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

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hawkman

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 7, 2007
18,953
21,843
Melbourne
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Tottenham Hotspur
2000 - Melbourne (more because not Essendon)
2001 - Brisbane (more because not Essendon)
2002 - Brisbane (more because not Collingwood)
2003 - Brisbane (more because not Collingwood)
2004 - Brisbane
2005 - Sydney
2006 - Sydney
2007 - Geelong
2008 -
2009 - St Kilda (more because not Geelong)
2010 - St Kilda (more because not Collingwood)
2011 - Neither - at least it was a decent game for 3 quarters
2012 -
2013 -
2014 -
2015 -
2016 - Bulldogs
2017 - Adelaide
2018 - West Coast (more because not Collingwood)
2019 - GWS
 

Fourthawn

Senior List
May 2, 2016
210
474
AFL Club
Hawthorn
2019 - Giants
2018 - Did not care either way
2017 - Richmond
2016 - Bulldogs
2015 -
2014 -
2013 -
2012 -
2011 - Collingwood
2010 - St Kilda
2009 - St Kilda
2008 -
2007 - Geelong
2006 - West Coast
2005 - Sydney
2004 - Port
2003 - Brisbane
2002 - Brisbane
2001 - Brisbane
2000 - Melbourne
1999 - Kangas
1998 - Kangas
1997 - St Kilda
1996 - Kangas
1995 - Geelong
1994 - Geelong
1993 - Carlton
1992 - Geelong
1991 -
1990 - Collingwood
1989 -
1988 -
1987 -
1986 -
1985 -
1984 -
1983 -
1982 - Too young to remember

(Thankful to have so many years here where I didn't need to state who I was supporting ...)
 

fpm84

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 7, 2005
11,406
26,506
Melbourne
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
Dallas Mavs, West Ham
2000 - Melbourne
2001 - Brisbane
2002 - Brisbane
2003 - Brisbane
2004 - Brisbane
2005 - Sydney
2006 - Sydney
2007 -
2008 -
2009 -
2010 - Collingwood
2011 -
2012 - Sydney
2013 - Fremantle
2014 - Sydney
2015 - West Coast
2016 - Western Bulldogs
2017 - Richmond
2018 - Collingwood
2019 - GWS
 

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Shitkicker

Rookie
Sep 23, 2017
37
64
AFL Club
Geelong
89 (Geelong)
90 Pies: to break the drought
91 Eagles: best team in it that year and hawks had had plenty of success
92 (Geelong)
93 Bombers: young exciting team plus loved watching Michael Long
94 (Geelong)
95 (Geelong)
96 Swans: underdog
97 Saints: didn’t like crows at the time and saints drought
98 Crows: underdogs and didn’t like Carey
99 Blues: just rank underdogs
00 Dees: just rank underdogs
01 Lions: don’t like bombers plus Fitzroy connection
02 Lions: don’t like pies
03 lions: don’t like pies
04 Power: lions had their turn
05 Swans: just had a soft spot for them
06 Eagles: great rivalry deserved a square up from previous year
07 (Geelong)
08 (Geelong)
09 (Geelong)
10 Saints: they deserved a premiership during this period
11 (Geelong)
12 Swans: just have a soft spot for them
13 Fremantle: underdogs but wasn’t too fussed
14 Hawks: wanted them to show buddy that teams, not individuals win premierships and he shouldn’t have left
15 Eagles: to stop the 3 peat
16 Bulldogs: fairytale run
17 Crows: can’t stand Richmond supporters. Might be just the ones I know but even pre-success always had an excuse for losses etc
18 Eagles: have a soft spot for them
19 GWS: as 2017 but had zero interest. Tigers v Pies would have been epic
 

Plugger35

The umpires are always right!
Sep 27, 2008
99,958
113,748
AFL Club
St Kilda
Other Teams
Chelsea, Black Caps, Subiaco
From 2000 onwards

2000 - Melbourne
2001 - Brisbane
2002 - Brisbane
2003 - Brisbane
2004 - Brisbane
2005 - Sydney
2006 - Sydney
2007 - Port
2008 - Hawthorn
2009 - St Kilda
2010 - St Kilda
2011 - Geelong
2012 - Sydney
2013 - Hawthorn
2014 - Sydney
2015 - Hawthorn
2016 - Sydney
2017 - Adelaide
2018 - Neither
2019 - GWS
 

And_ROOS

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 11, 2005
8,877
8,020
On the Road to A.G
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
Geelong
I tend to go for the underdogs for the upset story.

