Huh? Sydney are annoying, but my ire is reserved for Victorians in general and Collingwood in particular. I don't imagine many Lions fans would consider Sydney more of a rival than the black and white scum.If we're going to slam any team in the media, whether you're Brisbane or Gold Coast, it should be squarely focused on GWS or Sydney. Those are our state's REAL rivals.
I agree, I hate the term plastic as well. And if you look at the history of new teams coming into the AFL,they were mostly created from nothing.The thing that annoys me is that the standard fallback position is that Gold Coast is a plastic franchise selling a plastic AFL experience.
Whether that is from a thoughtful senior coach quickly trying to come up with something relevant to say or a bunch of media blowhards who pander to an entitled Victorian AFL base (or actually think that way).
The first thing to comes to mind is they think we are plastic.
That is what really really annoys me. Which means that whoever says it deserves our scorn.
If Lions fans don't like our scorn after Fagan says what he thinks, too bad. Fagan has some work to do to get out of the same hole we put Dwayne Russell and Mick Warner.