Expansion poll - how many of you would drop the eagles / dockers and go for your old wafl clubs if yours were upgraded

Would you leave the eagles / dockers for your wafl club if it went into the afl

  • Yes

    Votes: 8 8.9%
  • No

    Votes: 49 54.4%
  • Im too young for the wafl

    Votes: 33 36.7%

  • Total voters
    90

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RookiePick

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 13, 2014
19,287
32,968
AFL Club
West Coast
A bit too young to have formed any strong attachment to a WAFL side before the Eagles entered the AFL. I remember getting dragged to a Subi game or two by the old man around 88/89 but nothing that formed a bond.
 

squashface

Masten and Waterman
Feb 26, 2012
10,975
26,286
Perth
AFL Club
West Coast
Going to WAFL games is a great time but could not care less about team allegiances at state level football.

It is merely a stepping stone to try and get drafted into the AFL.
 

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bluengold89

Club Legend
Jun 18, 2011
1,408
1,516
AFL Club
West Coast
As a Perth fan, I couldn't imagine anything worse than going up a level. Not sure our league side would do too well at ressies level...

That being said, wouldn't mind seeing the big horse back at AFL level.

I'd stick with West Coast.
 

Trouto

Club Legend
Jul 3, 2007
1,537
1,614
Bunbury
AFL Club
West Coast
As if the AFL will promote an existing side! they will sell a licence to the highest franchise bidder to pad their coffers....like they did with WC
 

Seadog

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 16, 2004
6,092
8,121
WA
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
West Perth, West Ham
I'd be torn, I was 30 when the Eagles started so supported West Perth for a long time.
Can't see my other half switching allegiance so I'd probably stick with the Eagles but have a soft spot for WP.
 

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Dylan82

Premium Platinum
Aug 14, 2004
2,958
9,649
Brisbane
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Cardiff City
I grew up with the Eagles, they will always be a part of my life.

The studio where the original club song was recorded was in a house on my street - my dad was able to get me a cassette of the song before it was made public - I thought it was the best thing ever. There was no going back after that.


The only other club that holds a place in my heart are the Kelmscott Bulldogs - but they don't even exist at WAAFL level anymore.
 

MrKK

Premiership Player
Mar 11, 2012
4,127
6,321
City of churches
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Sturt, Southampton FC, LSU
I voted 'too young', not because I am but I wasn't a footy fan until I started supporting the Eagles. Blame a childhood spent in western Sydney where liking footy over rugby was cause to have your sexuality questioned.

Surely this is a hypothetical, and that ship has well and truly sailed. If the AFL ever expanded to a third team it would be a new franchise.
 

Ok Boomer

Back in my day
Jul 27, 2015
8,361
13,387
South West
AFL Club
West Coast
I'm in my 20's, I don't have a WAFL club and I have no emotional attachment to the WAFL. East Perth was the family club but aside from a junior tryout or two I never really cared. Most people my age and younger will be the same. For this reason a WAFL club will never be upgraded and if another WA side gets added it will be a brand new entity.
 

RookiePick

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 13, 2014
19,287
32,968
AFL Club
West Coast
I'm in my 20's, I don't have a WAFL club and I have no emotional attachment to the WAFL. Most people my age and younger will be the same. For this reason a WAFL club will never be upgraded and if another WA side gets added it will be a brand new entity.


I bet the AFL won't let the WAFC hold the license either...
 

Eastern Rangers

2015 Worsfold Medalist - Rowen Powell
Aug 27, 2006
28,272
12,707
Perth
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Royals & Subi
If East Perth joined the VFL in the early 80’s and the Eagles still joined I’d probably have been brought up an East Perth fan.


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darksquare

Team Captain
Oct 11, 2016
559
1,163
Edgewater
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Swan Districts
I am genuinely torn when a Swan Districts player is on the team playing the Eagles - Coniglio, Lobb, Walters, Broad...

A whole team of Swans players? I'd find it hard not to support them.
 

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