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$46 000 Passion for the Sturt Football Club.

Post by Ben W on Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:11 am

All I can say to Angel Fernandez is well done mate, a great article and I love your passion for the Sturt Football Club!

From the article,

"While he and his partner Helen were shopping at Harbour Town, Fernandez passed a Port Adelaide Football Club kiosk where he was pressed by a salesman pushing the Power product: “What team do you barrack for?”

Fernandez replied: “Sturt.”

The Power staffer came back with: “No, what AFL team?”

Fernandez insisted: “Sturt!”

“I was making the point — I have just one football team, Sturt, and I don’t know anything else,” Fernandez says. “And I left thinking, ‘How did this happen? When did the great names of the SANFL stop being household names?"


Continued at - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/how-one-fans-reluctance-to-hop-on-to-an-afl-bandwagon-has-put-the-sturt-football-club-story-in-print/story-fni5f22o-1227482102329
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Re: $46 000 Passion for the Sturt Football Club.

Post by Paul on Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:48 am

Can't read that unless I subscribe to the Herald Sun Neutral
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Re: $46 000 Passion for the Sturt Football Club.

Post by Ben W on Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:06 pm

Interesting, I cant get it back either! Will see if I can cut and paste the article from another PC.
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Re: $46 000 Passion for the Sturt Football Club.

Post by Lee on Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:34 pm

Link works for me.

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Post by bayman on Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:28 pm

link doesn't work for me either, things like that happen to a few of us who are in the Mr. Angel Fernandez corner, when asked i've basically said the same things he has said & have added ''i have no interest in a Victorian based & biased competition'' which surprisingly most people agree with
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:29 am

Some AFL pundits and media just don't get it that people can follow footy very passionately without giving a toss about the AFL.

They just think you're weird.

AFL is not a code, it is the name of a league. Australian Rules Football is the code.

If you ask Queenslanders this question they will invariably answer that they play AFL. Well not exactly correct unless they are on a Lions or Suns list. But otherwise it is "League" or "Union". They don't say "I play NRL".

Is this the product of the media savvy AFL's way of pushing their own marketing barrow rather than the code itself?
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Post by countrycousin on Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:49 pm

I haven't posted for a while, but I'm still around, going to Sturt games, VP meetings etc. Things can only get better hey? Laughing But I'd like to pay my tribute to Angel. I've met him and his passion for the game and the Sturt FC is brilliant.
Chambo I'm wondering after reading the news this afternoon, how long it will be before they change the name of the game we all love to "Murdoch Rules"? More to the point what miserable pittance of those billions will filter down to the grass roots, where volunteers sell raffle tickets to survive? Maybe we won't hold our collective breath eh? Rolling Eyes
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Post by Flag No.10 on Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:55 am

Chambo Off To Work We Go wrote:
If you ask Queenslanders this question they will invariably answer that they play AFL. Well not exactly correct unless they are on a Lions or Suns list. But otherwise it is "League" or "Union". They don't say "I play NRL".

Is this the product of the media savvy AFL's way of pushing their own marketing barrow rather than the code itself?

Yes it is. I heard McLachlan this morning say his number one priority was to keep the AFL as the country's number one game. As you say, it's a comp, not a game, and it's a comp that crushes other comps if they get in their way, which is hardly the behaviour of a body that holds itself out as the guardian of the game.

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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:18 pm

Flag No.9 wrote:
Chambo Off To Work We Go wrote:
If you ask Queenslanders this question they will invariably answer that they play AFL. Well not exactly correct unless they are on a Lions or Suns list. But otherwise it is "League" or "Union". They don't say "I play NRL".

Is this the product of the media savvy AFL's way of pushing their own marketing barrow rather than the code itself?

Yes it is. I heard McLachlan this morning say his number one priority was to keep the AFL as the country's number one game. As you say, it's a comp, not a game, and it's a comp that crushes other comps if they get in their way, which is hardly the behaviour of a body that holds itself out as the guardian of the game.

QED I think.
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Re: $46 000 Passion for the Sturt Football Club.

Post by Booney on Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:10 pm

Mr Fernandez pours his heart and soul into a great book about the Sturt Football CLub and all you sour sobs can do is turn it into an anti-AFL can kicking adventure.

Well played men, well played.

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Post by Flag No.10 on Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:34 pm

Booney, Mr Fernandez is the one quoted saying he has no interest in the AFL. How can extrapolating that into a point about the way the AFL has equated itself with the actual code be "turning it into" some anti-AFL thing.

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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:10 pm

Ben W's opening stanza didn't even mention his book. It wasn't about his book. Rolling Eyes
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Re: $46 000 Passion for the Sturt Football Club.

Post by Booney on Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:40 am

The link notes "....has put the Sturt football club in print".

Surely reason to celebrate this body of work?

Who am I kidding, wasting my time in here....
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Post by Flag No.10 on Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:00 pm

Booney it's fine and dandy for you to be happy with the AFL but perhaps if your club wasn't a part of it and if your club had instead found itself playing only in a "second-tier" competition, diminished and disrespected by the AFL, you might feel differently.

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Post by Booney on Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:28 pm

You,sir,have no idea how I feel about the AFL reserves in the SANFL.
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Post by Flag No.10 on Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:40 pm

I've read what you've posted about that. What I'm referring to is your derision of criticism of the AFL, as if it's illegitimate.

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Post by Booney on Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:04 pm

Illegitimate? Nope. Please yourselves, fair to say I won't bother clicking "Seriously SANFL" again.

Anyway, well done to the chap with the Sturt FC book. His efforts on that should be applauded.

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Post by Lee on Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:13 pm

How about people stop talking about leaving footy sites because they disagree with what people say?

This site used to be criticised for being 'too polite'. Now it's too robust.

Surely there's room for posters to disagree and not get too precious about it?

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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:20 pm

You would think, even if it seems to be harping old topics.

Some of us can't let it go. I am sorry if that displeases some and if you feel the need to vacate then so be it.

But yes the book is a very good thing. I never tried to infer otherwise.
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