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#4566

It better, after all that effort to have it introduced just as Kerry promotes a young bomber clone into the ff line.


#4567

If the offensive mark makes it, i might just give up on football altogether.


#4568

You prefer offensive remarks?


#4569

i think because the midfield mark is barely used, that people are not realising how fundamental a change this is to the game. A scorable free kick for someone catching the effing ball. It will profoundly change how the game is played. You’ll have every 6’7 mullocker in the country having ball after ball hoofed in his general direction.


#4570

Catching it is one thing, but will he be able to kick it!!!


#4571

Aussie Rules …


#4572

It will be effectively be Aussie rules without the tackle.


#4573

Right in front of the posts? Even my cat could do that.


#4574

A lot of current inter county players can’t!!!


#4575

the lads behind this are fairly fond of quoting stats - esp in the handpass- about this. its a bit like looking at the rising amount of water being used to combat forest fires and saying that we need to cut cut down on the water while ignoring the fires.


#4576

So it’s not from Mayo then …


#4577

Exactly, and i don’t like Aussie rules, mainly because of the mark. catching a ball is not that exciting that you have to give a free in every time someone manages it.


#4578

Which is arguably the point. Why should you be playing football if you can’t kick the ball?


#4579

Mdma found a way :joy:


#4580

Someone should tell the yanks about their NFL - how many times is the ball kicked in that “football “ code.


#4581

Less stoppages not more please.


#4582

I think there will be a rise in the mullocker. But I think too that Dublin have good amunition for this. Mannion is probably the best guy in the country at getting out in front and winning a ball, O Callaghan not far behind. In Connolly (hopefully), we have the best guy that probably ever was to give chest passes.

I suspect that 80% of the marks will be for low catches, not high ones. You just need to give the right type of ball and a speedy guy should be able to make hay.


#4583

I’m not bitching because i’m worried about dublin, i just dont think it will do anything for football. A free kick for a catch, talk about adding more dead ball to a game that already has too many fouls & frees.

You see it in action in the international rules and it’s dross to watch.


#4584

That’s fair enough, but the midfield mark hasn’t slowed the game much as far as I can tell. But you’re not going to try score a point from a midfield mark.


#4585

Does anyone notice all the rule changes are designed to benifit what’s seen as the traditional kerry game of catch and kick. Probably just a coincidence.