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New Rules

year of the tiger

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I also think we need to better understand how we effectively replace Vlas, he’s our most offensive defender . This result has given us plenty to think about , houli return will help with our transition out of d50 . Still, we gotta W the midfield battle or nothing else matters

Yeah it took the best past of a half of footy in the grannie to reset the backline after he went down - can’t underestimate the value he brings to our defensive setup.
 
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eZyT

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that's how it seemed on the TV.

*smile* hell.

even if you did manage to make the AFL explain it,

they'de play the COVID card and say it was an economic imperative.

shame a security guard following the letter of the law didnt run on and spear tackle them.
 

Smoking Aces

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Just saw some stats they posted on Footy Classified. The short kicking makes our spare defender non existent. The opposition carves us up between the arcs and then it becomes almost impossible to close down the space in our back 50.
In other words we are getting smashed in uncontested possessions and it’s hurting us. We are ranked #18 in the competition. Rectify this and we will be back on track.
 

eZyT

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Just saw some stats they posted on Footy Classified. The short kicking makes our spare defender non existent. The opposition carves us up between the arcs and then it becomes almost impossible to close down the space in our back 50.
In other words we are getting smashed in uncontested possessions and it’s hurting us. We are ranked #18 in the competition. Rectify this and we will be back on track.

I think settling back to our Marlion - Kmac wings will help measurably.

They shut off the corridor and get back better than any combo in history.

I suspect we will see our best when J.Caddy is playing VFL.

weve started every year for the last 5 with a counter-productive tweak that we jettison promptly.

not to mention the best spare in the business is sitting in the stands currently.
 
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IanG

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Apparently SHocking is in line to be next Geelong CEO, got all my fingers and toes crossed that this happens.
 
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TT33

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Apparently SHocking is in line to be next Geelong CEO, got all my fingers and toes crossed that this happens.

Too late unfortunately, this rectum thumper has already done a lot of damage to the game.
I hope he gets the job & stuffs the pussie cats as much as he has our game.
 
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gutfull

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Just saw some stats they posted on Footy Classified. The short kicking makes our spare defender non existent. The opposition carves us up between the arcs and then it becomes almost impossible to close down the space in our back 50.
In other words we are getting smashed in uncontested possessions and it’s hurting us. We are ranked #18 in the competition. Rectify this and we will be back on track.
Man up & Tigers will be back in town

The hierarchy will know the numbers & will revert tactics ..
 

MD Jazz

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I have not heard one dissenting voice in the media on the new stand rule. It's almost as if there has been a directive from above to all media orgs warning against negativity. If anything the amount of raving about the saving of the game is completely exaggerated. The amount of times I've heard comments about how the game has been in decline for the last 5-10 years (coming from the anti-richmond brigade) and this has revived it - kermit uses statements like it was in terminal decline - drives me spare. Surely there is someone in the media that isn't a fan of the stand rule?
 
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Legends of 2017

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In breaking news, SHocking has come out and said that they will be using 4 field umpires in Richmond games from next week. He said he feels having only 3 currently disadvantages the opposition too much as there were blatantly obvious tiggy touchwood frees that weren’t given to them. The extra player, I mean umpire, will prevent such games getting so close to the death and allow the opposition to feel like they have achieved something. Also, we will be introducing a sub umpire. This is to sub off any umpire paying obvious free kicks to Richmond in the forward line

 
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DavidSSS

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I have not heard one dissenting voice in the media on the new stand rule. It's almost as if there has been a directive from above to all media orgs warning against negativity. If anything the amount of raving about the saving of the game is completely exaggerated. The amount of times I've heard comments about how the game has been in decline for the last 5-10 years (coming from the anti-richmond brigade) and this has revived it - kermit uses statements like it was in terminal decline - drives me spare. Surely there is someone in the media that isn't a fan of the stand rule?

Probably plenty of critics who are just too gutless to say so. Contested ball players from the past would be hating this.

DS
 
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TT33

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I'm absolutely crapped off with the game as it is now. All the rule changes, the p155 poor umpiring, (including the absolute bias shown by some of them. I'm not just talking about the Richmond games either, it seems that some teams get a far better "rub of the green" than others.)
The media, the commentators, SHocking is a compromised incompetent, the AFL itself is a joke of an organisation which is running the competition to suit its agenda, NOT for the us, the fans the people who really matter.
From the outset the game was designed to be A CONTEST, but not any more,. Now it's a game of keepings off, statues and incompetent (biased) umpiring.
I don't watch the game on TV any more because of the crap commentary, the poor umpiring & the horrible "spectacle" that's now displayed. It also works out very expensive replacing 55inch TVs every second week :oops:
I don't watch any of the footy shows, again because of the imbeciles they choose to use on them. The only one of any footy intelligence is N Reiwoldt the rest!!!!!

Thank goodness for PRE, it keeps me sane, (well almost):))
 
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MD Jazz

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Jake Niall Peter Ryan article in The Age praising the new rule.

"Scoring has increased and, most crucially, end-to-end ball movement has become easier, as teams take advantage of the man on the mark’s concrete boots to slice through the defensive systems that have created a swarm of players around the ball.

Fans, who typically plead with the AFL to “leave the rules alone”, have been happy with this change. Players have adjusted, umpires are learning to police it. The television ratings are up. A rule change that appeared small has made a big difference."


Fans have been happy with this change? What fans are they? Bulldogs fans? Swans fans?

They also said fans complain about lower scores? Since when?

Another paid advert for the AFL.
 
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jb03

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Jake Niall Peter Ryan article in The Age praising the new rule.

"Scoring has increased and, most crucially, end-to-end ball movement has become easier, as teams take advantage of the man on the mark’s concrete boots to slice through the defensive systems that have created a swarm of players around the ball.

Fans, who typically plead with the AFL to “leave the rules alone”, have been happy with this change. Players have adjusted, umpires are learning to police it. The television ratings are up. A rule change that appeared small has made a big difference."


Fans have been happy with this change? What fans are they? Bulldogs fans? Swans fans?

They also said fans complain about lower scores? Since when?

Another paid advert for the AFL.
It's insane. No fans are for it, only the sycophantic media. And the scoring hasn't increased at all (excluding obviously 2020).
 
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mrposhman

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I have not heard one dissenting voice in the media on the new stand rule. It's almost as if there has been a directive from above to all media orgs warning against negativity. If anything the amount of raving about the saving of the game is completely exaggerated. The amount of times I've heard comments about how the game has been in decline for the last 5-10 years (coming from the anti-richmond brigade) and this has revived it - kermit uses statements like it was in terminal decline - drives me spare. Surely there is someone in the media that isn't a fan of the stand rule?

Not even that, I've heard specifically mention 2017 as the starting point of this "maul" and the poor football. Oh how easy it is to see how that coincides with when we started to win. What about the decline in scoring and the increase in stoppage numbers since around 2009-2010, funnily enough a similar time as GEELONG started being very good. Its no coincidence that Geelong are not gaining many benefits from these rules changes (if that was SHockings aim he screwed it up) rather than it all being this bad boy Tiges that screwed the game up.