Analysis 6-6-6 Number of the Beast Rule - what will it mean for NMFC?

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It looks like the Number of the Beast (666) rule is set to be implemented in 2019.

That means at centre bounces 6 players from each team in each zone with four from each team allowed in the centre square.

Seems that our recruiting strategy is looking to exploit this rule to our advantage with the addition of Polec and Hall especially to our starting line up as speedy outside run should be a god send for launching attaching inside 50 from centre bounces.

Can see BBB and Jack licking their lips in anticipation at the prospect of decent delivery inside 50 without being flooded with defenders.

Thoughts?
 
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It looks like the Number of the Beast (666) rule is set to be implemented in 2019.

That means at centre bounces 6 players from each team in each zone with three from each team allowed in the centre square.

Seems that our recruiting strategy is looking to exploit this rule to our advantage with the addition of Polec and Hall especially to our starting line up as speedy outside run should be a god send for launching attaching inside 50 from centre bounces.

Can see BBB and Jack licking their lips in anticipation at the prospect of decent delivery inside 50 without being flooded with defenders.

Thoughts?
Tyson as well I would think although we're already strong in centre clearances (if not around the ground ones). Clean centre clearances would become even more valuable under this system.
 

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It looks like the Number of the Beast (666) rule is set to be implemented in 2019.

That means at centre bounces 6 players from each team in each zone with three from each team allowed in the centre square.

Seems that our recruiting strategy is looking to exploit this rule to our advantage with the addition of Polec and Hall especially to our starting line up as speedy outside run should be a god send for launching attaching inside 50 from centre bounces.

Can see BBB and Jack licking their lips in anticipation at the prospect of decent delivery inside 50 without being flooded with defenders.

Thoughts?
it's a bullshit rule that is going to cause more blow outs because teams can't go defensive when they need to. New tactics will be introduced where teams will go with different formations inside the F 50. I Formation, 1 in goal square with 5 wide etc. Also mean defense will now play either zone or man on man depending on the situation and commentators will come up with new catch phrases.

All this will change the way the game looks and it will piss off the AFL off so they will have to introduce a new rule like Offside!

Oh, and Maj will have to be accountable in the back half!

If JZ lines up in the middle he'll still hack it out straight to a defender.
 

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What's stopping us, say, putting Majak, for example, on the defensive side of the 'middle' zone and then him immediately running into teh back 50 as soon as he's allowed, while bringing someone up from the 'forward' zone?

Anyway, typically reactionary bullshit from the AFL, and one that actually affects the integrity of the game. This won't last beyond about two or three years.
 

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It looks like the Number of the Beast (666) rule is set to be implemented in 2019.

That means at centre bounces 6 players from each team in each zone with three from each team allowed in the centre square.

Seems that our recruiting strategy is looking to exploit this rule to our advantage with the addition of Polec and Hall especially to our starting line up as speedy outside run should be a god send for launching attaching inside 50 from centre bounces.

Can see BBB and Jack licking their lips in anticipation at the prospect of decent delivery inside 50 without being flooded with defenders.

Thoughts?
Wait... so if only 3 players are allowed inside the centre square at bounces, where is the 4th player supposed to start from?
 

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Anyway, typically reactionary bullshit from the AFL, and one that actually affects the integrity of the game. This won't last beyond about two or three years.
I totally agree.

But if we can exploit it and make it our ten year rule of the 21st century let's do so.
 

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Bounce the ball, ball doesn't go anywhere, bounce the ball, ball doesn't go anywhere... ooo someone has found a spare 3 cm to kick the ball blindly out of the pack! Riveting stuff.

Tired of watching clogged up rubbish resulting in this trash.

Good to hear that they're introducing starting positions, and if coaches want someone to waste their energy sprinting in each time then by all means do so. They can sprint in while the ball gets kicked back over their head.

Finally midfielders can do what they're supposed to and we can see some more one on one action.

What's poor Richmond going to do with all them small crumbers?
 

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Is it going to be a rule or official policy?

Three WAFL colts coaches are set to quit in the wake of the grand final debacle that saw no action taken against Subiaco for breaching the official policy designed to prevent teams stacking their back lines.

In a sign of the widespread disillusionment at the new colts system, which has seen the competition taken over by the WA Football Commission, the coaches are poised to quit in response to the grand final fiasco.

Highly experienced Swan Districts coach Greg Harding, whose team was beaten by two points on Sunday, is poised to resign after no action was taken over Subiaco coach Beau Wardman’s use of two spare defenders in the final two minutes of the match at Optus Stadium.



And fellow coaches Mark Foster (South Fremantle) and Brad Dodd (Peel) are set to follow suit.

Wardman admitted he was at fault but claimed miscommunication with his runner had seen two forwards move into the defensive 50m arc when Swans kicked a goal with just over two minutes to play. “I might be in trouble because a couple of our boys rolled behind the ball which they are not supposed to do,” Wardman said.
 

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Is it going to be a rule or official policy?

Three WAFL colts coaches are set to quit in the wake of the grand final debacle that saw no action taken against Subiaco for breaching the official policy designed to prevent teams stacking their back lines.

In a sign of the widespread disillusionment at the new colts system, which has seen the competition taken over by the WA Football Commission, the coaches are poised to quit in response to the grand final fiasco.

