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What sport do you think of when you hear "footy"?

  • Footy = Rugby League

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  • Footy = Australian Rules

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"Rugby League" or to "Australian Rules Football".

I've got a bit of an "office bet" going on this one (no money involved...just bragging rights).

Now we've gotten an inkling that the answer might be somewhat "regional", but on an Australian national level, which sport would the common person suppose was being discusses if one mentioned "footy"?

Thanks in advance,

Bill
 

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Depends...
NSW and Qld = Rugby league
Private school education in NSW and Qld = Rugby union
All other states = AFL

We all know that rugby league is the greatest game on the planet! Go the Dragons...
 

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Footy means AFL or Soccer.....none of this rugby league rubbish!
Real men play rugby league!
We all know the reason it is not played in those other lesser states in Australia is that they are a bit soft and wouldn't be able to handle the hardness and physicality of the game:D
and don't get me started about soccer.....:aargh:
 

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Real men play rugby league!
We all know the reason it is not played in those other lesser states in Australia is that they are a bit soft and wouldn't be able to handle the hardness and physicality of the game:D
and don't get me started about soccer.....:aargh:
Funny how those who follow minority sports like thugby always have to try and pretend that there is something wrong with real football where the focus is on skill and not on violence:p:D

Spy, footy would be AFL everywhere that matters.:D
 

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Real men play rugby league!
We all know the reason it is not played in those other lesser states in Australia is that they are a bit soft and wouldn't be able to handle the hardness and physicality of the game:D
and don't get me started about soccer.....:aargh:
Union is a real mans sport, not that flashy uniformed league rubbish:p

Agree with Mike, when down under AFL was always referred to as Footy, and what we call Football over here in the UK Bill is known as soccer down there;)
 

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footy is rugby league....aussie rules is simply AFL. Maybe thats cos Im from QLD and Rugby Union is just Rugby to me.
 

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At the end of the day, they're all just grossly overpaid entertainers :p :p :D
 

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Never seen so many gentlemen fight, punch, bite, kick and cheat as you do on a rugby field!

so, you have never been to a board meeting

What have you started here Spy? This is like "is there a God?" question.
You will never get a definitive answer....but good luck with it anyway.
Go Sharks! (best cheerleaders in Oz)
 

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Ok - my 2 cents :D

Football = Soccer
Rugby = Union
Footy = AFL
League = boring but not SOO (State of Origin)

K xx

PS. True football is the round ball kind :p
 
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