anyone like AFL footy?

Capt. Willie

Hall of Fame
To me AFL will always mean "American Football League" (before the merger with the NFL). I can't watch that Arena Football League stuff...to me it is like watching wiffleball and calling it baseball. BTW, what is this Australian AFL, rugby or that Aussie Rules football thing?
 

Capt. Willie

Hall of Fame
Capt. Willie said:
BTW, what is this Australian AFL, rugby or that Aussie Rules football thing?
Nevermind, I just looked it up. In the U.S. we call it "Australian Rules Football". It used to be on TV here many years ago, ESPN I think. It's funny how different country's have a different meaning for the word "football". Well, I guess other than the US, Canada and Australia where we say "soccer", football is that game that is going on in Germany right now. :)
 

matty p

New User
Capt. Willie said:
Nevermind, I just looked it up. In the U.S. we call it "Australian Rules Football". It used to be on TV here many years ago, ESPN I think. It's funny how different country's have a different meaning for the word "football". Well, I guess other than the US, Canada and Australia where we say "soccer", football is that game that is going on in Germany right now. :)
aussie rules football is the only true football
 

StraightSets

Semi-Pro
Looks like the doggies are in for September action. Impressive tonight. I had West and Power in my dreamteam :D West Coast went down to Port! Port are looking good. I'd say they are looking at a top 8 finish.
 

matty p

New User
StraightSets said:
Looks like the doggies are in for September action. Impressive tonight. I had West and Power in my dreamteam :D West Coast went down to Port! Port are looking good. I'd say they are looking at a top 8 finish.
yeah bulldogs should get in easy. i really hope your wrong about port. hopefully theyll fall in a slump now and lose the last 10 matches. west coast havent been looking good at all recently so hopefully this isnt an indicator that port are doin well. the eagles have been lucky to escape with their last 4 matches b4 this 1. their luck was always eventually gonna run out.
 

StraightSets

Semi-Pro
westside said:
Does anyone else hate split rounds?
Split rounds suck.

Another thing I hate is that the season is only 22 rounds, which means that you only play certain teams twice. This is an obvious disadvantage to some teams. They should get rid of the pre-season comp and make the season 30 rounds, with 2 or 3 bye weeks.
 

matty p

New User
StraightSets said:
Split rounds suck.

Another thing I hate is that the season is only 22 rounds, which means that you only play certain teams twice. This is an obvious disadvantage to some teams. They should get rid of the pre-season comp and make the season 30 rounds, with 2 or 3 bye weeks.
agree totally. theres no reason why there shouldnt be 30 rounds. itd be a much more equal competition. people complain that 30 weeks is too long for the players, but theyre professional athletes so they should be able to play for that long.
 

Manda_D

Rookie
essendon are PATHETIC!!!!!! 1 win this entire season... absolutly NO reason why we lost tonight.... just pathetic.
 

equinox

Hall of Fame
Keep the faith Manda_D. I know we lost again..and could have won if we kicked straight in the last 10 minutes. The quality of the match was poor tonight. Heaps of mistakes from kangas and bombers.

We're now in a rebuilding phase like the eagles were a few years back.
Atleast finishing last we'll get decent draft picks. :D


Sheedys gone mad, Sheedys gone mad, Sheedys gone completely mad! flood damn it! show some innovation! flood! flood!
 

Manda_D

Rookie
i no, i no, but i cant wait 3 years for us to be good again!!! iim just very disappointed with them this year.. we lost so many matches that should have been ours and theres no excuse.. now fletcher is injured so were pretty much screwed now. so looks like we'll stick with our 1 win for the season.. hooray...
 

StraightSets

Semi-Pro
Yep, with a few decent draft picks, we will be laughing. We will try to win matches, but this season is practically a write-off anyway.

This may sound silly, but if we had Lloyd in, I think we would be close to the top 8. He is that important to our structure. He lets Hille free in the ruck, lets Lucas move up the ground, and he averages 4 goals a game himself. Without him, we are nothing. They say that one player doesnt make a team, but in our case, it does :D

However, its not all bad. Jobe Watson is averaging 23 disposals a game, and Stanton is also racking them up. Lovett and Lovett-Murrary are players for the future.

