Originally posted by Vuky@Jan 8 2006, 02:30 PM
In the past we have been forced to pick a set team that included the best players of the AFL year they were unsuited the international rules game which is so different from aussie rules( its basically gaelic football with tackling).
just imagine giving soccer players a rugby ball to kick around
well from what I saw Irish were hugly disadvantage by more phisical contact. it is more like getting soccer players to play rugby. also i would asume it is much easier to kick and recive round ball after u kicked and catched that aussie football all your life.
not that i am on Irish side or anything but they were just roughed time after time by Aussies. and i will never forget those aussie commentators in game 2 when cris jonhson closelined and tooke the head off from that guy. it was something like
-John you will have to admitt this was over the top
-Well, hmmm.... [/b][/quote]
well last years aussie team was full of the smallest players in the AFL so i think the Irish just need to toughen up or send the biggest players they got coz it aint gonna get any easier, i thought the irish were meant to be tough but i havn't seen 1 gealic footballer that can fight for shite ,every year there's atleast 2 of there players KO'ed.
secondly its very different kicking a round ball to an aussie rules ball you have to change your whole kicking style around which isn't easy at all, and also aussie rules is played on a ground atleast 3 times the size of the pitches used in the international rules and gaelic football.
Lastly that Cris Johnson closeline didnt look great but that's something that happens in aussie rules all the time its very instinctual, i think the way he got up and started laying out irish guys was what the were refering to as over the top and he defenitley deserved the sending off but you have to admit it was very cool to watch. They dont get get much of a chance to have a good punch in the AFL anymore with the big suspensions in modern day footy so when it comes time to play the international rules game its anything goes........and that makes great viewing
as Reg would say " BRING BACK THE BIFF"
"LET THE BODIES HIT THE FLOOR"