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#1 Aussie_Wing

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 10:11 AM

I'm hoping that you guys know something about my favourite sport. The Australian Football League is a brilliant game, one that you should start to take an interest in. That may sound stupid, but hey I'm an Aussie and I'm a huge fan of the NHL. Ask me any anything you would like to know about the game, because I would like nothing more than you to be interested.

The average attendence this season is about 37,000 per match.
Each side has 22 players, 18 on the ground at one time, with 4 on the interchange.
Finals (playoffs) start in September, and my team the Adelaide Crows are currenly in second position.

The Official Website is www.afl.com.au

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 11:46 AM

A guy from Australia recently showed me a DVD from last year's final. Aussie Rules is not for the timid.
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Posted 21 July 2005 - 04:39 PM

I used to enjoy watching the AFL when I didn't know the rules and it looked a bit crazy. Then someone explained the rules to me and I now think it is a very boring stupid game. I even played it once but I didn't enjoy it.

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 04:41 PM

QUOTE (Aussie_Wing @ July 21, 2005 - 11:11AM)
Ask me any anything you would like to know about the game,


Why do AFL teams have such *** uniforms?

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 11:47 PM

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Why do AFL teams have such *** uniforms?


How exactly are they ***? And what rules are stupid that made the game seem boring and stupid to you?

You're darn right Ryan Barnes, Aussie Rules is not for the timid. That's what makes our game so great, the hardiness and committment they show each week is awesome.

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 12:38 PM

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Why do AFL teams have such *** uniforms?


How exactly are they ***? And what rules are stupid that made the game seem boring and stupid to you?

You're darn right Ryan Barnes, Aussie Rules is not for the timid. That's what makes our game so great, the hardiness and committment they show each week is awesome.

It's the short shorts and the skimpy sleeveless tops unsure.gif

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 08:09 AM

I'll post the standings and results after each week.

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 11:27 PM

RESULTS ROUND 17:

FRIDAY JULY 22
St Kilda 21. 17. (143) def. Collingwood 10. 10. (70) at Telstra Dome

SATURDAY JULY 23
Hawthorn 19. 13. (127) def. Carlton 15. 13. (103) at M.C.G.
Western Bulldogs 20. 13. (133) def. Geelong 14. 14. (98) at Telstra Dome
Brisbane Lions 17. 12. (114) def. Essendon 14. 17. (101) at Gabba
Port Adelaide 14. 12. (96) def. Richmond 12. 11. (83) at AAMI Stadium

SUNDAY JULY 24
Sydney Swans 13. 10. (88) def. West Coast Eagles 9. 13. (67) at S.C.G.
Kangaroos 16. 13. (109) def. by Adelaide 19. 8. (122) at Telstra Dome
Fremantle 15. 11. (101) def. Melbourne 11. 10. (76) at Subiaco Oval

STANDINGS:

1 West Coast Eagles
2 Adelaide
3 Sydney Swans
4 St Kilda
5 Geelong
6 Kangaroos
7 Brisbane Lions
8 Melbourne

9 Richmond
10 Port Adelaide
11 Fremantle
12 Western Bulldogs
13 Essendon
14 Collingwood
15 Hawthorn
16 Carlton





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Posted 02 August 2005 - 02:25 AM

RESULTS ROUND 18:

FRIDAY JULY 29
Essendon 16. 11. (107) def. Geelong 13. 16. (94) at Telstra Dome

SATURDAY JULY 30
Melbourne 13. 10. (88) def. by St.Kilda 27. 14. (176) at M.C.G.
West Coast Eagles 12. 25. (97) def. Hawthorn 7. 7. (49) at Subiaco Oval
Western Bulldogs 23. 13. (151) def. Brisbane Lions 18. 15. (123) at Telstra Dome
Adelaide 8. 6. (54) def. Sydney Swans 6. 11. (47) at AAMI Stadium

SUNDAY 31 JULY
Kangaroos 15. 10. (100) def. Port Adelaide 14. 12. (96) at Manuka Oval
Collingwood 12. 13. (85) def. by Fremantle 15. 8. (98) at M.C.G.
Carlton 22. 9. (141) def. Richmond 16. 10. (106) at Telstra Dome

STANDINGS:

1 West Coast Eagles
2 Adelaide
3 St Kilda
4 Sydney Swans
5 Kangaroos
6 Geelong
7 Brisbane Lions
8 Fremantle

9 Melbourne
10 Richmond
11 Port Adelaide
12 Western Bulldogs
13 Essendon
14 Collingwood
15 Hawthorn
16 Carlton

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 02:59 AM

RESULTS ROUND 19:

FRIDAY AUGUST 5
St Kilda 13. 18. (96) def. Geelong 8. 7. (55) at Telstra Dome

SATURDAY AUGUST 6
Western Bulldogs 21. 14. (140) def. West Coast Eagles 14. 13. (97) at M.C.G. PM
Adelaide 13. 22. (100) def. Melbourne 7. 4. (46) at AAMI Stadium
Essendon 15. 8. (98) def. by Sydney Swans 18. 10. (118) at Telstra Dome
Fremantle 13. 15. (93) def. Richmond 9. 12. (66) at Subiaco Oval

SUNDAY AUGUST 7
Brisbane Lions 18. 13. (121) def. Hawthorn 11. 14. (80) at Gabba
Carlton 16. 13. (109) def. by Port Adelaide 18. 15. (123) at M.C.G.
Collingwood 14. 14. (98) def. by Kangaroos 15. 14. (104) at Telstra Dome

STANDINGS:

1. West Coast Eagles
2. Adelaide
3. St Kilda
4. Sydney Swans
5. Kangaroos
6. Brisbane Lions
7. Geelong
8. Fremantle

9. Port Adelaide
10. Western Bulldogs
11. Melbourne
12. Richmond
13. Essendon
14. Collingwood
15. Hawthorn
16. Carlton

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 12:50 PM

Was watching a bit of an AFL game on TV the other day, think it was Geelong v Western Bulldogs. Pretty boring game.

