The translations are out of synch here. Could native speakers put them in the appropriate tables. Thanks. — Paul G 14:30, 19 Jul 2004 (UTC)
- That can't be done. The Aussie Rules fraternity will hijack it, as always. --22.214.171.124 10:27, 18 March 2006 (UTC)
Use of term football in Australia
I think it is inaccurate to say that football means Australian football only in the states of Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania, remembering that Brisbane and Sydney have won 4 of the last 5 premierships and that southern and Western NSW are aussie rules stongholds. Also, to suggest that these states use VFL and AFL as alternative terms for football is clearly false. Only a follower of a rival code would ever call Australian Football VFL or AFL - those that actually follow the game do not use the name of the organisation as a moniker for their game: it's either footy or aussie rules. --Pippu d'angelo 00:00, 15 March 2006 (UTC)
The information regarding Australia in this article is incorrect and perhaps, wishful thinking. --126.96.36.199 04:49, 17 March 2006 (UTC)
"those that actually follow the game do not use the name of the organisation as a moniker for their game: it's either footy or aussie rules." Wrong. In NSW AFL is called AFL at times by everyone, including fans of the sport. Last time I checked NSW was still part of Australia. May also be true in Queensland, don't know.
Also, the official name of association football in Australia IS NOT soccer. That is certainly the most commonly used name, but to the extent that there is such a thing as an "official" name, that name is football. This may be wrong-headed, confusing, annoying to desperados who follow the minor codes, etc, but the governing body of the sport in Australia calls it football. 188.8.131.52 11:17, 1 February 2007 (UTC)