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Wolftone

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Still think 15 is enough but I'm not really fussed either way, I use halftime to have a nap in my seat and/or check the other scores.
Unlike you, who are probably young, I need a toilet break even if I just drink soft drink. Then I like to go through the stats. I need the 20 minutes just as much as the players. I can refresh and get ready for the second half.

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LukeParkerno1

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Unlike you, who are probably young, I need a toilet break even if I just drink soft drink. Then I like to go through the stats. I need the 20 minutes just as much as the players. I can refresh and get ready for the second half.

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I'll take the young part lol

Usually go to the toilet just before the break as it makes the queue less lol
 

SGBeach

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Free public transport to the SCG on game day with membership. Cool!

Great change of subject, thanks Ticky.
As much as Im empathetic to old men and their toiletry requirements, I really don't want to read about it !

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GotTheGoodes

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Wonder if they will ever get rid of the interchange cap.

I'm not sure how much of a coincidence it is that scoring started declining as soon as they started messing with interchange numbers.
I'm probably in the minority here but why do we need "high scoring" footy? Can't a contest be as enthralling & exciting despite a low score?

I know some of my favourite games have been the low scoring nailbiters.

Just don't umderstand this focus on increasing scoring... focus on the quality of the contest, not the score, IMO.
 

Jewelsbon

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I'm probably in the minority here but why do we need "high scoring" footy? Can't a contest be as enthralling & exciting despite a low score?

I know some of my favourite games have been the low scoring nailbiters.

Just don't umderstand this focus on increasing scoring... focus on the quality of the contest, not the score, IMO.
Could not agree with you more GTG and conversely, a lot of the high scoring games can be very boring
 
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RW

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I'm probably in the minority here but why do we need "high scoring" footy? Can't a contest be as enthralling & exciting despite a low score?

I know some of my favourite games have been the low scoring nailbiters.

Just don't umderstand this focus on increasing scoring... focus on the quality of the contest, not the score, IMO.
Spot on... one of the most frequently shared videos on the AFL Facebook page is of the conclusion to the 2005 semi-final, a match where 14 goals were scored in total. It is widely viewed as a "classic match".

Stop trying to "manage" every aspect of the game and let it evolve naturally.
 

Ticky009

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Spot on... one of the most frequently shared videos on the AFL Facebook page is of the conclusion to the 2005 semi-final, a match where 14 goals were scored in total. It is widely viewed as a "classic match".

Stop trying to "manage" every aspect of the game and let it evolve naturally.
Yes! Because those recent changes to increase scoring have been such spectacular successes
 

RobbieK

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Yes! Because those recent changes to increase scoring have been such spectacular successes
The problem is the constant, multiple, changes. Every change has unintended consequences, so when you just pile them all on top of each other it becomes increasingly impossible to predict what will happen, or establish which changes have been positive, which have been negative and which haven't achieved anything.
 

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I'm probably in the minority here but why do we need "high scoring" footy? Can't a contest be as enthralling & exciting despite a low score?

I know some of my favourite games have been the low scoring nailbiters.

Just don't umderstand this focus on increasing scoring... focus on the quality of the contest, not the score, IMO.
For me its moreso that fatigue = more mistakes/poorer skills; poorer skills = less scoring

Clangers are going up while scoring is going down. That affects the quality of the contest personally.

It's not really about artificially jamming the scores back up to 100 a piece (which is what the AFL thinks about) but more just having players execute their skills better which will naturally increase scores.
 

Tedeski

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Thank God for KB & his brilliant ideas on how to make players more tired by reducing interchanges.:rolleyes:

This guy comes from an era where 5 of the 6 games each week were hideous to watch but hey, let's return the game back the the"good ole days".
You know, the ones where there were only 4 teams of the 12 that could realistically play finals every year because they hoarded any talent that came to the competition by having the elite AFL zones allocated to them during their years of dominance. The days where 100 point losses were a weekly occurrence.

Thank god that old KB is off the airwaves along with Sam Newman with their repetitive dribble about their thoughts on how the modern game can go back to the past in order to fix a product that is far superior to when they played the game, when their team mates would light up a few smokes at the half time break in the rooms.

Yeah let's go back to those days KB.

BEEEEAUTIFUL..........................JUST F .. K. N BEAUTIFUL!:rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

Kapanis

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I'm probably in the minority here but why do we need "high scoring" footy? Can't a contest be as enthralling & exciting despite a low score?

