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    Asian AFL Footy Champs

    18 days to go, get excited !



    This year, 13 teams – the highest number of teams ever – will compete. The teams are:

    Bali Geckos
    Cambodian Eagles
    China Reds
    Hong Kong Dragons
    Jakarta Bintangs
    Laos Elephants
    Malaysian Warriors
    Singapore Wombats
    Thailand Tigers
    Vietnam Swans
    Philippine Eagles
    Tokyo Goannas
    Macau Lightning

    more info here

    http://eastasiaafl.wordpress.com/201...hips-released/
    Last edited by kingwilly; 31-07-2013 at 04:54 AM.

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    This event will hopefully make me a capped international sportsman at last...........

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    talk to me when you've played 100 internationals.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock View Post
    This event will hopefully make me a capped international sportsman at last...........

    As a player or spectator?

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    Poofs game...for poofy Aussies...

    (...having said that, I spent 3 months in Darwin once and started watching these matches with the locals - a great game; really looked forward to the big matches.)

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    Hey Koojo, are you going to play for 'the Lightning'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock View Post
    This event will hopefully make me a capped international sportsman at last...........
    But seriously good onya!

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    Be sad if it was greatest achievement in life though eh?.....55555....

    A few of the team are currently in the States for the wedding of a former Tiger, big ex Tigers reunion..... guess you'd know most of them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    A few of the team are currently in the States for the wedding of a former Tiger, big ex Tigers reunion..... guess you'd know most of them...
    Yep.

    A buck's party in Vegas, what could go wrong ?

    been great seeing the pics via fB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx View Post
    Hey Koojo, are you going to play for 'the Lightning'?
    They were scoreless against Phillipines and Jakarta. *snigger*

    Jakarta on 2 wins, 1 loss,

    Final game Bali, must win.

    (HK looking strong again...)

    Latest news, no draw. 13 teams playing random games.

    4 teams unbeaten so far, HK, Singapore, Phillipines and Cambodia.

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    Bali finished 4th but decided they don't want to play finals, WTF???

    Cambodia finished 5th but also passed cos they wanna drink beer.

    Tangs finished 6th, but are now in the finals!

    Unreal, but we're in!

    It doesn't get bigger than this!!!

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    Sounds like a drinking competition with a sporting problem.

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    Tangs lost to Manila Folders, but in controversial circumstances...

    HK eventual winners, again. Saw off the Manila folders.

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    You mean the Phillipines Eagles.......

    Bali didn't have a full team so had a gentlemans agreement to not play finals if they qualified. They won all 4 games.

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    Phillipine Eagles, Manila Folders, same same .

    Bali and gentleman's agreement? Meh. If they didn't have a full team they had an offer from Jakarta to field an combined Indonesian side, not the first time they've refused.

    If they were not a genuine Bali side, they should not have played any games.

    Period.

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    First batch of pics up on my website Willy......

    and when I mentioned you called them the Manila Folders they gave a sort of "someone's being a bit of a cock" look........

    Sounds like a bit of tension between Jakarta and Bali.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    First batch of pics up on my website Willy......
    Will have a look very soon.



    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    and when I mentioned you called them the Manila Folders they gave a sort of "someone's being a bit of a cock" look........
    Of course, they would, they dont like that nickname, but they've had that for years.



    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    Sounds like a bit of tension between Jakarta and Bali.....
    There is a little bit of history there. (but not as much as Singapore).

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    Yes, Singapore seem to be a wee bit aloof......

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    Hong Kong kicks away from Philippines to win AFL Asia championships

    Hong Kong kicks away from Philippines to win AFL Asia championships

    Updated 10 hours 51 minutes ago
    Photo: Back to Back premiers: victorious Hong Kong Dragons Captain Dominic Dunn holding the cup at the Australian Football Asian Championships in Thailand on August 17, 2013.
    Video: AFL sets sights on China (ABC News)
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    The Hong Kong Dragons have beaten the Philippine Eagles in the 14th annual Australian Football Asian Championships.
    The final score was 4.5.29 to 2.3.15.
    It is the second consecutive premiership win for the Hong Kong Dragons.
    The newly-formed AFL Asia hosted the championships at the Royal Polo and Equestrian Grounds near Pattaya, Thailand.
    Thirteen AFL-playing teams from across Asia took part in the championships.
    Strength in new football organisation

    Formed by AFL-playing clubs across Asia, the new body was created at a meeting attended by Asian football club presidents in Bangkok a little more than two weeks ago.
    The organisation says it will initially bring 15 clubs from 11 countries in south-east and north-east Asia under the one umbrella organisation, with additional clubs are expected to join in the coming years.
    With the establishment of AFL Asia, the organisation believes they have satisfied the first steps towards a formal affiliation with the governing Australian Football League (AFL).
    Photo: Hong Kong Dragons Captain Dominic Dunn.

