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  1. sue

    AFLX Revamped

    Well it is summer so I'll waste some more of our time by replying. Obviously if it "is an assault on their senses" then I suggest people look-away. But I think it is reasonable to be upset by AFLX. If something you love is mangled in your judgement , whether from good motives or to just increase Gil's bonuses, then angst seems very understandable to me.
  2. sue

    AFLX Revamped

    If you read my original post you won't find any evidence of angst or any concern about AFLX. I was just making a general point based on my experience of the game I play having "progressed" but gone downhill.
  3. sue

    AFLX Revamped

    maybe if you define progress as simply progressing rather than progressing with improvement. Just because cricket had obvious problems (was a snore fest to me) doesn't mean all progress is good, especially that driven by the $. At least in the game I play the "progress' wasn't driven by the $, but by amateur empire builders. If AFLX started to dominate the world (fat chance fortunately) and normal Aussie rules footy vanished in 10 years, I'm sure we'd all be happy with that as an example of "progress".
  4. sue

    AFLX Revamped

    true, but be wary of such innovations. I play a game where a simpler version was introduced some years back. Far less interesting both physically and tactically but much easier to pick up quickly. The original game is now almost dead with fewer and fewer players.
  5. sue

    New Major Sponsor - Jaguar CONFIRMED

    I was aware of that. Doesn't change my view that it may have been deliberate. For a start we don't know to whom they sent that release.
  6. sue

    New Major Sponsor - Jaguar CONFIRMED

    or maybe media savvy enough to know that by not making a formal announcement they will get speculative publicity as well as that for the actual announcement. Every day we hear that politician X will announce today xxxx. Why? Because they'll get 2 bites at the publicity.
  7. sue

    AFLX Revamped

    I'd click on that link except I don't want to encourage the idiots at AFL headquarters. But I doubt my imagination will be worse than the real thing.
  8. sue

    AFLX Revamped

    I'll also be furious. I don't accept the line that players are more likely to be injured during training etc. When that happens at least they are preparing for playing footy. They have to in order to play well during the season, not engaging in a ridiculous event to show how clever the AFL bosses are.
  9. sue

    AFLX Revamped

    Let's hope he doesn't take it seriously and avoids jumping. It seems there are no real ruckmen in this 'comp' anyway.
  10. sue

    Impact of rule changes

    Not surprising. We can rely on the AFL to have interpretation of the week throughout the season.
  11. sue

    Impact of rule changes

    Re the new kick-in rule: Is there a rule against a player from the team kicking-in blocking the man on the mark from effecting the run of the player kicking in? (I assume he is subject to the same restrictions that apply elsewhere on the oval, but the effect at kick-ins may be very large.)
  12. sue

    AFLX Revamped

    That is a spoof, isn't it?........ please tell me it is a spoof.
  13. You're a cynic. But I hope you are right.
  14. sue

    Impact of rule changes

    True, but if the aim is to hold up play, then as long as the ruckman is careful not to give away a 50m penalty he can ensure there is time for the rest of the team to run into defence. All the ruckman has to do is handball it to his feet while his teammates swarm to the ball and it is likely there will be a second ball up. But even if he is penalised the odds may still favour just grabbing the ball. Let's say 50% of the time he cause a secondary ball up and 50% of the time he gives away a free. The aim in both cases is to allow his team to flood back. It sounds counter-intuitive, but I wonder if an analysis of centre ball-up stats indicates there is less chance of the opposition scoring a goal from a slow free-kick at the ball up than other outcomes of a ball-up when you take into account they only get the free 50% of the time. Since the situation will be different from past situations because of the 6 6 6 rule, coaches may have to assemble the odds by experiment.
  15. sue

    Impact of rule changes

    But even without the new rule, if you stacked the backline you left one or two opponents free somewhere, so I suspect the main difference will be that the wingman won't be able to get as deep as before as a spare defender. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, especially in tight situations. With 30 sec to go and your team 1 point ahead, under the new ruckman "no-prior" rule maybe the ruckman will try to grab the ball rather than hit it. Or maybe give away a deliberate free to give players time to flood back.
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