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Damn I can’t post articles on the roar any more as it’s seems like they all get cancelled. Probably shouldn’t say anything against afl by the looks of it when they bring down football.

“History is littered with examples of Australian football being held back, sometimes even by those within the game, now is the best chance to move forward,” said Hill.

Great point.

Simon Hill interview: 'Now is our best chance to break football's glass ceiling'

Mate you are so full of yourself that it’s ridiculous. Where are you getting this stuff? You are saying u5 afl teams have 25 players but apparently you know where the elite players of football come from. So why are the 5 nsw A League teams if vic is the only elite state? Football is a national game, not a one state thing.

“This goes to the reading too much in to the soccer participation rates in NSW. While NSW clearly produces more soccer talent than Victoria, it is no where near proportionate to the actual number of participants. The kids that come from passionate soccer families that produce elite players will still tend to play soccer in Victoria. The NSW numbers clearly include much larger numbers of kids that come from families with little affinity with soccer.”

Defusing the Australian code war

The thread begs to differ 😂

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And which coach has done anything with the socceroos besides gus? Even ange left before the world cup games and now he is at Celtic. Apparently he was not good enough for the socceroos either.

Big names return as Socceroos name squad for World Cup qualifiers

https://websites.mygameday.app/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=5046&pID=1

There are around 17 districts in nsw. Just 1 district of Macarthur has more juniors drvisions than all of afl in nsw.

Vic has won made it to the semis of more ffa cups so its strange how there is no traditional state for football with each state having a high participation rate for its population.

Ffa cup is a tournament where A League clubs play clubs from state and npl leagues. Let me guess another thing the AFL dosnt do because the VFL league is closed to reserve clubs for the AFL? And than each district in vic never plays any other district? Sounds like quite a standard of competition. Not only wont CLUBS not nations, play internationally, they wont play other states not even within a state.

Defusing the Australian code war

I don’t go around calling people silly and bitter for no reason.

Defusing the Australian code war

So this for boy and girls? There a number of football leagues with 12 teams. Also u5 afl has 25 a side?

Defusing the Australian code war

How much of a bargain?

By the way its a fine line between arrogance and confidence. But I guess its only arrogance if you are wrong which it seems that you self proclaim you never are.

Defusing the Australian code war

So the numbers in vic look pretty similar for football and afl in that case. You can call me silly all you want but its true.

Now the fun part, what about the rest of the states?

Lets start with nsw.

Defusing the Australian code war

Has it ever occured to you that people may find your posts silly as well? Maybe you dont have the maximus insight at all times? 😛

“Wow, the bitterness of Australian soccer fans to Australian football is something to behold!”

Just saying there are no football fans writing these sort of articles.

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Bitter? Whos feels a need to write proclaiming they are the best code when the world cup qualifiers are on?

Defusing the Australian code war

Mate how is a 1st u12 division with 6 teams a serious season worth of afl? I clicked a nunber of divisions and its 6 teams. 6×244 is a lot less than 185×12. For mini roos there is 5 on a pitch and than 7 and 11 a side starts around u11. How does it work for afl?

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So where does the NAB League play? Is that open to clubs?

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Yeah I totally agree A League should do the same with Mini Roo memberships

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Yeah but which late teens player has made it onto a world cup stage as a midfielder in recent Australian history? Plus who in the socceroos has come on a big game and made a difference in recent history? Guys like jmac, kruise,Leckie, nabbout didnt do much in the socceroos. How many goals have been scored in group stages by a striker or attackive mid in open play?

Its easier to look good as a defender or defensive midfield when you are under attack for the whole game.

Maybe Arzani may come on as a winger again for a short spell. I think its a nice card to have up your sleeve.

Big names return as Socceroos name squad for World Cup qualifiers

The end product was dangerous situations and breaking down the opponent’s formation. How do you defend a half pitch pass? How do you set up against it. If these keep coming every 5 to 10 minutes all of a sudden you have broken the other teams’s structure. I remember Mooy had something like a season rate of 10 goals and 20 assists at City but he was probably mid 20s instead of Arzani in late teens.

Big names return as Socceroos name squad for World Cup qualifiers

I was wrong on the salary cap. But right that the top 2 footballers earn more than the entire afl league.
I still maintain there are more football clubs and teams for juniors especially in metro Melbourne. You haven’t shown otherwise as there is not even a list of the leaguea for afl.
50% of afl membership is aus kick, no game membership and 3 game membership.
Aflw cap out at $36k a year. Footballers in womens league can make more than most male afl players.
Nsw almost have more people playing football than the whole country does afl.
Concussions are an extreme risk for an afl career.

Defusing the Australian code war

I have put up links and facts for all your comments but it’s my comprehension and logic that is flawed apparently. So instead of countering with facts, you get in your emotions and start making stuff out of nothing. Good talk regardless. Thanks.

Defusing the Australian code war

I think you can have fun and play a technically good game. The main difference is the training sessions and formation. The kids loved playing for the coach that was winning 40.0 and they were becoming top footballers from a young age.

What makes a good football coach?

Its all good. Just a bit of banter.

Big names return as Socceroos name squad for World Cup qualifiers

Afl can keep growing as can football and rugby. The key is that kids can get away from screens and do something in a team environment.

Big names return as Socceroos name squad for World Cup qualifiers

So somome comes into a world cup thread starts saying that a league is not as good as epl which no one asked and than starts telling people about their dinner schedule and to go clean reseves boots and than we are the trolls?

Big names return as Socceroos name squad for World Cup qualifiers

I am not a writer nor pretend to be one. Just wanted to contribute to the game while in lock down.

Big names return as Socceroos name squad for World Cup qualifiers

As the troll that you are

Big names return as Socceroos name squad for World Cup qualifiers

I don’t think I have ever commented on an afl article that wasnt a multi code thing that ended in all sections? Why because most people dont actually care about afl and are happy for everyone for anyone to enjoy whatever codes they want.

Big names return as Socceroos name squad for World Cup qualifiers

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