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#26 josh2003

Posted 26 November 2011 - 04:00 PM

I actually really like watching most sports.  I watch more sport than my husband does, including motor sports.

I do watch the soccer, but more to watch Harry Kewell!  I love world cup time even though it does my head in watching how much they carry on if someone steps on their shoelace.

But, my number one love affair is with the Collingwood Football Club  biggrin.gif   I'll watch any game of AFL, even if my team isn't playing, but I find the pace of the game a lot more exciting than other forms of football.

I've been to a few NRL games, and have really tried to get into it, but I just find there are too many quiet parts of the game, and there's never really anything spectacular (e.g. no big marks or tin ass goals) to cheer for. Aussie rules just seems a lot more skillful and professional.

I love the noise and atmosphere of Collingwood games, even the constant booing of umpiring decisions! DH barracks for Collingwood too, and even he can't stand how passionate I am!



#27 Dionysus

Posted 26 November 2011 - 04:12 PM

AFL for me - I am in SA, so big Aussie Rules tradition.

DH likes anything and everything sport related   rolleyes.gif

#28 bec4

Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:47 AM

More AFL fans here, hate soccer, would never let my kids play it.....so boring.  Rugby league is ok, but can only watch it live, don't like it on TV.

Our son's are mad AFL fans and from about Feb to Oct every year is taken up with footy, footy and more footy. We have under 16's, under 14's and under 8's this year and soon another two in Auskick.

The only thing I don't like is that I am a cats supporter and DH and the boys are Carlton but we live in SA so don't get to as many games as we would like.  Also hate hearing about the crows and power here all the time!!!

Bec

#29 idignantlyright

Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:52 AM

Football  biggrin.gif

We were never big fans until DD17 started making the zone team for PSSA and then started club football.

We now love it and even more so we love Futsal which is faster paced and more interesting.

#30 opethmum

Posted 08 December 2011 - 11:00 AM

I am principle AFL fan - Essendon Bombers fan for 20 years!!

For European Football I support the Bundesliga  and support Bayern Munchen or about 7 years or so. I hate EPL with a passion and I love the German league the best.

Not a huge Rugby league fan and think it is too mind numbingly boringly slow.

The ironic thing is that it is me wanting to watch sports on TV and not my husband!

#31 MoonPie

Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:41 PM

We are an AFL family here too. Western Bulldogs fans as Boyfriend's brother plays for them original.gif

#32 Blish

Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:34 PM

AFL here...Hawthorn supporters

#33 Cat Burglar

Posted 23 December 2011 - 06:24 PM

I HATE SOCCER (just kidding)

Never really grew up with any sport but as an older teenager played soccer, followed the european leagues and NSL (now A-league). I love watching soccer, even if nobody scores it can still be interesting and I admire the skills and tactics, could talk about it all day! I like RL and AFL but dont get much time to watch, and DH HATES AFL, believe it or not.

Its funny how a PP said soccer is slow, I find that AFL looks like far too many people running round on a field, I guess it depends what you are used to laugh.gif

Im hoping Adelaide united will get better now. We always used to go to the games and get soooooooo frustrated!

#34 Ruf~Feral~es

Posted 23 December 2011 - 06:29 PM

Rugby union growing up, but I only really watch the Internationals now.  (Not a great lot of rugby in WA unless you are in certain circles).

The round ball football is my favourite game to watch.  Can't stand AFL - it always seems so messy and unstructured.  I'll watch League if "my team" is playing, but can take it or leave it.



#35 Anyanka

Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:15 PM

sydney swans supporter here.  My hubby likes NRL, Union and cricket yukky.  



#36 paddyboo

Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:21 PM

QUOTE (hermeandsoon2b @ 24/03/2010, 10:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
AFL -  LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!


Sydney Swans supporter through and through.  I am not a sporty type person at all and the only other sport i would even consider watching is soccer original.gif.  AFL is the absolute best spectator sport ever - can't wait to take baby #1 to their first Swans match this season  biggrin.gif


Ditto. Go the swannies!!!!

#37 Elleness

Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:27 PM

QUOTE (livesarah @ 06/04/2010, 04:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Football- both the A-league and (to a lesser extent) EPL.


Same. I was born in WA and moved to SA, and the only Aussie Rules I follow is SANFL, couldn't give a rats a*se about the AFL...

#38 Sam Wheat

Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:37 PM

Ours is a rugby league household. Up the mighty Cronulla Sharks, off to a terrific start this season, keep it up boys

#39 BunnyBob

Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:56 PM

Football, first, last and always  laugh.gif It's got skill, it's interesting, it's just the best. I'm a Toon (Newcastle United for those who know little  tongue.gif) supporter through and through.

I also adore GAA - ie Irish football/hurling. Irish football is where AFL originated from but it's much much better. And hurling is a bit like hockey on speed, it's great.  Dublin is THE team of choice there, can't get better  wub.gif

#40 Indi

Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:40 AM

Aussie rules in our house.

The World Cup a few years ago turned me off soccer for life - full of staged frees that umpires awarded.  Hardly seemed a fair game at all.

