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44. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

Quoting wouterrr

Quoting Raven

sorry but my boyf' Arjan supports Feynoord so I end up seeing a lot of the games.....

your boy is Dutch or he loves Dutch football???

He's Dutch,

45. Posted by Mikey B (Respected Member 181 posts) 11y

Quoting cobbana

Get rid of the offside rule and I might, and I mean MIGHT, give the game some consideration from the the lofty heights of Mount Olympus, or should that be Mount Bruce?

Mmm good idea! And while we're at it, let's widen the goal posts and do away with the goalkeepers.

If you find football boring and hard to get into, then how (as an Austrailan) do you put up with your country's obsession with cricket? Two teams playing a game for five days straight, that often ends up as a draw!!

(I really like cricket by the way )

46. Posted by SuperBrat (Full Member 107 posts) 11y

Does sport determine where you would live?! If thats true, I find that truly amazing. No, but seriously.

47. Posted by miranda73 (Full Member 76 posts) 11y

1)Himalayan Mountain Range in Nepal.
2)Galapagos, Ecuador
3)Tibet, China

48. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 11y

Quoting Mikey B

If you find football boring and hard to get into, then how (as an Austrailan) do you put up with your country's obsession with cricket? Two teams playing a game for five days straight, that often ends up as a draw!!

It's a high scoring sport. :)

I like AFL. You can get points for missing No seriously, I do like AFL, but it's a different ball game, a different ball even.

Why so many Australians can't warm to football (soccer) is a little beyond me, but I believe it has a lot to do with being isolated from the rest of the world for a long time (before TV) and then failing 32 years in a row to get into the World Cup. It's why the match against Uruguay was such an important day in Australian sport. A grand 4.7 million people watched the final penalty shootout on TV, more than the AFL grand final. I believe AFL will always be king here (and it deserves to be considering the tradition), but maybe one day soccer will at least not be frowned on using the same wacky logic of 'low scoring=boring'. I would have thought the match last week proved that a low scoring game can be the most exciting of all!

I'm cleaning up this thread btw.. I agree they were over the top and insulting comments and quite frankly they weren't contributing to the topic at hand.

49. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

Quoting Raven

I've been thinking about this one since the thread started and i really don't know, it really depends on the day but today it would be Siwa , outside the tourist season there are few visitors but it is one of the most tranquil places i've been which would suit me fine at the moment, as were i currently am is a bit stressful...

Siwa? Never heard of it; where is it?

50. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 11y

Coming from an ethnic family myself, I have been following football in Australia (ahem....soccer as they love to call it here) for many years, since I was I kid. Dad bought me this table soccer game when I was a kid and from then on I've always loved the game, and have never missed watching a world cup. I remember the blue and green shirted players on my intricate table soccer game and I used to imagine it was Everton vs Liverpool, so I'd always play for the Reds.;)

Anyway, I find football more tactical than Rugby or AFL and I'm really not a fan of the "bash and barge" sports. It was great to see the aussies qualify for the first time since 1974, and give the sport and well needed "infection of interest" in my country. There is a massive untapped market here for football, and only now is it starting to emerge from it's slumber in the psyhc of the Australian sports enthusiast.

About time too.