Minor things that annoy you about the game

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Two things.

1) Ben Brown's run-up
2) The 'Take the extra time to set up for goal' only to pass the ball

They're both loopholes that shouldn't exist. The laws of the game should state that if you take the additional time to go back and kick, you should be committed to that kick. They should also state the maximum distance back from the mark a player can start their run up before it becomes play on.
What if we disallowed the short pass from a player taking the full 30 seconds by not paying the mark from the subsequent kick ie you take the 30 seconds than kick it short and the umpire just calls play on.
 

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Of course a Collingwood supporter wrote this... it's never the North Melbourne fans, funny enough ;)

Genuinely, I think one of the best things about the AFL is that all supporters can harbour genuine dreams that their team can one day become premiers. If you take away measures such as profit-sharing, then it goes back to the 70s and 80s, where the same clubs won over and over, and rest just made up the numbers.
The bullshit embarrassing”no competition” of the English premier league, Spain, Germany and Italy say hi along with basketball.

Premierships should be won by the best team, rather than bought by board rooms.

It is important to demarcate the concept of clubs and teams for the sake of the competition
 

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Two things.

1) Ben Brown's run-up
2) The 'Take the extra time to set up for goal' only to pass the ball

They're both loopholes that shouldn't exist. The laws of the game should state that if you take the additional time to go back and kick, you should be committed to that kick. They should also state the maximum distance back from the mark a player can start their run up before it becomes play on.
Simple solution. Time-clock stops with the awarding of a mark within 50m (or closely outside as players can now reliably make this distance).

Players still are restricted to 30 seconds to avoid "dead" time, but it is no longer a tactical advantage in running down the clock. clock resumes on the kick or play-on.
 

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You'd only be creating a worse problem where the umpires have to decide if the ball moved off the trajectory or not. The current way is a necessary evil once you think it through. You either allow the ball to go through off hands, feet or head, or you have it off a kick only.
Agree, better to have an objective rule (was it touched) than yet another subjective one (was it touched enough to change its trajectory).
 

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The bullshit embarrassing”no competition” of the English premier league, Spain, Germany and Italy say hi along with basketball.

Premierships should be won by the best team, rather than bought by board rooms.

It is important to demarcate the concept of clubs and teams for the sake of the competition
Not to mention the lot of their fans. Frankly, the fans of North and the Dogs have just as much right to see a flag as Collingwood fans.
 

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The bullshit embarrassing”no competition” of the English premier league, Spain, Germany and Italy say hi along with basketball.

Premierships should be won by the best team, rather than bought by board rooms.

It is important to demarcate the concept of clubs and teams for the sake of the competition
We have a salary cap and the ‘struggling’ clubs already get generous handouts from the afl. Why should there be a luxury tax placed on some clubs?


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Any opinion based piece of media. Coach and player interviews. Statistical analysis
"Port Adelaide won 123 to 86 today. The game was a **censored** affair, with many **censored** throughout the afternoon. However, Port's advantage in **censored** told in the end. For the winners, Boak had **censored**, with support from Westhoff, who bobbed up with **censored**. For special comments, here's a retired player."
Player: "**censored**"
 

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We have a salary cap and the ‘struggling’ clubs already get generous handouts from the afl. Why should there be a luxury tax placed on some clubs?


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because the best $ rating teams get the best time slots and blockbusters from the AFL, leading to even better financial performances off field.

because the AFL teams have different stadium agreements, many with long legacy benefits created by the AFL rather than the club itself, leading to different clubs having different cost bases.

because a nation league (Qld and NSW) leads to national advertising, meaning the lower $ rating franchise teams bring the biggest increase in advertising and telecast deals.
 

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What if we disallowed the short pass from a player taking the full 30 seconds by not paying the mark from the subsequent kick ie you take the 30 seconds than kick it short and the umpire just calls play on.
Team shot clock is my view.
As soon as a player wants to take a set shot they get the 30sec shot clock. But if they run it down to 15sec then pass it, the next player only has 15sec to take their shot.
Eventually when it gets down to 6sec or whatever the usual mark time is, every subsequent mark is paid but treated like a regular mark with 6sec or whatever before being called to play on.
Another way I’ve thought about is to shorten quarters a little bit but stop the clock whenever a player takes a set shot. But I don’t really like that because it all but removes the shot after the siren.
 

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Yearly rule changes (though wouldn't say that's minor)

Umpires favouritism and double standards in most games every week

Players leaving ground after a goal

The goal reviews are a mess

How most football shows are just attempts at being a comedy show and agenda's of footy players personal lives
 
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