Being a Victorian can't get into Rugby League.  I like my sportsmen to be more athletic and less built like a fridge.

#41 Kiki M

Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:58 AM

Yes, I follow Hawthorn in the AFL. I get to a few games each year now, but I used to be a member and go every week. I even had my 21st birthday at the HFC social club at Glenferrie!

Why? It's a great game, I don't think any can match it for excitement. I'm a Victorian so I grew up surrounded by it and my dad was a Hawthorn supporter . . I also had a crush on Dermott Brereton when I was about 13, so that was a good enough reason to go and watch them!

These days I love watching Lance Franklin and Cyril Rioli. But TBH, I am more interested in my club than football in general. If Hawthorn no longer existed, I doubt I would follow AFL at all.

Go Hawks! biggrin.gif

#42 Milamum09

Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:05 PM

AFL for sure. Hubby is somewhat obsessed with the Eagles so that dominates a lot of our life during the season.....

#43 ali27

Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:05 PM

AFL for sure in this house - unfortunately we are saints supporters. At least it toughens you up for disappointment in life....

#44 matildasmummy

Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:20 PM

AFL in this house - although I was born and bred in Brisbane, my dad was Victorian and a mad mad Collingwood supporter-yep of of those ones- no dinner at our place when Collingwood lost because dad was in mourning.

Me and DH are long term Brisbane Lions Members (me 10 years, him 16 (Brisbane Bears before the merge) and we started taking the kids as little babies.

#45 MissingInAction

Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

Rugby League all the way!!
Broncos & Cowboys supporter here original.gif


#46 crazyone2989

Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

Born a Kiwi, didn't know there was anything other than Rugby Union till I was 10...

#47 HRH Countrymel

Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:09 PM

I taught my QLD DP about AFL when I first met him, I didn't really care one way or the other as I hadn't been raised in a 'footy home'  however when we moved to Victoria he came scampering home from his first week at work and said "OMG I have to pick a team, I can't communicate with my workmates if I don't have a team!"

Because he was living in Collingwood at the time he said "Do I pick Collingwood?"

I didn't know a lot about footy but I knew enough to scream "NO! One does not 'pick' Collingwood. Collingwood supporting is an accident of birth!  Why don't you pick Brisbane? It's your home town. Imagine how you would feel if you arbitrarily chose a team and then Brisbane won the grand final?"

"Ok... I guess I'll pick Brisbane then."

This was 2001.  Year one of Brisbane Lions 'Threepeat'!

DP got right into AFL!  We would go to EVERY Brisbane game in Melbourne, my Mum knitted him a scarf which he would wear with pride all winter.

I got swept along with his enthusiasm.. Mum got swept along with his enthusiasm.  It was great!

Alas now we are in the 'bad times' - but somehow, that start, that massive joyful, enthusiastic, exciting start has kept not only him but me going..

We will attend local footy games (the smaller the comp. the better) - we have gone to the local Grand Final three years in a row (two of which our town won) the atmosphere at a live game cannot be beaten.

He has already stated that any child of ours will be 'brought up Lions'.  I don't mind.

#48 nik_klinger

Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

QUOTE (Battingeyelashes @ 06/04/2010, 07:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
NRL here. I'm a massive Roosters supporter

We had Foxtel installed last week. I can pretty much watch rugby league in some shape or form nearly every day.

I think I've died and gone to heaven  grin.gif


Same here, go the Chooks,
I think anyone raised in NSW always has NRL as their first preference,
I do like AFL too, esp the Swans, but AFL is definitely a distant second to NRL, it's always in our house.
Soccer rarely,
And gotta lov watching the cricket.

#49 MissingInAction

Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

Yeah, it's much the same here in QLD... we don't really "do" AFL in the same way as they do in Victoria.  NRL is in the blood up here... I didn't really grow up in a "footy home" but every member of my large extended family, if asked, would say Broncos so I followed in the family tradition there and also Cowboys cos they're the "local" team... and always backed QLD in origin.  Of course original.gif  

QUOTE (countrymel @ 06/01/2013, 04:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
he came scampering home from his first week at work and said "OMG I have to pick a team, I can't communicate with my workmates if I don't have a team!"



Then, a few years ago, I had a job where EVERYONE at work was NRL obsessed and they had a footy tipping thing going and I just had NO idea so I started to get into it a little then.  Last season was the first one where i followed it religiously each week and now i'm a bit footy-mad; pretty much counting down to the season starting up again.

Edited by MiaMoo86, 06 January 2013 - 07:29 PM.


#50 somila

Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:35 PM

I grew up in a Rugby League household and have married into another one!  I used to watch it when I was a kid so I understand it, which is useful.  I am not obsessed in any way, but much prefer Rugby League to AFL (what do you mean there is no offside!?) and soccer.  

The Broncos are the "family team" but I was a Dolphins supporter (Redcliffe) back in the heady days of the QRL.

Three Men and a Lady, I don't understand how soccer can prepare you for all other sports when you hardly ever use your hands?  I used to play with my cousins sometimes, but it's nowhere near as fun as netball. original.gif

Edited for triple post!

Edited by somila, 17 January 2013 - 03:37 PM.





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