I've had people try to troll me by calling the Swans "South Melbourne" but I'm not from Sydney, so it's not very effective.I annoys me when people think because you support a city's sports team you are from that city or are connected to that somehow. While I may barrack for the Swans I didn't grow up going for walks around Darling harbour or Lake oval. It's just one of those little things that shouldn't annoy me but does...
South Melbourne, Albert Park, Middle Park probably even into StKilda, Port Melbourne, Garden City, StKilda Rd was a few hundred meters from Lakeside, Sth Yarra/Prahran, even the CBD.. It is the best location in Victoria for a sporting precinct and a premier football ground, its a travesty that it was South that was relocated.Being from Sydney, what suburbs made up the South Melbourne heartland? I've seen the thread on club heartlands, but the maps only show the current Vic teams, they don't show the traditional South Melbourne suburbs.
I don't know why you would consider it a troll I am proud when someone says that.I've had people try to troll me by calling the Swans "South Melbourne" but I'm not from Sydney, so it's not very effective.
I don't know why you would consider it a troll I am proud when someone says that.
I actually find the opposite here in Melbourne, someone asks me who I support and when I reply "Sydney Swans" they give me that look, yeah you all know that look... until I qualify it with "born and bred in South Melbourne mate" then their whole facial expression changes and you get that football supporters respect.
Victorian football supporters and their beliefs can be strange sometimes, its like a religion.
I actually thought it a normal first question here in Vic wherever you go and whoever you meet, especially from those wearing colours, a cap, a sticker whatever..