Talk:Soccer in Australia

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Protected edit request on 29 October 2015[edit]

The lead incorrectly states that the first football club, Wanderers F.C., was formed in 1830 instead of its actual date of 1880. (Source) SounderBruce 13:57, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Fixed, is there a clean version we can revert to? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 16:06, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
@MSGJ:, the 1763 date in the infobox should also be 1880. Hack (talk) 16:23, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
In the "Establishing the sport in Australia" section it should be something other than 1760s, and later on 1779 should be 1879.

Incidentally, ThomasMatt JayM, Allstar123500 and Melbourne367 are all the same user, it occasionally edit wars with itself, presumably to try give credibility to the first two mentioned accounts. There's another here https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=A-League&action=history

Filed an SPI for it, see Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/JayM22. If you see this sort of thing happening again please feel free to leave me a note about it on my talk page, I'd been meaning to do this one for ages but was always too lazy. Jenks24 (talk) 00:14, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
It's also the user noted here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Chuq/A-League_vandal — Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.171.200.185 (talk) 00:16, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, added a note to the SPI. Jenks24 (talk) 00:20, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

A year later this user still active, having gone through many blocked accounts and IPs, currently using a 1.39.x.x range. Has to be watched, usually introduces bogus crowds which can slip by. The ultimate goal of this two year campaign is unknown. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.171.167.92 (talk) 06:46, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

Requested move 4 November 2016[edit]

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The result of the move request was: not moved. (non-admin closure) GeoffreyT2000 (talk, contribs) 16:55, 11 November 2016 (UTC)


Soccer in AustraliaAssociation Football in Australia – It makes sense to change it to association football since the federation includes the word "football" in its name. - AquilaXIII (talk) 08:09, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Note: This discussion has been included in WikiProject Football's list of association football-related page moves. — Andy W. (talk) 15:58, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

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Sources?[edit]

There doesn't seem to be any sourcing for the repeated claim that "soccer" is the preferred term in Australia. Personal opinion is no substitute for reliable sources. --Pete (talk) 18:30, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

Pfft, you would reject any such sources out of hand. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.171.214.213 (talk) 23:30, 11 November 2016 (UTC)
Well, put 'em up and see what happens. Or admit there are none. --Pete (talk) 05:26, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
You just proved his point. Spinrad (talk) 08:55, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
The IP's point - FWIW - is a personal thing. If it affects WP at all, it comes under WP:NPA. My point goes right to the fundamentals. Where are the sources? Attacking me for requesting that material be sourced isn't how Wikipedia is supposed to work, now is it? --Pete (talk) 16:40, 19 November 2016 (UTC)