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|Saturday, December 31st, 2011|
|Wednesday, March 17th, 2010|
I've been doing a fair amount of research about Australian sport and posting it to http://www.ozziesport.com/
. It has been really interesting to see geographic patterns emerge for some teams and leagues. An example:( WNBLCollapse )( Read more...Collapse )
creating a list of the most popular Australian sports teams and players for Australian based leagues on Twitter. The following are the ones I've found to the best popular:
- First class cricket : New South Wales Blues : PH408 (unofficial) -10,729 (8-Mar-10)
- NRL : Wests Tigers : LoteTuqiri (unofficial) -4,957 (9-Mar-10)
- Super 14 : Pretoria Bulls (Northern Bulls) : VictorMatfield (unofficial) -4,559 (9-Mar-10)
- NRL : NRL : NRL -4,231 (9-Mar-10)
- AFL : Collingwood Magpies : Collingwood_FC -3,980 (8-Mar-10)
- AFL : Essendon Bombers : Essendon_FC -3,808 (30-Dec-09)
- AFL : Adelaide Crows : Adelaide_FC -3,696 (30-Dec-09)
- AFL : Essendon Bombers : JobeWatson (unofficial) -3,523 (9-Mar-10)
- AFL : Collingwood Magpies : Collingwood_FC -3,506 (30-Dec-09)
- Super 14 : Natal Sharks : JohnSmit123 (unofficial) -3,412 (9-Mar-10)
- Super 14 : Wellington Hurricanes : Hurricanesrugby -3,395 (9-Mar-10)
- AFL : Sydney Swans : sydneyswans -3,160 (30-Dec-09)
- AFL : Essendon Bombers : AngusMonfries (unofficial) -3,052 (9-Mar-10)
- AFL : Melbourne Demons : jimstynes (unofficial) -3,004 (9-Mar-10)
- AFL : Collingwood Magpies : harry_o (unofficial) -2,712 (9-Mar-10)
- AFL : Collingwood Magpies : harry_o (unofficial) -2,703 (8-Mar-10)
- AFL : St. Kilda Saints : stkildafc -2,617 (9-Mar-10)
- Super 14 : Wellington Hurricanes : neyza3 (unofficial) -2,446 (9-Mar-10)
- NRL : Gold Coast Titans : mat_rogers6 (unofficial) -2,219 (9-Mar-10)
- AFL : St. Kilda Saints : stkildafc -2,214 (30-Dec-09)
- AFL : Carlton Blues : Carlton_FC -1,932 (30-Dec-09)
- AFL : Geelong Cats : Geelong_FC (unofficial) -1,856 (30-Dec-09)
- Super 14 : Canterbury Crusaders : mornesteyn (unofficial) -1,631 (9-Mar-10)
- NRL : Gold Coast Titans : GCTitans -1,616 (9-Mar-10)
- NRL : New Zealand Warriors (Auckland Warriors) : nzwarriors (unofficial) -1,533 (9-Mar-10)
- NRL : St. George Illawarra Dragons : RealBigDell (unofficial) -1,438 (9-Mar-10)
- A-League : Melbourne Victory : MVFCVIDEOS (unofficial) -1,432 (5-Jan-10)
- NRL : North Queensland Cowboys : northqldcowboys -1,403 (9-Mar-10)
- NRL : Brisbane Broncos : BrisBroncosClub -1,365 (2-Jan-10)
- AFL : Hawthorn Hawks : Hawks_AFL (unofficial) -1,336 (9-Mar-10)
- First class cricket : New South Wales Blues : ClarkeVC (unofficial) -1,230 (10-Mar-10)
- AFL : Melbourne Demons : nathan2jones (unofficial) -1,216 (9-Mar-10)
- A-League : Melbourne Victory : gomvfc -1,185 (5-Jan-10)
- NRL : Wests Tigers : Wests_Tigers (unofficial) -1,165 (9-Mar-10)
- Super 14 : Durban Sharks (Coastal Sharks)(Natal Sharks) : sharksrugby -1,159 (9-Mar-10)
- National team : Socceroos : socceroos_news (unofficial) -1,099 (8-Mar-10)
- NRL : Parramatta Eels : jarryd_hayne (unofficial) -1,078 (9-Mar-10)
- AFL : Richmond Tigers : Richmond_FC -1,062 (30-Dec-09)
- AFL : North Melbourne Kangaroos : northkangaroos -1,052 (30-Dec-09)
I'm curious as to what networks and sites people see as popular ones for Australian sports fans. Facebook seems to have a lot of fans. Twitter appears to be second. Yahoo!groups looks to be third. Bebo looks to be about fourth. LiveJournal looks to be about fifth. Blogger is about sixth. Gaia Online looks to be pretty small, on par with LiveJournal clones.
For smaller leagues, what networks do you think fans are on? I'm finding a few for the VFL on bebo but more appear to be on YouTube. Gridiron Australia also looks like it is on bebo, Youtube, Twitter and Yahoo!Groups. The Victorian Amateur Football Association looks like it is on YouTube and MySpace.
