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Re: Channel 7 announced by SANFL as preferred telecast partn

Everybody in Adelaide please count yourselves lucky that you are able to get telecasts of the games. As I live in Sydney, I used to look forward to the replay of the ABC match of the day at 2.00am on a Wednesday morning. Alas now that Channel 7 have the rights to the telecasts, there will be no match replay at all to Sydney (and interstate) viewers. I rang them this afternoon and was told that they can only show one game and it has to be only in South Australia. :( :( Needless to say, I am not very happy about this and have rung the SANFL to complain about this. I will be interested to know if I get a reply!! It seems that the only way I will know the result, is if I listen to the radio broadcasts through the streaming stations!!
by Sandy
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:03 pm
 
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Re: Channel 7 announced by SANFL as preferred telecast partn

Chris Davies advised that the shortfall between sponsorship and the new TV fees are slightly more than what the ABC was being paid.
So basically its costing more to have the SANFL on TV with no national coverage like previous. The reserves teams are paying off already. :roll:
by Wedgie
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:56 am
 
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Re: Elimination Final - South v Eagles @ AO (Sat N 30/8)

Go Panthers!!! 8)

Smash 'Slaven's Sell Outs' :evil:

Have you really changed your allegiance with such passion in that short a time frame?

It's a genuine question LPH.

Here's what I wrote in another thread - should answer your genuine question:

OK... having already contacted my friends (spent 12 seasons straight, attending with them), I will be attending & looking forward to their company.
Although, I will no doubt be copping a bit all evening.

I am pleased that I can see Luke Powell's last game - yes, I think South will win.
Both my kids will also be attending - Boy is still an Eagles supporter, Daughter a Panther 8)

To answer the question - yes, it will be an interesting 'internal struggle'.
That said, I will be supporting South - as I have all year.
Whilst Slaven (& his cronies) are still 'at the helm', I can not bring myself to support WWTFC - its simply a matter of principle.

2015? - At this stage it appears unlikely that I will continue to follow, support or contribute financially to the SANFL.
My interest in the SANFL is certainly diminishing quickly - which upsets me because it has been a significant part of my life for 40 odd years.

Some of my fondest memories are following my late Father around to suburban grounds when he was umpiring U19s, Reserves & League in the 70's & 80's. I saw Andrew Jarman as a 15 yr old dominate in a losing U17's Grand Final v Port @ Woodville Oval. I literally 'bumped' into Justin Madden's stomach (accidentally) in the 'tunnel' before a State of Origin game @ Footy Park - when the Teal Cup Team played Norwood U19s in the Curtain Raiser. I was in the Woodville Cheer Squad during the 1986 1st Semi Final v Port. I did the scoreboard @ Thebarton Oval for a 'Super Rules' season - remember 7 pts for a drop kick goal? I watched Norwood win 4 or 5 straight U17's Grand Finals in the early '80s - Stafford was coach, wasn't he JK? I didn't miss a Grand Final from '76 (when Dad put me over the fence on the outer wing, to sit on the concrete step) to North's Flag in 1987. Dad did the International Rules Game in '86, when I witnessed the parachutist hit the Concourse Roof in the driving rain & howling wind before the game. I remember lining up for a hotdog & chips @ the kiosk on the Western Wing (1979, I think?) when the Centrals & Port Cheer Squads 'clashed' when they were changing ends - a scared 8 yr old. Going to Norwood Oval mid-week to watch Ardath Cup & Escort Cup games - I recall that the Independent Schools would play the State High Schools as curtain raisers for a number of years. Unley Oval, in the 'bows' of the Grand Stand - there were stairs to the change rooms with pictures in frames on the walls of the 60's & 70's stars & Premiership photos. I worked the 'trades' one season @ Footy Park "Pies, Pasties, Chicko Rolls & Orange Juice". Kicked the Brown Plastic Footys out @ the 1st Semi Final, as part of the WTFC Special Squad. Played Mini League @ Footy Park twice, when they 'cut the ground' across widthwise. In recent times, sharing 'Boys Days @ the Footy' with my son & the Grand Finals & Premierships - wonderful. I could go on forever - perhaps I have too much already.

