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26 minutes ago, Nasher said:

You were making some sense until the last paragraph. Last time I checked, tackling was an instrument of the game and punching was not.

Could be something in that he was lifted off the ground, or was he in the air beforehand?

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4 minutes ago, Undeeterred said:

I just watched that close up footage again in slow mo.

He's proper f**ked.

He sure is. 

He didn’t aim for his Gut area

He connected

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See who cares. You waste all this energy talking about an on field incident that should be red carded and dealt with immediately. The game is more important than this garbage that people spew about Gaff and his king hit. The weak tribunal encourages this kind of behaviour. Just get rid of it. 

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The way some of you are carrying on indicates you’ve never played a game of footy in your life. If you think Gaff aimed for Brayshaws head with that punch then you’re mistaken. I’m not condoning the action at all but I can understand how these things can happen in an instant. Gaff was clearly mortified by what he did and again I’m not condoning it - he deserves to go for weeks but I strongly believe the blow was not an intentional one directed to Brayshaws head.

Gaff isn’t a thug in my opinion but today he committed a very poorly timed hit that resulted in a terrible outcome of injuries for young Brayshaw.

I still want him at the MFC next year because he’s a great player of very good character.

What happened today was a combination of a brain fade and unfortunate timings.

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Honestly I think it should be at least 7 weeks. It’s disgusting 

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2 minutes ago, McQueen said:

The way some of you are carrying on indicates you’ve never played a game of footy in your life. If you think Gaff aimed for Brayshaws head with that punch then you’re mistaken. I’m not condoning the action at all but I can understand how these things can happen in an instant. Gaff was clearly mortified by what he did and again I’m not condoning it - he deserves to go for weeks but I strongly believe the blow was not an intentional one directed to Brayshaws head.

Gaff isn’t a thug in my opinion but today he committed a very poorly timed hit that resulted in a terrible outcome of injuries for young Brayshaw.

I still want him at the MFC next year because he’s a great player of very good character.

What happened today was a combination of a brain fade and unfortunate timings.

He's looking straight at him before he does it.

Spare me.

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No, 1 week. Next time they play it will be sorted. That is the rugby code and is the difference between soccer and rugby. AFL needs to move away from this soft Tribunal malarckey. 

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2 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

He sure is. 

He didn’t aim for his Gut area

He connected

Gut punches and open palm hits should be stamped out, hand out 1 week suspensions for the most mild impact and the hitting motion will cease. FWIW i dont think Gaff, Bugg or Houli meant to hit their opponents in the face but that the line blurs between body hits and head hits. Get rid of the action. 

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5 minutes ago, Thehardtackler said:

See who cares. You waste all this energy talking about an on field incident that should be red carded and dealt with immediately. The game is more important than this garbage that people spew about Gaff and his king hit. The weak tribunal encourages this kind of behaviour. Just get rid of it. 

Pretty hard to be red carded when the umps didn't see it.

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3 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

He's looking straight at him before he does it.

Spare me.

Lol. You can see that from on the television?

Spare me.

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The umps can be notified by the video umpire and the card issued as soon as it is alerted to the field umpire's earpiece. 

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10 minutes ago, McQueen said:

The way some of you are carrying on indicates you’ve never played a game of footy in your life. If you think Gaff aimed for Brayshaws head with that punch then you’re mistaken. I’m not condoning the action at all but I can understand how these things can happen in an instant. Gaff was clearly mortified by what he did and again I’m not condoning it - he deserves to go for weeks but I strongly believe the blow was not an intentional one directed to Brayshaws head.

Gaff isn’t a thug in my opinion but today he committed a very poorly timed hit that resulted in a terrible outcome of injuries for young Brayshaw.

I still want him at the MFC next year because he’s a great player of very good character.

What happened today was a combination of a brain fade and unfortunate timings.

I must admit my first thought was that it was a body shot gone totally wrong. 

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There is no rationale to these tribunal decisions. They are totally inconsistent. There needs to be one set penalty and if it is policed it will stamp out poor behaviour on field. 

 

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10 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

He's looking straight at him before he does it.

Spare me.

He was facing him. Impossible to see where his eyes were looking, to be honest.

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Well after looking at many posts on this I have two things to say

1 Those who would look at trading or retiring Nathan Jones to GCS Should hang there heads in shame, Similar to Norm Smith and Junior Mc Donald these legends deserve Respect and our most humble gratitude for their Roles within MFC. Norm Smith was absolutely thrown under a Rocket, treatment  of Junior less , but not by much!, pray it doesn't happen to chunk! Captain Courageous and Heart and Soul of MFC!

2 Gaff.. regardless of whether he is MFC bound, he has made a HUGE error and needs to go for 6-10. No ifs or butts! If Bugg can go for 6 then so to Gaff! Could have caused him extremely serious injury worse than what he suffered. There can be no excuse for thuggery on or of the field!

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17 minutes ago, McQueen said:

The way some of you are carrying on indicates you’ve never played a game of footy in your life. If you think Gaff aimed for Brayshaws head with that punch then you’re mistaken. I’m not condoning the action at all but I can understand how these things can happen in an instant. Gaff was clearly mortified by what he did and again I’m not condoning it - he deserves to go for weeks but I strongly believe the blow was not an intentional one directed to Brayshaws head.

Gaff isn’t a thug in my opinion but today he committed a very poorly timed hit that resulted in a terrible outcome of injuries for young Brayshaw.

I still want him at the MFC next year because he’s a great player of very good character.

What happened today was a combination of a brain fade and unfortunate timings.

 

6 minutes ago, layzie said:

I must admit my first thought was that it was a body shot gone totally wrong. 

These comments are predicated on the assumption it's ok to smash people anywhere.

Why the need for a massive wind up punch to the guts? Or the arm? Or the c0ck? It's just irrelevant. 

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Disgusting.

Should not play again this season, regardless of finals results.  

I can’t bear the ‘good bloke’ or ‘not a thug’ excuses.  This act cancels out any of that instantly.

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Will we hear the cry again from the powers that be, on Pay TV and FTA, about how this type of incident (Bugg's hit) will, and must be stamped out? Well low and behold, up it rears its ugly head again, oracles. So much for what your bloody ideas bring to the table. Just pathetic!!! This time, Media and AFL you are properly stuffed..............fix it or feck off......

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That amount of force could have done serious damage even to the chest. Only two weeks ago some wanted Hawkins done for pushing down on Fritta’s sternum. I don’t care where Gaff was aiming nor does Brayshaw right now.

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6 minutes ago, Undeeterred said:

 

These comments are predicated on the assumption it's ok to smash people anywhere.

Why the need for a massive wind up punch to the guts? Or the arm? Or the c0ck? It's just irrelevant. 

Did either of us say that?

In no way am I letting the guy off I’m simply commenting on the method of the strike. I am not defending him, nor do I think he’ll get less than 7 weeks. 

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Gaff will get 8 weeks if the AFL is fair dinkum...! That’s considering Gaffs good record. 10 weeks should be considered.

Serious and traumatic facial injury to Brayshaw and his season is dusted! 

Bugg gets 6 weeks and Mills plays the week after.

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1 hour ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

You really want Jones to move to the Gold Coast don’t you. It’s an odd obsession. 

Maybe he owns a sunscreen manufacturer?

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