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18 m square in for next year ?

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  1. Mobbsy

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    Caro alluded to it being a lock for next year

    What the hell is the AFL doing to our game.

    This year has seen some cracker games.
    Past couple of years we have seen Tigers and Dogs win long awaited flags, the Dees are looming and my Pies are looking good.
    With 2 rounds to play we saw Essendon, Port, Crows, North all alive in the finals race.

    Wish they would stop tinkering with the game. It has a way of naturally evolving.

    With a 18m square we could see a kick in after a point land inside the other fwd area.
     

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  2. gavaniacono

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    They are committed to "improvements" even though we have seen improvements naturally in the last 2 months. The proposed changes are agenda driven. It is now ideological rather than logical. Theyll stick to their agenda despite any evidence to the contrary.
     
  3. Frank Gallagher

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    Only in AFL is a rectangle called a square.

    Wish they'd change the centre triangle to a circle.
     
  4. master bate

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    Instead of making the goal square bigger which has implications for local footy, ruins tradition and just looked weird why not move the spot where the man on the mark stands back 10m? That way you get the same result, it just requires a skilled player kicking out who can kick to themselves and take the game on.

    Similarly I'd pull the man on the mark after an out on the full deep in the back pocket back 5 more metres as well. Give that player some room to take the game on. You almost get rewarded for bombing it out on the full these days.
     
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    Don't hate it till you see it
     
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    Nek minit

    Dustin Fletcher makes a comeback and wins 2019 Coleman medal kicking out from the goal square
     
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    Goddard will still find a way to step over the line.
     
  9. BG__

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    From what I've heard, apparently an 18m goal square and zones are almost definitely happening
     
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    As in the starting zones (6/6/6) or there must be a certain number of players inside the 50m arc at stoppages zones?
     
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    Does the kicker in have to bounce the ball once before he gets to the front line of the square.
     

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  12. BG__

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    Yeah 6/6/6 starting zones (i think), apparently that and the goal square are a '99% chance of happening'
     
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    Lol looks ******* ridiculous .
     
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  14. Collingwoodity

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    I can’t wait to see Riewoldt wear a Goal Attack Bib and Jared Polec a Wing Attack Bib.


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  15. Benny78

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    Why can't we get rid of the goal square alltogether? Fretless bass players seem to manage. Why not professional athletes?
     
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    No joke, if there wasnt AFL Fantasy comp and the Eagles were on the bottom of the ladder, i would just about give up on footy.
     
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    A month ago this wouldn't have bothered me at all.

    Then I went back and watched some old 90's games and highlights on youtube combined with recent crackers between Hawthorn and Essendon, Melb and West Coast, Richmond and Collingwood, Adelaide and Melbourne, and round 20 when every game was less than a goal. Modern footy arguably stacks up better. Now I find any drastic changes to be completely unnecessary and potentially damaging to the brand.

    I hope common sense will prevail but am not confident unfortunately.
     
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    This is the problem.

    In the era of every game live you get shit like Carlton v anyone or the Q-clash and the game being judged on the “standard” of those matches as compared to the “glory days” of the 90s-early 00s.

    In reality there were shit games then too. Try watching Freo circa 2001 or going back and watching Melbourne 1997. Shithouse teams putting on shithouse displays. But the nostalgia goggles allow us to forget.

    Modern footy is great and we are getting change for change’s sake.
     
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    All we need now is for the AFL to introduce the off side rule.
     
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    Haven’t you heard, it’s not a good game unless both teams score over 20 goals. Next thing we’ll have players made to wear bibs with their positions on them.
     
  21. legend166

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    I....actually don't hate this idea in theory?

    Australian Football is unique in that you still get a score for missing the main target. But now with team defence and zone defence evolving the way it is, you also get a significant advantage in that you're able to lock down the ball in your forward area if you miss. It's barely a penalty any more to concede a kick-in.

    Of course, there could be unintended consequences to this. You're probably going to have all players coached to not take shots that are really high difficulty. Also the impact is going to be different at different grounds due to the varying lengths.

    It's almost like it needs some actually significant trails before implementing it in the season proper. If only we had some sort of series of games before the regular season to trial these things. Almost like a "pre-season" of sorts.
     
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  22. Rabman

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    Rules of the game in 1859 had an 18 meter goal square, some ways its a rule that we had from the start.
     
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    It's time for Gil to go. This is getting ridiculous.

    Can't we just have management that runs the league without trying to change the sport.
     
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    Exactly right, its the media who have to watch every game as their job and losers at home who watch all 9 games because they dont have a life that complain about bad games. There always has been bad games and there always will be bad games. Suck it up and if its a bad game then don't watch it. None of these new laws/line markings will make a difference.

    Footy the last 6 weeks has been as good has it has been for a long time. Football finds a way to get back to being good to watch. it goes in cycles.
     
  25. Mningasimisonda

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    Exactly right.

    The blights on the game aren't the things they are focussing on either. Stopping the defensive blocking out would be high on my list, so we get real marking contests and crumbing inside 50. That would equal more goals and problem solved. This just requires umpires to enforce the rule.

    Also, stop giving silly 50s because they have too much influence, which seems to be happening now. Call players for holding on too long after the tackle to stop the second effort or get a break away, which is called some of the time at the moment.

    Generally the game is good and most things that fans complain about are the silly rule changes that the AFL have made.
     
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