Scoring in the AFL is it drying up?
I am posting for discussion about the AFL and with reference to all the talk lately in regards to how they think scoring is being limited. Not only this, but the ugly stoppages and too many players around tHe ball issues now being a huge focus of attention.
Before some anon chips my post, fact it isn't about hoops, I have categorised it as AFL related and to be honest they are talking about basketball type zoning as one of their problems...
My view is simply that they are not officiating the game the way they should be, yes there are too many interchanges during an AFL game, this needs review and should be reduced IMHO, but their officiating is as inconsistent and subjective as our refereeing!
Holding the ball, where is the consistency?
Great rule and can reward a player who makes a great tackle and can speed up play.
Holding the man, this is the one they have stuffed up!
Too many times players are being held with arms wrapped around them or unfairly mauled with no free kick awarded, so play becomes congested and scoring is limited as a result.
Hacking the arms of a player taking a mark, once again inconsistent!
Reminds me of how poorly some basketball games are officiated, inside the key!
These are just some of my points, essentially the rules and the game is fine, it is the interpretation and inconsistent officiating along with too many interchanges that has caused their problems IMHO...