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

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00Stinger

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Liverpool & San Francisco 49ers
01- Brisbane
02 - Brisbane
03 - Brisbane
04 - Brisbane
05 - West Coast
06 - West Coast
07 - Geelong
08 - Geelong
09 - Geelong
10 - St Kilda
11 - Geelong
12 - Sydney
13 - Fremantle
14 - Hawthorn
15 - Hawthorn
16 - Sydney
17 - Adelaide
18 -West Coast
19 - GWS maybe, genuinely didn't give a fu** last year


2020 in order - Port Adelaide, Brisbane, Geelong, Richmond
 

Catsnlakers

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Would even happily support Hawthorn against Collingwood.
Really?.....I’m the polar opposite to that in that I don’t have much of a dislike at all for the Pies, whereas the Hawks are & always will be public enemy number#1.....On the topic, I simply barrack for the underdog every year ( unless that’s Hawthorn).
 

The 747

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Really?.....I’m the polar opposite to that in that I don’t have much of a dislike at all for the Pies, whereas the Hawks are & always will be public enemy number#1.....On the topic, I simply barrack for the underdog every year ( unless that’s Hawthorn).
I would be happy if Collingwood never won another game of football for the rest of my life. But we all have different opinions :)
 

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PCORF

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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.
Was nice seeing Tippett play in those losing GF's. Got exactly what he deserved. For me, no big deal if Dangerfield or Cameron win premierships.
 

Cyclonus

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I started watching in 2007.
2007 - Cats
2008 - Hawks
2009 - Cats
2010 - Saints
2011 - Cats
2012 - Swans
2013 - Freo
2014 - Swans
2015 - West Coast
2016 - Footscray
2017 - Adelaide hahaha 😭
2018 - Collingwood
2019 - The first time I was neutral
2020 - Brisbane, Port, Richmond........ Never Geelong
 

PiesUserName

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I'll start from 1994

1994 - West Coast vs Geelong
1995 - Cartlon vs Geelong
1996 - North Melbourne vs Sydney
1997 - Adelaide vs St Kilda
1998 - Adelaide vs North Melbourne
1999 - North Melbourne vs Carlton
2000 - Essendon vs Melbourne
2001 - Brisbane vs Essendon
2002 - Brisbane vs Collingwood (was not a neutral)
2003 - Brisbane vs Collingwood (was not a neutral)
2004 - Port Adelaide vs Brisbane
2005 - Sydney vs West Coast
2006 - West Coast vs Sydney
2007 - Geelong vs Port Adelaide
2008 - Hawthorn vs Geelong
2009 - Geelong vs St Kilda
2010 - Collingwood vs St Kilda (was not a neutral)
2011 - Geelong vs Collingwood (was not a neutral)
2012 - Sydney vs Hawthorn
2013 - Hawthorn vs Fremantle
2014 - Hawthorn vs Sydney
2015 - Hawthorn vs West Coast
2016 - Western Bulldogs vs Sydney
2017 - Richmond vs Adelaide (this one pains me to say, but up until here, I always had a soft spot for Richmond as my uncle who I was close with supported them. I wanted to see them break a draught. After seeing how their fans are after this, I wish it never had happened)
2018 - West Coast vs Collingwood (was not a neutral)
2019 - Richmond vs GWS
 

conrad_437

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Usually dependent on who my mates support and which ones are more tolerable with a premiership.

2007 - Geelong
2008 - Hawthorn
2009 - Geelong
2010 - St Kilda, but it was the best of two evils
2011 - Geelong
2012 - Hawthorn, had a family friend with a terminal illness who was a Hawks supporter
2013 - Freo
2014 - Hawthorn, but the more because I didn't want Sydney to win
2015 - West Coast
2016 -
2017 - Richmond, but retrospectively HOLY sh*t would I have preferred an Adelaide win
2018 - Collingwood initially, but after they went 5 goals up I remembered I had too many insufferable Collingwood mates
2019 - GWS even though I hate their guts. Couldn't deal with the Tiger Army all over again
 

