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Manly's equivalent in AFL

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by EagleHaus, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. EagleHaus

    EagleHaus Member

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    Just a random thought that came to me today , who do you think is the equivalent of Manly in AFL? In fact which other teams remind us of NRL teams when it comes to culture, likes, dislikes, success, lack of success and any other similarities etc?

    IMO I think Collingwood is similar to Manly - everyone hates them but they always seem to be hanging at the top.

    GC and GWS remind me of early versions of Canberra and Illawarra, for obvious reasons.

    Swans are like Storm, always tough to beat.

    Bulldogs are just Bulldogs, bunch of grubs.
     
  2. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Def the Pies, all in Victoria hate them except their fans
     
  3. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Fixed
     
  4. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think not.
    The pies are the classless, toothless bogan masses.
    We are the complete opposite of them.
    For a comparison to them to come from a Manly fan is just embarrassing.

    Why not Hawthorne? Smaller fan base, more "well to do" image and high rate of on field success over the past 30 - 40 years.

    Comparisons of this sort are always near impossible to make. If you're looking for a team to support, just go with the vibe.
     
  5. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    Geelong ,ageing roster,get written off early and continue to play tough and compete at the pointy end year in year out.
     
  6. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Norths Bears are Fitzroy if that helps.

    We are a winning team, hated by most and with a small fan base. Even though Geelong are similar in location, outside the city, they have an amazing fan base and get huge support from their local area. I have a friend who lives there and that's all they talk about. Very different socio location as well, Geelong/Manly. Remember when Ablett was there. You couldn't get a ticket for love or money. Maybe we are Hawthorn.
     
  7. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I wouldn't want to be compared to collingwood. Their fan base is like souths. 1 or 2 high profile supporters who have jobs, the rest have no job, no teeth and a IQ less than their favourite players' jersey number.
     
  8. RL Gronk

    RL Gronk New Member

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    Fitzroy are like Illawarra merged in what has become a take over.
     
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  9. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I never watch that poor excuse for a sport so I wouldn't know.
     
  10. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Mate, Collingwood have won two comps in 54 years - how can you compare us to them? Besides the general dislike there's no comparison and that dislike comes for very different reasons. A room full of Pies supporters would have trouble finding the door. Manly are the thinking person's footy team.

    I think the Hawks comparison is closest and I've been surprised at the level of dislike towards them from other team's supporters. But how can your team colours be mustard and poo brown!!
     
  11. EagleHaus

    EagleHaus Member

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    Fan base aside even some of the sentiment here towards the pies reminds me of what ppl say about us, they may have supporters like souffs but def not them as a team culture. We are not Hwthorne or Geelong - they dont have a Manly vibe

    Heres a good one St Kilda and St George - both renowned chokers
     
  12. bennyeagle

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  13. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Carlton. Definitely not Collingwood as I'd hate to be compared to their supporters.
     
  14. AshfieldBazza

    AshfieldBazza Active Member

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    Hawthorn are the more likely comparsion, Collingwood also have the biggest fan base in AFL and ours is not by a long shot in NRL. We definitely leave them in the dust by a long way for premierships as mentioned in last 40 years or so, not even close. They have lost a lot of GF's in that time though so they're not a bottom of the table team all the time either
     
  15. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Waits for Essendon to be mentioned
     
  16. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    1 crucial difference off the field. Collingwood is the richest club in the AFL, and best resourced. We're possibly the poorest club in the NRL, and definitely the worst resourced.
     
  17. EagleHaus

    EagleHaus Member

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    Essendon = Cronulla

    too soon?
     
  18. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    There is no equivalent to Manly. Period.
     
  19. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    With you there Bones. Hate the gayfl.
     
  20. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    Ditto
     

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