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Sport A player movement revolution looms, but can it beat thinking outside the box?

11:12  09 march  2018
11:12  09 march  2018 Source:   theage.com.au

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Thinking outside the box (also thinking out of the box or thinking beyond the box and, especially in Australia, thinking outside the square) is a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective. This phrase often refers to novel or creative thinking .

A player movement revolution looms , but can it beat thinking outside the box ? There is an air of inevitability surrounding the prospect of an AFL mid-season trade period or draft, or both, being introduced sometime in the near future.

Richmond's success came from a tweak to the game plan after injury.© AAP Richmond's success came from a tweak to the game plan after injury.

There is an air of inevitability surrounding the prospect of an AFL mid-season trade period or draft, or both, being introduced sometime in the near future.

Player movement in the middle of a season could even be a reality this year.

Comments made by league chief Gill McLachlan and his football operations manager Steve Hocking during the week certainly didn’t quell speculation.

McLachlan is keen to expedite the list rebuild of struggling clubs as much as possible.

“If you're at the bottom now, to get back to competing for a flag is a long period of time,” he said.

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Hocking remarked: “If Gill had his way, it would be potentially this year.”

The ability of clubs loaning players, as they do in world soccer, hasn’t been ruled out either.

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When you add the possibility of live trading on national draft night to the mix, player movement is headed for a dramatic revolution hot on the heels of the advent of free agency.

The AFL’s desire to make it easier than ever before for players to switch clubs is strong and, for the most part, it will have a positive impact on the game.

Players languishing on a list starved of senior footy opportunities won’t have to wait until the end of the season to potentially revitalise their career. Under the new proposals it can happen much quicker.

The average AFL career only lasts roughly six seasons so players deserve the right to try and extend their time at the top as long as possible.

Sydney are already looming as a strong example for why mid-season player movement should be introduced. With Sam Naismith (knee) out for the year and Kurt Tippett retiring, Callum Sinclair is the only available experienced ruckman on their list. Coach John Longmire would undoubtedly achieve peace of mind by being able to bolster his dwindling ruck stocks in round 12.

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Thinking outside the box is more than just a business cliché. It means approaching problems in new, innovative ways; conceptualizing problems differently; and understanding your position in relation to any particular situation in a way you’d never thought of before.

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However, as beneficial as mid-season trading might be for both players and clubs, there is also something special about seeing clubs getting creative and using their ingenuity to deal with injuries to key players.

The last two premierships have been built on improvisation and trying new things.

Would Richmond have won the flag last year if they brought in a key forward from another club to replace Ben Griffiths?

Griffiths’ long-term absence due to concussion led the Tigers to try something different by using just one key forward (Jack Riewoldt) and a mosquito fleet of small forwards equipped with manic pressure and intensity.

As we all know, that game plan tweak worked wonders. It remains to be seen whether it would have been as effective with two big key forwards getting in the way and taking up space in the forward 50.

The Bulldogs were cruelled by injury in their premiership year.© AAP The Bulldogs were cruelled by injury in their premiership year. And how about the Western Bulldogs in 2016? It’s hard to think of a premiership team who had to overcome more personnel issues than Luke Beveridge’s men two years ago.

Injury forced Robert Murphy (24 games), Jack Redpath (nine), Marcus Adams (15), Clay Smith (11), Tom Boyd (eight), Toby McLean (10), Jason Johannisen (nine), Mitch Wallis (nine), Easton Wood (six), Tom Liberatore (five), Luke Dahlhaus (five), Jack Macrae (four) and Tory Dickson (four) to miss big chunks of the season.

Yet Beveridge’s courage to continually tinker and experiment in the face of adversity, and his philosophy of each player needing to be able to play at least two positions, created enormous flexibility within his team and, ultimately, an irresistible force which propelled the Dogs to glory on grand final day.

So while the idea of mid-season player movement is on the whole a good thing, hopefully it doesn’t serve as a cop-out completely and lead clubs to automatically bring in reinforcements if hit badly by injury.

As the Bulldogs and Tigers have proven, the ability to think outside the box can be just as effective as, if not more so than, a stopgap.

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