As a neutral - Who have you supported in each Grand Final.

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Dirty Bird

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Just wondering what people think. I started to get into the game in the mid 90s, and with the exception of 99 and some of the Hawks 3peat I've watched most.

But for me
1997 - Not neutral
1998 - Not neutral
1999 - Neutral - No strong feelings either way about Carlton and North.
2000 - Melbourne - Wanted the upset
2001 - Brisbane - Didn't want Essendon tying the Crows back-to-back in the AFL era
2002 - Collingwood - Didnt want Brisbane tying the Crows back-to-back in the AFL era
2003 - Collingwood - Didnt want Brisbane beating the Crows back-to-back in the AFL era
2004 - Brisbane - Wanted to see history in the making
2005 - West Coast - If we were going to lose in the PF, I wanted it to be to the best
2006 - West Coast - If we were going to lose in the PF, I wanted it to be to the best
2007 - Port Adelaide - SA pride (Lived in NSW and hadnt lived the rivalry yet)
2008 - Hawthorn - Just wanted the upset
2009 - Geelong - I hated the way St Kilda played and wanted Geelong to beat them
2010 - Draw - I was telling people going into the week I wanted a draw because St Kilda cant win premierships and Collingwood cant win them in September.
2011 - Geelong - Loved the idea of a team only losing to 1 team all year. Had a very juniors feel about that
2012 - Sydney - I had a negative experience with a Hawthorn fan in 09 and wanted them to lose
2013 - Fremantle - As above
2014 - Sydney - as above
2015 - West Coast - As above
2016 - Western Bulldogs - Wanted the fairytale.........Until about half time where the one way umpiring was pissing me off so I switched
2017 - Not neutral
2018 - Collingwood - I wanted the worse team, who was based at the MCG to win it at home when they dont deserve the advantage to (in my mind) hopefully expediate the GF leaving the MCG monopoly
2019 - GWS - Wanted to see them win their first.
2020 - Neutral - Dislike both clubs about equally.
 
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TheWoodenSlug

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I'll go from 2000 onwards.

2000 - Melbourne
2001 - Brisbane
2002 - Brisbane
2003 - Brisbane
2004 - Brisbane
2005 - West Coast
2006 - West Coast
2007 -
2008 -
2009 -
2010 - St Kilda
2011 -
2012 - Sydney
2013 - Fremantle
2014 - Sydney
2015 - West Coast
2016 - Bulldogs
2017 - Richmond
2018 - West Coast
2019 - GWS
 

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05- eagles
06- eagles
07- cats
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09- cats
10- pies
11- cats
12- Hawks
13- hawks
14- hawks
15- hawks
16- dogs
17- tigers
18- pies
19- gws
 

Rotayjay

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For the granny I almost always barrack for the underdog or whoever has the longer premiership drought. In some years I feel a lot more strongly about it than I do in other years. 2000 onwards:

2000 - Melbourne (underdogs)
2001 - Brisbane (underdogs)
2002 - Collingwood (longer drought)
2003 - Collingwood (longer drought)
2004 - Port (wanted to see their first)
2005 - Sydney (longer drought)
2006 - Sydney (bitter at the Eagles)
2007 - Geelong (longer drought)
2008 - Hawthorn (underdogs)
2009 - St Kilda (longer drought)
2010 - St Kilda (longer drought)
2011 - Geelong (didn't feel strongly about it)
2012 - Sydney (underdogs)
2013 - Fremantle (wanted to see their first)
2014 - Hawthorn (underdogs)
2015 - West Coast (stick up Vic, underdogs)
2016 - Bulldogs (felt very strongly about this)
2017 - not neutral for once
2018 - West Coast (stick it up Victoria)
2019 - Richmond (utilitarian - greatest joy to the most people)
 

The_Big_Ship

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2000 - Melbourne
2001 - Brisbane
2002 - Brisbane
2003 - Brisbane
2004 - Port
2005 - Sydney
2006 - Sydney
2007 -
2008 -
2009 -
2010 - St Kilda
2011 -
2012 - Sydney
2013 - Fremantle
2014 - Sydney
2015 - West Coast
2016 - Sydney
2017 - Adelaide
2018 - West Coast
2019 - GWS
 

Dr Awkward

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2019 - Richmond (utilitarian - greatest joy to the most people)
How noble of you.

I don't really care about oppo supporters or what state a team is from I usually go for the team with players I like.

