If you got the chance to pick an AFL club to play for (other than the one you support), who would it be and why?

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AFDogs

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Sep 9, 2014
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I've always liked the thought of playing for Geelong. Close to Melbourne, got a loyal supporter base. Up near the beach. Successful club. Just reckon there would be good vibes up there and having basically the whole area support your footy team (including Torquay, Ocean Grove etc.). Nights out in Geelong are always fun. My second choice would probably be Carlton.

Who would you play for and why? Can't choose the team you support.
 

AFDogs

Premiership Player
Sep 9, 2014
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Gold Coast. Location, less pressure from supporters to perform, permanent underdog status.
Great choice. Top 5 selection for me too. Think training in the heat would be tough though. But those beach recovery sessions :cool:
 

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L_W_P

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Sep 23, 2009
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Essendon.

Most of my family/friends follow them so, despite my personal feelings about the club at times, I think it would be great to do that for them.

2nd pick would be Fremantle. Imagine being part of the squad that delivers their first flag. Would be able to eat in half the pubs, bars and clubs in Perth for free the rest of your life!!
 

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Herne Hill Hammer

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Jun 22, 2008
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Geelong
Fremantle - as already posted, being part of the team that delivers the club's first flag would set you up if you were a higher profile player.

Footscray - because of their proximity to Geelong, particularly pre-Westgate Bridge (yeah, I'm old) and the swapping of players, coaches over the decades, I've always thought of them as Geelong's main rival and they've always been a club of goers and these days seem to be stable and even growing.
 

Grrr

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 16, 2009
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mildura
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Richmond
Fremantle - as already posted, being part of the team that delivers the club's first flag would set you up if you were a higher profile player.

Footscray - because of their proximity to Geelong, particularly pre-Westgate Bridge (yeah, I'm old) and the swapping of players, coaches over the decades, I've always thought of them as Geelong's main rival and they've always been a club of goers and these days seem to be stable and even growing.
and between goals if you were quick, you could duck off the outer wing, get to the little caravan bar, couple cans and back before the ball was bounced.
 

Ok Boomer

Back in my day
Jul 27, 2015
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Normally I would say Richmond or Collingwood, but there have been several stories out of Collingwood not just from this offseason that suggest that maybe it isn't the best environment for players.

Richmond has a passionate supporter base, they are now well run and financially stable, and they have plenty of big games (and no travel to places like Geelong or Hobart, unless they were rubbish the year before). It isn't a hard choice really.

Maybe Geelong would suit because I am not a big city person but my one experience down there did not leave a positive impression.
 

kid_a

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Apr 5, 2010
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Brisbane
-Genuinely like the club, have a load of mates who support them and I know the city well as I've lived there before.
 

PerthBoy86

Norm Smith Medallist
May 23, 2016
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If I were ever to play AFL footy and I didn't get to play West Coast, probably Brisbane. Always had a soft spot.
 

bresker

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Sep 21, 2005
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I would live on Rottnest Island and catch the ferry over to play for Freo, then go home to my giant rats.

One of the greatest ever Irish GAA players, Mick O'Connell, was a farmer & fisherman who lived off the coast of Kerry on a place called Valentia Island. He used to row over for training and games and row home again.

 

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