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June 26, 2018, 09:45:06 PM
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On the whole, though they don't give a fuck about it. And that's fine. I'd sooner football-mad nations do better, in whichever part of the world that happens to be.
Ridiculous sentiment. Ignores the millions in those countries that are football mad. Those that get up at 4am regularly to watch games.

June 26, 2018, 09:45:22 PM
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Ramjam


Still though, if you polled Australians as to their favourite/most important sport, would football come in the top 2?
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June 26, 2018, 09:46:26 PM
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Bluedylan


😉

I think it's great how the whole country unites behind the team. Others could learn something from it.

Oh yeah, Aussies'll back any other Aussies doing anything. Agreed. There could be a world beheading championship and you'd fully get behind your beheaders. I like your competitive spirit, and you're great rivals in other sports. It's not meant to be a diss on Aus (or the US), more of a point about who cares/doesn't care about football.
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June 26, 2018, 09:47:59 PM
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How popular is football in countries outside of South America and Western Europe?

June 26, 2018, 09:48:17 PM
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Bluedylan


Absolutely yes

Over Rugby Union, League and Cricket? Football would be more popular? Not to mention Aussie Rules. If I'm wrong fair enough, but I find that very hard to believe.
Jeff: That's not the way to win.
Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.

June 26, 2018, 09:48:39 PM
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Oh yeah, Aussies'll back any other Aussies doing anything. Agreed. There could be a world beheading championship and you'd fully get behind your beheaders. I like your competitive spirit, and you're great rivals in other sports. It's not meant to be a diss on Aus (or the US), more of a point about who cares/doesn't care about football.
Diggings yourself a hole here BD
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June 26, 2018, 09:48:48 PM
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Oh yeah, Aussies'll back any other Aussies doing anything. Agreed. There could be a world beheading championship and you'd fully get behind your beheaders. I like your competitive spirit, and you're great rivals in other sports. It's not meant to be a diss on Aus (or the US), more of a point about who cares/doesn't care about football.
No not really mate. I couldn't give two fucks about the Wallabies. In fact I like watching them lose. Posh bastards.

June 26, 2018, 09:48:53 PM
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France and Denmark look kinda ok with the draw.

June 26, 2018, 09:49:36 PM
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Bluedylan


How popular is football in countries outside of South America and Western Europe?

Massive. Middle East's obsessed with it, same with Scandinavia and Asia. Not sure about Indian subcontinent. That seems to be more cricket, with football growing massively.
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Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.

June 26, 2018, 09:50:19 PM
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I expect there's more people in the US who care about football than there are in the UK. Most kids play it now, there's tons of travel teams at school level, the MLS is getting better each season, and when the US is at the finals, there's a huge following. Not to mention the effect the prem is having over here, every single prem league game is broadcast over here.

Even at this world cup, the coverage has been second to none, and actually sounds much better than the UK's efforts.

And this is on the Fox network too!

When I was in Australia, it was probably fourth most popular sport behind rugby, Aussie rules and cricket. Sounds like it's getting bigger now according to the above.
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June 26, 2018, 09:50:24 PM
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Over Rugby Union, League and Cricket? Football would be more popular? Not to mention Aussie Rules. If I'm wrong fair enough, but I find that very hard to believe.
You've lived in Australia how long? Good to see you're so clued into what we do and enjoy over here so quickly!

June 26, 2018, 09:51:04 PM
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Diggings yourself a hole here BD

Seriously ramjam, I would of thought cricket, rugby, aussie rules then football 4th

June 26, 2018, 09:51:23 PM
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Bluedylan


You've lived in Australia how long? Good to see you're so clued into what we do and enjoy over here so quickly!

So tell me, is football more popular than those sports?
Jeff: That's not the way to win.
Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.

June 26, 2018, 09:52:50 PM
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Diggings yourself a hole here BD

Perhaps in your eyes. In mine, I'm giving a genuine opinion and I'm not arsed if it winds people up. If they disagree or think I'm wrong, they can argue the toss and that's fine.
Jeff: That's not the way to win.
Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.

June 26, 2018, 09:54:20 PM
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Over Rugby Union, League and Cricket? Football would be more popular? Not to mention Aussie Rules. If I'm wrong fair enough, but I find that very hard to believe.
Average RL crowd is about 8000 for a game they’ve played competitively here since the 40s, cricket is fucked they can’t give the tickets away, Aussie rules is virtually a one state sport, Union isn’t popular except at national level however they are upgrading stadiums for football as the teams involved are having record requests for season tickets
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