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No high frees when player with the ball is responsible for the high contact

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by Suma Magic, Dec 21, 2016.

Put it out there
  1. Suma Magic

    Suma Magic Brownlow Medallist

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    That's the rule change as announced today.

    But when is the player with the ball "responsible for the high contact"?

    Does it cover the arm raise? The more shruggish arm raise?

    Jake Niall has reported:

    "This covers situations of ducking, driving the head into the tackler or slipping down on contact."

    I assume this is slipping down?

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    Finally. :thumbsu:
     
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  4. Doctor Gero

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    Will laugh when oppo fans come to the realisation it won't stop Joel. He shrugs tackles to evade them not for FK purposes.
    Have to wonder though, 2/3 new rules are areas we excel at, I wonder which club has sooked to the AFL :rolleyes:
     
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  5. schmuttt

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    I don't think anyone with a brain actually thinks Selwood relies on the high frees to be an elite mid.
     
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    Yes, but brains are very rare these days. :huh:
     
  7. Doctor Gero

    Doctor Gero TheBrownDog

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    You clearly haven't seen a main board gameday thread (or the numerous threads about him), rest assured many on here think exactly that.
     
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  8. RePete

    RePete Club Legend

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    Selwood and Mathieson are screwed then.
     
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    schmuttt Premium Platinum

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    Yeah but-

    Damn it
     
  10. Doctor Gero

    Doctor Gero TheBrownDog

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    I'll bet you Joel isn't. He'll still dominate in the centre.
     
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    Puopolo career now in limbo
     

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    Take that Dylan Grimes!
     
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  13. Suma Magic

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    Selwood will still shrug tackles successfully. Not being awarded frees for something he used to be is still somewhat of a negative for him though.
     
  14. Frank Gallagher

    Frank Gallagher Blaisee & Rezza Tiger, Tic Toc!

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    Good move, not going to be easy for the umps to get right though.

    Get rid of the soft 'in the back' frees and we'll be back on track.
     
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    Geelong, West Coast, Brisbane, Dogs, who else has multiple duckers this will slow down? A couple of dudes are going to have to start playing footy. (Obviously Selwood is still a gun)
     
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    Be interesting to see if that type of 'breaking the tackle' still happens as much. I doubt it.
     
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    While there are some that are serious, I think a lot more are doing it purely to troll.
     
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    Crankyhawk Brownlow Medallist

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    Back to being the defensive chasing forward without goal scoring.
     
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    Fan-freaking-tastic!

    Unlike the 3rd-up at ruck contests rule change, this one doesn't affect us, so I'm doubly happy with this news.
     
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    Can you teach a young dog new tricks? This guy has a lot of work to do in the off-season!
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  21. Milux

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    I like this.

    Its going to be really hard to interpret. But definitely a step in the right direction.
     
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  22. Doctor Gero

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    Some would be frustration in the heat of the moment. Just frustrating as freekicks aren't the motivation.
     
  23. Goats

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    It's win-win, because we all can laugh at the Geelong supporters at Kardinia Park doing their nut when Joel doesn't receive his usual gimme frees.
     
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    Luke Schuey?
     
  25. Suma Magic

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    I can't see Selwood being able to change his instincts. And I don't think he will want to.
     
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