Where's the Countdown Clock?

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by GrandBlue, Jun 9, 2012.

Put it out there
  1. GrandBlue

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    Why on Earth don't AFL Games have this? If players were able to see how much time they had left before the siren, then tonight's game wouldn't have been completely ruined.
     
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  2. RobDog18

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    Nah, Dempsey was unlucky that's all. Making a knee-jerk reaction like this is silly and you should really think about that next time before you post. Did you see on TV all those supporters with faces in their palms, full of emotion? Bring in a countdown clock and you lose that.
     
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    Nah it's better left as is. Much more suspense at the ground & creates that uncertainty/pressure.
     
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    Part of the game, don't want a countdown clock at the game because it'd ruin the drama.

    Plus I imagine not knowing when the siren's going to go when you win a Grand Final is fun, I knew it was going to go in the drawn Grand Final because I was at a live site but if you were at the ground it would've been crazy.
     
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    Knee-jerk reaction??? This isn't the first time the countdown clock has been brought up. It doesn't matter if it's tradition, Dempsey would have taken a shot if he knew there wasn't any time left, but because he didn't know, it altered the result.

    and you're kidding yourself if you don't think games will still be loaded with suspense with a countdown clock.
     
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    I don't think much would have changed personally. Essendon still had to hoof it down field to get it even remotely close to scoring. Sydney's goal against the run of play made it so. As it was, Dempsey would have been kicking 55 for the win. After the reco, I would have questioned if he could have made the distance myself.......not that I wouldn't have like the opportunity of him having a crack at it.
     
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    Such is life, such is football. Perfect the way it is.
     
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    No thanks. If you had a countdown clock you would see teams start playing their chip chip game.
     
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    a) I like it how it is, much more exciting
    b) Don't even say stuff like that because the reactionary media will jump on it as the 'issue of the week' then Vlad will change the rules 3 days later
     
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    So he'd be looking at the clock instead of running to get to an open position? How exactly is he meant to know how long is left, by staring at the scoreboard instead of the play?
     
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    Yeah cause they don't do that anyway..
     

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    What, a player is going to stop and waste precious seconds looking around for the countdown clock?? He'd have played on no matter what, he'd be looking down the ground. Not up at a clock.
     
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    it wasn't a certain goal so you can't say it altered the result
     
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    Works for NBA because they have a shot clock and besides that is what the runners are for.
     
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    Great drama. Leave it as it is... God that hurto_O
     
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    No way, much better without it. I'd even prefer a clock that counts up on the TV. So much more exciting.

    VFL today, Williamstown vs Box Hill, BH up by 6 points, ball bouncing around in Willi's forward 50, going out, coming back in, was insanely tense and exciting cause you didn't know how long was left.

    Hate the count down clock.
     
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    Its bad enough having the countdown clock on the TV. Nothing more exciting than not knowing how much time is left, one of the best elements of the game.
     
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    It takes one quick glance. There are plenty of other sports that have a countdown clock, it doesn't hamper the game.
    So much wrong with this post, it's scary. The current AFL game has too many problems to count.
    Teams do that all the time even without a countdown clock.
     
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    Lets have a shot clock too. Teams have 24 seconds to score when they come into possession.
     
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    Ok then, 'potentially' altered the result.

    Surprised by many of the posts here. So this Sport is all about entertainment, even if it means getting the wrong result? Then might as well bring in the shot clock from the Basketball like a previous poster suggested.
     
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    I love that there is no countdown clock, but for some reason when ever I'm at a tense game there's someone listening to the radio that wants to tell me how long is left. Hate that.
     
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    Hopefully they never change it.

    Most here are actually saying that a clock that counts upwards is more entertaining.
     
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    How can it alter the result? The siren goes when the siren goes. If a team can't win it in that time, too bad.

    Having a countdown clock alters it more than counting up, because the players are able to react to it. They shouldn't be able to.
     
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    The wrong result? WTF?
     
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    They should probably bring it in. "But the tension!!!" isn't much of a reason against it.