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9 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

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Does this mean the signs are only warning signs of The Filth players in the near vicinity?

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I like the concept!

The 'symbols' can be used to mean different things at different clubs so opps won't be able to easily interpret them during each game. 

And smart coaches will change the meaning of their 'symbols' or a regular basis so opps studying past game footage won't know what each 'symbol' means in the next game. 

This could have been handy in a few games last year when we lost our way a bit and our on field leaders were distracted or dozed off.   Also handy now that the use of runners is limited. 

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Not sure that it's exactly revolutionary.

The old positioning of the trainer's towel on the different chairs or similar has been around for years

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40 symbols???????????????????? WTH.

Will; they be televised for all to see with expert commentary on the big screens at the g?

 

 

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I find the 2 finger ones come in handy when signaling opposition players....

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19 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

I like the concept!

The 'symbols' can be used to mean different things at different clubs so opps won't be able to easily interpret them during each game. 

And smart coaches will change the meaning of their 'symbols' or a regular basis so opps studying past game footage won't know what each 'symbol' means in the next game. 

This could have been handy in a few games last year when we lost our way a bit and our on field leaders were distracted or dozed off.   Also handy now that the use of runners is limited. 

Seems totally unnecessary.

Coaches have the opportunity to talk tactics before the game, at quarter time, half-time and three quarter time. And there are still going to be runners on the ground after each goal.Also there are so called ""leaders"" out on the ground who can issue instructions like they do now. And there will still be rotations, which can be another way to get out an instruction to a player or group of players. 

Players have enough to think about and do on the ground without  having to glance at an LED Board on the side of the ground. They will be glancing across all game as the flow of coaches tactics constantly change. Coaches themselves will be influenced to use the board more often than necessary.

Let the players play and gee they may even have to use their own initiative. That would be novel.  

As mentioned before, players have enough to think about. 

Sorry Lucifer, it seems just another gimmick and that its purpose is unnecessary, possibly confusing, and will provide more distractions for players and spectators. The game is becoming a joke. 

 

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45 minutes ago, ArtificialWisdom said:

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58 minutes ago, ArtificialWisdom said:

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Reminds me of a former MFC forward approach to goal kicking 

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Bench rotation numbers make a lot of sense. I'm surprised it's not already a thing. 

Runners are still allowed on to the field after a goal and the 3 or 4 oncoming players can deliver messages to their line groups. Seems crazy to me to flash up signs.

If it's going to happen I hope we have someone smart enough to work out the best possible messages to send and how to disguise them.

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17 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

If it's going to happen I hope we have someone smart enough to work out the best possible messages to send and how to disguise them.

Hopefully they don't use our comms team then.

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Yawn. More rubbish for TV Commentators to Gob on about

Bruce will be excited

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Maybe the most AFL part of this is instead of letting teams come up with their own symbols they are going to have a choice of 40 AFL approved emojis (but don't call them emojis).

A shame because there has been some great ones in college football.

 

 

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I can't wait to read all the 'journalists' speculating on what symbol means what.

I bet the footy shows will have dedicated 'code-breakers' who'll outline in cringeworthy fashion exactly why they think X symbol means Y tactic.

Then when some are worked out, the clubs will cry foul that they can no longer communicate to their players without the opposition knowing their moves, and request more symbols to be made available.

Then we can all read about 'symbol-gate', and Gill will have to make a 'captains call' on 100 new symbols to make the codes harder to break.

 

 

 

Can we just watch the [censored] footy please?

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We're trying to capture the 4-12 age market right? Why not just express all coaching moves in terms of this week's hottest memes?

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2 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

Jesus wept.

As every week passes, it just gets worse. There will come a time when all we hold sacred about our great game will be gone and we will just have memories of what it was like before the AFL, marketing executives and media destroyed it.  And there will come a time when I will stop attending games and watching.  And as more and more fans become disenchanted  with the game, more and more gimmicks will be introduced as the game evolves into an unwatchable pantomime. 

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Surely this is some sort of sick joke, maybe being appropriate  for AFLXCREMENT ..... but in the season proper?

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7 hours ago, hemingway said:

As every week passes, it just gets worse. There will come a time when all we hold sacred about our great game will be gone and we will just have memories of what it was like before the AFL, marketing executives and media destroyed it.  And there will come a time when I will stop attending games and watching.  And as more and more fans become disenchanted  with the game, more and more gimmicks will be introduced as the game evolves into an unwatchable pantomime. 

That's a bit melodramatic, it won't change the way the game is played. Don't like change I can see why Hemingway did himself in after his world tour, couldn't stand to see anything change.

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10 hours ago, hemingway said:

As every week passes, it just gets worse. There will come a time when all we hold sacred about our great game will be gone and we will just have memories of what it was like before the AFL, marketing executives and media destroyed it.  And there will come a time when I will stop attending games and watching.  And as more and more fans become disenchanted  with the game, more and more gimmicks will be introduced as the game evolves into an unwatchable pantomime. 

Spot on. In all of the confusion onfield, do our players now need to interpret redemptive signalling from Mummy and Daddy on the boundary? Wouldn't it be nice if we were the only club that did not complicate the purpose of the game, namely: beat your opponent to the ball and win the game. 

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5 hours ago, don't make me angry said:

That's a bit melodramatic, it won't change the way the game is played. Don't like change I can see why Hemingway did himself in after his world tour, couldn't stand to see anything change.

Yes, it was melodramatic but sometimes it helps to make a point

I agree with some initiatives, particularly where there is an obvious problem. Players around the ball and flooding is one example. Rule changes that reduce congestion and encourage positional football are good for footy.

The introduction of AFLW has been a great initiative, and reflected the need for community change, gender equity, and female participation and support.

On the other hand, I do not see an improvement to the game coming from AFLX. I do not see an improvement to the game from LED tactic boards on the sidelines.  

These are gimmicks and inventions that distract from the game as we know and love.  

Is the game less popular, have gate attendances or TV ratings dropped? 

Do you have the football public clamouring for change?

Does the footy public want more "entertainment" irrespective of its nature or does the public just want to watch a good game of footy?

In society we the domination and influence of corporate interests and those with a vested pecuniary interest  More often than not, these interests do not align with the broader interests, the public interests, or, in this case, the good of the game. 

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