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Meanwhile back to training reports I hear that all players trained the House Down, Premiership is in the bag, we will have 6 All Australians, Dual  Brownlow medalists, Leading Goalkicker, A Norm Smith Medalist and 8 players in the State of Origin!!

Whoo Hoo GO DEMONS

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1 hour ago, picket fence said:

Meanwhile back to training reports I hear that all players trained the House Down, Premiership is in the bag, we will have 6 All Australians, Dual  Brownlow medalists, Leading Goalkicker, A Norm Smith Medalist and 8 players in the State of Origin!!

Whoo Hoo GO DEMONS

I want whatever you're on...!!

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Love the training report because it discusses what they are training for - the new player on the mark rule. Two major flaws in the rule are readily apparent.

The rule should be amended so that the player with the ball must kick directly in line with the player on the mark otherwise it becomes a farce. A player with the ball could walk up to the line of the mark and, so long as he remains more than an arm's length away from the player on the mark, he can immediately take off and gain up to 10 metres for his kick. Not in keeping with the spirit of our great game.

A 50m penalty for standing on the wrong blade of grass is offensive, obscene and outrageous. Our great game has evolved so that, until recently, a penalty had to be earned in play, not by the umpires interpretation of some inane, idiotic and infantile rule. (S)hocking should hang his head in shame at the damage he is causing to the spirit of our (not his or the AFL's) great game.

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10 minutes ago, tiers said:

Love the training report because it discusses what they are training for - the new player on the mark rule. Two major flaws in the rule are readily apparent.

The rule should be amended so that the player with the ball must kick directly in line with the player on the mark otherwise it becomes a farce. A player with the ball could walk up to the line of the mark and, so long as he remains more than an arm's length away from the player on the mark, he can immediately take off and gain up to 10 metres for his kick. Not in keeping with the spirit of our great game.

A 50m penalty for standing on the wrong blade of grass is offensive, obscene and outrageous. Our great game has evolved so that, until recently, a penalty had to be earned in play, not by the umpires interpretation of some inane, idiotic and infantile rule. (S)hocking should hang his head in shame at the damage he is causing to the spirit of our (not his or the AFL's) great game.

I have my doubts but for 100 years the player on the mark stood the mark. It's only in the last 10-20 years that players have been handing over the man on the mark, creeping the mark and guarding the corridor.

The new rule has the potential to make manning the mark similar to how it was for a very long time.

Umpires have already been super hot on players moving off their line (apart from Buddy kicking for goal). Sometimes players get called to play on when they look one way or the other without even moving. Anyone moving off their line will get told to play on.

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On 2/3/2021 at 5:08 PM, Doug Reemer said:

Another rule that didn't need changing!!

Like the 3rd man up!

They need ot make these minor infringements 25m penalties.

Totally disagree, reducing the penalty makes infringing worth doing... as you’d stymie a fluid 75 m thrust into a relatively under siege open forward line, for the cost of slowing game down, getting numbers back and bottling up the forward line... 

curoous to see how it plays out, and reckon our team and style could really benefit from it and the return to full length quarters...

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49 minutes ago, PaulRB said:

Totally disagree, reducing the penalty makes infringing worth doing... as you’d stymie a fluid 75 m thrust into a relatively under siege open forward line, for the cost of slowing game down, getting numbers back and bottling up the forward line... 

curoous to see how it plays out, and reckon our team and style could really benefit from it and the return to full length quarters...

Some of the protected area stuff could be 25 whilst any professional free kick  as well as blatant encroaches and late hits could stay 50, but that's too hard to officiate. Better to stay at 50, train the players up but also make sure the umps aren't too trigger happy on inconsequential actions. Usually there's a period of outrage before the players adapt (and/or the umps forget).

Our chinese checkers game plan of short angled kicks through the corridor that worked well at times leading up to 2018 could make a comeback with more space to kick in to. Salem, Rivers and maybe Bowey feeding the ball in to Tracc, Oliver and possibly Melksham to then play on and hit up the forwards.

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16 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

I have my doubts but for 100 years the player on the mark stood the mark. It's only in the last 10-20 years that players have been handing over the man on the mark, creeping the mark and guarding the corridor.

The new rule has the potential to make manning the mark similar to how it was for a very long time.

Umpires have already been super hot on players moving off their line (apart from Buddy kicking for goal). Sometimes players get called to play on when they look one way or the other without even moving. Anyone moving off their line will get told to play on.

I don't recall 50m penalties back then.

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51 minutes ago, sue said:

I don't recall 50m penalties back then.

I’m not talking about infringements, I’m saying the way a CHF used to take a mark and the CHB would go stand right on the spot of the mark.

Until recently that’s what used to happen. Then teams worked out that a midfielder dropping back could take the mark and the CHB could drop in to the hole. And that midfielder manning the mark would also move 5m laterally to cover the corridor. 
 

 

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