Nah. AFL H.Q. n the media have been pushing everything as AFL not Aussie rules ( even here in Vic. ) for bloody years. Bloody disgraceful how the corporates n manipulators twist n change things to suit their agendas. Same as all the tennis crap pumping up the Grand Slams. There was always four individual Slam tournaments. Aussies, Yanks, Poms n Frogs. To win a Grand Slam was to win all four of the Slam tournaments consecutively, either in the one year or in an overlapping year. There's only a handful of players who have actually achieved a Grand Slam in all the history of the tennis circuit. Now thanks to celebrity media heads n a few other irrelevant pocket pissers each of these four tournaments is somehow a Grand Slam.
Rigid cast iron rule. Not exactly one the umpire could fudge with interpretation. Always an experienced male player or two who get it wrong during a season, so no surprise a Gaelic player would have no understanding of this rule early in.One word: stupid. That's the umpire not the Footscray player.
Wouldn't surprise me if we go winless this year.it was mentioned on the night that the girls apparently were'nt executing the gameplan.
If our improvement in the VFL is any barometer I think the coaches are onto it and its just a wait and see thing as the season unfolds.
First game, first outing, things will get better.