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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old July 30th, 2005, 00:08 Thread Starter
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Australia: ASEAN or EAST ASIA?

Since australia is joining asia where do the panel of expert posters believe australia belongs ?

i'm australian and i just want australia to be on the side where the strongest teams are ,both, club and national. would i be correct in saying thats east asia.


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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old August 19th, 2005, 19:34
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the stronger clubs and teams are in west asia,but geographically Australia are closer to east asia.It wouldnt be bad if australia were placed in east asia since korea and japan have good national teams and clubs
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the stronger clubs and teams are in west asia,but geographically Australia are closer to east asia.It wouldnt be bad if australia were placed in east asia since korea and japan have good national teams and clubs

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post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old August 20th, 2005, 04:24
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Geographically we should be in ASEAN, but I've noticed that that group is far weaker in terms of football and status, so I hope we get into East Asia.
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post #5 of 31 (permalink) Old August 21st, 2005, 20:45
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Whats the difference?
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Australia: not Asian at all.

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post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old August 22nd, 2005, 02:22
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Australia: not Asian at all.
Not according to Fifa
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post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old August 22nd, 2005, 03:53
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Whats the difference?
East Asia = Japan, South Korea, China, and so on. Far East Asia.
ASEAN = Indonesia, Malaysia, etc. South East Asia.

East Asia is superior as far as I know. I'd rather us be there as there's really no use of us being in ASEAN against minnows, IMO.

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post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old August 22nd, 2005, 05:40
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khimik is correct there - geographically Australia should be Southeast Asia, coz of the uh, south, element there.
IMHO Australia is not on the same level as S. Korea or Japan, but indeed, it's more suitable for Australia to be 'grouped' under East Asia in that sense (I mean, since in the first place Australia is not Asia...). Of course if we're disregarding the West vs East part there altogether then you have the eternal debate of which region is better, West or East Asia and well, uh, that debate is endless

At any rate it doesn't exactly have that much influence. Unless you intend to join SEA Games for the soccer too, heh.

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Mmm, bitterness ...
Me, bitter? No. Bemused? Certainly.

Anyhow, welcome to the AFC. As Australia seem to be able to get in wherever they wish, why not be part of West Asia, so our teams can duel with each other frequently, and who knows, we may just stir up a regional rivalry.

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khimik is correct there - geographically Australia should be Southeast Asia, coz of the uh, south, element there.
IMHO Australia is not on the same level as S. Korea or Japan, but indeed, it's more suitable for Australia to be 'grouped' under East Asia in that sense (I mean, since in the first place Australia is not Asia...). Of course if we're disregarding the West vs East part there altogether then you have the eternal debate of which region is better, West or East Asia and well, uh, that debate is endless

At any rate it doesn't exactly have that much influence. Unless you intend to join SEA Games for the soccer too, heh.
The main reason we applied to join Asia was so we could play the best on offer. If the best on offer for us is East Asia then that's where he'll try and get ourselves placed in if we can. Plus, they're in the same timezone as us. p
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I'm not Iranian, Obi-Wan.

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To stop the confusion they should just merge the OFC and AFC together and name it the APFC (Asian Pacific) or is it easier said than done
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post #14 of 31 (permalink) Old August 24th, 2005, 09:53
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the kangaroos will suffer from AFC territorys hot,sultry climate(specially japan and middle east) and shitty AFCs refs and
a lot of ARABs plots and travels from your country to middle east.
once u join AFC, u can't leave there for the time being.ok?
AFC is a ****ing organization, ARABs toy.
first, u have to know it before u become a member of asia.
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I wasn't implying it, Yoda.
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the kangaroos will suffer from AFC territorys hot,sultry climate(specially japan and middle east)
... what? Mate, this is Australia. We're used to hot, humid, desert-esque temperatures.
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post #17 of 31 (permalink) Old August 24th, 2005, 10:36
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u know nothing about asia.
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No, I don't, but if you think Australians are in one bit bothered by hot weather than you're sorely mistaken.
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post #19 of 31 (permalink) Old August 25th, 2005, 00:25
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i think what they are trying to say is that asia is a different ball game to what Australia have played before, the atmosphere the skill level etc, however Australia are up for the challenge and it'll be good to see how far they will get
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post #20 of 31 (permalink) Old August 25th, 2005, 03:25
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He's talking about weather. If there's one thing we know as well as anyone it's hot weather.
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