- Jul 11, 2011
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Brisbane Lions
I'm not even sure what the rule book says, just what I observe, and it's clear they look for 15 steps. If they were strict on 15m, we'd see players bouncing every half dozen steps or so when at full stride.I think we can all see that any interpretation of that based on the number of steps taken is wrong. The rule says you must bounce it after running no more than 15 metres. Nothing to do with club loyalty or this individual adjudication, but it really annoys me this is not properly policed. I can understand where a player runs 16m he might be given the benefit of the doubt, but just about anyone should be able to tell a player running 20+ metres has gone over 15m and this is even without the assistance of 50m lines, goal square markings, the centre square etc to help judge.
As long as they're consistent with their application, doesn't really matter, does it?
The one that really annoys me is the "Western Bulldog handpass" (it's rife, not just at the dogs, but they really utilised it in their premiership year). Amazing how the ball can travel almost 180 degrees to the direction the fist is coming through at. They've found a way to defy physics... or perhaps they're throwing the ball!?!
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