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    Quote Originally Posted by ripper868 View Post
    Not really, it's always been soccer here, can perfectly understand calling it Football in England, but since i was a little tacker everything I've known about it has been soccer...the National Soccer League, The Socceroos...Don't get why some ****tards (aussies) as you put it get ****ty when people who have called it soccer there whole life continue to do so based on reaching the world cup in 06.
    TBF your association changed its name from the Australian Soccer Association to Football Federation Australia in 2005.

    Don't give a rats, myself. Contrary to popular belief "soccer" is an English coinage anyway.
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    Yep. Some geezer asked some other geezer if he was going to play rugger and he said he'd rather play "soccer".

    A lot of people don't realise that it's a derivative of the term "association"
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    Quote Originally Posted by roseboy64 View Post
    It's ingrained into the culture in some countries. Gains advantage.
    What a crock of ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Yep. Some geezer asked some other geezer if he was going to play rugger and he said he'd rather play "soccer".

    A lot of people don't realise that it's a derivative of the term "association"
    Indeed.

    And tbf there are 4 codes of football here. The term soccer really needs to be used to differentiate. If you say you're going to the footy on the weekend here, you might be going to a game of league, AFL, soccer or (least likely of all) rah rah.
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    But you can't call it "AFL" because AFL is a league. The sport itself is Aussie Rules football.

    You don't go and play "Barclays Premier League" in the backyard. You play football/soccer.

    Same thing with Aussie Rules.

    Otherwise the name of the sport changed from VFL to AFL a few decades ago
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    Aussie Rules it is.

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    Why can't you say "I'm going to an AFL/ NRL/ Super 14/ Club Rugby (yeah I know, club rugby heh) game" though?

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    Football = Aussie rules.

    If I said to someone I'm going to have a kick of the footy and they assume it's anything other than Aussie Rules I'd punch them square in the kisser.
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    Yeah I see your point, though it must be said that for others they'd assume you were off to play league. Which is why soccer needs to be called soccer here.

    It's soccer ffs. Hate this ****. It's like people who want to be called "Englishmen" instead of "Pommie ****".

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    What a crock of ****.
    What?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Why can't you say "I'm going to an AFL/ NRL/ Super 14/ Club Rugby (yeah I know, club rugby heh) game" though?
    Keep ratting on rugby and you'll find yourself alone on Wednesdays...particularly club rugby.
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    Not a bad game, just that three men and a dog go to watch it is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Not a bad game, just that three men and a dog go to watch it is all.
    Bout all you get to a club League game as well tbf (meaning club as in amateur - not NRL)

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