But these experiences are what the SANFL has been to me - sadly, that has gone with the addition of AFL Reserves.
This week end could be it - I can't make the following week, as will be in Melbourne for my son's Swimming.

So, to answer you question JTC & dedja - Yeah, it will be a difficult evening on Saturday Night.
Although, alcohol will no doubt ease the pain somewhat ;)
by LPH
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:21 pm
 
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Re: Elimination Final - South v Eagles @ AO (Sat N 30/8)

Who cares this season means F#CK ALL who ever goes top means nothing
by holden78
Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:02 pm
 
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Re: The Passion for SANFL Football is Gone !!

It's smoke and mirrors...... the knobs have sucked us in with this Gayfl rubbish and having Port Power hide behind the famous prison bars has as much reality to it as a Miley Cyrus Showbag :oops:
But check out the mega spin with a traditional GF featuring the Power Vs tradition Norwood/ Sturt .......
It's the prison bars giving this Joke legitimacy.
No finals for practice match Hero's who cream themselves over playing at the MCG in September, it's not your comp fork off :Hangman:
by holden78
Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:54 pm
 
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Re: The 2014 season no AFL in the SANFL whinge thread

How stupid can they get?

I'm a pretty good player at U18 level and look a certain league prospect if I don't get drafted.

Bugger, I don't get drafted. Spoken to by Port and/or the Crows. Go play Amateurs or Country footy for a year young fella - then we'll add you to our list. If you're black, white and teal through and through - you can still have a career at the Magpies. Plus, you've got more chance of getting to play AFL with us than an SANFL club, where you'll probably be battling in the Reserves for a few years anyway.

Meanwhile at Oval Avenue, they're wondering why the retention rate of quality U18's is so low and why these Port kids aren't super keen to come in to such a quality program.

Kids do want to play AFL. I bet they'd rather play AFL Reserves as well. Give them that opportunity while still coming through the SANFL system instead of closing doors. And at the same time send the AFL Reserves sides to the VFL!

FFS!
by Aerie
Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:52 pm
 
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Re: The 2014 season no AFL in the SANFL whinge thread

Seriously, the AFL, the self appointed "custodians of the game" are doing their best to completely f*** up all grades and leagues as best they can. If any sport in the world needed a base model of how to disenfranchise, polarise and undermine all facets of a sport they need to look no further than the VFL/AFL. It's rotting from the bottom up and they can't see it for all the money, greed and media sycophants that keep to the beat of the AFL drum for fear of losing their cut of the money pie.
Classic case of The Emperor has no clothes.
by CUTTERMAN
Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:47 am
 
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Re: The never ending No AFL in the SANFL whinge thread

I do not give a flying fig if the eastern league has a dedicated reserves comp or not.

So long as their rubbish sides are out of Our Comp then I'm happy.
by Pseudo
Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:08 am
 
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Re: 2015 Trial Games - LIVE UPDATES

Just about the most pathetic thing I've heard concerning footy. No wonder anything AFL is mind numbingly pathetic, throw into that the constant whining by AFL supporters about stadium deals, food pricing and waiting in lines.
Once upon a time going to the footy was just that. What a bunch of self important dickheads.
by CUTTERMAN
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:40 pm
 
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Re: R11: Eagles v Centrals - Saturday 27 June @ MTO

Good win to the Eagles, looks like the difference was McGregor, full kudos to the young man!
by Wedgie
Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:50 pm
 
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Re: R14: Eagles v Port - Saturday 18 July @ Woodville

We've been only just doing enough on and off for a while now, and finally came up against someone who didn't stop for a whole game....
PAP fitness levels have to be admired and we just couldn't keep going....

Dumb statement.
They are a full time professional outfit FFS. You'd expect them to have much higher fitness levels.
Why on earth would you want to admire a club who have such an unfair advantage and are using your league as training matches for their first team :roll:
by johntheclaret
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:17 am
 
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Where to from here ?

