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Nulla Boy

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i think i just picked up the record for shortest time of a member in a forum,got on the swans forum and had a go bout the west coast noodle being a knob and i got this-

swans rwo forums-You have been banned for the following reason:
No reason was specified.

Date the ban will be lifted: Never
 

Jenni

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Nulla, are you talking about the drama with the comments about the players' daughter? I normally avoid anything AFL related, but it's so hard to ignore here. While I can apprieciate what happened or what didn't happen...... You'd think it was the only thing that happened in the world today, the way all the channels were.
 

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nah im wif nulla i play afl nd league but league is the betta of the two.
 

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nah im wif nulla i play afl nd league but league is the betta of the two.

Yeh I was only takin the p**s shark dog. If you are out there doing it no matter what sport and you are having a go, and enjoying yourself then that is all that matters. Just as an example I am involved with our local rugby club and as a fitness trainer, and nothing makes me happer than the boy lapping 400s and shuttle runs until they sick. Arrrrrrr the joys of being and athelite.

Now that we are on the subject can anyone offer me some new fitness drills to keep the boys nice and sharp i would appreciate it. We all know how boring training can be so if anyone in this forum can give me any extra or new ideas they will be very welcome. Over the years the boys have lost interest in the stuff we have done due to the repetitive nature. So any suggestions would really help me out no matter what code.

Thanks Shark boy you are an inspiration.
 

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we do a fair bit of boxing at training ... probably the worst is in pairs, one holds a big pad while the other punches for 30 seconds. At the end of 30 seconds, one picks up a football, and the other wrestles it off him for 30 seconds. Then back to punching. Then back to wrestling ... for 15 minutes or so.

Then, maybe I thought it was the wrost, because it was at the end of a whole heap of running, sprinting, push ups, sit ups, tackling tackle bags and stuff...
 

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man hold up hamiltonprinters i was just stating that i like AFL nd Rugby league nd dat u can av 2 sports 2 follow. ay great 2 no theres another sharks fan in charters towers i used to live on a property near there.
 
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Shark Dog - I'm having trouble reading your posts. This isn't SMS you know you can actually type the words out in full. Am I being too pedantic and old-fashioned guys?
 

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yeah, I have trouble reading sms posts as well. So I just skip over them. On the footy show forums, they just delete sms posts, along with posts that are all in capitals, in a colour or font that is too hard to read etc etc
 

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Sorry Nulla I would Ban you just for looking up a gayfl site sorry the rules are tuff but fair. LOL:D

yeah,i'd ban me too,but the drink does crazy things and it felt like a good idea at the time.

Nulla, are you talking about the drama with the comments about the players' daughter? I normally avoid anything AFL related, but it's so hard to ignore here. While I can apprieciate what happened or what didn't happen...... You'd think it was the only thing that happened in the world today, the way all the channels were.

i was basically just putting the game down as a whole with all the ****e that has been happening in AFL recently,i guess they didnt like the truth all that much.
 
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i think i just picked up the record for shortest time of a member in a forum,got on the swans forum and had a go bout the west coast noodle being a knob and i got this-

don't worry, i was banned from the dragons army for signing up with dragonssuck as my username, i was out within 2mins of joining
 

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AFL to stamp out homophobia

AFL to stamp out homophobiaSydney Star Observer, AustraliaThe policy change puts the AFL ahead of the National Rugby League in protecting players from specific sexual orientation vilification, although the NRL does mention sexual orientation in its general code of conduct.

Source: http://www.starobserver.com.au/news/2009/06/02/afl-to-stamp-out-homophobia/13645

AFL to stamp out homophobia
Andie Noonan
Tuesday, 2 June 2009

The AFL will extend its racial and religious vilification policy to cover sexual orientation in an attempt to stamp out homophobia.

When implemented the AFL will become one of the world’s leading sporting codes to proactively address homophobia as prohibited conduct.

AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou unexpectedly announced the changes on the ABC Offsiders program on Sunday morning, confirming the vilification rule would also cover people with disabilities.

“We’re living in an age now where those things are unacceptable,” Demetriou told the ABC. “We’re a mature society. I don’t think anyone frowns upon Lindsay Lohan because she comes out and says she’s a lesbian.

“I hope nobody in society is criticised or ridiculed based on their sexual orientation, their ethnicity, their background. We live in a very multicultural, diverse community which we should all be very grateful for.”

Anyone now found to have engaged in homophobic vilification will be required to attend an education program conducted by the Equal Opportunity Commission of Victoria or similar body. Where conciliation has not been met, complaints can be heard by the AFL Tribunal or be referred to the AFL Commission.

Sanctions will apply to those who fail to attend education programs and clubs will also be liable for the behaviour of coaches and players and could face fines up to $50,000 if a serious breach is found.

Anti-homophobia in sport campaigner Rob Mitchell praised the change as “a perfect outcome,” and said the push to change the AFL’s policy had been brewing for some time.

