Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
mack

AFL Thread 2

Recommended Posts

1 minute ago, ManfredSchaefer said:

We'd have to boycott to get a similar effort as this...wait a sec, we did!

Dc-fIbfUwAE1o5o.jpg

Lol.

9253 was reported. That's why I'd like to see comparison photos.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wander...comparing the Manuka Midgets crowds against our is like apples & oranges.

Midgets

  • Locked into Souless as their home ground
  • Stadium configured for the sport
  • Massive amounts of freebies given out via Auskick etc
  • Seccos etc give Midget fans no hassles

Us

  • Not our home ground...no one likes the shithole
  • Most of us have a crap view of the pitch
  • Freebies as scarce as effnicks in the Midgets' roster
  • We get banned for looking at the battalions of cops funny

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

9000 that means roughly 1 in 3 seats should be taken. Clearly not the case unless they are all hiding 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Midgets do have one kid in their Academy who comes from Campbelltown way.

There was a story about him in the paper and surprise surprise they added the 'yeah i was gunna play sokkah mate but when AFL footy came along I was hooked mate'.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, hawks2767 said:

The Midgets do have one kid in their Academy who comes from Campbelltown way.

There was a story about him in the paper and surprise surprise they added the 'yeah i was gunna play sokkah mate but when AFL footy came along I was hooked mate'.

 

Yeah, I read that story too. The kid said he wanted to play for ESFC so is it any surprise he's playing AFL now. 

These stories always come out when a kid with talent loses his way or doesn't make it in one sport but excels in another. Plus, this story came out when the whole 'AFL is taking over Sydney' stories came out. 

Thing is, there seem to be more individuals leaving their original chosen sport and making it in AFL. Read of that how you want. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, mack said:

AFL values athleticism more than skill.

Yep, its all about athleticism, hence you can get a guy like Folau who has never played it and turn him into a professional inside of 12 months.

See also the Womens AFL, they have gone out recruiting from Basketball and Soccer again, if you can run a lot and jump, and optionally kick a ball straight, then rest you can pick up as you go

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Imagine playing hide and seek against a Giants supporter, you could never win. 9,000 of them managed to hide the other night and the TV cameras couldn't find them

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎13‎/‎05‎/‎2018 at 6:28 PM, StringerBellend said:

 

if you can run a lot and jump, and optionally kick a ball straight, then rest you can pick up as you go

And if you can't kick a ball straight, we'll give you a point anyway.

FMD. What sort of sport rewards someone for a fail?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Wanderboy said:

And if you can't kick a ball straight, we'll give you a point anyway.

FMD. What sort of sport rewards someone for a fail?

You should check out Gaelic Football. Six points for a goal, so many for over the goal and points for being wide as well.

AFL was based on Gaelic Football and was invented to keep cricketers in the winter!

Edited by Paul01
Correction

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"You should check out Gaelic Football. Six points for a goal, so many for over the goal and points for being wide as well".

Incorrect, Gaelic Football is more skillful than AFL. 3 Points for a goal (goals have goalkeepers) and 1 Point for scoring over the crossbar and between the sticks. A wee bit of research doesn't go astray.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Ossified said:

"You should check out Gaelic Football. Six points for a goal, so many for over the goal and points for being wide as well".

Incorrect, Gaelic Football is more skillful than AFL. 3 Points for a goal (goals have goalkeepers) and 1 Point for scoring over the crossbar and between the sticks. A wee bit of research doesn't go astray.

Maybe i was thinking of their crazy crossover game "international rules"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Paul01 said:

Maybe i was thinking of their crazy crossover game "international rules"

Probably, AFL was codified a few years before Gaelic Football was, however, Gaelic Football and esp Hurling are steeped in Irish culture and folklore, but you're right AFL was invented to keep cricketers fit during the winter and was almost certainly based on Gaelic Football. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Couple of things.

THe whole "keep fit in winter thing" is a gross misinterpretation of the letter that Wills wrote asking for people to meet with him to start playing football in winter. He was taking the piss when he wrote that. The tone of the letter is satirical .He's just saying, cricket season is over, let's organise some football.

Wills went to Rugby school, and the other people who met with him to write the rules had all been at English public schools that played football. Wills was also playing cricket at Cambridge when the students there were trying to codify football so that people from different schools could play the one game (they all had different rules). He wasn't directly involved in that but would have been aware. AFL is not based on Irish games, it's based on the football that was being played at places like Rugby, Eton etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is too good not to put here:

 

AFL as a true global sport? Don't laugh - it could happen

Just how far-fetched is it to think one day an AFL team could be permanently based in Shanghai?t

Afer Port Adelaide and the Gold Coast played the first ever game in China for premiership points last year, they were met with a typical chorus of naysayers. Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett didn’t mince his words when he described it as “an absolute waste of time and money”.

Undeterred, Port and the Gold Coast are heading back to do it all again in Shanghai this weekend. And the idea that the AFL could one day expand beyond our national shores may not be as fanciful as many might think.

Shanghai is the biggest city in China, home to more than 25 million people. China has a population of over 1.3 billion. Shanghai is also home to several big Chinese businesses who just might be interested in introducing themselves to the Australian market by leveraging a sponsorship with a club in Australia's most popular football code.

