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    Quote Originally Posted by King Roosy View Post
    At last, the 'fibro Westies' get to take on the 'silvertail Swans'

    THE AFL likes to write its own history. The making of the GWS Giants is a remarkable story. But no matter how historic their debut in the AFL is tonight, it is not the first Australian football team to be called West Sydney.
    Western Suburbs won 10 Sydney Football League Premierships. Only UNSW/Easts, Newtown and North Shore have won more. Wests last played in the GF in 2005.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    Ropable eh?? I guess I can understand that, if my suburb was classified as Inner West I'd just to have top myself i'd reckon.

    Seriously, of all the issues in the world, getting worried about where your suburb is classified is about 1,268th on the list.
    We are still West Al it's just we are Inner West. You have to be accurate with this stuff you know! People get upset. Not that I care a damn what people call it I don't live there and my suburb is West of the City, no matter which way you look at it. But those from Breaky Point and Cabrita don't necessarily think that way. I go to Uni with them and believe me they assure they are not in the West of Sydney, Period!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolftone57 View Post
    Western Suburbs won 10 Sydney Football League Premierships. Only UNSW/Easts, Newtown and North Shore have won more. Wests last played in the GF in 2005.
    Western Suburbs play out of Ashfield which is Inner West isn't it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolftone57 View Post
    We are still West Al it's just we are Inner West. You have to be accurate with this stuff you know! People get upset. Not that I care a damn what people call it I don't live there and my suburb is West of the City, no matter which way you look at it. But those from Breaky Point and Cabrita don't necessarily think that way. I go to Uni with them and believe me they assure they are not in the West of Sydney, Period!!!
    Buy em a compass mate, that'll piss them off.
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    Was a bit disappointed with Gerard and Robbo tonight on AFL360 you'd have thought that our match on Saturday night was just a training run. As far as they are concerned the real comp starts tomorrow night which is a bit unfair. At least Zgeratd had us at 4th in his top 8.
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    It's been like that all week in melbourne. Last weekends game was just a trial and all praise went to GWS, the most bestest team to ever get flogged.

    AFL is still a very victorian game, as much as they won't admit it. I was in Sydney recently and the lack of AFL news was actually a great relief. No over reporting of collingwood or carlton nor any grief porn regarding a footballer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJK View Post
    The fact that all but Izzy live in Breakfast Point really does not sit well with me. The attitude is very 'Sure I'll play for Greater Westerns Sydney but actually live living there among the rest of the GWS population? No thank you'.
    I tend to agree. It's like they're living as far west as they "dare". I admit it does make sense in terms of being closer to the airport for interstate travel and for getting to the city for events etc but they train more often than they travel so I'd have thought a complex in the north-west near the training facility would have made more sense and made more of a statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor View Post
    I tend to agree. It's like they're living as far west as they "dare". I admit it does make sense in terms of being closer to the airport for interstate travel and for getting to the city for events etc but they train more often than they travel so I'd have thought a complex in the north-west near the training facility would have made more sense and made more of a statement.
    Who cares. I bet each player who plays for essendon doesnt live out near the airport. Playing for a club doesnt mean you have to live in the suburb and become part of that areas culture. As for No 1 supporters , I have a different view. Bit rich to call yourself the number one supporter of a club when you dont or have not at any stage lived anywhere near the western suburbs (and I mean the greater west ) and you have no way of identifying with that club other than you generally support AFL and the club iself wants someone with a profile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Magoo View Post
    Who cares. I bet each player who plays for essendon doesnt live out near the airport. Playing for a club doesnt mean you have to live in the suburb and become part of that areas culture. As for No 1 supporters , I have a different view. Bit rich to call yourself the number one supporter of a club when you dont or have not at any stage lived anywhere near the western suburbs (and I mean the greater west ) and you have no way of identifying with that club other than you generally support AFL and the club iself wants someone with a profile.
    Yes, but Essendon dont claim to be representing the Essendon region with an 'us versus them' mentality. The marketing for GWS claims that they represent the region, which has only been used with two other clubs (Gold Coast and Geelong) where there was more than one team in the state. Both of these teams have their players living in the area represented. I find the GWS marketing of geographical representation by players who dont live there a bit ingenuous. Having said that, the irony is not lost on me that it is exactly what we did in our first year as Sydney as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    Jono, I hated that Izzy and Inglis played for QLD but it's my understanding the rules didn't allow for anything else. Hard to blame the players choice when the choice was playing SOO for QLD or not playing at all.

    Also can you explain your crack about Minto?? Just another Western Suburbs stereotype I'm guessing but happy to have misunderstood your intent.
    Al - it wasn't a crack about Minto - the opposite actually. I was saying that, from what I understand, he's originally from Minto so he is a good fit for GWS as being originally a local. I could have worded my post better, in that I dislike him for playing for Qld, not for being from Minto.

    From what I also understand, Greg Inglis was always very vocal of his choosing to play for Qld - he's a New South Welshman through and through, being from Macksville/Bowraville, so I have never forgiven him for jumping the fence. Izzy was never as vocal about it, but I believe he could have chosen to play for NSW if he'd wanted to. If not, then the rules suck..... Anyway he played for the Storm and the Broncos, so that in itself gives me 2 good reasons to dislike him... :-)

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    Well before 1980 - didnt NSW always select Qld born players who were then playing the NSWRL comp? Isn't that the main reason state of origin was born? Arthur Beetson played for NSW up until 1980..didnt he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono2707 View Post
    Al - it wasn't a crack about Minto - the opposite actually. I was saying that, from what I understand, he's originally from Minto so he is a good fit for GWS as being originally a local. I could have worded my post better, in that I dislike him for playing for Qld, not for being from Minto.

    From what I also understand, Greg Inglis was always very vocal of his choosing to play for Qld - he's a New South Welshman through and through, being from Macksville/Bowraville, so I have never forgiven him for jumping the fence. Izzy was never as vocal about it, but I believe he could have chosen to play for NSW if he'd wanted to. If not, then the rules suck..... Anyway he played for the Storm and the Broncos, so that in itself gives me 2 good reasons to dislike him... :-)
    Okay, no worries!

    I don't think the eligibility rules allow a choice. Inglis' being outspoken was probably a message to the selectors that even though I'm from NSW I'm 100% committed to QLD. I guarantee that if he said I want to play for NSW but I'm forced to play for QLD the QLD selectors wouldn't have touched him with a barge pole.

    Anyway, that aside I was never a fan of Inglis(He just seems to be up himself). Loved watching Folou play though no matter who he played for.
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