Although not organised very good by myself (I'm new at this) the following is a conversation that started in another unrelated thread and I think it is interesting enough to warrant its own thread. Basically it will be interesting to find out what your view is of the use of the word 'soccer' and the various uses of the word 'football' to describe several sports around the world -BLR. Mate, Aussies only started calling soccer football a couple years ago because of the pressure put on them by the finally organised soccer organisation of Aus (thanks ironically to the help given to them by John O'Neil). I've never known soccer to be football... I grew up in Sydney and when we were off to the footy it meant we were off to watch League or Union (mostly league in Sydney though back in the 90s). Same in Brisbane. In Melbourne and the other states footy/football means AFL. Australia is a country with 4 popular (count em, 4 - not 1 or even 2 like the other 95% of the globe but FOUR) football codes (and each are called football - Australian Rules Football, Rugby Union Football, Rugby League Football and Association Football) and that in my opinion makes us more than exempt from having to follow everyone else in calling it bloody football. Now you can whinge all you bloody like about it being "the world game" (and might I point out that Aussie Rules was the first official Football code to get organised - before soccer even) and that's what everyone else calls it and all that bullshit (which isn't even true - in Japan 'Football' or "Futto Bo-ru" means Gridiron and 'soccer' is "sakka"), but the fact of the matter is Aussies have NEVER referred to soccer as football, and no amount of pressure from soccer Nazi wankers is gonna change that. So let the rest of the world call it football, that's fine for them cause it's all they bloody play! We're different, we play MANY types of football, and all at a high professional level. Sorry to go so off topic, but I f***ing hate this bullshit by soccer Nazi's in Aus demanding we all call it 'football'. Rant end.