Assuming that the vast majority of SANFL supporters want the two AFL interlopers out of OUR league when it’s allowed, perhaps now is the time for members to start pressuring their respective club boards before the next round of club AGM’s come around. Those running our clubs (and the league) should be left in no doubt about the possible ramifications should this unfair and utterly ridiculous situation continue.

Only a united front by all members of all the clubs can force the required changes and return some integrity to the SANFL competition. I’d hate to see our clubs have to secede from the current administration, but if those in charge refuse to take notice of the majority’s wishes, then they no longer have the right to run OUR league. If starting a new S. A. league run by the clubs for the clubs, with no AFL intrusion, is forced upon us, then so be it.

Personally, I see this as an opportunity to show the AFL how a real league should operate.
i.e. Instead of ruining club histories by eradication, forced mergers etc., I’d love to see us employ a relegation system throughout ALL grades where the 2 top teams from the next tier below come up and the bottom 2 teams from the league go down. Perhaps incorporating a play-off system. That way successful clubs earn their right to get to the top, but struggling clubs don’t lose their identity, they just have to regroup to get back up again. Surely that’s the problem with the elitist, closed shop, door slamming, history-less plastic club generating, greed perpetuating, AFL abomination!
But maybe I’m just a tad biased.
;)

Given that the above pre-amble does or doesn’t come to fruition, I guess the 3 questions then become:

1) Would you like to see the 2 vacancies filled or not?
2) What system would you use to fill any vacancies?’
Or
3) Everything’s just peachy with my head in the sand whilst taking it up the clacker!
:shock:

Luv,
Sabre.
by SABRE
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:02 pm
 
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Re: AFL teams to stay, clubs to receive $250k this year - Ol

The AFL Reserves sides have not destroyed the SANFL competition
Not yet, but you'd have to admit the writing is most certainly on the wall. The lack of atmosphere at a Crows or Port reserves game suggests they're not adding anything to the comp. I'd like to know the extent of losses sustained by the home clubs each time they host the Crows or Port. The integrity question of whether they 'play to the line' also remains a live issue for supporters that can never be objectively resolved.

hardly anyone mentions them at the League Director level and the SANFL is 100% committed to keeping them in the competition for the full 15 years.
As if the league directors would now openly or in camera admit that the admission of the reserves sides was an error, given it was their sole responsibility to vote them in the first place. They'll go to their graves convinced one way or another that it was the best thing for the league, even if compelling evidence to the contrary came to light. Surely it's clear that there's way too much reputational risk for these guys to do a 180 degree turn on the issue. There is a quantum leap between judging whether the reserves concept is a success today and the political positions adopted by the league directors.

If these teams were such an issue why has no League Director been removed from their club?
I stand to be corrected, but I presume league directors are appointed by the league, so I'm not sure how a club can removed them from that role.
In terms of removal from their respective club as a board member, this'd be up to the membership. Organising an EGM is no easy task, and from my clubs' perspective, I'd say there's plenty of our (diminishing) membership base who are apathetic or agree with the reserves concept. That doesn't means the reserves concept is an overwhelming success by any stretch of the imagination.

Why is there barely a ripple with club members?
But there has been a ripple because club memberships and attendances are down. More importantly, plenty have simply walked away, given the sheer lack of respect shown by the 'yes' clubs to not even give their members the fundamental right to formally voice their views on the inclusion of the reserves in the first place. A lot of those who cared the most were also the ones who were most offended by the way the whole concept was negotiated and implemented, and chose not be part of something they didn't agree with.
by Magellan
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:04 am
 
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Re: AFL teams to stay, clubs to receive $250k this year - Ol

^ This!!!

Eloquent & reasoned as always, Mag...
by LPH
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:00 am
 
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Re: Round 13

Spargo wrote:Didn't a crows supporter complain to said security guard?


There would need to be a Crows supporter at the game for that to happen.
by Mic
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:05 pm
 
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Re: SANFL ROUND 14

Righto, this weeks prognostications:

Sturt to prevail over the Bulldogs in a close 'un. Rune Gilfoy to get a run purely on the basis of his name and will dominate, in which Roy Laird will admit post-match that 'we've been runed!'

