Darcy Moores nomination as a Rising Star contender this week has again dragged into the spotlight the vexed question of the AFLs father-son rule.Moore, 20, the son of Magpie champion and dual Brownlow Medallist, Peter, was nominated for the award on the back of about 40 minutes play at the weekend, but his first half against West Coast was so gobsmackingly impressive that he got the judges nod.His emergence as one of the games most promising youngsters means Collingwood has again hit the jackpot with the father-son rule.Moore follows in a long line of black-and-white family success stories, which have included David Clokes three boys, including Travis, and Ray Shaws sons, Heath and Rhyce.In fact, the Pies have arguably done better out of the rule than every other club with the exception of Geelong, whove managed to land the rather impressive trio of Gary Ablett, Matthew Scarlett and Tom Hawkins, and Essendon, who count Dustin Fletcher, Jobe Watson and Joe Daniher among their famous father-son alumni.This rule was introduced more than 60 years ago to bring back some romance into football by ensuring the bloodlines of champion players -- the fan favourites -- remained at the same club. Dynasties would flourish as club legends begat new generations of boy wonders.For that reason, most fans, coaches and recruiting officers love the guideline.After all, which Essendon supporter doesnt want to see reincarnated versions of Ken Fletcher and Timmy Watson running around in the red and black? Which Tigers fan could face seeing Matthew Richardson in colours other than those worn by his dad, Bull?Likewise with Jack Silvagni, the son of fullback-of-the-century Steve, who was in turn the son of Sergio -- the bandy-legged Carlton legend of the 1960s. Lygon St would have revolted had young Jack ended up in a guernsey that was any other colour than navy blue.Others, however, are not so enamoured with it.For all the romance of the father-son rule, it remains an impediment to what many believe needs to become an imperative in the game -- a pure and uncompromised draft.(The current rules state that a player qualifies for the father-son rule, and can nominate which AFL clubs he joins, if his father played more than 100 games with that club. But clubs who choose to draft sons of guns have to pay a market rate for them by giving up draft picks.)Add to the mix the New South Wales and Queensland academies, designed in part to fast-track local talent, such as the highly-rated Isaac Heeney to the Sydney Swans in one instance, and there remains considerable disquiet that the pathway to League football remains compromised.On top of that, there is a huge element of luck associated with the rule.While Geelong, Essendon and Collingwood have benefitted enormously, other clubs -- including Hawthorn, oddly, and North Melbourne -- have diddly squat to show for it. (Although perhaps we shouldnt feel too sorry for the Hawks given they traded Josh Kennedy to Sydney after 13 games and have watched him become one of the games elite in-and-under midfielders.)Three of the games greatest players - Leigh Matthews (2), Wayne Carey (2) and Tony Lockett (4) - have produced eight daughters between them but no sons. Which, of course, is absolutely no help at all to their respective teams, Hawthorn, North Melbourne and St Kilda/Sydney, under the father-son guidelines.While the leagues motives in introducing the rule were well meaning, by some quirk of fate it seems to have had the effect of favouring the strong and wealthy clubs (with the exception of Hawthorn) while doing little to help the small and impoverished.In fact, theres a strong argument to say the rule has sometimes meant the difference between some clubs winning premierships and being also-rans.Does anyone seriously imagine Geelong would have won its last three premierships without Matthew Scarlett, the premier fullback of his era, and Gary Ablett (for two of the three, anyway)? Would the Cats have prevailed over Collingwood in 2011 without Tom Hawkins who almost single-handedly carried them over the line following James Podsiadlys injury?And how pivotal were Cloke and Shaw -- highlighted by his game-turning goal square smother of Nick Riewoldt -- in the Pies grand final win in 2010?What will grate the other 16 clubs is that Collingwood and Geelong appear to have more talent ready to emerge from the father-son production line.Callum Brown and Josh Daicos, the sons of Magpie legends Gavin and Peter respectively, are nearing draft age and showing promising signs. The Pies do not have a first-round pick after last years Adam Treloar trade but must decide whether they want to take either or both of them in Novembers draft.The Cats, meanwhile, have four possible father-son recruits on their radar for the 2018 draft: Billy Brownless 16-year-old son, Oscar; Garry Hockings son Lochlan; David Menschs son Baxter and the son of ex-Geelong and North Melbourne wingman Robert Scott, Bailey.Moores Rising Star nomination this week has brought into sharp focus the vagaries of the father-son concept wh ich is threatening to have an impact on the competition far greater than its designers could ever have imagined.In a league where salary caps, player drafts and footy department expenditure are all monitored and tweaked by the AFL so the playing field remains as level as possible, the father-son rule remains the outlier -- the one variable that can turn pedestrian teams into world-beaters. Nike Shox Gravity Nederland . 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VIENNA, Austria -- Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff has praised the bravery of Nico Rosberg after the newly-crowned world champion announced his retirement from Formula One on Friday.Just five days after sealing his first world title in Abu Dhabi last weekend, Rosberg made the surprise announcement at a press conference ahead of the FIA prize giving gala in Vienna. The news leaves Mercedes with a huge decision as it prepares to replace the 31-year-old over the winter, but despite the headache it creates, Wolff -- who found out on Tuesday -- said he could not help but be impressed by the Rosbergs decisiveness.This is a brave decision by Nico and testament to the strength of his character, Wolff said. Weve known each other for four years now and one thing I admire with Nico is his clarity of thinking. Its black and white.Although you could have argued after three days of celebrating you need to become sober in order to take a decision! But that is not with Nico, he knows exactly what hes doing, hes in control of his thinking, so from the first moment he told me there was no doubt that this is the decision.Rosberg admitted he did not want to tell Wolff the news face to face as they returned from a series of press briefings in Malaysia, so instead waited until they were apart and informed his boss over the phone.I knew there was something as we spent a long time on the plane having dinner and talking about a lot of things, Wolff said. The moment I left the lounge in the morning to jump on the planne to Stuggart, Nico was going to Weisbaden, he called me.dddddddddddd I said Im coming back, he said dont come back!Wolff said there was no doubt Rosberg is bowing out as a deserving world champion.The result shows he won the world championship and he is the best driver in Formula One today. The points show that. The way I have perceived the last couple of races is that he was incredibly professional and did what was needed. That incredible winning streak at the beginning of the season built the foundations, and he just drove it home.The Mercedes boss said Rosberg leaves big shoes to fill on several levels.Hes left a huge legacy, first of all the way hes decided to leave Formula One is something thats unheard of, something that all of us admire in a certain way, to call it a day when youre at the top. Hes been part of the development since the early days and such a strong competitor. The team has performed because the balance is right between the drivers and the dynamics within the team, travelling to 20 grands prix a year, the energy is hugely important and Nico was a big contributor to that energy in the team. I could go on for ten minutes...Besides the know-how, his skill as a driver, setting up the car, giving us direction on the set-up and the development of the car, direction on how to put the car on the race track, the interaction with Lewis and the engineers. 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