2000 - Melbourne
2001 - Brisbane
2002 - Collingwood
2003 - Brisbane
2004 - Port
2005 - Sydney
2006 - WCE
2010 - St Kilda
2012 - Sydney
2013 - Fremantle
2014 - Sydney
2015 - West Coast
2016 - Bulldogs
2017 - Tigers
2018 - West Coast
2019 - GWS
 

Marmozet

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 10, 2014
13,312
32,241
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
2008: Hawthorn. Because Geelong smashed us the year before
2009: St Kilda. Same reason as 2008.
2010: Collingwood. Best team that year and deserved it.
2011: Geelong. Didn't want Collingwood to go back to back.
2012: This is quite possibly the only Grand Final that I was 100% neutral and I did not care who won.
2013: Hawthorn. Best team that year and deserved it.
2014: Sydney. Didn't want Hawthorn going back to back
2015: West Coast. Didn't want Hawthorn winning 3 in a row
2016: Sydney. Could not warm to the Dogs because that whole fairytale was sickening.
2017: Richmond. No explanation required.
2018: West Coast. Best team that year, they were the ones travelling to the other side of the country and back every second week and had to win it at the MCG.
2019: Richmond. I never gave GWS much chance and I was disappointed it wasn't a Richmond vs Collingwood GF. Plus that was the greatest chance there was of 119 being beaten.
 

PAFC_1870

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 21, 2009
14,469
10,624
Adelaide
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
Other Teams
Ferrari, Chicago Bulls
For the granny I almost always barrack for the underdog or whoever has the longer premiership drought
That's a good way of doing it, especially when I have no real care for the teams involved.

Though I also hope the best team wins too.... so 2016 goes against it a little.
 

Spook

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 19, 2003
7,268
3,935
Top of the pile looking down
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Claremont
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.
Bitter much
 

SSSSSS

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 18, 2011
12,179
19,026
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Six decades of domination
From 2000 onward

Dees
Brisbane x 3
Port
Sydney
Eagles
Port
Not Neutral
Saints
Collingwood x 2
Not Neutral x 4
Dogs
Richmond
Collingwood
GWS
 

ep2018

Bigfooty Pessimist
Sep 16, 2006
28,604
25,268
AFL Club
West Coast
I only started really getting into AFL in 2004.

2004: Port Adelaide (for whatever reason I didn't want to see Brisbane win 4 in a row)
2005: West Coast (duh)
2006: West Coast (duh)
2007: Geelong (I was still a bit pissy that Port beat us earlier that finals series)
2008: Hawthorn (masochist me wanted the team who had only lost one game that year to lose the biggest game of the year. and the god damn sandwich)
2009: Geelong (a Saints supporting mate from school was giving everyone sh*t all season, I love him to bits but it was satisfying seeing them lose)
2010: Collingwood (replace mate with manager and you have the same reason as above)
2011: Geelong (didn't really care who won but thought it'd be nice that the premiers were the ones who knocked us out the week before)
2012: Hawthorn (I dont particularly like Sydney, a dislike that started with the rivalry in the mid 2000s and has continued since)
2013: Hawthorn (I wanted Freo at the start of the week due to most of my family supporting them but come bounce down I wanted Hawks to win)
2014: Hawthorn (again, don't particularly like Sydney)
2015: West Coast (duh)
2016: Sydney (despite my dislike for them I was still a bit pissy that the dogs minced us in the first week and was annoyed with the hype they were getting)
2017: Adelaide (I wanted them to win the flag from the start of finals and was pretty flat when they lost)
2018: West Coast (duh)
2019: GWS (I got sucked into the memes lol)
 

