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2 hours ago, Bluey's Dad said:

Since scoring is down, channel 7 won't be happy.

I can only assume that there'll be more rule changes to "fix" this around half way through the season.

They won't change the rule mid-season. They'll just change the interpretation.  Will be intriguing to hear the AFL's  weasel-words.

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7 minutes ago, sue said:

They won't change the rule mid-season. They'll just change the interpretation.  Will be intriguing to hear the AFL's  weasel-words.

Not sure how they could possibly change the interpretation of something as simple as 6-6-6. I'm sure if enough advertising dollars are at stake they'll give it a bash though, you'r probably right. Maybe they'll increase the amount of warnings for violating the rule from 1 to unlimited. That way the rule stands, but teams can just ignore it. The fact that there's a warning system at all and not just a free kick is idiotic anyway, might as well extend the idiocy.

 

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The warning system is a joke for incorrectly setting up 6-6-6. After Gold Coast hit the front with 10 seconds to go they lined up with only one player on a wing. The far wing had no Gold Coast player. What’s the point of giving a team a warning with 10 seconds to go? 

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AFL - Rule clarification--- "In fine tuning the 646 rule we have instructed the umpires to enforce the 16 players per side  and for all players to wear Toyota Hi Lux - bibs designating the area of the ground that they must stay in. The 45 player NAB - we won't rip you off interchange bench will be relaxed to include an additional 5 Virgin concussion subs. The Bet easy polo ponies will now only be permitted in the Thrifty defensive 100 meter zone unless the team captain plays her wild card which will obviously also include 35 point super duper Big Mac value meal goals. It is vitally important to us to maintain the integrity of our game and that is why we would never introduce new rules without a thought bubble. This announcement was brought to you by Marvel , marvelous what an indifference marvel makes!"

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7 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

The warning system is a joke for incorrectly setting up 6-6-6. After Gold Coast hit the front with 10 seconds to go they lined up with only one player on a wing. The far wing had no Gold Coast player. What’s the point of giving a team a warning with 10 seconds to go? 

That is correct DZ.  At some point the clubs have had enough warnings and time to adjust.  It's then an instant penalty.  But the AFL couldn't even get that right.  Which is probably why they have the rediculous warning...penalty too harsh!  Why 50 meters?  Free kick from the middle would be sufficient and see the umps more than happy to enforce the penalty IMO.

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Given Gil and Hocking seem obsessed with non-football entertainment, it's only fair to point out that I found it highly entertaining in the Essendon game when the umpires panicked the second time Essendon didn't have a wingman at a centre bounce. Turned out that Essendon only had 17 players on the ground at the time. The poor umpires were completely befuddled. And the game was delayed for about a minute for no good reason. 

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