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22 hours ago, jnrmac said:

They just need to enforce the rules as they are. When you get tackled you have to make an attempt to dispose of the ball. Just because you have one arm held doesn't negate that.

I don't think that discriminates against the ball winner too onerously. If the umps blow their whistles quicker you wont have tacklers spinning guys around in 360 degs and ball winners will try to dispose of the ball more quickly

But while we are at it. These are just as frustrating:

  • Holding a player while he is trying to get the ball Happens to Clarry and Tracc all the time. Particulalrly in the centre bounces
  • Push in the back? WTF is going on with that
  • Jumping on a players back when he is on the ground? WTF
  • Kicking the ball as its crossing the line. The McCreery decision was terrible. It used to be your foot could not be in contact with the ball as it crossed the line. When did that change?
  • Handballs over the head.  How is that a stationary palm as it used to be
  • Front on contact is now paid for the slightest of touches - in some case for no contact at all just getting in the players face as it were - and yet it was brought in to stop people being shirtfronted whilst they were in a vulnerable position
  • Shepherding off the ball. You are allowed to bump a player within 5m of the ball. This is paid randomly - such as Oscar bakers ridiculous decision on the weekend  - yet Max was shepherded off the ball every single time the ball went into our 50m. And Collingwood had two shots at goal because of it.
  • Sliding the knees. This was the Adam Goodes rule brought in to stop the dangerous sliding when approaching from the opposite direction - ie when you could break a players legs. Now its paid for anyone going for the ball and  the oppo player dives over the top of them. ANB does this quite often to milk a free.
  • Tackles that slip down low and players get tripped. Rarely paid as a trip

Most of these rules modifications are designed for TV and faster play - supposedly more goals and more commercial breaks.

But the lack of consistency and rule of the week is infuriating. When was the last time a player got pinged for being in the 'protected zone'?  Yet you now see it all the time.

As for the 'standing the mark rule. The variation in intrpretation is mind boggling.

 

AFL are idiots.

 

You can bet these rules are still in the laws of the game. Just so randomly applied 

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22 hours ago, jnrmac said:

They just need to enforce the rules as they are. When you get tackled you have to make an attempt to dispose of the ball. Just because you have one arm held doesn't negate that.

I don't think that discriminates against the ball winner too onerously. If the umps blow their whistles quicker you wont have tacklers spinning guys around in 360 degs and ball winners will try to dispose of the ball more quickly

But while we are at it. These are just as frustrating:

  • Holding a player while he is trying to get the ball Happens to Clarry and Tracc all the time. Particulalrly in the centre bounces
  • Push in the back? WTF is going on with that
  • Jumping on a players back when he is on the ground? WTF
  • Kicking the ball as its crossing the line. The McCreery decision was terrible. It used to be your foot could not be in contact with the ball as it crossed the line. When did that change?
  • Handballs over the head.  How is that a stationary palm as it used to be
  • Front on contact is now paid for the slightest of touches - in some case for no contact at all just getting in the players face as it were - and yet it was brought in to stop people being shirtfronted whilst they were in a vulnerable position
  • Shepherding off the ball. You are allowed to bump a player within 5m of the ball. This is paid randomly - such as Oscar bakers ridiculous decision on the weekend  - yet Max was shepherded off the ball every single time the ball went into our 50m. And Collingwood had two shots at goal because of it.
  • Sliding the knees. This was the Adam Goodes rule brought in to stop the dangerous sliding when approaching from the opposite direction - ie when you could break a players legs. Now its paid for anyone going for the ball and  the oppo player dives over the top of them. ANB does this quite often to milk a free.
  • Tackles that slip down low and players get tripped. Rarely paid as a trip

Most of these rules modifications are designed for TV and faster play - supposedly more goals and more commercial breaks.

But the lack of consistency and rule of the week is infuriating. When was the last time a player got pinged for being in the 'protected zone'?  Yet you now see it all the time.

As for the 'standing the mark rule. The variation in intrpretation is mind boggling.

 

AFL are idiots.

 

What about the JJ tackle on Nathan Murphy. Both arms free but he bangs his head on ground & gets free. Both Goodwin & Longmuir said on 360 that this is becoming more prevalent 

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Sidney's Wicks gets 2 weeks for elbowing a player in the head after he's disposed, Hunter gets a week for not getting out of the way of a kamikaze player's head, and they were gonna suspend Van R for spoiling. 

No way is the system Ducked, no way is it staggered, no way is it unjust, it just follows Christian law, God help the rest of mankind.

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https://www.afl.com.au/news/953711/-a-priority-for-us-dangerous-tackle-sanctions-in-the-right-spot-

"I don't want to comment on that particular incident because it's in front of the appeals board," Dillon said. "But I think what constitutes a dangerous tackle is when arms are pinned or when there's excessive force. I'll just leave it at that."

 

I don't want to comment but here's my opinion, says the lawyer 😂

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Just now, whatwhat say what said:

terrible decision

can they take it further?

I don't think there is another body within the AFL system. 

Maybe a DL lawyer knows if the Courts are an option.

But I doubt the Hawks would take that option.

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On 6/15/2023 at 5:13 PM, monoccular said:

I have mede this point numerous times before - there will be a life changing broken neck unless this is actively discouraged ie a free against the player who goes in head first.   Then the AFL will wring its hands and say that the player has no right to stand his ground!

The vultures will circle and the ball getter will fade out of our great game.

Michael Christian: "Feel lucky not to get a two match suspension".   Another experimental MRO decision against our club.  Pathetic Mr Christian.

Critical information to analyse; footy is becoming a game of pure guesswork under advised 'leadership' from whom we expect consistency above all. Well commented, monoccular.

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