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I honestly can’t see the controversy. If it was touched it was clearly after it crossed the goal line. Clear goal, move on.

GOTY. 1 on 3 clutch goal at crucial time.

Maybe if they had of awarded Trac the mark, he could have roosted it home in a manner that no one could get their hands near it. 🤔

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If they do decide to install goal line tech at every facility then they should at least go for 60+ frames per second in HD quality. I’m still baffled by how old the tech is. What about an adoption of Hawkeye? That would be some sort of innovation wouldn’t it!

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11 minutes ago, Mel Bourne said:

The bounce into goal was also pretty delightful. The joys of an oval ball, or as my dad would call it “Sherrin-dipity”. 

The Saints haven’t had much luck when it comes to “Sherrin-dipity”! 😛

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11 hours ago, Rusty Nails said:

Any team other than maybe Norf & GC the commentators would have been saying "clear goal".

Even the goal line official in the box said "i think he touched it but there's no clear vision, stay with the umpires call" even though to me there was no clear evidence to suggest how he came to that conclusion.  The ball gained momentum and was just across the line imv even IF he did manage to get a nail on it at some stage.

Everyone's been kicking us for decades not just KC.  Some habits are hard to break and people are like sheep & keep falling in to line with the mainstream kicking.

RF what have GC and Norf  got to doveith the decision and making them different.

Storm in teacup as Ump was in best position and call was referred back as that as many decisions are even with full blown ARC technology.

Saints fans are rightly upset that they dropped a game against us as they clearly don't rate us due to the 20/3 result over the last decade and since their 2006 qualifying final loss. They blew it with some errant goal kicking early persistent long bombing of the ball to forwards who were out matched on the day primarily by "the wall" Stephan May who was as good as SOS Rance and Scarlett combined.

Thirdly like us their passing to their forwards when attempted was below par for a team sitting 6th.

Ratten fell asleep at the wheel also and for once Goody wasn't tested with slick game changes which test his creativity to the limit.

Move on folks check the result in the papers check the ladder we are in the Top8 and providing we take each match one at a time Have every chance of returning to Finals.

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13 hours ago, Demonland said:

One St. Kilda nuffy on social media was claiming that they should take the points away from Melbourne and award the match to St. Kilda.

Another suggested that they should replay the game mid-week. Not sure when mid-week is considering we play again on Thursday.

Cooper Grech is the biggest nuffy on social media, and that is saying something. His Facebook page did not even have Tracc in the team of the week he is so salty.

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23 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Even if it was judged a point there is no guarantee they would have got the next goal.  It would have been a kick-in instead of a centre bounce. 

We defended the kick-ins very well.  They spent a lot of the game switching back and forth in our i50 so there is every chance we would have locked it in or kicked a goal ourselves and we still would have won.

There was six minutes to go with any number of outcomes if it had been a point.  It wasn't.  We won.  End of story!

Commentators saying we escaped with a lucky goal are being disingenuous.

Indeed ... it would have brought about a completely different series of events. Who knows what that would have been.

In any event, Petracca freakin marked the ball, or at the very least should have been awarded a free kick. (ALA free kick to Membrey awarded against Viney.)

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Just now, Diamond_Jim said:

Not quite up to the Jack Watts QB goal  but nice...

Definitely that Saints player was not chasing it hard until it took the bounce. Perhaps the Saints supporters might like to highlight that.

Just a bit of fun. Hopefully it annoys some Saints fans who might have it sent to them.

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I like the AFL sending out an edict to all grounds hosting AFL matches to make sure their camera technology is up to scratch.

Well AFL how about you sort out the grounds that can host matches with the right standards in the first place? Do you even think of this stuff. Its in your rule book so you need to step up and make compliance with your Magna Carta part of the deal in all respects. How about you fork out for some camera equipment and send it to grounds that may be struggling financially and work out a standard to where it all goes, otherwise leave it up to the friggin goal umpy! Employ 3 if you have to !!

FMD 2 12yo kids with mobile phones taped to the goal posts could do better.

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10 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

It was touched over the line. 
The umpire was beautifully positioned to look at the entire incident 

They called it a goal

That is all

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33 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

It was touched over the line. 
The umpire was beautifully positioned to look at the entire incident 

They called it a goal

That is all

Laughingly this morning on SEN Kane Corness admitted the umpire was in a perfect psootion and then went on

                                        "...but from where I was sitting it looked touched to me..."

From his couch in his Adelaide loungeroom.

This has to win some sort of media quote award this year surely?

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Looked over to me but who knows. Doesn't matter now. It's a goal. They're going to put goal line cameras at every game. Convo over.

But also...

He marked that ball. Even if the St. Kilda defender got some of that first touch this is mark every day of the week, I've seen one of these called everygame even when the other player gets first touch. Trac gets the majority of the first touch with his hand in front and you can see by the way the ball goes straight up that he had control of it using more palm as opposed to the other players swiping fingers (of which he if go most of it the ball would travel sideways). 

If this wasn't deemed a goal or simply rolled through for a behind we would be having a different more frustrating conversation as demons supporters because that was a mark. Quite a brilliant Petracca pure strength and skills mark.

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14 minutes ago, Demon17 said:

Laughingly this morning on SEN Kane Corness admitted the umpire was in a perfect psootion and then went on

                                        "...but from where I was sitting it looked touched to me..."

From his couch in his Adelaide loungeroom.

This has to win some sort of media quote award this year surely?

"far be it for me to be an imbecile, however..."

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On 8/30/2020 at 1:32 PM, Demonland said:

 

Perhaps if Fox threw in a bit more money,  the problem wouldn't have occurred..... 

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36 minutes ago, Demon17 said:

Laughingly this morning on SEN Kane Corness admitted the umpire was in a perfect psootion and then went on

                                        "...but from where I was sitting it looked touched to me..."

From his couch in his Adelaide loungeroom.

This has to win some sort of media quote award this year surely?

Yes i heard that too. It was good comedy

He makes his own news. :)

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Looked clearly over the line before the defender was even close to touching the ball - surprised they even called for a review TBH

Kane Cornes wouldn't know if his ar$e was on fire 

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13 minutes ago, willmoy said:

Perhaps if Fox threw in a bit more money,  the problem wouldn't have occurred..... 

But then there would be less opportunity for controversey which Fox loves.

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