…this is how it would land:
So, who’s excited about That One Day In October?
The imp in me wants a draw next week too, heh…
Such a nail-biter. I watched the game with one Collingwood supporter and the rest were Saints fans (well really Collingwood haters).
Australia? Me thinks the south-east corner of the country overestimates the care-factor of the rest of us.
dezinerau, I’d guess its a reference to the election as well as the AFL grand final.
So what’s the chance of the Rugby League grand final being a draw as well at full time?
dezinerau I think you mean all states apart from NSW and Qld.
At least I see you noticed it is a game for tossers. Aussie tools love Aussie rules.
What surprised me was the seeming lack of understanding of what to do once the siren had gone. Had nobody thought that a draw may happen?
SB is there anything you don’t feel derision for? You sad, bitter person.
Music. Kindness. Chow Yun Fat.
“Music. Kindness. Chow Yun Fat.”
That’s a short list SB…
Phill, the list is much longer, but I thought a few examples would do. I am as sweet-natured a person as you would ever meet. However, some tongue-in-cheek comments are misinterpreted, and sometimes I need to set to rights people with crazy ideas.
sth-east corner?? I bet you live in Sydney? :) Plenty of Australian Football followers here on the Gold Coast.
Sth East corner?… It is now the most national sports competition we have. Get used to it.
“It is now the most national sports competition we have.”
Cricket. Netball. Football (real football – the world game).
World game? Or do you mean the land-diving? Amateur dramatic society League?
“Football (real football – the world game).”
Oh dear. As a friend of mine once said when challenged to explain the appeal of the Greatest Game: “It’s the greatest thing in the world mate!” Soccer and the rugby codes flourish in those dark corners of the world where the poor unfortunate locals haven’t been shown what a wondrous thing football can be. I thank Jeebus that I was born in Melbourne. Amen.
Oh dear indeed, Bloods. Let me know next time their is an Aussie Rules world cup. In the meantime, I’ll stick with the rest of humanity when it comes to football.
“Let me know next time their is an Aussie Rules world cup.”
Who needs a world cup when you have the magnificence we witnessed on Saturday (and on that day of days, 24/9/05)? I genuinely pity those who can’t appreciate the Greatest Game. It’s like those materialistic rationalists who deny themselves the experience of transcendence because they insist it’s not real. Give me the authentic local product over cheap imports every day of the week.
Bloods, why is it, apart from money-grubbing, that the whole sad spectacle has to be replayed? As to authentic local product, you can find better at your local sewage works. Anyway for what it’s worth, “Go the Saints”!
1. It was never a sad spectacle to begin with. It was a magnificent display of mental resolve, physical courage, skill, athleticism and flair.
2. It has to be replayed to decide who is the premier. Pretty obvious. This has been the way of the League throughout its entire history, long before it became a money-making machine, and I hope it will always be so.
3. Another poo joke. You’re a tedious bore sometimes. And the correct word here is sewerage.
4. Agreed. They haven’t won one for 44 years, which adds the dimension of drama and romance without which sport is meaningless. The Pies can wait. They’ve never had to wait more than 32 years, and they need to experience what it’s like to go without.
Are you a yank, Bloods: “”Sewage” and “Sewerage” may be used interchangeably in the USA but elsewhere they retain separate and different meanings – sewage being the liquid material and sewerage being the pipes, pumps and infrastructure through which sewage flows. “
“… sewerage being the pipes, pumps and infrastructure through which sewage flows…”
Exactly my point.
Bloods, you are really in the shit with this one. You took issue with my use of the word ‘sewage’, which in is fact correct usage. See this, for example. If you google “sewerage works” you will be asked did you mean “sewage works” because it is still the most common usage, not withstanding the modern trend to Americanise our language.
You should spend some time delving into journals such as this. No doubt you will find much to your liking there.
In other words, the works. The sewerage works. Not the sewage works. You lost the argument about footy, now this. Too bad.
The point, Bloods, is that you rejected my use of “sewage works”. You have yet to state how it is incorrect. You can’t beacause it is not.
Fuck, how plainly do I have to say it? Forget it, it’s not important. Footy is.
“Let me know next time their is an Aussie Rules world cup.” -SB
There is an Aussie Rules World Cup in Melbourne next year SB.
BTW FWIW I hope the AFL never introduces extra time in the GF.
Maybe in a replay it’d be OK, cos 3 weeks in a row would be too much for most athletes. In fact the only potential issue is playing 2 GFs in a row. You’d hope the players on Saturday about 6pm were more stuffed than they have been for any game this year, it being a GF and all.
Whether they are up to playing nearly 2 hours of just as intensely fought football…
Thats the only issue wrt a replay.
The game was great too, especially the last quarter.
Spiderbait wrote a song about it.
Jules, I’m pretty sure the ARI tournament will have less interest, less attendance and be less competitive than the World Series of Darts.
Aussie Rules goes international: Step 1 – change the name! Step 2 – change the rules to stop players using their hands. It is football after all. Step 3 change the goal posts. Step 4 – play the game on a normal sized pitch and you are almost there. Whereas real football brings the world together, Aussie Rules is an exercise in xenophobic insularity.
At best this sad spectacle is an exercise in nativist parochialism where sad losers pretend that their little corner of the world is special. It is not so much a sport as a stage where drug-fucked athletic hooligans strut and and pose for colloseum crowds who bay for blood and thuggery and a flood of buggery.
“At best this sad spectacle is an exercise in nativist parochialism where sad losers pretend that their little corner of the world is special. It is not so much a sport as a stage where drug-fucked athletic hooligans strut and and pose for colloseum crowds who bay for blood and thuggery and a flood of buggery.”
It’s just a game. Get over yourself. We get that you’re not into it.
It is not so much a sport as a stage where drug-fucked athletic hooligans strut and and pose for colloseum crowds who bay for blood and thuggery
What buns said. Jeez you’re a sanctimonious bag o’ wind. And you’re the one who bitches about lefty innalekshuls knowing a whole lot less than the “ordinary” people out there. Sheesh.
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