AFL - Good Ideas, Terrible Ideas, Too Many Ideas, No Idea


If Fantasia gets involved, B Taylor may pop a valve.


They should just hire commentators based on their actual commentary abilities, not who they think will rate highest based upon who they played for or how many premiership they played in.

Also they should introduce Basil to the cannon


More commentary from Jimmy Bartel would be a winner. Or others willing to provide similar insights.


Gil and Hocking standing by the bench to discourage the trainers from going on the ground. Pathetic!


Just had a thought on the testing of new rules Gil wanted then didn’t.

Why couldn’t they get teams out of the finals to play 5 games during the pre finals Bye week ??

Offer the clubs a few extra bucks to delay Mad Mondays and trips etc ,… (if they get it sorted quick enough to change bookings??) and save the Bye week from being empty & boring.


Like the old night premierships, down the Lakeside Oval.


AFL has moved from its prime function as a game regulator to a revenue generator, with rules adapated to deliver revenue. No doubt AFL staff bonuses are geared to revenue generation.
What a crock for Dangerfield and Hocking mouthpieces to refer to the aesthetics of the game.


I find it incredulous that someone amongst their peers hasn’t pointed out just how farking awful and cringy their whole shtick is. It’s farkin revolting, seriously. $2.5b media contract and they come up with that swill - what farkin embarrassingly 3rd-rate amateurish has-been farktards they are.


AFL wanting Jackets to star in prime time.

Trade period deadline to be pushed to prime time?
Callum Twomey

THE AFL is considering changing the deadline for the final day of this year’s NAB AFL Trade Period in a bid to push it closer to prime time.

A 2pm deadline of the last day of trading has been set for recent years and has seen many deals go down to the wire.

The League has yet to announce the length of this year’s exchange period, but understands it is weighing up whether to push the deadline back until later on the last day to capture more attention.

Last year fans were brought closer to the trade action through AFL Media’s initiative to place a camera inside the room at Etihad Stadium where the League and club list bosses signed off on deals on the last day of the trade period.

It was deemed a success and was able to be streamed through’s Trade Radio.

The final day of the trade period has long been one of the highest-rating days of the year for the AFL website, the Official AFL App and BomberBlitz.

By shifting the deadline to later in the day or night, it would allow for a bigger audience to see the frantic final few hours unfold broadcast live online or television.

The trade period has run for 11 days in recent years, overlapping with the free agency window, which has started before clubs can make trades.

The League has discussed a number of options for this year’s trade period, including shortening it to eight days.

Under another proposal clubs would also then be able to trade draft selections up until days before the NAB AFL Draft, and then during the draft as a live option.




Article in Canberra Times by M Gleeson

Free kicks to punish players in VFL rules trial

Free kicks will be paid against players not in starting positions in a trial of proposed AFL rule changes to be conducted during a VFL match this weekend.

The league will run a trial of two rule changes – the 6-6-6 set starting positions and an expanded goal square – in the Werribee-Coburg game on Saturday.

Under the trial, the team that has a player outside of their starting position will be penalised with a free kick. In the event that a player from each team is outside the required position then the player deemed to be furthest away will be penalised.

Under the starting position rule, six defenders from each team need to be in the defensive 50m arc, six forwards from each team in the forward 50 arc and none of the six midfielders from either team can be inside either arc at a centre bounce. The rule intends to stop teams putting numbers behind the ball or gathering high in the midfield to clutter the play.

There will be no starting positions for players for other stoppages such as boundary throw-ins and ball-ups.
This issue of how to police the rule and penalise teams for breaching starting positions has been one of the main difficulties to overcome in considering the rule.

The AFL had planned to run a trial of the 6-6-6 rule in the NEAFL match between Sydney and Brisbane, which is on before Saturday night’s Sydney-Collingwood match at the SCG, but opted against the trial which would have been for one rule only.

It was decided the NEAFL match could only allow the AFL to trial the 6-6-6 rule and not the expanded goal square because it would require painting new lines on the oval before an AFL match.

The AFL has said it believes one rule change alone would be futile in reducing congestion and only multiple rule changes in collaboration would be worthwhile. Thus the AFL only wanted a trial where it could trial two or three changes.

The AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan last week floated the idea of using a “dead rubber” AFL match late in the season but climbed down from that position two days later after backlash about the integrity of the game.

AFL football operations manager Steve Hocking, who is also the head of the competition committee, said AFL Victoria offered this VFL match as a chance to trial the rules.

He said the competition committee and the clubs he had met so far had given a clear message they wanted to see rules in action for a full game before they could make a decision on their suitability for change.

Hocking said there might be a second trial in a VFL game.

AFL Victoria CEO Steven Reaper said the league supported the chance to trial rules and both clubs involved in this trial had been keen to be involved.


Reportedly the SANFL knocked the AFL back. But AFLV owes for parking Paul Hamilton.


Please note there is no CamelCase in Bomberblitz.

Though I’ve gone back and forth on this over the years.


What is the official position on the use of the term blitz/Blitz?




Dang! That means our FAX machine will be pushed even harder to last through trade week.


This is going to be hilarious when we have infringements from both sides.


And they are televising the game. Just think of the revenue raising by all those extra goals .


We will never have to worry about that scenario.


I have had an absolute gutfull of knee-jerk reactions from the league, the only rule change i want to see in the future is the one that has McLachlan strung up by the heels and his knackers nailed to a goal post.