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It's official, Hocking and the AFL are dumb-arsed, half-baked clowns who are trying to stuff the game

tigerhalsey

RICHOOOO What A Mark!!
Jul 28, 2007
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Wow, the kick outs, there will be so much space but no marking options as they need to be inside the forward fifty.
Wonder how this is going to look. Its going to stop teams locking the ball in there forward half.
 
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St Kevin

Vlastuin 3:16
Apr 1, 2014
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Those changes are at best neutral and at worst moronic.

All of this stuff regarding 'moar golz' is just the TV networks flexing their muscles. More goals = more commercials.

No one with half a brain should believe that higher scoring football must necessarily mean better quality football.
 
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Mopsy

"I can feel Tigermania flowing through my veins"
Jan 9, 2005
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I actually like the man on the mark rule.

By shifting sideways that player ends up naturally moving forward as well.

The Coaches will get around it though, by positioning another player in the zone where the man on the mark used to drift to.

And what about when players are having shots for goal? Will multiple men on the mark still be allowed?

Will no doubt be policy on the run again.
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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Jun 4, 2006
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The man on the mark thing is compounded by umpires being generally slow to call 'play on' when the kicker has run off the line. Instinctively turn a half-step to chase and you're gone. At least it should be easy to adjudicate. Potentially an anti-football change.

Kicking in - intended to counter teams like us who execute the forward press well.

Fewer rotations - should suit us in theory but probably conspires further against young players in an ageing comp after they already found it difficult to get a look-in this year. Important game coming up, are you gonna take a risk on that kid with ability knowing he's going to eat up precious rotations?

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Tenacious

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Have long supported KB on his campaign to reduce rotations and am pleased to finally see it happen.
 
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witch

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Aug 4, 2019
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Rotation cuts and further changes to man on the mark rules don't bother me too much. I am concerned about the AFL trialling zones in the VFLEC. Burying the actual story in my opinion.
"While deep consideration was given to forcing a set number of players to be anchored in zones at each stoppage, the AFL baulked at introducing such drastic rules for 2021.
It will, though, implement such measures in the newly formed VFL and East Coast second-tier competition, with a minimum of players from each team to be positioned inside each 50m arc - including one per team in each goalsquare – at all kick-ins and boundary throw-ins.

Breaches of this rule will result in 50m penalties. The AFL will monitor the workings of this rule and will be prepared to introduce it to the 2022 AFL season."
 
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tigersnake

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Sep 10, 2003
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Could you please change the thread title, suggested: 'Its official, Hocking and the AFL are dumb-arsed, half-baked clowns who are trying to stuff the game'
 
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tigersnake

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HA HA, thanks jb.

The changes are generally just dumb, but the man on the mark rule has got me furious. Stuffing with the fabric of the game, for what?

Hocking: 'how about we turn the man on the mark into a witches hat?' then they can get around them and kick over them easier", other AFL overpaid hack: "great idea Steve-o, you're onto something I reckon".

you cannot make this *smile* up.
 
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DeathFlagsandTaxes

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Nov 4, 2007
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Can you believe that clown had the audacity to say these changes would bring more "dustin martin" moments into the game?
what an fn clown.
Richmonds high intensity defensive game plan is what gives Dusty those opportunities. Richmond Football is stunning and he wants to end it. deadset fn clown.
 
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aoc1974

Tiger Superstar
Mar 1, 2015
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Will not be long before we have FF HFF RU etc on our jumpers.
Yeah.. having just listened to SHocking. ... it's a given in '22....
Apparently we're in good hands with these so called custodians of the game on the competition committee. .. ffs Fagan is the only coach on there now I believe. ... hmmm... 'what rule do we need for us to stop Richmond?'
 

tigersnake

Tear 'em apart
Sep 10, 2003
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Can you believe that clown had the audacity to say these changes would bring more "dustin martin" moments into the game?
what an fn clown.
Richmonds high intensity defensive game plan is what gives Dusty those opportunities. Richmond Football is stunning and he wants to end it. deadset fn clown.
More dusty moments! suddenly everyone can do a dusty! what drugs is he on?
 
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Quickdraw

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Jun 8, 2013
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No rule changes should be made without proper trialing in the VFL or similar standard.

These changes are based on what? Hocking's opinion?
 
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Dont Argue

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Jun 26, 2018
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He actually stated that he’s trying to take defensive pressure out of the game; our hallmark!!!
It’s called the anti-Richmond rule change.
Fatigue players so they can’t apply sustained defensive pressure. Open the game up to a chip and mark Geelong game plan.
More Dusty moments? What an imbecile
 
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