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  1. Geez Gill really wants little Gaz to be cherry ripe for the finals, As per usual Geelong get kissed on the proverbial - only 2 interstate games after round 11 (Port and Brissy) they have 6 at GMBHA including 3 in a row in rounds 19,20,21 and 4 out of 5 in rounds 19-23 (exhausting trip to Marvel and the Saints in round 22) and then the remaining games split between the G and Marvel (the G is not an away game for them - they play there 5 times in the season)
  2. Young & Jackson.....that has a certain ring to it. Could become iconic for Melbourne!
  3. I think we all need to take a wider view with this. The vast majority of us posters on demonland, and people around our age, are no longer the target audience of the AFL. We, apparently, are already "rusted on". So they don't really care about us anymore. The AFL needs our children and parents of kids who haven't grown up with football to watch and become engaged with the sport. To do that they need see the AFL as the elite version of the game they/their kids play, which is.....Auskick. Auskick is; - played in zones - The skills of stopping and hindering an opponent (e.g. bumping and tackling) are not permitted and limited at the older age groups - players are encouraged to be of equal size and skill (sorry Max you're too big and too good so we have to penalise you to make it even when the opposition ruck is too small/sh!te) - Having watched many games of Auskick disposal doesn't really matter, just keep the ball moving. Mark my words the AFL/Hocking will continue to push the game towards Auskick over the next few years.
  4. I have never seen any other ruckman penalised with this rule. Ever. Stop being so tall and strong Max. The ruck rules state that that you cannot block another player from contesting the ball in a ruck contest. That is completely fine. Just pay it every time. All anyone wants is consistency.
  5. Sorry regarding the weird text sizing, sending off my phone
  6. Of the 12 games played at Optus WC last year WC had Margetts or Dalglish 6 times (and a couple of times both) How there is not a conflict of interest I don't know. They are effectively being coached by these two week in week out regarding their interpretation of the rules and then get the benefit of playing under their umpiring every 2nd home game. And you can't tell me that on having these guys come to training every week that relationships between them and the WC players wouldn't form and that 'banter' regarding an upcoming opponent wouldn't occur i.e. Oliver throws the ball or Selwood ducks, better watch out for that. Even if it is totally unintentional or subconscious that will have an affect on the umps decisions....especially when you have to back up the next week and go back to training to do more work with them. Even if Melbourne wanted to do something similar it wouldn't work, Margetts pointed out that there are 32 umpires based in Melbourne. It would be extremely unlikely to get the same ump twice in one season, let alone every second week. Week to week we would get a different interpretation of the rules and the relationship between our players and the umpires wouldn't form, so the benefit of having a specific umpire officiate our games would have no positive effect. They should not be allowed to umpire West Coast games. We must have really annoyed someone at the AFL this year, not only do we get to play WC at Optus (again) but we get Margetts and Dalglish. Hatchet job. Hey if any Dee's officials are reading this, if we have to play in Perth next year can we at least request that these two umps have nothing to do with it.
  7. Margetts on the radio in Perth. Advised that he, the controlling umpire, thought it was a dangerous tackle, but a non controlling umpire said in his ear piece said holding the ball so he paid that instead. YOU ARE THE CONTROLLING UMPIRE. Advised that he saw smiths arms pinned, saw him land him on his head in a dangerous position, thought Jetta shouldn't have made the tackle action and yet still paid holding the ball. Joke. Also states that he or Dalglish works with West Coast once a week! WC are training to how those two guys interpret during the week and then getting those two umpiring almost every home game.....is there any surprise that WC benefit from his and Dalglish decisions on a weekly basis?? He made the point that requesting umpires at training was club driven and that "some clubs" do it and some don't. Given he is based in Perth it would infer that Freo don't do it. If you talk to Fremantle supporters in Perth they would advise that those two umps rarely give freo the same benefit that WC get
  8. So what happens if he breaks the guys jaw? Then its a suspension? Or even more likely if he splits his eyebrow and he has to leave the field for stitches...is that suspendible? You would think so. The system is a joke, two weeks in a row he intentionally raises his elbow to an opposition players head and he will get off because the "damage" is not there....its an intentional act to elbow someone in the head, he should be gone. Its like if you made the decision to drive home from the pub, get pulled over as you enter your drive way, blow 0.18 then get off without losing your license because you didn't kill anyone. Decisions have consequences!
