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Is There More To Life Than Soccer? [Not, it seems, if you’re Steve Doszpot]

By BeyondThought - 23 January 2009 42

A few months in the job and photocopier salesman turned MLA, Steve ‘SoccerBoy’ Doszpot doesn’t seem to be able to do anything more than comment on his pet love of soccer:

Is SoccerBoy deliberately trying to get supporters of Union, League and Australian Rules off-side by referring to this foreign game as “football” or simply too out of touch to know any better?  More significantly, given that SoccerBoy sought election twice before getting elected, surely he could make some useful comments on education, disability services and the other areas that he is serves as shadow minister for! 

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42 Responses to
Is There More To Life Than Soccer? [Not, it seems, if you’re Steve Doszpot]
Swaggie 10:48 am 23 Jan 09

“wankers like you”

Just gotta love the articulate nature of our baby liberals….

johnboy 10:46 am 23 Jan 09

Maybe Steve just doesn’t want to show up his lazy leader?

In reality his indolence is loyalty!

AngryHenry 10:41 am 23 Jan 09

Wow, who would have thought things would get so petty yet so heated over a ball game?

We take sport way too seriously.

And what is this ‘The’ you speak of?

Dozpot is a d*ck, also.

Thankyou.

jakez 10:22 am 23 Jan 09

It is exactly because of people like you Nambucco that I will work for the rest of my life to ensure that Soccer is called nothing but Soccer.

I don’t actually care about it, I just hate the wankers like you who present stupid arguments.

Football is football because it is. TAKE THAT! You just do your sport a disservice.

If you want to get technical mate, then it’s Association Football not Football. Hypocrite.

Nambucco Deliria 10:02 am 23 Jan 09

jakez said :

Nambucco Deliria said :

Steady Eddie said :

The only reason it’s called football in Europe is because it’s the only major code. In this country where we have four major codes (five if you count gridiron) it is ludacris to persist with this nonsense of calling it football. It is soccer, nothing else.

No Eddie. It’s called Football because it’s played with the feet.

Whereas in all other sports, the feet are amputated just before game time.

Not so, obviously. But, goalkeepers and throw ins aside, the ball is played by players with their feet. As opposed to handball, which is, obviously played with the hands, and all other forms of ‘football’ where the ball spends an awful lot of time in the hands.

In summary:
Football is football. It is not soccer.
Rugby Union is Rugby Union. It is not football.
Rugby League is Rugby League. It is not football.

And Aussie Rules and Gridiron can call themselves what they like. They don’t really count.

jakez 9:53 am 23 Jan 09

Nambucco Deliria said :

Steady Eddie said :

The only reason it’s called football in Europe is because it’s the only major code. In this country where we have four major codes (five if you count gridiron) it is ludacris to persist with this nonsense of calling it football. It is soccer, nothing else.

No Eddie. It’s called Football because it’s played with the feet.

Whereas in all other sports, the feet are amputated just before game time.

Kramer 9:51 am 23 Jan 09

Any sport where the foot contacts the ball to score a goal = football

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football

The levels of foot to ball contact vary in each game, but all games have some form of goal.

Now back the OP thoughts, and your comments on how crap Dozpot is…

jakez 9:51 am 23 Jan 09

I’m happy for soccer fans to call their game Association Football. That is the name of their sport, not football.

If they want to call it football, they can’t talk trash about everyone else calling their sports football either.

I’d just like to take this opportunity to point out that Aussie Rules was the first of the sports to have a codified set of rules, thus everyone else can bugger off… J/k.

I have to say, when I read the headline in my email, I did not immediately think of soccer. Then when I realised what he was doing, it every so slightly irked me.

goose said :

It is called Football all over the world except here because you called your pointy handball game football!! (go figure)

Admittedly the great Polly Farmer did revolutionise the sport in the 60’s by making the handball an integral attacking part of the game, However I certainly hope you are not pointing your targets at Aussie Rules when you make that mundane, ever so lame spray.

Nambucco Deliria 9:44 am 23 Jan 09

Steady Eddie said :

The only reason it’s called football in Europe is because it’s the only major code. In this country where we have four major codes (five if you count gridiron) it is ludacris to persist with this nonsense of calling it football. It is soccer, nothing else.

No Eddie. It’s called Football because it’s played with the feet.

Overheard 9:42 am 23 Jan 09

FFS, this is a more cyclical argument than the bikes vs cars vs pedestrians debate.

Suck it up! Either phrase works, but in Australia, if you say ‘soccer’ then at least 100% of anyone listening knows what you’re talking about.

astrojax 9:41 am 23 Jan 09

‘soccer’ emanates from ‘association football’ and steady eddie alludes to it being the dominant code – though of course they play rugby at a high level in the uk and in both france and italy.

the correct nomenclature for ‘gridiron’ is ‘american football’ (hence, ‘football’ – which is why the yanks also call it ‘soccer’), with the aforementioned gridiron being the pitch upon which the game is played.

but calling soccer ‘football’ here isn’t a bad thing, as we have our football codes here generally called ‘rugby’, ‘league’ and ‘footy’ or ‘aussie rules’ or ‘rules’, leaving the full term, ‘football’ quite avaialble and thus allowing easier and more collegiate dialogue with our global friends of the world game on the matter.

so no, eddie, not ‘nothing else’.

Deckard 9:37 am 23 Jan 09

Steady Eddie said :

The only reason it’s called football in Europe is because it’s the only major code.

No, I think the reason they call it football in the rest of the world is that is what it’s actually called.

We’re the odd one’s out here.

Swaggie 9:18 am 23 Jan 09

..and Union and League are not “foreign” games?

Steady Eddie 9:14 am 23 Jan 09

The only reason it’s called football in Europe is because it’s the only major code. In this country where we have four major codes (five if you count gridiron) it is ludacris to persist with this nonsense of calling it football. It is soccer, nothing else.

goose 8:48 am 23 Jan 09

It is called Football all over the world except here because you called your pointy handball game football!! (go figure)

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