Slashing the half time break to 10 minutes

Half time break should be?


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keithrichards

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Whoever is suggesting the game is too long, should go back a few years and look at some games from the early 90s.

The big changes I've noticed is that the umpires let the game go way too long before a ball up is called. If they called it as soon as the ball became stationary in a dispute, and then not wait for all the players to crowd around, see who is nominating to go up for the ball up, then let players know where they will be exiting, we would save at least the 5mins. It will also reduce the number of secondary ball ups.

Add to this the boundary throw ups and we immediately have a shorter game.

Then reduce the shet shot clock to 20 seconds (none of the platers having a set shot in the 89 GF took more than 20 seconds. Players are now waiting for 30sec, even if they are ready to go after 20sec. Not to mention the additional time for all the new free kicks...

It seems the AFL's own new rules and interpretations are causing the game to be slower...hmm...best introduce another rule!
How does that shorten the game?
 

hawkman

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Go back 30 seconds after a goal - 24 goals x 15 secs - 6 minutes saved
No ruck nominations, umpire throws the ball or boundary umpire throws the ball in when they are ready - 80 x 5 secs - 6-7 minutes saved
Goal review limit 45 seconds. Umpire signals immediately instead of everyone having to wait 5-10 seconds to look at the scoreboard - Maybe 2 minutes a game

There is 12 minutes a game/3 minutes a quarter saved quickly. The reason why games take longer and longer is because of what the AFL has put in place over the past 10 years. Get rid of that and it will quickly shorten the games
 

FRUMPY

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Go back 30 seconds after a goal - 24 goals x 15 secs - 6 minutes saved
No ruck nominations, umpire throws the ball or boundary umpire throws the ball in when they are ready - 80 x 5 secs - 4 minutes saved
Goal review limit 45 seconds. Umpire signals immediately instead of everyone having to wait 5-10 seconds to look at the scoreboard - Maybe 2 minutes a game

There is 12 minutes a game/3 minutes a quarter saved quickly. The reason why games take longer and longer is because of what the AFL has put in place over the past 10 years. Get rid of that and it will quickly shorten the games
'Decision on scoreboard' - we wait for the advertisement before the decision - but we need to lessen the length of a game.......
 

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Lavender Bushranger

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Huh? We aren't talking about playing time, but duration including breaks

If a player takes 10s , is the next centre bounce delayed 20s? I think not
If a dude has a shot for goal with say, 16:30 left on the clock and uses his full 30 seconds - the ball will go back to the middle and play will restart with 16:00 on the clock. With all the shit they do between goals the whole process might take 90 seconds.

But if a dude has a shot for goal with 16:30 left on the clock and uses only 20 seconds - the ball will go back to the middle and play will restart with 16:10 on the clock. With all the shit they do between goals the whole process might only take 80 seconds - but there's 10 additional seconds that still need to be played.

So it doesn't shorten anything.

If anything, at least whilst the guy is standing there milking the 'shot clock' there aren't any stoppages and the clock is actually ticking away.
 

keithrichards

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Huh? We aren't talking about playing time, but duration including breaks

If a player takes 10s , is the next centre bounce delayed 20s? I think not
I know others have already explained, but just so you hear it again...

A quarter is 20 minutes plus time on.

The clock is always ticking while a players attempts to kick a goal.

If a player takes 10 seconds to kick the goal, or takes 30 seconds to kick the goal, the length of the quarter is still 20 minutes plus time on.
 

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