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Mozzies at last in MCG thriller
Authored by: chinggis77 on Saturday, September 06 2008 @ 05:06 pm ACST

Footy has been played in PNG for decades with well established leagues/juniors. Its only been played in Sth Africa the last year or so. PNG play the more instinctive footy and seem to have reasonably good 'footy smarts'.

Sth Africa though were coached by Jason McCartney and seemed very well drilled in the one-percenters including running back from a mark.

Mozzies at last in MCG thriller
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Saturday, September 06 2008 @ 05:15 pm ACST

The guys in South Africa have actually been going for a bit longer than a
year (roughly a decade), but the point about coaching is valid.

A mate of mine who saw Denmark vs SA in Geelong noted that the Danes
were playing well, but "old-fashioned", more like 80s-style footy. The same
can be said for the Irish. The Lions in comparison were playing under similar
tactics to modern AFL sides.

I didn't get a chance to ask him what specifically he was referring to, but
there might be a bit to that.

Mozzies at last in MCG thriller
Authored by: Brett Northey on Sunday, September 07 2008 @ 05:34 pm ACST

Sounds like a few of us are onto the same idea then - I'm planning on doing a bit of a think piece about rule interpretation and playing styles once the dust settles on the Cup. There's definitely a divergence and is in part the cause of a lot of dissatisfaction with umpiring.

Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN