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    20/20 Rugby League?

    Having read Wright's sensational thread, I've thought on the issue of reduced length formats a bit and come up with a related idea.

    20/20 Rugby League

    For those like myself who find the world's second slowest football code rather dull, I thought we could spice up the matches a bit with an abbreviated format. Instead of 80 minutes of end to end tackling and such, just have a group of players from each team headbutt each other in the face twenty consecutive times. Afterwards, whoever among those left standing can read a line from Great Expectations with the smallest amount of slurring and drooling is declared the winner.

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    would be interested if each match was on a 1 v 1 basis.

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    Like Rugby Union, there have been plenty of 7's tournaments played in the past and it worked. I know you are only trying to gee up but the format in a way can be a success.

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    Isn't "9s" the shortened league format of choice?

    Actually, 7s in union is made for league players. When the technical aspects of union are minimalised the league boys generally take union players apart. Wigan won the Middlesex 7s a few years back with a team made of players who'd never played union, ever.
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    20/20 AFL IMO, now that would be a game to watch. Well maybe not. Maybe if Barry Hall punched some guy out every five minutes.
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    I think the idea has excellent merit and I think this idea of head-butting should be used instead of the scrum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    20/20 AFL IMO, now that would be a game to watch. Well maybe not. Maybe if Barry Hall punched some guy out every five minutes.
    Post ideas here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    Having read Wright's sensational thread, I've thought on the issue of reduced length formats a bit and come up with a related idea.

    20/20 Rugby League

    For those like myself who find the world's second slowest football code rather dull, I thought we could spice up the matches a bit with an abbreviated format. Instead of 80 minutes of end to end tackling and such, just have a group of players from each team headbutt each other in the face twenty consecutive times. Afterwards, whoever among those left standing can read a line from Great Expectations with the smallest amount of slurring and drooling is declared the winner.

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    What's the slowest? AFL?

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    Are you kidding? I was a leaguey born and bred, but AFL is at it's finest because of the pace. Just because you don't understand what's going on doesn't mean it's slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    Are you kidding? I was a leaguey born and bred, but AFL is at it's finest because of the pace. Just because you don't understand what's going on doesn't mean it's slow.
    Beg to differ. If you don't understand it you can find it slow.

    Personally can't find how people find RL slow (unless watching a Sharks game).

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    No chance that AFL on average, is a slower game than league.
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    Pace isn't AFL problem. It is the fact that nothing happens in the game. You could watch like 20 minutes and points are being scored but nothing ever happens. It a bit like B-ball, points being scored all the time, but nothing actually happens.

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    What are you actually expecting to happen? Need someone to spontaneously burst into flames?
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    Quote Originally Posted by James90 View Post
    What are you actually expecting to happen? Need someone to spontaneously burst into flames?
    Some Goodes or O'Loughlin class. Unfortunely most sides don't have players of that quality. But with the nature of the way AFL going, basically just looking for any talented athelete who is tall and strong there is less and less players like this coming through. The game has become pretty boring. Was a lot better back in the early 90s, when players with actual talent where dominating the games, rather then just size and strength.

    Might sound weird coming from Rugby fans. But AFL never going to be as aggressive as Union or League. So really needs more talented players rather then just guys that fit the bill. A bit like the way Womens' tennis is going. You need the size and strength to be competitive. But it is the class that made it good watch not strength.

    You watch AFL for the Goodes' and O'Loughlin's and Union for the Sonny Bill Williams.

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