Stan_Darsh72

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Other Teams
Man Utd, NE Pats
2000 - NA
2001 - Brisbane
2002 - Brisbane
2003 - Brisbane
2004 - Brisbane
2005 - Eagles
2006 - Eagles
2007 - NA
2008 - NA
2009 - St Kilda
2010 - St Kilda
2011 - NA
2012 - Hawks
2013 - Hawks
2014 - NA
2015 - Na
2016 - Dogs
2017 - NA
2018 - NA
2019 - Giants for the big big sound meme

Every NA was just when i was not fussed at all about the winner but just wanted a good game
 

Tarkyn_24

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96 - Sydney
97 - St Kilda
98 - North Melbourne
99 - Carlton
00 - Melbourne
01 - Essendon
04 - Brisbane
05 - Sydney
06 - Sydney
07 - Geelong
08 - Hawthorn
09 - Geelong
12 - Sydney
13 - Fremantle
14 - Sydney
15 - Hawthorn
16 - Sydney
17 - Richmond
19 - Richmond
20 - Brisbane
 

big_e

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Wycombe Wanderers
The only one I've cared about this century was 2018 because it was on my gravely-ill Eagles fan neighbour's 97th birthday and I wanted them to win so his family could enjoy it with him.

Other than that, I've probably only watched seven or eight of the GFs since North Melbourne last played in one. And can't see myself watching much of it this year.
 

Mr B

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Subiaco FC, Perth Scorchers
2019 GWS
2018 West Coast
2017 Adelaide
2016 Sydney
2015 West Coast
2014 Sydney
2013 Hawthorn
2012 Sydney
2011 Geelong
2010 St Kilda
2009 St Kilda
2008 Geelong
2007 Port Adelaide
2006 West Coast
2005 West Coast
2004 Port Adelaide
2003 Brisbane
2002 Brisbane
2001 Brisbane
2000 Melbourne
1999 North
1998 Adelaide
1997 St Kilda
1996 Sydney
1995 Geelong
1994 West Coast
1993 Carlton
1992 West Coast
1991 West Coast
1990 Essendon
 

RingoGaSuki

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Adelaide
2000 - Dees
2001 - Lions
2002 - Lions
2003 - Lions
2004 - Power
2005 - Eagles
2006 - Eagles
2007 - Power
2008 - Cats
2009 - Saints
2010 - Pies
2011 - Pies
2012 - Swans
2013 - Dockers
2014 - Swans
2015 - Eagles
2016 - Doggies
2017 - Not neutral for the first time in my memory.
2018 - Eagles
2019 - Neither tbh (I wanted the Tigers to be pantsed after 2017, but also wanted Toby Greene to lose. Probably GWS if you put a gun to my head)
 

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Leon

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Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Harry's Heroes
1986 - Hawthorn

1987 - Hawthorn

1988 - Melbourne

1989 - Geelong

1990 - Collingwood

1991 - West Coast

1992 - West Coast

1993 - Neither

1994 - West Coast

1995 - Geelong

1996 - Sydney

1997 - St Kilda

1998 - Adelaide Crows

1999 - Carlton

2000 - Melbourne

2001 - Brisbane

2002 - Brisbane

2003 - Brisbane

2004 - Brisbane

2005 - West Coast

2006 - West Coast

2007 - Port Adelaide

2008 - Hawthorn

2009 - Geelong

2010 - St Kilda

2011 - Geelong

2012 - Hawthorn

2013 - Hawthorn

2014 - Hawthorn

2015 - Hawthorn

2016 - Obviously Bulldogs

2017 - Richmond

2018 - West Coast

2019 - Richmond
 

TubbsFarquhar

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Adelaide
Other Teams
Chelsea, Sturt
2000 - Melbourne
2001 - Brisbane
2002 - Brisbane
2003 - Brisbane
2004 - Port (wasn't invested in the rivalry at the time)
2005 - Sydney
2006 - Sydney
2007 - Geelong
2008 - Geelong
2009 - St Kilda
2010 - St Kilda
2011 - Geelong
2012 - Sydney
2013 - Fremantle
2014 - Hawthorn
2015 - West Coast
2016 - Sydney
2017 - NA
2018 - West Coast
2019 - GWS

2020 is Brisbane, Richmond, Geelong, Port in that order.
 

