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AFL 2019 and proposed rule changes

Postby Booney » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:23 pm

AFL competition Committee recommends :

18m goal square
6-6-6 starting formation at centre bounces

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CENTRE bounce starting positions and longer goalsquares are one step closer to being introduced after the AFL Competition Committee finalised the recommendations it will put before the Commission this month in a bid to reduce congestion.

AFL football operations manager Steve Hocking confirmed on Thursday the Competition Committee had signed off on recommendations that would see six-six-six starting positions enforced at every centre bounce and the length of goalsquares stretched from nine to 18m.

Hocking said the committee would also recommend the introduction of a mid-season player exchange period next year, but preferred not to divulge whether it had settled on a draft, trade period or both.

The committee's plan to combat congestion also involves tightening the rules around when runners and water carriers can enter the field and the interpretations of some existing rules, such as holding the ball, protected zones and deliberate out of bounds.

Hocking said the AFL executive had already approved the Committee's recommendations, but stressed the Commission would have the final say when it met on the day of the Brownlow Medal count (September 24).

However, the AFL footy boss was confident the Committee's recommendations, if adopted, would help create a better style of play.

"I feel like what's been put in front of the Commission is well researched, it's been trialed well beyond any of the trials that have ever gone on previously – the centre diamond was plugged in for one game and it's now a square," Hocking said after the Committee's meeting on Thursday.

"We've done it across multiple games, we've done it with AFL clubs, all the stuff that we're putting forward is well researched. (I'm) very, very comfortable and satisfied with the work that's been done and the response today from the comp committee I couldn't be happier with."

Hocking said the recent three rules trials in VFL games had resulted in a 15 per cent increase in scoring and a 14 per cent decrease in tackles.

"To get those changes without any lead-in at all with those teams, you're talking a couple of days out as far as them socialising those game adjustments, that was significant for us," Hocking said.

Hocking also said the starting positions at centre bounces had created "much more open play", with ruckmen brought into the game more and midfielders enjoying more time – "definitely seconds longer" – to make decisions.

Under the proposed centre square starting positions, six players would be required to start in the forward 50m arc, centre square and defensive 50m arc.

In both 50m arcs, at least one player from each team would have to start in the goalsquare, while wingmen would be permitted to start anywhere along the side of the centre square, but not along its defensive or forward sides.

Free kicks will be paid against players who are not in their correct starting position, as they are now for players who enter the centre square before the ball is bounced.

However, Hocking said just one infringement had occurred in the three VFL trial games.

The Committee will recommend runners only be allowed to enter the ground after goals, while water carriers would only be allowed on when players after taking shots at goal.

"When the play is live we've got to have less involvement from external sources," Hocking said.

Hocking also said the Committee would also make recommendations on the interpretations of rules governing:

Holding the ball
Protected area
Contact below the knees
Marking contests
Ruck contests
Deliberate out of bounds
Ruckmen grabbing the ball directly from ball-ups or throw-ins.
The League footy boss said over the next year he hoped to at least halve the length of the Laws of the Game booklet, which runs to 83 pages.

"That's just to simplify the game for fans, for players, for coaches, and also umpires to make their role in the game far easier than what it currently is because it's become very technical," Hocking said.

If approved by the Commission, the recommended rule changes will be introduced next year.
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Re: AFL 2019 and proposed rule changes

Postby Booney » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:24 pm

This bloke is a disaster for football.
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Re: AFL 2019 and proposed rule changes

Postby woodublieve12 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:26 pm

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Re: AFL 2019 and proposed rule changes

Postby JK » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:31 pm

According to AA mid-season drafting from state leagues will happen next season too
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Re: AFL 2019 and proposed rule changes

Postby Trader » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:00 pm

What happens if after a goal, you run to the bench and the new player comes on, but doesn't quite make it into the arc in time? A free kick is going to be paid? That seems unreasonable.
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Re: AFL 2019 and proposed rule changes

Postby RB » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:21 pm

Booney wrote:Hocking said the recent three rules trials in VFL games had resulted in a 15 per cent increase in scoring and a 14 per cent decrease in tackles.

I'm not sure that 3 games is an adequate-enough sample size to decide a rule change is going to result in a 15% increase in scoring. Maybe try 30.
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Re: AFL 2019 and proposed rule changes

Postby RB » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:23 pm

Booney wrote:.The League footy boss said over the next year he hoped to at least halve the length of the Laws of the Game booklet, which runs to 83 pages.

Repeal all the stupid rules that have been brought in over the last 20 years, that should cut out a fair few chapters.

