Other reasons why your mates should play football

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The Australian Sports Commission’s Ausplay survey revealed this week that football is Australia’s most popular club based sport.

With this in mind, if all of us football fans band together we should be able to get those who are yet to be converted to the world game to jump on board.

Here at The Football Sack we’ve come up with a few convincing arguments in support of our beloved game you may not have thought to use when facing up to its critics.

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When chatting to mums and dads on the sidelines of some other school sport, bring up the topic of bills to pay and school fees and all the other horrible things adulthood brings that forces us to work 38 hours a week.

Then tell them little Jimmy or little Jenny has the nimbleness and creativity to perhaps make it in a round-ball game of some variety. Be careful not to mention the s word (they’ll still call it soccer, by the way), but casually whip out a few English Premier League highlight videos and tell them their kid looks like they have what it takes.

At this point, start mentioning player salaries at the top level and next thing you know they’ll be cancelling their Fox Footy subscription and trying to find beIN Sports on their Foxtel guide.

Time is money

Australian Rules Football goes for hours. Cricket goes for days! But football? Well that’s just 90 minutes.

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When said mums and dads are yawning at sparrow’s fart with hours of faux-cheering ahead of them, tell them that association football is the shortest of Australia’s three major sports. Then remind them of their warm bed they inevitably will climb back into and they’ll be dragging their kid by the ear to the nearest club before you’ve finished your sentence.

Paying out for every goal scored will not break the bank

These days parents like to give their little cherubs a monetary reward for scoring goals or taking wickets or whatever it is they do in their chosen sports. But with football being such a low scoring game, you can do this comfortably without breaking the bank and owing your kid a Lamborghini by the end of the season.

Sure, they might bag a hat-trick every now and then, but it’s a rarity [and if it’s not a rarity, see argument one], so on the whole you’ll come off a lot better financially. If you train them to be a goalkeeper, you’ll do even better.

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See, it’s not hard to understand why our game if the nation’s most popular. Got other suggestions? Let us know @thefootballsack.

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