AFLX was a controversial addition to the pre-season this year, with fans divided over its worth as a spectacle and a contest.
Some people liked the fast pace and the highlight on long kicking skills, while other felt the matches lacked intensity and took the forwards out of the play.
Speaking on Triple M’s Dead Set Legends yesterday, Jay Clark and Leigh Montagna outlined the changes they’d make to the rules in order to make the games more enticing.
Listen to it here:
“My rule change to help the big contested marks, to help the big power forwards to be in play, I wanna have like a quay, almost a little arc about 10 to 15 metres out from goal, and if you actually mark the ball in the arc you get your 10 points,” Montagna said.
“Instead of having guys shoot from 45 metres out, which is easy, lob the ball up 15 out, let your big full forward go for the speccie, you take the mark inside the 15 metre arc, you get the 10 points.
“Bring back the high-flyers, bring back the full forwards.”
Jay-Z’s plan was slightly different.
“Maybe say the ball had to be marked or the ball had to be touched inside the 40 [metre line] for you then to score,” he said.
“So rather than taking the long goals out from 40 or 50 metres out, they’re kicking inside 50, taking those marks.”