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OT: AFL for the aussies

Sorry... i had to start this, whether anybody replies....

My team lost by 3 points last nite I was at a party and the tv was on, and everyone was watching and no-one was too happy.
To the other aussie.... which team do you guys support???
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I support any team thats not Victorian! Sorry guys!
But I'll say Dockers cos my sister will kill me if I don't!
I also like the eagles Jess & the Crows Ash!
Good idea Jess cos now we can talk aussie stuff in here & not fill the other threads with it & annoy every-1 else

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I support any team thats not Victorian! Sorry guys!
But I'll say Dockers cos my sister will kill me if I don't!
I also like the eagles Jess & the Crows Ash!
Good idea Jess cos now we can talk aussie stuff in here & not fill the other threads with it & annoy every-1 else
Yeah... I just watched the dockers game.. pity they lost but i did tip sydney. im actually watching the soccer now, c'mon glory
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Yeah... I just watched the dockers game.. pity they lost but i did tip sydney. im actually watching the soccer now, c'mon glory
yeah my sister was most upset!
My dad tipped them to lose too!
How are the glory going?

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yeah my sister was most upset!
My dad tipped them to lose too!
How are the glory going?
Its going into extra time, coz its nil all at the end of the 90 minutes. Hope it doesnt go to penalties, coz thats how the glory lost a few years ago.

Im not a big soccer fan, but sum of my friends are, and when we were 16/17 we would go to the home games coz it only cost us less than $5 to get in. It was sumthing to do sat nites before we could go to the pub
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GLORY JUST WON!!!!!
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i go for carlton and, can you believe it,
WE WON!!!!!!


don't know anything about soccer or rugby tho, but that's a victorian for ya!
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Can anybody teach me a bit of AFL ... i'd like to understand the rules , seems they're pretty different than the ones from european football !!
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i go for carlton and, can you believe it,
WE WON!!!!!!


don't know anything about soccer or rugby tho, but that's a victorian for ya!
Yeah, i tipped calton... so im happy for you

I dont know a hell of a lot about soccer, and nothing bout rugby... but we needed one perth team to win this weekend
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GO THE ROOS! We won too! (And Tassie won in the VFL!)

I know next to nothing about rugby...although I do like Mat Rogers (he plays union right?!) but I enjoy soccer.

I think teaching a European all the intricacies (sp?) of Aussie Rules is just as hard as teaching all us Aussies how to speak Dutch!

btw great idea for a thread!
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GO THE ROOS! We won too! (And Tassie won in the VFL!)

I know next to nothing about rugby...although I do like Mat Rogers (he plays union right?!) but I enjoy soccer.

I think teaching a European all the intricacies (sp?) of Aussie Rules is just as hard as teaching all us Aussies how to speak Dutch!

btw great idea for a thread!
Thanks

But your right about trying to teach it. Its rather complicated
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Can anybody teach me a bit of AFL ... i'd like to understand the rules , seems they're pretty different than the ones from european football !!
They are very different.... and very hard to explain. Ive heard them refer to AFL as "aerial pingpong".
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Can anybody teach me a bit of AFL ... i'd like to understand the rules , seems they're pretty different than the ones from european football !!
yes...very different...in AFL, you can use your hands. lol and yes it's referred to as 'aerial pingpong'
you play on an oval grass field, with 4 poles at each end. 2 poles are longer-they're in the middle, on the outer edges, are 2 shorter poles. so it looks like this:

i l l i
ok if that makes sense forget the dots on top of the i's.
*players pass the ball down the field by kicking, running or handballing.

*you get 6 points for kicking the ball through the longer 2 poles (through these two- l l -that's a goal)

*1 point for kicking it through either of the other shorter ones (through either i l or through l i -that's called a behind)

*it's played in 4 quarters that last 20 minutes each.

*to start off at the beginning of the game, the umpire chucks the ball at the ground, making it bounce up pretty high. Any player can catch it and so starts the kicking, handballing running etc

*if the ball (or the player holding the ball) goes over the sidelines, the ball is again chucked at the ground by the umpire, just like the start of the game

thats pretty much the basics did it make sense?
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You did well explaining the basics.... it can be kinda hard to understand. After growing up on AFL, i suppose i know everything. Like i have no clue on rugby or soccer
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