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I’m surprised Maxy hasn’t copped a fine for the big boy comment.

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1 hour ago, Redleg said:

Don't ask me. All I know is that Coaches said last year Max was too dominant and they would talk to the umpiring department and the next thing you know there are 5 frees against him in the Saints game. Those frees have never been paid to him or against any other ruckmen since.

The we see one umpire pay 2 more of the same that were just plainly wrong. One was a gift goal  when we were a chance to win and then we lose by 8 points.

That incident in particular really infuriated me.  It was clear the umpires changed their interpretation on the rule and were out to clamp down and get Max on that rule that day.  So poorly managed.  Instead of some kind of mid week or pre game breifing, they just unleashed on game day to the clear disadvantage of Max and the MFC.  Was absolutely disgusting.

The AFL play such favorites when there are these interpretations on the fringes that impact on and/or are taken advantage of by certain players.  Think Selwood milking head high tackles for years and Buddy Franklin being able to run off the line during his approach to goal because of his 'natural arc'.

 

#freemax  #itsruckcraftbigboy

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9 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

I’m surprised Maxy hasn’t copped a fine for the big boy comment.

I don't think the AFL would want to bring the football world into disrepute by doing that.  I think even they are attuned enough to realize that big Maxy would have the weight of the football public behind him on this one.

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5 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

That incident in particular really infuriated me.  It was clear the umpires changed their interpretation on the rule and were out to clamp down and get Max on that rule that day.  So poorly managed.  Instead of some kind of mid week or pre game breifing, they jus unleashed on game day to the clear disadvantage of Max and the MFC.  Was absolutely disgusting.

The AFL play such favorites when there are these interpretations on the fringes that impact on and/or are taken advantage of by certain players.  Think Selwood milking head high tackles for years and Buddy Franklin being able to run off the line during his approach to goal because of his 'natural arc'.

Really puts the Amateur in Amateur Football League...

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2 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Really puts the Amateur in Amateur Football League...

If only Gil the dil and his cronies weren't getting paid the millions of dollars they do at the expense of the everyday punters.

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i'd call a block using your body

using an arm would come under shepherding,  holding, chopping or pushing.....but not a block

reading those appallingly worded ruck rules i can only think what a joke

the afl just seem totally unable to write the rules of the game adequately

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1 hour ago, daisycutter said:

i'd call a block using your body

using an arm would come under shepherding,  holding, chopping or pushing.....but not a block

reading those appallingly worded ruck rules i can only think what a joke

the afl just seem totally unable to write the rules of the game adequately

Have to be written inadequately in order to allow inconsistent interpretation.

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8 hours ago, dpositive said:

Have to be written inadequately in order to allow inconsistent interpretation.

It's tempting to believe that because if they were serious about having clear rules they'd get a team of lawyers to re-write the laws properly to clear up inconsistencies. Because of the nature of the game, there will always be difficulties, but there is no need for the current mess.

Even getting a copy of the rules from the AFL is not easy which seems to imply they don't want fans discussing the actual rules and comparing them to what actually happens.  

 

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If this club had any gonads..... ( i can just stop there really :( )

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On 7/15/2019 at 9:28 PM, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

That incident in particular really infuriated me.  It was clear the umpires changed their interpretation on the rule and were out to clamp down and get Max on that rule that day.  So poorly managed.  Instead of some kind of mid week or pre game breifing, they just unleashed on game day to the clear disadvantage of Max and the MFC.  Was absolutely disgusting.

The AFL play such favorites when there are these interpretations on the fringes that impact on and/or are taken advantage of by certain players.  Think Selwood milking head high tackles for years and Buddy Franklin being able to run off the line during his approach to goal because of his 'natural arc'.

 

#freemax  #itsruckcraftbigboy

It would be “interesting” to scrutinize the Sportsbet accounts of everyone associated with the running of the game. 

However I guess there would be far too many aliases and mates accounts to do this thoroughly.  

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4 hours ago, monoccular said:

It would be “interesting” to scrutinize the Sportsbet accounts of everyone associated with the running of the game. 

However I guess there would be far too many aliases and mates accounts to do this thoroughly.  

Talking of which I wounder what the odds would have been for the MFC to finish bottom 4 this season back in January?

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Bloody disappointing the club has made no attempt to get this clarified by the AFL, registered no complaint. Umps nobbling our greatest (only?) asset.

 

So here we are, yet again, wallowing in the swamp at the bottom of the ladder, where we've been for the fifty years I've been a supporter. 

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11 minutes ago, Jara said:

Bloody disappointing the club has made no attempt to get this clarified by the AFL, registered no complaint. Umps nobbling our greatest (only?) asset.

 

So here we are, yet again, wallowing in the swamp at the bottom of the ladder, where we've been for the fifty years I've been a supporter. 

Lighten up Jara, we have played a few finals and even Grand Finals in that time, so not in the swamp at the bottom of the ladder for 50 years.

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43 minutes ago, ManDee said:

Lighten up Jara, we have played a few finals and even Grand Finals in that time, so not in the swamp at the bottom of the ladder for 50 years.

we've never REALLY got completely out of the swamp....and thats the problem

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Opposition rucks are allowed to jump into Max 3 seconds before the ball is available to be tapped but that's OK.....

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Just now, jnrmac said:

Opposition rucks are allowed to jump into Max 3 seconds before the ball is available to be tapped but that's OK.....

what other club would sit back ?? You reckon Hawks? Filth ? Windy Hill ? Puddycats ? Norf ?   I doubt it ..Demons.....for sure.  If there is anything you could safely put money on is we do NOTHING

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1 hour ago, Jara said:

Bloody disappointing the club has made no attempt to get this clarified by the AFL, registered no complaint. Umps nobbling our greatest (only?) asset.

 

So here we are, yet again, wallowing in the swamp at the bottom of the ladder, where we've been for the fifty years I've been a supporter. 

If Goody gets asked about it later this week I reckon he will say they would have asked or Max would have asked for clarification.

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7 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

If Goody gets asked about it later this week I reckon he will say they would have asked or Max would have asked for clarification.

The nicey nicey way ..if actually done. And it gets you NOWHERE

The whole point of kicking up a stink and playing the game in the media s Eddie or Scott or Jeff etc would is to put that idiot Dill Gil on his back haunches and put the league on notice we simply aren't going to accept this. Thats how you do it. 

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5 hours ago, ManDee said:

Lighten up Jara, we have played a few finals and even Grand Finals in that time, so not in the swamp at the bottom of the ladder for 50 years.

Oh yeah, that's right. Couple of grannies. I went to em - knew we were gonna lose. I'm happy enough with life in general, but that's in spite of, rather than because of,  the team i was born supporting.

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2 hours ago, Jara said:

Oh yeah, that's right. Couple of grannies. I went to em - knew we were gonna lose. I'm happy enough with life in general, but that's in spite of, rather than because of,  the team i was born supporting.

think of all the wonderful character building opportunity you've had.....you lucky bastard.

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2 hours ago, daisycutter said:

think of all the wonderful character building opportunity you've had.....you lucky bastard.

Aren't  we all !!!

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We could always rest Max and play Charlie Spargo in the ruck in protest, citing the Max Gawn rule and cost of giving away frees in the oppositions F50 because is ruckman is too tall and skilled. 

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