Even if we were front and centre in their thoughts 24/7 it'd still be a largely pointless rivalry for us. Outside of us ******* up the 2002 Qualifying final, which was mostly self-inflicted, it's not like they've smashed us in big games or made us their bitches like North our first ten years, or Geelong from the 2007 GF onwards. I'd be going more with the opinion of those that between our SANFL inflicted terminal stage from 2008-2012 and Kennified mediocrity since, that we haven't had teams capable of building real rivalries for almost a decade and a half. That's depressing, as a real rivalry (not the artificial 'divides the state down the centre!!!' bullshit of Showdowns), makes those games against your rival mean all that more.Exactly. Everybody wants to be Collingwood's rival. Not really sure why. It's actually ******* stupid. It feeds into their overblown mystique and self importance. They've won 2 flags in 63 years. Given the leg ups they get, that is a shitful record and not worthy of any special cionsideration. Too many people fall for the narrative. They really aren't anything special. As I said earlier, it is a pointless rivalry for us. We are so far down the line for them it is just wasted energy.
Mcguire is the enemy, not Collingwood.