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That ridiculous rule 2 months 1 day ago #201422

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Probably how id play it to grump

That then puts the onus on the ball carrying side to move the ball quickly to eat into that space to get over the congestion, or to move it quickly on the 45 degree angle to open up space on the other side of the ground.

Either way it does what the AFL wanted and that is quicker ball movement and more focus on attacking rather than defending. Combine that with interchange caps dropping to 75 and we will see tired players not being able to get back later in games again opening up space to attack.

I reckon its a simple change to the rules that could have an impact on scoring.

It will cause confusion, but it wont be the difference between winning and losing for sides.
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That ridiculous rule 2 months 1 day ago #201428

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So now another, we can have 45k into Perth stadium on the season’s first game, but not 60. Once you get that many attending, wtf another 15k?????
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That ridiculous rule 2 months 1 day ago #201432

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I asked the umps if this rule is being applied in the WAFL. They said it is and it was used tonight. Just looks stupid. When it costs our team goals in real games it is going to destroy games of football.
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That ridiculous rule 2 months 21 hours ago #201445

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I asked the umps if this rule is being applied in the WAFL. They said it is and it was used tonight. Just looks stupid. When it costs our team goals in real games it is going to destroy games of football.


Yep, seeing it live last night in the intra-club at Lathalin makes you realise how much of an advantage this gives to the player with the ball.

Let's not delude ourselves that this has anything to do with making the game itself "better". This is all about advertising and how many (more) adverts Channel7 can shove into a game.

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That ridiculous rule 2 months 10 hours ago #201446

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Having not read the new rule but seeing it in practice, what is stopping a player not standing on the mark but maybe 2 meters behind and moving around all he likes? He would only have to make it known to the ump he's not on the mark and the rule doesn't apply....just food for thought.

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That ridiculous rule 2 months 9 hours ago #201447

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The player on the mark can’t move - except up and down - once the umpire has called the mark and the player is on the mark until the umpire calls play on. What I think I saw St Kilda do a few times the other night was not go all the way up to the mark, instead hang off it, and therefore not be called to be on the mark. Maybe we’ll see more of this to get around what is a pretty big advantage to the team with the ball.

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That ridiculous rule 2 months 1 hour ago #201452

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Ok I have watched the pre season games and I am not sure that the rule is all that bad, the good teams still won and the not so good teams still struggled. As one commentator said 5 penalties is 500 marks and free kicks is a fair indication that teams and coaches have a handle on it.

As BC said and I did earlier don't stand the mark, stay back and then you can cover the outlets, yep you give an extra 2 or 3 metres but then it still means you have to defend properly.

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That ridiculous rule 1 month 4 weeks ago #201459

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I think I saw Darling when having a shot on goal subtlety move off a little to his right when running in which allowed him to get really close to the man on the mark and he didn't actually kick it over his head, the freo guy didn't/couldn't move. He missed anyway
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That ridiculous rule 1 month 4 weeks ago #201460

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Having watched the derby this arvo, I must say that the new rule didn’t really stand out. Let’s see what’s ahead.
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That ridiculous rule 1 month 4 weeks ago #201461

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The players seem to have adjusted to it pretty well already and certainly didn’t impact any games I watched over the weekend enough to scrap the rule.
It seems to me that the umps have also tightened their interpretation of when a player moves off their line and is called to ‘play on’
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