Is AFL better than rugby

  1. 13.05.2009, 14:45#1

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    Have just found out that there is no thread to footy

    it can't stay that way! Are there people here who are interested, interested or at least a little curious? It's a funny sport and definitely (!) Better than rugby and that has its own thread

  2. 13.05.2009, 15:43#2

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    I'll copy this in here (from my blog):

    Ahhh yeah Aussie Rules Football .. a fun sport. and unlike cricket, I mean it in this case.
    Before I saw a game here, I thought it was basically like American football ... but it's not even close.
    The difference? above all that a team loses the ball if the player holding the ball is thrown to the ground. Which is more of a goal in both American football and rugby. That is why footy does not consist of short sprints with long interruptions or mass fights, but rather of a passing game. unlike rugby, there are no offside rules that prohibit passing the ball forward. The players are spread out in the field instead of running towards each other like two walls. The ball may be hit or kicked with the fist, but not thrown. If a pass is kicked over 15 meters, it results in a "mark" and the player who caught the ball receives a free kick. which he can either execute or just keep walking, then he must be sure that he has enough space, otherwise he will lie down quickly. The players are allowed to run with the ball as long as they want, but they have to dribble every 15 steps, which is not so easy with this strange egg. Quite apart from that, it's hard to hold the ball without being knocked over. The game is played on a cricket oval measuring around 140 x 160 meters, on which 18 players compete for each team. There is a goal through which the ball must be kicked without another player touching the ball. that gives 6 points. there are also 2 smaller goals, the behinds, to the left and right of the goal. they each bring one point and no one cheers if only one behind is scored. if the ball crosses the middle goal without having been kicked, it only scores one point.
    Overall, footy is the number 1 sport in Australia, although rugby is more popular in New South Wales and Queensland. i should also say footy has the most fans, but sport no. 1 is cricket because both sydney and melbourne can agree on this sport. If you report about footy you also have to say something about the traditional hostility between Melbourne and Sydney. These two cities have always fought over everything, which is also the reason why the boring Canberra had to be rebuilt and a separate state was founded for it so that the capital would not be in New South Wales or Victoria.
    At any rate, sometime at the end of the 19th century, the rules for pastimes played without any real rules began to be laid down. similar to how England previously split off rugby and football, this also happened here. Rugby, however, was already established and one reason to keep playing it was that you could play against motherland England; this was the opinion, especially in Sydney. In Victoria, on the other hand, footy, which was initially played with a European football, had spread. For a long time, however, it was on the brink of being able to agree on one of the games and there were bitter discussions about the advantages and disadvantages. Sydney mocked the boring footy as a girl's sport, while Melbourne viewed rugby as an unsightly battle between animals. footy was a supposedly boring sport that could only prevail because it offered more to the audience. So footy as a game for the spectators and rugby as a game for the players. Well obviously the parties stuck to their opinions ..
    The first footy game lasted four days and ended 2-0
    By the way, until the 80s today's AFL was called VFL. Victorian Football League instead of the Australian Football League. For the simple reason that there was no team outside of Victoria. But then they started (on the one hand to enlarge the market and on the other hand because the teams, almost all of which came from Melbourne, had a hard time finding enough funds) to build teams elsewhere. So in the course of time the Sydney Swans were founded (which was probably not without malice, because "swans" is not exactly a compliment for this sport , are also pretty bad), two teams established on the west coast in Freemnatle and Perth and the Fitzroy Lions from Melbourne relocated completely to Brisbane. Now there are 16 teams of which "only" 10 come directly from Melbourne.
    In order to promote the spread of footy, the rules were also changed in order to reduce the number of accidents. One wanted to get the mothers to stop sending their sons to cricket but to footy. maybe that's why there are now some women's teams. I heard from fans: "And that is the reason why so many women start playing .. because they turn our sport into a girl's game!" (there are so many women playing because they turn our sport into a girl's game). I've seen enough injuries here, though. Especially when the egg bumps across the floor, the players who hunched over trying to pick it up in a sprint cannot pay enough attention not to clash with other players. Last weekend there was a significant scene when the ball triumphed in the middle of two players and both started running towards the ball (and thus towards each other). but without paying attention to anything other than the ball. they came to the ball at the same time and rattled their heads exactly against each other. both remained motionless. one could stagger from the place after a while, while the other only began to babble incoherent stuff in the hospital. but it should probably not retain any permanent damage.
    What else? .. Because of the widespread use of footy, I believe that Australians are all pretty athletic. at least 70% of the men have a membership in the fitness center. By the way, I've also heard that this sport is so dependent on physical fitness and endurance that there are many players who switch from other sports to footy without having ever played before .. actually doesn't exactly speak for the sport
    Hmm .. oh, top earners are Cooney from the Western Bulldogs and Chriss Judd from Carlton. Both earn just under a million dollars.

  3. 13.05.2009, 16:03#3

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    Here are two more examples:

    At worst, this is what a footy game looks like:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq9SnDFawKA

    and so at best:
    www.youtube.com / watch? v = yIReSJhQor0

    But I have to say that the brutal fouls don't happen as often as it looks in the video. but must have particularly pleased the creator of the video. What you can see, however, is that it is considered the greatest art to catch a high, long ball by jumping on the shoulder or back of the person in front. regardless of whether a player or opponent and of course unannounced. Usually fouls with unnecessary severity are whistled. it is tackling (ie, embrace and outline) from "shoulder to knee".

