Analysis What are the top 5 things that you think need fixing with the AFL. Opposition supporters welcome to post ideas.

JAKLAUGHING

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Currently i feel like i have a hard earned ticket to board the AFL bus to a game i love seeing but the bus has been hi-jacked by the AFL Commission with Gil driving, Hocking collecting the tickets, Christian as a learner driver watching Gil, Whateley the tourist guide spruiking how great the ride is to me and lo and behold the bus is going instead to Channel 9 TV station way out of my way! WTF?!?! All i can see is TV commercials ahead!!! Stop the bus I want to get off!!!
 

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1. Dont bulls**t us regarding poor decisions, just own them.
2. Fines for MRP start at 5k and double each time for each offence including suspendable offences. Throw a punch you're guna pay!
3. Scrap deliberate out of bounds, last time i checked inside the white line is the playing field.
4. We dont have a goal review problem, we have a s**t camera problem. Wankley seems to want to scrap because it may occur in finals, but we wont have because we have to top line camera's and can see the fingers tipping the ball. And they need to be at each ground and in the goal post padding.
5. Immediately reverse ump decisions when players try to get 50's by provoking a response to the offending player by niggling them. Do a reversal or allow free punch cards to come in to wallop these pricks. This didnt happen when sly whacking still happened.
 

RunningBounce

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Righto, I guess this thread is borne out of the s**tfight that was Hocking and his comments on tackling.
Which comments?

From 25 July - "I can categorically say on camera that’s not going to happen on my watch,” Hocking said. “There will not be any eradication of tackling, at any time in the future, at any stage in AFL football.”

Or from 18 July - “But 160-plus tackles in a game — I’m not sure that’s what the fans want. They want some space.” Although he didn’t specify an ideal number for average tackles per game — or how the league could enforce an overall reduction — Hocking said he wanted less to be applied to help ease congestion.
“I have a very strong view on that. It has become a feature of our game and all the stuff that we’re analysing is how to get a balance back in that so that it’s not a feature of the game,” Hocking told reporters on Wednesday. I don’t think there’s a number ... but certainly we don’t want that (tackling) necessarily as a skill.”

In the space of one week... But to quote the great man one more time - "But people should take some confidence that we are looking at the right things.” :drunk:
 

JAKLAUGHING

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Yeah Hocking is not going to eradicate tackling from our game (FFS how can he?!?!) but i bet the umpires wont pay frees for a good tackle right hocks?!?
 

rmcq

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1. Prior opportunity: if they’re going to keep it, then remove the interpretation and make it “possession for more than 1 second”.
2. Protected zone: Put the onus on the player to keep out of the way. Make it 50m if the player in the zone interferes with play in any way. If they don’t interfere, just play as usual.
3. Get rid of score reviews until the tech is better (review in 10 years). If not, let’s see “umpires call” unless it’s totally obvious, and instruct goal umpires to review only if they’re unsighted.
4. 6-6-6 is stupid, it leads to lower scores. No longer will we see the Deledio fastest goal in the world because the AFL forces 2 players to stand in the goal square. Why that is a rule I will never understand. Why restrict tactics so much? At least let the forwards stand anywhere in the 50?
 

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4. 6-6-6 is stupid, it leads to lower scores. No longer will we see the Deledio fastest goal in the world because the AFL forces 2 players to stand in the goal square. Why that is a rule I will never understand. Why restrict tactics so much? At least let the forwards stand anywhere in the 50?
The goal square is a great part of Australian Rules 'culture'. It's the closest point to goal, it is slang for 'as near as you can get', we use 'top of the square' as a descriptor continuously.

It's like the 6-yard box in soccer. It highlights how close the play is to goal.

Unfortunately, with the new kick-out rules ('wander off as far as you like and then bomb randomly to a contest') we don't need a goalsquare - so we could have removed it. I reckon the goalsquare part of 6-6-6 was introduced to keep the square. (Plus Toyota have probably paid for a few years sponsorship, so we need it for that).
 

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