CarnTheScray

The Dogfather
Jun 4, 2019
2,075
2,291
Bevo Bunker
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
2000 - Melbourne
2001 - Brisbane
2002 - Brisbane
2003 - Collingwood
2004 - Port
2005 - Sydney
2006 - Sydney
2007 - Port
2008 - Hawthorn
2009 - Geelong
2010 - Collingwood
2011 - Collingwood
2012 - Sydney
2013 - Fremantle
2014 - Sydney
2015 - West Coast
2016 ----------------
2017 - Richmond
2018 - West Coast
2019 - Richmond
 

Goggin Our Best

Norm Smith Medallist
May 23, 2011
5,029
7,129
sydney
AFL Club
Geelong
84 Ess ( after watching the 2nd semi i wanted the Dons to win - 2 of the most talented teams ever played off that year)
90 Coll - re drought breaker
91 Eagles - to get 1st flag
93 Ess
96 Swans - re drought
97 StK - drought
98 Nth Melb - didnt like how the Crows qualified
99 Nth Melb - didnt like how Carlton qualified
2000 Ess - champion side deserved a flag
2001 - Lions re drought
2002 Coll - rank underdog - great effort
2003 Coll
2004 Port - to get 1st flag
2005 Swans - re drought
2006 Eagles - to balance the ledger 1 each
2010 50/50
2012 Swans
2013 Freo - to get 1st flag
2014 Hawks
2015 Hawks - to get 3 peat - top effort
2016 W/Bulldogs - drought breaker - and the way they won it - 4 finals etc
2017 50/50
2018 50/50
2019 Rich - deserved a 2nd flag for 3 top years
 

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Fabab

Premium Platinum
May 2, 2018
2,079
1,673
AFL Club
Carlton
1996 swans
1997 crows
1998 crows
2000 demons
2001 lions
2002 lions
2003 lions
2004 lions
2005 swans
2006 swans
2007 cats
2008 cats
2009 cats
2010 saints
2011 cats
2012 swans
2013 freo
2014 swans
2015 hawks
2016 swans
2017 crows
2018 didnt watch didnt want either team to win
2019 tigers
 

JayJ20

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 28, 2016
13,248
18,468
AFL Club
Essendon
2003 - I was new to AFL so I didn't really care. Wasn't too invested.
2004 - Port
2005 - Sydney
2006 - West Coast
2007 - Didn't care. Didn't watch it.
2008 - Hawthorn - Makes me barf that I actually did this. I wanted to see the upset happen so that Geelong don't equal Essendon's 2000 record. Will never barrack for Hawthorn again unless they play Carlton.
2009 - St Kilda
2010 - St Kilda
2011 - Geelong
2012 - Sydney
2013 - Fremantle
2014 - Sydney, but I didn't watch it.
2015 - West Coast
2016 - Western Bulldogs
2017 - Richmond
2018 - West Coast
2019 - I didn't watch it, but Richmond. Didn't mind if GWS won though.

Interesting how I didn't watch any of the obliterations. 2007, 2014 and 2019.
 
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MisterMarcus

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 20, 2009
8,116
9,686
Pascoe Vale
AFL Club
Geelong
1996: Sydney (underdogs)
1997: St Kilda (drought-breaker)
1998: Adelaide (underdogs)
1999: North (don't like Carlton)
2000: Melbourne (underdogs)
2001: Brisbane (underdogs)
2002: Brisbane (don't like Collingwood)
2003: Brisbane (don't like Collingwood)
2004: Port (share it around, Lions!)
2005: Didn't care much
2006: Didn't care much
2010: St Kilda (drought, don't like Collingwood)
2012: Sydney (didn't really mind)
2013: Fremantle (underdogs)
2014: Didn't care much
2015: Didn't care much
2016: Doggies (underdogs)
2017: Richmond (underdogs)
2018: West Coast (don't like Collingwood)
2019: GWS (underdogs)
 

