Elite wrap upWorking through them in no particular order:
Essendon great - I like that board in general because they don’t hate the Dees plus have some pretty knowledgeable posters.
Richmond - hilarious. We copied their game style which is why we won (yet apparently the AFL changed the rules so their gamestyle wouldn’t win anymore? Go figure). Also they call us Shemons which is the lamest thing I have ever heard on BF.
Geelong enjoyable because they kind of hate us now, and I’m more accustomed to our being generally ignored or laughed at. Recommend highly.
Carlton - seem to like us? Or hate the dogs more maybe. Everyone loves Petracca
St. Kilda - mixed and funny as hell as always. Some going for Demons, but all universally depressed regardless. Quickly became a Petracca not selected by them in 2014 sh*t fight, they are all eating each their own. Shows no sign whatsoever of ending soon. Should be good summer reading.
North don’t like us much. I know there is a reason for this but I forget why it is at the moment. Ben Brown maybe? Seems like more than that.
Dogs as expected. They probably only have a small number of real dickheads, but they are pretty high impact dickheads. To be honest, I generally like most dog supporters, but got a bit fed up with their over confidence all year plus their going mental every time a media person rated us over them. They are mostly a bit shocked and depressed though which is how I would probably feel.
Freo - barely posted about the GF really. Odd.
Hawks - funny in the same way their board is always funny. They post lots but virtually every post in threads about neutral games, or non Hawks AFL discussion is about the Hawks. They seem to have no interest in actual Australian Rules Football really. They vaguely like the Demons because we knocked out Geelong. Petracca was apparently definitely moving to Hawks a few years back though, which shows the superiority of their recruitment and list planning…
WC - surprisingly on side, they must have recovered from Oliver’s flop finally.
Sydney super funny because they totally haven’t recovered from 2016-related fury, which will probably never abate.
Gold Coast - goes for less than a page and is about 3 people who didn’t really form any impressions of the game which was weird.
GWS a pretty solid focus on wanting the dogs to lose. Presumably the prelim or whatever in 2016 rankles where the travelling supporters got shitty when spotless didn’t provide enough beers or something
Collingwood - mostly Collingwood related depression, with a bit of Adam Treloar stuff thrown in. Interesting because nobody is sure who to be most angry at but Beams is probably leading ATM.
Port - sort of wanted dogs to romp it in so that their prelim looks better, with a strong counter movement from the worse they look the better if it means that Hinkley can be sacked. They have gone off literally all of their players. Kind of remind me of me at this time of year in every other year in my recollection.
Adelaide delighted that we won because they beat us plus traded Watts for Fritsch
Brisbane - largely nice people on that board on the whole. Some interesting views that that guy, Cam whatever (No. 1 pick) will become Petracca next year or the year after or whenever he gets a run at is. I’m less convinced of that one, but to be fair I haven’t watched him a whole lot. I do remember him playing forward in his earlier years, and missing set shots a fair bit so maybe he does have some Trac parallels