An exciting, fast paced and skillful game played in Australia
in the southern states
and out towards the west. hated by most people from New South Wales and Queensland, who much prefer rugby league and union, both great codes in themselves.
Australian Rules is designed to reward
play, rather than
defending ones own goal
leads to high scoring matches, especially since a goal
unique in the way in which the game rewards a miss
with a solitary
point, but is fantastic in that it leads to sides coming back
from less than
down to win a game with a shot on goal
once the final siren has sounded - as thrilling as any football ("soccer" *groans*) penalty.
currently 16 teams exist in the game, but will soon
be 18, as new sides are being assembled in western
Sydney and the Gold Coast. i wish them luck
- they're gonna fuckin need it having 3 people show up to each home game.
AFL fans say, i will tell you straight up that the sport is not, and will not, be big outside Australia
any time soon
. and btw yes i am a very passionate AFL supporter.
A fantastic sport for the millions of passionate fans, i strongly recommend you look into
it, you'll most likely either love it, or become confused and angered by it.
Me - "went to the Anzac
day game yesterday"
Some bloke "Australian Rules Football? any good?"
Me - "Essendon beating Collingwood
in front of 90,000+ people? of course it was fucking good, go play in traffic.