Play Nice AFL Womens - General Discussion

Gigantor

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Start of the 4th season, 14 teams, attendance and ratings as good if not better than many mens professional comps in this country, big sponsorship deal recently announced, massive growth in participation, government investment in facilities, you'd already have to conclude that the comp is an outstanding success from whatever angle you wish to take.
 

Sonny Bonds

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Last night you could see some of the players don't even know the rules. This is the first thing that should be addressed when playing in a semi professional league.

Also, the player mentioned last week that is still learning how to handball during a season game. Players shouldn't be on the ground until they have learnt the two basic fundamentals of the game in kicking and handballing.

I honestly enjoyed last nights game, but you can see why a lot of Australians find it amusing. Lets get a few of the basics right before we rush into the professional side of things including salary and rights.
 

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Gigantor

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Last night you could see some of the players don't even know the rules. This is the first thing that should be addressed when playing in a semi professional league.

Also, the player mentioned last week that is still learning how to handball during a season game. Players shouldn't be on the ground until they have learnt the two basic fundamentals of the game in kicking and handballing.

I honestly enjoyed last nights game, but you can see why a lot of Australians find it amusing. Lets get a few of the basics right before we rush into the professional side of things including salary and rights.
I've followed footy for a long time, every season you come across players not knowing certain rules.
Who can ever forget the sight of a relatively experienced Matty Richardson playing on after the siren, and looking bewildered when the ump stopped play as soon as he played on.
 

Sonny Bonds

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Besides the Irish lass giving away that 50, where else did this occur?
Bulldogs player sliding in and taking out the legs of a Melbourne player. The confusion was pretty obvious. You see it around stoppages, were players don't really understand whats happening. I'm not having a shot, as this will only get better with playing time, training and understanding.

Another problem is people are not allowed to give negative insight into AFLW. This will only fester IMO. I don't mind watching the games and I'm in full support of women's football. But it's very touchy when you have an opinion.
 

Biggie

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Bulldogs player sliding in and taking out the legs of a Melbourne player. The confusion was pretty obvious. You see it around stoppages, were players don't really understand whats happening. I'm not having a shot, as this will only get better with playing time, training and understanding.

Another problem is people are not allowed to give negative insight into AFLW. This will only fester IMO. I don't mind watching the games and I'm in full support of women's football. But it's very touchy when you have an opinion.
Apologies if I came across touchy - was a genuine question as I wasn’t really sure there was more than the obvious 50

I thought the stoppage work was fine in tough conditions myself.

Negative feedback is part of sport - it is most welcome when constructive. The constant trolling of it, is not.
 

Underarm

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Bulldogs player sliding in and taking out the legs of a Melbourne player. The confusion was pretty obvious. You see it around stoppages, were players don't really understand whats happening. I'm not having a shot, as this will only get better with playing time, training and understanding.

Another problem is people are not allowed to give negative insight into AFLW. This will only fester IMO. I don't mind watching the games and I'm in full support of women's football. But it's very touchy when you have an opinion.
You mean the sliding rule that Umpires and Mens Players get wrong almost every game?

Negative feedback is fine when warranted. Trying to hold them to a higher standard than the men is where people draw the line.
 

Sonny Bonds

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Apologies if I came across touchy - was a genuine question as I wasn’t really sure there was more than the obvious 50

I thought the stoppage work was fine in tough conditions myself.

Negative feedback is part of sport - it is most welcome when constructive. The constant trolling of it, is not.
In no means saying you were touchy, just the general populous.
 

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ep2018

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Hmm not convinced we'll win a game this year. Pretty disappointing from a team who loaded up on mature players in an attempt to be competitive.
 

Gigantor

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Given the dogs won the premiership only two seasons ago, it is remarkable the amount of players they have lost since achieving that.
 

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