As the 1890s continued Australia would be affected by a severe depression with many players were being forced to move interstate to find work. Available to download for FREE on Apple and Android devices. Williams Scoreboard.  In 1941 Port Adelaide suffered its first player casualties from war since World War I with Lloyd Rudd and Jack Wade both killed on the Allies' front in France. 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.  Port Adelaide's report from 1982 showed that the failure of these attempts impacted the understanding of its future. In 1982 the SANFL, Norwood and East Perth all approached the VFL in regards to entering the league. , "I keep telling this story and I hope people listen. David Hutton. , On 14 April 2016, Port Adelaide announced a three-year multimillion-dollar partnership with leading Chinese property developer Shanghai Cred. When knowledge of Port Adelaide's negotiations to gain an AFL licence were made public, many in the SANFL saw it as an act of treachery. The 1914 Port Adelaide Football Club season is widely regarded as one of the best in Australian rules football history. Gavin Wanganeen , "These twenty blokes, everyone whose helped us, are sensational people and all the views that you have read in the press the one thing that really matters is that there will always be a Port Adelaide Football Club.". AFL (excluding Showdown) – 52,505 at Adelaide Oval (round 22, SANFL – 30,618 at Adelaide Oval (round 11, 1977 vs South Adelaide), SANFL – 66,897 (80,000 police estimate) at, pre-SAFA – 15 games (game 1, 1870 → game 2, 1873), This page was last edited on 3 November 2020, at 09:24. Available to download for FREE on Apple and Android devices. Situated at the eastern end of the suburb of Alberton in Adelaide, the playing surface is surrounded by the Allan Scott club headquarters, the Robert B. Quinn MM Stand, the Fos Williams Family Stand, the Port Adelaide Bowling Club and the N.L. During the 1950s Port Adelaide and Melbourne, often the premiers of South Australian and Victorian leagues, played exhibition matches at Norwood Oval. Edward Whelan From 1930 to 1996, the logo always featured a dexter (left-facing) magpie perched upon a gum branch (1930 to 1953) and a fence wire (1954 to 1974).
During December 1994 Max Basher announced that Port Adelaide had won the tender for the second South Australian AFL licence. Magenta and blue stripes with leather lace divider. The first training session of the newly formed club took place two days later. All SANFL divisions of the club made finals with both the league and reserve sides winning their respective premierships. The ol' Port Adelaide have won 36 premierships, today, at the MCG, may just be their finest hour.". The club adopted the "Power" moniker, featuring a silver fist clutching a lightning bolt in front of the wharf pylon/prison bar design, while also showcasing the addition of teal to the club's colour scheme for the first time.  On 1 June 2020 Port Adelaide's Chairman David Koch stated that he would like to see the club wear the guernsey for the Showdown in 2020 along with 2021. Updated to match(es) played on 21 September 2020. They have met in three post-1996 Grand Finals, Port winning in 1999 and Norwood winning in 1997 and 2014.
Television personality David Koch was named chairman of the club and numerous board members were replaced. Rounds 20 and 21 saw the club lose to Collingwood and Hawthorn by record margins of 138 and 165 respectively. The club would ordinarily have fielded its reserves team in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL), though was prevented from doing so as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. He eventually became William's protégé and ultimately took over as coach in 1974. "We'll endeavour to do that through this crisis … [because] sport is a huge part of Australian life.". In 1975 a dispute between the Port Adelaide City Council and the SANFL over the use of Alberton Oval forced Port Adelaide to move its home matches to Adelaide Oval for two seasons.
In 1881 the decision was made by the club to start leasing the oval from the Port Adelaide Council for the sum of 10 shillings a year.
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 As a result for the first few years after 1997, Port Adelaide's SANFL side, which was now a separate legal entity from the Port Adelaide Football Club, was forced to train at Ethelton to ensure they would not gain any advantage using the Alberton training facilities, and Port Adelaide AFL-listed players who were not selected for the senior team were randomly drafted to SANFL clubs to play reserves matches.
Port Adelaide Football Club was going into the AFL as the Port Adelaide Football Club and we had no intentions in our bid document to have a reserves side at that point in time or a presence in the SANFL because that was just too complex because of the politics.  The first premiership after the dispute came the following year when Port Adelaide defeated South Adelaide 6.6 (42) to 5.5 (35) in the 1903 SAFA Challenge Final.