There is some breaking news on a change in trading rules in 2012 that has just come to our attention. We have all done it early in our career. You’ve had your eye on a gun for a few weeks and suddenly there is a window of opportunity for you to trade him into you team at a bargain rate. You get the rush of blood and trade him in early in the week before teams are even named for the upcoming round. The player then slips on his bathmat while flossing his teeth and whooshka – late withdrawal – trade wasted – season stuffed.
With this rule change (labelled the “Heath Shaw” rule after the gambling balls up that left many of us smashing our heads against dashboards on the way home from work on that fateful Friday in 2011) it looks as if you will now be able to reverse any trades that you have made midweek every round right up until lockout.
Now for purists such as myself the need to rely on such a rule to safeguard against such a novice mistake seems pointless and cheap. However if we are going to get the kids involved in this great game at a grassroots level this may have legs….
What are your thoughts on the new rule?
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