Is the Bounce on it's way out?


#21
So this is a problem now? After how many years they've been doing it? Umpires in the 90's must have really suffered then with the amount of goals kicked in those days and having to bounce at every stoppage as well. I guess they just don't make umpires like they used to!

Would you prefer umpire A, who has perfected the bounce yet makes consistently poor decisions OR umpire B, who can’t bounce but is the best umpire available in regards to decision making?


#22

Is it too much to ask for both?


#23

There are so many other more important aspects to the game, that I really couldn’t give a hoot. Whatever. Keep it for nostalgia.


#24

Get a specialist bounce umpire in for every game, isn’t the AFL’s answer always more umpires anyway?


#25
Get a specialist bounce umpire in for every game, isn't the AFL's answer always more umpires anyway?

Don’t need an umpire, just hire a bouncer. Could really add a new aspect to the game and come in really handy if they ever bring in a send off rule.


#26
So this is a problem now? After how many years they've been doing it? Umpires in the 90's must have really suffered then with the amount of goals kicked in those days and having to bounce at every stoppage as well. I guess they just don't make umpires like they used to!

Would you prefer umpire A, who has perfected the bounce yet makes consistently poor decisions OR umpire B, who can’t bounce but is the best umpire available in regards to decision making?

Neither, I would send both of them back to the bush to work on the part of their skill set that is lacking, to get it up to the minimum required standard.

And B should be much easier to correct, while A to start with should not really even be in the convo for an AFL gig.


#27
So this is a problem now? After how many years they've been doing it? Umpires in the 90's must have really suffered then with the amount of goals kicked in those days and having to bounce at every stoppage as well. I guess they just don't make umpires like they used to!

Would you prefer umpire A, who has perfected the bounce yet makes consistently poor decisions OR umpire B, who can’t bounce but is the best umpire available in regards to decision making?

Neither, I would send both of them back to the bush to work on the part of their skill set that is lacking, to get it up to the minimum required standard.

And B should be much easier to correct, while A to start with should not really even be in the convo for an AFL gig.

If you send every umpire back to the bush you’d be left with no one to officiate in the AFL itself


#28

Theres no fkg point to the bounce ever since the square and circle were brought in, the random factor is so mitigated there is absolutely no fkg point.


#29

We should suspend the footy on a drone and with a quick release mechanism drop the ball down from 200 feet.


#30
We should suspend the footy on a drone and with a quick release mechanism drop the ball down from 200 feet.

air cannon


#31

What about the boundary throw- in, what is that doing to the umpires Health?


#32
We should suspend the footy on a drone and with a quick release mechanism drop the ball down from 200 feet.

air cannon

I know, we could really own this at our home games, play the air raid siren to open the match and drop the ball from a Lancaster Bomber instead of a bounce.


#33

for years people have been saying to ditch the bounce because some umpires completely suck. but the reason they’ll give is back and shoulder injuries? lolza.

everybody: the bounce sucks
afl: you are wrong, the bounce is good. because tradition.
bounce sucks
afl: umpires are getting hurt, we must lose the bounce.

OPTICS


#34

The AFL is apparently going to make a decision in a couple of weeks` time on the bounce ,from what i read on the 3AW website…

According to Dwayne Russell ,they have pretty much made up their mind that it is going.

  The problem with the throw is that it doesn`t give the umps much time to get out of the way of the footy ,where a bounce has 2 actions  = up and down , giving more time for the ump to move away from the footy.

If they are worried about injuries , maybe just limit the amount of bounces ,but don`t get rid of it .

Has been part of the game since the beginning.


#35

I’d be happy with a bounce to start every quarter, forget the rest.
Then you’d only need one ump every game who can do it - I hate seeing umpires who otherwise know what they’re doing lose their spot, because they can’t bounce.


#36

100% it will go.

They had a ‘fan survey’ towards the beginning of 2017 season. You can always tell by the way the question is asked what type of response they are angling for.

I don’t think they bounced in the preseason comp or the womens league, and I don’t know that it had a major impact on the spectacle or brand.

I’d love to see it stay, but it will definitely dissappear, and it will be because people are having shoulder and back injuries, which we all know is BS.


#37

If they argue or complain about shoulder and back pain ,then what about the footballers who do the REAL physical work ? They have alot more muscle joints in use for 120 minutes of each game. They run their legs off more during a game than an umpire ,they get knocked about more in the battle ( particularly because you can`t even touch an umpire ) and put their whole body on the line ,constantly risking injury .


#38

It’s that and the fact that there are very few umpires at state and local levels that bounce now and definitely not at junior level.


#39

Bring back goals umpires wearing the proper white coat and hat and get rid.of those.mickey mouse phys-ed polos and peak caps.

Nothing I lament more.


#40

Simon Madden says throw it up OR remove the call-back rule.