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10 minutes ago, Queanbeyan Demon said:
  • Played against Melbourne and the umpires tonight.

Seriously?  The Umps were searching for frees to pay to GC all night.  That free to Rankine on the boundary...  WTF?  And the two dodgy frees to give Ellis his second goal.  Then there were all of the HTB decisions they paid to GC that they refused to pay to us...  The umps were a disgrace all night. 

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4 minutes ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

Seriously?  The Umps were searching for frees to pay to GC all night.  That free to Rankine on the boundary...  WTF?  And the two dodgy frees to give Ellis his second goal.  Then there were all of the HTB decisions they paid to GC that they refused to pay to us...  The umps were a disgrace all night. 

Seriously right? Over on their FB page, they are ropeable about the umpiring. 

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You’ve got to love it when both sets of supporters think they got the rough end of the pineapple with the umpiring. It’s why I don’t bother - I know I’m too one-eyed to judge objectively. Everyone who is invested in a team is.

Our game is hard to umpire, made harder by ever-changing rules and interpretations, and weird and wonderful calls will get made sometimes. I reckon the culture of moaning about all the time is one of the uglier aspects of our game.

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3 hours ago, Nasher said:

You’ve got to love it when both sets of supporters think they got the rough end of the pineapple with the umpiring. It’s why I don’t bother - I know I’m too one-eyed to judge objectively. Everyone who is invested in a team is.

Our game is hard to umpire, made harder by ever-changing rules and interpretations, and weird and wonderful calls will get made sometimes. I reckon the culture of moaning about all the time is one of the uglier aspects of our game.

Whilst I'm completely aligned with the thrust of your thread Nasher, I'm really surprised not to have read any analysis on the near elimination of biased umpiring performances during the Covid crisis and the obvious conclusion that the "noise of affirmation" phenomena is an irrefutable reality.

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3 hours ago, Nasher said:

You’ve got to love it when both sets of supporters think they got the rough end of the pineapple with the umpiring. It’s why I don’t bother - I know I’m too one-eyed to judge objectively. Everyone who is invested in a team is.

Our game is hard to umpire, made harder by ever-changing rules and interpretations, and weird and wonderful calls will get made sometimes. I reckon the culture of moaning about all the time is one of the uglier aspects of our game.

Good point Nasher, maybe this topic should have it's own thread, but I think with the game slowing down due to the u/12 type tactics of teams these days, do we really need 3 (and sometimes 4 umpires),? Each has their own interpretation of the rules, which only fuels the inconsistency argument.  Most umpires are guessers, that is why habitual actors like Danger and Duckwood get frees paid to them constantly.

I think the game needs just 2 umpires, lets face it for most of the game they are stuck one half or the other, I'm a great believer in human frailties being part of the game, get rid of the goal line technology, cut down to two umpires (one at each end) and let them make mistakes like everyone else  Shrug and get on with the game (win some lose some)

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