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Oceania score Day 1 win in NSW State U16 Championships
Authored by: Michael Christiansen on Wednesday, April 20 2011 @ 06:01 pm ACST

Day 3 results and a mixed bag for Oceania as they put in a respectable effort vs Riverina : Riverina 8.6.(54) defeated Oceania 4.2.(26) Goal kickers : Robert Toukoune (Vntu) 2, Ash Wear (NZ), Asiea To’a (Tng) alas, in the 2nd game, ACT/South Coast 13.6.(84) defeated Oceania 0.3.(3) reminder the day 1 and 2 games being a longer format (4 * 17 mins) than day 3 and 4 (2 * 17 mins). Tomorrow, day 4, Oceania take on Murray & GWS Giants. On form, both games will be a challenge.

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Oceania score Day 1 win in NSW State U16 Championships
Authored by: Rory Slater on Thursday, April 21 2011 @ 08:16 am ACST

 With all the talking up of expansion of the elite AFL brand to NZ and especially in the context of grass roots of my particular footy demo, the ACT, I would like to say that this notion is not only insulting but a folly that will disenfranchise many in the process if this global cringe is ever realised.

I know that this site is a fraternity of global expansionism and very much the converted preaching to the converted, however i feel compelled to keep some of the contributors hyperbole in perspective, especially when you consider the status of this carnival in a national sense.

Regards

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Oceania score Day 1 win in NSW State U16 Championships
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Thursday, April 21 2011 @ 09:38 am ACST

Rory, that has nothing to do with this article - we are following the fortunes of the Oceania Juniors in the NSW/ACT regionals - not currently discussing AFL clubs playing out there.

There is a team of young blokes from the Pacific (not even including the PNG boys, who make up the majority of playing numbers across the region) who are talented enough to win a few games.  What's your problem with that?

Are people not allowed to play footy outside Australia until Canberra/Tasmania have an AFL side?

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Oceania score Day 1 win in NSW State U16 Championships
Authored by: Michael Christiansen on Thursday, April 21 2011 @ 09:57 am ACST

Rory - as with Aaron, I'm not too sure of the relevance re this article/comments to 'elite' expansion (or not) into NZ (anytime in whatever timeframe into the future).   One might suggest that if you have a 'warning' of footballing doom and gloom based on a few kids kicking a footy around Vanuatu, Tonga or the Solomons, then please let us know!!!

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Oceania score Day 1 win in NSW State U16 Championships
Authored by: Troy Thompson on Thursday, April 21 2011 @ 10:06 am ACST

Can you please explain what global cringe is?  Cultural cringe was a term that was used after WW2 to describe the preference for things from outside Australia  due to the feeling that things Australian were inferior, but global cringe I am not aware of? 

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