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10 minute half time !!

Tigaman

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Do not be surprised if SHocking comes up with a motion to eliminate the point post with the goal posts moved to where the point posts where. Can you imagine how much free to air time ads they could fit in.
 

DavidSSS

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Do not be surprised if SHocking comes up with a motion to eliminate the point post with the goal posts moved to where the point posts where. Can you imagine how much free to air time ads they could fit in.
Don't give 'em ideas.

DS
 

Ian4

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May 6, 2004
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the AFL are a paradox at times when it comes to making important decisions about the game. sometimes they make decisions on a whim with the perception of little or no consultation with stakeholders (ie. expansion and constant rule changes). and sometimes they bring up ideas for people to debate, but take forever to make a call on it (ie. twilight GF, shortening quarters, shortening games).


i know some will argue that no decision is a good decision, but I think the 3 examples I mentioned are very easy and obvious decisions to make and aren't any more radical than some of the ridiculous ideas they have adopted over the past 15 years.
 

graystar1

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Is to be kept at 20 minutes at least for this year. See AFL web site. A tick for common sense.
 
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year of the tiger

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Typical AFL - come up with some dum idea that they think will help them suck up to their media partners. When they finally get round to consulting with the media partners they get told to pull their head in and p... off with their idea as it will lessen the number of adds they can run at half time..........didn’t think of that says the AFL.
 
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TigerMasochist

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Typical AFL - come up with some dum idea that they think will help them suck up to their media partners. When they finally get round to consulting with the media partners they get told to pull their head in and p... off with their idea as it will lessen the number of adds they can run at half time..........didn’t think of that says the AFL.
Butbutbut, it was all just a bit of H.Q. spitballin n thought processin. Nothing for anyone to get all annoyed or agitated about. Simply shows that the boys in head office are flat out working hard trying to find ways to justify their existence.
 
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JimJessTorp

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Meanwhile at AFL HQ - Penthouse suite

*zzzzzzzzip*

Gill: Oh get up Brad, for ***** sake!
Chris: It's Chris Gill.
Gill: Whatever, now tell me what our off season media coverage numbers are.
Chris: Ummmmmm I don't know Gill. Pretty good I think.
Gill: You think? You ******* think! What the **** do I pay you for?
Chris: Well. Ummm. Evolving stuff?
Gill: Yes you berk! I pay you to evolve stuff. But you can't tell me anything about how we need to evolve. Data Brad. You need to evolve based on data.
Chris: It's Chris.
Gill: Let me tell you what our numbers are. Our media ratings are through the floor. The newspapers are full of bushfires, viruses named after beers, and that NRL loving, happy clapping, marketing ******* buggering up sports rorts and heading overseas for a holiday. It's not good enough. There's nothing about me or the AFL, except for coverage of the best full back to ever play the game retiring two years ahead of the end of his current contract.
Chris: Media's not my area Gill.
Gill: I know. Nothing ever is. I dumped a shitload of cash into the club you used to coach and I got nothing in return. And now I'm dumping a **** load of cash into your wallet and guess what? Nothing in return!
Chris: Well not exactly nothing... *Gestures subtly to Gill's waist*
Gill: That's not the point Brad.
Chris: Chris.
Gill: I need ideas. Oh well we'll have to go with that drunkard Hocking's suggestion to have a 10 minute half time break.
Chris: That's the dumbest idea since starting a team on the Gold Coast.
Gill: I know. But it'll generate column inches. And that's all that matters.
Chris: People are going to take it seriously. Hutchinson is gonna go spare because of the lost advertising revenue! Seven are gonna demand a meeting!
Gill: Don't care. We'll just deflect it onto Hocking. And then, just before the AFLW kicks off we'll say it won't be happening. But we'll get airtime and inches. **** the Koalas and *rabbit ears* 1 billion native animals lost in the *rabbit ears* fires! I want my picture back on the front pages!
Chris: You mean the AFL back on the front pages?
Gill: Shut up Brad.
Chris: It's Chris, Gill.
Gill: Whatever.
 
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Tigaman

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AFL has now released on field runner time rules for the Marsh series. if a success could be introduced in AFL series. This announcement was by a AFL spokesman therefore I assume SHocking has passed the buck to an underling thus avoiding embarrasing feed back from the sage football public. Maybe the underling was Brad "Grate" Scott
 
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Quickdraw

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AFL has now released on field runner time rules for the Marsh series. if a success could be introduced in AFL series. This announcement was by a AFL spokesman therefore I assume SHocking has passed the buck to an underling thus avoiding embarrasing feed back from the sage football public. Maybe the underling was Brad "Grate" Scott
"During the opening round of the Marsh Series starting February 20 – where every team plays once across two weeks – runners will be allowed to enter the field of play twice for a maximum of 90 seconds per quarter"

"Then during the third weekend of the Marsh Series – where all 18 teams will play – runners will be capped at three messages per quarter for 60 seconds each"

What happens if the runner doesn't get off the ground within the 90 seconds? Or in 60 seconds for the second"trial"? What's the penalty?
 

larabee

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What happens if the runner doesn't get off the ground within the 90 seconds? Or in 60 seconds for the second"trial"? What's the penalty?
It's not the AFL way to think too far ahead with these things.

First, implement a wacky new rule with very limited testing behind it
Then, when things go pear shaped, stand around scratching your head and wipe the dribble from your chin
Finally implement another hastily made up rule to fix the first rules shortcomings, which was never needed in the first place.

I think the above is straight off the Position Description for Evolution Manager...
 
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TigerPort

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So the runner will end up having 60 seconds to get on the ground, get his message to X number of players and then get off. Might need to sign up Usain as our runner. But then he would be stopping for photos so maybe get Matty White back.
 

Baloo

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I hear Fox Footy said no as it feels its more in depth halftime analysis gives them an edge over Seven's ads and fluff.

I thought 7 were the rights holders and onsold to Fox. I'd assume Seven is in the position to negotiate rather than Fox
 

larabee

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I thought 7 were the rights holders and onsold to Fox. I'd assume Seven is in the position to negotiate rather than Fox
Seven's resistance to the change was due to lack of revenue during half time, ie: less ads
Just another example of the broadcaster calling the shots
 

Baloo

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Seven's resistance to the change was due to lack of revenue during half time, ie: less ads
Just another example of the broadcaster calling the shots
To be fair to Seven, Shocking and Dill took away a lot of revenue from Seven by changing the rules so that a lot less goals are scored during a match.
 
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