CHU Over 45’s Request Discussion held regarding the request to allow for twenty (20) registered players to play in any given match with unlimited interchange. Resolution Request unanimously denied
I'm really surprised that was unanimously rejected. I wonder how many clubs asked their O45 teams for feedback prior to the discussion. Our club secretary asked me the same question a couple of weeks ago. I have no problem at all with this concept. Whether you have 16 or 20 on the team sheet, does it really matter ? In some respects having more than 5 subs may disadvantage a team because of the continuous team structure changes throughout a match. Most O45 squads carry 17-20 in their squad because they know there will guys who go MIA due to injuries, work, kids sport etc. On the odd days where more than 16 were available, at least everyone could have a run if the rule were to be changed.
Although I agree with more the merrier in the 45s level I don't agree with being allowed to have more then the current 5 on the bench. The game would not get going, constant interchanging would happen with certain trophy hunting sides using this to their advantage.
The proposal was debated at the general meeting with discussion for and against. From what our delegate advised it appeared most smaller clubs did not like the concept and some larger clubs did. End result was the discussion was referred back to the GDSFA board for a decision which i believe they rejected it.
Why stop at 20 players. Let's make it 22, 11 defensive players and 11 offensive players, budgie smugglers and knee guards only and call it Lingerie Football....that'll bring back the crowds.....not :-)
Surely the Chutahs haven't been trying to swing things to suit themselves again? When are these bunch of egos gonna get over themselves ? It's soccer guys, not AFL, the game used to be played with no interchange and a bare 11. Man up ladies. Or maybe I have misread it and I am not seeing the big picture. Maybe it is because they get immense satisfaction smashing teams 10 -0 at over 45 level, with their "star players" all getting a cameo appearance every week ! You're a joke Castle Hill, well done to GDSFA for not bowing to the pressure.
The old farts in all teams I am sure simply play football to enjoy the game, their mates and have a few beers afterwards. For those teams that have more than 16 players, and you need more than 16 players at this age because many players spend a lot of time off with injury, the proposal was simply to allow players to simply get a run on the park on the rare occasion you had more than 16 turn up.
As simple as that.
Not sure why you have chosen to use the tone you have but have a great and enjoyable season.
Interestingly the Chutahs (or two of them) in their first season of 45's, asked a player to play for them that had not played for something like twenty years & at not a very high level. One of these two players had not seen this player ever play & the other not since about U14's at school. This same player could not get a gig in the Winsto team for that season. I hate it how they just go for star players & chase trophies. My tip, Toony to go very well in Div 2.
So, this player that hadn't seen that player, and not at a high level (or the two of them) in your first season, when you didn't have the numbers, are they still playing now your roster is full? Me thinks not, maybe got punted back to Winsto !! Superstars ! ha
On a more pragmatic note, my reading of the new By-laws has removed the 'no slide tackle' rule completely (for O35, O45 and O30/Ladies. I know this was initially discussed at some length at the AGM with many clubs against removing the rule (it was removed just to bring Granville in line with FNSW competitions). Then the By-laws discussion was deferred until the first GM in twenty fourteen to give clubs more time to consider the proposed re-write of the By-laws.
Unfortunately, I could not make the last GM (after it was moved back 1 week) but my understanding is the proposed By-Laws have been adopted. And they are being publicised on the GDSFA website front page.
Our delegate who attended the last meeting has said there was discussion about the proposed bylaws with many clubs stating they had not received them to review or make comment. Our delegate's understanding was they were or are to be issued to the clubs for their review and a special meeting held to review and vote prior the competition commencing.
The GDSFA website actually indicates they are looking for feedback on the bylaws which i would think means they have not been adopted as yet??