So they started watching it together and he said, ‘Do you want to come to my sister’s place to watch the footy?’ so she turned up with this mad household of Port Adelaide supporters and has almost become part of the family, too. On 14 April 2016, Port Adelaide announced a three-year multimillion-dollar partnership with leading Chinese property developer Shanghai Cred. Plans for a re-merging the two teams was rejected by the SANFL. The actual crowd was estimated at 80,000, much bigger than the official figure as Football Park ran out of tickets early and were forced to shut the gates 90 minutes before the bounce as people were being crushed on entry. “If anything, a season without travel has calmed her down a bit, but I think we’re building something special and I want to be part of that. 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And so it should be with the Port Adelaide Football Club's black-and-white bars, first presented as the club's uniform - moving away from the magenta and blue - in 1902 (the season the club refused to play finals, after winning the SAFL minor premiership, to protest on an umpiring appointment for the semi-final against South Adelaide). Prominent football commentators who have given support to the campaign to reinstate the guernsey include Tony Shaw, Paul Hasleby, Mark Bickley, Dale Lewis along with current Port Adelaide players Travis Boak, Robbie Gray and Ollie Wines. Port Adelaide has many supporter groups, with every state or territory containing at least one supporter group. On 15 May 1880, Port Adelaide played its first match at Alberton Oval. I’ve always been a believer that allows you to get good people, the right people.”. After losing in round 18 to Essendon, Port Adelaide won its remaining four games – including wins against minor premiership contender Melbourne and cross town rivals Adelaide to claim the minor premiership for the third consecutive year. After successfully obtaining a licence in 1994 the club began competing in the AFL in 1997, and subsequently added the 2004 AFL premiership to its list of achievements. That win gave Port the bye, and they easily defeated the Kangaroos in the preliminary final to win by 87 points. The Port Adelaide Football Club played its first match against a newly established club from North Adelaide called the Young Australian. In 2017, Port Adelaide had made a massive improvement from the previous 2 seasons, winning 14 of 22 games to finish 5th on the ladder. The 2008 season was disappointing one for a Port Adelaide side keen to build on its 2007 grand final appearance, dropping to 13th on the ladder and out of the finals. In light of the very positive reviews given by the club's players towards the Anfield crowd's rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone", Matthew Richardson, Port's general manager of marketing and consumer business, along with the club's management, sought to replicate the pre-match experience they experienced at Anfield. “Even if we hadn’t made finals this year – and it’s easy for me to say now in hindsight – but this year I’d never really thought about ending it if we didn’t make finals and pull the trigger on Ken. The Vice Presidents were historically the power brokers of the Port Adelaide Football Club. “I can be a bit too blunt sometimes, and I made a comment that at the time after a stinging loss, was probably too blunt,” he says. Port won its first AFL game in round 3 against Geelong, and defeated cross town rivals and eventual premiers Adelaide by 11 points in the first Showdown in round 4. “Really, really proud, because we know what this environment is doing for our people,” Koch says. Port Adelaide is the only pre-existing non-Victorian club to have entered the AFL. Lots of people thought I was wobbly because I’d said a pass mark was finals. “The end of October, which was always when he said he wanted to leave,” Koch says. As the 1890s continued Australia would be affected by a severe depression with many players were being forced to move interstate to find work. The Adelaide Football Club is relatively young but has been represented by more than 200 footballers in its first 29 years. And making sure the Magpies come back bigger and better next year in the SANFL too. “We’ve always said it didn’t depend on a game up there. The logo was slightly altered in 2001 with the lightning bolt and fist defined and the reference to "Port" dropped. During these early years, football in South Australia was yet to be formally organised by a single body and as a result there were two main sets of rules in use across the state. The AFL's father son rule for the club was set at 200 games for players before 1997. Carlton Predominantly this page is for Show & Tell of Members Memorabilia. There have been exceptions to this tradition since 1924, often involving club captains being injured, however in almost all instances since 1924 the club captain has worn the number one guernsey. Port Adelaide are the oldest professional sporting club in South Australia and the fifth-oldest club in the AFL. The club did not field a team in the SANFL in the 2020 season due to AFL restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic, though it has expressed its intention to re-join the competition in 2021.