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Periphery
Jul 27, 2003
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The AFL trialed some new rules at Saints training today. Here's the stupid poo poo they tried:

quote:

The AFL is determined to reduce congestion and in a scratch match consisting of 10-minute halves, the 6-6-6 formation at centre bounces was implemented, the length of the goalsquares was doubled to 18m, there was no prior opportunity (with ball-ups instead of frees conceded) and the ball was thrown up quicker.

Perhaps most intriguingly, a line was painted horizontally across the middle of the ground. When there was a stoppage in a team's defensive-50, it needed two players in the forward half of the ground.

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snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010



Ball was thrown up quicker but no mention of whether they got rid of the ruck nomination?

Periphery
Jul 27, 2003
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snaeksikn posted:

Ball was thrown up quicker but no mention of whether they got rid of the ruck nomination?

Not that I can see (apologies for not posting the source): http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-07-...cho-has-worries

I do like that Richo basically shits on the whole "games of no consequence" thing:

quote:

"It's incredibly naÔve to think they're not important games for a young bloke who hasn't played a game of AFL footy, a person who's uncontracted who's looking to cement his position on a list, for a footy club who hasn't had a strong year that needs to finish off strongly," Richardson said.

Periphery
Jul 27, 2003
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Double posting for NicNat:

https://twitter.com/NicNat/status/1022074073809993730

gay picnic defence
Oct 5, 2009

"Let there be a thousand blossoms bloom, as far as I'm concerned."


I wonder if some genius in the rules committee has decided that they get bashed each time they bring in a rule change so they've decided to get it over and done with in one hit and bring in a decades worth of rule changes in in one hit

Diet Crack
Jan 15, 2001



Just put a loving 15m exclusion zone around the contest, get rid of the enormously stupid ruck nomination and call it a loving day.

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

snaeksikn posted:

Ball was thrown up quicker but no mention of whether they got rid of the ruck nomination?

They had one of the saintsí assistant coaches on sen after the game. Iím pretty sure he said that they were throwing it up as soon as the umpire got there and they werenít nominating ruckman. He also said the whole exercise was pretty pointless because afl players donít get tired enough in ten minute halves to see if the positioning changes did anything. Everyone was fit enough and fast enough for the duration that there wasnít much difference to normal rules.

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

The most prestigious title in sports entertainment

Diet Crack posted:

Just put a loving 15m exclusion zone around the contest, get rid of the enormously stupid ruck nomination and call it a loving day.

Iíd be worried that would lead to people coming in full pelt from 15 metres away and colliding like Lloyd on Sewell

Diet Crack
Jan 15, 2001



Adding another goal square will eliminate this how exactly? Even the zoning poo poo isn't going to stop congestion, players will move up the ground after a stoppage - then we'll have a case of the game slowing down too much because players are loving gassed all the time because the interchange limit has CHANGED TO loving 40 ROTATIONS. Not to mention the clusterfuck of rules 'interpretations' by our amateur hour umpires - games will probably take another 20 minutes to complete while they have to resort to checking WHERE EVERY SINGLE PLAYER ON THE FIELD IS RELEVANT TO THEIR LISTED "POSITION."

Honestly, I think the rules committee just involves a bird in a cage above a bunch of post it notes, and whichever ones the bird shits on become rule engagements for the 2019 season. Gillon is an absolute loving moron - bring back Big D. Gillon is also an incredibly stupid loving name for a being.

This is all so dumb. I seriously can't get over how dumb and shortsighted it is.

Diet Crack fucked around with this message at Jul 26, 2018 around 10:57

racing identity
Apr 5, 2017


It's almost like old boy aristocrats are often ill-equipped for the responsibility of the executive positions they get parachuted into

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

The most prestigious title in sports entertainment

Theoretically they could have the virtual fencing they use for controlling livestock, and give the player a shock when they enter the prohibited zone

Diet Crack
Jan 15, 2001



I don't even recall poo poo being this contentious and ludicrous under Demetriou's tenure. The game just "worked" and he developed it into a branded, money making powerhouse. Then lanky fuckallforbrains comes along and year in year out it's just been stupid idea after stupid idea. The only thing good to come from Gil's posting is the AFLW comp, but that would've been set in motion well before his promotion.

Schlesische
Jul 4, 2012



Diet Crack posted:

I don't even recall poo poo being this contentious and ludicrous under Demetriou's tenure. The game just "worked" and he developed it into a branded, money making powerhouse. Then lanky fuckallforbrains comes along and year in year out it's just been stupid idea after stupid idea. The only thing good to come from Gil's posting is the AFLW comp, but that would've been set in motion well before his promotion.

He's been pushing towards it for years (even as Demetriou's deputy) and is pretty much the only reason it's as big as it is.

Diet Crack
Jan 15, 2001



Schlesische posted:

He's been pushing towards it for years (even as Demetriou's deputy) and is pretty much the only reason it's as big as it is.