    There are two stadiums in Melbourne where almost all games take place. as already written the Melbourne Cricket Ground (precisely because it is played on a cricket field) and the Etihad Stadium. There is also the Gabba in Brisbane, the Sydney Cricket Ground (small compared to the stadiums in Melbourne), plus smaller stadiums in Geelong, freemantle and I think Perth even has a very respectable one.

    According to Wikipedia, the MCG was the Olympic stadium at that time. In 1959 there were 130,000 people in it, which of course is no longer possible today, but around 100,000 still fit in. The MCG is the 8th largest stadium in the world! The stadium was originally built in 1856. Gradually, individual grandstands were replaced by larger ones and capacities were expanded. the last grandstand was the ponsford stand in 2003, which was replaced by a larger one.

    the first game this time was Collingwood vs. Melbourne FC. that was about a game "5th against last". nevertheless there were over 40,000 people in the stadium. In general, one must first make it clear to oneself that there is enough demand in the city for the sport that around 6 games per weekend reach an average of around 50,000 spectators. Especially when you know that in larger Berlin, Hertha rarely manages to fill the Olympic stadium for just one club. (with the exception of this season possibly)

    A visit to a stadium is mainly characterized by the length of a game. A game consists of four quarters. each officially for 20 minutes. In the event of interruptions, however, the time is stopped, so that it runs out to about 28 minutes in most cases. there are also 3 breaks of around 10, 15 and again 10 minutes. which you of course use to buy beer and food. incidentally, the organization of the stadium makes football look old. Get beer during the break lasting 5 minutes. in Bremen it can take 20 ..

    There are some of the referees, but I forgot exactly how many. 4 boundaries (who monitor the sideline), 2 goalies (who watch whether a goal was scored or not), and 3 on the field or something like that .. incidentally, they are not called referees but umpires. is in any case relatively confusing, which is why I don't exactly know how many degrees. In addition, every coach has a runner in neon yellow clothes that he uses to give instructions to players. With the size of the playing field, screaming is not an option either

    Oh yes, the rules for the play offs are supposed to be so complicated that you need a few hours to explain them all .. at the moment it's still the league phase. Incidentally, the St. Kilda Saints are the most successful team at the moment.

    I remember:

    Before each game, the players walk through banners. They are made specially by fan groups for each game and you can no longer really explain why they have to be so big now. it used to be pennants that were held over the players' tunnel. a lot of effort for the 10 seconds, but of course a great honor to be able to do this.
    Here using the example of the Saints:
    watch? v = OPlSkpMYUEM & feature = related

    After a win it seems to have leveled off in such a way that the players celebrate in the dressing room and the camera is in the middle .. a bit strange, especially because the players look a bit annoyed after unimportant games. also here the saints:
    watch? v = N7QR_kvO1Xg

  4. 13.05.2009, 18:44#4

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    Great, finally n useful thread here. How did you get into Aussie Rules?

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    fun sport ... looks more interesting than sumo wrestling, which can also be good.
    "I heard the sports section about what should be good too ..."

  7. 15.05.2009, 10:17#7

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    At Myp2p.eu there are links to the games.

    Brisbane Lions - Adelaide. Saturday 11:10 am German time.
    St. Kilda - Essendon. Sunday 9 am German time

    I would be happy if someone tunes in, because I'm looking forward to opinions. A game is 2 1/2 hours, so nobody needs to get up at 11

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    I don't have time on Saturday at noon, but I think I'll watch the game on Sunday. Btw, where is Essendon?

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    cool, I could see here without a time difference ... if I weren't on the road. if something comes during the week, let me know!
    "I heard the sports section about what should be good too ..."

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    Unfortunately, as far as I know, they always play so much on the weekend. Friday evening is maybe still a possibility .. otherwise there are the summaries of eurosport, even if that is not the same.

    Essendon is a district in the northwest of Melbourne. with 18,000 inhabitants or so. the football club is traditionally one of the "big ones". were once quite successful, but then they waned more and more. after the last season, many of the old high performers have retired and are now in management. the team was then replenished with inexperienced young players. have lost this season until now against teams like brisbane and similar, so rather small teams. but have defeated all "big" opponents so far. also Carlton and Collingwood, who are traditionally the big "enemies". also hawthorn, the reigning champion got a pack. So it's as if Werder loses against Cologne, Hertha and Dortmund, but then shoots Bayern, HSV and Schalke out of the stadium ..
    sunday then towards st. kilda, the front runner. Let's hope they get a trip too. because otherwise they always play effectively rather than beautifully the saints ..

    how did you get into the sport? and also too footy AND rugby?

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    Quote by zubasa
    how did you get into the sport? and also too footy AND rugby?
    Whom do you mean? soiet, or me?

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  13. 17.05.2009, 08:32#13

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    here is an internet station that repeats the games of the weekend in full longer:
    big pond aussie rules football

    PS: St. Kilda - Essendon starts in 10 minutes. Stream is running.

    match center

    edit:
    The bombers go down on St. Kilda
    actually logical for such a young team, last weekend an intoxicating victory and today another smack. always alternating .. hope only gives me that essendon often turns up late.

    at the same time collingwood goes under against the carlton blue army .. carlton is record champion and has the most money .. so bayern reloaded

  14. 30.05.2009, 02:36#14

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    Australian Football Promo of the AFL - click

    Footy rules explained video - click

    btw i love saturdays

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