Roobs321

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West Coast
Other Teams
Arsenal Kilmarnock
1995 - Meh, Blues I gueeess...
1996 - Swans
1997 - Crows
1998 - Crows
1999 - Meeeeeeeeh, Blues I guess but they don't deserve it oh kill me now
2000 - Dees
2001 - Lions
2002 - Fine either way, first canon GF for millennial neutrals who previously couldn't envision a close GF
2003 - Fine either way
2004 - Lions
2005-06 - First Eagles GFs with Bloods parents, so as canon as GFs get for me
2007 - Meeeeeeeh! My two least favourite clubs going into 2007, why oh why!
2008 - Hawks (attended)
2009 - Saints
2010 - Fine either way, sided with Saints in second half
2011 - meh
2012 - Swans
2013 - Freo
2014 - Swans
2015 - obvious
2016 - Swans
2017 - Crows
2018 - obvious
2019 - Giants
2020 - Lions (if they get there)

2009-2019 was a fairly rough trot but '12 and '18 made up for it, classic thriller wins from clubs I love. From 2013 on the contests have mostly been letdowns, as were 1995-2001 for the most part.
 

PonsfordMagpie

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Collingwood
Other Teams
Chelsea
2000 = Melbourne
2001 = Brisbane
2002
2003
2004 = Port Adelaide
2005 = Sydney
2006 = Sydney
2007 = Geelong
2008 = Geelong
2009 = Geelong
2010
2011
2012 = Sydney
2013 = Fremantle
2014 = Hawthorn
2015 = West Coast
2016 = Western Bulldogs
2017 = Adelaide
2018
2019 = GWS
 

Demonic Ascent

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Feb 21, 2006
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AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Eltham Turtles, NY Jets, Celtics
1989 - Geelong
1990 - Essendon
1991 - Hawks
1992 - Geelong
1993 - Carlton
1994 - Geelong
1995 - Geelong
1996 - North
1997 - Saints
1998 - North
1999 - Did not watch - was working that day and never bothered watching as it was a notoriously boring game
2000
2001 - Lions
2002 - Lions
2003 - Lions
2004 - Lions
2005 - Swans
2006 - Swans
2007 - Geelong - won a couple of hundred on Cats/Stevie J
2008 - Geelong
2009 - Geelong
2010 - Saints
2011 - Geelong - won a couple of hundred on Cats/Jimmy Bartel
2012 - Swans
2013 - Freo
2014 - Hawks
2015 - Eagles
2016 - Dogs
2017 - Richmond
2018 - Eagles
2019 - GWS

Too many neutral Grand Finals 😭

And not a great track record especially the 90s!
 
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kid_a

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West Coast
Other Teams
Glory, Hammarby, Ajax, Highlanders
2000- melbourne
2001- brisbane
2002- brisbane
2003- brisbane
2004- port adel
2007- geelong
2008- hawthorn(at the time but in hindsight wouldve picked geelong)
2009- geelong
2010- st.kilda
2011- geelong
2012- sydney
2013- hawthorn(at the time but in hindsight wouldve picked freo)
2014- hawthorn
2016- bulldogs
2017- adelaide
2019- gws
 

terrybull

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1975 - North (their first)
1976 - can’t remember
1977 - North
1978 - can’t remember
1979 - probably Carlton
1980 - not neutral
1981 - probably Carlton
1982 - not neutral
1983 - Essendon (sick of same 4 winning Premierships since 1967)
1984 - Essendon
1985 - Essendon
1986 - Hawthorn (was at their GF breakfast then traveled with their supporters. Only Grand Final I attended).
1987 - didn’t care
1988 - Melbourne
1989 - Geelong
1990 - Collingwood
1991 - West Coast
1992 - Geelong
1993 - Essendon
1994 - Geelong
1995 - Geelong
1996 - Sydney
1997 - St.Kilda
1998 - Adelaide
1999 - Carlton
2000 - Melbourne
2001 - Brisbane
2002 - Brisbane
2003 - Brisbane
2004 - Brisbane
2005 - Sydney
2006 - Sydney
2007 - Geelong
2008 - Geelong
2009 - St.Kilda
2010 - strange one, first St.Kilda but then thought of Lou Richards and wanted him to see Collingwood win another before his time was up. RIP
2011- Geelong
2012 - Sydney
2013 - Fremantle
2014 - Sydney
2015 - Hawthorn (I gave up hating them)
2016 - Footscray
2017 - not neutral
2018 - West Coast
2019-2020 - not neutral
 

