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How Malcom Blight plans to “fix” the AFL

jb03

Tiger Legend
Jan 28, 2004
26,738
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23.21.159 said:
I still don't know why they got rid of the sub rule.
I do. There is no point in the sub rule. Just reduce I/C if you want to go down that route. Or as i keep saying, restrict I/C's to 4 per quarter (once off, you can't come back on until the next break).
 
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hutstar

Tiger Superstar
Dec 17, 2002
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jb03 said:
I do. There is no point in the sub rule. Just reduce I/C if you want to go down that route. Or as i keep saying, restrict I/C's to 4 per quarter (once off, you can't come back on until the next break).
I really like that one JB. good idea.
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

Get out Gillon
Jun 4, 2006
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Melbourne
Re: How Malcom Blight plans to “fix” the AFL

:hihi Distracted by the Gilstapo.

Blightwatch - last 50 years:

Round 12 - 78.2 (6th/50)
Round 11 - 82.3 (4th/50)
Round 10 - 75.2 (2nd/50)
Round 9 - 82.4 (4th/50)
Round 8 - 79.7 (3rd/50)
Round 7 - 77.4 (1st/50)
Round 6 - 80.8 (2nd/50)
Round 5 - 84.8 (6th/50)
Round 4 - 75.3 (1st/50)
Round 3 - 88.4 (6th/50)
Round 2 - 81.2 (1st/50)
Round 1 - 78.7 (1st/50)

Round 1-12 - 80.4 (1st/50)

Despite recording one of the lower averages for any round this year, 2019 ranks only 6th lowest for Round 12. Lowest was 50.9 in the terrible conditions of 1977, topically highlighted by the infamous Blight double-miss against Hawthorn which is first cab off the rank in the video below.

For some reason I can't embed the video, but it's worth a look to appreciate how good things are generally for today's players.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW7tRi1CHHU
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

Get out Gillon
Jun 4, 2006
23,675
899
Melbourne
Blightwatch - last 50 years:

Round 13 - 86.6 (18th/50)
Round 12 - 78.2 (6th/50)
Round 11 - 82.3 (4th/50)
Round 10 - 75.2 (2nd/50)
Round 9 - 82.4 (4th/50)
Round 8 - 79.7 (3rd/50)
Round 7 - 77.4 (1st/50)
Round 6 - 80.8 (2nd/50)
Round 5 - 84.8 (6th/50)
Round 4 - 75.3 (1st/50)
Round 3 - 88.4 (6th/50)
Round 2 - 81.2 (1st/50)
Round 1 - 78.7 (1st/50)

Round 1-13 - 80.7 (1st/50)

Round 13 leader was 1987 with 61.1 points. Richmond scored a solitary goal on the MCG mudheap until halfway through the last quarter when three late goals briefly put us in with a chance of the unlikeliest of victories. Dale Weightman had 28 kicks, many of them soccer kicks without taking possession.
 

DavidSSS

Tiger Superstar
Dec 11, 2017
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Melbourne
LeeToRainesToRoach said:
Blightwatch - last 50 years:

Round 13 - 86.6 (18th/50)
Round 12 - 78.2 (6th/50)
Round 11 - 82.3 (4th/50)
Round 10 - 75.2 (2nd/50)
Round 9 - 82.4 (4th/50)
Round 8 - 79.7 (3rd/50)
Round 7 - 77.4 (1st/50)
Round 6 - 80.8 (2nd/50)
Round 5 - 84.8 (6th/50)
Round 4 - 75.3 (1st/50)
Round 3 - 88.4 (6th/50)
Round 2 - 81.2 (1st/50)
Round 1 - 78.7 (1st/50)

Round 1-13 - 80.7 (1st/50)

Round 13 leader was 1987 with 61.1 points. Richmond scored a solitary goal on the MCG mudheap until halfway through the last quarter when three late goals briefly put us in with a chance of the unlikeliest of victories. Dale Weightman had 28 kicks, many of them soccer kicks without taking possession.
Imagine if we played to the current, Blighted, rules in the mudheaps they played on a few decades ago? The scores would be back to 1880 levels.

DS
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

Get out Gillon
Jun 4, 2006
23,675
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Melbourne
Blightwatch - last 50 years:

Round 14 - 77.5 (5th/50)
Round 13 - 86.6 (18th/50)
Round 12 - 78.2 (6th/50)
Round 11 - 82.3 (4th/50)
Round 10 - 75.2 (2nd/50)
Round 9 - 82.4 (4th/50)
Round 8 - 79.7 (3rd/50)
Round 7 - 77.4 (1st/50)
Round 6 - 80.8 (2nd/50)
Round 5 - 84.8 (6th/50)
Round 4 - 75.3 (1st/50)
Round 3 - 88.4 (6th/50)
Round 2 - 81.2 (1st/50)
Round 1 - 78.7 (1st/50)

Round 1-14 - 80.6 (1st/50)

The 50-year low for Round 14 occurred in the premiership year of 1980 (65.0 points), where Kevin Bartlett starred on a heavy track in a preview of the Grand Final. Collingwood +19 in free kicks...
 
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Mac

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Sep 16, 2003
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Blightwatch....best thread within a thread ever.

