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Re: South Adelaide Old Nickname

Postby Wedgie » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:08 am

They should have stopped at the Halfway Hotel, the best establishment in the area. ;)
A lot of history in the pubs along Port Rd, the Halfway is having it's 170th birthday on March 25!
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Re: South Adelaide Old Nickname

Postby Booney » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:37 am

blueandwhite wrote:After a recent discussion on this topic with a former South Adelaide historian, some new information has come to hand!- that has blown my other theory out of the water!
If we go back to the very early days of SA footy .. when South Adelaide made the journey to Port Adelaide.. it was quite a logistical task! It was also a dangerous journey as apparently after defeating Port in one game the South players were pelted by rocks from the unruly Port supporters....thankfully times have changed.. :roll:
In the late 1870s there of course were no automobiles, no bitumen roads and only a dirt road between the city where South were located and Ethelton? where I believe Ports home ground was located at the time. The transport of the day was basically a horse and cart!. all the players would congregate at a pre arranged time and place and travel together in an open horse and cart set up.
The journey to Ethelton would involve spelling and feeding the horses at a point somewhere halfway between the city and Ethelton. It was arranged that they would be spelled and fed at a Stable and livery store near Woodville. It also happened that the Livery store was very adjacent to the Woodville Hotel,on Port Rd.- which still stands today.. this was of course a satisfactory arrangement for the players on the return journey.The stables in question were on Treventon St almost behind the Woodville Hotel...the proprietor of these stables was a Mr. Yeo. When approaching the stables.. the players aboard the horse drawn cart would yell his name....."Yeee-oh!" ..and that is how the name became folk law at South Adelaide.


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Re: South Adelaide Old Nickname

Postby blueandwhite » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:58 pm

Booney wrote:
blueandwhite wrote:After a recent discussion on this topic with a former South Adelaide historian, some new information has come to hand!- that has blown my other theory out of the water!
If we go back to the very early days of SA footy .. when South Adelaide made the journey to Port Adelaide.. it was quite a logistical task! It was also a dangerous journey as apparently after defeating Port in one game the South players were pelted by rocks from the unruly Port supporters....thankfully times have changed.. :roll:
In the late 1870s there of course were no automobiles, no bitumen roads and only a dirt road between the city where South were located and Ethelton? where I believe Ports home ground was located at the time. The transport of the day was basically a horse and cart!. all the players would congregate at a pre arranged time and place and travel together in an open horse and cart set up.
The journey to Ethelton would involve spelling and feeding the horses at a point somewhere halfway between the city and Ethelton. It was arranged that they would be spelled and fed at a Stable and livery store near Woodville. It also happened that the Livery store was very adjacent to the Woodville Hotel,on Port Rd.- which still stands today.. this was of course a satisfactory arrangement for the players on the return journey.The stables in question were on Treventon St almost behind the Woodville Hotel...the proprietor of these stables was a Mr. Yeo. When approaching the stables.. the players aboard the horse drawn cart would yell his name....."Yeee-oh!" ..and that is how the name became folk law at South Adelaide.


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Re: South Adelaide Old Nickname

Postby johntheclaret » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:38 am

blueandwhite wrote:After a recent discussion on this topic with a former South Adelaide historian, some new information has come to hand!- that has blown my other theory out of the water!
If we go back to the very early days of SA footy .. when South Adelaide made the journey to Port Adelaide.. it was quite a logistical task! It was also a dangerous journey as apparently after defeating Port in one game the South players were pelted by rocks from the unruly Port supporters....thankfully times have changed.. :roll:
In the late 1870s there of course were no automobiles, no bitumen roads and only a dirt road between the city where South were located and Ethelton? where I believe Ports home ground was located at the time. The transport of the day was basically a horse and cart!. all the players would congregate at a pre arranged time and place and travel together in an open horse and cart set up.
The journey to Ethelton would involve spelling and feeding the horses at a point somewhere halfway between the city and Ethelton. It was arranged that they would be spelled and fed at a Stable and livery store near Woodville. It also happened that the Livery store was very adjacent to the Woodville Hotel,on Port Rd.- which still stands today.. this was of course a satisfactory arrangement for the players on the return journey.The stables in question were on Treventon St almost behind the Woodville Hotel...the proprietor of these stables was a Mr. Yeo. When approaching the stables.. the players aboard the horse drawn cart would yell his name....."Yeee-oh!" ..and that is how the name became folk law at South Adelaide.


Good effort B&W

I love reading about the history of the SANFL and it’s Clubs.
The name Yeo suggests he might have been Oriental. Were there many Chinese that settled in SA at that time. If they did they would probably arrive via Port Adelaide and as with many immigrants arriving in a new country, they often didn’t move far from the Port.
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Re: South Adelaide Old Nickname

Postby Dogwatcher » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:12 am

johntheclaret wrote:
blueandwhite wrote:After a recent discussion on this topic with a former South Adelaide historian, some new information has come to hand!- that has blown my other theory out of the water!
If we go back to the very early days of SA footy .. when South Adelaide made the journey to Port Adelaide.. it was quite a logistical task! It was also a dangerous journey as apparently after defeating Port in one game the South players were pelted by rocks from the unruly Port supporters....thankfully times have changed.. :roll:
In the late 1870s there of course were no automobiles, no bitumen roads and only a dirt road between the city where South were located and Ethelton? where I believe Ports home ground was located at the time. The transport of the day was basically a horse and cart!. all the players would congregate at a pre arranged time and place and travel together in an open horse and cart set up.
The journey to Ethelton would involve spelling and feeding the horses at a point somewhere halfway between the city and Ethelton. It was arranged that they would be spelled and fed at a Stable and livery store near Woodville. It also happened that the Livery store was very adjacent to the Woodville Hotel,on Port Rd.- which still stands today.. this was of course a satisfactory arrangement for the players on the return journey.The stables in question were on Treventon St almost behind the Woodville Hotel...the proprietor of these stables was a Mr. Yeo. When approaching the stables.. the players aboard the horse drawn cart would yell his name....."Yeee-oh!" ..and that is how the name became folk law at South Adelaide.


Good effort B&W

I love reading about the history of the SANFL and it’s Clubs.
The name Yeo suggests he might have been Oriental. Were there many Chinese that settled in SA at that time. If they did they would probably arrive via Port Adelaide and as with many immigrants arriving in a new country, they often didn’t move far from the Port.


Yeo is a very British name in this context and has been involved with South Australian and Victorian footy at various levels throughout its history.
Alby and Peter being the two standouts. Plus there's a current Yeo playing for the West Coast Eagles, Elliot, who goes okay.
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