And if only a quarter of a per cent of all those living in the greater Shanghai area became members, they'd end up with more than 60,000, far from the worst membership tally in the AFL. The team would not need to be the biggest sport in Shanghai, just big enough to establish itself. 

The different time zones need not be an issue. Shanghai shares the same time zone as Perth. Logistically, it would be tough. Travelling from Shanghai to Australia every second or even third week would be draining, but then again, the AFL is constantly floating the idea of changing the mechanics of the fixture, so logistics alone is no reason to kill off the notion.

Of course the AFL has played with the idea of permanently setting up shop overseas before. Last year it was reported that in 1988 the VFL, led by chief executive Ross Oakley, briefly toyed with the idea of relocating a Melbourne club to Los Angeles.

More recently, the AFL has been investigating the possibility of playing a game for premiership points in India, home to more than a billion of the world’s inhabitants.

The idea driving these overseas explorations is that the domestic market may not be big enough to support the plethora of elite, professional sports already fighting for our attention in Australia. Many sports administrators wonder where the money will come from. Some believe overseas markets might be the answer.

Of course, there are those that just can’t see it ever happening. And if it does happen, they refuse to believe it could work. And, in fairness, they may be right.

But then again, they might also be the same people who said Twenty20 cricket would never work. After all, if you said 50 years ago that a new game of cricket that was only 40 overs in length and played over a few short hours would be taking the cricket world by storm today, you’d be laughed out of town.

The ridiculous can become reality in the blink of an eye.

In 2011, Kevin Sheedy called for a game to be played in China for premiership points. Many said he was crazy. It happened in 2017.

Last season he called for each game of the opening round of the AFL season to be played overseas. Who knows, it just might happen one day.

So what does the future hold? Could it be that one day, many decades from now, we could have an AFL competition that includes teams from China, India and America? Perhaps they’ll be the biggest franchises in an AFLX world competition.

With new and advanced technology driving a rapidly changing world, it would be a brave person to try to guess what the sporting landscape will look like 50 years from today.

It might look just as it does now. But the more likely prediction is that things will be different.

Just how different is anyone’s guess.

Sam Duncan is a lecturer in sports media and an Age columnist.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

******* lol.

I really wish Kim J Un would see who the real enemy of this world is, and use his weapons accordingly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, Wanderboy said:

******* lol.

I really wish Kim J Un would see who the real enemy of this world is, and use his weapons accordingly.

AFL HQ in Melbourne co-ordinates required:rofl:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What ******* wank fest. This guy needs to lay off the crack if he thinks playing an occasional game from the local competition will take AFL global. Where does he lecture? In his bathroom looking at the mirror?

I’m no lecturer (except maybe to my kids),  and knowledge of media is virtually zero, but logic would suggest (to me) you need some sort of local  competition to be able to claim any sort of global tag. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, SomeGuy1977 said:

What ******* wank fest. This guy needs to lay off the crack if he thinks playing an occasional game from the local competition will take AFL global. Where does he lecture? In his bathroom looking at the mirror?

I’m no lecturer (except maybe to my kids),  and knowledge of media is virtually zero, but logic would suggest (to me) you need some sort of local  competition to be able to claim any sort of global tag. 

I've checked this guy out.....As a sports media person and columnist he's 100% AFL and probably doesn't even acknowledge that other sports exist.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, MartinTyler said:

I've checked this guy out.....As a sports media person and columnist he's 100% AFL and probably doesn't even acknowledge that other sports exist.

unless its to bash them. he wrote a "why no one is watching the A-league" article a little while back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, MartinTyler said:

I've checked this guy out.....As a sports media person and columnist he's 100% AFL and probably doesn't even acknowledge that other sports exist.

 

2 hours ago, theguyyouwishyouwere said:

unless its to bash them. he wrote a "why no one is watching the A-league" article a little while back.

Neither of these are a surprise, which also means he's not likely lay of the crack.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m in Shanghai right now for work. That article explains the 5-6 people on my flight on Monday wearing Port Adelaide gear. Figured they got a discount on the Sydney to Adelaide trip if they had a stop over in China...

Also the only sports I’ve seen on tv here are football and basketball. Last night all the pubs and restaurants had the Shanghai SIPG v Kashima Antlers ACL game on every screen. If the Chinese people are going to embrace any sport its football.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I never visit this thread.

Today, it was actually worth a look.

Hilarious!

 

:lol::lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just remembered that the latest participation in sport excluded kids playing only at school, so the AFL participation rate in NSW dropped off markedly.

Edited by Paul01
Added info

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That makes sense because in a lot of cases in NSW, Auskick is forced on them at schools in the form of compulsory sport.

Of course those forced kids are included in the Auskick numbers so AFL HQ can squeal that the sport is BOOMING in NSW.

They're a fraud.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, mack said:

 

Obviously never been to a WSW game. That sandwich can be pretty risky at SOP.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whether the AFL's second China excursion can be considered a resounding success is up for debate.

Officials had been expecting a sellout crowd of about 11,000 fans and came close to hitting that number with an official attendance of 10,689.

But large sections of seating were empty, suggesting there were plenty of spectators who chose not to stick around for the full game.

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/port-down-gold-coast-in-afl-s-china-game

Looked like there was only about 4-5000 people from the vision l saw. The AFL spin machine would gain employment with the North Korean government.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...