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The article keeps referring to the “Italian pronunciation”. It’s a name, there’s only the right way to say it and the wrong way to say it. 

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17 minutes ago, Davo said:

The article keeps referring to the “Italian pronunciation”. It’s a name, there’s only the right way to say it and the wrong way to say it. 

For those of us of Italian extraction,  we've had years of mispronunciation.

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What an absolute gronk.

How to we say your name? **** witt is it? Sorry, we're in australia mate, that's how we say it. smh

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55 minutes ago, Neverbloom said:

the afl invented china

That explains soooo much!

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Saw a bit of the AFL match in Shanghai on the weekend while having a bite at the casino.  It felt pretty bizzare.  Didn't look like many locals in attendance at all. 

Must say I was surprised that there is still an oval shaped sports ground there.  Maybe left over from when the Brits were there in the old days.

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Midgets get 7k on the weekend, everyone asking why it's so low.

We all know why :rofl:

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The AFL attempting to rewrite the history of the sports origin, to suit their narrative again.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-14/afl-latest-stance-proves-history-of-aussie-rules-is-in-debate/11202802

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According to the AFL's general manager of social policy and inclusion Tanya Hosch:

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"We are aware of this part of the game's history being contested and at some stage I hope the AFL will formally resolve this but as it stands, we now have a statement that acknowledges and accepts the link between Marngrook and Australian Rules Football.

"This gives us a good step forward in terms of acknowledgment in future historical records of the game.

So basically, we're successfully rewriting history.

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That article is a good balanced look.

It touches on it, but they always bang on about the "high marking" - which didn't become part of the game until the late 19th century.

Love the quotes at the end about the image making. It's so bang on. The week there's the doco about Goodes, and that's when they sign off on their apology. ****wits.

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You have to laugh at the AFL flogs.....!

AFL fans cop what we in football put up with week in week out out and the media go .. the poor AFL fans aren't allowed to be c***s anymore.....Welcome to our world....what a bunch of sooks. 

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Yep...they're actually having a whinge  about it on The Drum right now.

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I'm convinced their aim is to keep their sport in the news daily, any exposure good or bad is fine by them.

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12 hours ago, sonar said:

You have to laugh at the AFL flogs.....!

AFL fans cop what we in football put up with week in week out out and the media go .. the poor AFL fans aren't allowed to be c***s anymore.....Welcome to our world....what a bunch of sooks. 

And thanks to Kennett's moronic comments, its taken a familiar turn....now those poor vegemites who just want to get a bit pissed, chuck a few haymakers and smack a couple of people ,and maybe call a couple of players monkeys (you know...the ones who dont know their place) and threaten the odd referee are being watched by ethnics goose stepping up and down the bays and who hate real aussies, and their "kultcha"

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10 hours ago, Horus said:

And thanks to Kennett's moronic comments, its taken a familiar turn....now those poor vegemites who just want to get a bit pissed, chuck a few haymakers and smack a couple of people ,and maybe call a couple of players monkeys (you know...the ones who dont know their place) and threaten the odd referee are being watched by ethnics goose stepping up and down the bays and who hate real aussies, and their "kultcha"

they need segregation just like them "sokkah" hooligans, they claim to be "kulchered" yet have also proved that opposite fans can't sit next to each other, surprise surprise. Away bays for fans of all sports!

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Waleed from The Project said, now they know the treatment soccer fans have suffered for years

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Geoff Lawson on Bill & Boz having a whinge about the AFL.

apparently the AFL have demanded a drop-in pitch for the SCG. He’s supporting Cricket NSW stance against a drop-in pitch at the SCG. 

Apparently, the head of the SCG Trust is the Chairman of the GWS.

The AFL believe they own every ground even it does not.

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The AFL play 11 games there a season. They have destroyed pitches throughout the country with their drop in pieces of ****. 

There's way more cricket played there.

The AFL can get ****ed. Thankfully Brisbane and Sydney have held out. I hope that continues.

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More of a whinge from the AFL about the SCG. Poor darlings are feeling like second class citizens when they travel north apparently.

Jonathan Brown says AFL treated like ‘second-class citizens’ in NSW and Queensland

Triple premiership Lion Jonathan Brown says the AFL is treated like “second-class citizens” in the northern states as the ugly stand-off between multiple parties over a possible SCG drop-in wicket continues.

The SCG Trust, prompted by a request from the AFL, has formed a committee to assess the merits of switching to drop-in pitches at a venue which has hosted Test cricket since 1882.

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan fired off a strongly-worded letter to the Trust earlier this year, having taken up the fight for drop-ins on behalf of SCG tenants Sydney Swans.