I see Collingwood learned how to play to the rules and we were too stupid to think about that side of the game even way back then (insert sarcasm emoji).
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

Get out Gillon
Jun 4, 2006
23,675
899
Melbourne
Blightwatch - last 50 years:

Round 15 - 74.3 (3rd/50)
Round 14 - 77.5 (5th/50)
Round 13 - 86.6 (18th/50)
Round 12 - 78.2 (6th/50)
Round 11 - 82.3 (4th/50)
Round 10 - 75.2 (2nd/50)
Round 9 - 82.4 (4th/50)
Round 8 - 79.7 (3rd/50)
Round 7 - 77.4 (1st/50)
Round 6 - 80.8 (2nd/50)
Round 5 - 84.8 (6th/50)
Round 4 - 75.3 (1st/50)
Round 3 - 88.4 (6th/50)
Round 2 - 81.2 (1st/50)
Round 1 - 78.7 (1st/50)

Round 1-15 - 80.1 (1st/50)

After the Saturday night matches, R15 was on target to be the lowest-scoring round in more than 30 years. Hipwood + Stack + McCarthy was the difference.
 
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DavidSSS

Tiger Superstar
Dec 11, 2017
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Blightwatch - last 50 years:

Round 15 - 74.3 (3rd/50)
Round 14 - 77.5 (5th/50)
Round 13 - 86.6 (18th/50)
Round 12 - 78.2 (6th/50)
Round 11 - 82.3 (4th/50)
Round 10 - 75.2 (2nd/50)
Round 9 - 82.4 (4th/50)
Round 8 - 79.7 (3rd/50)
Round 7 - 77.4 (1st/50)
Round 6 - 80.8 (2nd/50)
Round 5 - 84.8 (6th/50)
Round 4 - 75.3 (1st/50)
Round 3 - 88.4 (6th/50)
Round 2 - 81.2 (1st/50)
Round 1 - 78.7 (1st/50)

Round 1-15 - 80.1 (1st/50)

After the Saturday night matches, R15 was on target to be the lowest-scoring round in more than 30 years. Hipwood + Stack + McCarthy was the difference.
Lowest average for the season, but only third worst for last 50 years. Given that until maybe 20 years ago a lot of grounds were a mess at this time of the year, it is clear the game has become a lot more defensive and the silly 6-6-6 rule has not made a significant difference.

Let the coaches sort it out. The prize for working out how to score more is huge and eventually someone will just go for the "we're just going to go out there and score more than the other lot" approach, and eventually it is likely to work.

DS
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

Get out Gillon
Jun 4, 2006
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Blightwatch - last 50 years:

Round 16 - 81.2 (9th/50)
Round 15 - 74.3 (3rd/50)
Round 14 - 77.5 (5th/50)
Round 13 - 86.6 (18th/50)
Round 12 - 78.2 (6th/50)
Round 11 - 82.3 (4th/50)
Round 10 - 75.2 (2nd/50)
Round 9 - 82.4 (4th/50)
Round 8 - 79.7 (3rd/50)
Round 7 - 77.4 (1st/50)
Round 6 - 80.8 (2nd/50)
Round 5 - 84.8 (6th/50)
Round 4 - 75.3 (1st/50)
Round 3 - 88.4 (6th/50)
Round 2 - 81.2 (1st/50)
Round 1 - 78.7 (1st/50)

Round 1-16 - 80.2 (1st/50)

A pair of games contributing 200+ points pushed the round average up from 74.9 to 81.2.

Lowest Round 16 average was 1971's 65.8 when bad weather kept the round's average attendance to 15K, the ninth-lowest attendance of the last 50 years.
 
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sausage_meat69

Tiger Matchwinner
Oct 28, 2005
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Where has the chip chip game come from? Horrible to watch. Has it stemmed from WC and potentially Collingwood game plans that defeated us or has one of the rule changes manifested this shite? I think certain clubs have taken the former too far. I'd be interested what others think.
 

taztiger4

Shovelheads- Keeping hipsters off Harley's
Jul 13, 2005
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481
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Where has the chip chip game come from? Horrible to watch. Has it stemmed from WC and potentially Collingwood game plans that defeated us or has one of the rule changes manifested this shite? I think certain clubs have taken the former too far. I'd be interested what others think.
my pet hate, the rule says 15m but they always err on the short kicks i.e. they will pay marks for 8/10/12m kicks, if they paid marks from an 15 m kick as is the rule this would negate half of the little chip kicks esp out of defence
 
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TigerMasochist

Walks softly carries a big stick.
Jul 13, 2003
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Where has the chip chip game come from? Horrible to watch. Has it stemmed from WC and potentially Collingwood game plans that defeated us or has one of the rule changes manifested this shite? I think certain clubs have taken the former too far. I'd be interested what others think.
Comes from the fact that teams get hammered on the turnover. Chip, chip, chip, keep the ball safe n rummage around until you can find a gap to pin point through for a scoring opportunity.
Bang the ball long n there's usually a floater making third man up n a bunch of crummers hovering with the sole intent of taking off at a hundred m.p.h. down the other end of the ground for an uncontested overlap goal.
The 6-6-6 rule only works if you win a clean clearance, deliver well and have a strong marking forward in form, **** it up n there's often an uncontested rebound to the opposition goal.
 
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