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Steve Hocking

HR

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The SANFL play last DISPOSAL is OOB, so a spoil or a fumble or a ruck punch aren’t penalised.
If you choose to keep a rule, this is how it must look. No grey, black and white.
Currently I cannot believe an umpire, any umpire is allowed to influence the game with their interpretation of a felling about someone else's intention. Just the element of banning illegal gambling should be enough to get this *smile* changed.
 
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graystar1

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Very good insightful article by KB in today's HS.
He wants the statue rule scrapped and also the rotations reduced.
I believe he is blaming Shocking for these stupid rules.
Also, he outlines a few other changes.
Mentions that the game was virtually unchanged for 100 years without any problems, or words to the effect.
Well worth a read if you can get hold of it.. makes a lot of sense.
 
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HR

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Very good insightful article by KB in today's HS.
He wants the statue rule scrapped and also the rotations reduced.
I believe he is blaming Shocking for these stupid rules.
Also, he outlines a few other changes.
Mentions that the game was virtually unchanged for 100 years without any problems, or words to the effect.
Well worth a read if you can get hold of it.. makes a lot of sense.
Can you put it on the journos board please.
 

The Mole

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Not sure how you draw that conclusion, I've been back in Australia watching games live for 10 years and during that time every team has played 14-18 man defences when they have the time to set up.
TBR I agree with you however the speed of the game has slowed down due to the stand rule. It's now swung to control as opposed to quick chaos ball movement. However, having said that the two GF teams both liked to move the ball more quickly than say Geelong. The aim is to move the ball qucikly and avoid the flood to defence.

It is interesting that over the longer term - since the days of Hafey and Len Smith before him (who was Hafey's mentor and some say a better coach than Norm Smith) - that fast footy almost always prevails. See the attached article that outlines Hafey's thoughts from I think about 1968/9
 

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zippadeee

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Can the new bloke come in and get rid of some of these ridiculous rules immidatly?
Or is there a time frame each rule has to be in the game.
Because the Stand rule will drive people away from the game
 

zippadeee

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Single handily he changed rules to bend us over and the cocky prick even admitted to it.
Now he sneaks away under a rock at Karadinia park.
If it was good enough for assic to get rid of a premier of a state for improper dealings. How is this bloke still allowed to work in the AFL?
Im shocked Balme or Gale didnt unleash on him on the way out.
 
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This thread just keeps reminding me what a turd he is. It’s a perfect metaphor. He is the turd that no matter how much you flush and want it to go away, it just keeps popping up and won’t go away