“There hasn’t been the ignition source as there was with the racism policy with Michael Long and Nicky Winmar, but it’s long overdue,” he said.

“What we’re talking about is a health issue and it’s a positive step to combat this, especially the repercussions for rural clubs.”

The Australian Sports Commission’s Nadine Cohen welcomed the AFL’s move, saying it serves as a great example to other codes.

“The Australian Sports Commission actively promotes harassment-free sport and the AFL is congratulated on its latest measures,” she said.

The policy change puts the AFL ahead of the National Rugby League in protecting players from specific sexual orientation vilification, although the NRL does mention sexual orientation in its general code of conduct.
 
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But if they don't let them play they wont have a competition
 

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Should AFL's Poor Four clubs feel nervous?

Should AFL's Poor Four clubs feel nervous?The Roar (blog)But after seeing Cronulla fans endure endless speculation about the Sharks' future this year, I have started to feel a genuine concern for the Poor Four. ...

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Should AFL’s Poor Four clubs feel nervous?
By Paul J
22-Sep-2009

The AFL is cashed up after its last TV rights deal and the promise of perhaps one billion dollars from its next one. Long since enjoying almost complete domination of the four southern states, the king of the mountain has had to decide where to spend all its well earned riches.

It just seemed to made sense to concentrate on converting the two remaining northern rugby states.

Sounds like a great idea, except that one quarter of the current AFL clubs are flat broke. Stone cold broke and relying on AFL assistance to stay afloat.

These are, of course, the Demons, Kangaroos, Bulldogs, and Port. For abbreviations sake, I’ll call them ‘The Poor Four’.

The AFL has discussed implementing changes that will allow the poor clubs to grow while allowing the rich clubs to remain strong, but this seems like the political hot air given to Tasmanian fans: “We were very impressed with the Tasmanian bid for inclusion in the AFL and hope to see a Tasmanian AFL team in the future”.

As primarily a Brisbane Broncos fan, I do enjoy watching the Lions play, and AFL in general. But after seeing Cronulla fans endure endless speculation about the Sharks’ future this year, I have started to feel a genuine concern for the Poor Four.

So much has been written about the AFL’s expansion into Western Sydney and the Gold Coast, the heart land of rugby league, that all the media seem to be concentrating on is the code war or AFL’s so called arrogance.

From what I’ve seen, little has been discussed on what AFL expansion will mean to the future of the Poor Four.

The only way the Poor Four can feel their future is somewhat secure is if the AFL expansion is an initial success or an immediate dismal failure.

The first option is, of course, by far the best.

If it is an immediate success, then the AFL can afford to not just keep the Poor Four afloat indefinitely, but will be able to throw serious money at their current problems in a bid to make them profitable.

They can make this a long term goal without worrying about jealousies from other clubs.

Alternatively, if the expansion is an immediate dismal failure, the AFL may be forced to cut their losses and concentrate on their own backyard and those most in need.

Unfortunately for the Poor Four, neither of these outcomes seem very likely.

The most likely outcome is average to poor crowds and television ratings for at least the short term for Western Sydney and the Gold Coast, while potentially diluting the current support of the Swans and Lions.

It has taken decades for the Swans and Lions to get where they are and the AFL should be congratulated on the success these teams have achieved. But neither has greatly changed the philosophy of the average New South Wales and Queensland League or Union fan, despite two Swans and four Lions grand final appearances in the current decade.

Andrew Demetriou has already stated the success or failure of the expansion will probably not be known for 20 years, and this will mean a lot of AFL cash will be needed to support the two new teams whilst having to prop up the Poor Four at the same time.

This can not be good news for the Poor Four.

One reason for the push for an eighteen team competition is to have a ninth game to sell to the networks. It would make perfect sense if the two new teams were another Collingwood and Essendon, but how long will the network’s patience last if they are contractually forced to show a poor rating Western Sydney or Gold Coast game in New South Wales and Queensland if they could get better ratings showing re-runs of Master Chef or Australian Idol?

What if the AFL decides the future is better going back to a sixteen team competition?

The AFL leadership are stubborn, confident, relentless and, at times, arrogant (just what the NRL and ARU leadership need to be more like) and if they are going to remove two teams, they will refuse to endure the humiliation of removing the Western Sydney or Gold Coast teams after the millions already spent.

If they stay with eighteen teams, there may be a Poor Six instead of a Poor Four. Either way, it seems more likely they’ll remove one of the Poor Four than the new clubs, as they will at least be seen to have more potential for the future.

It is fascinating and terrifying how quickly a once old and proud club can disappear in a merger, or just disappear altogether, and then be completely forgotten.

Just ask South Melbourne or North Sydney.

Footy can mean so much to a fan regardless of who they support, and passionate fans of the Poor Four may well wonder if the AFL is genuinely concerned with their long term future if they decide to give a seemingly bottomless line of credit to expansion instead of making sure long-serving proud clubs are here to stay.
 
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