But Cricket Australia (CA) boss Kevin Roberts made it clear last week he “unconditionally supports” Cricket NSW’s opposition to drop-in wickets at the SCG, adding that ripping up “arguably the most unique pitch in world cricket” wouldn’t be in the interests of Australian sports fans or SCG members.

Speaking on Fox Footy’s On The Couch, Brown said the attitude of both cricket organisations was typical of how the AFL is viewed in New South Wales and Queensland.

“Look at all the empty stands when the cricket’s on and the packed stands when the footy’s on,” Brown told On The Couch with tongue somewhat planted in cheek.

“AFL is second-class citizens north of the border. That’s what it comes back to — it’s as simple as that.

“If it was rugby league that was the only winter code sport played on the SCG, I guarantee you there’d be a drop-in wicket.”

A change to a drop-in wicket would require an overhaul of the iconic ground, allowing a bigger entrance for drop-in wickets to be trucked in. However, it’s only a matter of time before the Trust lobbies for government funds to upgrade the Brewongle-Churchill stands and the drop-in switch could form part of that proposal.

The Trust would also have to find somewhere to grow the drop-in pitches in a packed precinct that has come to define Sydney’s increasingly heated code war.

Brownlow Medallist Gerard Healy, who played 81 games for the Swans from 1986 to 1990, described it as a “shallow debate” so far.

“The best reason so far that I’ve read against the change is that it’s called ‘a cricket ground’. Well, how convincing is that,” Healy told On The Couch.

“The Adelaide wicket has already proven that new technology in drop-in wickets can provide an even better surface than the old, so it should not be feared.

“Surely major venues have an obligation to be as multi-purposed as possible, surely all major venues are obligated to provide the safest possible playing field, which from personal experience the hardened centre wicket is not.

“Surely we need a more sophisticated debate than what we’ve already had.”

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-2019-jonathan-brown-says-afl-treated-like-secondclass-citizens-in-nsw-and-queensland/news-story/2ad2330a2e1b2b01fd0c6d4f8ef573ce

 

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4 minutes ago, SomeGuy1977 said:

More of a whinge from the AFL about the SCG. Poor darlings are feeling like second class citizens when they travel north apparently.

Jonathan Brown says AFL treated like ‘second-class citizens’ in NSW and Queensland

Triple premiership Lion Jonathan Brown says the AFL is treated like “second-class citizens” in the northern states as the ugly stand-off between multiple parties over a possible SCG drop-in wicket continues.

The SCG Trust, prompted by a request from the AFL, has formed a committee to assess the merits of switching to drop-in pitches at a venue which has hosted Test cricket since 1882.

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan fired off a strongly-worded letter to the Trust earlier this year, having taken up the fight for drop-ins on behalf of SCG tenants Sydney Swans.

But Cricket Australia (CA) boss Kevin Roberts made it clear last week he “unconditionally supports” Cricket NSW’s opposition to drop-in wickets at the SCG, adding that ripping up “arguably the most unique pitch in world cricket” wouldn’t be in the interests of Australian sports fans or SCG members.

Speaking on Fox Footy’s On The Couch, Brown said the attitude of both cricket organisations was typical of how the AFL is viewed in New South Wales and Queensland.

“Look at all the empty stands when the cricket’s on and the packed stands when the footy’s on,” Brown told On The Couch with tongue somewhat planted in cheek.

“AFL is second-class citizens north of the border. That’s what it comes back to — it’s as simple as that.

“If it was rugby league that was the only winter code sport played on the SCG, I guarantee you there’d be a drop-in wicket.”

A change to a drop-in wicket would require an overhaul of the iconic ground, allowing a bigger entrance for drop-in wickets to be trucked in. However, it’s only a matter of time before the Trust lobbies for government funds to upgrade the Brewongle-Churchill stands and the drop-in switch could form part of that proposal.

The Trust would also have to find somewhere to grow the drop-in pitches in a packed precinct that has come to define Sydney’s increasingly heated code war.

Brownlow Medallist Gerard Healy, who played 81 games for the Swans from 1986 to 1990, described it as a “shallow debate” so far.

“The best reason so far that I’ve read against the change is that it’s called ‘a cricket ground’. Well, how convincing is that,” Healy told On The Couch.

“The Adelaide wicket has already proven that new technology in drop-in wickets can provide an even better surface than the old, so it should not be feared.

“Surely major venues have an obligation to be as multi-purposed as possible, surely all major venues are obligated to provide the safest possible playing field, which from personal experience the hardened centre wicket is not.

“Surely we need a more sophisticated debate than what we’ve already had.”

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-2019-jonathan-brown-says-afl-treated-like-secondclass-citizens-in-nsw-and-queensland/news-story/2ad2330a2e1b2b01fd0c6d4f8ef573ce

 

At least they feel like citizens rather than aliens when they leave their home state.