    AFL International Development Manager Tony Woods welcomed the decision by Asia's footy clubs to form AFL Asia.
    "The AFL is very aware of footy clubs in Asia that have predominantly had expatriate Australian members," he said.
    "These Australians are well networked throughout the region and are passionate and committed to promoting footy across the region."
    Inaugural AFL Asia president, Phil Johns, says Asian football clubs have historically been a collection of independent clubs that have achieved incredible things.
    "For more than two decades, Australian Football in Asia has been powered by passion," he said.
    He describes the alliance as "a game changer for Australian football in the Asian century".
    AFL Asia member clubs

    Bali Geckos, Borneo Bears, Cambodian Eagles, China Reds, Guangzhou Scorpions, Hong Kong Dragons, Jakarta Bintangs, Macau Lightning, Malaysian Warriors, Philippine Eagles, Singapore Sharks, Singapore Wombats, Thailand Tigers, Timor Leste Crocs and Vietnam Swan.
    Topics: australian-football-league, sport, thailand, hong-kong, philippines, asia
    First posted Sun 18 Aug 2013, 8:15pm AEST
    Hong Kong kicks away from Philippines to win AFL Asia championships - Australia Network News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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    Swans block Eagles way to AFL Asian finals

    Swans block Eagles way to AFL Asian finals



    Wed, 21 August 2013
    HS Manjunath



    After splendid wins over Japan, Laos and hosts Thailand, the Cambodian Eagles went down to Vietnam Swans on Sunday to narrowly miss out on a spot in the finals of the annual AFL Asian Championships involving 13 regional Australian Rules Football teams.
    A hectic full day of footy saw sides from Cambodia, Thailand, Laos. Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Bali, Japan, China, Macau, Jakarta, Philippines and Malaysia compete for honours in the 14th edition of the premier event hosted by the newly formed AFL Asia at the Royal Polo and Equestrian Grounds near Pattaya.

    Even before the start of the competition, which the Eagles missed last year, the side was hit by a number of late withdrawals, considerably reducing the squad strength – David Murphy, Gavin Murphy and David Bryce being notable absentees.
    When it came to the crunch, traditional rivals Swans clipped the Eagles wings 2.0.12 to 0.0.0.
    Despite the best efforts of backline stalwart Allan ‘Peg-Leg’ Sorteroteris, the Phnom Penh side’s lack of bench strength took a heavy toll and the Swans managed to exploit the situation.
    But before this needle game, the Eagles were flying high.
    First up was relatively unknown Japan. Though the Eagles were off to their conventional slow start, they put together some solid moves, allowing Callum ‘The Flash’ McCulloch to kick the only goal of the game. Cambodia held on to win a low scoring match 1.2.8 to Japan 0.4.4.
    Realising that they had to step up their effort against Thailand in order to overcome a team they hadn’t beaten in many years, the Eagles got going after a decent spray from team general Trevor ‘Bagga’ Parris.
    In a tight first half, the game was broken open by a fantastic spoil and running goal from Stephen ‘Socheat’ Higgins. This seemed to spur the Eagles, as they dominated the rest of the game with excellent run and tackling lead by captain Simon ‘Beardface’ Whitney. American debutant ‘Marine Corps’ Don Buer also scored a great goal in his first hit out for the Eagles, who won 3.1.19 to Thailand’s 0.1.1
    The Eagles run and support strategy worked to a nicety against a tenacious Laos outfit as well. Joel ‘Two Flights’ Thompson and Matt ‘The Sailor’ Blomberg did a lot of damage, pumping the ball into the forward line time after time, while Ritchie ‘Spud on Legs’ Flanagan and Phil ‘Hammer-time’ Hammer worked tirelessly in the middle.
    Player-coach Grant Fitzgerald played his best game of the day, kicking two goals for the match which Eagles won 4.3.27 to Laos’s 2.2.12. But that spirited run came to an end against the Swans.
    With three wins and one loss the Eagles finished the day fifth on the ladder, just missing out on a place in the finals.
    “This was an excellent result for a relatively small club in the region and proved just how far the club has developed over since it was founded in 2008,” coach Fitzgerald told the Post yesterday.
    “I couldn’t be more proud of the team. We played some great football and to come away with three wins against quality opposition is a huge effort.”
    The day was topped off with the inclusion of midfielder Phil Hammer in the All Asian team.
    Sunday’s grand final saw the Hong Kong Dragons retain the title they clinched last year by beating the Philippines Eagles 4.5.29 to 2.3.15.
    The Cambodian Eagles will now begin their preparations for the Indochine Cup, which they will host in Phnom Penh on November 9, taking on Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.


    Swans block Eagles way to AFL Asian finals, Sport, Phnom Penh Post

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    Interesting that the Phnom Penh Post is using one of my photographs.......

    Here's my original......


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    Not only have the cunts made an awful digital edit, they have also branded it as their own............


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    Not only have the cunts made an awful digital edit, they have also branded it as their own............
    Checky gits!

    Email them about it.

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    I can't find the pic on the site.... where did you get it??

    That pic links.... but it's not on the page of the link at the bottom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    That pic links.... but it's not on the page of the link at the bottom
    alerted to it via the EAAFL website
    Swans block Cambodian Eagles way to AFL Asian finals, reports Phnom Penh Post | EAAFL

    and found it here, which it still appears to be there.

    Swans block Eagles way to AFL Asian finals, Sport, Phnom Penh Post

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