Where is the community for the AHL and teams like Canberra Labor Club Lakers, Southern Hotshots, Victoria Vikings? Is there an active online fanbase for the NWBL ? Is there a fanbase for Gridiron Australia Nationals teams like ACT Monarchs and NSW Wolfpack? Where is the fan community for the ANZ Championship New Zealand based Canterbury Tactix ? A lot of these teams seem so small and niche that I can't see there being much interest in the online but you'd think the players would at least express an interest in their own teams.
Also, congrats to the Perth Wildcats on the NBL championship. :)
|Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009|
best tackles ever
omg, someone emailed me this youtube video this morning. i thought y'all would get a kick out of it!!best rugby tackles
this put me in the mood to take some people DOWNNNNNNNNN!
|Tuesday, July 29th, 2008|
The spam/script post
fans, for those that saw the strange script post in here yesterday, it appears from the response I got from the LJ Abuse Team that it isnt a violation of the terms of service so there isnt much they can do... its up to the community maintainer, so will try and get in touch with him or see if he sees this and get it removed... or even (if no-one else is interested) put up my hand to try and get some activity in here again( response under the cutCollapse )
|Sunday, July 27th, 2008|
|Wednesday, December 27th, 2006|
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|Monday, November 27th, 2006|
If you're planning on a long summer of cricket-related posts, you're welcome to grab one of these icons.
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|Sunday, November 26th, 2006|
Aussie Sport State-Side?
Hi folks! I am currently living State-side and miss watching the footy and rugby. Does anyone know if any channels here air matches of either sport or if there are Podcasts somewhere on the web?
Thanks heaps! :)
|Tuesday, November 7th, 2006|
$20 to win and $10 to place on Delta Blues... paid $405
Trifecta on Delta Blues, Pop Rock and Maybe Better... paid $550
I'd call that a good day *G* Current Mood: giddy
|Monday, October 9th, 2006|
|Saturday, September 30th, 2006|
We're flying high!!!
well ok maybe not as high as Ben Cousins was that night *G* but hot damn, 1 point! talk about stress, pressure, tension... the mix of emotions from anger to relief to ecstasy... ad to that a drink or 3 ;-) with more to come... lol what a day...
seriously though, with 5 games now decided by a total of 12 points, and now 3 Grand Finals in the past 4-5 years decided by a goal or less (after many years of saying that we havent had and needed a close one) if you ever needed some examples of how great this game can be, you have it...
crossposted to all sorts of places.... Current Mood: ecstatic
|Saturday, September 23rd, 2006|
heart attack material, plus a bad umpiring mistake and a major fuck up from one of our players, but we're there again in the grand final next week!!! Current Mood: ecstatic
|Sunday, July 9th, 2006|
|Sunday, December 18th, 2005|
1981 - 2005
1. Prince Charles got married
2. Liverpool crowned Champions of Europe
3. Australia lost the Ashes
4. Pope Died
1. Prince Charles got married (again)
2. Liverpool crowned Champions of Europe (again)
3. Australia lost the Ashes (again)
4. Pope Died (again)
In future, if Prince Charles decides to re-marry ... will someone please warn the Pope and cancel the cricket Current Mood: amused
|Friday, December 9th, 2005|
|Wednesday, November 16th, 2005|
We're going to Germany!! We're going to Germany!!
Penalties, heart attack material, but for once the right was done, the better team went through, the team that dominated more over the 2 legs got the result... after 32 years of heart-ache, continually tripping at the last hurdle, battling hard, impossible qualification routes... we're there again, and playing in a style and class and ability that proves we belong there...
damn I cont stop grinning *G* LOL Current Mood: ecstatic
Australia v Uruguay
Not sure I can handle another disapointment and frustration like 4 and 8 years past...
Carn the Socceroos!!!! (or should that be Footballroos these days??? lol) Current Mood: optimistic
|Tuesday, November 1st, 2005|
Not that I'm an expert or anything *S* just fr fun, take heed at your own cost lol
1st Leica Falcon
2nd Eye Popper
3rd Makybe Diva (though for histories sake and the atmosphere it'll create dont mind if she wins *S*)
4th Vinnie Roe
Best Roughies Lachlan River/Bazelle
|Sunday, October 30th, 2005|
Hmmm wasnt much reaction, but lets try and breath some lifeback into this place anyway *S*
Just reading an article here
about how Langer wants to play despite the injury, and maybe in part because he's worried that if Hussey (or whoever) comes in and ha a great performance, it could put his spot in jeopardy...
But actually, in that scenario, I think its Hayden who should be more worried... yes he has got a couple of scores recently, but to me he has still looked scrappy and out of form... Langer has still looked solid and in control... if Hussey came in, got a decent score, and Hayden failed again, when its time to bring Langer back in it may be Hayden thats dropped and Hussey that stays to open with Langer...
That said, I still think Hayden was lucky to be there for the ROW Supertest, and Martyn was the stiff one who should never have been dropped...
|Monday, October 24th, 2005|