2000 - Essendon
2001 - Essendon
2002 - Collingwood
2003 - Collingwood
2004 - Port (Liked Burgoynes, Wanganeen, C.Cornes)
2005 - West Coast (liked Judd, Cousins, Kerr. Sydney played an ugly brand)
2006 - West Coast
2007 - Port
2008 - Hawthorn (favourite non-Richmond team, loved the gameplan)
2009 - St Kilda (For some reason never barracked for Geelong even though looking back they were great to watch)
2010 - St Kilda (Big fan of the way Goddard played back then)
2011 - Collingwood (very meh though)
2012 - Hawthorn
2013 - Hawthorn
2014 - Hawthorn
2015 - Hawthorn
2016 - Bulldogs (as was everybody I assume)
2017 - not neutral
2018 - West Coast (Their side seemed more worthy of a flag and strengthens the idea that the MCG is more neutral than ppl think on GF day)
2019 - not neutral
 

Ralll

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2000 - Not Melbourne
2001 - Either
2002 - Not Collingwood
2003 - Not Collingwood
2004 - Either
2005 - West Coast
2006 - West Coast
2007 - Geelong
2008 - Hawthorn
2009 - Either
2010 - St Kilda
2011 - Not Collingwood
2012 - Hawthorn
2013 - Hawthorn
2014 - Hawthorn
2015 - Either
2016 - Not Footscray
2017 -
2018 - Not Collingwood
2019 -

Sometimes I wanted a team to lose more than I wanted the other to win, usually because of their supporters.
 

HairyO

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I'll go from 2000 onwards.

2000 - Melbourne
2001 - Brisbane
2002 - Brisbane
2003 - Brisbane
2004 - Brisbane
2005 - West Coast
2006 - West Coast
2007 -
2008 -
2009 -
2010 - St Kilda
2011 -
2012 - Sydney
2013 - Fremantle
2014 - Sydney
2015 - West Coast
2016 - Bulldogs
2017 - Richmond
2018 - West Coast
2019 - GWS
Almost identical if you remove our years.

2007 Geelong
2009 Saints
2011 Geelong
2019 Richmond
 

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2005 - Swans
2006 - Eagles
2007 - Cats
2008 - Hawks
2009 - Saints
2010 - Saints
2011 - Cats
2012 - Swans
2013 - Dockers
2014 - Swans
2015 - Hawks (only because I had to deal with an extremely intolerable Eagles supporter at the time)
2016 - neutral
2017 - Crows
2018 - Eagles
2019 - Tigers
 

Ron The Bear

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2018 West Coast
2017 (Richmond)
2016 Sydney
2015 West Coast
2014 Sydney
2013 Fremantle
2012 Hawthorn
2011 Collingwood
2010 Collingwood
2009 Geelong
2008 Geelong
2007 Port Adelaide
2006 West Coast
2005 West Coast
2004 Brisbane
2003 Brisbane
2002 Brisbane
2001 Brisbane
2000 Melbourne
1999 North
1998 Adelaide
1997 Adelaide
1996 Sydney
1995 Carlton
1994 West Coast
1993 can't recall, maybe Essendon
1992 West Coast
1991 West Coast
1990 Essendon
1989 can't recall, maybe Geelong
1988 Melbourne
1987 Hawthorn
1986 Hawthorn
1985 Essendon
1984 Essendon
1983 Essendon
1982 (Richmond)
1981 Carlton
1980 (Richmond)
1979 Carlton
1978 North
1977 North
1976 North
 
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Ok Boomer

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2000 - Can't Remember
2001 - Brisbane
2002 - Brisbane
2003 - Brisbane
2004 - Port Adelaide
2005 -
2006 -
2007 - Port Adelaide
2008 - Hawthorn, I wanted Crawford to win
2009 - St Kilda, this was such a great team.
2010 - St Kilda
2011 - Geelong, narrowly
2012 - Hawthorn but pretty much 50/50
2013 - Hawthorn
2014 - Hawthorn as per 2012
2015 -
2016 - Sydney, absolutely rogered
2017 - 50/50 but I was happy for Richmond at the time
2018 -
2019 - GWS
 

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2012 Sydney
2013 Fremantle
2014 Hawthorn
2015 Hawthorn
2016 Western Bulldogs
2018 West Coast
2019 Richmond
2020 Geelong
 
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TRP1996

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Basically boils down to which team I have the more recent or more severe grievance against.

2019: Not Richmond, because 2017.
2018: WCE, because not Victorian
2017: ...
2016: Not Sydney, because Tippett.
2015: Not Hawthorn, because 2012 Prelim.
2014: Nil all draw, because Tippett and 2012 Prelim.
2013: Not Hawthorn, because 2012 Prelim.
2012: Not Hawthorn, because 2012 Prelim.
2011: Not Collingwood, because 2009 Semi.
2010: St Kilda, because 1 premiership since 1897 is depressing.
2009: St Kilda, because 1 premiership since 1897 is depressing.
2008: Not Hawthorn, because 2007 Elim.
2007: Not Port, because Port.
2006: Not WCE, because of the preceding Prelim.
2005: Not WCE, because of the preceding Prelim.
2004: Not Port, because Port.
 

