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Steve Hocking

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You psychopathological reactionary!
Jul 1, 2004
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Remember the days when there were going to be rule changes, they were trialed in the preseason or the reserves (VFL) to see how they went and maybe iron out the kinks, before being brought in? That didn’t happen under SHocking, especially with this rule
Bypassed the Rules Committee as well IIRC
 
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CarnTheTiges

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Remember the days when there were going to be rule changes, they were trialed in the preseason or the reserves (VFL) to see how they went and maybe iron out the kinks, before being brought in? That didn’t happen under SHocking, especially with this rule
He was asked on radio why at that time they hadn’t brought stand rule in with the AFLW and responded ‘because the girls don’t do it.’ Cheating scumbag.
 
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Sintiger

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He didn’t like the way we manned the mark aggressively, fully believes it cost the Cats the 2020 GF. He then managed to lobby the AFL ‘media’ to convince everyone that this manning the mark was part of the problem with low scoring. No mention of it advantaging his side significantly. It was rushed through, had no effect on scoring and ultimately helped the Cats get their flag.
Yes but when I watch games from that time I can’t see aggressive manning of the mark particularly. The only difference I see is a player on the mark actually being able to go after a player who has played on rather than standing like a statue
I can’t see any evidence that the flow of the game was any worse under the old rule.
 
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