stax on the mull

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Matildas
1996 Sydney (fan of Lockett - wanted to see him win one)
1997 Adelaide (because they did it the hard way losing a final and came from a long way back during the season - and probably for Blight - after losing 3 at Geelong - and I could just blank out those idiotic interruptions during the broadcast from partisan boundary rider "Knuckles" Kerley )
1998 Adelaide (North seemed too confident that year - and by comparison Adelaide seemed humble (I imagine that wasn't the case in SA) I had enjoyed Adelaide's previous GF win and their stars: Jarman/McLeod)
1999 - (expected a flogging- futile to pick Carlton)
2000 Melbourne (underdogs)
2001 Essendon (because I watched it with my Mum who was supporting Ess)
2002 Brisbane (i kind of like Bucks now, but back then I liked irony that he would lose a GF to the club that he had left after 1 season because he wanted to play for a big successful Melbourne based club)
2003 Brisbane (same as previous year - crush Collingwood and ruin Buckley's dream and kill off the farce that was the previous year's Norm Smith)
2004 Port Adelaide (talked up my Port tip to a few workmates during the lead up and wanted to be Monday's expert)
2005 Sydney (vs Eagles - most despised rivals)
2006 Sydney (vs Eagles - I fart in your general direction)
2007 - (both teams came from outside the 8 prev year - no preference)
2008 Hawthorn (had some young exciting players from WA - Franklin, Williams, Bateman )
2009 Geelong (too much of an outpouring of mushy sentimentality for St Kilda to break their drought really turned me off)
2010 Collingwood & Collingwood (a St Kilda supporting neighbor was giving me the irits that year, so any grief that came his way gave me succor)
2011 Geelong (too much sentiment for Mick's supposed coaching farewell - Geelong earned my admiration by winning a lot of close ones that year)
2012 Sydney (Goodes, Bolton - great fellas - easy to barrack for)
2013 Fremantle
2014 Sydney (just a good consistent team that I seemed to dislike a lot less than the others)
2015 Hawthorn (vs Eagles, you tossers)
2016 Sydney (again, though there's no such thing 2nd team to barrack for - it was to be the last year I had this weak sentiment for the Swans)
2017 - (really didn't want to go for either team - against general expectations I had picked Richmond to play finals that year, but by the time they started winning them, I knew it had gone too far, but couldn't bring myself to go for Adelaide either - with one of our own annoying supporters on our Freo BF pages giving constant detailed comparisons of how Adelaide's drafting and trading had been far superior to Fremantles over the decade - where are you now, you clown!)
2018 Collingwood (Eagles suck)
2019 GWS (general like for GWS players to have GF success and when they're on song its great to watch their brand, also because of they way they toughed it out through the prelim to get there)
2020 Geelong
 
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Schauermann

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1995 - Geelong (living close to Geelong, Ablett had the best haircut and liked going for an underdog, even when a lot of people around me firmly believed in Geelong)

...

2005 - pretty neutral (didn't mind the Eagles that much after just starting to follow the game again)
2006 - as above, probably even Eagles since Sydney beat us the week before
2007 - Geelong
2008 - Geelong
2009 - Geelong
2010 - Collingwood (have a soft spot for them and like the idea to go for the team everybody hates)
2011 - Collingwood (actually Geelong got a bit too successful and we started having a history with them)
2012 - Sydney (never much into Hawks)
2013 - -
2014 - Sydney (even more after 2013, evne when I liked Sydney less then in 2012 somehow)
2015 - Hawthorn (not so neutral on Eagles anymore)
2016 - Bulldogs (my favourite neutral Premiership somehow and it gave Pav a win against the premiers in his final game)
2017 - Adelaide (but not by much, probably pretty neutral overall, only didn't like the idea of another team ending their drought since 1995)
2018 - Collingwood (as from above + Mayne)
2019 - GWS (Deboer)


Actually pretty funny/interesting to think about this. Some very strange decisions evne when tehy are ma de by myself.