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Grand Finals I remember watching:

1995: Carlton (dominant team, as a 6 year old I thought it would be no contest)
1996: Sydney
1997: Adelaide
1998: Adelaide
1999: Nobody
2000: Melbourne
2001: Brisbane
2002: Brisbane
2003: Brisbane
2004: Brisbane
2005: Sydney
2006: West Coast (was a bit sick of Sydney and some of their fans at that point having knocked us out of the prelim as a fait accompli)
2007: Port Adelaide
2008: Hawthorn
2009: Nobody
2010: Collingwood
2011: Collingwood
2012: Sydney
2013: Not Neutral
2014: Hawthorn (safe to say the COLA thing riled me a little at the time)
2015: Hawthorn
2016: Western Bulldogs/Sydney (like someone mentioned above after the free ride they got with the umps that day I switched my allegiance)
2017: Adelaide
2018: Collingwood
2019: Richmond (I rather rightfully deduced GWS was very lucky to get there and weren't within 2 weight classes of Richmond and won a sizeable amount of money betting heavily on Richmond to win by 60+)
 

harrythetiger

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Prior to 08 I didn't really pick sides, just a kid watching the footy
2008: Geelong (used to be amazed by this team that would always beat Richmond by 100)
2009: Geelong (same reason)
2010: St Kilda (were playing Collingwood)
2011: Geelong (combination of the past 3)
2012-14: No preference.
2015: West Coast (anyone but Hawthorn at this point)
2016: Bulldogs (with the crowd)
2017: Had a team
2018: West Coast (definitely anyone but Collingwood)
2019: Had a team
 

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2000: Melbourne
2001: Brisbane
2002: Collingwood
2003: Brisbane
2004: Either - Wanted Port to win their first but would of been happy to see lions win 4 straight.
2005: West Coast
2006: West Coast
2007: Port Adelaide
2008: Geelong
2009: Geelong
2010: St Kilda
2011: Geelong
2012: Sydney
2013: Fremantle
2014: Sydney
2015: Hawthorn - Wanted to see the 3 peat.
2016: Footscray (Probably like 95% of footy fans)
2017: -
2018: West Coast
2019: -
2020: If Richmond don't make it then Port Adelaide.
 

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2000 Essendon (I hate Essendon with a goddamn passion, but I admired them in the 2000 season)
2001 Brisbane (Redeeming Fitzroy horrid days and Brisbane were unbelievably good after the if it bleeds you can kill it match)
2002 Collingwood duh
2003 Collingwood duh
2004 Port Adelaide (as much as I hated Port, I wanted them to get their first grand final win unlike Fremantle)
2005 West Coast (Played a better style of footy and were enjoyable)
2006 Neutral
2007 Neutral (I love a good thrashing from Geelong though)
2008 Hawthorn (narrowly because I wanted to see Stewie Dew kick some goals which he did)
2009 St Kilda (this was the year the Saints should've won, but the toe-poke of doom cost them and I have heaps of family members supporting the saints and I knew a couple saints players)
2010 Collingwood Duh
2011 Collingwood duh
2012 Neutral
2013 Fremantle (According to that Facebook page called Freo Doker, Fremantle won that flag)
2014 Sydney (Just didn't like the arrogance of the hawk's supporters)
2015 Neutral (didn't like how the eagles got into the grand final due to the umpires and Hawthorn threatening our four-peat)
2016 Western Bulldogs (Ultimate underdogs, Best PF of all time as a neutral, Bulldogs having injuries and Bob Murphy)
2017 Adelaide (wanted seedsman to get his first GF victory and I hate Richmond with a passion)
2018 Collingwood duh
2019 Neutral (Just don't like both teams)
2020 Brisbane (If its with any match up, otherwise Port Adelaide or Neutral)
 

_Mike_

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2001 - Lions
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2003 - Pies
2004 - Port
2005 - Swans
2006 - Swans
2007 - Cats
2008 - Cats
2009 - Cats
2010 - Pies
2011 - Cats
2012 - Hawks
2013 - Hawks
2014 - Swans
2015 - Hawks
2017 - Tigers
2018 - Eagles
2019 - Tigers
 

The 747

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Depends on who is playing who and the style of football they play. Usually if the Cats are not playing the underdog.

Only exception is if Collingwood are playing in which case I support the other team without exception. Would even happily support Hawthorn against Collingwood.
 

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1997 - St Kilda
1998 - Kangaroos
1999 - Carlton
2000 - Melbourne
2001 - Brisbane
2002 - Brisbane
2003 - Brisbane
2004 - Brisbane
2005 - Sydney
2006 - Sydney
2007 - Geelong
2008 - Geelong
2009 - St Kilda
2010 - St Kilda
2011 - Collingwood
2012 - Sydney
2013 - Not neutral
2014 - Sydney
2015 - Hawthorn
2016 - Western Bulldogs
2017 - Richmond
2018 - Collingwood
2019 - GWS
 

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1997 - Saints
2000 - Neither
2001 - Brisbane Lions
2002 - Brisbane Lions
2003 - Brisbane Lions
2004 - Brisbane Lions
2005 - Either
2006 - Either
2007 - Geelong
2008 - Geelong
2009 - Saints
2010 - Saints
2011 - Geelong
2012 - Swans
2013 - Dockers
2014 - Swans
2015 - WC Eagles
2016 - Swans
2017 - Neither
2018 - WC Eagles
2019 - GWS Giants
2020 - Geelong or Brisbane Lions
 
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