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Sorry. Missing some punctuation. That should read another S. Hocking decision. 

It has been announced that Steve Hocking has accepted appointment as Geelong's new CEO. It will be interesting to see how his time at AFL HQ will be remembered. Overall, I think he's been a positive, but that's not to say I agree with everything he's done.

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The 6 6 6 rule has made no difference 

Standing the mark has made little difference once the Coaches had time to study it. 
there is only ONE way to open up the game to have high scoring

Reduce Interchange Rotations by a lot more, it is the rule change that bought in congested play. Before then, the game was man on man. 
 

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-news-2021-steve-hocking-quits-afl-footy-boss-new-geelong-ceo-gillon-mclachlan-chris-scott-geelong-cats-board/news-story/157a05681968329bb049449434678915

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46 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

The 6 6 6 rule has made no difference 

Standing the mark has made little difference once the Coaches had time to study it. 
there is only ONE way to open up the game to have high scoring

Reduce Interchange Rotations by a lot more, it is the rule change that bought in congested play. Before then, the game was man on man. 
 

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-news-2021-steve-hocking-quits-afl-footy-boss-new-geelong-ceo-gillon-mclachlan-chris-scott-geelong-cats-board/news-story/157a05681968329bb049449434678915

I can take it or leave it, but 6-6-6 does create opportunities out of the middle. The problem is that other than the four bounces to start the quarter, somebody's got to kick a goal to make it a factor. Not much point if the ball is being kicked from one end to the other for 20 minutes without a goal.

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Just now, Supermercado said:

I can take it or leave it, but 6-6-6 does create opportunities out of the middle. The problem is that other than the four bounces to start the quarter, somebody's got to kick a goal to make it a factor. Not much point if the ball is being kicked from one end to the other for 20 minutes without a goal.

Fair Points.
But even at those Ball up moments, any less congestion only lasts 5-10 seconds Max.

It is a Band Aid Rule, like all the others, because they do not want to admit that the Interchange Rule bought in by Kevin Sheedy has changed the absolute fundamentals of the game. 
There are now 4 positions on the field

Defender, Midfielder, Forward & Ruckman 

Before that, there were 18 specific positions 

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55 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Sorry. Missing some punctuation. That should read another S. Hocking decision. 

It has been announced that Steve Hocking has accepted appointment as Geelong's new CEO. It will be interesting to see how his time at AFL HQ will be remembered. Overall, I think he's been a positive, but that's not to say I agree with everything he's done.

Quite comfortably the worst and most disliked official in AFL history I would imagine.  

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I wouldn't get excited about him leaving, everything he did was under instruction of the league, they'll just hire somebody else to be the public face of ineffectual stuffing around with the rules and the circle will continue. 

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1 hour ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Standing the mark has made little difference once the Coaches had time to study it. 
there is only ONE way to open up the game to have high scoring

No, the AFL buckled on this one.

The umpires have not enforced the rule as they did in the earlier rounds unfortunately.

It didn't suit Geelong for one...

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1 minute ago, rjay said:

No, the AFL buckled on this one.

The umpires have not enforced the rule as they did in the earlier rounds unfortunately.

It didn't suit Geelong for one...

What has changed rjay? I haven’t noticed any difference, that you have

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52 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

What has changed rjay? I haven’t noticed any difference, that you have

They're letting players waltz through the protected zone to cut the quick play on...it's subtle but is happening.

It was enforced early in the season but not now. It has to be absolutely obvious now.

I think it has made a eunuch of the rule...

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14 minutes ago, rjay said:

They're letting players waltz through the protected zone to cut the quick play on...it's subtle but is happening.

It was enforced early in the season but not now. It has to be absolutely obvious now.

I think it has made a eunuch of the rule...

Is this so Geelong's ageing list can keep up with the competition? Hate to say but Geelong between the start of the season and now have gone from missing the 8 to a top 4 contender. I love a good conspiracy!

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18 minutes ago, rjay said:

They're letting players waltz through the protected zone to cut the quick play on...it's subtle but is happening.

It was enforced early in the season but not now. It has to be absolutely obvious now.

I think it has made a eunuch of the rule...

Ok gotcha.

I will watch that closely, as that basically negates the rule change. 
One of the main problems with the game is that rules are not adhered to. No other game i have ever watched is so rubbery on having strict rules

Don’t get me started on incorrect disposal!!!

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Cats keep on getting.

Hocking back to Cats with whatever advantages in place.

Brad Scott possible replacement and brother of Cats Coach.

Labour Government pouring money into the club which is in a labour seat.

 

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2 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Ok gotcha.

I will watch that closely, as that basically negates the rule change. 
One of the main problems with the game is that rules are not adhered to. No other game i have ever watched is so rubbery on having strict rules

Don’t get me started on incorrect disposal!!!

Players stand in a random spot and then the ump calls “stand”.   Or they have to guess where outside the protected zone is. More distances for the umps to ‘measure’ accurately. 

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1 hour ago, Sir Why You Little said:

What has changed rjay? I haven’t noticed any difference, that you have

They are shuffling their feet.

Going before the umps call play on.

Early in the season they would get a 50.

Sometimes the umps are slow to call stand.

 

 

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Some of the decisions he made weren't really made in the interests of Geelong.

No,no,no not at all far from it, it was always in the best interests of the AFL.

He did a fantastic job.

He couldn't have jumped quicker at the chance to get back to the [censored] Palace though could he? 

 

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3 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Really? Why do you say that? (Serious question.)

I would have thought that Demetriou would win the "most disliked" prize.

He has done more to destroy the spirit and essence of the game of Aussie Rules football than anyone in its history, sidestepping what should be checks and balances against such behaviour.  He is widely despised!

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