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NorthPort
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The Jack Barker wing signage

Standing where we normally stand in front of where Jack Barker used to stand down at the South Western flank and have noticed that since the ground redevelopment (which looks fantastic btw) no longer has a sign commemorating his spot. Does anyone know why?

NorthPort
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Not really on the same topic, but where have Sandringhams supporters gone? Walking around the ground on Sunday, the number of Port Melbourne supporters far far outnumbered zebra fans.

I know that the Saints were playing at the same time, but has the alignment hurt Sandy that badly?

 


Bearsman
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I noticed the same thing Sandy v Frankston. Seemed to me there were more ST Kilda supporters there than Sandy. 

blackrocker
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Agree; my observation was there were more at the Port huddles.  

billythekid

[quote=NorthPort]

Not really on the same topic, but where have Sandringhams supporters gone? Walking around the ground on Sunday, the number of Port Melbourne supporters far far outnumbered zebra fans.

I know that the Saints were playing at the same time, but has the alignment hurt Sandy that badly?

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That seems to be the fate of the alinged teams the older VFA supporters just fade away and are not relpaced by new younger fans.Why would you get excited about an AFL seconds team?Een the Saints fans dont turn up in big numbers when the saints arent playing.

This must be one of the reasons that Mennie and co want to throw everything at into becoming a 100% AFL reserves team.Remember he who pays the bills will have the final say and it wont be the few genuine Sandy supporters that are still around.

MegaA
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I think the key to getting good support is going stand alone. History and current day events tells us that alligned clubs don't get good crowds. Theirs reports of fans on Port Melbourne that said that they did not walk in the gates when they had allignments and only came back when they were stand alone. I know a Springvale fan whose mum is a life member - he won't go watch Casey (even though he can get in for free) as he doesn't feel like it is his club.

 

This year when I went to watch the match vs Coburg I think that the burgers had more fans than they did when they were alligned with Richmond. Williamstown has gone from strugling to get 200 members a few years ago to now having 700 members being stand alone.  If they want to get their old fansback and are thinking of parting ways with the Saints then it is best they do it now before it is too late to win back their old fans.

37 times Grand finalists
16 times premiers
21 times runners up - THE MIGHTY BOROUGH!

I'M PORT MELBURNE BORN,
I'M PORT MELBOURNE BRED,
I'LL BE PORT UNTIL I'M DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

billythekid

[quote=MegaA]

I think the key to getting good support is going stand alone. History and current day events tells us that alligned clubs don't get good crowds. Theirs reports of fans on Port Melbourne that said that they did not walk in the gates when they had allignments and only came back when they were stand alone. I know a Springvale fan whose mum is a life member - he won't go watch Casey (even though he can get in for free) as he doesn't feel like it is his club. This year when I went to watch the match vs Coburg I think that the burgers had more fans than they did when they were alligned with Richmond. Williamstown has gone from strugling to get 200 members a few years ago to now having 700 members being stand alone.  If they want to get their old fansback and are thinking of parting ways with the Saints then it is best they do it now before it is too late to win back their old fans.

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I dont think the current tired amin at Sandy has it in them to go standalone

Much easier to give into St Kildas demands than to actually have to fght for the clubs very existance. As i have said before I would rather the club die on its feet than be swallowed up by an AFL club and a shit one to boot!The facilities at the Beach Road Oval have been paid for by the local ratepayers and the football club over nearly eighty years and should be used by a club that represents the Sandring/Hampton/Black Rock area not foreign AFL club.Let St Kilda piss off back to Morrabbin where they belond.

blackrocker
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[quote=billythekid]

....Let St Kilda piss off back to Morrabbin where they belond.[/quote]

Get them out of the area.. send them back to   Junction Oval

 

 

CGull

Hear,hear,back to the Junction,oops,thet belongs to Cricket Vic,have hated them since they kicked Moorabbin off their ground.

Shitpot mob,always have been.

canhillclarry
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it would be great to stand alone . however we  would need to find $300/400K per year a figure we just cant achieve at the present time sadly we have to go with the saints until we can achieve greater financial independence! [For the record i do not follow the saints and do not intend to as long as my arse is pointing to the ground} CLARRY

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MegaA
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What has changed so much over the years that they can't compete alone ? Has the crowd declined that much over the years that  they once could go at it stand alone however now they cant ? Sponsors not there ?  Have costs risen that much over the years ? Players wage bill ?

 

Sandy were once stand alone - why can't they do it again  - is the income not there any longer ?

37 times Grand finalists
16 times premiers
21 times runners up - THE MIGHTY BOROUGH!

I'M PORT MELBURNE BORN,
I'M PORT MELBOURNE BRED,
I'LL BE PORT UNTIL I'M DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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