I see on Fox Sports the AFL has adopted the approach of not awarding free kicks for the 50/50s and only obvious infringements are being pulled up.It has created a bit of controversy but seems to have been gleefully accepted by players/commentators/coaches/fans.Free kick numbers are massively down- 13 less per game in fact.46 to 33.Most of the reduction comes in the finicky grey areas of the game.IN OUR GAME THAT IS THE RUCK AREA MR SMITH!!! Letting the players and not the pink fools decide a game would seem to be obvious but Mr Potato Head,Greenturd and co obviously don't think so. No one has ever explained to me why everyone waxes lyrical about the dearth of penalties in origin yet as soon as a club game rolls around the whistles start shrieking overtime as usual.Are we that f...ing stupid in our game. Don't get me wrong,our game will always be a superior product in my eyes,but it is rare that an AFL game is determined by a blatant Chechinning.This is partly due to more simplistic rules and higher point scores but also due to a general desire to let games flow. Every league fan I know is tearing their hair out at massive penalty numbers,obvious second half square ups,inconsistency yet the fools that run our game cannot see past their nose.iGNORE THE 50/50S YOU IDIOTS and let our sensational players decide games.Common sense is rare these days but nowhere is that more clear than the NRL. PS On a rough calculation I have made for the 4 rounds this season,taking into account stoppage time in an 80 minute game,a penalty occurs around every 3 minutes in games contested by the wonderkids of the NRL,the mighty Storm.Great viewing Greenturd.