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13 minutes ago, SomeGuy1977 said:

More of a whinge from the AFL about the SCG. Poor darlings are feeling like second class citizens when they travel north apparently.

Jonathan Brown says AFL treated like ‘second-class citizens’ in NSW and Queensland

Triple premiership Lion Jonathan Brown says the AFL is treated like “second-class citizens” in the northern states as the ugly stand-off between multiple parties over a possible SCG drop-in wicket continues.

The SCG Trust, prompted by a request from the AFL, has formed a committee to assess the merits of switching to drop-in pitches at a venue which has hosted Test cricket since 1882.

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan fired off a strongly-worded letter to the Trust earlier this year, having taken up the fight for drop-ins on behalf of SCG tenants Sydney Swans.

But Cricket Australia (CA) boss Kevin Roberts made it clear last week he “unconditionally supports” Cricket NSW’s opposition to drop-in wickets at the SCG, adding that ripping up “arguably the most unique pitch in world cricket” wouldn’t be in the interests of Australian sports fans or SCG members.

Speaking on Fox Footy’s On The Couch, Brown said the attitude of both cricket organisations was typical of how the AFL is viewed in New South Wales and Queensland.

“Look at all the empty stands when the cricket’s on and the packed stands when the footy’s on,” Brown told On The Couch with tongue somewhat planted in cheek.

“AFL is second-class citizens north of the border. That’s what it comes back to — it’s as simple as that.

“If it was rugby league that was the only winter code sport played on the SCG, I guarantee you there’d be a drop-in wicket.”

A change to a drop-in wicket would require an overhaul of the iconic ground, allowing a bigger entrance for drop-in wickets to be trucked in. However, it’s only a matter of time before the Trust lobbies for government funds to upgrade the Brewongle-Churchill stands and the drop-in switch could form part of that proposal.

The Trust would also have to find somewhere to grow the drop-in pitches in a packed precinct that has come to define Sydney’s increasingly heated code war.

Brownlow Medallist Gerard Healy, who played 81 games for the Swans from 1986 to 1990, described it as a “shallow debate” so far.

“The best reason so far that I’ve read against the change is that it’s called ‘a cricket ground’. Well, how convincing is that,” Healy told On The Couch.

“The Adelaide wicket has already proven that new technology in drop-in wickets can provide an even better surface than the old, so it should not be feared.

“Surely major venues have an obligation to be as multi-purposed as possible, surely all major venues are obligated to provide the safest possible playing field, which from personal experience the hardened centre wicket is not.

“Surely we need a more sophisticated debate than what we’ve already had.”

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-2019-jonathan-brown-says-afl-treated-like-secondclass-citizens-in-nsw-and-queensland/news-story/2ad2330a2e1b2b01fd0c6d4f8ef573ce

 

To the AFL..........tough titties.....!

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51 minutes ago, SomeGuy1977 said:

More of a whinge from the AFL about the SCG. Poor darlings are feeling like second class citizens when they travel north apparently.

Jonathan Brown says AFL treated like ‘second-class citizens’ in NSW and Queensland

Triple premiership Lion Jonathan Brown says the AFL is treated like “second-class citizens” in the northern states as the ugly stand-off between multiple parties over a possible SCG drop-in wicket continues.

The SCG Trust, prompted by a request from the AFL, has formed a committee to assess the merits of switching to drop-in pitches at a venue which has hosted Test cricket since 1882.

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan fired off a strongly-worded letter to the Trust earlier this year, having taken up the fight for drop-ins on behalf of SCG tenants Sydney Swans.

But Cricket Australia (CA) boss Kevin Roberts made it clear last week he “unconditionally supports” Cricket NSW’s opposition to drop-in wickets at the SCG, adding that ripping up “arguably the most unique pitch in world cricket” wouldn’t be in the interests of Australian sports fans or SCG members.

Speaking on Fox Footy’s On The Couch, Brown said the attitude of both cricket organisations was typical of how the AFL is viewed in New South Wales and Queensland.

“Look at all the empty stands when the cricket’s on and the packed stands when the footy’s on,” Brown told On The Couch with tongue somewhat planted in cheek.

“AFL is second-class citizens north of the border. That’s what it comes back to — it’s as simple as that.

“If it was rugby league that was the only winter code sport played on the SCG, I guarantee you there’d be a drop-in wicket.”

A change to a drop-in wicket would require an overhaul of the iconic ground, allowing a bigger entrance for drop-in wickets to be trucked in. However, it’s only a matter of time before the Trust lobbies for government funds to upgrade the Brewongle-Churchill stands and the drop-in switch could form part of that proposal.

The Trust would also have to find somewhere to grow the drop-in pitches in a packed precinct that has come to define Sydney’s increasingly heated code war.

Brownlow Medallist Gerard Healy, who played 81 games for the Swans from 1986 to 1990, described it as a “shallow debate” so far.

