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    The half time break

    The AFL are considering reducing the half time break from 20 minutes to 10 or 12 minutes for next year

    There are probably a few good reasons why they are considering this but from a fans perspective a lot of supporters don't get to their seats until at least 5 minutes into the quarter because they are often caught in queues for food or using the amenities etc this would only make that worse

    What happens to the little league games? There wouldn't be time to set them up would there?
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    Re: The half time break

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    The AFL are considering reducing the half time break from 20 minutes to 10 or 12 minutes for next year

    There are probably a few good reasons why they are considering this but from a fans perspective a lot of supporters don't get to their seats until at least 5 minutes into the quarter because they are often caught in queues for food or using the amenities etc this would only make that worse

    What happens to the little league games? There wouldn't be time to set them up would there?
    What happens to at ground vendor sales and advertising revenue? My immediate thought is that viewers have been found to turn off and not return after the break, and this in total outweighs the negatives to the former two.

    From this article it seems it's to improve the TV product...….

    https://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/af...ng-b881395339z

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    Re: The half time break

    I think the argument by the players is that the break is to long and at times contributes to injuries

    I'm not sure it's going to be convenient for the fans that get to the games though

    Just read a bit on the HS and it's got mixed support

    Apparently the little league will be before the game
    Tough times don't last, tough people do
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    Re: The half time break

    This is just another crap move by these morons based at AFL HQ. What is wrong with these people, thinking they want to leave their mark on the game by interfering. They are also considering having Player call for a dispute of a score.

    Within the next few years, Hocking will have time out in the middle of the quarter.

    The rule book needs to be ripped up and go back to the rules in 1996.
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    Re: The half time break

    Crap move. Soccer the break is 15 mins - that is no where near enough time to grab a pint and drink it and get back to your seat - most people either leave 5 mins before half time or don't bother.

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    Re: The half time break

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    This is just another crap move by these morons based at AFL HQ. What is wrong with these people, thinking they want to leave their mark on the game by interfering. They are also considering having Player call for a dispute of a score.

    Within the next few years, Hocking will have time out in the middle of the quarter.

    The rule book needs to be ripped up and go back to the rules in 1996.
    This isn't a rule change though and it's apparently got the players support

    I don't think it's a good change for the fans who attend the games
    Tough times don't last, tough people do
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    Re: The half time break

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    This isn't a rule change though and it's apparently got the players support

    I don't think it's a good change for the fans who attend the games
    But who really gives a shit about the fans who attend the games, right?

    Yes, I get that players cool down too much after a long break, and I also get that they all just want to get out there and atone for the bad stuff they've been coached not to do, or make hay on the good stuff they should be doing.

    The game's about the fans, and without those who attend it's nothing irrespective of what the TV networks and other broadcasters suggest. Seriously, the best way to stop people from watching the game on TV is by enforcing a situation where people at the game itself are less comfortable in doing so. One comes after the other.

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    Re: The half time break

    I barely have enough time now during the half time break to get to my PC and jump onto WOOF to see how the general consensus is on how we are going.
    Let alone to make the missus a cup of tea as well.
    It wouldn't affect me to much if I could see games live as when my bum hit the seat in the past it didn't move until the game was over.
    On second thoughts it would effect me because more people will obstructing my view for longer when they are returning to there seats.
    It happened to the last game I saw in Brisbane in which I missed a passage of play in the pocket because of people walking up and down the aisles.
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    Re: The half time break

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    This isn't a rule change though and it's apparently got the players support

    I don't think it's a good change for the fans who attend the games
    Not a rule change, but one of the many *!*!*!*! ups by this administration.
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    Re: The half time break

    Personally , I think the game time should be shortened
    It’s way too long

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    Re: The half time break

    Quote Originally Posted by jeemak View Post
    But who really gives a shit about the fans who attend the games, right?

    Yes, I get that players cool down too much after a long break, and I also get that they all just want to get out there and atone for the bad stuff they've been coached not to do, or make hay on the good stuff they should be doing.

    The game's about the fans, and without those who attend it's nothing irrespective of what the TV networks and other broadcasters suggest. Seriously, the best way to stop people from watching the game on TV is by enforcing a situation where people at the game itself are less comfortable in doing so. One comes after the other.
    Good post jeemak - my thoughts exactly.

    The game forgets about the fans a little more with every passing year.

    If it wasn't for the Dogs, I'd have given up on the AFL. Personally find myself watching the NBA and enjoying that more.

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    Re: The half time break

    Quote Originally Posted by Remi Moses View Post
    Personally , I think the game time should be shortened
    It’s way too long
    I'm with Remy. I'm happy to see the break cut. 20 minutes is too long when you just want the game to start again.
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    Re: The half time break

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    I'm with Remy. I'm happy to see the break cut. 20 minutes is too long when you just want the game to start again.
    Isn't Remy saying that the game time is too long not the half time break
    Tough times don't last, tough people do
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    Re: The half time break

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    Isn't Remy saying that the game time is too long not the half time break
    You might be right. At first I read it as "shortening the half time will also reduce the game time."

    Anyway put me down in the 'halve the half time break' group. Halftime takes too long.


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    Re: The half time break

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    You might be right. At first I read it as "shortening the half time will also reduce the game time."

    Anyway put me down in the 'halve the half time break' group. Halftime takes too long.


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    I have been going to\ the Footy for as long as I remember (50 plus years) and have no problems with the current setup as far as time goes.
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