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  1. BhoysFC1995

    BhoysFC1995 New Member

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    Welcome to the new Forum!

    anyone who's interested in any of the sports listed here and aren't sure on certain rules, games, codes, or anything related; feel free to ask here, and those who know the answers- help out!

    lets make this forum open and welcome to the expert fans and the newbie.


  2. babytiger2001

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    Anything you want to know about Aussie Rules, I will try my best to answer. I am here to help. :)

    And oh yeah... GO CATS!! Geelong into the preseason competition final, with a narrow one-point win over Melbourne at Telstra Dome last night.

    Some news links...
    edited out by Bhoysfc1995 to keep this as a Q & A only
  3. babytiger2001

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    Re: Questions on Cricket/Rugby/Aussie Footy

    Question about the season ahead...

    Now that the AFL season is upon us, and starting this weekend, can we discuss singular games as individual threads-- eg., "Geelong v St Kilda, Rd 1 {R}"-- or would we have to nominate threads that say "AFL Round 1 {R}"?

    I might actually be at that Geelong v St Kilda match at Telstra Dome in Melbourne this coming Saturday night, as the Cats look to gain revenge for their Wizard Cup grand final defeat against the Saints. :cool:
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    Re: Questions on Cricket/Rugby/Aussie Footy

    An AFL Round 1 [R] type thread seems reasonable. Or even a single thread for the entire thread (similar to the Super 12 or Rugby World Cup threads) would do. There just isn't enough traffic here like bigfooty.com to justify individual threads for specific matches.


  5. babytiger2001

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    Re: Questions on Cricket/Rugby/Aussie Footy

    Then that's what I shall start, in this forum.

    However, a strong concentration on my contributions will be on the St. Kilda v Geelong match... just a warning to the masses. ;)
  6. BhoysFC1995

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    Re: Questions on Cricket/Rugby/Aussie Footy

    sounds good to me.
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    Re: Questions on Cricket/Rugby/Aussie Footy

    I bet no one knows who the last person to captain England in 2 sports is... hint... one of them is cricket...
  8. ScouseCat

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    Re: Questions on Cricket/Rugby/Aussie Footy

    What era did he captain England in?
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    Re: Questions on Cricket/Rugby/Aussie Footy

    That is a great trivia question... I'm sure one of our more advanced Google-ists will know the answer, or at least how to arrive at it.
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    Re: Questions on Cricket/Rugby/Aussie Footy

    I think even that would be a tough find... its a 100 years ago...
  11. ScouseCat

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    Re: Questions on Cricket/Rugby/Aussie Footy

    Well I was actually looking through some of my cricket books last night at home and thought it was going to be pre-Bradman era. I'll take a guess and say Hon. F.S. Jackson?
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    Re: Questions on Cricket/Rugby/Aussie Footy

    Nope (7 characters)
  13. ScouseCat

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    Re: Questions on Cricket/Rugby/Aussie Footy

    A.E. Stoddart?
  14. Craig the Aussie

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    Re: Questions on Cricket/Rugby/Aussie Footy

    The only one I can think of is JWHT Douglas.

    He won a boxing gold medal at the 1908 Olympics (on a points decision over the Aussie Snowy Baker - the referee was Douglas' father).
  15. ScouseCat

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    Re: Questions on Cricket/Rugby/Aussie Footy

    He wouldn't have captained England in boxing though, because that's an individual sport.
  16. Craig the Aussie

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    Re: Questions on Cricket/Rugby/Aussie Footy

    I know - but he could have been captain of the Olympic team

    (also given that he was an all-round sportsman there was a chance he played something else as well)
  17. Craig the Aussie

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    Re: Questions on Cricket/Rugby/Aussie Footy

    England captains with 7 letters (pre '60's):

    FS Jackson
    JWHT Douglas
    APF Chapman
    GTS Stevens
    DR Jardine
    CF Walters
    WR Hammond
    NWD Yardley
    MC Cowdrey
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    Sorry, misunderstanding.... BS would not let me put just "Nope" it said I needed at least 7 charachters, this guys last name has 6 letters.
  20. Craig the Aussie

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    Re: Questions on Cricket/Rugby/Aussie Footy

    AN Hornby: Rugby & Cricket - 1880's

    (Great question)
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    Re: Questions on Cricket/Rugby/Aussie Footy

    So I am watching Aussie rules ok, and what do I see to my horor!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Goal Judges are no longer wearing there stylish White Coats and Hats. When did this debacle occur? :mad:
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    Re: Questions on Cricket/Rugby/Aussie Footy

    Start of the 2002 season, I think-- when the AFL struck a sponsorship deal with the Aussie-based Wizard Home Loans which in part gave them naming rights for the preseason competition. The umpires, all of them and not just the goal umpires, were decked out in Wizard's signature colour of orange as part of the agreement.

    Since then, the umpies have been in other colours as well, including yellow and red. They will still occasionally wear white, except for the goal umpires, I think.
  23. ScouseCat

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    Re: Questions on Cricket/Rugby/Aussie Footy

    That's not enirely correct, the umpires wear either yellow, red, orange or white uniforms, depending on the colours of the two teams playing in the match. All umpires wear the same colours, and it's mainly to prevent colour clashes for the tv audience, crowd and players as well.
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    Re: Questions on Cricket/Rugby/Aussie Footy

    In Aussie Rules why do you bounce the ball on the ground when running, do you have to do it? And can you take someone out when they are going on a run?

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