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Who would you Support??

By Joe Canberran - 2 May 2008 29

Canberra has had some top sporting figures and teams over the years but we have seen crowd numbers fluctuate over the years to the extent that some teams have folded (the Cannons), been demoted out of the National Competition (the Comets) or failed to get of the ground (several attempts to get one of the ALF teams to relocate, an A League Soccer team, etc).

So for what team sports would you regularly put your money behind, actually pay to go see a Canberra team play?

If I could support 3 Canberra sporting teams in National comp they would be:

  • None (7%, 51 Votes)
  • Other (4%, 28 Votes)
  • The Comets (Cricket - if let into the National comp) (11%, 83 Votes)
  • The Darters (Netball) (4%, 28 Votes)
  • The Capitals (Womens Basketball) (6%, 45 Votes)
  • The Gunners (Mens Basketball - if let into the National comp) (5%, 40 Votes)
  • A Canberra based AFL team (13%, 97 Votes)
  • A Canberra based soccer team (15%, 111 Votes)
  • The Brumbies (Rugby Union) (20%, 153 Votes)
  • The Raiders (Rugby League) (17%, 128 Votes)

Total Voters: 331

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hingo 1:40 pm 02 Jun 08

Bring back the V8 race. Maybe even WRC. Other than that..

I’d love to see Cricket, AFL and A-League teams introduced to the national comps. I go to the Raiders games when they play teams I’m interested in. The problem is that Canberra folk don’t seem to want to support their team unless they are winning. I went to the Footy on the weekend with a bunch of mates and only one was going for the Raiders. All the rest were going for the Sea Eagles. I have a reason because I was born in Manly. Too bad. The Raiders are a lot better than they are given credit for. I hope they make the finals.

GnT 8:51 pm 03 May 08

With the IPL such a success (although that is channel 10’s spin) maybe we should have a national twenty20 comp. I know I’d love to see some live twenty20 matches, especially if there was a local team.

el 1:10 pm 03 May 08

Agree with Thumper about the cricket. There’s some serious talent coming through at the moment, and they’ll all leave to play for other states as soon as they’re made an offer.

Primal 11:34 am 03 May 08

Perth = WA. The rest of the state is just padding to keep the eastern states well away.

Pandy 11:23 am 03 May 08

WA does not count

realityskin 11:00 am 03 May 08

Pandy you knob…

Holden Caulfield 1:18 am 03 May 08

Haha, Pandy, must have missed Matt Giteau’s departure to the Western Force.

Pandy 11:35 pm 02 May 08

No humour: serious. A national comp meansjust that. Rugby is not. When either code fields a team from Perth then I will consider it to be a true national comp.

Joe Canberran 11:07 pm 02 May 08

Pandy I didn’t say they were national team i said they played in a national comp, which, if that was your gripe, is not wholly true as both teams play in international comps (if you count the NZ warriors enough to make the NRL an International comp. The super 14 definitely is international). Under that condition the Darters and the capitals aren’t in national comp either (as NZ teams play in both their leagues as well).

They are local teams though. And I can’t see why you are whinging about them when there are teams on the list that don’t even exist!

If there was supposed to be some humour in your post I missed it.

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