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On 7/18/2018 at 9:30 AM, —coach— said:

I’ll never forget a game Dad and I attended at Kardinia. I would have been in my early teens at the time (so comfortably over 20 years ago now). We had been down at Airies Inlet for the weekend at my uncles house (he goes for Geelong of course), we had had a great weekend of spear fishing, walks on the beach and mountain bike riding through the back blocks up on the hill.

We were standing on the gravel hill on the Moorabool St side of the ground, amongst a bunch of Collingwood’esk type supporters of the hoops. Now, as anyone knows, when faced with such surroundings, it is prudent to keep things pretty cool and not get carried away with your supporting. This we did and were very civilised all game. Unfortunately we lost the game and were stollling across the oval after the game had finished to get to the car park only to be affronted half way across by another Dad and his son (who would have been about 8-10years at the time). This Dad was clearly in a rage about something and was hurling some seriously obscene abuse in our direction from about 10m away, Dad gave a little bit back but but was very reserved probably taken aback that a bloke with his young son would be so eager to use the c, f, s words and every other profanity you can mention at full voice. One can only assume that he had some sort of problem and was struggling with something that we can only imagine. We still talk about it today and shake our heads in disbelief. That young boy would be in his late 20s to early 30s today and I wonder what would have become of him. Would he follow in the footsteps of his Dad and use footy as an outlet for his inner rage or would he have realised that his Dad was a [censored] and have disowned him years ago?

Who knows.

What I do know, is that in years gone by I always dreaded playing Geelong anywhere, but especially at Kardinia. But this year, I am not the least bit concerned about playing them there, instead I’m glad it’s there and not at the G. Time will tell if my confidence was misplaced.

Please Melbourne, bring your A game and get the job done. You’ve put us through many years of pain and suffering, now it’s time to realise the potential and shut that bloke from 20 years ago up!

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I went down their the only time in 2005 and its a complete hell hole, their supporters are as Feral as they come. Never the less the dimensions of the ground suit our style of Footy.

I've never encountered such a situation at the footy Whether it be at the G, Etihad, Footy Park/Adel Oval, Kardinia etc. Utterly Disgraceful.

For your sake and the clubs i hope we have a telling win and you can have a grand old chuckle over a nice glass of wine.

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11 minutes ago, McQueen said:

Just watching Scott's pre-game presser and Geelong have had umpire Troy Pannell down to Geelong to "help" them with some of the rulings and how they're applied.

My tip is we'll not even be offered KY from the Umps this weekend.

F Me,Tell me he is not one of the Umps for Sat night?

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Just now, Win4theAges said:

F Me,Tell me he is not one of the Umps for Sat night?

Well based on that, he shouldn’t be allowed to umpire any of their games. Does anyone have any info on whether he has been?

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Oops Channel Nine - got that one wrong - The Dees won by 24 points back in 2015 - best on ground that day included Gawn and Brayshaw - I feel a repeat coming on

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Go Dees

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6 minutes ago, MSFebey said:

Well based on that, he shouldn’t be allowed to umpire any of their games. Does anyone have any info on whether he has been?

The club should be lodging a formal complaint

Or else getting him down to do the same

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5 minutes ago, Win4theAges said:

F Me,Tell me he is not one of the Umps for Sat night?

 

4 minutes ago, MSFebey said:

Well based on that, he shouldn’t be allowed to umpire any of their games. Does anyone have any info on whether he has been?

 

3 minutes ago, MSFebey said:

Yep he did last week v Crows!!

It was only asked by one of the Journo's who spotted him at the club cafe. They kept up the questioning about it for a good few minutes (9 min mark onwards if you care to watch it Link here) and I thought Scott looked a bit uncomfortable about it. 

 

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4 minutes ago, McQueen said:

 

 

It was only asked by one of the Journo's who spotted him at the club cafe. They kept up the questioning about it for a good few minutes (9 min mark onwards if you care to watch it Link here) and I thought Scott looked a bit uncomfortable about it. 

 

Bloody busted hey!! Dodgy bastards. Well Pannell umpires their game last week, will watch with interest going forward

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What some people are able to extrapolate from an injury or two is extraordinary.

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6 minutes ago, MSFebey said:

Bloody busted hey!! Dodgy bastards. Well Pannell umpires their game last week, will watch with interest going forward

If it was a conspiracy, or they were trying to 'get one up and curry favour'... I'd wager GFC wouldn't be inviting said umpire down on press conference day to have a coffee in the open cafe where all the public can see you... tin foil hat time...

