Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

Ok, I admit it - I've jumped headfirst onto the bandwagon. I'm now officially a massive Socceroos fan.

And like all good hypocrites, I can justify my situation and differentiate it from all those people I openly abused for suddenly becoming huge fans of teams or people that play sports they don't understand.

Here goes:

  • Australia making the second round finals in the Soccer World Cup is a much, much bigger achievement than say, the Brisbane Lions winning a few premierships, or Nat and Kerri winning gold at the Olympics. This is a sport that is played in every freaking country in the world. I mean, Australia has never even looked like they should be there. We've only made it to the finals once before and we didn't score a single point. Suddenly, we're in the top 16 and looking pretty good!
  • I've never said I didn't like soccer... hell, I even played it when I was a bit younger. And all my complaints about the sport (mainly to do with the acting component) still stand, so it's not as if I've reversed any decision...
  • ... I'm sure there's more reasons I'm right this time and I was still right when I was on my high-horse...
So fine, I'm a hypocrite. I can live with that. Please address abuse to the comments section of this post...

Damo "Visa" Brady

Damian Brady

I'm an Australian developer, speaker, and author specialising in DevOps, MLOps, developer process, and software architecture. I love Azure DevOps, GitHub Actions, and reducing process waste.