The Adam Goodes Booing Dilemma has been all over the news of late. The AFL has instructed fans to stop booing him but we all know that’s not going to work. You tell someone not to do something and they will boo him all the more!
Adam Goodes Booing Dilemma What Has Caused It?
Some say that the Adam Goodes booing has everything to do with racism. Personally I don’t believe that at all because if that was true people would be booing all of our indigenous players. I’m sure there are racists involved in the booing but that doesn’t mean that everyone booing is a racist. Just like when you get ferals booing the opposition in a game. Not everyone is a feral, the majority are just footy fans getting involved in a popular sport. Do you stop fans from booing the umpires because you’re afraid it will hurt their feelings? Of course not!
Some say that the booing originated about two years ago when Adam Goodes pointed out that 13 year old girl for her racial slur two years ago. I doubt very much people would still be booing him for that as that is old news.
Some would say that it started when Adam Goodes did his famous war dance after kicking a goal. Personally, I didn’t fault him for that, although I’m sure chucking the symbolic spear at the crowd probably didn’t help him at all. Reckon he should probably have kept that part of it out or maybe thrown it at the sky or something.
Perhaps it’s even the fact that some are saying Adam Goodes is staging free kicks by diving, something that is endemic in soccer. If that is the case then I agree with all the booing. We sure as hell don’t want that sort of shit happening in the AFL!
That’s probably not it though because they’re saying that people are booing Adam Goodes every time he gets the ball. Something about Adam Goodes has pissed footy fans off but I don’t think it’s the colour of his skin. If that was the reason then something should be done about it.
I was watching an interview with Jason Akermanis on The Project tonight. They asked him whether he though the Adam Goodes booing was racially orientated. Jason thought to the contrary and it seemed to me that the guys on the panel was somewhat disappointed with his response. Jason admitted that he was booed a heck of a lot in his career and no-one ever said that was racially motivated. If anything the booing improved his on the field performance because he wanted to prove them all wrong.
Perhaps that is what Adam Goodes should do. Rather than giving him a few days off. Do they really believe having a few days off will mean people will boo less when he comes back. If anything people will boo him more. None of this is being helped by all the media hype either. The more the media go on about it the more they’re adding fuel to the fire. I reckon that if they gave it a rest it would all died down.
As for Adam Goodes, he should just put all the crap behind him and play the great football that he is known for.
I think the problem is people booing and sport go had in hand. I’m not sure it’s possible to take the booing out of the game.
Before I look at who I think will win Showdown I reckon I should look at how the Crows and Port Power did in round four. If you read my last post on the SportsBetbonus bet offer you know that I backed Port Power to beat Hawthorn. That’s even though the Hawks were the favourite to win.
Port Power vs Hawthorn Results
I don’t know why I backed Port Power, but I’m glad I did. Perhaps it was because I was using Sportsbet free bet offer and it didn’t really matter if I lost. Either way I backed them and I won. Will they have it in them though to beat the Crows in Showdown 38?
I’ve spoken to several Port Power fans and they’re so jubilant about the win and they are confident they will beat the Crows in this weeks Showdown. I’m not so sure. I watched the Port Power – Hawks game and they dominated in the first half. Lucky for them to because their huge lead was the only thing that saved them. The Hawks came back in the second half. This is even though they had two good player taken off half way through the game due to injuries. Namely, key defender Brian Lake and Paul Puopolo.
Yeah, sure a win is a win but to throw away a commanding lead like that can’t be a good thing. They need to fix their second half game if they’re going to be finals contenders.
Adelaide Crows vs Western Bulldogs Results
I’ll be the first to say it, the Adelaide Crows played like shit. Unless they improve their game they’re not going to win this weeks Showdown.And I’d hate it if they didn’t put Port Power in their place.They came back a little in the final quarter but it was too bloody little to damn late.
So, why did the Crows perform so dismally? There’s no doubt that the Crows were out played but I’m wondering why the hell they were so layback? Especially after playing so well in the first three rounds. Is it because they thought the Western Bulldogs would be a pushover and just weren’t prepared for the type of contest that confronted them? To tell you the truth, I don’t really care what the reason was. As long as they pull their finger out for Showdown 38.
Showdown 38 Go The Crows
As to who’s going to win the next Showdown? I’m not as arrogant as those Power supporters who are already counting it as a done deal. I know that when it comes to Showdowns it’s anyones game. One thing I do know is that both the Crows and the Power are going for broke, like they do for all Showdowns. That why Showdowns are so popular, and this one won’t be any different.
If you have anything to say about the performance of either Port Power or the Adelaide Crows why not leave a comment. Who do you think will win Showdown 38? Me, I’m putting my money on the Crows.
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