The AFL is a long way behing the NRL for quality and entertaining football. Can't wait for the Brisbane Broncos v St.George-Illawarra Dragons game on Sunday cool.gif

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 02:47 AM

QUOTE (LondonWing @ August 10, 2005 - 01:50PM)
Was watching a bit of an AFL game on TV the other day, think it was Geelong v Western Bulldogs. Pretty boring game.

The AFL is a long way behing the NRL for quality and entertaining football. Can't wait for the Brisbane Broncos v St.George-Illawarra Dragons game on Sunday cool.gif

The NRL doesn't even compare to the AFL. The AFL is far more populair in Australia and rightfully so. The Western Bulldogs vs Geelong game was quite good, I don't possibly know how you could find it boring, especially when you like NRL....

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 05:38 AM

QUOTE (Aussie_Wing @ August 12, 2005 - 03:47AM)
QUOTE (LondonWing @ August 10, 2005 - 01:50PM)
Was watching a bit of an AFL game on TV the other day, think it was Geelong v Western Bulldogs. Pretty boring game.

The AFL is a long way behing the NRL for quality and entertaining football. Can't wait for the Brisbane Broncos v St.George-Illawarra Dragons game on Sunday cool.gif

The NRL doesn't even compare to the AFL. The AFL is far more populair in Australia and rightfully so. The Western Bulldogs vs Geelong game was quite good, I don't possibly know how you could find it boring, especially when you like NRL....

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That's funny, the Victoris football league bigger than the NRL! Maybe in Melbourne my friend but that says a lot about Melbourne really. Look at the TV ratings and you'll find the NRL is tops thumbup.gif

Here in Britain we get three live NRL games a weekend, the AFL gets one game of highlights on a weeks delay at strange hours.

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 09:31 AM

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That's funny, the Victoris football league bigger than the NRL! Maybe in Melbourne my friend but that says a lot about Melbourne really. Look at the TV ratings and you'll find the NRL is tops thumbup.gif

Here in Britain we get three live NRL games a weekend, the AFL gets one game of highlights on a weeks delay at strange hours.


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That's funny, first of all you can't even spell Victoria correctly, and in Adelaide and Perth the ratings and attendances are clearly in favour of the AFL. In SA we couldn't even hold onto our NRL team because of poor public support. And look at the ratings, every week the footy rates amongst the top 10, so I don't know what your talking about.

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 10:01 AM

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The ratings for the NRL Grand Final always outrate the AFL equivilant game with the NRL GF getting higher figures in Melbourne than the AFL GF does in Sydney or Brisbane. And let's not forget the massive ratings for Kangaroos internationals and State Of Origin.

The SA NRL team, was that the Adelaide Rams? Their demise owed more to politics and the very insular views of the NSW dominated ARL at the time rather than crowd figures which I believe weren't too bad.

Anyway, no need to quibble over who's bigger than who. Aussie Rules and Rugby League are two very tough competitve sports with both having a lot going for them. At least neither are as boring and tedious and unpopular as Rugby union laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

P.S. Are you watching The Ashes?

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 03:40 AM

Yes I'm watching the Ashes but I've given up. None of our batsman deserve to be out there. Gillespie should retire. For the 4th Test I would bring is Hussey and Tait for Katich and Gillespie.

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 07:25 AM

QUOTE (Aussie_Wing @ August 13, 2005 - 04:40AM)
Yes I'm watching the Ashes but I've given up. None of our batsman deserve to be out there. Gillespie should retire. For the 4th Test I would bring is Hussey and Tait for Katich and Gillespie.

Geez you guys were lucky to escape that third test. Only the weather saved you mad.gif mad.gif mad.gif mad.gif

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 08:36 AM

And RICKY PONTING!!!

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 12:30 PM

Qualifying and Elimination Finals (Playoffs)

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2
West Coast Eagles 10. 9. (69) def. Sydney Swans 10. 5. (65) at Subiaco Oval

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3
Geelong defeated Melbourne at M.C.G. 2:30 PM
St Kilda defeated Adelaide at AAMI Stadium 7:00 PM

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 4
Port Adelaide defeated Kangaroos at Telstra Dome 2:30 PM

Edited by Aussie_Wing, 09 September 2005 - 08:05 AM.

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 01:46 PM

QUOTE (RyanBarnes! @ July 21, 2005 - 12:46PM)
A guy from Australia recently showed me a DVD from last year's final. Aussie Rules is not for the timid.

Yeah - Well I consider myself a lifelong NHL fan - and that Aussie Rules Football looks too rough to me!

Not to mention - I don't get it. Seems like they bounce the ball for no appearant reason sometimes.

To each their own right?




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