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Christian explained how he found it to be medium impact. 

"The three things we take into account with impact is the visual look of the incident, the player reaction and also the medical report," Christian said.  "Taking all those things into account, and the fact that Berry didn't return to the ground, it was graded as medium impact."

How the visual look of the incident ie the optics affects impact is beyond me!!.  Sure, Berry went down but that was as much from surprise as it was severity of the bump.  And then there is the mysterious 'medical report'. 

I reckon Christian weighed it pretty heavily on the optics - the media was baying for a suspension and he delivered.

I reckon we should appeal not only to get May off but to show our mettle - it is time we play the hard game like other clubs do.

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Bottom line is, it was a silly thing to do. 

I like that he plays the line, but if he keeps crossing it, it will hurt the team. Should know better. Really disappointing. 

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Haha. May suspended in his first outing with the MFC. We need a more gangland look for our logo.

 

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The Lion player should be reprimanded for careless play, lack of awareness and very poor acting !!

2weeks 

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The $3.25 for Poor Adelaide is starting to entice.

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23 minutes ago, Tom Dyson said:

my patriotic mfc heart tells me to challenge the bs 

my brain tells me that he won't get off and that instead he should just cop the ban.

However, even if this specific incident is not willing of a suspension, it does not bode well that he is doing this stupid stuff in a practice match let alone what might happen in the real deal. although he is new, he should still be leading by example.  

the labrador and o'mac can hold down the backline in the meantime. 

This is not the point!!, the reality of it is.. He braced himself , was not negligent or malicious, turns away when sees impact imminent.

Bulltish ruling by bultish MUPPETS! 

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Question

Do you reckon Pies, Swans, Hawks,Toiges ,Ess would just cop it.

An old Carlton stalwart would have your answer.

Time to grow up Melbourne. Stand our ground.

 

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33 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Just for good measure:  Clayton Oliver ($1500- Striking Lyons) and Aaron vandenBerg ($3000 Stiking Neale and making contact with umpire).  

Clearly, wearing red and blue means incidents are judged more severely than others!!

That was garbage by Oliver. 

Threw a cheap one when we were only 7pts down with 4 mins left and we had the momentum. They then kicked a goal to put it away.

Summed up a filthy day for the club from a discipline, injury and performance point of view.

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Unbelievable.    The AFL are intent on ruining the game.

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Must contest this.

There was no concussion and the player left the field unassisted.  He lay on the ground for so long because he ran into a 100kg man and had the wind completely knocked out of him.

The fact that Christian considers 'the look' of the incident when making his judgement is laughable.

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5 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

That was garbage by Oliver. 

Threw a cheap one when we were only 7pts down with 4 mins left and we had the momentum. They then kicked a goal to put it away.

Summed up a filthy day for the club from a discipline, injury and performance point of view.

Agreed, and good on the AFL for clamping down on all these little punches.

I would hope that no other Melbourne player does this now.

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1 hour ago, Neil Crompton said:

The opposition player was not watching where he was going. I think May probably thought that the player would look up and avoid May - but he didn't till it was too late.

Mind you, if May missed his chin and only collected as far up as his upper chest, the players chin would have gone forward initially, then back. If he struck the chin at all the head would have gone back straight away. judge for yourselves

Exactly what I thought, it also seemed a long time to allow berry to avoid may, I mean why should may get done for Berry's lack of awareness, may was stationary berry was moving, may is allowed to hold his ground and brace for impact.

 

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21 minutes ago, Damo said:

The $3.25 for Poor Adelaide is starting to entice.

Please!!!!

They will have no Dickson or Ryder.  

We still have Hibbo and the one and only Lord Nev. 

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36 minutes ago, Little Goffy said:

Sigh.

I hate the stupid off the ball bumps and sniping, but this was a 20-times-a-game shephard that just happend to hit awkwardly.

I don't see how a near-stationary player turning their body to receive the contact of someone running right at them (even if the opponent was just running stupidly rather than intentionally) can be a suspension offence.

 

Exactly, may was just standing there berry ran into him, he is allowed to hold his ground

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Surely Melbourne will appeal? Mumford bashed a bloke and got off. may stood his ground and protected himself. Christian is a friggin onanist.

 

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9 minutes ago, Demons11 said:

Please!!!!

They will have no Dickson or Ryder.  

We still have Hibbo and the one and only Lord Nev. 

Ryder’s a chance to play subject to how his surgery went.

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38 minutes ago, Jaded said:

Bottom line is, it was a silly thing to do. 

I like that he plays the line, but if he keeps crossing it, it will hurt the team. Should know better. Really disappointing. 

Simon Goodwin does not agree with you, Jaded. Like him I do not understand the fuss...

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I'd like to know what was in the ''medical report''.

Like others have already said, the ''look'' of the incident should be entirely irrelevant.

If the first contact was to the chin and not the neck then unfortunately he will not get off.  Hard to tell from the video.  He could have hit the chin first, or he may not have.  This is where Berry's recollection of events comes in.

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1 hour ago, Megatron said:

What do u expect him to do? Jump out of the way? Goodwin would’ve given him more than one week for doing that. 

You are allowed to block/body check a player from running through to receive the handball. There was no force for what May did. All he did was brace himself. 

As I said in my initial post Megatron, I'm not arguing the merit or otherwise of the decision, however I'm not convinced that all May did was block / body check or brace himself for contact.  To my eye, May led with his shoulder and was off the ground at the point of contact.  That was unnecessary, and likely to be costly.

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1 hour ago, joeboy said:

Ridiculous act by May.. one week penalty is appropriate 

What game are we watching? Australian rules football?

 

55 minutes ago, Tom Dyson said:

my patriotic mfc heart tells me to challenge the bs 

my brain tells me that he won't get off and that instead he should just cop the ban.

Translation: as MFCSS sufferers (long term, lapsed, and recovered), we accept that this kind of bullsh*t just happens to MFC

But this is the new MFC! If we have the nads to shoot for 70,000 member,s we have the nads to challenge the MRP lottery

 

48 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

I reckon we should appeal not only to get May off but to show our mettle - it is time we play the hard game like other clubs do.

1000%

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23 minutes ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

The fact that Christian considers 'the look' of the incident when making his judgement is laughable.

The entire MRP from its conception has been laughable. Business as usual.

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