Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Jun 2006 22:14 UTC
Humor Sometimes, while browsing the net for news, I come accross things I just cannot not post. "Some enterprising Austrian Über-geeks [have created] a Telnet stream with, believe it or not, live ASCII footage of matches being played [at the World Cup Football]. Simply fire up a command prompt and type 'telnet ascii-wm.net 2006' and you'll find a live 'video' stream from 10 minutes before kick-off (or should that be boot-up?)." I also look forward to the Wimbledon version that resembles Pong.
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RE[2]: Geez you guys....
by wakeupneo on Wed 14th Jun 2006 10:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Geez you guys...."
wakeupneo
Member since:
2005-07-06

I know it's important but when it gets reduced to name calling it loses all meaning.

Just FYI, here in Australia we're currently going through a complete shift from the name 'soccer' to 'football'. Our clubs, leagues, junior comps etc. have been renamed over the last 18 months to reflect the name change. The consensus is that if we're to be part of "The World Game" in a serious way, we should call it by its' rightful name...and I'd have to agree.

Back on topic, I can't wait to try this out tonight ;)

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RE[3]: Geez you guys....
by dylansmrjones on Wed 14th Jun 2006 11:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Geez you guys...."
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

You know something isn't right when the australian becomes a part of WC in a "serious way" ;)

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RE[4]: Geez you guys....
by wakeupneo on Wed 14th Jun 2006 11:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Geez you guys...."
wakeupneo Member since:
2005-07-06

OY! We're unbeaten! ;) C'mon Brazil. Do your worst....please...hehe..

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RE[3]: Geez you guys....
by cprpop on Wed 14th Jun 2006 14:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Geez you guys...."
cprpop Member since:
2005-07-05

What's with the latest rise in popularity of football in Australia, anyway? I thought rugby was the only sport you cared for?

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RE[4]: Geez you guys....
by wakeupneo on Wed 14th Jun 2006 14:36 in reply to "RE[3]: Geez you guys...."
wakeupneo Member since:
2005-07-06

You'd be surprised how popular it is here. It's the most played sport at youth level, followed by rugby then Aussie Rules. I and all my friends played it as kids but that popularity just doesn't seem to translate to a professional level. If you want to do well and you've got some talent you have to go to Europe.

Mostly I think it hasn't taken off due to a mix of messy in-fighting and mismanagement, two things they're looking to correct with the new "football" push and the creation of the 'A' League.

Still, with a small population like ours and two high profile football codes already in place, it's going to be an uphill battle. But, fingers crossed, if the Socceroos do well that may change ;)

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