Discussion in 'Sport' started by la gran siete, May 8, 2007.
Don't know about you, but I'm planning on still being here in 10 years time.
Yep, you need a line drawn in the sand.
"this is my line, and you ain't coming over it." THAT is Rugby.
Don't try and kid yourself that playing footy in the park, 'jumpers for goalposts' is anything like the rubbish you pay to go watch.
When was the last time the rules were changed? the last world cup? Oh, the rules change EVERY world cup.... I see, very straightforward game...
Out of interest, what are those circles drawn on the pitch all about?
I've never managed to work that bit out...?
Having been brought up in Hull I can tell you football is nowhere as popular as Rugby League. With 2 super league teams and numerous amateur clubs in the city more people are playing league than football.
Now living in London I get all the ususal rubbish from Union supporters (not players funnily enough) about how union's better and how it's more physical.
They tend to shut up when I tell them in the old days Union payer couldn't tackle to save their lives, and how defensivily innept they we're. Mention names like Phil Larder who learn't his trade Widnes, Keighly and Sheffield, Shaun Edwards, Joe Lydon and then tell them where the learn't their trade and a stunned silence. At least they've learnt to tackle properly now
I'm not saying ones better than the other it's what your used to. I know which one I think is more physical having played played both.
Which either code you look at I think the overpaid football namby pamby's should look at the way a 20st prop does what he's told by a 12 stone ref without any back chat
And you will still be in the same boat mate
You really think there is going to be a RL revolution , your having a laugh
Hasnt happened in the last 100 years has it?
As for the USA comment , they are hardly going to replace gridiron with rugby are they?
In 20 years time and post Beckham, when all those GIRLS grow up what are they going to play with sons? ..FOOTBALL
American players are already in the premiership and thriving, America has lots of latin, and mediterranean people who are fotball mad so it s just going to continue
How anyone can think that what happens in HULL!!! *** will have any affect on anything in the country let alone the world is a mystery to me
The RL revolution happened years ago.
Ever seen the International games ? Other countries love it
Haven't seen any post where people have said what happens in Hull will start a Rugby League revloution. RL will only ever be a major sport in Australia, New Zealand, Northern England (I'll wait on the Catalan Dragons and France) Othe countries play it but don't hold a great hope for a lot of them
Football's always going to be a bigger sports both in terms of numbers of players and financially. Fact of life. However in certain towns and cities in the north football isn't the king
No snobbery or eliteism coming from you football fans then..
So, on that basis you've never heard of:
The English Civil war (and the subsequent establishment of democracy , almost worldwide)
The Global abolition of Slavery, (and the subsequent demise of racism?)
I'm going now, before you out-smart me again.
(I almost feel like a bully now)
A bully more like a joke.
Do you make up your own stats about Rugby and football in the US.? its the biggest participant sport in the US !
The Hull comment was clearly a joke, BUT seriously you honestly think in 10 Years time RL is going to be bigger than football then you are clearly Deluded
Im not sure why you have ranted off on one about about slavery, democracy and racism.
But the 1st and 3rd are still highly Prevalent in the world today and the so called democracy you talk of is a sham in the countries that espouse it the most.
When it comes down to it the thread asks
Whats Better Rugby or Football?
whcih is in it self a really silly question as its a matter of preference .
If however we are going by the measure of popularity which seems to be the tack this thread has taken then its NOT EVEN CLOSE!.
I know you love your RL and probably a whippet , brown ale and a flat cap ,appen is as maybe , but go and have a nice lie down
now now, take your beating like a man......
Football fan are we?
HERES A QUICK CONFIRMATION FOR YOU
On this AV forum NON AV related sports section first page
i.e. the current threads
20 out of 25 threads (inc this one) are about yes you guessed it FOOTBALL!!!!!
Not one apart from this about RUGBY!!
I feel really beaten ....................................err yeah right
Insults instead of arguments = soundly beaten.
