Jump to content

FireInTheBelly

Members
  • Content count

    1,198
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by FireInTheBelly

  1. FireInTheBelly

    GAMEDAY - Round 22

    They even booed when Vanders didn't get the free kick for being legged. I thought that was nice of them.
  2. FireInTheBelly

    Round 22 Non MFC Games

    You were lucky! We used to dream of having a lime green BMX with cartoon animal decals. Luxury.
  3. FireInTheBelly

    Round 22 Non MFC Games

    Did you put the piece of cardboard in the spokes with a clothes peg?
  4. FireInTheBelly

    MFC has created generational negative supporters

    For mine this was the one thing that Roosy got wrong in his time, and it was very wrong. Suggesting there was a 'veil of negativity' over the club's supporters. One only need look at the clubs last 50 years, and I'm pretty sure you'd find a 'veil of failure'. I think that was a massive lack of respect to the clubs heart and soul, and is probably the reason why we missed finals last year and are on shaky ground again this season. Show us and the jumper some respect and get it done.
  5. FireInTheBelly

    Round 22 Non MFC Games

    Is it any coincidence that Stuie Dew's initials, SD, could also be used for Salad Dodger?
  6. FireInTheBelly

    Round 22 Non MFC Games

    What's the story with Sexton? Kicks goals in a poor team, can play in the guts, he's got something.
  7. FireInTheBelly

    Round 22 Non MFC Games

    Publicly funded pigsty
  8. FireInTheBelly

    Umpiring v West Coast in Perth

    I should add, that after the Bombers saga, I'd put nothing beyond the AFL.
  9. FireInTheBelly

    Umpiring v West Coast in Perth

    Agreed, however where is the line drawn on what the video umpire can advise on? I've seen no guidelines. All I'm saying is a faint line can be drawn between the 3 scenarios ('the voice', late calls, mind change), there's obviously no way anyone would be able too prove this unless the AFL came out and said it. If it were true, what's the chances of that getting out???
  10. FireInTheBelly

    Umpiring v West Coast in Perth

    It's something that's very hard to identify, however there's definitely been an increase in slow/late calls this year, which could be an indicator of this happening. The thing that brought this to my attention was in a particular Dees game, and I can't recall which game it was sorry, on 3 separate occasions when a player was lining up at goals, an unknown voice could be heard over the referees intercom (I'll call it) say '15 seconds', at which point the umpire would notify the kicker of '15 seconds gone'. It was clearly not someone on the ground, and it had a distinct NRL bunker sound to it. I've not heard it in any game since, so I'm assuming this person had hit the wrong button sending the communication public when it should only have been for the umpires earpiece. I'd love to go back to that game and listen to the voice and also if there were any goal reviews. I'd guarantee it's the same voice, meaning that video umpire is giving directions to the on-field umpires.
  11. FireInTheBelly

    Umpiring v West Coast in Perth

    Because he's doing exactly what the AFL want, he's following orders. The umpires are receiving instructions over their headsets, hence the increasing number of slow/late calls. There was 1 instance last week with Nicholls, where Clarry was tackled and Nicholls called play on and waved his arms after the ball came free. A second later, and nothing had changed, he blows the whistle and calls holding the ball. What changed? Somebody else made that call.
  12. FireInTheBelly

    Umpiring v West Coast in Perth

    I'd take that, can't see it being that even.
  13. FireInTheBelly

    Arrogant Swans Fans

    And hit another Melbourne supporter on the chest, carrot out.
  14. FireInTheBelly

    Has Nicholls ever paid us a free?

    Do you have data on that GOTO or just your observations?
  15. FireInTheBelly

    GAMEDAY - Round 21

    Nicholls calls play on and waves his arms, then blows the whistle, holding the ball. Who made that decision?
  16. FireInTheBelly

    GAMEDAY - Round 21

    8 free kicks to 2 since start of Q2
  17. FireInTheBelly

    GAMEDAY - Round 21

    I'm not sure why we bother kicking the ball to JKH
  18. FireInTheBelly

    GAMEDAY - Round 21

    Correct. Swans are avoiding stoppages by throwing the ball out and dropping it.
  19. FireInTheBelly

    GAMEDAY - Round 21

    Geez we can find players by foot well, shame they're all the opposition
  20. FireInTheBelly

    GAMEDAY - Round 21

    Better tactic, kick it high on top of Allir's head. Let him cop a few.
  21. FireInTheBelly

    GAMEDAY - Round 21

    Nicholls can't even run a coin toss
  22. FireInTheBelly

    Melbourne and Matthews

    #tearitdown
  23. FireInTheBelly

    Round 21 Non MFC Games

    2nd is still open if we win all 3. It means we beat WCE, and I'd back the Lions to beat them in Bris.
  24. FireInTheBelly

    Round 21 Non MFC Games

    Loving this carnage
  25. FireInTheBelly

    Round 21 Non MFC Games

    One rule tweak I would make is a tackler can't be penalised for a lingering tackle if his opposition doesn't dispose properly. Quite often the ball carrier just drops it and the tackler has no way of knowing.
×