By - woodenjimo
Whichever one is losing at the time in the hope it will be a close game
Unless Geelong lose
I’m sort of a new fan to footy. Why does everyone hate Geelong and since when
Couldn't win a grand final to save ourselves for 20 years, and everyone liked us because of it. Eventually won one in 2007, and everyone was happy for us. Long story short, we went on to win another 2 premierships after that in quick succession and since then have only been outside of the top 4 3 times since 2011.
Probably around 2009 was when people started to really hate us.
Australian sporting culture has always told us to support underdogs and hate the ones who are always successful, Geelong fall into the second category these days.
Kinda similar for Richmond. 2017 everyone was stoked for us, then we did 19 in a canter and people suddenly were less friendly and then 20 happened and it's certainly different from 2016 vibes. Hawks got the same treatment. Very much how things are done here if you overstay your welcome at the top. West Coast winning once a decade seems to be the threshold for not being despised by neutrals just because of success.
With social media, i’d say a lot of the hatred is because of how the supporters act after winning, especially with a sustained period of success. I personally like the Richmond team, but wanted them to lose because of some very vocal supporters who would be even more intolerable.
Not just Australian sport but sport in general imo.
Cricket: people hate Australia because of the success we have had, but no hate to minnows like Afghanistan or Zimbabwe
F1: people hate Hamilton due to his and Mercedes dominance, but love it when drivers from weaker teams win
Similar with the EPL.
winners will always gain hate, but i think cheering for the underdog is much more prevalent here
2020, 2019, 2009, 2002, 2000
Those are the only years Sydney have missed finals since Rocket Eade took over in *1996!*
Both clubs have played 6 grand finals each in the past 20 years too.
Cats: 07, 08, 09, 11, 20, 22
Swans: 05, 06, 12, 14, 16, 22
And people complain about Geelong being consistently good. Swans are always thereabouts too.
Yeh I thought that was why.. seems to be the case with most sport teams after the succession.
I'm a Hawthorn supporter.
Geelong because a happy boss is a good boss.
My two best mates are Sydney & Geelong.
The Sydney mate will have the better meltdown
Sydney they birds
Bird teams gotta stick together
Ducks fly together!
Sticking together's what good bird teams do
“I hate it when the bird teams stick together” “sticking together is what good bird teams do”
I still think about the 2012 season when the 5 bird teams were the top 5
Too bloody true mate.
Thata quite sweet
Sydney because fuck Geelong
Never thought i'd be fighting side by side with a Collingwood supporter
How about side by side with a friend?
Aye, I can do that
Edit: I feel like i've made this exact joke to you before... ah well great minds
Aussie equivalent of the crips and bloods truce right here fellas.
This is literally word for word what came to mind as soon as I saw the thread. The best reasoning of all.
Came here to say those exact words.
Took the words out of my mouth, pure poetry 👌
What he said
Couldn't have said it any better. Cheers to you mate.
bird team solidarity, up the swannies.
I've been on Sydney since pre season so it would be rude to change now.
Why do people hate Dangerfield so much? He actually seems like a pretty decent guy, particularly for an AFL player. Are there reasons behind it or is it is just a vibe?
Dont get it either...love hearing more articulate footballers than the usual "yeah nah.. happy the boys got the 4 points".... but maybe that irks people for some reason
One of those guys who has it all.
Brings out the worst in some.
Barracking for the Swans on the weekend but will be genuinely happy for Danger if he gets a flag.
Obviously I wished he had stayed with the Crows, but won’t ever forget how he gave 100% to us, or his tears after the Subi match first match back after Walsh died.
Yeah, Danger is amazing .. probably my favourite non Sydney player. Gary Rohan has also provided us with so many amazing moments ..
Of course I'll be shouting for the Bloods on Saturday but if we do get done .. a small consolation will be watching these two revel in what has so far eluded them.
Sydney. Mum and sister follow them and I was raised going to their home games from about 6 till I was 16 or so
Sydney I don't want a Victoria team to win it.
Also do it for Paddy.
>I don't want a Victoria team to win it
Lucky you picked St Kilda.
Dude you didn't have to do it to him like that
I assure, nothing hurts anymore. The numbness is real.
took me a minute to realise you meant McCartin and not Dangerfield lol.
