The one where the commentators crapped on for a minute or two about how there wasn't a handball and it should have been holding the ball, and then when the replay clearly showed a handball they then invented a rule that says the player can't go to ground before handballing?
Beveridge: “Even the support, I spoke to one of the senior coaches, I won’t mention his name, the young bloke’s playing his second JLT game, stubbed his toe and got a direct turnover.
“He just wanted to get a runner out there to say ‘listen mate don’t worry about it, put it out of your mind...
Not having to worry about bouncing the ball means a bigger pool of umpires to choose from means increased quality of umpiring, in addition to having the ball put into play the same way every time.
But yes, that will be death of Aussie rules footy :rolleyes:
I remember watching a game as a kid where West Coast got absolutely belted by the umpires, there seemed to be a free kick to the opposition every other minute while the Eagles couldn't even get one. At the end of the half they put up the free kick numbers on the telly and imagine my surprise...
To me, getting rid of the bounce for most of the game but retaining it for the start of the game or the start of every quarter seems remarkably pointless. May as well make players wear caps for the first quarter as well