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Which of these changes would you agree with and in what order?

All kick outs must pass the 50 yard line
6 (15%)
2 points for a point kicked from play from outside the 50 yard line
6 (15%)
4 players must remain inside the opponents half at all time
2 (5%)
Maximum of 3 hand passes which must be followed by a footpass/kick
3 (7.5%)
Marks for balls caught over the head from a footpass in any area of the pitch
1 (2.5%)
Make 4 step rule 6 steps and enforce
1 (2.5%)
Once ball enters opponents half it can not be played back beyond the half way line
4 (10%)
Black card also includes a 10 minute sin bin before replacement player is allowed
5 (12.5%)
Allow the ball to be picked off the ground
0 (0%)
2 refs for all county games
2 (5%)
Use a clock that stops at the refs signal for any reason and game ends when ball goes out of bounds after time expires
6 (15%)
All of the above..
4 (10%)

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tippabu

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Re: Which of these changes would you agree with and in what order?
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2018, 10:11:22 PM »
6 steps, pick the ball off the ground and the clock would be the only ones id agree with. The rest have too many ramifications and negative reasons or just better options there to use them

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Re: Which of these changes would you agree with and in what order?
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2018, 10:18:51 PM »
Id find it harder to pick a ball straight off the ground. Unless of course I was on the ground. Chipping it up is much easier.
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Re: Which of these changes would you agree with and in what order?
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2018, 10:22:04 PM »
Id find it harder to pick a ball straight off the ground. Unless of course I was on the ground. Chipping it up is much easier.

The knees must be going so!

Trying to chip the ball up in traffic is one of the stupidest parts of the game and only serves to slow it down and benefit defensive teams where every half second gets them an extra body back in position.
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Re: Which of these changes would you agree with and in what order?
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2018, 10:24:50 PM »
No rule changes needed. Championship restructured. Then teams will believe they can win and therefore will go out and compete to do so. Div 3 or 4 teams can't beat Div 1 or 2 teams without trying to close the game down and not concede. That simple change would dramatically change the quality of games served up.

Armagh beat Clare and have it a good rattle against Roscommon without doing that

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Re: Which of these changes would you agree with and in what order?
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2018, 10:39:15 PM »
No rule changes needed. Championship restructured. Then teams will believe they can win and therefore will go out and compete to do so. Div 3 or 4 teams can't beat Div 1 or 2 teams without trying to close the game down and not concede. That simple change would dramatically change the quality of games served up.

I don't think so.  Any team up by a few points nowadays go into keep ball mode regardless of their level or that of the opposition.  It's time for action before a large number of people turn away from playing and/or watching the game.  the suggestions above are some of the ideas on improving the spectacle.

On the question about the 2 points for 50 yards (45 meters), you could put an arc on the field or leave it at the existing 50 yard line.  Obviously the conversion percentage would be lower, hence the added point bonus for success.
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Re: Which of these changes would you agree with and in what order?
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2018, 12:51:44 AM »
No rule changes needed. Championship restructured. Then teams will believe they can win and therefore will go out and compete to do so. Div 3 or 4 teams can't beat Div 1 or 2 teams without trying to close the game down and not concede. That simple change would dramatically change the quality of games served up.

Armagh beat Clare and have it a good rattle against Roscommon without doing that

You mean the match where Roscommon led for more than the last 50 minutes? Fierce tight alright.

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Re: Which of these changes would you agree with and in what order?
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2018, 01:37:03 AM »
Split Dublin.

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Re: Which of these changes would you agree with and in what order?
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2018, 11:52:01 AM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/paul-earley-football-needs-more-contests-for-the-ball-1.3624740?mode=amp
Interesting article


 The Football Review Committee started with that and decided to look to the public to get a steer and through the website we got 3,000 submissions from the public and players. The consensus was that they wanted to see high catching, long-range kicking and score-taking; they were the key ones.
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Re: Which of these changes would you agree with and in what order?
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2018, 02:16:03 PM »
Exactly what I've been saying.
More contests = more manliness = more entertainment.
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Re: Which of these changes would you agree with and in what order?
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2018, 02:25:42 PM »
Exactly what I've been saying.
More contests = more manliness = more entertainment.
High catching, long range kicking and score taking: bring back Boylan.

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Re: Which of these changes would you agree with and in what order?
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2018, 03:13:51 PM »
I'd also favour the reintroduction of buck leppin' after a goal.
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Re: Which of these changes would you agree with and in what order?
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2018, 03:02:49 PM »
http://www.the42.ie/sean-cavanagh-second-referee-4236039-Sep2018/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

I see Sean kavanagh is in favour of a second referee and who could blame him.   Shocking stuff ..
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Re: Which of these changes would you agree with and in what order?
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2018, 04:31:33 PM »
Id find it harder to pick a ball straight off the ground. Unless of course I was on the ground. Chipping it up is much easier.

You're actually right.
Watching the women yesterday, I'd have to say I would rather stick with our pick-up.
It's kind of awkward to pick it up straight off the ground as you nearly have to run slightly to one side of the ball and lean down instead of going straight through.
Regardless, it is a mile down the list of potential changes that would make an actual difference.
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Re: Which of these changes would you agree with and in what order?
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2018, 09:59:47 AM »
Simplest and yet most effective suggestion not even included. Handpass has to be a closed fist only. Bye bye easily retaining possession through the tackle