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Cometti: Good to see the cap fits, Woosha

It was interesting to see John Worsfold's comments regarding the cap on interchange for the coming AFL season.

I think quite rightly (because we're on the same page) John signalled he agreed with a cap by highlighting some of the classic one-on-one battles of yesteryear, battles that are "rarer today" than ever before.

Hopefully the cap does fatigue players enough to mess with the numbers getting behind the ball, a tactic that can frustrate fans and forwards alike.

John also suggests the change may force star players to stay on the ground longer.

I hope he's right, although I'm not sure the AFL Laws Committee didn't put 20 cents in the time machine when it needed $2.

I think 120 interchanges is far from ideal, it's still way too high, but at least it's a baby step in the right direction.

Of course John's view almost certainly puts him at odds with every active AFL coach.

Fair to say the Eagles icon never courted controversy during his time in charge but he was always brave enough to sometimes be out of step with his fellow coaches.

And as I've said so many times before interchange is the straw that stirs our game. It is the accelerator.

It's a one stop shop, one that can take the game virtually anywhere it needs to go.

- An unrelated note. People keep asking me about 'The Beast' (aka His Father's Superannuation Package).

I can report he's back after a long injury hiatus due to a stress fracture.

For all the people who keep asking me 'how's he going?', now you can find out for yourself. You'll find his first promo back at the WXW website.

Reborn, he's now the Outback Silverback - Mark Silva.

I can't watch, I fear the worst ... and still no pot of gold!

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