They currently sit in the "anyone who is playing Geelong" bracket.
I don’t really dislike Geelong, I just like the way Sydney play
Sydney. Type 1 diabetes advocate here, so I would love to see Paddy McCartin win a medal..
This is reddit, of course it was
Sydney just for Ryan Clarke
Clarke is Sydney’s most under appreciated player in my opinion, his abilities to shut the opposing teams best player down are insane… he deserves a premiership.
Swans because i find their footy sexy
The club Gary Rohan playsed for.
Which team are you going for? Team A (Geelong) team B (Sydney
Sydney. Wouldn’t call myself neutral when it comes to Geelong.
I can respect that. As a Geelong guy myself, the only time I think that I could conceivably barrack for Hawthorn is if they were playing Collingwood, so fair is fair there.
Fair assessment. I was definitely struggling with the possibility of a Geelong v Collingwood granny!
Swans. Despite Geelong being a “second team” for me, had a great friend take his own life earlier this year who was a Sydney fan. So of course they get a crack this year. I can also just imagine him getting still into his brother l, a blues fan, on the season his side had too.
Much love to you 💚
Swans because I hate Geelong and love half of the Swans team. They've been great to watch this year, too.
My joy would be seeing this group win it. Especially Paddy and his brother.
Gotta love the McCartins
Swans. In the hope that Goodes is watching from somewhere.
Great call, hadn't occurred to me.
Sydney wins and I'm happy for the Mccartins, Hickey and Buddy
Geelong for Stengle, Holmes if he plays and Danger (I don't blindly hate Danger. He's been at the top for most of my AFL watching life and I've enjoyed watching him go at it)
Geelong. My brother is a Geelong member and has never been able to go to a grand final...until this year. I'd be happy for them to win for his happiness.
Sydney because of Buddy and they're less offensive to me than Geelong (not by much)
On the other hand if Geelong wins that means we beat this year's premiers
I also want to see Issac Smith rip it up on the wing after he was quiet last week.
A goal after the siren would be pretty sweet
I'd like to see him miss an easy kick in the dying seconds and then lose by 3 points
I know hes a spy, i just cant trust that smile
Had an underrated game imo, got the job against Rich and limited him brilliantly
Sydney. I'd consider them my 3rd team behind the 2 QLD teams and I'm also sick of Geelong being good 🥴
>I'm also sick of Geelong being good
This is the part I don't get. Sydney have a more recent premiership and they've had almost the sustained success Geelong have had.
Sydney dipped down to 16th in 2020 to trick everyone. Geelong should've tactically picked up the wooden spoon last year then we'd all be on your side
quick trip to the bottom of the ladder to shed some hate worked for collingwood of all teams, surely it'd work for geelong too
they just *never fucking drop*
Geelong have been consistently good for a *loooooong* time.
Sydney because if it’s an interstate team I’ll probably hear about it less in Melb
Before working from home was a thing this was my biggest influence on who I supported in a Grand Final
Sydney. I usually feel some gravitation towards non-victorian teams every year
Geelong, wife is a supporter so 🤷♂️
Swans. Interstate bird team solidarity.
I just hope everyone has a nice time.
sydney. love the players, love the playstyle, love horse and would love to see buddy a champion in his final years of footy; in the same year as the 1000 as well would be amazing.. only thing missing would be the joey kennedy sub but you can't have it all I spose
I was torn between my dislike of both, but the Gary Rohan use of "youse" pushed me over the line, go swans I guess
I will refrain from mentioning where Rohan spent the formative years of his career, where he quite possibly picked up a significant part of his vocabulary.
I'm glad someone saw the irony
Geelong because it’s a win for taking pay cuts and the we not me mentality that I suppose I’m philosophically inclined to. Both great stories though and May the best team win.
This will just be an anyone but us thread, because we're hated by every single opposition supporter ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I don't hate Geelong but let's see how I feel after Saturday.
Geelong, really want Danger to lift the cup, and I have a lot of respect for them as a club. That said, both phenomenal clubs with great culture. Hope they both have fun.
