20,000 South Africans to play aussie rules by 2010

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Re: 20,000 South Africans to play aussie rules by 2010

Postby bazza » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:29 pm

Nines wrote:Australian Football being an Australian game is a bonus.
I don't see why more Australians be more positive for this fact alone.


Probably similar reasons to why Australians prefer to drive Mazda's or watch non-Australian sitcoms instead of 'Hey Dad'
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Re: 20,000 South Africans to play aussie rules by 2010

Postby yob » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:35 pm

bazza wrote:
Nines wrote:Australian Football being an Australian game is a bonus.
I don't see why more Australians be more positive for this fact alone.


Probably similar reasons to why Australians prefer to drive Mazda's or watch non-Australian sitcoms instead of 'Hey Dad'


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Re: 20,000 South Africans to play aussie rules by 2010

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Re: 20,000 South Africans to play aussie rules by 2010

Postby yob » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:39 pm

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Re: 20,000 South Africans to play aussie rules by 2010

Postby IanRitchie » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:13 pm

how close are we to getting a supporting rugby league is "un-a certain phrase we won't use"?
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Re: 20,000 South Africans to play aussie rules by 2010

Postby Simmo79 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:36 pm

Nines wrote:
I'm not talking about preferences. In fact most Australians prefer Australian Football.


23 million people in Australia. 4m watched the AFL grand final. Checks out.


Nines wrote:It's just hiliarous that some people bag the Australian game (which is their right) but then hypocritically expect Australians to support Australia in their foreign code.


I forgot to ask in the cricket thread, how do you reckon we'll go in the Ashes?
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Re: 20,000 South Africans to play aussie rules by 2010

Postby gyfox » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:06 pm

Simmo79 wrote:
Nines wrote:
I'm not talking about preferences. In fact most Australians prefer Australian Football.


23 million people in Australia. 4m watched the AFL grand final. Checks out.


Nines wrote:It's just hiliarous that some people bag the Australian game (which is their right) but then hypocritically expect Australians to support Australia in their foreign code.


I forgot to ask in the cricket thread, how do you reckon we'll go in the Ashes?


ABS stats. 57% of Australians don't attend sport and 43% do. AFL accounts for 16% and the other 27% attend other sports. 16 out of 100 ties in pretty well with 4 out of 23.

The real hypocrisy is that the Vics wimped out of trying to establish their game in the Sydney market for 75 years and now want everyone there to consider their game "the Australian game".
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"Statistics are a bit like bikinis – they show you a lot but not everything," he said.

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Re: 20,000 South Africans to play aussie rules by 2010

Postby the crow » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:01 pm

It's still VFL to me.
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Re: 20,000 South Africans to play aussie rules by 2010

Postby Nines » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:13 pm

yob wrote:I put down Australians who buy Holdens because they're sh*t


Unusual for a German car.

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Re: 20,000 South Africans to play aussie rules by 2010

Postby yob » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:17 pm

Nines wrote:WTF is the problem with people to simply acknowledge that we have an Australian game.
Because it involves following circular logic that's premised upon that game being German and not sh*t?
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Re: 20,000 South Africans to play aussie rules by 2010

Postby gyfox » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:35 pm

Nines wrote:
gyfox wrote:ABS stats. 57% of Australians don't attend sport and 43% do. AFL accounts for 16% and the other 27% attend other sports.


So over half the people who ATTEND sport attend AFL.
Does that account for Australian Football in general?
So thank you for ao quite distinctly showing that Australian Football is indeed so popular in Australia.

gyfox wrote:The real hypocrisy is that the Vics wimped out of trying to establish their game in the Sydney market for 75 years and now want everyone there to consider their game "the Australian game".


Well last I heard Victorians were considered Australians just like the two New South Welshmen who fundamentally started the game.
Australian Football leagues exist in across Australia.
WTF is the problem with people to simply acknowledge that we have an Australian game. Doesn't mean you have to like it, just the simple and factual acknowledgement that we do have an Australian game just like the Irish and Americans acknowledge that they have indigenous games.


I'm guessing mathematics isn't your strong point. The last time I checked 27 was a bigger number than 16.

There are four games invented in Australia that I know of with AFL being the second largest of these based on number of players. This being the case why is AFL "the Australian game"?

I'm not going to bother with a full history lesson but I'll just point out to you that the claim of being "the Australian game" had its genesis late in the Nineteenth Century and is not at all an innocent term. At the time the administrators of the Victorian game were trying to displace Rugby which was played in Sydney with their invention. They claimed that it was unAustralian not to play their game and the term "foreign game" was introduced to the conversation. This was not received well in Sydney but the ability to earn money from the Victorian game was attractive to players and the game gained some popularity until Rugby League, where players could be paid, came to Sydney. Very quickly Rugby League, a variant of their preferred Rugby, took over and the Victorian game with its unacceptable inferences to Sydneysiders was dispatched post haste and effectively wasn't seen there for another 75 years. The current use of "the Australian game" and "foreign code" are not without a similar arrogant intent with an inherent meaning of superiority based not on the game but on its place of invention. Every time AFL and its proponents use them they insult the people they seek to win over by the claim. You would think that after 100 years of virtual irrelevance in the largest state in the country they would have learnt, but no, the fools continue on their merry way.

EDIT. I thought it ought to be said that the way the the Swans approached their establishment in the Sydney market did not show any of the arrogance that is so evident in the AFL in recent times.
But former Socceroo and Fox Sports television commentator Bosnich told SEN those statistics were misleading.
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Re: 20,000 South Africans to play aussie rules by 2010

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Re: 20,000 South Africans to play aussie rules by 2010

Postby yob » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:02 pm

Circular logic. Round and round we go. More people attend AFL than soccer, more people play soccer than league, therefore league is weak in nsw, therefore aussie rules is the national sport.

Fetch this man an indefinite article, and see to his proper nouns.
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