I’ve taken a while to look into the rules and the more I think of it, the more ridiculous they are.
First and foremost, I cannot get my head around why some people within the GAA are determined to undo everything Cluxton has done for the game. The art of what he does from kickouts is something the powers that be are trying to take away from him. Its almost that because no team can break even on a Dublin kickout that these people on the committee decide they have to level the playing field themselves.
A forward sideline only? 3 yellows for a red? Its just bizarre.
If you want to limit the handpass and introduce the offensive mark go to the AFL. Because what we’ll see is a couple of handpasses out the pitch then a hoof into the big man in the square in the hope for the best.
What rationale is there behind this all? What research have they done. Some of these suggestions are worse than what you’d hear from the know all down the local who’s had a few too many. As rebus said, one of them sounds like it was decided at the afters of a wedding.
Its evident that those on the committee don’t really know what they’re at, and have clearly not thought past the intercounty level aspect of it too. The difficulties implementing this at club level have been laid clear since the proposals were announced.
These proposals aren’t tackling what the real issue is. Unfortunately it appears the GAA’s main desire is to create rules that Dublin will struggle with. The reality is this team and management would adapt to any new rules better than any other team.
The issue with our game currently lies with managers. Managers setting their team up not to lose rather than win. Managers with no ambition for the team other than to not damage their reputation. Managers with no idea how to coach a team how to attack. There’s too many bluffers in top jobs who simply copy what other teams do, and have no actual plan themselves. Managers refusing to accept the need for a 2 tier championship.
These rule changes are beyond a joke and will absolutely not improve our game. The rules do not need a radical overhaul, its the structures that do. And until that’s done, no matter what rule changes you make the same issues will always be there