AFL legend David King is not a fan of the AFL’s latest rule changes.
King believes that gone are the days of high scoring football with the game naturally evolving to this point.
“High scoring is gone. I think we’ve all just got to agree that the game has changed. It is now far more strategic than it ever was and if you’re going to try and correct the game to get 120 points per team per game, then you’re kidding yourselves,” King told SEN Breakfast.
“And you’ll forever change the rules to the point where the game will be unrecognisable.
“I don’t like the constant tinkering of rules. I don’t. Because a lot of these things, they really don’t have an outcome, they just create more tension for the fans.
The latest rule change regarding the interchange rotations hasn’t sat well with Kingy.
“The rotations dropping by 15. Seriously? What is that going to do?
“You won’t even notice. If they’re going to do it, slash it in half. Go to 40, see what that does to the game and you can always correct it back. You can always pull it back if it’s gone too far.
“I still think you’ve got to make the boundary line the enemy and keep the corridor open.
“You’re not going to get the game back to what it was in the 1980s and 1990s or the early 2000s and maybe that’s not what we’re trying to do.
“I think the game is in great shape and we need to leave it.”