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.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.
"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"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
It's not the AFL way to think too far ahead with these things.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?
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.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