Advantage rule

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james Dean

Norm Smith Medallist
Dec 18, 2006
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10,314
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If there is a clear advantage available. Don’t blow the whistle. It makes everyone on the field stop.

Take a page out of rugby and soccers books and signal that there is an advantage, and if it doesn’t eventuate then blow the whistle and bring it back.

Blowing the whistle means everyone just stops and the one with the ball just runs off

anyway $4 a pound
 

sprockets

Premiership Player
Oct 15, 2004
4,864
8,182
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
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Richmond
If there is a clear advantage available. Don’t blow the whistle. It makes everyone on the field stop.

Take a page out of rugby and soccers books and signal that there is an advantage, and if it doesn’t eventuate then blow the whistle and bring it back.

Blowing the whistle means everyone just stops and the one with the ball just runs off

anyway $4 a pound
I think they blow the whistle to announce to everyone, incl the fans, that a free's been paid. Plus it lets everyone know the umps are running the show (in their own minds).
 

kickazz

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 12, 2010
8,939
12,081
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AFL Club
Geelong
One of the shittest sights in the game when everyone stops and one guy just runs off with the ball taking a massive advantage (excuse pun).
 

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