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    Aytakk
    12 Dec 2008

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    Posted Mon 20 Dec 2010 22:12
    http://au.sports.yahoo.com/afl/news/article/-/8518469/changes-to-tribunal/

    Three changes are outlined = 

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    The Tribunal will now be empowered to use its discretion in sentencing in three key situations known as 'exceptional and compelling circumstances' where to apply set penalties would be inappropriate or unreasonable. (Eg - when Baker was suspended for 9 matches for 3 striking charges plus one of misconduct in a match)

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    The AFL has also modified the bumping rule so that a player who elects to bump is liable if he makes forceful contact with the head unless the player was contesting the ball and did not have a realistic alternative, or the contact was caused by circumstances outside the player's control and could not be reasonably foreseen.

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    A third change relates to offences that take place in a grand final. Currently, a reportable offence sustained during the AFL Grand Final results in the base demerit points being doubled. For consistency and to achieve effective deterrence, the financial sanctions for the wrestling, taking part in a melee and instigating a melee have now also been doubled.

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    Killabee
    24 Jan 2010

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    Posted Tue 21 Dec 2010 07:17

    FFS... Why is it any wonder that the standard answer to Q How can you improve the World is a good start would be 400 Lawyers at the bottom of a Lake!?

    Life was pretty simple really!

    You got up in the morning, if the Sabre Tooth or Bear had found someone/something else to eat, foraged for the remains of their meal, scratched about for some nuts or roots and, if you were really lucky, found another E..Rec..tus, preferably with different equipment, and set about improving the gene pool.

    With the Advent of Law, behaviour was modified by a series of "Laws", written by wise, privileged, influential people designed to maintain an order that ensured the position and expanded that influence whilst suitable Bullies and Servant wise, privileged, influentials oversaw a Gang of "Authorised Thugs" who were instated to maintain this natural order.

    To avoid being locked up or belted with batons, social conflict inherited an organisation and was called Sport. Since the practice of making Illegals wrestle Lions, Crocodiles etc. whilst the moronic clapped and paid to watch, became unacceptable, the rules, and the forms of Sport have evolved into something quite complex and mostly devoid of fatalities etc.
     
    So now it's the Octogon for some, and the Long Lunch for others as the Arena goes Global, and the Influential grow fatter, more powerful but continue to tweak the Games for Bigger Market Share and Bonuses. What better way to trot out some Press about the "Game" than to hang some "Brain Far...ter" out to dry publicly.

    I think rules should remain pretty simple really. Clubs like Carlton and North Melbourne etc. have abused the system to overturn suspensions or, avoid suspensions, leading to this overcomplex rubbish that, for the Influentials, provides an easy, free Advertisement about the "Game!"



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    GT
    17 Oct 2008

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    Posted Tue 21 Dec 2010 13:55
    I like number one and have said before that they need to use their commonsense (discretionary powers) when sentencing.

    #2 - if he makes "forceful" contact to the head, leaves it open to less severe head contact maybe getting thrown out - I like.

    #3 - Suppose the likes of the Tigers don't have to worry 'bout this one. 
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    GT
    17 Oct 2008

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    Posted Tue 21 Dec 2010 13:56
    And just so I get post 351 I'll add ..

    Go Swans !
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    Adrian.
    13 Nov 2010

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    Posted Tue 21 Dec 2010 18:47
    #3 only applies to the Swans once every 72 years...
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    GT
    17 Oct 2008

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    Posted Tue 21 Dec 2010 22:20
    Might be funny if'n it were correct .. been in a few grannies but only one flag in that time - ADRIAN !

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