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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #135 on: June 05, 2018, 09:32:16 PM »
They are crazy numbers!

The AFL needs to do something. Those numbers are completely unexceptable imo.

The umpires need to be better than to allow a bit of noise to sway the free kick count so badly.

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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #136 on: June 06, 2018, 02:17:06 AM »
It's only been happening for 15 years lol #freekickEagles  :whistle


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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #137 on: June 06, 2018, 06:54:55 AM »
Some 2005-05 treatment from the umps would be nice

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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #138 on: June 06, 2018, 07:40:24 AM »
Some 2005-05 treatment from the umps would be nice
And yet if you take 04-05 out of the count (2 seasons where we really set the footy world on fire.....) then we drop to about 16th on the table.

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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #139 on: June 08, 2018, 11:22:11 AM »
The umps like Cotch it seems compared to Dusty who gets a rough deal.

                                Games Frees For / Against   Diff
Trent Cotchin (Rich)      208      374      219      +155 ......... 4th best in the AFL

Dustin Martin (Rich)     189      174      266      -92  ............ 3rd worst in the AFL

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-06-08/top-cat-purring-as-umpires-biggest-pet

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It’s black and white, Collingwood’s on top of the free kick ladder

SAM EDMUND,
Herald Sun
June 27, 2018


IT doesn’t have a hashtag, but it’s real.

Two years after #freekickhawthorn exploded into the AFL vernacular, Collingwood is quietly getting the rub of the green with the umpires.

A State of the Nation assessment of who the whistles after favouring 14 rounds into the season has put the Magpies on top of the free kick tree.

Collingwood has been awarded 306 free kicks so far this season and 244 against, giving it a league-high free kick differential of +62.

Red-hot ruckman Brodie Grundy leads the way with 31 frees.

The Pies get more frees than any other side in the defensive 50 and also through the midfield where Grundy has been a towering force. In a season where most things are finally going right for Nathan Buckley and co. they have been the umpires’ pet.

West Coast is second at +57, while North Melbourne’s Cinderella season has it third at +48.

But no club has profited more favourably from direct umpiring decisions than Melbourne.

The Demons have kicked an AFL-high 29 goals from free kicks.

There’s not many gifts on offer at Essendon, who have only kicked an AFL-low 11 majors as a result of umpire intervention.

On the flip side, umpiring decisions have cost Carlton more than any other club, with the Blues conceding 32 goals directly from free kicks — two more than the next-worst, Gold Coast.

Curiously, premier and ladder-leader Richmond, have had the worst run with officials this year.

The Tigers have a free kick differential of -70 — a whopping 22 more than their closest rival Greater Western Sydney (-48). One theory is that Richmond’s frenzied pressure game, while regularly overwhelming its opposition each week, also causes some collateral damage via the whistleblowers.

Free kick ladder

Club   Frees for   Frees against   Differential

Collingwood   306   244   +62
West Coast   305   248   +57
North Melbourne   313   265   +48
Brisbane Lions   307   269   +38
Adelaide   265   228   +37
W.Bulldogs   290   253   +37
Carlton   295   286   +9
Hawthorn   283   275   +8
Melbourne   280   284   -4
Geelong   292   297   -5
Gold Coast   293   308   -15
Port Adelaide   280   299   -19
Sydney   271   296   -25
St Kilda   243   277   -34
Essendon   246   284   -38
Fremantle   235   274   -39
GWS Giants   243   291   -48
Richmond   243   313   -70

When it comes to which forward gets the most favourable run with the officials inside 50m, Ben Brown is the man. North Melbourne’s lead-up big man just keeps presenting and just keeps drawing frees.

Collingwood may sit atop the free kick ladder, but defender Lynden Dunn would have a different take. No player has given away more free kicks in the defensive 50 than the Pies’ veteran stopper.

Sydney’s Dane Rampe (11) and Carlton’s Cameron O’Shea (10) are also guilty of copping the wrong end of the whistle.

In the midfield, Carlton wrecking ball Patrick Cripps’ relentless pursuit of the hard ball has seen him rewarded more than any other player.

MOST FREES INSIDE 50M

Ben Brown North Melbourne 14

Eric Hipwood Brisbane Lions 12

Josh Kennedy West Coast 10

Jeremy Cameron GWS 10

Charlie Dixon Port Adelaide 9

MOST FREE AGAINST DEFENSIVE 50M

Lynden Dunn Collingwood 12

Dane Rampe Sydney 11

Cameron O’Shea Carlton 10

Alex Rance Richmond 9

Darcy Gardiner Brisbane Lions 8

MOST FREES IN MIDFIELD

Patrick Cripps Carlton 35

Stefan Martin Brisbane Lions 34

Joel Selwood Geelong 30

Patrick Dangerfield Geelong 26

Brodie Grundy Collingwood 25

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/expert-opinion/its-black-and-white-collingwood-on-top-of-the-free-kick-ladder/news-story/18ee0d42510aadedbb23fb0a5d7c10e3

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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #141 on: June 27, 2018, 04:17:37 AM »
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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #142 on: June 27, 2018, 08:06:02 AM »
Gez that ladder says  it all -70 frees for joke.

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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #143 on: June 27, 2018, 09:35:23 PM »
None of these jounalist are pointing to the 3 real reasons this is occurring in my view/opinion.
1) The Umps hate us full stop.
2) Staging for free kicks has become a artform that certain sides practice at training. Geelong in particular are known for it... The Selwood magotfield stats confirm this.
3) The umpires are clearly controlling and changing the momentum of games via free kicks. Why???

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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #144 on: June 27, 2018, 11:04:04 PM »
It's not just our games. Sydney beat the Eagles at the scg via hometown free kicks.

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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #145 on: June 28, 2018, 12:57:12 AM »
I blame Whoreforn!  When they were on the three-peat they got helped over the line so often the #freekickhawthorn tag was created to highlight the favouritism.  Now that we are reigning premier every umpire under the sun wants to butcher us to look like they aren't just favouring the reigning premiers!  #freekickagainstrichmond     
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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #146 on: June 28, 2018, 02:46:02 AM »
So how does that explain us also being 18th for free kicks by a big margin last year before we were premiers?  :shh
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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #147 on: June 28, 2018, 07:23:27 AM »
I’ll give up the free kick count so long as we retain the pressure based, contested style of football that won us the flag.
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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #148 on: July 12, 2018, 04:50:00 PM »
Up to a 150 free-kick differential difference now between us and Collingwood  ::).


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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #149 on: July 13, 2018, 09:26:06 AM »
I’ll give up the free kick count so long as we retain the pressure based, contested style of football that won us the flag.
I agree with this, also think that it maybe a bit of a tactic to set up play. Professional free kicks some may call it.
My issue with us giving them away isn't a problem. My issue is the ones we don't get paid! It's an absolute joke! Really frustrating at times!