“The best reason so far that I’ve read against the change is that it’s called ‘a cricket ground’. Well, how convincing is that,” Healy told On The Couch.

“The Adelaide wicket has already proven that new technology in drop-in wickets can provide an even better surface than the old, so it should not be feared.

“Surely major venues have an obligation to be as multi-purposed as possible, surely all major venues are obligated to provide the safest possible playing field, which from personal experience the hardened centre wicket is not.

“Surely we need a more sophisticated debate than what we’ve already had.”

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-2019-jonathan-brown-says-afl-treated-like-secondclass-citizens-in-nsw-and-queensland/news-story/2ad2330a2e1b2b01fd0c6d4f8ef573ce

 

By Multi purpose he means an AFL ground and no they don’t have an obligation to be multi purpose if it worries the swans so much they can move to SOP

Edited by StringerBellend

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Second class citizens lol. AFL is the reason ANZ is garbage, they got a free stadium & training facility at Blacktown for GWS then abandoned it, then a free stadium & training facility at the Homebush Showground.

If that's being a second class citizen what does that make NRL & Football, who were second in line for 20 years behind all these oval upgrades. They needed two teams at Parramatta to get a new stadium there, there are three major teams at the SFS and that still had to wait behind all the ovals, and ANZ isn't getting a knock down rebuild any more, leaving it still in a mediocre state because of the way AFL lobbied it keep it oval after the Olympics.

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47 minutes ago, SomeGuy1977 said:

More of a whinge from the AFL about the SCG. Poor darlings are feeling like second class citizens when they travel north apparently.

Jonathan Brown says AFL treated like ‘second-class citizens’ in NSW and Queensland

Triple premiership Lion Jonathan Brown says the AFL is treated like “second-class citizens” in the northern states as the ugly stand-off between multiple parties over a possible SCG drop-in wicket continues.

The SCG Trust, prompted by a request from the AFL, has formed a committee to assess the merits of switching to drop-in pitches at a venue which has hosted Test cricket since 1882.

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan fired off a strongly-worded letter to the Trust earlier this year, having taken up the fight for drop-ins on behalf of SCG tenants Sydney Swans.

But Cricket Australia (CA) boss Kevin Roberts made it clear last week he “unconditionally supports” Cricket NSW’s opposition to drop-in wickets at the SCG, adding that ripping up “arguably the most unique pitch in world cricket” wouldn’t be in the interests of Australian sports fans or SCG members.

Speaking on Fox Footy’s On The Couch, Brown said the attitude of both cricket organisations was typical of how the AFL is viewed in New South Wales and Queensland.

“Look at all the empty stands when the cricket’s on and the packed stands when the footy’s on,” Brown told On The Couch with tongue somewhat planted in cheek.

“AFL is second-class citizens north of the border. That’s what it comes back to — it’s as simple as that.

“If it was rugby league that was the only winter code sport played on the SCG, I guarantee you there’d be a drop-in wicket.”

A change to a drop-in wicket would require an overhaul of the iconic ground, allowing a bigger entrance for drop-in wickets to be trucked in. However, it’s only a matter of time before the Trust lobbies for government funds to upgrade the Brewongle-Churchill stands and the drop-in switch could form part of that proposal.

The Trust would also have to find somewhere to grow the drop-in pitches in a packed precinct that has come to define Sydney’s increasingly heated code war.

Brownlow Medallist Gerard Healy, who played 81 games for the Swans from 1986 to 1990, described it as a “shallow debate” so far.

“The best reason so far that I’ve read against the change is that it’s called ‘a cricket ground’. Well, how convincing is that,” Healy told On The Couch.

“The Adelaide wicket has already proven that new technology in drop-in wickets can provide an even better surface than the old, so it should not be feared.

“Surely major venues have an obligation to be as multi-purposed as possible, surely all major venues are obligated to provide the safest possible playing field, which from personal experience the hardened centre wicket is not.

“Surely we need a more sophisticated debate than what we’ve already had.”

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-2019-jonathan-brown-says-afl-treated-like-secondclass-citizens-in-nsw-and-queensland/news-story/2ad2330a2e1b2b01fd0c6d4f8ef573ce

 

I'm glad they understand that they are second class citizens in Sydney.  It would be sad if they continued with the delusion that they are anything but that.  The major benefit to the SCG they provide over winter is to aerate the surface.

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1 hour ago, Flytox said:

I'm glad they understand that they are second class citizens in Sydney.  It would be sad if they continued with the delusion that they are anything but that.  The major benefit to the SCG they provide over winter is to aerate the surface.

The problem is that the Chairman of the SCG Trust is also the Chairman of GWS. The conservatives have also moved Rodney  Cavalier on who is a cricket tragic.

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