Hocking has lost TV rights an ad per game

Ghost of Punt Road

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Actually more than that.

After 7 rounds we were 80 goals down on last year, which is more than a goal a game.

We know the AFL will never admit a mistake or sack someone, but maybe, just maybe, the people who paid 1.2 billion for the broadcast rights can apply some pressure over losing a huge amount of ad revenue. Given the AFL projected an increase to corporate partners after the rule changes, I'd estimate Hocking has stuffed the projected revenue by about 20%.

Only 25 million dollars or so.

Can we now reverse the daft and untested rule changes turning our game into a low scoring slugfest? How about sacking Blight, Hocking and Whateley from anything Aussie rules related before they suggest anything else to 'fix' the game?
 

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wagstaff

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After a couple of rounds, on the Footyology podcast Mark Fine blasted the changes to kicking out after a point, saying it ensures that the player is far more likely to kick towards the boundary and therefore more throw-ins and less attacking play.

Initially I thought he was being harsh but ever since I've noticed he's totally right. It does nothing to help attacking play; instead it just makes it easier for sides to play it safe and kick it towards the boundary 60m out.

Hope that rule is removed from next season.
 

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Actually more than that.

After 7 rounds we were 80 goals down on last year, which is more than a goal a game.

We know the AFL will never admit a mistake or sack someone, but maybe, just maybe, the people who paid 1.2 billion for the broadcast rights can apply some pressure over losing a huge amount of ad revenue. Given the AFL projected an increase to corporate partners after the rule changes, I'd estimate Hocking has stuffed the projected revenue by about 20%.

Only 25 million dollars or so.

Can we now reverse the daft and untested rule changes turning our game into a low scoring slugfest? How about sacking Blight, Hocking and Whateley from anything Aussie rules related before they suggest anything else to 'fix' the game?
AFL won't sack anyone? Not unless Gill hears you're screwing another bloke's misses.
 

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So a 5% drop in goals per game that may or may not have anything to do with the rule changes

Meanwhile FTA ratings are up 16 %......is that because of the rule changes or does correlation not equal causation when change is positive?
 

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Are the greedy league administrators just about $$$$ or aren't they? Relentless critics of Gill and co. can't seem to make up their mind on this matter.

But maybe, just maybe, the people who paid 1.2 billion for the broadcast rights are the ones who insisted on these rule changes.
 

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Which rule did the AFL implement that all Players had to flood one half of the field and have 36 players around the ball? What rule did they implement that players couldn’t kick basic set shots?
 

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Which rule did the AFL implement that all Players had to flood one half of the field and have 36 players around the ball?
Nominating ruckmen.

Slows the game and keeps the ball in a small area.

Instant ball up with a 3rd man jumping and belting the ball can shift it beyomd the pack meaning players need to stay spread out.
 

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So a 5% drop in goals per game that may or may not have anything to do with the rule changes

Meanwhile FTA ratings are up 16 %......is that because of the rule changes or does correlation not equal causation when change is positive?
I don't think the 666 rule has done anything to the game particularly congestion which is why it was introduced. New kick in rules have put the ball a little further from goal so might have an affect on scores.

A tonne of Thursday night games and anzac day and Easter games will have boosted the FTA figures.
 

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Actually more than that.

After 7 rounds we were 80 goals down on last year, which is more than a goal a game.

We know the AFL will never admit a mistake or sack someone, but maybe, just maybe, the people who paid 1.2 billion for the broadcast rights can apply some pressure over losing a huge amount of ad revenue. Given the AFL projected an increase to corporate partners after the rule changes, I'd estimate Hocking has stuffed the projected revenue by about 20%.

Only 25 million dollars or so.

Can we now reverse the daft and untested rule changes turning our game into a low scoring slugfest? How about sacking Blight, Hocking and Whateley from anything Aussie rules related before they suggest anything else to 'fix' the game?
“state of the game” my arse “state of Geelong’s premiership hopes” more like it.
Hocking the rulemaker with Wheatley,the political mouth piece doing a Clive Palmer last year crying about “state of the game.”

The umpires had their own “state of the game “ meeting after Richmond’s flag and we consequently got reamed to the deficit of -230 odd freekicks.
 

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The rules Committee needs to be a separate entity from the league and should not be influenced by the AFL. The VFL had to cede control of the league for its own sake. So should the AFL and the laws of the game.
 

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This is frankly ridiculous. It's not Hocking who is making the game more defensive - it's the coaches. Because they are doing exactly what coaches are supposed to do - setting their sides up to win games.

Teams have become better and better at closing down space in their forward half, and as a result, sides are far more nervous about taking risks out of their back fifty. It's been extremely rare for years that sides have taken Route One out of the kick-in unless they are in dire need of a quick goal.

With the modern forward press, the consequences of making an error in the corridor - even at half-forward - are diabolical. So, sides crab around the boundary like a socially awkward date at a party.

I agree that the committee rushes rules into play far too fast for its own good, but this defensive play is not its doing.
 

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Can we now reverse the daft and untested rule changes turning our game into a low scoring slugfest? How about sacking Blight, Hocking and Whateley from anything Aussie rules related before they suggest anything else to 'fix' the game?
I'm still befuddled as to how Whateley and Blight were consulted. Madness
 
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A tonne of Thursday night games and anzac day and Easter games will have boosted the FTA figures.
Not having the Commonwealth Games and having all the games on the main channel would have boosted FTA figures
 

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Blaming Hocking how ridiculous the 6/6/6 rule is the best rule change in years ensures centre bounces are compulsory viewing unlike alot the other stuff.
Alot of our coaches should be coaching soccer that is the game they are trying to play possess the ball around defensive half until you can get it to someone in a position to strike or maybe the fast break is occasionally on or a freakish play rarely I hope they continue to change rules as the game always has to legislate against these coaches whatever it takes to protect the core of our game.
 

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“state of the game” my arse “state of Geelong’s premiership hopes” more like it.
Hocking the rulemaker with Wheatley,the political mouth piece doing a Clive Palmer last year crying about “state of the game.”

The umpires had their own “state of the game “ meeting after Richmond’s flag and we consequently got reamed to the deficit of -230 odd freekicks.
Sometimes i wonder Smasha whether youre having a lend with the tiger conspiracy stuff or actually believe it
 

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I don't think the 666 rule has done anything to the game particularly congestion which is why it was introduced.
There have been a number of fast breaks out of the centre resulting in goals that I can think of - though of course there is no way to say for sure that 6-6-6 was what did it.
 

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“state of the game” my arse “state of Geelong’s premiership hopes” more like it.
Hocking the rulemaker with Wheatley,the political mouth piece doing a Clive Palmer last year crying about “state of the game.”

The umpires had their own “state of the game “ meeting after Richmond’s flag and we consequently got reamed to the deficit of -230 odd freekicks.
Yes
 
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