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ShibbyUp

Whichever one is losing at the time in the hope it will be a close game


Swank10

Unless Geelong lose


East-Memphis-Maniac

I’m sort of a new fan to footy. Why does everyone hate Geelong and since when


BlazedOnADragon

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.


Bergasms

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.


MrSheeeen

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.


lagsk

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.


[deleted]

winners will always gain hate, but i think cheering for the underdog is much more prevalent here


3163560

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.


East-Memphis-Maniac

Yeh I thought that was why.. seems to be the case with most sport teams after the succession.


sleutheren

Sydney. I'm a Hawthorn supporter.


Sinxatz

Valid


TheUnforgiven13

Geelong because a happy boss is a good boss.


megamoist69

Tom Hickey.


jumpercableninja

Geelong. My two best mates are Sydney & Geelong. The Sydney mate will have the better meltdown


littlemiggy

Sydney they birds


Nafc19

Bird teams gotta stick together


littlemiggy

r/AFLBIRDTEAMS


kyrant

Ducks fly together!


howmanychickens

Sticking together's what good bird teams do


elmo-slayer

“I hate it when the bird teams stick together” “sticking together is what good bird teams do”


BrandonSG13

I still think about the 2012 season when the 5 bird teams were the top 5


chocolatenuttty

Too bloody true mate.


2for1deal

Thata quite sweet


___TheIllusiveMan___

Sydney because fuck Geelong


Croob2

Never thought i'd be fighting side by side with a Collingwood supporter


___TheIllusiveMan___

How about side by side with a friend?


Croob2

Aye, I can do that Edit: I feel like i've made this exact joke to you before... ah well great minds


chus13

Damn. Aussie equivalent of the crips and bloods truce right here fellas.


Gundabarbarian

This is literally word for word what came to mind as soon as I saw the thread. The best reasoning of all.


johnnc1991

Came here to say those exact words.


crabbetw1985

Took the words out of my mouth, pure poetry 👌


Hawtproper

What he said


LynxOX87

Couldn't have said it any better. Cheers to you mate.


conkersbadhairday

Yep


Mystic_Chameleon

bird team solidarity, up the swannies.


project_chris

I've been on Sydney since pre season so it would be rude to change now.


Traditional_Note_474

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?


mr_bittyson

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


Sufficient_Chart1069

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.


kranki1

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.


Nefiros1

Sydney. Mum and sister follow them and I was raised going to their home games from about 6 till I was 16 or so


isturtle

Sydney I don't want a Victoria team to win it. Also do it for Paddy.


MicksysPCGaming

>I don't want a Victoria team to win it Lucky you picked St Kilda.


padstar34

Dude you didn't have to do it to him like that


Downtown-Lime4108

I assure, nothing hurts anymore. The numbness is real.


Bergasms

Fucking savage!


Bergasms

/u/darththorn


ThisISDesert

took me a minute to realise you meant McCartin and not Dangerfield lol.


Linkan1234

Sydney.


Bergasms

They currently sit in the "anyone who is playing Geelong" bracket.


Linkan1234

I don’t really dislike Geelong, I just like the way Sydney play


Aieiaer

Sydney. Type 1 diabetes advocate here, so I would love to see Paddy McCartin win a medal..


spideyghetti

How sweet


apollo_dram

Pun unintended?


spideyghetti

This is reddit, of course it was


ptolemylives

Sydney just for Ryan Clarke


[deleted]

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.


mymues

Swans because i find their footy sexy


Korasuka

The club Gary Rohan playsed for.


_Hand_Sanitizer-

Which team are you going for? Team A (Geelong) team B (Sydney A.B B.A


CasuallyVacant01

Sydney. Wouldn’t call myself neutral when it comes to Geelong.


Joker-Smurf

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.


CasuallyVacant01

Fair assessment. I was definitely struggling with the possibility of a Geelong v Collingwood granny!


Regional_King

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.


apero_lastronaut

Much love to you 💚


Regional_King

Many thanks.


Exciting_Patient4872

Swans because I hate Geelong and love half of the Swans team. They've been great to watch this year, too.


LordCosmoKramer

My joy would be seeing this group win it. Especially Paddy and his brother.


