Bruce McAvaney supports Norwood but I would say that Adelaide are definitely his preferred AFL team. Dennis Cometti has also said before that the only team he really supports is West Perth.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.
Adam White now goes for Essendon never followed post mergerBruce 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
West Perth man and in terms of AFL seemed partial to West Coast. He's a pretty proud Western Australian.Dennis Cometti is a Bulldogs supporter I think.
To be fair with guys of his generation, the SANFL would have been the main thing back in the day so its entirely possible that his team never made it to the AFL.Bruce's so annoying at times with his love for individual players, but I have to admit that this thread highlights how much of a professional he is (especially when he sits next to completely unprofessional barrackers most of the time).
'Crackers' Keenan did that with Collingwood."Most ex players are pretty obvious, but otherwise..."
Has any ex-player gone back to barracking for the club they barracked for as a kid (or similar)? Most of them didn't get a choice as to who they played for.
I just wonder if, after their career is over, they admit that 'I always gave my best for the club I played for, but now I just sit back and return to my first love'.