Are you a regular visitor to Sydney? I get the feeling that non-Australians perceive Sydney as an Aussie Rules market when its far from the case. Name calling isn't necessary when a well timed stare does so much more. Australia is the most competitive football market in the world with four major codes (Australian Rules, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Soccer). The code wars are pretty much split on state lines with NSW/Qld following the Rugby codes (mainly league, union has a niche) and Vic/WA/SA following AFL, soccer is a niche sport nationally. The back and forth has intensified of late with the AFL making forays into NSW and Qld with two new clubs in what is considered by many to be already saturated markets (for AFL). In fact, the new Sydney team, supposedly servicing a population of 2 million has agreed to play 3 out of 12 home games a year in Canberra, 250 km (150 miles) away, for the first ten years of their existence (cash grab). They've also had their finger stuck in the pie when developing stadia around Sydney and Brisbane, with Stadium Australia renovated for the occasional game (rendering it terrible for rectangular field sports), another Stadium only 500 meters away, and the unnecessary upgrading of the SCG to 62 000 when there are rectangular stadia crying out for things as simple as seating. So three modern stadia for 1.75 AFL teams and two modern stadia (only one is good for viewing) for 9 NRL clubs, 2 soccer clubs and a rugby union franchise. Having an unwanted sport rammed down your throat (partially) at the taxpayers expense is really frustrating, and especially so when your own code (NRL) has dropped the ball time and time again although they look to be on the up. A lot of this anger gets pointed at the AFL for these reasons and the brashness of claiming to be "Australia's Game" and even claiming to be of indigenous roots. It was the opposite case in the late nineties as a rebel Rugby League competition placed teams in WA, SA and eventually Victoria, turns out that most of this expansion was a complete flop because of poor planning, it remains to be seen whether the two new AFL teams will get a footing. Add to this, the player raids between Aussie Rules, Rugby League and Rugby Union, skewed journalism and the general competitiveness between major Australian cities, and you have yourself a code war.