Saturday, 11 August 2007

Australian Rules

David MacMahon, of Authorblog, has a very interesting post on Australian Rules Football.

He seems a little puzzled that I have the impression that it is a violent game, more so than rugby, much more so than soccer.

I've only seen one match, on TV a long time ago, I remember it as being impressively brutal. "Might have been a bad day," suggests Mr. David.

I submit that any game in which a match has earned the name "The Bloodbath" is not quite tiddleywinks.

I'm not sure, but I don't think either of the moves pictured below are allowed in soccer or rugby. Violent? Balletic, maybe. I think I could really get into it. As a spectator.


david mcmahon said...

G'day Chertmeister,

There've been a couple of AFL games played in London that were famous for biffo!

But here on home soil, the AFL Tribunal (and the threat of suspension) awaits those who transgress the rules that govern the sport.

As you say it is a great sport to watch. And I;m not just saying tat because it figures in the opening chapters of my novel Vegemite Vindaloo.

And the fitness levels of those who play it ar just phenomenonal.

Cheers mate - keep smiling


Chertiozhnik said...

Thanks David, I've been watching some clips on YouTube - amazing!

OHara said...

has a very interesting post on Australian Rules Football
Surely a contradiction in terms.

But then I just don't get sport altogether or more specifically, watching it....
Although I do like a little bit of martial art.

Chertiozhnik said...

Me neither, but Australian footy looks a bit different.

Bit more of this, I'll become a fan, buy a TV and cable... road to Hell. No. Must... be... strong.