- Nov 8, 2000
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Nottingham Forest
1. Interchange rotations reduced to 75
2. With kick ins, man on the mark has to stand 15 metres back from the end of the goal square
3. Man on the mark can not move off the mark more than 1 metre each side
4. For out of bounds on the full, man on the mark has to stand on the line where the ball went out, not stand inside the boundary to cut off any inboard passes
5. Man on the mark can not be changed. So the defender closest when a mark or free kick is awarded, has to stand the mark, not go back in defence while another player stands the mark
How will these affect our side?
Stamina is going to play a bigger part, and I'd like to think we have set up well in advance by recruiting gut running players. Gibbons, Cottrell, Walsh, Curnow can run all day.
2 and 3 won't affect anything unless they start dishing out 50m penalties for any breaches right off the bat.
4 will be interesting as we are going to work harder to apply pressure on these easier 45 degree passes.
5. This is a huge one. If Weitering trails a forward to a mark outside 50 or he is in the vicinity when a free kick is given, we could be down to one tall defender in the square so we are going to need a Plowman/Marchbank type to potentially take a tall forward for the contest, or we are going to need Pittonet/Casboult/De Koning to get back to help out quickly.
Do you see these rules being to our advantage, or can you see them having any affect on selection?