posted on May, 11 2008 @ 11:14 PM
Very nice Silent Shadow!!!!!!
Well ... where do I start ...
I am a Power supporter ... So we are both equally hated by the rest of the league!
Sorry to see your boys having a shocker this year ... but you do have a very young team ... and, as long as they stay away from the coke and booze
, they can only get better ... from all reports it is just a lack of experience ... not so much a lack of talent.
On the other hand, The Power, have no excuses for their start to the season.
They should have beaten The Cats, The Crows and most definitely The Lions (how do you loose from 47pts up in the final term????????)
Ok ... realistically ... give us the Lions debacle and we would be sitting pretty at 5th instead of 9th ... fricken frustrating.
V v All Star game turned out to be pretty much what I expected ... lots of great plays and players with no soul or passion ... still great to see all
the best on the field at once.
Soooo ... Sounds like we have some AFL lessons we need to give ... I will give answers to your question below in CAPS...
I just never realy got into Rugby... it less popular then Soccer here...
VERY DIFFERENT TO RUGBY ... MOST SIMILAR TO GAELIC FOOTBALL ... NO OFFSIDE RULE, TACKLE ONLY BETWEEN KNEES AND SHOULDERS, CAN ONLY PASS USING YOUR
FIST TO "PUCH" THE BALL, CALLED A HANDBALL
What does it mean when the Kick it thru the posts from outside the semi-circle, and from inside?
IN REGULAR SEASON NATIONAL COMP THEIR IS NO DIFFERENCES FOR OUTSIDE CIRCLE OR INSIDE CIRCLE ... THE CIRCLE IS USED TO INDICATE 50m FROM GOAL.
IN PRESEASON COMP IF YOU KICK FROM OUTSIDE CIRCLE IT IS CALLED A SUPER GOAL ... THEY ARE TESTING THE SUPER GOAL FOR REGULAR COMP ... WHY DO PLAYERS
KICK FROM OUTSIDE THE 50m IF IT IS NO BENEFIT ... CAUSE THEY CAN.
SCORING IS AS FOLLOWS - super goal (outside 50m between 2 middle posts) - 9pts
goal (between 2 middle posts) - 6pts
behind (hit any post or between outside posts) - 1pt
Teams regularly score 100+ points
Whats the point of dribling?
TO SHOW CONTROL ... THEY MUST BOUNCE THE BALL EVERY 15m
Are there fouls? Yellow Cards?
THERE ARE PENALTIES FOR MANY THINGS INCLUDING DANGEROUS PLAY ... THERE ARE NO RED OR YELLOW CARDS IN AFL ... THEORETICALLY YOU CAN KILL SOMEONE AND
YOU WILL NOT BE SENT OFF (that is quite dramatic ... but you get my point).
ALL DANGEROUS PLAYS ARE REPORTED AND DEALT WITH AT A TRIBUNAL (the AFL court) IF FOUND GUILTY PLAYERS ARE SUSPENDED AND/OR FINED.
I could imagine so Realy bad injuries from this sport....
AN AFL PLAYER RUNS AND AVERAGE OF 20KM PER GAME ... BODY CHECKS, TACKLES AND COLLISIONS ARE COMMON. ALL NORMAL BALL SPORT INJURIES HAPPEN IN AFL.
THESE PLAYERS ARE REALLY REALLY STRONG AND FIT.
I hope that makes sense and isn't too convoluted.
Please add anything you think I missed Silent Shadow
Again ... nice thread mate