A local Aussie League

A local Aussie League

Post by David Roberts » Wed, 20 Jul 1994 11:07:43


Do any of you Australian follow the Mornington Peninsula Nepean
League in Victoria.  If so, can you email me some details on
what has been happening.  Both First & Second Division.

We don't get a lot of news in New York.

 
 
 

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Post by Normie Rozent » Tue, 26 Jul 1994 12:09:29

I getting sick and tired of hearing how the CROWS supporters keep coming out
in full force week in week out.  45,000 every week.. WOW!

If Melbourne had one AFL team (just for trivial reasons), we would average
about 90,000 every week.

South Australia's local league (SAFL), average about 4,000.  Gee,
wow!

Back in the days of the Victorian league (VFL), we averaged about 25,000.

Melbournes so called one AFL team, would be guaranteed to win premiership
after premiership.

Even if Adelaide had a bigger ground, they still would probably average
60,000.

It's amazing how a small time suburb in Melbourne (such as Richmond) can
destroy the whole of SOUTH AUSTRALIA.  Didn't you hear me.....SOUTH
AUSTRALIA!!!!!!

And, I just cannot see the WEAGLES ever being out of the top eight!!!!!!!
How boring, always knowing that they'll be in the finals..........

Go Tiges................
Bye bye adelaide.

 
 
 

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Post by Stephen Sear » Tue, 26 Jul 1994 14:05:43


Quote:
>It's amazing how a small time suburb in Melbourne (such as Richmond) can
>destroy the whole of SOUTH AUSTRALIA.  Didn't you hear me.....SOUTH
>AUSTRALIA!!!!!!

And I suppose the whole of South Australia does not include the legions of
SA players currently with these "small-time suburban" clubs?

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Post by Richard Altma » Wed, 27 Jul 1994 10:36:24


Quote:
>Melbournes so called one AFL team, would be guaranteed to win premiership
>after premiership.

They do have such a team when its State of Origin!
Haven't see the Victorian side (a.k.a "Melbournes so called one AFL team") win any
games for quite a few years.

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Post by Stephen Fitzgera » Wed, 27 Jul 1994 13:37:30

Quote:

>I getting sick and tired of hearing how the CROWS supporters keep coming out
>in full force week in week out.  45,000 every week.. WOW!

wonder why this should bother you.

Quote:
>If Melbourne had one AFL team (just for trivial reasons), we would average
>about 90,000 every week.

huh - for trivial reasons??? You should expect larger crowds, Melbourne has
a LARGER POPULATION.

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>South Australia's local league (SAFL), average about 4,000.  Gee,
>wow!

Similar numbers go to VSFL games. BTW its SANFL.

Quote:
>Back in the days of the Victorian league (VFL), we averaged about 25,000.

Back in the days before Adealide joined AFL, we averaged about 16-17000.

Quote:
>Melbournes so called one AFL team, would be guaranteed to win premiership
>after premiership.

How do you figure that?

How can we gauge this?  I know - lets use 1 Vic team again 1 SA team.

Now, I wonder how well one Vic team made up of Vics would go - about as well
as the recent SOO clashes I suggest.

Quote:
>Even if Adelaide had a bigger ground, they still would probably average
>60,000.

Yes maybe, but maybe they would average 90,000.

Quote:
>It's amazing how a small time suburb in Melbourne (such as Richmond) can
>destroy the whole of SOUTH AUSTRALIA.  Didn't you hear me.....SOUTH
>AUSTRALIA!!!!!!

Yes I heard you, the days of "small time suburbs" are long gone -

I would like to see a count of Richmond born and bred players playing for
the current Richmond side (thats born and bred in the "small time suburb"
of Richmond NOT Melbourne).

Not too many I would suggest, which means Richmond is a much a composite
side as every other AFL team.

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>And, I just cannot see the WEAGLES ever being out of the top eight!!!!!!!
>How boring, always knowing that they'll be in the finals..........

me either - good on 'em.

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>Go Tiges................
>Bye bye adelaide.

there they go - there they go - there they go :-)

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Post by Andrew Starcev » Wed, 27 Jul 1994 15:44:44


Quote:
>Melbournes so called one AFL team, would be guaranteed to win premiership
>after premiership.

Yes, this is exactly what we need - fewer Melbourne teams. One may be going a
bit too far but you're on the right track. No doubt you believe that your
club should be the first to turn its back on its history and tradition and
submerge its identity in a new, merged Melbourne team. Such self-sacrifice in
the interests of football can only be admired.

Quote:
>It's amazing how a small time suburb in Melbourne (such as Richmond) can
>destroy the whole of SOUTH AUSTRALIA.  Didn't you hear me.....SOUTH
>AUSTRALIA!!!!!!

So once your club (Is it Richmond?) has disappeared into the new merged
Melbourne club, you'll send back your South Australian players? That's OK,
we'll give you Stuart Wigney and Wayne Weideman in exchange. (We'll keep
Scott Lee, though.)

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>Go Tiges................
>Bye bye adelaide.

Let's just say au revoir.
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Post by Mark Nuge » Sat, 30 Jul 1994 12:34:30

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Quote:
> I getting sick and tired of hearing how the CROWS supporters keep coming out
> in full force week in week out.  45,000 every week.. WOW!

So what is wrong with that, why is it sickening ?

Quote:
> If Melbourne had one AFL team (just for trivial reasons), we would average
> about 90,000 every week.

Only twice as many as the CROWS supporters from a city of four times the
population ?

Quote:
> South Australia's local league (SAFL), average about 4,000.  Gee,
> wow!
> Back in the days of the Victorian league (VFL), we averaged about 25,000.

In those same days, prior to AFL, the SANFL averaged 15,000.

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> Melbournes so called one AFL team, would be guaranteed to win premiership
> after premiership.

Only if the draft restrictions did not apply. If they did apply, other teams
would get the best draft choices year after year until the Memlbourne
"superteam" was no longer ***.

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> Even if Adelaide had a bigger ground, they still would probably average
> 60,000.

So what is your point ?

Quote:
> It's amazing how a small time suburb in Melbourne (such as Richmond) can
> destroy the whole of SOUTH AUSTRALIA.  Didn't you hear me.....SOUTH
> AUSTRALIA!!!!!!

CROWS do not represent all of SA. A team that did represent all of SA would
include players such as Kernehan, Bradley, Platten, ... etc , and more
recently Wangeneen, Buckley, Tape, ... etc. One or two players from each
AFL club, in fact. Possibly only three or four from the CROWS.

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> Go Tiges................
> Bye bye adelaide.

Adelaide HAVE had a miserable year, apart from the very first game. Oh well,
always next year. Tiger supporters will of course be very familiar with the
feeling of having a bad season.

I realise that this post was flamebait, but what the hell, I thought I'd
respond anyway.

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