As a new comer to Oz, back in 1986, I was surprised by the amount of "footie" on the TV. To be honest, I kind of fell for the VFL, even becoming a vague Collingwood supporter. (Yes, I know, all Collingwood supporters are a bit vague.) In Sydney, I had no idea, nor did I care, about Rugby League, and, as for soccer.....no interest whatsoever. I didn't even notice that Rugby Union seemed to happen also..... (perhaps I went to the wrong school?) But now, all of Oz seems to be eaten up (according to the media) by all the various forms of footie...... VFL had to go national and become AFL....yes, OK, but the parochial business of the various suburbs of Melbourne did have some appeal. Especially neat, to me, was visiting pubs in Adelaide, with piccies of the local ome of the games may have been soccer rules team on the wall, and the young bloke serving up the Coopers, is in the picture. But now, last weekend, I watched, on ABC news, wee bits of various games, where maybe the playing was great <shrug> but the stands looked more than half empty. Some of those games may have been soccer.... I neither know nor care....... but, it seemed to me that there was not really that much interest. As for the business of the "fairer sex" playing AFL or soccer..... OK, I am as happy to watch comely young ladies leaping about as any bloke, but,given what , looks to me like a lack of support for the original, blokes, games of rugby, soccer and Ozzie rules, why are folk trying to work up some enthusiasm for ladies leagues to play these games?