  9. I think the "crowd affirmation" works on more then just umpires. Was sitting at the game with my very level headed WC mate and by the last he was getting in (the ferals around us were filthy from the opening bounce) on the "you've had a good day with the umps" bandwagon, he was pretty surprised by the free kick count at the end. Maybe Joeboy got pulled in by it too? The problem with the stereotypical WC supporter is that they believe that a free kick should be paid to WC at every single contest and most of the time the free that they want is non-sensical. It must be said they aren't the most educated footy crowd, but that is probably understandable given the amount of media froth that goes on about WC in Perth, the old duck who I had the displeasure of sitting next to repeated told me that she knew footy because she had been an Eagles member since 87, she then proceeded to loudly repeat ad nauesem that the umpires were wearing red and black under their green....i didn't have the heart to tell her Melbourne doesn't wear black. My take on some of the contentious decisions OMac - this is the only one that we got away with - clear holding the ball AVB - enough said about this, bad decision by the non-controlling umpire - goal WC Tyson on the goal line - watch the replay - he's got a fist in his throat - if the Barrass/Spargo free is high contact then so is this one Tyson at the top of the goal square - is tyson lucky, yep, does he get hit in the head, yep - there was a WC free on the wing for one of their players driving their head into Weideman, same, same Unfortunately my WC mates don't seem to understand that you cant have it both ways
  10. You beat me to it! Oliver only played 67% of game time in his first year compared to 80% for Cripps in his first full season (stats from Footywire) Oliver second year 77% Cripps 83% If Oliver had played closer to 80% for his first season he would be leading Contested possessions (by a country mile) Tackles (also by the proverbial) Handballs by possibly close to 200!!! and would be getting close to Diesel and Chris McDermott for total possessions (they were both significantly older then Oliver when they started (Diesel 21 and Mcdermott 31) and the gap to Cripps for centre clearances would drop significantly. Utter Freak BTW Cripps is a also freak who is currently having to run at 90% of time on the ground this season. What would carlton do if he went down.
  11. I sit firmly in the "the umpires cost us the game camp" read any of my posts after the game and you will see me ranting "[censored] the umps" like a deranged person. And all of us who sit in that camp firmly understand that given our Fwd 50 entries we should have won the match. So, we understand that Melbourne are the reason that we didn't win the match, but the umpires are the reason we lost the match. That is why we are so angry. A free is a free when it is a free, and at no other time. You cant pick and choose when you are going to officiate depending on the team, the crowd or the individual player involved. That is why we are so angry. The AFL umpiring section has form over many years of, some clubs (lets say Hawthorn), some crowds (West Coast) and some players (Selwood) being treated as different from the rest. That is why we are so angry. All we want is a level playing field. You used to hear that "footy is a great leveller", people don't say that much anymore......funny that.
  12. Jones - [censored] the umps Viney - [censored] the umps T.McDonald - [censored] the umps Hannan - [censored] the umps Melksham - [censored] the umps Petracca - [censored] the umps Salem - [censored] the umps T.Smith - [censored] the umps Fritsch - [censored] the umps Gawn - [censored] the umps Hogan - [censored] the umps Neal-Bullen - [censored] the umps Brayshaw - [censored] the umps Harmes - [censored] the umps Hibberd - [censored] the umps Jetta - [censored] the umps Lewis - [censored] the umps O.McDonald - [censored] the umps Oliver - [censored] the umps J.Smith - [censored] the umps Tyson - [censored] the umps Vince - [censored] the umps
  13. Clear intent by the maggots to influence the result of that game. I preferred when we were [censored] at least we all knew deep down that we weren't going win much. But don't worry it will all be glossed over and no umpire will have to explain anything, cause hey its the result the AFL wanted. [censored] joke.
  14. Yeah, i'd pay that, generally seems sharper then Cam's I think this is what I was talking about, his movement and bodywork is so reminiscent of Brucey's
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