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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by lardbucket on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 22:09

It's up there with field hockey in the public eye. Nice if we jag a win, but not life and death like a Test match, or watching your AFL side in a pressure match.

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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by horace on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 22:24

That is pretty much it.
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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by skully on Thu 07 Sep 2017, 00:31

lardbucket wrote:It's up there with field hockey in the public eye. Nice if we jag a win, but not life and death like a Test match, or watching your AFL side in a pressure match.

Not sure about the first sentence. There's always a sell out when Aus play soccer in this country.

But the rest is sage.
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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by embee on Thu 07 Sep 2017, 01:15

cant say I've been to a field hockey game
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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by horace on Thu 07 Sep 2017, 01:29

embee wrote:cant say I've been to a field hockey game

Where else is hockey played if not on a field?

I played a couple of scratch matches and watched a gf play quite a few games (same one played netball, in an equally violent manner).

I really liked watching it when I was a teenager - the game is highly skilled and quick and totally watchable. Like a lot of games it is better appreciated being there than watching it on the telly. 

Nowadays I prefer hurling. Embee if you ever go to Ireland I strongly recommend you and Lady A go to a game. Who knows if I finally get to emigrate there and you visit I'd gladly take you guys to both gaelic football and hurling matches.
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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by horace on Thu 07 Sep 2017, 01:31

ice hockey does not count!
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Post by skully on Thu 07 Sep 2017, 01:36

Ask a Canadian about that.
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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by horace on Thu 07 Sep 2017, 01:42

skully wrote:Ask a Canadian about that.

I try to avoid Canadians. btw what was the name of the Kanuck who used to post.

I'd consider ice hockey a sport if they did not wear helmets and were not swathed in mattresses.
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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by Bradman on Thu 07 Sep 2017, 05:18

horace wrote:
embee wrote:cant say I've been to a field hockey game

Where else is hockey played if not on a field?

I played a couple of scratch matches and watched a gf play quite a few games (same one played netball, in an equally violent manner).

I really liked watching it when I was a teenager - the game is highly skilled and quick and totally watchable. Like a lot of games it is better appreciated being there than watching it on the telly. 

Nowadays I prefer hurling. Embee if you ever go to Ireland I strongly recommend you and Lady A go to a game. Who knows if I finally get to emigrate there and you visit I'd gladly take you guys to both gaelic football and hurling matches.

The region I went to school in, for reasons lost to time, had a big gaelic sports tradition. Aussie rules background helped me get into it and hurling followed. More fun than soccer.
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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by skully on Thu 07 Sep 2017, 05:29

horace wrote:
skully wrote:Ask a Canadian about that.

I try to avoid Canadians. btw what was the name of the Kanuck who used to post.

I'd consider ice hockey a sport if they did not wear helmets and were not swathed in mattresses.

Yorkie Jill lives in Canada. Was it Sarah that was the Canuck?

I'm sure lardy or MB can remember.
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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by taipan on Thu 07 Sep 2017, 06:45

skully wrote:
horace wrote:
skully wrote:Ask a Canadian about that.

I try to avoid Canadians. btw what was the name of the Kanuck who used to post.

I'd consider ice hockey a sport if they did not wear helmets and were not swathed in mattresses.

Yorkie Jill lives in Canada. Was it Sarah that was the Canuck?

I'm sure lardy or MB can remember.

It was Sarah. Eventually became JB or something.
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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by taipan on Thu 07 Sep 2017, 06:47

horace wrote:
skully wrote:Ask a Canadian about that.

I try to avoid Canadians. btw what was the name of the Kanuck who used to post.

I'd consider ice hockey a sport if they did not wear helmets and were not swathed in mattresses.

Unlike cricket where you only have pads, thigh pad, inner thigh pad, box, gloves, chest protector, arm guard and helmet.
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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by JGK on Thu 07 Sep 2017, 07:11

horace wrote:ice hockey does not count!

skully wrote:Ask a Canadian about that.


In Canada it "coonts", not counts.

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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by JGK on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 04:28

The brouhaha over MAne's send off last night is hilarious. Every pundit who was a striker says "no red", every one who was a GK or defender says red every day of the week.

I'm in the latter camp.

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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by horace on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 09:08

Hi Fromage,

It would be helpful if this thread could be retitled 'soccer'.

thank you
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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by beamer on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 10:24

horace wrote:Hi Fromage,

It would be helpful if this thread could be retitled 'soccer'.

thank you
This isn't officially an Australian forum... around 198 of the 200 countries primarily call this game "football"...

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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by Big Dog on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 10:32

beamer wrote:
horace wrote:Hi Fromage,

It would be helpful if this thread could be retitled 'soccer'.

thank you
This isn't officially an Australian forum... around 198 of the 200 countries primarily call this game "football"...

Yeah... Laughing I thought Horries call was a bit presumptuous. Laughing
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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by horace on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 10:33

beamer wrote:
horace wrote:Hi Fromage,

It would be helpful if this thread could be retitled 'soccer'.

thank you
This isn't officially an Australian forum... around 198 of the 200 countries primarily call this game "football"...

Sometimes the minority is proven right ... albeit in the long term!  groucho
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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by taipan on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 10:40

beamer wrote:
horace wrote:Hi Fromage,

It would be helpful if this thread could be retitled 'soccer'.

thank you
This isn't officially an Australian forum... around 198 of the 200 countries primarily call this game "football"...

I did a bit of investigation into this a couple of years back. Soccer is actually a Pom term.
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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by beamer on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 10:46

taipan wrote:
beamer wrote:
horace wrote:Hi Fromage,

It would be helpful if this thread could be retitled 'soccer'.

thank you
This isn't officially an Australian forum... around 198 of the 200 countries primarily call this game "football"...

I did a bit of investigation into this a couple of years back. Soccer is actually a Pom term.
Yeah, it does originate here - started out as a posh counterpart to "rugger" I believe. Only caught on as the standard term in countries where a different form of "football" predominates though. Here these days it's only really used in things like TV show titles where it sounds catchier than "football", and in ironic references to Americanisms...

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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by taipan on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 10:48

So who are the two countries that use soccer?
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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by horace on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 10:50

taipan wrote:
beamer wrote:
horace wrote:Hi Fromage,

It would be helpful if this thread could be retitled 'soccer'.

thank you
This isn't officially an Australian forum... around 198 of the 200 countries primarily call this game "football"...

I did a bit of investigation into this a couple of years back. Soccer is actually a Pom term.

Taips - stop scaring me
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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by beamer on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 11:00

taipan wrote:So who are the two countries that use soccer?
Well, I was referring to US and Australia, though there's probably others.

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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by taipan on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 11:03

Primarily Soccer in SA.
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Re: Football - 2017/18 season

Post by taipan on Sun 10 Sep 2017, 11:06

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