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Years ago

NH: AFL goals after the siren

Why not have some lights behind the goals when the siren sounds or put some lights in the goalpost like basketball? Easy solved

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nailna3  
Years ago

smart idea. but then again, traditionalists wouldn't like that idea. ultimately, we have been here before with the stkilda v freo game which the umpire didn't hear the siren. that was in Tasmania. the goal stood, freo lost and nothing was done.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

@nailna3,

that isn't true, the result of that match was actually changed:

When the final siren sounded, Fremantle were leading by one point but the umpires did not hear the siren and play continued for around 20 seconds, during which time St Kilda scored a point to tie the match. Four days later the AFL commission determined that the match should have been ended when the first siren sounded. As a result of this St Kilda were stripped of the last behind and the two competition points for a draw that they had received. The victory and the full four points for a win were awarded to Fremantle.

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

Another option is to communicate it with the umpire's ear piece.

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Wildcat Fan  
Years ago

Its amazing how advanced the AFL is compared to other leagues in Australia, yet there are still many simple things they can do to fix relatively simple problems.

Names on the back of jerseys is another one which is a no-brainer in my opinion - Yet the AFL wanted to trial this out for a round. For goodness sake, just do it!

Definitely like the idea of lights flashing when there is a goal. Also makes it easier for fans to see if they are sitting on the other side of the ground. Will it spell the eventual demise of the goal umpire in the long run?

They could always trial it for one round, make a big deal about it, then never hear about it again...

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Wildcat Fan  
Years ago

Of course the original topic was in relation to having the lights when the siren sounds and a goal is kicked, rather than after every goal - Makes more sense!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

names on the back of the afl jerseys was useless - at the ground you couldn't read the name on the back of the jumper unless you sat row 1 and the player was only a few meters away, and on tv the camera needed to be a right angle to see the full name.

Large numbers on the back of the afl jerseys is fine and much easier to see

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Billy Hoyle  
Years ago

I like names on the jerseys for merchandise sales.
Imagine buying a Jason Dunstal retro Hawks Jersey or a #32 Rucciuto Jersey instead of being mistaken for a Dangerfield Jersey. The problem is the AFL are to stubborn and traditional to open their eyes and make these changes that the U.S have perfected over the last 40years.

The AFL like to think that they're a premiere code but I have at least 5 suggestions that would improve the AFL both on TV and at the game but sadly the AFL will stick with the same lame rules ( get rid of the [email protected] bounce, it's a joke ) and never evolve.

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