The Eagles to account for North, who'll probably go down in an honorable loss after playing three quarters of good footy. Debutante Jordan Sweet finally gets a chance, and will win the hit-out count leaving a sour taste in the Eagles mouth (beak?).

South to stop the Bloods' winning run in another close one, a couple of key outs for Westies swinging it in the Panthers' favour. It'll be level up to lemon time, then Bates will catch Crabb midway in the last, forcing a turnover that changes momentum but tastes horrible.

Norwood to knock off the PoSAs in another tight tussle. Attending Crows fans will receive a complementary set of industrial strength earmuffs to prevent permanent hearing damage from the complimentary titanium strength drum-kits that Norwood fans will receive upon entry. Also, if played in the ruck, Pinyon might steer the Crows to victory.

Power reserves to avenge last week's loss and comfortably knock off the Bays. Look out for Martini from the Bays, though. Cops some ribbing for his surname, he's often stirred but never shaken.
by Magellan
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:16 am
 
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Re: Olsen gone finally

Good riddance you crook!
by Jim05
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:59 pm
 
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Re: The never ending No AFL in the SANFL whinge thread

Disgusting decision by the SANFL to reduce the salary cap to that amount, conveniently close to the same as the new hybrid VFL competition. Why wouldn't the VFL just included the crows and power reserves as well, what a joke. We don't need to take them back, the contract surely is void if the crows aren't paying the $400k and the power reserves provide nothing financially anyhow, so stuff them too. If the contract means we have to let them back in, then what happened this season? You can't just pick and choose when a contract matters or not. Covid was a legitimate excuse and if it's ok for them to break the contract and not play this season, guided by the AFL then it should also be perfectly fine for us to not let them back in until the salary cap goes back to what it was pre Covid. We keep having to bend over backwards to change things for them and the AFL, no way should we be letting them get any ex SANFL listed player that was contracted over the last 12 months and the leadership player should've never happened anyway. When will the people running our league show some balls and actually make decisions that will benefit it instead of pandering to the AFL and the reserves muppets. The league could be totally screwed if they stuff this up, it might be years before the increase the salary cap again and by that time the interest in the competition will be well and truly lost.
by topshelf
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:57 pm
 
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Re: The never ending No AFL in the SANFL whinge thread

If he wants a level playing field then fine, pay all of your players a maximum total of 200k, make them all take up day jobs, get rid of 90% of your staff and pay back all the money you owe the SANFL. Happy to have them back on a level playing field if that's what he wants.
What a deluded fool, no wonder his club hasn't won anything since he's been there.
by Wedgie
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:48 am
 
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Re: 2021 Player movements

:lol: :lol: oh man, I thought this thread would produce the goods tonight and it has.
You blokes live a miserable life

Nothing wrong with what Port is doing, its taking up a list spot that would have been taken by another SANFL player anyway but you guys are too thick to realise that.

Why would the "list spot" be taken by a SANFL player?
by DOC
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:43 pm
 
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Re: 2021 Player movements

Why don't they F off out our league and take the Crows with them.
by Groucho
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:55 pm
 
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Re: Port writes to AFL over SANFL grievances....

One of the conditions of entry “We will promote the league”.


Yet has gained national exposure to bad mouth the league over the fact one emergency can’t play in half a dozen games Lbh. The rule differences have been around since they joined.
by UK Fan
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:05 am
 
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Re: Port writes to AFL over SANFL grievances....

Add to that all the bleating about having the prison bar guernsey available to them for certain games.
Fast becoming the whiniest club in Australia.
Pay your way and shut ya mouth.
by tigerpie
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:39 am
 
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Re: Port writes to AFL over SANFL grievances....

OR

Better yet, get out of our League and take the Crows with you.
by Groucho
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:49 am
 
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Re: Port writes to AFL over SANFL grievances....

I don't understand why the power reserves get home games. Given they give nothing but angst to the SANFL, they could at least contribute by playing away games so clubs get something at the gate. So sick of the snivelling, whingeing club.
by Dogs64
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:03 pm
 
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Re: R17 WWT v Adelaide Sunday 2.10

:lol: Glad we’ve already made the GF, champ.
by Spargo
Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:36 pm
 
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