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    be patient, this is my first effort. during a beer soaked debate some of the footie fans i know asked about the wellens grounding the ball before leeds almost scored. they said if you put the ball in your own net in footie, its a goal for the other side. if you touch down in your own ingoal area should it be a try for the opposition?

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    No!! There would be loads of "Own Tries" otherwise!!

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    Because they are making the wrong comparison. If Wello would have kicked it over his own bars then that would have been the equivilent of an own goal.

    A try is there only to give a team an opportunity to 'try' for a goal. Originally in rugby points were not given for a try, that only came later.

    What Wello did was more an equivilent of kicking the ball out for a corner.

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    it used to be given as a minor point in the very early days of rugby.

    and they still use it in the NFL

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    Quote Originally Posted by NP2
    it used to be given as a minor point in the very early days of rugby.

    and they still use it in the NFL
    whats the nfl????

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    A prime example of why footie fans shouldn't get their brain in a twist when discussing proper sports...

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    Quote Originally Posted by amywinehouse
    whats the nfl????
    National Football League.

    American Football. Probably the only sport in the world where a 60 minute game takes 4 hours and the World Championship is contested for by teams from just one country.

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    I know it's a MINOR point but, what's the NFL got to do with Rugby League.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amywinehouse
    I know it's a MINOR point but, what's the NFL got to do with Rugby League.
    I think he meant NRL

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    Quote Originally Posted by RVM
    National Football League.

    American Football. Probably the only sport in the world where a 60 minute game takes 4 hours and the World Championship is contested for by teams from just one country.
    that is baseball. dont think the NFL has a World Championship
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    Quote Originally Posted by amywinehouse
    I know it's a MINOR point but, what's the NFL got to do with Rugby League.
    in American Football (NFL) if you touchdown in your own goal area the other team gets 1 point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu M
    I think he meant NRL


    Nope he defo meant NFL.

    When a player is tackled behind his own line they opposition get 2 points, thinks its known as a ' safety'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Hemmings' Wig
    that is baseball. dont think the NFL has a World Championship
    What's the Superbowl then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amywinehouse
    I know it's a MINOR point but, what's the NFL got to do with Rugby League.
    It's an example of a rugby style game where a "scoring action" behind your own line gifts the opposition points in the same manner as scoring an own goal in soccer; unlike Rugby League where it makes the ball dead.

    Do try to keep up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RVM
    What's the Superbowl then?

    thier equivalent of the Grand Final i.e. the winner of the SuperBowl is the winner of thier national title - it is called the NATIONAL Football League afterall
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    Quote Originally Posted by bongo
    be patient, this is my first effort. during a beer soaked debate some of the footie fans i know asked about the wellens grounding the ball before leeds almost scored. they said if you put the ball in your own net in footie, its a goal for the other side. if you touch down in your own ingoal area should it be a try for the opposition?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Hemmings' Wig
    in American Football (NFL) if you touchdown in your own goal area the other team gets 1 point.
    It's the CFL (Canadian Football League) that still awards 1 point to the opposition for touching down in your own in-goal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NP2
    it used to be given as a minor point in the very early days of rugby.

    and they still use it in the NFL
    Isn't that the game where they have more stops than a London bus route map? I would hardly compare our great game to that one played by a load of namby pambies.


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    Nevertheless, the two games have the same roots.

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    It still wouldnt surprise me if the NRL had the rule as they seem to do what they want in Oz. However their disciplinary system is much harsher than ours which is a good thing. Millard would not have got let off over there.. Lets not start on that again though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bongo
    if you touch down in your own ingoal area should it be a try for the opposition?

    Correct.
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    MY vote for most boring thread of the year goes to this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WIGANHATER
    MY vote for most boring thread of the year goes to this one!

    What more boring than the " this weeks referee " threads ?

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