Because once again Brett, the game changes. When you go into a finite period of extra time, teams know that they have 20 minutes of play to go. As the clock winds down they have less and less time, just like in the "normal" period of the game. Teams KNOW if they concede points in the final minutes of a game, the chances of them hitting back are less and less. But with golden point, the scenario becomes completely different. Let's say a game is being played with an almighty gale blowing to the benefit of one side and they use that to their advantage, getting the result within a minute or two of golden point. How is it fair that the other side is not given the same advantage? They would have if the rules were for equal periods of extra time.
You're a poet. Great article.
Yes, Fuss, but that's "Sydney" town you gotta travel across. On a weeknight. In peak hour. :)