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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2017, 11:47:46 AM »
Hardwick suggested after the loss to the Bulldogs that the game was becoming to hard to umpire.

'I don’t think (the comments) are an attack (on umpires)," Lethlean said.

"To be fair to Damien, he was probably defending the umpires and pointing the finger more at me.

"They need to be making comment, I'm sure, and also hoping the world doesn't get too serious so we can have a laugh every now and then.

"I think the focus has been a little bit hysterical on umpiring compared to how good the (standard of) football is."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-05-09/que-bevo-gets-a-fawlty-towers-rap

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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2017, 11:49:15 AM »
And yet you can just run by the ball and not pick it up after an opponent has kicked it and it rolls towards the boundary with you showing no intent to keeo the ball in but it's your opponent that gets pinged for deliberate. Go figure!

 :clapping :clapping has always irked me this one but it's even more glaring now they claim it's "insufficient attempt" to keep it in instead of "deliberate". The rules need to be more black and white, don't leave it up to the muppets interpretation

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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2017, 10:37:34 PM »
And this week the powers that be have decided to go soft on delibrate out of bounds. Only a week late after we copped 6 of them  ::).
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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2017, 11:05:11 PM »
At least Stevic has already umpired a game this week...... just hope we don't get the work experience kid who was central umpire last week again....
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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2017, 12:21:42 AM »
And this week the powers that be have decided to go soft on delibrate out of bounds. Only a week late after we copped 6 of them  ::).
Yep, noticed that.  This whole round has seen the umpires being very careful about the deliberate free, flip-flopping back to not paying it!  Even the rushed behind rule seems to have gone missing too!     
I guess the Umpires & Rules Committee are happy now, now that they have thrown us under the bus ...   ::)
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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2017, 04:12:01 PM »
Some absolute howlers today from the umpires

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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2017, 05:03:08 PM »
This week's MIA rule = deliberate

Lightening on it last week today they paid 1  :o

That non goal on the siren in 3rd, just relieved it had no impact on the final result  ::)

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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2017, 05:07:57 PM »
This week's MIA rule = deliberate

Lightening on it last week today they paid 1  :o

That non goal on the siren in 3rd, just relieved it had no impact on the final result  ::)

That was one of the worst we have copped all year and that's saying something.  First one of those I have seen in any match all year.
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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2017, 05:35:01 PM »
Lol. The do get stuffed.
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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #39 on: May 14, 2017, 09:54:43 PM »
That non goal on the siren in 3rd, just relieved it had no impact on the final result  ::)

That was one of the worst we have copped all year and that's saying something.  First one of those I have seen in any match all year.
Here's the vision of Caddy's disallowed goal:

VIDEO: http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-05-14/five-talking-points-richmond-v-fremantle

Was it a block or a goal at three-quarter time?


Just seconds before three-quarter time, Richmond's Josh Caddy kicked a long bomb towards the goals with Jack Riewoldt and his Fremantle opponent Joel Hamling contesting the ball. Riewoldt managed to edge Hamling under the ball as it sailed through for a goal. However the umpire paid a free kick against Riewoldt for blocking, and the goal was disallowed. The siren instantly rang as Riewodlt complained. It did not seem so significant at the time but with the margin two points at the end it was a vital decision in determining the result. However the Dockers had their own critical moment too. Brady Grey thought he had snapped a goal in the second quarter and was surprised not only when the umpire signalled a behind but when no review occurred. Dockers' coach Ross Lyon was surprised that behinds are only subject to video reviews if the umpires ask for one, whereas goals are automatically looked at on video.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-05-14/five-talking-points-richmond-v-fremantle

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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #40 on: May 14, 2017, 10:17:00 PM »
Another moment from the last 21 seconds that might have been.

Grabbing an opponent's jumper is a free kick isn't it?


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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2017, 10:25:13 PM »
I still maintain we have some pretty stupid and anal rules in the AFL. It's a better spectical when the umps put their whistle away.

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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #42 on: May 14, 2017, 10:37:14 PM »
HTB is farcical.

Also how many shepherds in the goal line do we see every game, how many start shepherding with the ball still 30-40 metres away and no one is ever pinged, yet we have been and not th first time! I recall it happening in 96 out at Waverley vs the swans with richo, cost us the game and finals that season.

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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #43 on: May 14, 2017, 10:45:55 PM »
It's fine, now it's happened to us they will change the interpretation again and at some point we will lose a game on the basis the umps don't pay the same free kick.

All we ask each week is consistency yet every week we see a free paid or not paid for some obscure reason. We lost today because we played one quarter of football but sooner or later a grand final is going to be decided by one of these decisions and it just ruins the whole spectacle.

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Re: Frees For and Against Tally for the Season
« Reply #44 on: May 14, 2017, 11:16:30 PM »
Lost the free kick count to Freo at the MCG. Would love to find how long ago Freo or WCE ever lost a free kick count at home...