Rule changes


#202

I doubt it - sure it’s all been out there for a long time now. Perhaps they got a sweetener …


#203

Looking back at September’s final again yesterday, one other thing that came to my mind was with regard to the"forward mark" is that a defending player should be similarly awarded (if the rule is introduced) if making such a catch. Too often, a defender (or goalkeeper) makes a great catch, like Howard did at the death v Tyrone, but, unlike Howard, they can’t stay on their feet and are engulfed by two or three opposing players and get pulled up for over-carrying.


#204

Maybe … But then it’s just Aussie Rules


#205

Agree completely. Should be for both sides or none.

I think these rules will die an ignominious death.


#206

It is one of the (temporary) rules I don’t agree with. But if you’re going to reward an attacking player making the catch then it should also apply to a defensive player.


#207

This is the case, A defender or GK can indicate he wants the mark in the same way a forward can once the ball has been played from outside the 45m and traveled the requisite distance.


#208

Good shout, if an intercepted kick forward was rewarded with a mark it ‘might’ encourage more contesting the ball and less pulling and dragging by defenders. A small fast defender could make an impact against a big forward in that case and could actually make the game more interesting with teams accepting size mis-matches for tactical reasons


#209

The game would become totally stop start.


#210

I remember the days they just played football…


#211

Fair enough, I (obviously) didn’t realise that.


#212

When will know if new rules will be implemented for league? The GPA were supposed to have meeting with GAA about this.


#213

Will be discussed after the Mickey Mouse competitions are finished.


#214

Kevin Cassidy on the button here.