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  1. Webber

    The Melbourne 'GIFS' thread

    How can big Max not make you smile?! Heart and soul footballer to his bones.
  2. Webber

    OMac has arrived.

    He didn’t worry all of us. Some of us always saw the longer term plan, and that he had the essential qualities. Oscar has got where he is faster and younger than most were/are prepared to admit. The whipping boy treatment he got before probably the last half of this season has always been misplaced and ignorant.
  3. Webber

    Sam Weideman

    Cometh the hour, cometh the man.
  4. Webber

    Changes v Geelong - Elimination Final

    You’re right rjay, the landscape for return to playing after internal fixation (of non weight bearing bones) has become progressively more ambitious, and the sole determinant is now pretty much comfort, which in respect to Dom’s ulna, will relate mostly to handballing and marking. If he can do both with no loss of efficiency, he’ll be available.
  5. Webber

    Was the win against West Coast rigged?

    To be fair Mazer, you created the punt upon which the pole wielder stands when you delivered the 3 standard deviations bombshell. 😎
  6. Webber

    Was the win against West Coast rigged?

    Brilliant. Maybe WC could be known as the “3SD’s” from now on. Kudos to Mazer Rackham for the stats work.
  7. Webber

    Was the win against West Coast rigged?

    Fascinating. I remember going to Vic park to watch Dees as a kid in the 70’s, and feeling scared cos I had my jumper on, so didn’t clap, cheer or otherwise make a sound. Did the feral crowd change your supporting habits? Does it feel threatening?
  8. Webber

    Was the win against West Coast rigged?

    Apparently we should just accept it, jnrmac.
  9. Webber

    Was the win against West Coast rigged?

    They do under certain conditions, as do other teams. Not an outlier, never suggested it was, just part of the variability for a team finding their confidence. Nice try though. 👍🏻
  10. Webber

    Was the win against West Coast rigged?

    Great advice Macca, and thanks for it, yet you’ve completely missed my point. Like you seem to have done, accepting unfair but correctible anomalies is to allow the people’s game, our remarkably egalitarian national sport, to fail in that very ethos. Nobody should or will ever get perfection in adjudication, in fact the imperfection is part of its unique colour. But when there’s a rank outlier, it should be called out and addressed, much like salary cap rorts. Obviously The WC free kick bias is not their fault, it is the AFL’s problem, but as an objective outlier, it diminishes the game unnecessarily. Sunday was promising.
  11. Webber

    Was the win against West Coast rigged?

    WC don’t SEEM to get a better ride, it’s an objective truth that they DO get a better ride. In this case, stats don’t lie. It’s a problem that the AFL has singularly failed to address, and for all its excellent equalisation measures, still unbalances the competition, week to week. I guess it’s why he made the OP, but for joeboy to suggest a 4 free kick deficit represents a ‘rigging’ in our favour, it’s not just ridiculous attention-seeking, it’s illogical.
  12. Webber

    Was the win against West Coast rigged?

    From a statistical standpoint, West Coast’s free kick advantage over the last 15 years falls waaaay outside the standard bell curve. The simple, uncomfortable truth for the AFL (which Sunday’s game proved as the exception to the rule) is that WC get and are expected to get, a free ride. Though they were still advantaged on Sunday 18-14, we can only hope it’s the start of something.
  13. Webber

    Was the win against West Coast rigged?

    I watched the entire last quarter and a half with the sound down because the booing influence on the umpires was making me so angry, and still got angry at the free kicks we weren’t given. There might be a bit of attention-seeking in this thread.
  14. Webber

    Changes v GWS Giants

    Garlett is the definition of a front runner, which is very frustrating, because he has all the instinct and talent, but NOT what we want in finals. Watch Charlie Spargo rise to the occasion after a week off into finals.
  15. Webber

    POST MATCH DISCUSSION - Round 22

    You mean like the one given to them when whoever ran into a completely stationary Sam Weideman with his head and got a free kick for head high? Incompetent stuff. The umpiring was better than usual, but still heavily favoured West Coast.
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