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Thread: The thread where stephen & jimmy debate NRL vs AFL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Why can't you like both? The obvious answer is that reasonable people can, however, Queenslanders are all troppo because of the humidity and heat, and Victorians are always miserable and walking around with their heads down trying to stay warm in bleak city. The result is residents of both States are incapable of having sufficient brain cells to support two codes of football at once, and as a result take an either/ or approach. Whereas we in NSW, as the sensible centrists in the best, most temperate climate, support both because we have the brain capacity to do so.

    It's the same reason we are the beating heart of the sensible centre of the country. Most (though by no means all) hard line Antifa, deep State, Cryto-Commies (did I say all that conspiracy **** correctly, Ausage?) are from Melbourne. Most of the loony rightwing ****tards are from Queensland - the State where the Tories are somehow still popular, and which gives us Dutton, Hanson and Clive Palmer.

    We in NSW are in between these two extremes geographically and ideologically. We are the sensible centre and therefore support both codes. The rest of you can **** off.
    Whilst you yourself might enjoy both codes mate, most people from Sydney are staunch anti-AFL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    nrl is bad
    Spark on the money as always. Proper use of lower case letters for nrl.

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    Never has the title of a thread been more unappealing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy101 View Post
    Whilst you yourself might enjoy both codes mate, most people from Sydney are staunch anti-AFL.
    Sounds like AFL is the national game of the arsehole of Australia.
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    The idea that football (the association kind) being low scoring makes it unsatisfying is hilarious.

    Anyone who thinks that will never in their life experience via sport the emotion that I did when James Norwoodís header crossed the line last May. But those who know, know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy101 View Post
    Are you kidding me? The RL/RU schism happened in England. There is nothing Australian about the origins of Rugby League. If anything BOTH codes were derived from Union.

    Aussie Rules also combines big tackles, skillful passing, fleet footwork, speed, strength and endurance. Other sports that create a ferocious whirlwind of big hits and clever play akin to League include Aussie Rules, Rugby Union, American football & Canadian football.

    Admittedly I like the scoring system of RL & points are indeed well earned. A friend of mine once said whilst soccer is too low scoring & AFL is too high, rugby has the best balance. He hates League mind you (nuts All Blacks fan).



    Not sure about those analogies considering both hockey & basketball are both non-contact sports. Over the years several AFL players have successfully crossed over to American football & enjoyed sustained runs in the NFL (see Darren Bennett, Ben Graham & Saverio Rocca). On the flipside, League superstars such as Karmichael Hunt & Isreal Falou couldn't hardly get a kick during their respective AFL careers.
    Hockey being ice hockey.

    The afl players who have careers in the nfl are specialist kickers. Nfl is more like NRL inasmuch as the game is about field position and big hits and penetrating defenses.

    Rugby league is a game for the working classes. It started because players wanted to become professional players. And since then it's been constantly making the game better to watch. Much like Australia has spawned from English culture but is now much greater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    The idea that football (the association kind) being low scoring makes it unsatisfying is hilarious.

    Anyone who thinks that will never in their life experience via sport the emotion that I did when James Norwood’s header crossed the line last May. But those who know, know.
    We could use a man like Norwood in the AFL but we're not worthy to tell you the truth. There's a reason why I selected Jimmer in round 1 of the draft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausage View Post
    Sounds like AFL is the national game of the arsehole of Australia.
    You mean Brisbane, Australia's Chennai? That's RL country bro, they're the guys in maroon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    Rugby league is a game for the working classes. It started because players wanted to become professional players. And since then it's been constantly making the game better to watch. Much like Australia has spawned from English culture but is now much greater.
    So what? Like I said, that happened in England something like 30 years before the Sydney RFL was founded. Not uniquely Australian, and going professional isn't even something that's unique to Rugby League. Heaps of sports were already professional by that time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy101 View Post
    We could use a man like Norwood in the AFL but we're not worthy to tell you the truth. There's a reason why I selected Jimmer in round 1 of the draft.
    Excellent post
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy101 View Post
    Whilst you yourself might enjoy both codes mate, most people from Sydney are staunch anti-AFL.
    This is just not true these days.