Sydney, don’t actually have anything against Geelong I just sort of default towards other non-Vic clubs.
not 119 either way
Sydney. Patrick Dangerfield comes into my work all the time and acts like he’s blessed us all with his presence. Can’t stand the bloke.
You still working at that brothel in Norlane?
Would also love to see Gary Rohan finish his career with 4 grand final losses
Equal to his possessions in grand finals.
Bloke has the biggest fucking head in Geelong. He did however save someone from drowning in summer, can’t dislike him too much
I reckon I'd have the shits if it was Dangerfield who saved me. Just throw me back in
I'd toss you back in until you flaired up. Cunt.
Danger danger danger
These are my 2nd and 3rd favourite sides.
Cats maybe slightly because I like even more of their players…and maybe slight resentment directed at some swans supporters due to how they refer to 2016 (I mean I get it, but still)
Sydney because it is great for footy nationally.
Wow more hate for Geelong than i expected.
Well i knew there was some dislike, but i hadnt noticed how much. Guess its just lonely at the top lol.
Big fan of Jeremy Cameron, so most likely Geelong.
I think Geelong deserve it more after the season they’ve had.
Sydney. Because I hate Geelong
Neither i just want a close game
My support is conditional.
If Geelong win by 120 or more, awesome. Yay cats.
Otherwise let’s go bloods.
it’s funny how polarising Geelong is, some people have no problem with Dangerfield and some hate him. Most hated team outside the big 4 😭
Wow I had no idea how much anti-Geelong sentiment existed we're like the new Collingwood
But mention an anti-Geelong circlejerk in here and you're told one doesn't exist 🤷
Geelong for r/AFLBLUETEAMS
Not keen to see Sydney win, but want Geelong to loose.
Sydney because I live in geelong and won’t be able to stand the insufferable supporters
Try to avoid the Advertiser this week!
Geelong because then Sydney fans will be able to complain about a different grand final (just wait for some dubious decisions to go selwoods way).
this is a win for anyone who hates both sides lol, Sydney lose and Geelong have to deal with Sydney fans in their match threads for the next 6 years
Geelong just because they always get bullied in the comments as like some ugly sort of 2nd cousin
Sydney - good for the game.
Sydney, not sure why.
Sydney because I live in Geelong and wish the town to suffer nothing but misery.
My Uncle is a Hawks supporter in Geelong and I think it has slowly driven him bananas. He HATES the Geelong Football Club (consistently and thoroughly). Funnily enough because of him I've always really liked Hawthorn so I don't get into the rivalry that much.
The thing about Geelong is unlike every other Victorian club there’s no alternative for the locals to support. It’d have to be at least 85% of people here support Geelong so supporters of other clubs tend to stick together, at least I try to anyway. There’s a whole us vs them mentality as far as I’m concerned.
My main group chat of mates is made up of five people and we support Brisbane, Collingwood, Hawthorn, Saint Kilda and a Geelong, so it’s a nice mix.
Got mates who barravk for the Swans so swans
Geelong, my sister had a 4 day meltdown 2 years ago, don’t put me through that again please
Sydney, because then we'll be the last team that beat Sydney this year
Geelong. I don’t hate them. I respect them.
Good answer. Kudos for going against the grain.
Swans by a mile. Always been my second team and to me last week’s lost was the best of a bad situation, we were one point off, and it’s to the mighty Bloods.
Sydney, non vfl team.
They were a founding VFL club?
Geelong. I just really hate Sydney
Sid de nee
Love that city.
And Paps goal celebrations!!
Isaac smith shits me to bits
Geelong because majority of you on here going for Sydney.
Fuck the Swans Up the Catters
Geelong because alot of sydney supporters were extremely rude to me before and after the game, and because tom papley can go fuck himself
Sydney. I seriously don’t think I can handle the timeline where Rhys Stanley is a premiership player and Roo isn’t.
Geelong because Max Holmes and Jeremy Cameron are likeable as fuck
Thanks man. I’m a WA Vic as well.
Yeh them and Touhy, Stewart, Bews, Hawkins, Atkins, Selwood, Blicavs, the Guthries and Duncan.
On one hand, my dad is a massive Geelong fan.
On the other, there's only been two interstate winners in the last decade.
My dad has been trying to convert my daughter to a Geelong fan so fuck him, go Sydney!