It wasn't his 'idea' though, and he can't take sole credit for it. Other than that he's been pretty poo poo as a commissioner of a sports league.

Nutsngum
Oct 9, 2004

I don't think it's nice, you laughing.

Solemn Sloth posted:

Iíd be worried that would lead to people coming in full pelt from 15 metres away and colliding like Lloyd on Sewell

10 metres is probably more reasonable and wouldnt be much different from a centre bounce at all.

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

"Stuff that sits in the ceiling for rats and mice to urinate on."

Fallen Rib

Diet Crack posted:

I don't even recall poo poo being this contentious and ludicrous under Demetriou's tenure. The game just "worked" and he developed it into a branded, money making powerhouse. Then lanky fuckallforbrains comes along and year in year out it's just been stupid idea after stupid idea. The only thing good to come from Gil's posting is the AFLW comp, but that would've been set in motion well before his promotion.
Channel 7 want more money.
Less congestion & higher scoring means more ad breaks.


Which is why channel 7 commentators are talking about the state of the game while broadcasting. They've been told to.

Diet Crack
Jan 15, 2001



If there were a way to watch footy outside of 7 and the crap AFL Live offering, I'd boycott this poo poo.

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

"Stuff that sits in the ceiling for rats and mice to urinate on."

Fallen Rib

Gianrs hit 25k members. Thats pretty loving good.

Membership tally ends on the 31st so i guess the afl will publish their official counts in like 2-3 weeks.

Nutsngum
Oct 9, 2004

I don't think it's nice, you laughing.

drunkill posted:

Gianrs hit 25k members. Thats pretty loving good.

Membership tally ends on the 31st so i guess the afl will publish their official counts in like 2-3 weeks.

Dont they literally give away memberhips a lot?

The Deadly Hume
May 26, 2004

Let's get a little crazy. Let's have some fun.

Nutsngum posted:

Dont they literally give away memberhips a lot?
Like every club doesn't have low game memberships to give the numbers a bump.

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

The most prestigious title in sports entertainment

Richmond literally signed up corpses with posthumous life membership http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-07-...ife-memberships

NTRabbit
Aug 15, 2012

i wear this armour to protect myself from the histrionics of hysterical women

bitches

Nutsngum posted:

Dont they literally give away memberhips a lot?

They give away lots of match day tickets to local school kids, but I don't think they give away actual memberships

snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010



Didn't the doggies get people to sign their dogs to memberships a while ago as well?

MUSCULAR BEAVER
Dec 26, 2014

HENDO! HENDO!

Lol ďThat man is mad, he is actually vibratingĒ

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

The weirdest part of this year is how many times Iíve wanted the Bombers to win.

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

Heeney with a Harveyesque move to get a 50 and goal

gay picnic defence
Oct 5, 2009

"Let there be a thousand blossoms bloom, as far as I'm concerned."


snaeksikn posted:

Didn't the doggies get people to sign their dogs to memberships a while ago as well?

I thought a lot of clubs had pet memberships.

snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010



Mark Baguley looks like the rich jerk boyfriend of an 80s teen drama

realbez
Mar 23, 2005



Fun Shoe

Haha what a minute

snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010



Mitch Brown looks like the science teacher from the same 80s teen drama

hiddenmovement
Sep 29, 2011

"Most mornings I'll apologise in advance to my wife."

I think a not unreasonable number of GWS members are Victorians living in Canberra that want to see some top grade footy 3-4 times a year.

drunkill
Sep 25, 2007

"Stuff that sits in the ceiling for rats and mice to urinate on."

Fallen Rib

Or sydney fans who want tickets to the derby.

racing identity
Apr 5, 2017


And people hedging on grand final tickets

hiddenmovement
Sep 29, 2011

"Most mornings I'll apologise in advance to my wife."

On a heartwarming note, Mitch 'Horrible Pornstache' Brown is playing a bit of a blinder tonight. He was a list clogger at the cats for years - couldn't get on the park due to injuries and better players. Got delisted, looked like his career was over, became one of the Bomber top ups, fought to stay on the list, and now he's a valued senior player. Couldn't feel better for him.

Shave that loving mo tho please.

Also this is a great Friday night game I'm glad I stayed in.

EDIT: Get Ronked

snaeksikn
Feb 28, 2010



Hello yes I would like to order one Ben Ronke special for tonight, please

boy undead
Nov 11, 2006

time to get prolific with
the whiz kid


Oh my god shut the gently caress up BT

NPR Journalizard
Feb 14, 2008



boy undead posted:

Oh my god shut the gently caress up BT

Also gently caress richo and Bruce for egging him on

racing identity
Apr 5, 2017


Reckon this would be better if Carlton were playing

Solemn Sloth
Jul 11, 2015

The most prestigious title in sports entertainment

That was a special kind of dumb

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NPR Journalizard
Feb 14, 2008



Feeling a little bit better about the Eagles losing to Essendon now.

I mean it's still poo poo but at least Sydney got done by them as well.

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