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- Dec 23, 2006
- AFL Club
A few more results like this weekend and I might be shifting to NRL
Why don't you answer my questions I have put directly to YOU c. 7 times (by addressing the issues in the questions)?Guess you don't wanna answer.[LOL!]
Stop lying about what I post. I post on a myriad of subjects, across a range of threads.C'mon, be honest. Look at all[lie] of BringBacktorps posts -
Another distorted, half fact from you.Afl clubs rely on pokies money too.
Another lie from you, & you know it's a lie.My observation is afl fans will the failure of other sports more than anybody else[lie]
Exactly. Stop lying that you are an AFL fan.To each their own - follow whatever sport you want.
You are a soccer & RL fan, who uses their social media, inc. the sad LU (& equally sad WSW fan site, according to posters here).But why are afl fans keen to see other sports fail & their's reign?
Sorry, I meant that junior sport in Queensland is more linked in to the school carnivals and through schools than the suburban type leagues in Vic.Yeh, but touch footy isn't rugby league.
That's exactly the point.
Very interesting comments. So in theory the pokie funding the clubs get is on top of everything else they do - So depending on what they get from gambling they should be quite wealthy. Of course smaller clubs less pokie funds but it also means less effort in fund raising to operate.that's right they do and good on them, its just in WA just one person owns all the pokies, that's probably even worse
just because a club has poker machines it doesn't stop clubs affiliated or even the club itself from doing all those sort of things you state and in fact i know it does happen
its not as though a club that has poker machines doesn't engage in other community minded activities to raise money
AFL Queensland schools cup is huge.Sorry, I meant that junior sport in Queensland is more linked in to the school carnivals and through schools than the suburban type leagues in Vic.
When Aussie Rules gets a foothold in that system the base at grassroots will hopefully broaden
I agree with you on this.I don't think AFL will ever be more popular than NRL here, but it doesn't need to be. Being the Number 2 sport in Queensland is a huge achievement and I personally think it can become that here.
Traditionally, Rugby Union. However, Union has drizzled out lately here and I would even put it behind AFLI agree with you on this.
I was just curious, what is currently the number two sport in Queensland?
I disagree. GWS has far more members (30,000+) than GCFC, & has been attracting many larger home crowds in recent years. Swans had 60,000+ members, average crowds c. 34,000+.Look at the Gold Coast suns. They're a team that has achieved no where near what GWS has achieved, but they will always draw a larger home crowd because people here actually like AFL, they just like NRL more. Whereas in NSW people seem to have some personal agenda against it.
Unless they get there next year, which would make it a twice in a lifetime opportunity.Once in lifetime opportunity in Queensland missed with lions going down
GWS has more members because they capture genuine Canberran footy fans who want to go to all the games in Canberra (may or may not be Giants fans).I disagree. GWS has far more members (30,000+) than GCFC, & has been attracting many larger home crowds in recent years. Swans had 60,000+ members, average crowds c. 34,000+.
Class no, ethnicity yes. I've seen rich and poor alike following Australian rules here. But I see a very large number of Islander people following league, and almost none following Australian rules.Two questions for you (if you have had some direct involvement with GR AF)
From your anecdotal observations, does class & ethnicity have similar correlations, re support for AF in Qld?
Well that's no surprise when GWS has been a perpetual contender and GC has been a perpetual basket case. But GC has a footballing heritage that GWS doesn't have to the same extent (strong second tier clubs like Southport and PBC, top prospects before AFL entry like Ashcroft and Nick RiewoldtI disagree. GWS has far more members (30,000+) than GCFC, & has been attracting many larger home crowds in recent years.
No current season stats available
AFL Queensland says junior participation is up 10-15 per cent and female participation up 3 per cent, across the state