 10m. Faux tough guy without putting himself in harms way.
 

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Not that it will happen, but I think a 3rd SA team would damage the crows more than it would damage us. It will split the non-Port supporters, and a lot of disenfranchised crows fans would jump over the crows mk II.
A new team in SA (not that it could support it, but if theoretically they had to create one), would definitely hurts the Crows more. They'd know they wouldn't get big numbers, so the smart thing would be to hone in on the wealthy end of town. This would terrify Adelaide, as they internally identify themselves as this, but plaster the faux 'SA Great!', 'Kick a Vic' at every opportunity to placate everyone outside the top end, who otherwise is not a fit for them at all.

If a third club came in that was unashamedly pitched at the top end, they'd panic and rightly so. Port obviously has supporters across the board, but none of them have any issue with the club retaining it's working class roots / 'vibe'. Another club pitched as 'All SA' or as working class would barely touch us. Adelaide and a top end rival would be damned if they do, damned if they don't. Keep pretending that Shaaza and Daaza from Elizabeth and Christies Downs is equally as valued as Beryl and Herb from Norwood and Unley and watch many of the later go to a club that keeps those 'lessers' out. Or finally ditch the facade and watch many of the former either go to Port or step away from supporting AFL, as they finally realise they've meant nothing to the club beyond extra dollars, and not wanted anywhere near them with their bogan ways, outside carefully stage managed appearances. In any scenario a third club would push Port to top in SA within 5 years and never look back from there.
 

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Has Luke Darcy got early onset dementia???

He seriously mentions Hickey being at four clubs in four states every time he touches it.
 

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A new team in SA (not that it could support it, but if theoretically they had to create one),
Port, Norwood, Centrals.

In that order I reckon may have worked.

3 different enough areas.

Once 'Adelaide' came in, everything else is doomed. As you suggest, it was too encompassing. No way Adelaide wouldn't suffer immeasurably.
 

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