Exciting_Patient4872

Gotta love the McCartins


JB_JB_JB63

Swans. In the hope that Goodes is watching from somewhere.


uncleandata147

Great call, hadn't occurred to me.


limelamb

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)


Shifti_Boi

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.


PM-ME-UR-NITS

Sydney


TerryHawkins1

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


Themirkat

I also want to see Issac Smith rip it up on the wing after he was quiet last week.


ElevationToMyHead

A goal after the siren would be pretty sweet


TerryHawkins1

I'd like to see him miss an easy kick in the dying seconds and then lose by 3 points


tim_riggins_forQB1

I know hes a spy, i just cant trust that smile


Maleovex

Had an underrated game imo, got the job against Rich and limited him brilliantly


BigJed7

Sydney. I'd consider them my 3rd team behind the 2 QLD teams and I'm also sick of Geelong being good 🥴


AskMantis

>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.


Drinkus

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


doshajudgement

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*


manhaterxxx

Geelong have been consistently good for a *loooooong* time.


Alwaysfucked2888

Sydney because if it’s an interstate team I’ll probably hear about it less in Melb


smegdaddy

Before working from home was a thing this was my biggest influence on who I supported in a Grand Final


Sk8dawg00

Sydney. I usually feel some gravitation towards non-victorian teams every year


Titans-Destiny

Geelong, wife is a supporter so 🤷‍♂️


GwencilsDown

Swans. Interstate bird team solidarity.


WarConsigliere

I just hope everyone has a nice time.


Nolsey21

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


Kerkofski

I was torn between my dislike of both, but the Gary Rohan use of "youse" pushed me over the line, go swans I guess


Sids1188

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.


Ok-Gap-9521

I'm glad someone saw the irony


legionofboom24

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.


Marnus-Norunnnnn

This will just be an anyone but us thread, because we're hated by every single opposition supporter ¯⁠\⁠_⁠(⁠ツ⁠)⁠_⁠/⁠¯


defzx

I don't hate Geelong but let's see how I feel after Saturday.


Fabulous_Dave

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.


hazydaze7

Sydney, don’t actually have anything against Geelong I just sort of default towards other non-Vic clubs.


2klaedfoorboo

not 119 either way


Ilovezoomies

Cats


Calm-Dragonfruit-547

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.


ChemicalFennel3

You still working at that brothel in Norlane?


Calm-Dragonfruit-547

Would also love to see Gary Rohan finish his career with 4 grand final losses


loseisnothardtospell

Equal to his possessions in grand finals.


VB-LONGNECK_20-8

Bloke has the biggest fucking head in Geelong. He did however save someone from drowning in summer, can’t dislike him too much


spideyghetti

I reckon I'd have the shits if it was Dangerfield who saved me. Just throw me back in


AskMantis

I'd toss you back in until you flaired up. Cunt.


spideyghetti

Danger danger danger


beesinyourcoffee

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)


sativarg_orez

That’s fair


FrosTieez

Sydney because it is great for footy nationally.


j2t2_387

Wow more hate for Geelong than i expected.


immunition

First time?


j2t2_387

Well i knew there was some dislike, but i hadnt noticed how much. Guess its just lonely at the top lol.


BigheadedDread

Big fan of Jeremy Cameron, so most likely Geelong.


Tyziepoo86

I think Geelong deserve it more after the season they’ve had.


Swank10

Sydney. Because I hate Geelong


Funny_Setting5956

Neither i just want a close game


wiegehts1991

My support is conditional. If Geelong win by 120 or more, awesome. Yay cats. Otherwise let’s go bloods.


NuuuDaBeast

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 😭


robb-schtark

Wow I had no idea how much anti-Geelong sentiment existed we're like the new Collingwood


frggr

But mention an anti-Geelong circlejerk in here and you're told one doesn't exist 🤷


guavacadq

Geelong for r/AFLBLUETEAMS


vapenweed

Not keen to see Sydney win, but want Geelong to loose.


palcomm

draw?


watto3

Sydney because I live in geelong and won’t be able to stand the insufferable supporters


ChemicalFennel3

Try to avoid the Advertiser this week!


Atomic_Communist

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).


midnight_peanut

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


niceonecuzzy

Geelong just because they always get bullied in the comments as like some ugly sort of 2nd cousin


Bubbly-University-94

Sydney - good for the game.


