You seem to have totally misunderstood something which is very simple to understand.loud wrote:Ok, so the PAFC competing in the AFL has 139 years of football heritage, including the last 12 years in the AFL...
And the new PAMFC competing in the SANFL only has a heritage going back to 1997?
It seems that the PAFC (AFL) has obtained an AFL license and taken which bits they want (some players, coaching staff, training grounds, heritage, board, members, supporters etc...) and then given their scraps to the new PAMFC (SANFL).
That is pretty f**ked up...
Is there any ongoing relationship between the two clubs or do they just share clubrooms?
Why did the group pushing for an AFL license think it so important to carry this heritage into the AFL?
If the AFL is the premier competition and SANFL is the second tier competition, why is there a PA club in both leagues?
This set-up has to be one of the most bizarre things I have ever come across in sport... have any other teams around the nation done this?
The Port Adelaide Football Club, founded in 1870, left the SANFL in 1997, and joined the AFL. Still with me?
In the wake of that development, the SANFL demanded that a Port Adelaide side be represented in the State competition, and a second, new team, was established specifically for the SANFL.
Bizarre? Have any other teams done this around the nation?
No, it's not bizzare. They left one competition and joined another.
Carlton, Essendon, Fitzroy(now Brisbane Lions), Geelong, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Saint Kilda.
They are no longer part of the VFL competition, just like Port Adelaide.
And just like they count their state league premierships, so does Port Adelaide.