Eddie McGuire wants to ban centre bounces and pay umpires $300,000 a year under plan to fix the game

Eddie McGuire’s insane plan to fix umpiring: BAN centre bounces, eliminate boundary and purpose umpires – and pay the officers a beautiful $300,000 a year

  • McGuire’s radical plan would change the face of footy and divide followers 
  • Former Pies boss wants to bin the centre bounce, and purpose and boundary umps 
  • Also says umpires ought to make $300,000 a year to get the greatest candidates 

Former Collingwood boss Eddie McGuire has launched a beautiful plan to revolutionise the AFL’s officiating system that features banning centre bounces and eliminating boundary and purpose umpires. 

Under his proposal to make match officers the league’s ‘nineteenth group’, umpires can be paid a minimum of $300,000 a year to entice the greatest folks for the job, with 4 of them positioned round the floor for each game in a grid sample.

Four extra officers can be positioned round the targets to guarantee scores are given accurately, and additionally award free kicks, with steps taken to cease umpires and gamers speaking to one another as a lot as they at the moment do.

Umpires would be paid $300,000 a year, have their clothes modernised to look more professional and be treated like the AFL's 19th team if McGuire's proposal becomes reality

Umpires can be paid $300,000 a year, have their garments modernised to look extra skilled and be handled like the AFL’s nineteenth group if McGuire’s proposal turns into actuality

Centre bounces would be a thing of the past under the radical plan, which would also get rid of goal and boundary umpires

Centre bounces can be a factor of the previous under the radical plan, which might additionally eliminate purpose and boundary umpires  

McGuire’s radical plan has already been put to the AFL and comes throughout large controversy about 50-metre penalties being given for umpire dissent.

‘If we’re honest dinkum about exhibiting respect, let’s make umpires like the nineteenth group and make them a larger a part of this competitors,’ McGuire advised the Herald Sun.

‘Let’s pay them accordingly, and then let’s demand the output that somebody on $300,000 wants to produce.’

Getting rid of centre bounces – presumably the most divisive transfer – is designed to take away the factor of likelihood bouncing the ball produces, leading to fewer accidents and extra predictability for umpires and gamers.

McGuire stated all the gamers and umpires he has spoken to again the bounce ban. 

McGuire's proposal comes during an avalanche of criticism about the way the umpire dissent rule is being enforced, especially after a 50-metre penalty in round six's Hawthorn vs Geelong match (pictured) saw big-name experts brand the situation a crisis

McGuire’s proposal comes throughout an avalanche of criticism about the means the umpire dissent rule is being enforced, particularly after a 50-metre penalty in spherical six’s Hawthorn vs Geelong match (pictured) noticed big-name consultants model the state of affairs a disaster

He added that the league makes use of 99 umpires every spherical, however solely 27 of them can pay free kicks – a quantity which might be significantly elevated if his system is adopted.

Even the officers’ garments can be modified if McGuire will get his means – he wants their gear to be up to date so they appear extra skilled.

Round 5 prompted an avalanche of criticism of the means umpires are imposing the dissent rule this year, particularly when it comes to gamers holding their arms out as they question a ruling.

Leading commentator Mark Robinson was so incensed by a 50-metre penalty given towards Hawthorn when two gamers made the gesture as they checked out a big-screen replay that he stated the game might as effectively be performed by ‘robots’ as a result of all the emotion has been taken out of the sport.

Some players who approach umpires about dubious decisions with their arms out (pictured) are being penalised while others are getting off scot free

Some gamers who strategy umpires about doubtful choices with their arms out (pictured) are being penalised whereas others are getting off scot free

‘This is disgraceful. This is the worst remark I’ve ever heard an umpire make in my time in soccer – even earlier than my time as a result of I’ve watched a lot of TV and soccer: “Arms out, 50metres,”‘ Robinson stated.

He was joined in slamming each the rule and its application by different high footy minds like Garry Lyon, Cameron Ling and Jonathan Brown, who’re calling for extra consistency round enforcement.

‘We’re sitting right here at Fox Footy and I counted up about 1800 video games of expertise and I went round and requested everybody and all of them had steam popping out of their ears. There is a disaster,’ Lyon stated.


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