I know some of my favourite games have been the low scoring nailbiters.

Just don't umderstand this focus on increasing scoring... focus on the quality of the contest, not the score, IMO.
More ads on tv, more goals more ads, it's all about the $.
 

The King!

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Fix footy by getting rid of the negative coaches

And it’s gradually happen as Lyon goes, Roos is gone and other defensive first coaches fall to the bottom


I agree scores don’t equal great footy but generally I think it is more likely to be a better contest and a free flowing game

Ablett v salmon etc shootout type games are still classics

I’d like to see less rolling mauls

2005 was enthralling but it had what one bounce? It was a lot of mauling crap for 3 quarters
 

The King!

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Thank God for KB & his brilliant ideas on how to make players more tired by reducing interchanges.:rolleyes:

This guy comes from an era where 5 of the 6 games each week were hideous to watch but hey, let's return the game back the the"good ole days".
You know, the ones where there were only 4 teams of the 12 that could realistically play finals every year because they hoarded any talent that came to the competition by having the elite AFL zones allocated to them during their years of dominance. The days where 100 point losses were a weekly occurrence.

Thank god that old KB is off the airwaves along with Sam Newman with their repetitive dribble about their thoughts on how the modern game can go back to the past in order to fix a product that is far superior to when they played the game, when their team mates would light up a few smokes at the half time break in the rooms.

Yeah let's go back to those days KB.

BEEEEAUTIFUL..........................JUST F .. K. N BEAUTIFUL!:rolleyes::rolleyes:
It’s a real issue

The modern game is horse crap to watch at times

Watch games from the 90s was better footy
 

Heeney2Franklin

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Football has come so far Gold Coast would smash any side of the 70-80's.

Football 30-40yrs ago was very simple and pure a large reason for that is umpires barely blowing the whistle and fitness levels.
 

bedford

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Football has come so far Gold Coast would smash any side of the 70-80's.

Football 30-40yrs ago was very simple and pure a large reason for that is umpires barely blowing the whistle and fitness levels.
Some great games from the past on Fox atm , one the other night had Dunstall on fire leading out from the square , that's how footy should be played.
 

The King!

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Football has come so far Gold Coast would smash any side of the 70-80's.

Football 30-40yrs ago was very simple and pure a large reason for that is umpires barely blowing the whistle and fitness levels.

You seen how far midfielders were running in the 90s not much different to now

Guys who can’t kick like Clarke wouldn’t get a game
 

robbieando

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You seen how far midfielders were running in the 90s not much different to now
Mainly because they didn't leave the field under the way coaches used the interchange.

Midfielders of today are running the same distance only faster but over a much shorter period of time.

Guys who can’t kick like Clarke wouldn’t get a game
That is just not true. There were some shocking kicks in the 90's who got games on a regular basis.

Paul Kelly was consisted a poor kick and we made him captain, but if we are talking "shocking" then how did Andrew Dunkley make it as long as he did?

I get what your saying but this discussion comes up every generation. In the 90's people talked about how different football was from the 70's and how coaches like Parkin and Sheedy were doing things differently and how better football was back then.

We'll have this discussion again in 20 years time and 20 years after that. We always have
 

S120

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Mainly because they didn't leave the field under the way coaches used the interchange.

Midfielders of today are running the same distance only faster but over a much shorter period of time.



That is just not true. There were some shocking kicks in the 90's who got games on a regular basis.

Paul Kelly was consisted a poor kick and we made him captain, but if we are talking "shocking" then how did Andrew Dunkley make it as long as he did?

I get what your saying but this discussion comes up every generation. In the 90's people talked about how different football was from the 70's and how coaches like Parkin and Sheedy were doing things differently and how better football was back then.

We'll have this discussion again in 20 years time and 20 years after that. We always have
Not to mention that most people acknowledge that the level of tackling and physical pressure has never been more consistently high across the game than right now, likely influencing the efficiency of disposal.
 

Tedeski

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You seen how far midfielders were running in the 90s not much different to now

Guys who can’t kick like Clarke wouldn’t get a game

"What was the highlight of your career?
Playing in the 1997 Grand Final
vs Adelaide Crows unfortunately the result was not favourable!"

o_Oo_O Try again Kingy!
 

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