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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.
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    "since i was a little tacker everything I've known about it has been football..the Football Federation of Australia...Don't get why some ****tards (aussies) as you put it get ****ty when people who have called it football there whole life continue to do so"

    Times will change and reckon one day everyone will call it Football in Australia. 10 years no one used the term NRL, Super Rugby or AFL. It was VFL or Aussie Rules back then btw. Though like some oldies still call the Roosters, Easts. Some people will still call Football, soccer in Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    Fast forward 20 years...

    "since i was a little tacker everything I've known about it has been football..the Football Federation of Australia...Don't get why some ****tards (aussies) as you put it get ****ty when people who have called it football there whole life continue to do so"

    Times will change and reckon one day everyone will call it Football in Australia. 10 years no one used the term NRL, Super Rugby or AFL. It was VFL or Aussie Rules back then btw. Though like some oldies still call the Roosters, Easts. Some people will still call Football, soccer in Australia.
    Haha it was VFL 10 years ago??
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Haha it was VFL 10 years ago??
    Was more commenting on Jono comment that people didn't call it VFL, but Aussie Rules. Always been called AFL or VFL in Sydney. Not many people I know call it Aussie Rules for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    Was more commenting on Jono comment that people didn't call it VFL, but Aussie Rules. Always been called AFL or VFL in Sydney. Not many people I know call it Aussie Rules for some reason.
    Sydney/Canberra (and I guess most parts of Queensland) are the only places I've been in Australia where the majority of people don't refer to Aussie Rules as simply football.

    Jono's point was that it's stupid to call Aussie Rules AFL or VFL, because it's the league, not the sport. Like you can't say 'I'm going down the park to play AFL', because clearly you don't play in the Australian Football League.


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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Sydney/Canberra (and I guess most parts of Queensland) are the only places I've been in Australia where the majority of people don't refer to Aussie Rules as simply football.

    Jono's point was that it's stupid to call Aussie Rules AFL or VFL, because it's the league, not the sport. Like you can't say 'I'm going down the park to play AFL', because clearly you don't play in the Australian Football League.
    That what most people say around here, 'I'm going down the park to play AFL'. It is stupid but that is the common term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    That what most people say around here, 'I'm going down the park to play AFL'. It is stupid but that is the common term.
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    Guess my female cousin is going to play some WNBL tonight at uni.
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    Call rugby league "NRL", just because I'm petty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Guess my female cousin is going to play some WNBL tonight at uni.


    Don't see why it's such a big issue though tbh. I agree it sounds stupid to refer to Aussie Rules as AFL, but I can understand why people do it.
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    Can accept Aussie Rules being called football TBH. Enough foot in it to warrent it. Plus it looks an awesome sport, despite the fact I have NFI of the rules bar aim towards some big poles and get more for between the middle ones (mind.... that looks like all the rules to me, everything else goes)
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    There did apear to be some other rules but I had no clue what was going on, everyone kept shouting 'hands in the back' or something. Seems to be their equivalanet to 'hand ball' as the foul that the crowd always calls.

    Was pretty good to be fair though, would probably watch it if they showed it over here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    There did apear to be some other rules but I had no clue what was going on, everyone kept shouting 'hands in the back' or something. Seems to be their equivalanet to 'hand ball' as the foul that the crowd always calls.

    Was pretty good to be fair though, would probably watch it if they showed it over here.
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    never knew that, not that I am particularly inclined to watch Eurosport.

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