10 minute half time !!

Tigerhealer

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100% certain the players will be in favour of it, which is showing in the social media stuff I've seen.

From a player management point of view, the siren sounds and the 20 minutes starts.

It takes 2-3 minutes for them to leave the ground and be in the rooms and then the same process as quarter time takes place anyway. Some guys need a massage, we monitor hydration and fuel intake and assess injuries.

We are working around the coaches and player discussions anyway so it is all done in about the same time as a quarter break anyway.

Those guys only need a few minutes to recover, so we quickly have to shift to preventing increased injury risk or decreased output risk by entering a recovery phase, so we get them moving again, firstly in the rooms, then outside for a warm-up again.

If we shaved it back to 10 minutes it would essentially just be another quarter break and assuming they stay on the ground players, coaches and performance staff wouldn't notice any reduction in normal business.

We would essentially just be giving up having to warm them up again because they were allowed to cool down by the length of the break.
Extra interchanges should be re-introduced to help
 

The Big Richo

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Extra interchanges should be re-introduced to help
My personal view, and I know many players and high performance people disagree, is that reduced interchange is a good thing to slow them down a bit.

If you have an unlimited ceiling on physical performance then they will just keep going faster, longer and stronger until something gives, either physical breakdown or the pressure to become super human brings a PED culture in the way cycling has had issues.
 
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Tenacious

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My personal view, and I know many players and high performance people disagree, is that reduced interchange is a good thing to slow them down a bit.

If you have an unlimited ceiling on physical performance then they will just keep going faster, longer and stronger until something gives, either physical breakdown or the pressure to become super human brings a PED culture in the way cycling has had issues.
Absolutely
Two unrelated issues here and fwiw my take is
- shorter half time break
- no increase to interchanges - and ideally reduce them to 80 (I'm assuming it's currently 90 per game?)
 

Tigaman

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Another issue surfacing at the AFL is that some AFL staff including ex AFL player Dean Rice have been dismissed from the AFL workforce in an unsavoury manner with Xmas just around the corner. Do not know if this is in SHocking's inbox so shall hav eto wait & see what develops.
 

MD Jazz

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So what’s the PRE for /against running at?

I’m against
 
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seven

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People at the game get shafted.
People at home get rewarded.
 
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The Lurker

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Its great to be able to have a kick outside with kids and have a quick toilet before back to seats for the game, but why would you want to cater to the fans that go.... they stopped that years ago when they took the ressies away
 

Ian4

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people talk about having enough time to get drinks and go to the toilet at half time. We can't do much about going to the toilet unless they improve toilet facilities, but we can improve getting access to food and drink. I'm sure some time soon stadiums will introduce apps where you can click and collect food and drink. its just a matter of time before this occurs.

Agree although the 10 mins might be an ambit claim and I’d also be happy with 12 or 15
I reckon 13-14 minutes is more realistic. 2 x 5 minutes halves for Auskick. 90-120 seconds to get on and off the ground.
 

Baloo

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If they go for 10mins, or close too it, I reckon the clubs might decide to stay on the ground rather than coming off. Auskick at half time might be a thing of the past. We'll just have the ads to entertain us at half time
 

The_General

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Auskick before the game is their proposal.

I imagine venues would get annoyed as food sales etc will decrease. I know I've skipped a drink if the queue is too long and I'm going to miss the action. Let alone needing time to dispose of that which went into the system earlier.

Against.
 

Baloo

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Auskick before the game is their proposal.

I imagine venues would get annoyed as food sales etc will decrease. I know I've skipped a drink if the queue is too long and I'm going to miss the action. Let alone needing time to dispose of that which went into the system earlier.

Against.

Deliveroo or UBER Eats at venues. They'll deliver to your seat, no need to worry about payment as it's straight of your credit card. I'd be surprised if it didnt start very soon.

You could even lease the food stalls for other stuff. Have all the food cooked deep down in the dungeons of the venues away from the masses.
 

Harry

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Deliveroo or UBER Eats at venues. They'll deliver to your seat, no need to worry about payment as it's straight of your credit card. I'd be surprised if it didnt start very soon.

You could even lease the food stalls for other stuff. Have all the food cooked deep down in the dungeons of the venues away from the masses.
Gonna be hard riding those electric bikes at the G.
 

antman

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Deliveroo or UBER Eats at venues. They'll deliver to your seat, no need to worry about payment as it's straight of your credit card. I'd be surprised if it didnt start very soon.

You could even lease the food stalls for other stuff. Have all the food cooked deep down in the dungeons of the venues away from the masses.
The licensed vendors will be waiting at the doors with baseball bats :D :D
 

larabee

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Yeah what about auskick

Stupid idea

What's driving it?
Driven purely by the broadcaster who don't like the ratings dropping off after half time. They want to keep bums on seats at home, but couldn't give a stuff about the fans at the ground