Let’s face it,… there was really no need for shortened qtrs until and unless the season ended up compressed with 2 games a week etc,
The AFL just took the opportunity to enforce something it, & the AFLPA have been pushing for, … and now their Media stooges are following up stridently praising it straight up because there’s no more games.
It’s AFL mug punter manipulation 101.
Here’s the rub though, … many people said …“but the qtrs went for about the same amount of time??” or " … they didn’t seem shorter!".
Well, guess what, … I watch a lot of games on Replay, and to shorten time spent, I fast fwd after Goals to get back to the next bounce.
EVERY year & EVERY Game I’ve watched since I’ve been doing that, has been almost precisely 45 seconds from Ump raising 2 fingers, … to the Centre ump moving in for the Bounce, … 3 clicks on the Kayo 15 sec advance button.
Every game I’ve watched that way from the 1st round, … has been 60 Seconds between, … (4 Clicks) an extra 15 secs tacked on between every Goal!!
No agendas here, … nope.