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Power-lacking in finals!!!

a bunch of pretenders! still yet to open their account and whats the bet they go out in straight sets again
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a bunch of pretenders! still yet to open their account and whats the bet they go out in straight sets again
You may be right there Tiges

They spent a fair wack of petrol lastweek to beat Brisbane !!!

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a bunch of pretenders! still yet to open their account and whats the bet they go out in "straight sets" again
Does that mean that they were behind at every quarter or something?
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no that they may lose 2 straight finals in a row again and bow out of the finals.............
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Tuiges me suspects they will belt Essendon next week

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Tuiges me suspects they will belt Essendon next week
yeah ure prob right couts.......

another thing, whats with the pathetic crowd of 33,000????!!!! If ever Port could fill the stadium it was then, obviously they cant......If it was at the G there wouldve been 60,000 +, seems to me they talk too much
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Scribes have been theorising about Port's poor attendance since they entered the AFL.

Basically the agreed conclusion is purely and simply Port's supporter base was severely over-estimated. Looking at things mathematically:

There are just over 1 million people in Adelaide proper. There were 10 teams in the SANFL when Port made its initial bid in 1990 - so assuming support is split evenly that means 100k support for each team although of course this wouldn't be the case.

This figure could be worsened through the love them or hate them attitude towards Port (worse than Collingwood) and then the emergence and success of the Crows.

There is also the socio-economic fact that Port's fan-base is traditionally 'working-class' so there's economic strains on the cost of season-tickets and finals tickets, etc etc.

Finally, consider this. I am a Port Magpies fan and have previously been a member. When the Crows came into the comp in 1991 I was 10 and naturally supported them on the back of Port players like Tregenza, Hodges, Smith, etc and remained loyal to the club throughout and have been a fully paidup member since 1995.

I am one of the people 'expected' to go to Power matches but don't.

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Scribes have been theorising about Port's poor attendance since they entered the AFL.

Basically the agreed conclusion is purely and simply Port's supporter base was severely over-estimated. Looking at things mathematically:

There are just over 1 million people in Adelaide proper. There were 10 teams in the SANFL when Port made its initial bid in 1990 - so assuming support is split evenly that means 100k support for each team although of course this wouldn't be the case.

This figure could be worsened through the love them or hate them attitude towards Port (worse than Collingwood) and then the emergence and success of the Crows.

There is also the socio-economic fact that Port's fan-base is traditionally 'working-class' so there's economic strains on the cost of season-tickets and finals tickets, etc etc.

Finally, consider this. I am a Port Magpies fan and have previously been a member. When the Crows came into the comp in 1991 I was 10 and naturally supported them on the back of Port players like Tregenza, Hodges, Smith, etc and remained loyal to the club throughout and have been a fully paidup member since 1995.

I am one of the people 'expected' to go to Power matches but don't.
Here in the West we had a lot of people who didnt give a rats arse about the WCE mainly Freo People. Fremantle injected the WCE with all the players and if you look at the statistics over 60% of all WCE premeirship players are from the Port. But Freo people stay loyal & we just waited for our own team The only time I ever went to watch the Eagles , pre Dockers days is when they played the Saints. & The only time the WCE got big crowds is when the Chardonnay drinkers came along when the WCE starting making finals regularly.

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