Do you prefer this tribunal system or the pre 2005 one?

Which system do you prefer

  • 1897 - 2004 tribunal system

    Votes: 11 78.6%
  • 2005- present MRP review system

    Votes: 3 21.4%

  • Total voters
    14

frenchfri12

Premiership Player
Suspended
Jul 10, 2012
3,156
1,914
AFL Club
Essendon
Before 2005, every single case got sent directly to the tribunal, where they considered the event and the evidence, and were free to hand down any penalty they wished, depending on the player and their reputation, and they were not bound by the categorical system we have in place right now. I'd prefer that still being in place rather than our current tick box penalty system.
 

Mitchell Madness

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 17, 2006
19,772
7,874
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Miami Dolphins(NFL)
The old way was better, but It was rediculous at times

Vandenberg got 6 weeks because his opponent head butted his elbow, and Crawford got a week for running with the flight and missing a screamer (both were overturned on appeal, but the fact it even got that far is bad enough)
 

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kickazz

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 12, 2010
7,957
10,393
AFL Club
Geelong
Adrian Anderson's key objective was to eliminate concerns of penalties being constantly appealed against.

He did this by lowering the higher end punishments, and crucially, introducing the week's discount for not standing up for yourself and defending the charge.

These measures combined to good effect for the AFL.

But it was shit for the players and the game.
 

NSWCROW

TheBrownDog
Sep 16, 2006
63,193
68,514
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
STURT - LIVERPOOL
******* BUMMMMMMMMMMP


I preferred the old system.
The one that actually used common-sense.


Said this sentence numerous times here on BF but the overhaul REEKED of " People trying to justify their job description/salary


fu** whoever signed off on this
 

W.C. Fry

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 10, 2004
6,283
6,824
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
49ers, Liverpool
I don't mind the MRP as a whole. But don't like the "you will get an extra week if you challenge and fail" rule. Maybe some financial cost to challenge or something. You don't want every incident going to tribunal again, but i think they should come into play a bit more often.
 

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