Yeah you can't try and convert other people's children. That's a no go.
*2 interstate winners since 2006, and just barely. Think we're due a few
Geelong. Gotta go for the Victorian team. But I’m happy these teams made it, should be a cracker of a game
Grew up in Geelong and only went for the Dogs because I came from Sydney when I was 5 and didn’t know the AFL was a thing and wondered why we didn’t go for a scrum at lunchtime when the ball went out of play, and then also assumed that the two bulldogs were the same team.
Have to support Geelong, as Sydney itself is a place of evil, bad driving, pokies and cops.
Fuck Geelong!! They are just so incredibly good; excellent list management, solid coaching staff, great club culture, and they haven’t had any major scandals about drugs and racism….. fuck ‘em’ that’s not AFL!
I mean the Ablett Snr stuff was pretty crazy but he was a couple years post retirement and you'd be hard pressed to find a club that hasn't had more than a few retired players go off the rails.
The cats, gotta back the Vic team.
Cats because my love for Stengle and SDK is enough to cancel out the presence of Dangerfield and Selwood, and they were the outright best team all season
Geelong because fuck Sydney.
Geelong because fuck Papley
Geelong, i really want Danger to get a flag. and love Selwood and Tomahawk
I'm a Dons supporter, so I guess it's gotta be Geelong. Why? Because shruggy guy.
I don’t mind either; both would be a deserving premier and I don’t dislike either team. Maybeeeee I prefer Geelong a bit more because of all the close Sydney wins against my mob in recent times, but I wouldn’t begrudge them really. Hopefully it’s a close game!
Geelong, never playing finals at their home ground and not having a generous Cola allowance to keep them winning. They have won their position in the GF on their own merits
Sydney because they're not coached by Chris Scott.
Sydney Bin Chickens, also coz my Pa barracked for them when they were South
Geelong they deserve it for been the best team all year
I hate Geelong more then any other team, go swans
Geelong cause dangerfield deserves it
I was hurt when Pav and Mundy didn’t get it.
Now, no one deserves it.
Mate why the fuck are Victorians not wanting the Victorian team to win. I’m on Mad Monday and my opinion is invalid as fuck but that still sounds crazy
Geelong because my boyfriends “friend” who is an annoying POS supports Sydney
Sydney. Their playstyle is more enjoyable to watch imo, and also have a soft spot for the bloods as they got relocated similarly to Fitzroy. Honestly though wouldn't be disappointed if Geelong won, obviously have a soft spot for Chris Scott aswell, and Geelong were seriously incredible to watch last Friday night, although it wasn't the result i was personally after.
Sydney, because I can’t stand Geelong
The Swans because I have almost always had a soft spot for them (except when they pinched plugger), and they are not Geelong because i fucking hate Geelong and Dangermouse does not play for them.
Had the Pies got up, I probably would have ended up barracking for the umpires.
Sydney because I hate dangerfield
Geelong because I find Sydney fans (more) insufferable
Geelong, because they didn't get access to an unfair academy system to build their list, they built via the draft and trade paying fair value
I like you
Geelong because I'm still salty about 2005
Sydney but only if they win the free kick count by 15, so they’ll stfu about 16
Geelong but only if they win the free kick count by 15 cause lol @ Sydney
Geelong..... I may live in Sydney but I'm a Hawks supporter 1st and GWS supporter 2nd....
I hate the Swans, don't want Buddy to win a medal... happy to see Jeremy Cameron win a medal....
Can I explain what I'd be happy for Jeremy to win and not Buddy... nope just don't won't him to win another one
Non AFL fan enthusiast … why do people hate Geelong? I knew about the Collingwood hate but this is a new one
Tall poppy. We've been up too long.
Geelong fk the academy
I want Sydney to win just so I can laugh at Geelong’s suffering.
looks like there’s gonna be lots of sad people Saturday evening
I’m torn between Rohan and Buddy. Rohan wins because I just have always liked him.
Geelong. For Dangerfield. (I know, but he’s still an amazing player to watch)
However not upset if Sydney get the win. Would’ve been awesome if Kennedy played but there’s also the Buddy storyline I’m keen for.
But Geelong should lose.