You only go to the AFL in Adelaide if you like silence, can knit, clap when told to buy the big screen and are over 60 ;)
Crows have only been around for 17 years, so all the (old) people who say they have been crows supporters forever are dreamers.
(I am no AFL fan or hater BTW).
As for the OP saying you are thinking of ditching your team after a loss...they are obviously not your team then,.... fans support their team through thick and thin forever.
Happy xmas all!
Last edited by adelaidenow; 28-12-2009 at 04:04 AM.
POWER!! its a true port adelaide tradition
when they flop flop flop
Originally Posted by BeatleJuice
as wolves fans we know where your comng from
Originally Posted by adelaidenow
Originally Posted by Diane
Not sure about being the 'dregs' Diane, rather 'the pride of South Australia' lol!:p
I take your point but I think that might be one of the things that works against Port? Perhaps Port is too related to one SANFL side thus leaving supporters of the other 8 SANFL teams to go for the Crows.
I understand from friends that Port tried to become the AFL team a few years before the Crows did, but the fact that they would be perceived as Port Adelaide rather than a true and fair representative State team. I believe they offered to become a composite team, but I don't think the AFL saw this as as easy to market as a brand new team withy players from all over.
And perhaps they were right...after all aren't the 'Pies and the Power close to bankruptcy??
I am surprised and lol!!
Originally Posted by adelaidenow
We've been to many, many games over the past few years but they must have been different ones to the ones you've attended lol! Mind you, we do tend to sit fairly near the cheer squad lol!
One of the things that appealed to me intially was the crowd feeling as it is so strong and (usually) positive. I remember the semi in 2006, me with my Crows scarf etc with my young son in his Eagles gear. A game with a lot riding on it but everyone was so good natured - teased the hell out of my son though ;)! That was the only time I really did feel that silence...after the game, when we'd lost. It felt like everyone was mourning and was very heavy. I guess that says a lot about how intensely we people care about 'our' team.
I'm no expert - how can I be, we've only been here a relatively short time! I know though, that I have changed from a meh! soccer mum to a raving footy supporter, and that's thanks to my son, our friends, the nature of the game (it's sooo good!) and that feeling when your team is playing.
Bet you feel asleep during that tirade, didn't you lol!
The Crows were formed when thd AFL started, so Port couldn't have been an AFL team before them.
Originally Posted by Lazy Cow
On your other post you talka a bout a cheer squad...I am sorry, but being told when to clap and shake your knitting needles proves my point, go to Anfield, Elland Road etc and you will see what I mean :)
I went to a Port v Crows game and was told that it was the best atmosphere ever, at HT I asked when the crowd would get going (true story), clapping and a cheer when a goal goes in is NOT an atmosphere in my book.
But, as I said I don't mind the game, but it's only in Aus for a reason.......
Port Adelaide POWER is for INBRED Ferals....if you like swearing then follow them....It was an eye opener when a 75 year old woman started to use words I wouldn't even use! Anyway, the way they're going they'll be broke by the time you get here lol.....So I'd say CROWS.....they're the real deal....you could always support Brisbane, Sydney or West Coast ;)
Quiet crowds are part of Australia....it's not just at the footy....it's at concerts etc...Australians can be a little ummmm......a little reserved... :)
Surely it comes down to personal choice whom they support and not have to support one or the other for fear of not being in the IN crowd...
We all support sports teams for different reasons...Hey why not stuff both teams off and becone a glory hunter and follow Geelong !!!!!!
Support a Victorian team?!?!?!? Surely you jest ;) Thats one way to lose friends and make enemies in SA ;) ha ha