BronCrow

All Australian
Sep 20, 2019
679
417
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Liverpool FC
91 Eagles
92 Eagles
93 Blues
94 Eagles
95 Not Bothered
96 Swans
97
98
99 Not Bothered
00 Demons
01 Lions
02 Lions
03 Lions
04 Lions
05 Swans
06 Swans
07 Cats
08 Hawks
09 Cats
10 Saints
11 Cats
12 Swans
13 Dockers
14 Swans
15 Eagles
16 Swans
17
18 Eagles
19 Giants
 

dean33

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 10, 2007
9,494
13,044
melb
AFL Club
Richmond
2019 - 🏆
2018 - West Coast
2017 - 🏆
2016 - Bulldogs
2015 - Hawthorn
2014 - Hawthorn
2013 - Hawthorn
2012 - Hawthorn
2011 - Geelong
2010 - St Kilda
2009 - St.kilda
2008 - Hawthorn
2007 - Geelong
2006 - West Coast
2005 - West Coast
2004 - Brisbane
2003 - Brisbane
2002 - Brisbane
2001 - Brisbane
2000 - Essendon
1999 - North Melbourne
1998 - North Melbourne
1997 - St Kilda
1996 - North Melbourne
1995 - Geelong
1994 - Geelong
1993 - Essendon
1992 - Geelong
1991 - Hawthorn
1990 - Essendon
1989 - Geelong
1988 - Melbourne
1987 - Hawthorn
1986 - Hawthorn
1985 - Essendon
1984 - Essendon
 

Cotchins Hair Piece

Bouffant Flat Top
Mar 6, 2019
2,206
5,605
AFL Club
Melbourne
I normally just hope for a good game and don’t generally go for a team. 2016 I wanted the Bulldogs to win until I observed the armchair ride they received from the umps.
 

hilly

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 27, 2000
11,380
15,719
Frank Grey Smith Bar
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Triple M commentary team
Cripes some of you are young.

1989/1990 - only remember the game being on
1991 - WCE
1992 - WCE
1993 - neither
1994 - WCE
1995 - Geelong
1996 -
1997 - Adelaide
1998 -
1999 -
2000 - Melbourne
2001 - Brisbane
2002 - Brisbane
2003 - Brisbane
2004 - Brisbane (not as much as the previous three seasons)
2005 - Sydney
2006 - Sydney but close to neutral
2007 - neither
2008 - neither
2009 - Geelong
2010 - St Kilda
2011 - Geelong
2012 - Sydney
2013 - Fremantle
2014 - Sydney
2015 - West Coast (I don't really dislike Hawthorn that much)
2016 - Sydney
2017 - Adelaide
2018 - West Coast
2019 - GWS
 

Jukesy85

Team Captain
Aug 9, 2016
572
831
Perth
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
SF 49ers and Giants, U of Wisconsin
I have a lot of experience with supporting neutral teams in grand finals that's for sure...

2004 - Port, to break the streak
2005 - Sydney, because you can't live in Perth, support a non-WA side and have anything more then a strong dislike of West Coast
2006 - Sydney, same as above
2007 - Geelong, to break the drought
2008 - Geelong, because bugger Hawthorn
2009 - Saints, also to break the drought
2010 - Saints, as above
2011 - Geelong, because bugger Collingwood
2012 - Sydney, as per 2008
2013 - Freo, as per 2008 and to break the drought
2014 - Sydney, as per 2008/12
2015 - Neither
2016 - Started Bulldogs for the drought, became Sydney quickly due to sh*t umpiring. Still good to see the dogs get up of course, but #freekickbulldogs
2017 - Adelaide, because my then-gf's old man was a Richmond supporter and a dickhead
2018 - Neither
2019 - GWS, same as 2017 and BIG BIG SOUND
2020 - Geelong out of the teams left
 

t_94

Premiership Player
May 6, 2014
3,016
5,145
AFL Club
St Kilda
I just enjoy the game without going for a team because I don’t need to make everything about myself.
 

Laphroaig

I Hate You
Jul 22, 2013
15,578
22,477
AFL Club
Carlton
Forever, anyone playing Collingwood.

Now add: anyone playing Richmond.

If one day we end up with a Collingwood Richmond GF I will be barracking for a small thermo nuclear device to detonate at the opening bounce.
 

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