50 metre penalty- Time for it to go

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tigerwill

Premiership Player
Mar 19, 2008
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The 50 metre penalty is too high a penalty.
Id rather see a 25 metre penalty introduced and get rid of the 50 .
Too harsh a penalty for what can be a minor twitch of the toes when standing the mark or at the whim of an umpire who doesn’t always get it right.
As it now stands, the 50 m penalty can be a game changer.
 

situationz

Team Captain
Apr 9, 2019
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25 metres is too little, otherwise if you've given away the free then why not wrestle them to the ground? You'll only give up 25 for it?
The issue is umpires handing out 50s like candy as they've done this year. Pay 50 for stuff that actually gives an unfair advantage (like lying on top of your opponent after giving away the free/mark), not silly stuff that hurts the ump's feelings but doesn't cause any real harm.
 

smasha

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Sep 7, 2003
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The umpires over use their power with it.
And guess who has double the 50's to any other team?
Richmond of course.
The AFL corruption machine powers on.
 

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10571z

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 23, 2006
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Collingwood
I actually agree with this.

The game has been ruined by over umpiring and 50m penalties are just the icing on top.

In modern football it’s too far.
 

Hoops

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 30, 2004
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Why not for standing the mark or descent transgressions have the player on the mark not allowed to move. This includes jumping or arms up until the player with the free disposes, bounces the ball or is tackled.
 

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