There was a time when only the poor players sat on the bench during the game, now its called rotation and recovery.Attacking Defender is favourite.
I remember them sheets. Our team was announced by being put up in Thomo Butcher Shop on Friday on one of them sheets. By the way I don't know where to get them.is there a site where i can get a team position sheets from. you know the ones your coaches use to write your names on before they invented the white magnetic board.
Those were the days. Ours would be posted at the local deli front window. Use to race home from school on a friday arvo and straight down the deli to see where i was playing. I think it was a gimmick tho as our coach owned the deli and we always ended up buying something whilst there.I remember them sheets. Our team was announced by being put up in Thomo Butcher Shop on Friday on one of them sheets. By the way I don't know where to get them.
Yes statistics in Aussie Football are rubbish when the TV boys get going and predicting things that side might do and refer back to statistics that range somewhere around the same amount over months but never ever exact EVER. They forget one thing, that is, Aussie rules has a weird shaped ball, and it can bounce ANYWHERE it can bounce EVERYWHERE, it can bounce ANY WHICH WAY.Modern football has 4 positions on the field
Gone are the days of a position on the field actually meaning anything, the same as statistics
P0ossibly named after a generic name for a dog. The job of a "rover" after all is to play fetch with the ball for four quarters.Indeed. It lists Ryan Lonie as a "Notable Half-Back Flanker"
I would also like to know the origins of some of the positional names i.e. "rover"
Definitely regression!! The loss of positions, has not just changed the game for the worst and the quality, it has put people who had only this sport in their hearts to follow, to give up on it.P0ossibly named after a generic name for a dog. The job of a "rover" after all is to play fetch with the ball for four quarters.
Or more likely because they are one of the "followers", who "rove" the whole ground playing fectchwith the ball. Most other players would play somewhere near their position back in the day. Obviously that is way out the door now, things progress (or regess, all in the eye of the beholder).