I think you are missing the point. The reason why football has universal appeal is because the basic premise of the game is very easy to understand and grasp. At no point did I say games in the park were similar to Premier League but I can go out in the street right now with a ball and play a game of football; could not do the same with rugby or indeed any other major team sport.
As for rules changing, so? The game adapts but the basic idea of the game still remains. Get back to me when they change how many points are award for goals.
Rugby is a great game; it's just not as great as football.
Oh my lord.
If you feel that strongly about Hull being so great, let's cut you off from the rest of England. Give it a few weeks and we'll get the phone call "people can we have your tax money from London that helps sustain our city".
1. no insults just banter
2. You have not made one reasonable case for your arguments
3. Saying you have won doesnt mean you have
The COMPLETE LACK OF RUGBY THREADS only confirms that on one on this forum is INTERESTED IN IT!!!
so please leave quietly ..........................TAXI for THE DUDE ( i know its old but it makes me laugh)
There are plenty of ruby fans in this forum. Fact is we spend more time watching it than posting about it
I think my previous post on another thread applies
is that cos afterwards your so bored you cant think of anything to say............................
And how do you know if they never post?
It just doesnt generate much interest, fact of life
I've moderated this forum since it was created, I've seen every thread
You watch how many closet fans come out when the rugby world cup starts.
GC and Sport? So you drew the short straw twice? Wow!
lets us both leave it that way then shall we?
(There are enough Hull-based members of this Forum to make you disappear for a while, with just one click of a button. - Ever picked a fight with an entire City? )
No one can doubt where those names can from and the enormous contribution they made to the Union code but it WAS professionalsim that changed Union for ever and a good thing too. The players in both codes have respect for each other of that I have no doubt. The fans , not being at the coal face so to speak, would have a different take.
As for the physicality, i guess the only way to measure is be the number iof injuries that take place , anything else is just opinions.
there is a great deal of banter on this site mostly RU some RL footie and cricket
You forgot Jason Robinson from that list
I think he was referring to the influence those coaches had on the sport rather than individiual players. Of the cross code players( L to U) so far only Robinson has been a resounding success although I still have hopes for Farrel and the young tyros down at Bath and Glos.
one could argue footie engenders FAR TOO much interest, to the point of being hugely Even a radio station that blathers a load of inanities on a constant basis.There is way too much football now so much so i can hardly be bothered with it. I use to watch it avidly but now . Only England matches, ECs and WCs catch my attention now.
Yes if we're talking players it's swings and roundabouts. There's been players that have swapped from between both codes with varying degrees of success. Personally I think it's harder to convert to RU from RL then the other way round.
Personally, as a sport I prefer football, but it has been ruined by money and an overly cautious FA
If football was played in the same spirit as pro rugby, it'd be MUCH better.
For me football has been ruinded by overexposure and too much money. i have nothing against the foreignesr who have come in and generally improved skill levels but throwing money at something which is nothing more than a sport is rudiculous.We need to starve people of football. Keep games to one a week. No more than one live match televised and then highlights.Players should be compelled to respect the refs decissions even if they are wrong and penalties for transgressions should be far harsher.Wages should be capped at £500k max p.a.Talk sport should be closed down
Football is subject to a market forces just like any other thing that makes money.
People are paid what people are prepared to pay them, it happens in every walk of life why should it be different for football.
Should all sports players salaries be capped? should all
bankers, solicitors,private doctors etc also be capped?
Should movie stars get paid £10 million for pretending to be a nurse in a film when a real nurse only makes about £15-20k?
Whether its right or wrong footballers get paid the going rate for what they do.
The reason being that football is THE WORLDS BIGGEST SPORT! like it or hate it.
You forget that it is also a BUSINESS which is designed to make money like any other form of entertainment.
If people dont like or want the product then they wont buy it.... CLEARLY people do like it.
I think one of the biggest things that many people dont like about football is that its Working class lads making the money and many are just jealous or envious of that fact.
If you dont like it dont go and watch it and dont buy sky its not compulsory
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