Play­ing fair dur­ing fi­nals

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Footy Finals 2015 -

PERTH WITH both WA football teams in con­tention for the Grand Fi­nal this AFL sea­son, football fever has well and truly hit.

But what if you’re a die-hard Freo sup­porter, and your other half bar­racks for West Coast?

Curtin Univer­sity clin­i­cal fel­low and re­la­tion­ship ex­pert Amanda Lam­bros has some tips to en­sure peace reigns supreme at home.

She said there was no rea­son for part­ners to sep­a­rate them­selves when a game was on un­less their teams are fac­ing off and nei­ther party can han­dle the heat.

“Be in the same room as long as the two op­pos­ing teams aren’t play­ing each other,” she said.

“It re­ally comes down to com­mu­ni­ca­tion; set some lim­its as to what type of sup­port­ing you each are go­ing to do and don’t go be­yond what you’ve set.”

Ms Lam­bros rec­om­mends set­tings rules for rib­bing, be­cause life goes back to nor­mal once the siren sounds.

“If you’ve de­cided that you can slag the other team as much as you want but once the game is done, all goes back to nor­mal, then you have to stick to those rules of en­gage­ment,” she said.

She said it was im­por-

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