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Koch calls out Power haters

Sportal December 7, 2012, 8:36 pm

Port Adelaide chairman David Koch has challenged South Australian football stakeholders to put their stance on the Power on the public record.

While Koch claims the SANFL's president John Olsen and executive commissioner Leigh Whicker have made it clear they will help the Power stay strong in the AFL, the Port Adelaide chairman and TV personality believes other members of South Australia's football community 'have an agenda' against the club.

Koch has blamed other members of SANFL's board for what he claims are incorrect reports regarding Port Adelaide's financial situation and wants them to make a public statement on where they stand in relation to the Power.

"The real decision makers of the SANFL (Whicker and Olsen) are incredibly encouraging," Koch told Port Adelaide's website.

"They want Port Adelaide to succeed ... to win.

"Here's a challenge - I want every SANFL director or commissioner to pledge their support to renewing Port Adelaide or publically saying they will not pledge that support."

Port Adelaide revealed last week they made a loss of $4.12 million in 2012 with a grant from the SANFL cutting that figure by $2 million.

But media reports had claimed the Power's loss was over $6 million, which Koch believes is part of a campaign to weaken the club.

"It's frustrating," Koch said.

"It disappoints me that a lot of that rumour mongering, that twisting, the poison always seems to come in the close proximity after an SANFL board meeting or commission meeting.

"It seems as though there are a couple that have an agenda and that's got to stop."

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  1. Wes10:37am Monday 10th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I don't the club as much as I hate you. You bald irritating nobody. Get this clown off tv at once.

  2. andrew k10:06am Monday 10th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    If they started winning and making some money it wouldn't be issue. Kochie you are a bit of a joke, just stop trying so hard and get a real job.

  3. underarm_bowler07:44pm Sunday 09th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    who really cares about SA footy. Not like they formed a national comp from the SANFL

  4. 06:10pm Sunday 09th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    both port and the crows are a BAD example the the AFL.Port can't run themselves properly and the crows thought they could get away with cheating.

  5. karen02:16pm Sunday 09th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    For many South Australians it was traditional to "hate" Port Adelaide, they were the Collingwood of SA. Then Power was formed and all right, it isn't PA, but I think some of the philosophy continued. However it is indeed vital to have as many strong SA teams as possible, to grind the Vics into the ground. That much at least remains. Good luck, Koch

  6. Tas12:17pm Sunday 09th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Koch has no idea. You cannot succeed when you are in NSW and the team is in Adelaide????? This club is destined for ruin, the future is so bleak. Koch couldnt even wipe Eddie Mcguires shoes let alone make a difference to an AFL club. Eddie turned a club around now to be a powerhouse and pulling in 8million dollars in profit, Koch thinks he can do the same, WHAT A JOKE!!

  7. Ian06:31pm Saturday 08th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    good on you david for your stance we need 2 teams in the afl to knock the vfl back to the Afl its a national comp.

  8. Meister05:47pm Saturday 08th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Is that koch the wanker on 7 morning show? If so, it's no wonder he's involved in AFL. It's a game for queers and idiots like him.

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  9. Anthony12:52pm Saturday 08th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Koch should stop challenging others outside the club - and start doing something positive for his club..... My opinion of Koch is that he thinks this move to CEO will make him more money and it will - but not the club........ He only knows how to make money for himself - not anyone else.....

  10. JESUS is GOD09:56pm Friday 07th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse


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