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AFLM?  Never going to happen, but to be appropriate, they should call themselves FLIM-FLAM.

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...... and so they should backpedal!

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Love it. If for no other reason than to the response from men 'triggered' by the thought of it being AFLM.

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4 minutes ago, binman said:

Love it. If for no other reason than to the response from men 'triggered' by the thought of it being AFLM.

I need a safe space. MCG will do.

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1 minute ago, Wrecker45 said:

I need a safe space. MCG will do.

hasn't been a safe space for dees supporters for over 50 years!

7 minutes ago, binman said:

Love it. If for no other reason than to the response from men 'triggered' by the thought of it being AFLM.

seconded

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This is (as usual) a combination of the AFL media's favourite things:

1. Fake News: stretching quotes from other sources to suit a narrative.

2. Steve Hocking or some other senior AFL figure unwilling to commit to decisions that people may see as unpopular.

In proper context:

Hocking is being interviewed by a dedicated AFLW podcast team who are pushing their agenda, with a really inappropriate question by the way. Livingstone dodges it. Hocking attempts to answer it diplomatically, but clearly without an intention to change the name of the AFL.

3 days later with nothing else to write about the Age and HS make it in to a story.

 

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1 hour ago, daisycutter said:

reminds me of the fairy penguins debacle

' little ' penguins Daisy. Let's not upset our fairy friends, please !!!

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30 minutes ago, binman said:

Love it. If for no other reason than to the response from men 'triggered' by the thought of it being AFLM.

so the pot calling the kettle black.....hmm, love it

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6 minutes ago, pineapple dee said:

' little ' penguins Daisy. Let's not upset our fairy friends, please !!!

they never were upset, it was the people-perpetually-aggrieved-by- proxy who were upset. The black swan better look out.

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45 minutes ago, Wrecker45 said:

I need a safe space. MCG will do.

Is that the MCGM or MCGW????

Or could it be the MCG or WCG?

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With all the things wrong at AFL level and he comes up with his!

Words fail me.

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Actually, I think there's nuance to this issue that needs considering. Is AFL (1) the name of the organisation which has Gil as its CEO and that runs all football, including men's, women's and children's competitions? (2) the type of football played which used to be known as Australian Rules Football? (3) The competition played by men?

Given the correct answer is "all of the above", I think there is a problem about what 'AFL' means. Personally, I'd be happy with the administrative body being called 'AFL', the game being called 'Australian Rules Football' and the men's competition being AFLM, just as the women's is AFLW.

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Really? Such a first world problem the AFL (or AFLW) considers it needs to spend time and resources on?

If the AFL must expend time, money or effort how about seriously funding regional football or junior football. Not just for the elite, but for the betterment of the sport and its grass roots.

 

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3 minutes ago, Hot as Hell said:

Really? Such a first world problem the AFL (or AFLW) considers it needs to spend time and resources on?

If the AFL must expend time, money or effort how about seriously funding regional football or junior football. Not just for the elite, but for the betterment of the sport and its grass roots.

 

You have my vote.

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2 minutes ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

AFLGBTQI ? 

if we have another season like last year, for me it will closely resemble AFLIDGAF.

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Political correctness gone completely bananas!! 

Reminds me of the the term becoming common in cricket.  Once upon a time  (back in the day, before the world went stark raving mad!) the man who batted was called a "Batsman", and the stuff you stick on fish was "batter".  Not any more!!  GRRRR!!!!

Also, while I'm in this tantrum, I also object to people referring to the sport as "AFL".  "Little Johnny, aged 9, is playing AFL."  NO!!  Little Johhny is playing Aussie Rules and, one day, he may aspire to being able to play in the AFL...!!

SorrY!  Rant over!

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I’m all for the women’s Comp getting bigger and better but the renaming of the men’s AFL is completely ludicrous 

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3 minutes ago, Demons11 said:

I’m all for the women’s Comp getting bigger and better but the renaming of the men’s AFL is completely ludicrous 

Ludicrous and political correctness seem to go hand in hand.

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10 minutes ago, Vagg said:

Political correctness gone completely bananas!! 

Reminds me of the the term becoming common in cricket.  Once upon a time  (back in the day, before the world went stark raving mad!) the man who batted was called a "Batsman", and the stuff you stick on fish was "batter".  Not any more!!  GRRRR!!!!

Also, while I'm in this tantrum, I also object to people referring to the sport as "AFL".  "Little Johnny, aged 9, is playing AFL."  NO!!  Little Johhny is playing Aussie Rules and, one day, he may aspire to being able to play in the AFL...!!

SorrY!  Rant over!

Rant away Vagg but be carefully the PC police are watching.

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The men play AFL
The women play AFL
Call it... AFL
 

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