Most coaches are happy with the state of the game as it is, with only two of the 16 coaches surveyed unhappy with how the game looks.
16 of the 18 head coaches responded to a survey conducted by AFL Media throughout July, with 14 of the 16 voting they were pleased with the state of the game.
However, most coaches could agree on one rule change they would support if it was implemented for the 2019 season, with 81.3% suggesting they would get behind the 6-6-6 formation at each centre bounce.
If that rule was to be implemented, teams would need to have six players in the defensive 50, six between the arcs and six inside the forward 50 at each centre bounce during the game.
While most coaches support it, many believe it won’t make a major difference to the way the game is played, given the positions don’t have to reset until another goal, so teams only need to start in the 6-6-6 formation, and can move away from it as soon as the ball is bounced.
62.5% of coaches also agreed the season was too long as it as, suggesting a 17-game fixture, where each side plays every other side once, would be ideal.