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28 minutes ago, Danelska said:

If it was a conspiracy, or they were trying to 'get one up and curry favour'... I'd wager GFC wouldn't be inviting said umpire down on press conference day to have a coffee in the open cafe where all the public can see you... tin foil hat time...

I don’t think I said it was a conspiracy, just that he shouldn’t be allowed to umpire their games and he did last week. I think all umpires should be separated from the clubs, so not to strike up any friendships. Scott looked uncomfortable when questioned about the cafe/umpire also. They know the rules, a club can’t determine how an umpire will interpret anything on any given day also.

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4 minutes ago, Danelska said:

If it was a conspiracy, or they were trying to 'get one up and curry favour'... I'd wager GFC wouldn't be inviting said umpire down on press conference day to have a coffee in the open cafe where all the public can see you... tin foil hat time...

Where was it described as "having a coffee in the open cafe where all the public can see you"?

He was spotted in the cafe by a journo. Do you honestly expect such a meeting to be held in a open cafe?

Dunce foil hat time...

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Ah, the AFL. Such a professional organisation.  Actually an amateur organisation paying themselves 'professional' salaries. 

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You think they would've got in a better umpire.

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1 hour ago, MSFebey said:

Well based on that, he shouldn’t be allowed to umpire any of their games. Does anyone have any info on whether he has been?

C'mon, he went down to Geelong to pick up the brown paper bag, didn't he? Save a postage stamp, or a taxi fare, or a courier delivery. There goes our season - just watch.

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Just now, Deemania since 56 said:

C'mon, he went down to Geelong to pick up the brown paper bag, didn't he? Save a postage stamp, or a taxi fare, or a courier delivery. There goes our season - just watch.

In that case he should have got an Uber or used the train.

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11 minutes ago, MSFebey said:

In that case he should have got an Uber or used the train.

The fact that he didn't use Uber or a train obviously supports the theory that a fool and his money are soon parted. 

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2 hours ago, MSFebey said:

Bloody busted hey!! Dodgy bastards. Well Pannell umpires their game last week, will watch with interest going forward

oh no, oh on, this has got stitch up written all over it. Dont the umps stay in umpiring units of 4 for a period of a month or so to remain a level of consistency?

If so, that means that grubby little piece of snot is umpiring our game. See how grubby that club Geelong is.

They've got their hands in every honey pot in the AFL, sent their man Steve Hocking to change the rules to cater for their [censored] list management.

He's a real manipulator that Chris Snott.

Real piece of work.

 

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15 minutes ago, Win4theAges said:

oh no, oh on, this has got stitch up written all over it. Dont the umps stay in umpiring units of 4 for a period of a month or so to remain a level of consistency?

If so, that means that grubby little piece of snot is umpiring our game. See how grubby that club Geelong is.

They've got their hands in every honey pot in the AFL, sent their man Steve Hocking to change the rules to cater for their [censored] list management.

He's a real manipulator that Chris Snott.

Real piece of work.

 

Don’t stress, we’ll get Matt Nicholls instead 😬🤣

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The conspiracy theorists will be out and about if Razor Ray umpires and hands out the first free of the day to his best mate Brayshaw

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I just read some total horse [censored]

conspiracy theories are designed to keep little minds busy

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3 hours ago, MSFebey said:

I don’t think I said it was a conspiracy, just that he shouldn’t be allowed to umpire their games and he did last week. I think all umpires should be separated from the clubs, so not to strike up any friendships. Scott looked uncomfortable when questioned about the cafe/umpire also. They know the rules, a club can’t determine how an umpire will interpret anything on any given day also.

You're allowed to say what you like MSF, and you're probably right in view of what Geelong's coach said to ALL of the UMPIRES after

 

1 hour ago, joeboy said:

The conspiracy theorists will be out and about if Razor Ray umpires and hands out the first free of the day to his best mate Brayshaw

last week.

The Scott brothers have been fraying the corners for years of their coaching stints, and are not impartial. You know, THE WINNING AT ALL COSTS SYNDROME...........

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Can a conspiracy theorist tell me the last game we lost because of the umpires

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2 minutes ago, Roost It said:

Can a conspiracy theorist tell me the last game we lost because of the umpires

It's like Putin's view of the west creeping towards them by slowly gathering countries from the former Eastern Bloc into Nato and the EU... a free kick there, a free kick here... yadda yadda yadda....

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