Also get rid of the 50m line please. It's the most pointless field marking in sports.
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Re: AFL 2019 and proposed rule changes

Postby heater31 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:17 pm

They just have no ******* idea!
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Re: AFL 2019 and proposed rule changes

Postby Wedgie » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:27 pm

He sounds a bigger loon than his brother. I don't mind changes and he did good things at Geelong but some of this shit suggested is ******.
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Re: AFL 2019 and proposed rule changes

Postby LMA » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:17 pm

12 players in the forward 50, now that's congestion. Ruckman taps down Midfielders throat he looks up and sees 6 Forwards and 6 Backman, where is the Full Forward supposed to lead.
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Re: AFL 2019 and proposed rule changes

Postby gadj1976 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:59 pm

I heard that this year held the record for most goal-less quarters in a season (can't find the link).

Most of this would be fixed if they re-allowed the third man up which cleared the area and got the ball moving.

Ridiculous idea to ban it which has had adverse affects, causing additional ridiculous rule changes. Moronic.
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Re: AFL 2019 and proposed rule changes

Postby LMA » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:01 pm

One thing they will have to change but probably haven't thought of with 666 is getting rid of the centre bounce.
With no extra men in defence imagine 30 seconds to go, less than a goal the difference and the bounce clearly favours the team trying to win.
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Re: AFL 2019 and proposed rule changes

Postby gadj1976 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:03 pm

LMA wrote:One thing they will have to change but probably haven't thought of with 666 is getting rid of the centre bounce.
With no extra men in defence imagine 30 seconds to go, less than a goal the difference and the bounce clearly favours the team trying to win.


How do they police it? Another rule where a toe-nail will cause a free kick. This is becoming a joke of a game.
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Re: AFL 2019 and proposed rule changes

Postby The Bedge » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:07 pm

LMA wrote:One thing they will have to change but probably haven't thought of with 666 is getting rid of the centre bounce.
With no extra men in defence imagine 30 seconds to go, less than a goal the difference and the bounce clearly favours the team trying to win.

The AFL would probably absolutely love that situation.
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Re: AFL 2019 and proposed rule changes

Postby LMA » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:09 pm

gadj1976 wrote:I heard that this year held the record for most goal-less quarters in a season (can't find the link).

Most of this would be fixed if they re-allowed the third man up which cleared the area and got the ball moving.

Ridiculous idea to ban it which has had adverse affects, causing additional ridiculous rule changes. Moronic.


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Re: AFL 2019 and proposed rule changes

Postby LMA » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:11 pm

The Bedge wrote:
LMA wrote:One thing they will have to change but probably haven't thought of with 666 is getting rid of the centre bounce.
With no extra men in defence imagine 30 seconds to go, less than a goal the difference and the bounce clearly favours the team trying to win.

The AFL would probably absolutely love that situation.


Yep and then declare it a success, love to see it happen to a Scott
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Re: AFL 2019 and proposed rule changes

Postby Corona Man » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:17 pm

LMA wrote:
The Bedge wrote:
LMA wrote:One thing they will have to change but probably haven't thought of with 666 is getting rid of the centre bounce.
With no extra men in defence imagine 30 seconds to go, less than a goal the difference and the bounce clearly favours the team trying to win.

The AFL would probably absolutely love that situation.


Yep and then declare it a success, love to see it happen to a Scott

Yeah haha imagine that happening in a Grand Final... oops sorry you said one of the Scott boys, their teams are out way before any GF. My bad, I’ll see myself out.
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Re: AFL 2019 and proposed rule changes

Postby The Bedge » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:19 pm

LMA wrote:
The Bedge wrote:
LMA wrote:One thing they will have to change but probably haven't thought of with 666 is getting rid of the centre bounce.
With no extra men in defence imagine 30 seconds to go, less than a goal the difference and the bounce clearly favours the team trying to win.

The AFL would probably absolutely love that situation.


Yep and then declare it a success, love to see it happen to a Scott

Of course it’s all about the tv ratings
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Re: AFL 2019 and proposed rule changes

Postby daysofourlives » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:34 pm

Trader wrote:What happens if after a goal, you run to the bench and the new player comes on, but doesn't quite make it into the arc in time? A free kick is going to be paid? That seems unreasonable.


Simple, Dont run to the ******* bench then
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Re: AFL 2019 and proposed rule changes

Postby bennymacca » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:51 pm

jeez you blokes love having a ******* whinge

nothing wrong with any of those rules tbh.
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