    Iím disappointed you have used American football as an example of anything which decent people would want their own code to in any way resemble. Fmd itís a terrible sport.

    One thing which rugby league does have going for it is the first game in Australia was played at Birchgrove Oval, just down the road from my place. Beautiful old ground in the best setting in Sydney (and by extension, anywhere in the world).

    Itís intersting how many of the old inner west locals still have links to the old league teams. Obviously thereís a lot of support for the Tigers here, and over at Newtown they still play at Henson Park and pull a good crowd. If you go for a run or a ride around Glebe and Annandale, youíll come across a few of the old ovals which are mentioned in the stories of the good old days. Iím sure itís the same around the inner suburbs of Melbourne wrt the old afl clubs too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    This is just not true these days.

    I’m disappointed you have used American football as an example of anything which decent people would want their own code to in any way resemble. Fmd it’s a terrible sport.

    One thing which rugby league does have going for it is the first game in Australia was played at Birchgrove Oval, just down the road from my place. Beautiful old ground in the best setting in Sydney (and by extension, anywhere in the world).

    It’s intersting how many of the old inner west locals still have links to the old league teams. Obviously there’s a lot of support for the Tigers here, and over at Newtown they still play at Henson Park and pull a good crowd. If you go for a run or a ride around Glebe and Annandale, you’ll come across a few of the old ovals which are mentioned in the stories of the good old days. I’m sure it’s the same around the inner suburbs of Melbourne wrt the old afl clubs too.
    That's good to hear actually. I wasn't aware that Sydney had such tolerance for each of the four main codes. And too bloody right American football is a terrible sport. Every few years some mates of mine here & there will try to throw a superbowl party, and every time I show up I try to give the sport a decent chance and try to get into it but it's just terrible on every conceivable format. Too much stopping & restarting for my liking.

    I actually thought you might have been a Tigers fan. I find it really strange though that they took a club that was based in the heartland of Sydney and moved them out so far west! That being said, Sydney's west is probably the part of the city that is devolving at the quickest rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    The analogous American sports are:

    Cricket: baseball
    League: nfl
    Union: hockey
    Afl: basketball
    Let the record state that it was stephen who was drawing comparisons to his sport an American football.

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    Actually a Parra fan. Born and bred there. Tigers have always been my second team though.

    Tigers went the way of a lot of inner city clubs and merged with Wests where others died. Newtown went in 83 or so, Glebe went decadeís before then. Souths had to go to court to get readmitred, St George merged with Illawarra. There were just too many Sydney based sides so they had to merge/ consolidate or theyíd die.

    Saddest part of the whole exercise was Manly surviving over Northís because it rained at Gosford for a year and Canterbury also making it. If only those two sides had gone, the game would be perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Actually a Parra fan. Born and bred there. Tigers have always been my second team though.

    Tigers went the way of a lot of inner city clubs and merged with Wests where others died. Newtown went in 83 or so, Glebe went decade’s before then. Souths had to go to court to get readmitred, St George merged with Illawarra. There were just too many Sydney based sides so they had to merge/ consolidate or they’d die.

    Saddest part of the whole exercise was Manly surviving over North’s because it rained at Gosford for a year and Canterbury also making it. If only those two sides had gone, the game would be perfect.
    The merger-mania years of the 80's & 90's must have been a crazy time for RL in general. On top of that you had a whole bunch of franchise teams popping up all over the place. Think at one stage in the late 90's you had 12 teams in the ARL & another 10 teams in Super League. Surely the overall standard of the game must have taken a hit during that time what with more than 20 professional clubs floating around. Crazy when you look back at it.

    It's good to see the Bears still exist in some form. Who knows? Maybe they'll somehow make it back into the top flight one day.

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