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Tomas Bugg Opens Up

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32 minutes ago, Biffen said:

Some of the worst comments were from people here hoping he would be sacked etc.

The week after Houli got four for the same thing ,his penalty apparently lower than Buggs because he is from a different theology.

I hope Callum Mills learnt his lesson.

 

He certainly did in his Final

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2 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

What??? Yeah sure, thats exactly why he got a different penalty Biff....

Got nothing to do with it.

Really?

Waleed Aly,Ali Fahour,and Malcolm Turnbull were in Houlis corner-3 upstanding  men of unquestionable integrity defending another.Ha!

Bugg just got left to cop the full force of the falsely outraged football media.Houli was defended as an ornament the game with the words  "completely out of character" used ad infinitum.

Bugg- on the other hand is a "serial pest', "antagonist", etc and deserved up to ten weeks according to some.

I've never seen a greater case of cultural bias and the idiocies of it play out.

 

 

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... and the poor B plays for bloody Melbourne too......

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24 minutes ago, Biffen said:

Really?

Waleed Aly,Ali Fahour,and Malcolm Turnbull were in Houlis corner-3 upstanding  men of unquestionable integrity defending another.Ha!

Bugg just got left to cop the full force of the falsely outraged football media.Houli was defended as an ornament the game with the words  "completely out of character" used ad infinitum.

Bugg- on the other hand is a "serial pest', "antagonist", etc and deserved up to ten weeks according to some.

I've never seen a greater case of cultural bias and the idiocies of it play out.

 

 

Houli's hit was alongside the play and he flung his arm back concussing the player. Bugg's was a direct punch to the face half a ground away from play, in fact the ball wasn't in play as it was yet to be kicked in from a behind.

Look at each player's history and reputation on the field, Bugg is a serial pest and antagonist. 

Doubt you'd be saying this if he was Christian or Jewish, Biff

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15 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

Houli's hit was alongside the play and he flung his arm back concussing the player. Bugg's was a direct punch to the face half a ground away from play, in fact the ball wasn't in play as it was yet to be kicked in from a behind.

Look at each player's history and reputation on the field, Bugg is a serial pest and antagonist. 

Doubt you'd be saying this if he was Christian or Jewish, Biff

without going into details, moonie, i'd rate both incidents pretty much on par for penalty purposes

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The point is Tom has written a refreshingly candid and insightful piece. It wouldn't have been easy and I for one believe in his sincerity. A stupid act and he paid the price.  Importantly he accepts this and seems to have learned the lessons. It is all we can expect in the circumstances and I hope to see him in the team for years to come.

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1 hour ago, monoccular said:

A well written and presented article by Tom - it will be interesting to see whether his playing style will be different next year, for better or for worse.

And without excusing his actions in any way at all, I wonder if the AFL will ever crack down on those niggling elbows to the kidneys and the guts off the play that we see every week, especially before the ball is bounced.  I can only remember one being penalised - of course against MFC to CarlTank resulting in their first or maybe their second goal.  

It is ugly and does result in what could almost be described as reflex actions with occasional serious outcomes.

No the AFL won't crackdown as long as those idiot TV commentators fawn over how competetoive and manly it is to push and shove and kidney punch before the game.  All the umpires have to do is award a free kick (consistently)  to the first one they see, regardless as to how unfair it is and the players will think of some other way to show how competitive they are.

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2 hours ago, old dee said:

Trouble is when kicking for goal he cannot kit the side of a barn with a cow.

I'd like to see you try kicking a cow AND hit the side of a barn!

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Great article. The poor bastard must have gone through hell. I respect him a lot for writing this. Now, about his goal kicking, get it right, Tommy.

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23 minutes ago, hardtack said:

I'd like to see you try kicking a cow AND hit the side of a barn!

I reckon if you kicked a cow near a barn you might hit the barn.

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3 minutes ago, Jack son 5 said:

I reckon if you kicked a cow near a barn you might hit the barn.

I doubt the kick would budge the cow more than a centimetre or two... however, in response, the cow may well kick the kicker into the side of the barn, yes.

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2 hours ago, willmoy said:

... and the poor B plays for bloody Melbourne too......

Willmoy your persucution complex is showing. 

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It's a known fact that cows are not aerodynamic. So ball drop is crucial, and dribbling a cow through the goals on a tight angle is neigh on impossible.  

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Whats there to open up about?    It was a smart hit that took an opponent out of the game, a game we would have won if not for all the 6 day breaks surrounding it.

 Hope he does it again next season, keep up the good work Buggy.

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I found the article very interesting on a couple of fronts.

Firstly I think that Bugg came across as a thoughtful person who deeply regrets what has happened and has taken full responsibility for his actions and is learning from it. He has learnt from the impact it has had on the team, the impact it has had on him personally and he has learnt of the possible impact it could have had on Mills.

Secondly, I found it interesting the reaction of Goodwin as the coach. from this article it looks as if it has been a correctly balanced response.

I hope that Bugg comes back a better player from this and that the playing group as a whole learn from the whole episode. 

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9 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

Whats there to open up about?    It was a smart hit that took an opponent out of the game, a game we would have won if not for all the 6 day breaks surrounding it.

 Hope he does it again next season, keep up the good work Buggy.

I really really hope you are taking the 

-iss!

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I was hoping for an article titled "I'm not the behinds kicker you think i am" with a promise to do copious amounts of goal-kicking practice over summer.

Edited by Deeprived Childhood

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14 minutes ago, Deeprived Childhood said:

I was hoping for an article titled "I'm not the behinds kicker you think i am" with a promise to do copious amounts of goal-kicking practice over summer.

Miracles happen very very infrequently DC.

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I found it an interesting read. Hope he comes back a more disiplined player next year.

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These days footballers certainly go over the top. There is an enormous pile of garnish on that article.

He punched him in the head, got suspended.

Move on.

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5 hours ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Well you do drink Pinot od !

The new vintage ain't half bad Bbo

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34 minutes ago, Tony Tea said:

These days footballers certainly go over the top. There is an enormous pile of garnish on that article.

He punched him in the head, got suspended.

Move on.

Sort of feel the same way but the kids nowadays are so tuned into social media they get slammed for chit like this. He fkd up, if you're genuine say sorry, mean it and move on.

Stood out his desire to be successful as a footy player is only recent. Glad the penny has finally dropped.

Hopefully not playing will spur him on to be better and I hope it makes the club better.

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41 minutes ago, Tony Tea said:

These days footballers certainly go over the top. There is an enormous pile of garnish on that article.

He punched him in the head, got suspended.

Move on.

Social Media makes it a lot harder than just move on. 

The days of blokes with black eyes being interviewed on "World of Sport" on sunday afternoon are over...

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3 hours ago, Outside fifty said:

It's a known fact that cows are not aerodynamic. So ball drop is crucial, and dribbling a cow through the goals on a tight angle is neigh on impossible.  

Need to kick with moor force?  Pull the udder leg

1 hour ago, old dee said:

Miracles happen very very infrequently DC.

Are you an atheist or an agnostic?

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