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Aussie Rules Football Sports Quotes

This collection of quotes is from the sport of AFL.

"I believe in the connection ... I know that when Aborigines play Australian football (they do so) with a clear mind and total focus. We are born to play it"
- Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes - on the link between indigenous game Marngrook and AFL

"handball, handball, handball"
Ron Barassi - half time 1970 grand final.

"Don't think — DO!"
John Kennedy.

"Winners are grinners, and losers can please themselves".
Teddy Whitten.

"It's got to be a do-or-die effort. It's got to be a determined effort. You've got to show me all the guts and determination you've got in your body. You've got to inspire me with this last quarter finish. You've been in front all day and you've got to stay there."
Said with passion by Ted Whitten

"I want you to INSPIRE me"
teddy whitten (in his dressing gown) addressing players at 3/4 time in his last game

"We take one week at a time"
- most coaches at some time

"Jesaulenko, you beauty ... ahhh give him oxygen"
- mike williamson calling jezz'a screamer in the 1970 grand final

"Are you prepared to pay the price? WILL YOU PAY THE PRICE?"
Jeans at 3/4 time in the 1989 grand final relating the story of a boy who wanted some shoes that were too expensive for him.

"You've got 25 minutes to make a name for your self, like you've never made before"
Jeans at 3/4 time in the 1966 grand final

'The meek may inherit the earth - but they will never win games of football.'
Mick Malthouse

"The ox is slow but the earth is patient."
the line by Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse (quoting Confucius) after a loss by his previous club West Coast.

"Only he who does not fear death by a thousand cuts dares to unseat the emperor".
Mick Malthouse (quoting someone again) describing Glen Jakovich after he beat Carey one day at Subiaco Oval.

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