team with the most ever sanfl games played all time

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team with the most ever sanfl games played all time

Postby twe » Fri May 24, 2019 8:39 pm

please help any one have searched wiki and cant find an answer and am trying to settle an argument as to who has played the most sanfl games including safa days of all time just total games played . this is an dispute between a 12 yr old and his 71 year old nanna lol . hes says port she says south need some help from you historians … Me thinks norword or south seems port and torrens merged for at least 1 maybe 2 years during war time ?
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Re: team with the most ever sanfl games played all time

Postby RB » Fri May 24, 2019 10:36 pm

All teams merged for 3 years during the war, i.e. 8 teams became 4 teams temporarily.

You would imagine Port would have played more finals than South.
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Re: team with the most ever sanfl games played all time

Postby robranisgod » Thu May 30, 2019 12:59 pm

The forerunner of the SANFL, the SAFA was established in 1877 and Port and South are the only two surviving clubs from the initial year. Norwood joined the following year. Thus Port would clearly have played the most games in the SANFL and its predecessor competitions.

Furthermore Port was established in 1870, South in 1876, so prior to any official competition being formed Port would have played more games.

As stated, between 1942 and 1944 the 8 teams merged into 4. Port-Torrens, Norwood-North, Sturt-South and West-Glenelg.

Off topic but an interesting aside is that 1877 is arguably the most important year in modern sport, at least for Australia and maybe England.
The SAFA and VFA both commenced that year as dd the first ever tennis Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon and also the initial test match between Australia and England was played.
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Re: team with the most ever sanfl games played all time

Postby twe » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:34 pm

robranisgod wrote:The forerunner of the SANFL, the SAFA was established in 1877 and Port and South are the only two surviving clubs from the initial year. Norwood joined the following year. Thus Port would clearly have played the most games in the SANFL and its predecessor competitions.

Furthermore Port was established in 1870, South in 1876, so prior to any official competition being formed Port would have played more games.

As stated, between 1942 and 1944 the 8 teams merged into 4. Port-Torrens, Norwood-North, Sturt-South and West-Glenelg.

Off topic but an interesting aside is that 1877 is arguably the most important year in modern sport, at least for Australia and maybe England.
The SAFA and VFA both commenced that year as dd the first ever tennis Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon and also the initial test match between Australia and England was played.

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