Your desperate pleas for a rivalry to exist merely highlights the fact that it doesn’t exist. Your quote explicitly describes a one way rivalry. You can’t believe everything you read, but you had better start to believe in your irrelevance.
You don't know what the word "igniting" means, do you?
Oh dear, the first sentence is context (and true). If a rivalry (like a fire) has been ignited, then by definition, it exists. The source of ignition is irrelevant. Duh.“Norf fans have long been bitter”
“Arguably igniting a rivalry”
Are you campaigners genuinely this stupid?
It's no "rivalry" on our behalf.The North/Essendon rivalry is based on historical factors that the modern day Essendon supporter would be incapable of understanding. They’re the type that prefer their ”rivalries“ manufactured ie Collingwood.
Proper deep rooted rivalries get confused with teams who have a moment in time.On a side note, I personally couldn't give a sh*t about the so-called rivalry. I despise Essendon, but I don't see the need to put a broader label on that feeling.
All 17 other teams are rivals at some stage (game day), and I carry varying levels of antipathy for most, and ambivalence to a few.
I actually have a fair few Essendon-supporting mates. Outside of football, they're good blokes / gals.
You’ve summed it up better than I did.It's no "rivalry" on our behalf.
It's pure ****ing hatred.
As for the average scum supporter, well, you're dealing the materialistic bottom feeders of the afl. These are the type of people who relate to football as a "product".