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The “kick in” after a behind:
The ‘Clock’ doesn’t start when the fullback kicks it in. It starts at the next clear possession.
So if the fullback kicks to a pack on a flank and a mark is taken, the clock starts.
If the ball spills and a player picks it up and is clear possession, the clock starts.
If the player picks it up but is immediately tackled, the clock doesn’t start.
And the field umpires don’t have to worry about all of the above.
The umpire sitting in the stands adjudicates when to stop, start and reset.

How an old NBA rule could boost AFL scoring rates

Thanks for the comments, Brian.
Everything you stated, is happening now, without a clock.

How an old NBA rule could boost AFL scoring rates

Seymorebutts thanks for your comments. Unfortunately, the game has evolved to the entertainment industry. Which is part of the problem.
Cats vs Tigers last Friday was a game everybody was looking forward to. It’s a pity the Cats chose to go slow and give us a fizzer.

Richmond’s style of play is what we’re after as a benchmark.
Earlier in the year, at Adelaide Oval, we witnessed arguably, the best game in 10 years, when Port got up against the Tiggers. The ball was pinging around like a pinball, as both sides moved the ball quickly and attacked.

How an old NBA rule could boost AFL scoring rates

X1, No. Maybe read the article again, Mate!

How an old NBA rule could boost AFL scoring rates

If you’re a basketball fan but still trying to get your head around this concept; Think of the 50 metre arc line as the basketball ring.

How an old NBA rule could boost AFL scoring rates

XI, I suggest you read the article again. This is not an inside 50 clock.
The proposal is; you have (eg:) 30 seconds to get the ball into your forward 50 arc.

How an old NBA rule could boost AFL scoring rates

DTM,
You are correct with your assumption.

Once you gain clear control of the ball, you have 24/30/36 seconds to get the ball into your 50 arc.
Once you’re in your arc, you can take as long as you like. Most likely, you’re shooting at goal by that stage.

How an old NBA rule could boost AFL scoring rates

If you like footy from the 1990’s, then this is the rule for you.

How an old NBA rule could boost AFL scoring rates