And I believe Sheedy should stay.
 

Manda_D

Rookie
yes yes yes!!! agree with everything you said then.

i think for the rest of the season we should try and rest our big players and push them down into reserves and give the youngens some real game time and see what we have to work with and see who we have to say good bye to at the end of the season.
 

equinox

Hall of Fame
I too agree about Lloyd. That's 90 goals extra this season we lost. Hille can't make that amount up.

Btw, I've heard rumors that Lloyd isn't plaining a coming back. He's going to concentrate on his media career..
 
Slightly off topic and changing codes, on the topic of footy in Australia though, is anyone going to the State of Origin match at Telstra Dome?
 

StraightSets

Semi-Pro
tennis_eel said:
Slightly off topic and changing codes, on the topic of footy in Australia though, is anyone going to the State of Origin match at Telstra Dome?
Not me. I don't care much for Rugby, though I do appreciate how big this match is for both states.

On another note, anyone want to see AFL State of Origin back? I would love it. I couldn't think of anything better for the game.
 

Manda_D

Rookie
tennis_eel said:
Slightly off topic and changing codes, on the topic of footy in Australia though, is anyone going to the State of Origin match at Telstra Dome?

ohhh i wish! i was bout 2 walk out the door before to go down there... till my "mates" all bailed on me. not cool.. not cool.





AHHH JAMES HIRD!!! if he retires now.. we have absolutley no hope. *even though he will be out with the injury anyway!* lol. poor kid.
 

Manda_D

Rookie
no clue bout brownlow.... but they can hand over the essendon B&F straight over to scott lucas right now!!


premiership i have my money on the eagles
 

StraightSets

Semi-Pro
Manda_D said:
no clue bout brownlow.... but they can hand over the essendon B&F straight over to scott lucas right now!!
I think Jobe Watson could take the B&F from Lucas. He has been fairly consistent.
 

Manda_D

Rookie
thats true... but you cant take it away from scotty. hes an absolute superstar and hes about the only one who really kept us in the game last week
 

Duzza

Legend
Yeah what the heck, I'll join in the celebration...OF SAINTERS!!!!!!!!!! Boom Boom 3rd place now hopefully stay there if the Dee's lose tomorrow. Gehrig bagged 10 what a legend.
 

Manda_D

Rookie
think the dees will have a win tomorrow sorry.

but hey... at least the bombers are finally off the bottom!!! whoooooo!!
 

matty p

New User
lol u wish.

i still have faith in the crows. if they can win 2 matches at home in the finals i think theyll win the grand final.
 

Manda_D

Rookie
*hangs head in shame* i really do wish. haha.


yeahh i reckon they will do alright. i highly doubt that it will be an all victorian grand final so yeah. im thinking it'll be eagles vs crows which will be 1 hell of a final
 

matty p

New User
yeah the non-victorian teams will dominate i think. too strong for the vics.

good match 2nite between the bulldogs and bombers. if the bulldogs play well next week they could pinch a final.
 

Manda_D

Rookie
uurrggg.. dont even mention that match mate. once again the bombers blew it. just an all round fantastic way 2 end the season for us. now all we gotta hope for is carlton to win then we get 1st draft pick! hoorah.

is it true the dons have got akka??!!
 

Manda_D

Rookie
pfftt. even if he does stay at brizzy... as if he'll get a game. they'll throw him into reserves and he'll end up leaving them anyway. so either way he wont play there.

still hoping eagles win the flag. they do still have a very slim hope. haha
 

Manda_D

Rookie
^^ yep. agreed. that would be 1 hell of a final. but sydney are pretty cool as well. so dunno. dot care bout fotty any more.. now its all bout the cricket!
 

Ronny

Hall of Fame
StraightSets said:
Love it... if your Australian, or Victorian in particular, you love AFL. The Bombers will be back next year ;)
Nah, Eagles will win this year mate;)
 

Manda_D

Rookie
whoo hooooo!!! cummon eagles. its there this year for sure!!!

gunna go chuck on my $50 bet tomorra mornin. hahaha.

shame scotty west didnt win the brownlow. he was robbed.. even though it was pretty obvious goodes was gunna get it.
 
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