The biggest load of horse s**t I've read in awhile.. kudosHave you ever thought that not everybody at port adelaide want pb all the time, and are supporters of other sanfl, clubs like centrals, woodville, that wouldnt be caught dead supporting adelaide, so support port adelaide. There would be 50% of the supporter base like this. They respect the port adelaide history, but are happy with current history and enjoy the players playing in back in black.
The Port Adelaide first team has been in the AFL since 1997, that's why SANFL attendances are way less. It's our secondary side. Not sure what this has to do with wearing the Prison Bars jumper at AFL level? If the AFL side wore the Prison Bars one week at home and the SANFL side wore the BIB jumper, is 30k people going to head to Alberton instead? Don't think so.Lets all face it, no one cares about the magpies, attendances say that. The only time we do, is to check which players have played well enough to get into the afl side.
I just used templates on the ISC site https://www.iscsport.com/teamwearCan you mock up another version and put a thin white line between the silver and black to see what it looks like? Thin white like the 1914 Invincibles wore but thinner maybe 1/5th the thickness of the grey bar.
You're just looking for fights now.Richmond has 100k
Thats accepting mediocrity.
You take your 50k, filled with retired old Magpies fans, lemme know your how that goes for sustainability.
Club needs to grow.
Have you ever thought that not everybody at port adelaide want pb all the time, and are supporters of other sanfl, clubs like centrals, woodville, that wouldnt be caught dead supporting adelaide, so support port adelaide. There would be 50% of the supporter base like this. They respect the port adelaide history, but are happy with current history and enjoy the players playing in back in black.
Most on here are rusty old people, that cant accept change and are just whingers, about the coach, and think port should have won 5 flags already, and its the management, coaches and certain players fault. Ffs
Really??!!!?!??!? That's your measure of success???? Oh we are better than them? It's ok. We still losing money, but hey, all good right?We're Port Adelaide supporters. We have a higher percentage of children and young adults in our crowds than our competitors in the local market.
Your post made me dig up some figures and I found these 2 posts.The club membership department has done extensive research on this. 98% of Port Adelaide members identify Port Adelaide as their SANFL club. That's not to say they care that greatly about whether or not the Magpies win week to week, but it's the tiniest of minorities that identify either as a supporter of another SANFL club or have no SANFL allegiance at all.
And a week later in a thread started asking at which team do big footy posters supporter in the SANFL, 87.8% of poll respondents said Port. I can't see who voted, but IIRC a few crowies voted in the poll.How much is a bunch?
93% OF EXISTING PAFC MEMBERS SUPPORT A TEAM IN THE SANFL
93% OF THESE PEOPLE SUPPORT THE MAGPIES IN THE SANFL
I went to a meeting of supporter groups at Alberton in February 2012 and the club had done some big survey and had dug up the names of 45,000 lapsed members between 1997 and 2011. They said the result of the survey showed 93% of members surveyed, showed fans either supported the Magpies or no interest and no club in the SANFL.
Connecting with those 45,000 is a big part of why we have gone from 29,092 members in 2010 to 60,000+.
It's an interesting hypothetical, if Port itself were to embrace bastardising the PBs with silver, would Collingwood accept this version? Or would they claim that it is still too similar? Would they stipulate a certain minimum of pigment in the bars, eyechecked by McGuire himself before every season?I know some see it as a bastardisation of the PBs but I would take that as a permanent guernsey in a second.
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Why don't you write a detailed essay on what you think I'm saying - or what you want me to say, then you can argue with yourself over it.Really??!!!?!??!? That's your measure of success???? Oh we are better than them? It's ok. We still losing money, but hey, all good right?
Regardless, I'd like to see proof of that ageomg demographic. I initially would have thought as much, but unless we have evidence....
You need everyone to grow us. Not just us Port tragics... They won't sustain us. Let alone make us the dominant club we wanna be.
The prison bars are black and white.Has anyone ever asked McGuire if he objects to the Black and silver prison bars?
I don't know their history.I think you may have been initially triggered by me accusing a particular poster of not being a Port supporter. I genuinely believe that person to be a troll and not a Port supporter based on their body of posting, not just on their 1 post I responded to.
Excellent postBy the way, it is fine for someone to support PAFC in the AFL, but another club in the SANFL. It is two separate leagues. The only time this would be an issue is when both clubs play against each other in the SANFL. The person can even accept Port's SANFL history and even be proud of it.
Such an arrangement is quite common in Brazil. Many people support their local team and one of the big teams simultaneously — even when they are from the same state, and play against each other during the state-league season.
It is also fine for someone to follow PAFC in the AFL, but not in the SANFL. This doesn't mean the person doesn't care about our history. He can be proud of it, feel as part of it, and believe it is absolutely relevant for Port. It would not be something against the Magpies or the PB guernsey. He could simply not to care about how our reserves are doing.
Those people are ok. The danger comes from those who want to deny our past, as if "a new club was born" in 1997. It wasn't, and PAFC has the right... No. Scrap that! Port has a DUTY to celebrate our History, that which makes us unique, which makes us who we are, as the club sees fit.
Another danger is trying to deny the Power. It is also part of our History, too. We must treat it accordingly.
Like you've said, if you want to support the PAFC be prepared to leave any other old SANFL allegiances at the door. That's just the way it is with us. If you aren't prepared to do that then there's 17 other teams out there to chose from.The club membership department has done extensive research on this. 98% of Port Adelaide members identify Port Adelaide as their SANFL club. That's not to say they care that greatly about whether or not the Magpies win week to week, but it's the tiniest of minorities that identify either as a supporter of another SANFL club or have no SANFL allegiance at all.