Port are not called Port Collingwood or Collingwood Power their name is Port Power. There has been a lot of fuss made in the past week about a prison bar guernsey design. The Port club song has the words “silver teal and black and white” in it so why would a successful club like Port Power want to wear another clubs guernsey. Love the team or hate the team it really doesn’t matter either way you can ignore the fact that they have been a success story. Port in their 24 years in the competition already have won 1 premiership and been minor premiers 3 times.
Collingwood is a highly successful club and lots of their fans wear their club guernsey to show their support for a club they look up to and admire. Port Power wants to wear the Collingwood guernsey for when they play the Adelaide Crows. The question needs to be asked why.
Firstly lets clarify one thing when Port entered the Afl they agreed on colour of the guernsey at the time and that was not the “prison bar” colours and design of Collingwood Therefore it seems strange that when they play their home state rival they don’t want to wear their guernsey remembering they have won a premiership in it instead they want to wear one from another club. Maybe it is because Collingwood have a far better head to head record against Adelaide Crows than Port does?
Then there is Collingwood it seems strange the way they reacted when Port requested to use their guernsey. There is really no reason for a request like that to upset Collingwood in anyway for two reasons The first obviously the AFL wont allow it and rightly so. The second is by Port basically wanting to copy the guernsey of another club for the showdown it could be seen as Port Power paying Collingwood a compliment by choosing to wear that guernsey instead of their own.