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  1. Macca


    Yes although I reckon most Match Committees/Coaching Departments look at the next block of 4 games in just about any sport ... the players just need to get ready for the next game but the coaching departments often have to plan ahead with regards to scouting and future match-ups. We fans can do as we please as we're just mere onlookers anyway ... it's all out of our control. I much preferred sport when I had some sort of say in proceedings layz! Can you imagine the planning ahead that would go on at an NFL team?
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    A Day at the Races

    4 standout races for Saturday with another 6 Group races on offer in 3 States. 2 of those being at Morphettville with both being good betting races. Anyway, here are the 4 main features. Rosehill Race 7 Golden Rose 1400m Group 1 3YO SW $1Million Caulfield Race 8 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 1400m Group 1 Hcp $500k Rosehill Race 6 Golden Pendant 1400m Group 2 F&M SW + P $400k Caulfield Race 7 Naturalism Stakes 2000m Group 3 QLTY $150k
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    @ KC first up might shed some light ... if you could somehow eke out a win either at the Chiefs or at the Chargers a week later then you're in with a chance. A good win away from home instills real confidence much like it has with our Demons. Win and then you can win again. Your run home isn't too tough.
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    I just had a look at your Niner's next 5 ... oook! You've got Arizona at home but the other 4 are real tough. We're about to find out very quickly whether you've got a chance at the playoffs.
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    I don't mind the QB's being tackled to the ground ... their way of avoiding that is to get rid of the ball quickly or to show some elusive skills. If they come out of the pocket they should be fair game and if they hold on to the ball too long, the same. It's fair enough that their head and knees can't be targeted but the torso tackle or torso hit is fine by me. And the above is coming from someone who's premier QB has had 2 broken collarbones in the last 5 years. It's getting way too soft for QB's and the new breed of QB may not require much courage to play the sport. Who's got the best arm wins (without much contact) should not be the norm but it is heading that way. Great for those who are nuts on fantasy sports but I do not watch the sport for that reason and I doubt I ever will.
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    Try this link which takes you to youtube ... Cam Newton helmet to helmet hit @ Atlanta As for the lifting up part of a tackle ... the refs often just get the one look at it without the aid of video replay. A natural lift occurs when 2 players meet each other going in opposite directions so how can any incident be adjudicated correctly? Asking for trouble with this new ruling - Grey area/interpretation/ill-defined rule = inconsistent outcomes. I hope we're not talking about it beyond this week but I'm not holding my breath on that.
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    Packers go to the Rams in week 8 after our bye week but we've got a huge battle on our hands in the NFC North ... the Bears are a much improved team whilst the Vikes seem to be the team to beat and the Lions are also quite capable on their day.
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    On a brighter note your lads racked up a 34 - 0 win and didn't get out of 3rd gear by all reports. You've got one hell of a roster there with no apparent weak spots.
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    Yep, you're right Dappa. It stands to reason that we'll see all sorts of variable decisions with this new rule. But the NFL have double-downed on the new ruling by sending a video of the incident to all of the 32 clubs - in terms of what not to do. We know that some refs are more over-zealous than others so therefore inconsistent outcomes can be expected. If I was McCarthy I'd be at the refs for the entire game pleading for penalties against Rodgers ... they lay a fingernail on him and I'm bleating like a sheep 🙄 Brady does it constantly so we should join in hey? Anyway, watch the 2 videos that I posted directly (above) and see for yourself
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    Ok ... here's the video of the Matthews tackle. You can make up your own mind about it but my view is that it is a bad rule. The other new rule is the helmet to helmet ruling which in my opinion is a good new rule. Below the Matthews video is the video of the hit on Cam Newton from the weekend. The link can be viewed on youtube.
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    Not aggrieved as such because bad calls can happen in your favour ... for instance, the 'Fail-Mary' Golden Tate catch in Seattle with the replacement refs versus the Des Bryant catch that was ruled a non catch in a playoff game against the Pack. We well and truly won out on that score even though it took a couple of years! I just don't like bad rulings or bad law ... the 2 calls against Brayshaw & Lewis last Friday is a classic case of an ill-defined rule. And it could have cost us. In an earlier post I intimated that this new rule on 'Roughing the Passer' is going to suit the Packers hands down ... you give Rodgers a 15 yard penalty and he'll make you pay. So I hope we milk the new ruling until the cows come home (no pun intended 😁) And I reckon the new rule was created because of the Rodgers injuries. Are they going to pay the Matthews-like 'indiscretion' all the time? I highly doubt it. Thus, another problem is created. Zero consistency with a new bad rule.
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    Green Bay will be nice and fired up though II am tipping that Rodgers will have a field day and that Green Bay will get a few questionable calls their way.
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    The Matthews (legal) tackle video has been sent to all the NFL teams with a reminder of what NOT to do. Get ready for that type of tackle to now carry an 'Ejection' as well as a 15 yard penalty. The sport has changed overnight and Rodgers now has virtually no chance of being injured again ... and I don't want that at all.
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    What about you Dappa? You'd normally be all over the Matthews incident ... nothing to say? The story led just about every NFL show in the States and is an absolute game-changer.
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    The week 2 incident was not late at all ... nor was it illegal. Nor does it have anything to do with whatever happened in the past. It is simply a bad rule You should be totally outraged by the decision and I am wondering why you aren't outraged because normally you would be?