Talk:Soccer in Australia

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Dates are wrong[edit]

Over a couple of months, dates have been messed with throughout the article. Hack (talk) 16:52, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

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)

More Balance[edit]

The article overly emphasizes the early days of soccer, and makes out it was mainly English immigrants who made the game. The game had an insignificant presence until southern and eastern europeans started the professional league. The sports imported during colonization were cricket and rugby, and these times predated soccer. Pre-1970s the game was mostly played by kids in primary (elementary) schools as rugby was generally too dangerous for them. (This how soccer got a foothold in the US, too.) Usually the school headmaster had the discretion to allow rugby, and many did not allow it or only allowed minimal training.14.202.190.178 (talk) 06:28, 3 March 2016 (UTC)