10 minute half time !!

The Big Richo

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By the way I have a feeling there was a tweak to something last year on the Friday nights.

I can't find any evidence online but I'm sure something came through about Friday night having a 10 minute quarter time break instead of 6 because it suited TV better.
 

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One of the reasons Shocking has come out with for thinking about this is the game goes too long. I haven't heard anyone say they won't go to the footy because half time is too long or the game goes for 10 minutes too long. If he was serious about that excuse he would cut the game time in half
 
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artball

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10 minutes is too short - like Shockings list of groundbreaking ideas
 
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spook

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Not enough time to take a ****, go outside for a smoke, get some more beers and chat about the first half.
Not even enough time to push your way through the Schooner Express line in the Bull Ring, old chap! Let alone down it!
 
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Hetti

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If half time was shorter would we have to pay more because we lost the pleasure of being bombarded by the ads and listening to the drivel?
 
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seven

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10 minutes to do a ****, get a pie, 4 beers, have another **** and walk back to my seat. Miss half of the 3rd Q
 
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jb03

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I'm surprised at the negativity. Think it is a great idea. At least reduce to 12 or even 15 minutes
 
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antman

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Not for me. I love the feeling of half-time, have a beer or a pie, think about the first half, anticipate the second. I remember as a kid though half-time seemed like an eternity.
 
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TigerForce

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Not for me. I love the feeling of half-time, have a beer or a pie, think about the first half, anticipate the second. I remember as a kid though half-time seemed like an eternity.
Same here. Used to be some down time for the angry fans.

Get ready for Shocking to introduce the shot clock in 2023.
 
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YinnarTiger

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If I'm home watching on a Friday night and had a few reds during and after dinner, I sometimes tend to faint during the long half-time ad break. Then at 1am I have to log onto the internet to find out the final scores. A 10 minute half-time break could well be a solution for this little inconvenience.
 
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graystar1

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How about those that need a toilet break at half time...patrons that is?

The queues are long enough as it is, especially I am told for the women.

Why the hell does the AFL have to alter the rules every year??

For God's sake, just leave it alone.

And, get rid of that Hocking!!!
 
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gutfull

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AFL can go & get stuffed , Gil your time is up & take that Muppet Hocking with ya ..
 
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Althom

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Not for me. I love the feeling of half-time, have a beer or a pie, think about the first half, anticipate the second. I remember as a kid though half-time seemed like an eternity.
It will bite them on the arse when food and beverage vendors start complaining about the drop-off in sales.
 
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Tigaman

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If SHocking gets his way with this what will be next ?. Maybe go the Irish way no point posts. Over a point under a goal. This would eliminate those nasty time wasting replays for touched balls etc etc.
 
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Tazzytiger

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If I'm home watching on a Friday night and had a few reds during and after dinner, I sometimes tend to faint during the long half-time ad break. Then at 1am I have to log onto the internet to find out the final scores. A 10 minute half-time break could well be a solution for this little inconvenience.
I'm glad I'm not the only one that does that
 

eZyT

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How about those that need a toilet break at half time...patrons that is?

The queues are long enough as it is, especially I am told for the women.

Why the hell does the AFL have to alter the rules every year??

For God's sake, just leave it alone.

And, get rid of that Hocking!!!
yep my first thought was there will be rivers of **** flowing down the aisles at The G at half time.

The MCC will have to put an ag-pipe right around the fence, effectively turning the ground into the largest infinite urinal in the world.
 
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Baron Samedi

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Don’t mind it, reckon it’ll suit us (system oriented, not much change in tactic from week to week, elite endurance)
 
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TigerMasochist

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yep my first thought was there will be rivers of **** flowing down the aisles at The G at half time.

The MCC will have to put an ag-pipe right around the fence, effectively turning the ground into the largest infinite urinal in the world.
Don't they sell some sort of special adult nappy in the USA to sports fans that are simply to lazy to get up n take a dunny break during games?? Problem solved n no need for a qtr or half time break at all. Things might start to get it a bit rank on the train ride home though.
 
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DavidSSS

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yep my first thought was there will be rivers of **** flowing down the aisles at The G at half time.

The MCC will have to put an ag-pipe right around the fence, effectively turning the ground into the largest infinite urinal in the world.
Don't know why they would need the drainage, it never seemed to bother them in the 1970s when no-one could move in the standing areas. :eek:

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