Now the national sport in Australia is undoubtedly the AFL or "Footie" as the locals call it. That being said, Australians are just as passionate about their cricket, rugby and tennis too, heck not to forget swimming as well.
Into the 2nd week of the "Final Series 2010", the teams battle out once more after the end of the league. Last week, my friend suggested we go visit the games since he hadn't watched it before and as a former cricket player in school, he has always heard about the Melbourne Cricket Grounds. Well, after attempting to become local by already watching footie on TV and also attending a match when i was in university, why not?
So off we went into the MCG, the crowd that night was around 64,000; Geelong vs St Kilda. Geelong being the favourites almost snatched the game at the very last second but with a goal canceled for being a foul shot, the underdogs sealed victory. The Australians are as very bit passionate as their English counterparts with the Premier League. Lots of cheering and shouting, it was quite a tensed atmosphere.
Very exciting to say the least and just to share with you some pictures i took from my handphone.
The second round matches are on this weekend, today and tomorrow. If you are planning to visit Australia, make sure AFL season is on and catch a match, perfect way to see how the locals enjoy a night out!
Squint at the poorly taken picture and you should see the words "Melbourne Cricket Ground"
To all my Malaysian readers, wishing you here a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir dan Batin.
Drive safely (if you haven't done so) and eat more goodies on behalf of me.
Have a good weekend guys and girls!