'Here to stay': AFL commission vote to retain the centre bounce

Decision comes despite concerted campaign from umpires to ban bounceAFL CEO Gillon McLachlan also supports mid-year trade periodThe AFL commission have voted to retain the traditional centre bounce, despite increasing calls from umpires to have it scrapped. AFL chairman Richard Goyder and football operations manager Steve Hocking said the bounce was a “unique” and “iconic” part of the game, speculating that fans would be happy with the decision. Goyder also snuffed out any suggestion that the decision was a short-term one, adding emphatically: “the bounce is here to stay”. Related:...

13 Published By - theguardian.com - 2017.11.21. 05:33
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