Luke Darcy Explains Why He Supports Shortening Half Time

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Former Western Bulldog Luke Darcy explained on the Hot Breakfast this morning why he supports shortening half time.

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“Every player I’ve played with — and I feel the same — we used to hate half time,” Darc said.

“It’s a bit like cooling the car down and having to fire it back up again, and there’s so much more energy in that.

“It just seemed like such a long time that you can’t ride a bike and keep warm enough.

“You come out after three-quarter time and it’s so much harder to keep going.

“It never made sense. I always thought it was a commercial reason to do it, but the idea of revisiting that, just having a slight break, rehydrate, get some food on board… 20 minutes is far too long.”

The mooted change to a 10 minute half time has been divisive, with Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett calling it “stupid”.

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On the other side of the coin is Scott Pendlebury, who tweeted that he liked the idea.

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Rudi Edsall

28 November 2019

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