Who are the biggest rivals? Are our rivalries unbalanced? What fuels our rivalries?

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Mar 1, 2021
AFL Club
Rivalry is an unending debate. With the help of message board members beginning in 2014, we—the students and professors of the Know Rivalry Project—began answering this question and others related to rivalry in North American sports, and now we’re expanding internationally to the AFL. Please help us expand our study to ensure that the Gold Coast are included by taking 9 minutes to complete our newest survey:


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Iva Bigun

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 24, 2008
lane Cove Sydney
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Other Teams
GWS, Celtics, 76ers
Not sure we have enough respect in the league to have a rival, might of been Richmond early on when we kept beating them for a three year period

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The Victorian

Premiership Player
Oct 23, 2018
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Other Teams
Storm, Western Utd
Because of Jack best jnr eva Martin and Carlton screwing us?
not just that. I base it on the fact that it has dated back to 2012 when we 'got Ratten sacked'. From that moment we've had some great games where there has been upsets, hard battles and we've also been in the same areas of the ladder most of our life in the AFL. Now both look like they are potentials for finals which will be exciting and there could possibly be a Suns v Blues final in the near future?!


Club Legend
Nov 4, 2019
AFL Club
Gold Coast
Other Teams
Liverpool, Pacers
With our projected paths and young stars, Fremantle will rival our success and we are both the states 2nd club with no premierships. Not a real rivalry but will be 50-50 games in the future. Rowell, Anderson v Serong & Brayshaw etc

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