PS Actually only lived in Australia in 1995. And started following the game again in 2005.
 

ioppolo

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West Coast
Other Teams
Chelsea, OKC Thunder, Scorchers
2002 - Brisbane
2003 - Brisbane
2004 - Port
2005/06...
2007 - Geelong
2008 - Hawthorn
2009 - Saints
2010 - Saints
2011 - Collingwood
2012 - Sydney
2013 - Fremantle
2014 - Sydney
2015...
2016 - Bulldogs... then Sydney, when the umpiring started to give me the shits.
2017 - Adelaide
2018...
2019 - GWS
2020 - Whoever wins Brisbane v Geelong
 

Asapartyhat

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I don't much have strong preferances either way when the Eagles are not involved .I like to dislike every other team and enjoy the losers pain.But some teams I dislike more than others.

2019- - GWS
2017- - Adelaide
2016- - Sydney
2014 --Sydney
2013-- Hawthorn
2012 - - Sydney
2011 -- Collingwood
2010 - - Saint Kilda
2009 -- Saint Kilda
2008-- Hawkies
2007- - Geelong
2004 -- neither barracking for a huge brawl and an abandoned game I think.
2003 -- Collingwood
2002 --Collingwood
2001 - - Brisbane
2000- - Melbourne
1999 -- North
1998- - Adelaide
1997 - - Saints
1996 -- Sydney
1995 -- Carrrlton !
1993 --Carlton
1990--time for guru josh - Collingwood
 
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Nugett

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1983 - 1989 -
1990 - Essendon (grandfather who passed away earlier in the year was a mad 1 eyed Essendon supporter, also sister was an Essendon supporter fml)
1991 -
1992 West Coast
1993 - Essendon (Hated the blues at the time, which was stronger than sibling rivalry!)
1994 - West Coast ( felt like the underdogs)
1995 - Geelong (Still hated Carlton) The commentary from Roy and HG was excellent as well, as they kept praising the chubby one from Geelong, as he seemed like the only Cats player that showed up.
1996 - Sydney (someone from my childhood had passed away who was a 1 eyed South Melbourne supporter)
1997 - just didn’t want to be home with a St.Kilda supporting father and an Adelaide crows supporting mother. Just wanted the pain and misery to end.
1998 - Adelaide (Was sick and tired of the commentators mentioning Wayne Carey every 3 seconds)
1999 - North Melbourne ( Carlton hatred still strong)
2000 - Essendon (Knew they were too good for Melbourne)
2001 - Brisbane (Hatred of Essendon started to begin after the blatant cheating from the umpires in the PF
2002 - Brisbane (Footy Show had put me off, so couldn’t stand Eddie
2003 - Brisbane (As above)
2004 - Brisbane (Port just irked me)
2005 - Sydney (Long drought, dislike of west coast)
2006 - Sydney still disliked West Coast
2007 - Geelong (long drought, although the thought of them chocking in another grand final did appeal to my sense of humour)
2008 -
2009 - St.Kilda (The Start of the Kennett curse)
2010 - Collingwood (every time I rang him, it was always about St.Kilda, during the summer months, I didn’t want to hear about St.Kilda, so knew that if they lost, he would then start talking about the cricket)
2011 - Collingwood The middle of the Kennett curse)
2012 - 2015 -
2016 - The Bulldogs (fairytale ending and that other crap)
2017 - Adelaide (The Richmond arrogance and ignorance had only just begun)
2018 - West Coast (Nothing better than seeing Collingwood lose and the camera pans for Eddies reaction
2019 - pretty neutral if any team probably GWS due to the Richmond factor.
2020 - Brisbane. Port stuffed up last night by not getting rid of Richmond. So Brisbane for most neutral supporters your our only hope to end the misery of Geelong and Richmond. Just saying no pressure
 

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