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Good thing is that we’re ironing this stuff out early in the season, Clayton and Vanders were deliberate - good to send the message early. May on the other hand was just unlucky - probably should appeal..

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48 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. 

Jaded, i dont think May crossed the line. 

The AFL media machine has what it wants, a controversy on the eve of the season. We will appeal and May will be free to play round one, but not before it sends the fans into raptures and gives the media something to fill the media cycle. 

Relax, we've got this. 

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7 minutes ago, Deeoldfart said:

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.

Being on the ground or off the ground is irrelevant.

The only thing that's relevant is where contact was made.

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1 minute ago, chookrat said:

Jaded, i dont think May crossed the line. 

The AFL media machine has what it wants, a controversy on the eve of the season. We will appeal and May will be free to play round one, but not before it sends the fans into raptures and gives the media something to fill the media cycle. 

Relax, we've got this. 

I bloody hope so, all he did was brace for impact.

Fight Melbourne, give em hell.😈

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FMD the bump is dead. That should not be a week even in womens footy.

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To be honest, I'm not sure why people are surprised. 

He offered to bump and got him high. People who are saying who didn't get him in the head need to re-read the rule book before posting. high is anything above the shoulders. So the throat is high. 

And you cant argue that he was just standing still and was run into. he leant into him. Leaving the ground etc. is irrelevant.  he offered to bump and got him high. 

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Unfortunately I think the biggest factor in this ridiculous judgement ("the look"? Come on! I have seen much worse passed over.) is May's previous record. If they go to the Tribunal on the merits of this incident alone he should get off, so please Melbourne, appeal. The act wasn't intentional, so his club should back him up. It should be a fine, going by the other cases of "intentional" strikes from the same round.

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1 minute ago, Dr.D said:

To be honest, I'm not sure why people are surprised. 

He offered to bump and got him high. People who are saying who didn't get him in the head need to re-read the rule book before posting. high is anything above the shoulders. So the throat is high. 

And you cant argue that he was just standing still and was run into. he leant into him. Leaving the ground etc. is irrelevant.  he offered to bump and got him high. 

If May offers a bump, and Berry accepts it, he can't cry about it later when it hurts a little.  He needs to turn the offer down and run around him instead.

May should stop offering bumps to the opposition, though.  They can't handle it.  

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It's stupid play by May.

You can't deny he moves towards berry to make contact.

Yes, he wouldn't be suspend if he played for collingwood or essendon. Yes, he wouldn't be suspended if his name was dangerfield or selwood. And yes, it's horribly inconsistent, and will undoubtedly be inconsistent with other decisions from that moron christian this year.

But May stupidly put himself in the position to be judged by an inconsistent system.

Control what you can control.

It was dumb. I hope someone is privately tearing strips off him, especially if he is on $900k a year. It was a practice game ffs!

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21 minutes ago, ProDee said:

Being on the ground or off the ground is irrelevant.

The only thing that's relevant is where contact was made.

Yes and no imho

If he had lept into him it's intent .

He didn't..he just lent forward to brace the impact...as anyone might. No ?

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The  suspension doesn't feel right  to me . I hope this is appealed by the club. It certainly wasn't intentional.

A connect to the upper chest missing the chin but head drops forward causing a love tap to the chin.                           No concussion there just a nice love tap.

I have seen worse incidents than this and opposition clubs have backed and appealed for their players and many have got off.

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I reckon May will be fine. That Simon Goodwin commented on it indicates that he has the coaches support, especially given Goodwin generally plays a straight bat on such matters. Lets wait and see what the club does. 

Also if we do appeal i believe the rules have changed so that May does not risk a longer suspension but instead the club have to pay a fine in the event we are unsuccessful. 

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I actually thought VDB's stomach punch was the more stupid act. I'd have given him 1 week just for being that dumb

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Pissweak from Hairy Garry on 360. Adopting the AFL stance.

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I remember being incensed by some of Christian's decisions last year (not Melbourne players) and thinking the punishments were too lenient for some dangerous actions on the field. This year I will be following even more closely, and taking notes about his decisions because I cannot recall what I was so mad about. There seems to be many inconsistencies in his rulings, and some favouritism as well.

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Christian has just banned the bump. Appeal must happen, how was that medium contact? WHAT A JOKE THE AFL HAS ALWAYS HAD IT IN FOR US! CHRISTIAN IS A [censored]

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48 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

Height of stupidity to put yourself in a position to be rubbed out in a JLT. FMD.

Agree. Love May's aggression & I believe he's a bit stiff, but with a [censored] record he has let his team mates down.

Just didn't need to go there.

 

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2 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I agree, he’s off the scale. 

Besides, he only defends Catholic Archbishops these days. 

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If it was a Filth player, Christian would’ve slapped them with a fine.

Appeal, Christian ain’t part of the tribunal, so his level of ineptitude won’t be a problem at appeal.

Sure it was stupid of May, but it wasn’t suspension worthy.

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2 hours ago, Die Hard Demon said:

Looks to me gets him upper chest, chin whiplashes into the upper shoulder. 

Also, play it at normal speed. 2 Brisbane boys offered token and very short-lived objections, no free kick awarded...

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21 minutes ago, Clintosaurus said:

Pissweak from Hairy Garry on 360. Adopting the AFL stance.

He's lost to me

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2 hours 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. 

Actually you aren't allowed to do that at all. You are allowed to bump if the ball is within 5m but they cracked down on taking out a player that does the old give and go.

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