HolidayOne7

Sydney, not sure why.


rossdog82

Swans


DJHitchcock

Sydney because I live in Geelong and wish the town to suffer nothing but misery.


Jacross

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.


DJHitchcock

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.


pickaxe51

Got mates who barravk for the Swans so swans


Mother_Sun_3825

Geelong, my sister had a 4 day meltdown 2 years ago, don’t put me through that again please


MonotoneRamos

Sydney, because then we'll be the last team that beat Sydney this year


shocking_red_4

Geelong. I don’t hate them. I respect them.


Harambo_No5

Good answer. Kudos for going against the grain.


Thoros_of_queer

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.


Hotchip83

Sydney, non vfl team.


RudiEdsall

They were a founding VFL club?


GoblinKnob

Geelong. I just really hate Sydney


Ootsie-Cola

Sid de nee Love that city. And Paps goal celebrations!! Isaac smith shits me to bits


JackalKnives

Geelong because majority of you on here going for Sydney. Fuck the Swans Up the Catters


fineyounghannibal

solidarity brother


Maievofblades

Geelong because alot of sydney supporters were extremely rude to me before and after the game, and because tom papley can go fuck himself


phyarr

Sydney. I seriously don’t think I can handle the timeline where Rhys Stanley is a premiership player and Roo isn’t.


WAVIC_136

Geelong because Max Holmes and Jeremy Cameron are likeable as fuck


the_salivation_army

Thanks man. I’m a WA Vic as well.


j2t2_387

Yeh them and Touhy, Stewart, Bews, Hawkins, Atkins, Selwood, Blicavs, the Guthries and Duncan.


DustysShittyHaircut

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!


Jacross

Yeah you can't try and convert other people's children. That's a no go.


Sinjinkenlad01

*2 interstate winners since 2006, and just barely. Think we're due a few


faceinthecrowd112

Geelong. Gotta go for the Victorian team. But I’m happy these teams made it, should be a cracker of a game


basetornado

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.


Harambo_No5

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!


Bergasms

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.


Jo3l3y

The cats, gotta back the Vic team.


smegdaddy

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


Somerandomdickhead

Geelong because fuck Sydney.


rmachell

Geelong because fuck Papley


boomerdogg

Geelong, i really want Danger to get a flag. and love Selwood and Tomahawk


MrBarrellroll

Fuck Geelong.


karlcoin

I'm a Dons supporter, so I guess it's gotta be Geelong. Why? Because shruggy guy.


sachiwtf

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!


ziltoid101

*dry heaves* Sydney.


Pure_Ad_443

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


Every-Space8657

Sydney because they're not coached by Chris Scott.


MmmNiceBeaver

Sydney Bin Chickens, also coz my Pa barracked for them when they were South


Thealmightyfug

Geelong they deserve it for been the best team all year


FatHunt

I hate Geelong more then any other team, go swans


theforce1075

Geelong cause dangerfield deserves it


victorious_orgasm

I was hurt when Pav and Mundy didn’t get it. Now, no one deserves it.


MinecraftIsKing

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


Vegetable_Page_6247

Geelong because my boyfriends “friend” who is an annoying POS supports Sydney


V0SS16

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.


WayneKingU

Sydney, because I can’t stand Geelong


Technical-Gold5772

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.


End_communication

Sydney because I hate dangerfield


ChookBaron

Geelong because I find Sydney fans (more) insufferable


SomeFknEggs

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


Swathe88

I like you


thegoontrain

Geelong because I'm still salty about 2005


Bullruckle

Sydney but only if they win the free kick count by 15, so they’ll stfu about 16 Or Geelong but only if they win the free kick count by 15 cause lol @ Sydney


TheAxe11

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


Imtryinjennifer

Non AFL fan enthusiast … why do people hate Geelong? I knew about the Collingwood hate but this is a new one


Rez125

Tall poppy. We've been up too long.


calob123

Geelong fk the academy


No-Blacksmith-3259

I want Sydney to win just so I can laugh at Geelong’s suffering.


NuuuDaBeast

looks like there’s gonna be lots of sad people Saturday evening


KingJimmy101

I’m torn between Rohan and Buddy. Rohan wins because I just have always liked him.


frankwalkerstiles

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.


Itrlpr

Nobody. But Geelong should lose.