Highly experienced Swan Districts coach Greg Harding, whose team was beaten by two points on Sunday, is poised to resign after no action was taken over Subiaco coach Beau Wardman’s use of two spare defenders in the final two minutes of the match at Optus Stadium.



And fellow coaches Mark Foster (South Fremantle) and Brad Dodd (Peel) are set to follow suit.

Wardman admitted he was at fault but claimed miscommunication with his runner had seen two forwards move into the defensive 50m arc when Swans kicked a goal with just over two minutes to play. “I might be in trouble because a couple of our boys rolled behind the ball which they are not supposed to do,” Wardman said.
As far as I know it will be a rule. I assume a breach will mean that free kick is granted. I guess we'll have to wait for the official announcement for clarification.

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The game of AFL is officially going to the dogs, the AFL have degraded this great game.

THE CHANGES

Traditional playing positions at centre bounces

  • Clubs must have six players inside both 50m arcs, with one player inside the goalsquare.
  • Four midfield players must start inside the centre square with the two wingmen stationed along the wing.
Kick-ins

  • At kick-ins, a player will no longer need to kick to himself to play on from the goalsquare.
  • Following a behind, the man on the mark will be brought out to 10m from the top of the goalsquare, rather than the existing five metres.
Marks and free kicks in defence

  • When defenders mark or receive a free kick within nine metres of their own goal, the man on the mark will be brought in line with the top of the goalsquare.
Runners and water carriers

  • Team runners may only enter the playing surface after a goal has been kicked and must exit before play restarts.
  • Water carriers are not permitted to enter the playing surface during live play.
Umpire contact

  • Players will be prohibited from setting up behind the umpire at centre bounces.
50m penalties

  • The player with the ball:
  • Must be allowed to advance the mark by 50m without the infringing player delaying the game.
  • Will be able to play on while the 50m penalty is being measured out.
Kicking for goal after the siren

  • A player who has been awarded a mark or free kick once play has ended:
  • Will now be able to kick across their body using a snap or check-side kick
  • BUT must kick the ball directly in line with the man on the mark and the goal.
Marking contests

  • The 'hands in the back’ rule interpretation has been repealed so a player can now:
  • Place his hands on the back of his opponent to protect his position in a marking contest
  • PROVIDED he does not push his opponent in the back.
Ruck contests: prior opportunity

  • A ruckman who takes direct possession of the ball from a bounce, throw-up or boundary throw-in will no longer be regarded as having had prior opportunity.
  • Where there is uncertainty over who is the designated ruckman, the ruckman for each team will still be required to nominate to the field umpire.
 

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I actually don't mind most of those changes. The only one I don't like is the starting zones, but I think coaches will get around that pretty easy. Say, for example, we're 2 points up in the last minute, a coach could just have a player on the farthest defensive side of the wing and then have him sprint back as soon as the ball is bounced, with a forward coming up to the wing.

Most of the changes actually make sense in the context of the modern game.
 

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So the current ball up situation when a player steps outside of the goal square when bringing the ball back into play after a behind is redundant...
Both of which are legitimately individual rules that make our game so unique.

How good was it seeing kingy tap the ball on his boot and take off, or Jess Sinclair or Troy makepeace.

Think of other blokes league wide, ang Christou, Dustin fletcher.

And then the absolute berating you could give an opposition player for overstepping the mark, creating pressure and adding that dynamic (I’m looking at you floggard)

These guys are just changing shit for the sake of it, and it’s non representative of what makes our game unique and iconic
 

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Bounce the ball, ball doesn't go anywhere, bounce the ball, ball doesn't go anywhere... ooo someone has found a spare 3 cm to kick the ball blindly out of the pack! Riveting stuff.

Tired of watching clogged up rubbish resulting in this trash.

Good to hear that they're introducing starting positions, and if coaches want someone to waste their energy sprinting in each time then by all means do so. They can sprint in while the ball gets kicked back over their head.

Finally midfielders can do what they're supposed to and we can see some more one on one action.

What's poor Richmond going to do with all them small crumbers?
you're not making much sense to me.

Bounce the ball, ball doesn't go anywhere, bounce the ball, ball doesn't go anywhere... ooo someone has found a spare 3 cm to kick the ball blindly out of the pack! Riveting stuff.
Wasn't the first bounce were ball doesn't go any where a simple 4 on 4 with the center square? So what has the starting positions got to do with this? Players will then still be allowed to go to the second bounce on this so called clogged rubbish. (which, for me, started when they stopped allowing people to dive on the ball in and effort to stop ball ups!)

Good to hear that they're introducing starting positions, and if coaches want someone to waste their energy sprinting in each time then by all means do so. They can sprint in while the ball gets kicked back over their head
Dont players do this already? Forwards rush into the square. HBF gamble and run off their man into the square now. Especially if their team wins the ball at the back of the center bounce.

Finally midfielders can do what they're supposed to and we can see some more one on one action.
Why would 6-6-6, make this any more likely?
 

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  • A ruckman who takes direct possession of the ball from a bounce, throw-up or boundary throw-in will no longer be regarded as having had prior opportunity.
This change would put way more value on Preuss imo. A man mountain that can just grab it and boot it 40m you way will be huge.
 
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