Time to kill the Touched rule?

Kill the touched rule. A goal as long as it goes through the big sticks.

  • Yes

    Votes: 10 18.9%
  • No

    Votes: 43 81.1%

  • Total voters


Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 11, 2005
AFL Club
Other Teams
Back to basics. If the umpire hears it clearly, its called. If the umpire doesn't hear it, then it is considered not touched.

Leaving it up to grainy footage is a failure waiting to happen.

They need to completely scrap the ARC or goal review system and start again. Make it basic. They have a snicko for when it hits the post. Thats it. Everything else is umpires call. Put it back on them, its their job, I wonder how many are afraid of making the wrong call because the review might spot the smallest thing.

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Jan 3, 2012
AFL Club
Other Teams
Chelsea FC, Victory, All Blecks
Nah. Get rid of the whole score review system until they develop one that they can use competently. There were fewer errors pre 2012 when it didn’t even exist.
The system picks up the touches, it’s the club supporting officials that are the problem

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