Opinion Bring back the goal square kick ins

Should the old kick in rule from within the square come back?

  • Yes, may as well

    Votes: 28 65.1%
  • No, Steven Hocking is a stable genius

    Votes: 15 34.9%

  • Total voters
    43

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NeutralFan

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Feb 15, 2015
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The only thing it'd really change is the one kicking out has to kick to self then do the exact same strategy they'd do anyway if they could just leave the square?
I don't get the point of this at all.
 

harrythetiger

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Sep 13, 2015
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Except there is a clear benefit to clear the ball further away. Prior to this teams would keep the ball in the forward half too easily. Just because that hasn't fixed all the game's problems by itsekf doesn't mean there isnt a benefit. You are only telling 10% of the story.
In terms of scoring it is a clear negative.
Scores only happen when the ball is close to goal. Moving it further from goal does not improve scoring.

Furthermore, making defending more difficult doesn't disincentivise teams from doing it. It just means they have to spend more time working on it to achieve the same results. Time that could be spent working on attacking methods.
 

wce4premiership

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Dec 18, 2005
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The square is still useful for allowing the call to be "play on" the moment the feet leave the area, as well as for marking contests that take place inside it.

Leave it how it is.
 

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