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Discussion in 'AFL' started by Aegil, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Lockyer4President!

    Lockyer4President! First Grade

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    Sounds like you're supporting my claim. Jim Stynes may be the 'only star' (I don't even know where to start...) but how many others are there who've come out to the other side of the world to play a totally foreign code with a totally foreign ball, rules, etc and still become full-time players in the fully professional AFL?

    Is there any other pro sport in the world where that has happened as often as it has in the AFL?

    You really have to question the amount of skill needed to play AFL at a professional level.
     
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  2. Lockyer4President!

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    "Hurr durr it's British". I really don't get the xenophobia which is always on display when fumbleballers going into rant mode. It's funny how you never kick up a fuss when it's cricket or the Melbourne Cup or any other sport...

    The fact is that AFL was developed by British subjects in British colonies as a mixture of British games (the rules used in the first few games were basically played under rugby laws at the time). You really need to stop taking every AFL press release as gospel.
     
  3. Mad Fish

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    I remember reading somewhere that Queensland originally took up Australian rules (around the 1900s) but its close ties to New South Wales (in trade, culture etc) meant that League won out in the end.

    Thats your opinion but its the last line that I have trouble with, it is ignorant to think that any professional sport requires little skill to play. In my opinion the Australian codes (League and Australian rules) are in the top most physically demanding games.

    Plus its not like these players simply walked in and became successful, Stynes took years before he truly understood the game, you only have to look at the 1987 Prelim final when he cost Melbourne the game.
     
  4. maccattack

    maccattack Juniors

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    Maybe you stop reading Little Golden Books.
     
  5. Billy2Slater

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    Australian Football was made here and you're being delusional if you think it's a British game. Cricket etc is not a Australian sport it's one we've adopted so not sure what point you're making?

    Also does it matter what an Australians background is? The only xenophbia here is your own, do you have a "f*ck off we're full" sticker on the back of your ute?
     
  6. Phil McGrawhan

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    Should make a sign ..erect it at the Victorian/NSW border.....stop you insular f**kwits heading north.
     
  7. footy_fumbler

    footy_fumbler Juniors

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    All that to actually say nothing three quaters of what you wrote is lies, where is your link for this info or were you there in the 1800's?

    can not post link as am less than 20 posts?? it's on yhe rugby qru site
     
  8. footy_fumbler

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    People in Albury class themselves as Victorians Mr McGrawhan, practicaly every NSW town along the Murray does so i do not know why they would erect a sign like you have stated.
     
  9. bulldog

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    I was there, it's all true, plus there is this thing called recorded history that seems to indicate events that have taken place in the past, now post what you think are the falsities in the post or GTFO.


    Links or STFU.

    Of course they do, I'm sure you have a mystery friend who confirmed this for you.
     
  10. Twizzle

    Twizzle Administrator Staff Member

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    you also need to source your allegations
     
  11. footy_fumbler

    footy_fumbler Juniors

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    Umm there is a whole Aussie Rules League called the Ovens and Murray which is based in Albury not Wodonga, how many Leaguies teams are in albury? 1 yes 1 no league, why not leaguies is so great.

    You have just proved my point child, no proof, check your own CRL site and see how many clubs are along the border.
     
  12. bulldog

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    So the number of teams means that all residents of towns along the Murray consider themselves Victorians? Interesting.:?

    What allegations are these? I asked what the lies in the quoted post were? Unless you're talking about me being there in the 1800's, you'll just have to take my word for it.
     
  13. footy_fumbler

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    That's why the NRLL is on the way down, cos they'll take your word for it.

    Interestingly enough your nick explains everything for your high and mighty stance on things. The world is not a dogs one is it, it's always ruff.
     
  14. bulldog

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    WTF are you on about fumbler? I asked for some elaboration on exactly what you consider lies and you go into ramble mode, don't bother answering my questions dude cause I won't bother reading, you're an idiot and life is too short.
     
  15. footy_fumbler

    footy_fumbler Juniors

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    Are you ok, you need some tissues name caller, the mentality of some of the NRLL supporters is short of sane
     
  16. ParraEelsNRL

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    Because it's a shithouse game.
     
  17. Tonearm Terrorwrist

    Tonearm Terrorwrist Immortal

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    I've seen eagles4ever's formatting before :lol:
     
  18. Caesar

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    It's just provincialism. Australian football is bigger/more popular so league fans are more inclined to attack AFL than vice versa. AFL and soccer have a similar relationship, to an extent.

    Of course that's not to say it's all one direction. There is plenty of sniping by AFL fans at rugby league, and soccer fans at AFL. But it does tend to trend towards smaller attacking bigger.
     
  19. Twizzle

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    bigger ?

    wouldn't mind seeing the numbers on what is the so called bigger of the two when you consider AFL barely gets a mention outside of Australia
     
  20. Caesar

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    Eh, northern England/PNG and the bits and pieces of league elsewhere around the world are a bit irrelevant to the debate because it's more about perception than raw numbers. Perception-wise, and rightly or wrongly, league is Australian football's little brother.

    I mean technically, if you add up the numbers rugby union is probably bigger than both - but neither code has much animosity towards it because perception-wise they're not serious competitors.
     

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