Who do they barrack for?

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BILC

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Bruce has said that he doesn't follow anyone but the Crows are his "preferred team". Whatever that means.

Ryan Fitzgerald - Adelaide
Stephen Quartermain - Hawthorn
Rex Hunt - Richmond
 

Bluelegs

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Surprised there isn't a thread on this (that I could find - feel free to merge if so).

Who do football journalists / media figures support?

I'm of the belief that basically nobody is unbiased when it comes to footy, so I think it's pretty interesting info. Happy to start a list if there isn't one.

Most ex players are pretty obvious, but otherwise...

Mark Allan - Collingwood
Jon Anderson - Geelong
Paul Amy - Bulldogs
Damian Barrett - North Melbourne
Greg Baum - Collingwood
Martin Blake - St Kilda
James Brayshaw - North Melbourne
Ash Browne - Hawthorn
Tom Browne - Collingwood
Ash Chua - North Melbourne
Jay Clark - ???
Rohan Connolly - Essendon
Greg Denham - West Coast
Barry Denner - Essendon
Jackie Epstein - Collingwood
Bruce Eva - St Kilda
Mark Fine - St Kilda
Michael Gleeson - Collingwood
Tim Gossage - St Kilda
Scott Gullan - Bulldogs
Richard Hinds - Collingwood
Tegan Higginbotham - Carlton
Mark Howard - Hawthorn
Anthony Hudson - Geelong
Craig Hutchison - Geelong
Dave Hughes - Carlton
Tony Jones - Collingwood
Josh Kay - Essendon
Sam Landsberger - Bulldogs
Sam Lane - Carlton
Tim Lane - Carlton
Francis Leach - St Kilda
Tony Leonard - Bulldogs
Dan Lonergan - Bulldogs
Rebecca Maddern - Geelong
Andy Maher - Carlton
Neroli Meadows - Fremantle
Bruce McAvaney - ???
Sam McClure - Carlton
Glenn McFarlane - Collingwood
Eddie McGuire - Collingwood
Hamish McLaughlan - ???
Adam McNicol - Richmond
Mick Molloy - Richmond
Jake Niall - Collingwood
Sam Pang - Carlton
Jon Pierik - Carlton
Jon Ralph - Richmond
Sandy Roberts - St Kilda
Mark Robinson - Essendon
Michaelangelo Rucci - Port Adelaide
Mike Sheahan - Melbourne
Patrick Smith - Richmond (formerly Essendon)
Mark Stevens - Bulldogs
Darryl Timms - Hawthorn
Mick Warner - Richmond
Gerard Whateley - Geelong
Caroline Wilson - Richmond
Basil Zempilas - Fremantle
The main thing this list shows me is just how over-saturated this sport is with journalists/commentators. And it doesn't even include ex-players.
 

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Wolftone

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Surprised there isn't a thread on this (that I could find - feel free to merge if so).

Who do football journalists / media figures support?

I'm of the belief that basically nobody is unbiased when it comes to footy, so I think it's pretty interesting info. Happy to start a list if there isn't one.

Most ex players are pretty obvious, but otherwise...

Mark Allan - Collingwood
Jon Anderson - Geelong
Paul Amy - Bulldogs
Damian Barrett - North Melbourne
Greg Baum - Collingwood
Martin Blake - St Kilda
James Brayshaw - North Melbourne
Ash Browne - Hawthorn
Tom Browne - Collingwood
Ash Chua - North Melbourne
Jay Clark - ???
Rohan Connolly - Essendon
Greg Denham - West Coast
Barry Denner - Essendon
Jackie Epstein - Collingwood
Bruce Eva - St Kilda
Mark Fine - St Kilda
Michael Gleeson - Collingwood
Tim Gossage - St Kilda
Scott Gullan - Bulldogs
Richard Hinds - Collingwood
Tegan Higginbotham - Carlton
Mark Howard - Hawthorn
Anthony Hudson - Geelong
Craig Hutchison - Geelong
Dave Hughes - Carlton
Tony Jones - Collingwood
Josh Kay - Essendon
Sam Landsberger - Bulldogs
Sam Lane - Carlton
Tim Lane - Carlton
Francis Leach - St Kilda
Tony Leonard - Bulldogs
Dan Lonergan - Bulldogs
Rebecca Maddern - Geelong
Andy Maher - Carlton
Neroli Meadows - Fremantle
Bruce McAvaney - ???
Sam McClure - Carlton
Glenn McFarlane - Collingwood
Eddie McGuire - Collingwood
Hamish McLaughlan - ???
Adam McNicol - Richmond
Mick Molloy - Richmond
Jake Niall - Collingwood
Sam Pang - Carlton
Jon Pierik - Carlton
Jon Ralph - Richmond
Sandy Roberts - St Kilda
Mark Robinson - Essendon
Michaelangelo Rucci - Port Adelaide
Mike Sheahan - Melbourne
Patrick Smith - Richmond (formerly Essendon)
Mark Stevens - Bulldogs
Darryl Timms - Hawthorn
Mick Warner - Richmond
Gerard Whateley - Geelong
Caroline Wilson - Richmond
Basil Zempilas - Fremantle

Hamish McLachlan - Geelong
Bruce McAvaney - Whoever he is creaming himself over at tghe time. But Adelaide would be a good bet as he is South Australian.
By the way it might be interesting to see who all the people at the AFL follow?

Gillon McLachlan - St Kilda
 

Minka Beaver

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Bruce McAvaney is very loosely an Adelaide fan and an Essendon fan before the Crows' admission in 1991. It's almost not worth listing as he's so dispassionate.

Dennis Cometti was a Melbourne fan growing up, but rated his adulthood passion for the Demons as 'one out of 10'. It hardly counts either.

Ian Cohen (SEN) is a Melbourne fan.

Adam White (ABC) is an old Fitzroy fan who transplanted his allegiance to the Brisbane Lions post-merger.

Darren Parkin - St Kilda
Tristan Foenander - Collingwood
 

MC Extra Dollop

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McAvaney and Cometti are/were unique in the modern landscape as they were on the scene from just before the league became the AFL, so while they may have had a VFL team and while Cometti even spent a little time at a VFL team, they didn't grow up with Adelaide and West Coast and either didn't support a VFL team, or just picked a random team and had no real connection to them.

That won't happen again, because anyone who loves footy in Australia will grow up loving an AFL team.
 

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