Was a genuine question.
I don't watch it but considering it this week.
Those who do, why is it so low scoring?
I mean women's soccer and basketball is high scoring
Game time also shorter - each quarter is only 15 minutes vs 20 minutes.
Interesting.Basketball and soccer are completely different games. You might as well point out the average womens' netball score. It's irrelevant.
On the miniscule chance that you are genuinely asking, it's a combination of four factors.
First, the skills are obviously not what they are in the men's AFL game, although I wouldn't say that set shot accuracy isn't any worse.
The bigger issues are that the women are smaller on average than the men, and the ball itself is smaller. As a result, the girls can only accurately kick the ball around 30-40m instead of 50-60m. That means an extra two or three possessions are required in a chain to create a goal, which means more opportunities for a turnover. It also means that when a team is going forward, the opposition can more easily zone off because there is a much smaller range of ground the player can kick to.
And the fourth issue is that the games are generally played at suburban grounds which are more impacted by wind, making it tougher to nail goals, particularly with the lighter ball.
Edit: As LiquidCrow points out below, the fact that the games are only 75% as long is also a major contributing factor.
Last game I watched was 2 years ago and thought immediately the ground is too big, there are too many players in congestion and the skills are off.If you're going to watch this week, be prepared for a few things.
The women are much better defensively than offensively, so expect to see lots of smothered balls, etc. It will generally be a lot less clean than the men's game.
Don't necessarily expect that a mark inside 50m will turn into a goal. The majority of goals at AFLW level come on the run.
The umpiring will be absolutely awful. This is generally true for AFLW but no doubt will be even worse this week.
If you're watching on TV, you will get sick of hearing about Daisy Pearce after around 15 seconds.
Why not play on smaller grounds?
Like aflx, it would make it a higher scoring and more entertaining game.
Last game I watched was 2 years ago and thought immediately the ground is too big, there are too many players in congestion and the skills are off.
They have a go, good luck to them I guess.
I like the men's sanfl because it's a slower pace and tougher game than AFL.If I can offer one more piece of advice, don't watch it expecting to see a game of AFL football except with women. Think of it as a different game and enjoy it for what it is. I personally love watching it.
You're right about one thing, the girls have a serious crack. The Crows side is generally stacked full of big bodies that hit hard and like to tackle.
That's what rugby and soccer are for.I've personally never cared about the scoring. I don't see a scoreline of 60-59 as being any more exciting than a scoreline of 30-29.
Now if it's lopsided, that can be boring. The margin is what matters, not the aggregate score.
You're really into it hey?Sarah Allan makes the final AA team again, no surprises there Three seasons in a row.
Hatchard and Marinoff both make it in the starting midfield. 4th time for Marinoff.
Woodland makes it as well. Fair enough, more goals this season than any other forward in history.
Phillips misses out. Probably fair.
You're really into it hey?
Can I ask if you have daughters of family members who play?
Offensive how?Are you this offensive on purpose or does it just come naturally?
No, I have no link to the any AFLW players. Although I did teach Crows 2017 premiership player Rachael Killian once!