Autopsy Did the new 6-6-6 rule cost Carlton

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As per the title, did the new 6-6-6 rule cost Carlton? Under the old system they could of dropped another 2 back behind the ball at the last centre bounce to help save the game. Under the new rules, they were denied.
I find it ironic where the AFL sets these things up to “equalise” the comp, yet they potentially just killed a coach and hurt a club already on its knees performance wise.


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Under the old rule ,GCS could structure differently too . Is like if Powell not knock down by Setterfield could GCS play better .
 
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Naah

The trick is not to get in that situation. In the big pucture although they haven't won a game the Blues have been competitive in every game.

Typically young talented sides coming off the bottom get their wins with aggressive running and enthusiasm. If anything the 6-6-6 rule forces them into that mode a bit.

A bit like the Lions if previous years I think their doing the hard things pretty well, just not not keeping the pressure on with errors at critical times. It'll click at some point, but I'm guessing Bolton is desperately looking for the key.
 
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Played the whole game under 6-6-6 rules and they were in it until the death.
Can't really blame lack of awareness from players on the rules of the game.

If anything, 6-6-6 is helping Cripps dominate the game. He is getting a lot of space to utilise his talent in these days. Which is rather good to see.

As for Bolts. Blues would be mad to sack him. He's in year 4 of what looked to be a 7-8 year rebuild.
Has just got the list around the corner. Sacking him would be a poor decision. Even if they dont win a game this year
 

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Even if the 6-6-6 rule did cost Carlton (which I don't think it did) do you really think the AFL would care given the win went to Gold Coast? They'd be absolutely loving Gold Coast at 3-1, even though from what I saw they will fall back to the pack pretty quickly.

Anyway the rules aren't made to favour individual teams, everyone has to play within the same rules.
 
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We have been competitive in every game and with some more composure could have won two. With that in mind I can't see how 6-6-6 has negatively impacted Carlton. I don't even think 6-6-6 has had any impact on the game except if a team gets a quick centre clearance
 

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The 6-6-6 rule is relevant only after a goal is scored. Carlton hit the front with almost 6 minutes of play left, Gold Coast's winning goal came more than 5 minutes later. Unless you want to argue Carlton didn't have time in that 5 minute period to drop players back to protect the goal, the rule was completely irrelevant to how the end played out.

If anything, it worked in their favour by giving them a chance to steal it in the final 10 seconds.
 

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Just happy to watch a close game with that type of finish.
Thought the guy in the goal square should have been in the goal square.
 

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We have been competitive in every game and with some more composure could have won two. With that in mind I can't see how 6-6-6 has negatively impacted Carlton. I don't even think 6-6-6 has had any impact on the game except if a team gets a quick centre clearance
and a mark being paid to Liam Jones at the death.
 
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and a mark being paid to Liam Jones at the death.
That sucked but gold coast had several chances before that but botched easy chances. 2 metre Peter dropping a mark in the goal square and bowes streaming inside 50 all alone but Sexton had a shot himself. In reality we have no one to blame but ourselves
 

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and a mark being paid to Liam Jones at the death.
But from that play Gold Coast kicked a point. Carlton had the lead and possession of the ball.

A certain fan of theirs was screaming black and blue that decision cost them the match. It absolutely didn’t.
 

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As per the title, did the new 6-6-6 rule cost Carlton? Under the old system they could of dropped another 2 back behind the ball at the last centre bounce to help save the game. Under the new rules, they were denied.
I find it ironic where the AFL sets these things up to “equalise” the comp, yet they potentially just killed a coach and hurt a club already on its knees performance wise.


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The rules are the rules and all clubs play within those rules.

There were probably 5 or 6 incidents across the whole game that cost the Blues, not just that one incident.

Good teams learn from errors like that, I hope like hell this loss hurts like hell so they won't let another one slip like that again.
 
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