Call it what ever you like, Soocer, Wogball, Roundball, Pansyball, Football. Talking about the code is better than not talking about it, whether negative or positive.
If you think Soccer/Football's popularity is not growing your in denial. I don't think it will become the number 1 football code in Australia in at least the next 20 years but gap is closing very quickly.
In the 70's 80's 90's you never saw people wearing Socceroos jerseys with "Warren", "Farina", "Zelic" etc on the back now every kid seems to have a Socceroos jersey with either Kewell or Cahill on the back. Now the A-League jerseys are selling out.
Also a reminder that if the A-League fails just like old NSL did it will be back with a new league & if it fails 50 more times it will continue to come back because it's the world game & number 1 sport in probably 190 of 195 countries. If NSW, QLD & Northern England didnt look after Rugby League it will become extinct. Union has a few more supporters worldwide. What would happen to AFL if a huge wave wiped out Australia?