I agree with this, the umpires were paying high tackles last night where players were hitting around the upper shoulder region, i didn't realise above biceps was a new rule, must've been in this weeks guidelines.Whats dumb is expecting the team to play like this but then getting pissed when the umpires arbitrarily pick free kicks.
You can't control when the umpires are going to decide to pay free kicks but you can bring an aggressive edge to the game.
So often now players do try to pull up and be extra cautious and do the right thing, but if they make slight incidental contact it's a free kick anyway. Well bugger that, might as well just go through with it. I'm not wanting our players to do anything malicious or purposefully nasty or anything off the balll, but yeh play as aggressively as possible aiming for that fine line in the contest because the reality these days is the free count will end up the same anyway, a lot.