- Jul 5, 2011
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
- Rancho Carne Toros
I reckon there's more chance of the men's game (at all levels) going to 16 players.Is there also a feeling that could there be an expansion to 18 players per side on field and longer quarters ?
Longer quarters, who knows. The AFL says the games are shorter because of summer heat, though the reality is the 2 hour TV product makes life easier for them.
I'm not sure if you're referencing something I suggested on the previous page: A shortening of the half-time break would allow for more football without extending the time between first and final siren. If the rest-to-play ratio was equal to that of AFL games, half-time of AFLW games would only be about 8 minutes long (i.e. 12 mins shorter than what they are currently) and that's without accounting for the unlimited player rotations in the women's league.
Definitely should be looked into. Players spend five minutes of HT warming up again--they spend an hour warming up before the game, so this 2nd warm-up is either an unnecessary waste of time (because they haven't actually cooled down) or riskily ineffective (because they have cooled down and 5 mins is not long enough to properly warm back up).