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AFL are looking at halving half time break. Going to 10 minutes instead of 20 minutes, as reported on 7 News. To take place next season.

I don’t know how much it’d impact players. Would impact my ability to slot a beer at half time. 

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Will those Auskick games be rebranded as Auskick-X?

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Classic AFL media management:
Intern: "The public wont like this"
Gill: "No worries we'll release the news 1 hour before the draft, nobody will even notice"

 

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As a half [censored] tinpot player I hated half time. I always wondered why at local level I always wondered why halftime was maybe 5 mins longer than the qtr time breaks. 

At a professional level might hinder the coaches ability to make changes but apparently coaches only have a plan A so shouldn’t matter. 

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A bit late given that all the pre-season fitness and conditioning programs were designed eons ago for a 20min break.

The AFLPA and the AFL want to shorten games but this seems more a back door way of fatiguing players so that the last quarter opens up.

Lots of other ways to shorten games:  umpries bounce the ball rather than wait for ruckmen to nominate, speed up score review, not wait for broadcasters to run their ads after goals, change the 'time-on' rule etc etc.

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Must be <insert 'expert' here> complaining that he struggles to get through 20 minutes of analysis.

Although surprising really given it would probably remove an extra ad break or two. I wonder what the TV execs think of this

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10 minutes? That’s not enough time for my regular half-time toilet break. 

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If it ain’t broke then don’t mess with it. I believe the players need a decent half time break. They are pushed too hard as it is with the modern game. Will lead to more injuries. As if there aren’t enough already.

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Imagine the line ups for beers for your 6 mates.

But as a new age guy (a very old NAG) I feel for the ladies.

They'll miss the first ten mins of the second half!

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40 minutes ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

AFL are looking at halving half time break. Going to 10 minutes instead of 20 minutes, as reported on 7 News. To take place next season.

I don’t know how much it’d impact players. Would impact my ability to slot a beer at half time. 

Not from home, that's 2 long necks

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39 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

Will those Auskick games be rebranded as Auskick-X?

Ladies and gentlemen, post if the year. Well done

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52 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

10 minutes? That’s not enough time for my regular half-time toilet break. 

Get yourself a heavy duty coathanger Ethan.

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59 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

10 minutes? That’s not enough time for my regular half-time toilet break. 

Imaging how long it takes old dee?!

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As a teetotaller, 20 to 25 minutes for half time is a waste of time. Get on with the game.

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obviously television driven...

suspect the ratings show a lot of drop off at half time particularly on night games.

Strange decision though ...........out of nowhere

One thing is does emphasise is that we are a TV game... no way the stadiums or ground fans would have wanted this

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Other than having to put up with much less total half time  drivel on 7 what does this achieve?  
I do think 20 minutes is far too long but how about phasing it in to 15 for starters?

As has been mentioned, and I know it is very early pre preseason, but plans are made and fitness regimens commenced based on what has been happening forever .

Still, if there is, for a welcome change, only one unnecessary rule change over this inter seasonal break then I suppose we should be grateful.

 

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2 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

10 minutes? That’s not enough time for my regular half-time toilet break. 

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They'll sell less food at the ground which they can just compensate by doubling the price of pies and hot dogs. 

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Well as Melbourne supporters, we will be put out of our misery 10 minutes earlier.

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1 hour ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Get yourself a heavy duty coathanger Ethan.

Sharp objects are a no no. Manual extraction offers the speediest controlled relief. Ensure fingernails are well trimmed.

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1 hour ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Get yourself a heavy duty coathanger Ethan.

 

3 minutes ago, america de cali said:

Sharp objects are a no no. Manual extraction offers the speediest controlled relief.

It’s ok, I’m a coat hanger master. 

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2 minutes ago, JakovichScissorKick said:

That clown GIllon McLachlan has got to go

 

Absolutely, and it can’t happen quick enough. 

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