slenderman wrote:Ugh, take this crap to Bigfooty, reverend. There's a thread on that forum from the Port Power fans about how they would react if their kid was drafted to the Crows. Show support for what your child wants to do? God no. Re losing players, Port have lost players too, such as Ben Jacobs and Shaun Burgoyne, with Burgoyne admitting disenchantment within the ranks.
Fact is, you didn't show up in 2008-2012 because you're bandwagoners. Don't tell me about "we voted with our feet", no Port fans ever said that. In fact, back in 2011 when both Crows and Port were shit, I'd say to my mates "Hey, you wanna talk about footy?", and they'd be like "Nup" and go quiet, because Port were doing badly. They didn't say, "we're voting with our feet because we're disgusted by our management", and "we hate the way this club is being run", they said nothing. Besides, why would it have taken five seasons before anything changed?
Oh, but then in 2013/this year, now that you're finally good again, the Port ferals are the first ones to tell me about how good they are, suddenly they want to talk footy again. Then, going to the showdown this year and last, a bunch of Port ferals throw their scarves in my face and wave their shiny new flags in my way as I try to walk out. I remember one of the Port trivia questions was "What year was this famous Port Adelaide moment?". Answer? 2013, of course. It's not like most Port fans remember 2008-2012
I respect the passionate Port fans who stuck with their team through some of the darkest days in their history, such as Richmond 2010 in the pissing rain on their 140th anniversary, 165, Gold Coast and GWS losses, and as much as I hate Port, they're killing us off field. Don't act as if your club has always been perfect when you take pleasure in seeing us lose to Melbourne. Your club has been there, through much darker days as well.
I'm honestly pissed off with the Crows management at the moment. Walking a 19th man flag around the oval to a shitty crows anthem is NOT pre-match entertainment, Bernie Vince was handled disgracefully and Trigg and the board need sacking immediately (you could write a book as thick as a telephone book on what those muppets have cost us). I have questions about whether Sando is the right man to lead us (even in 2012 he refused to drop Shaw, Petrenko or Callinan in the finals), our assistant coaches (Bickley in particular) need replacing, and average list cloggers like Mackay, Shaw, Petrenko and Reilly need delisting.
Just remember that you won't be playing like this forever, form and success fluctuates, and we'll have to see if the bay covers and sub 20k crowds return when your now open premiership window closes.
Anyway, I have quite hypocritically gone off on a rant about Port when I told you to take it to Bigfooty. Don't bother replying rev, I'm not interested in a shit hurling fight with you. We should keep discussion in this forum civil and not resort to name calling and other immature crap, as you have done to others in this forum already. No need to get so worked up about what, at the end of the day, is a game, to total strangers.
Why suggest taking it to Bigfooty(too many egos there, not interested in joining), if you are going to launch into your own rant?
spiller wrote:Rev, you're obviously passionate and know your Port Adelaide history and i'm more than happy to go "toe to toe" even if it's for a bit of fun and amusement. However, you ruined it for me when you started making assumptions about what kind of person I am, my age and my level of intelligence. You even dropped a few name-callings in there. All assumptions of which are based largely on a stereotype of the football team that I follow. I'm reluctant to stoop to your level even though it would be the easiest way to stamp my authority (and self perceived it seems to be, in your case) over this thread.
You've never met me and you certainly dont know me. You're acting like an immature brat who can't control his or her's emotions.
In other words, get over yourself.
I know all I need to know, you support the crows, and I can judge what sort of supporter you are based on your posts on the subject.
I've been called worse then an immature brat.
jk1237 wrote:come on now, grow up camries, don't dish it out if you can't take it, its rather lame
Come on, they wouldn't be true South Australians if they could take it being thrown back at them.
Rev put it bluntly
your posts are near on unintelligible
In other words, your post was too long so I didn't read it, so instead I'll just call you dumb.
All your clubs "original" ideas are copied from interstate or overseas, which is fairly normal all over the world, but apparently you didn't get the memo.
I admire your blind faith because your inability to articulate any thing other than petty insults reflects your real knowledge of matters outside who can piss the furthest.
Here's the good part. I never claimed Port Adelaide invented playing a song before the team runs out, or marching to the stadium, or having a concert after a game.
That is just another convenient assumption by a crowbot because again the crowbot lacks an argument with substance or facts.
Port may very well have gotten inspiration for some of the things it's done from overseas.
But the point I was making, was that Port actually did something to improve the match day experience for fans. It's one of the key areas the club is focusing on in luring back as many fans and past members as possible.
Whereas, and pay attention now so I don't have to repeat my self, the Crows did nothing significant to improve the match day experience. What they did do though, is try and play catch up, thinking they can have some insignificant performers do a mini concert, get the grand mothers out of their retirement homes to do a sing along, etc etc.
It was all a knee jerk reaction because Port's match day experience's are a success.
Now, go join the other 19th man or whatever you call your selves, and walk out with the game in the balance.