- Apr 11, 2018
- AFL Club
Only boomers with joint Facebook accounts like both
Because Freo have an anchor and are purple. Nothing to like really.
Take a drive thru Freo, it smells like a dead blowfish, and its covered with wads of seagull sh!t. And half hour parking everywhere.
On a good day you can walk past a dozen street performers, usually some bloke who looks like he just came out of a drain, blowing alleged music into a home made bamboo pipe, whilst at the same time painting a pair of tits on a canvass with his feet. The plus side I guess is the $6 coffees and $12 pints.
Sucks across the board.
I'm from Mandurah originally and I'd say it's pretty even among those under about 25. There was definitely more Freo supporters in my school. Of course most boomers follow the Eagles but they'll all be dead soonRockingham..Baldivis ..Secret Harbour...Mandurah..WC fans dominate the landscape all over.
Don't mind the Hawks.Then again...
Trade Croad to get Hodge
Get Croad back
Bunnies to us in one Grand Final
Hmm...WA teams are bloody awesome
#freotooHow they have been treated by the media - and compared to how we have been treated - has led us to dislike the media in WA first and foremost, but West Coasts fan bases inability to see that both clubs have been treated differently (and still are) has made us dislike them. Plus the way both clubs are treated by the umpires has made us dislike the umpires - and in turn their inability to see that makes us dislike them more. Plus there's the arrogance and sense of entitlement they got after 92/94 and us starting first season 1995 was never going to make things easy for us lol
tl;dr we don't *actually* hate them (or rather we didn't at the very start), just the way they are treated like media darlings and umpire darlings irks us and the fans not being able to see that - or acknowledge that
RespectDon't mind the Hawks.
You kept Freo's trophy cabinet bare in 2013, and even prevented the M.A.D that would've accompanied a Derby GF in 2015. To lose such a game would've been an unimaginably abhorrent experience for Eagle or Docker supporters.
Wouldn't mind a rematch with you, though.
I'm sure it's because we know the rivalry is what makes it all the more exciting on game day.
It's what makes it fun to give it to your Freo mate at work, and why he loves giving it back.
I am frikn DIE HARD West Coast, and i just LOVE kicking the shockers to the curb... because footy is a competetive, beast of a sport... and we are two teams that live in one giant sport loving state.
I genuinely dislike some of their fans, but that goes both ways.
As for the players themselves... I loved Ben Allen, I grew up with Sandi down on the farm, they are a terrific family, i went to school at Scotch with James Clement, and he's a TOP bloke! One of my closest mates brother inlaw is Brett Peake, now there is a funny prick to get on the piss with!
It's just like the Holden/ Ford rivalry that makes Bathurst so bloody good.
I'm a Holden man, I've owned a HZ 308 Panel Van and a HT Kingswood, but how sweet is a XB GT 351
we hate 'em, but we love 'em too!
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Vids below of the most famous one - the 'Demolition Derby' - which kickstarted a lot of the bad blood. A total of 15 weeks suspensions came out of it.
Note that the eagles started it when a coked up Michael Gardiner came out swinging before the first siren (2nd vid), even though eagles fans have tried to rewrite history since then as Freo being the aggressors.
Phil Read instigated that, (possibly with racism), and he wasnt seriously hurt, unlike Young brayshaw who was not confronting Gaff, and his teeth will be stuffed for the rest of his life from that.Freo supporters love the violence in the demo derby but hate the gaff hit. Go figure.
I'd start driving and when you get to Eucla in the South and Kununara in the North you probably have reached the limits of this great state and the breadth of West Coast support because we are not just a shitty town like the Purple Taint!
Comparing all in team brawls to a coward punch on an unsuspecting player that did serious lasting damage... good one.