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Anyone else think it is very poor for Adelaide Crows Director (and good mate of Dangerfield) Mark Ricutto to come out and support Danger over the welfare of one of his own very young players.  What me

The guy had gotten rid of the ball and was looking downfield. Danger came in from the side. He could have grabbed him, pushed him or done nothing as he didn't have the ball and wasn't expecting b

Where was Nibbler's "bad luck"? A tackle, a legal execution of a skill of the game ended with bad luck where the victim hit his head on the ground. No instead the Adelaide medical staff threw Nibbler

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Genuinely shocked that he got the three weeks.  
Personally, I think three weeks is a bit much, but I also believe that it would be given to any other player in the league if they did the same thing.

Shocked the ‘good bloke’ loophole didn’t work this time.

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2 minutes ago, DubDee said:

How long until Geelong appeal?

id give it 30 minutes

Not sure they can given the guilty plea.

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Shocked Oh My God GIF by Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtMe reading the news tonight... well done to the AFL for finally not letting a big name off 

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Three weeks is his right whack, I reckon. 

I wonder if this forum would have been paying such close attention to this matter if we weren't playing Geelong in three weeks time!

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Actually quite surprised the tribunal came down with 3 weeks. I think it’s right because he chose to bump, he didn’t have to engage in that contact so the moment the player came away with a concussion and broken nose he should’ve always been in trouble. But to see them actually do it to a star player is refreshing. 

Makes Geelong’s start to the year a lot tougher, love it!

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21 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

He had no option to tackle - the ball was gone. And no option to smother - the video shrinks distance down, he wasn't realistically going to smother a handball. 

Nor did he have 10 steps to decide what to do. He's corralling and protecting the corridor, likely thinking a tackle is the option until Kelly goes to handball, in which case at the last minute he bumps to stop Kelly's run.

It's a late bump that's unfortunate and shouldn't have been so forceful. If you're going to check a guys run you can do that just by blocking the space in front of them. 

He bumped and it went wrong, that's about all that the video shows. There doesn't need to be extra sinister motivations added to it.

If he had no option to tackle or smother then he was late and shouldn't have even laid a bump. He could have avoided contact altogether unlike the Viney/Lynch incident several years ago

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9 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Sloane, another Dangerfield great mate but also Kelly's captain is saying Kelly "... ran into a guy with a rock-hard melon. I've ran into that bloke, Danger, a couple of times and you certainly do come off second best normally."

I wouldn't be too happy if my captain said it was my fault after the injuries I sustained.  It is salt into the wound after Ricutto yesterday said it was 'bad luck'.

Isn't Kelly's father Craig Kelly, a senior AFL Player Manager.  I wounder if we will hear from him. 

tbh I find it quite unsavoury that Ricutto and Sloane are batting for a mate rather than one of their own kids.  imv if they can't support Kelly they should  keep quiet and stay out of it.

Interesting that Adelaide didn't have the same forgiving nature when Trengove got done for tackling Dangerfield or ANB last year. They were quick to whip out the medical reports on those occasions.

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Tough [censored] Danger. Catch ya in Round 20 or whenever we play Geelong next. Unlikely, but fingers crossed dads army has bombed out of finals contention by then.

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Well I'm with Danger's lawyer, the Oxford and Macquarie dictionaries and Siri on agreeing this wasn't the definition of severe. I would've graded it as high. But the AFL are scared stiff on concussions right now so severe it is. Actually credit to Danger and his lawyer that they gave up the silly self defence angle. 

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29 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

SIRI got it wrong - WTF is going on with this tribunal.......can expect a huge condemnation letter from apple

They’ll definitely be giving Alexa a crack next time

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11 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Well I'm with Danger's lawyer, the Oxford and Macquarie dictionaries and Siri on agreeing this wasn't the definition of severe. I would've graded it as high. But the AFL are scared stiff on concussions right now so severe it is. Actually credit to Danger and his lawyer that they gave up the silly self defence angle. 

they've set the precedent with anb and one other player - concussion = severe

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18 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Well I'm with Danger's lawyer, the Oxford and Macquarie dictionaries and Siri on agreeing this wasn't the definition of severe. I would've graded it as high. But the AFL are scared stiff on concussions right now so severe it is. Actually credit to Danger and his lawyer that they gave up the silly self defence angle. 

Concussion is severe 

Kelly was out cold

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Should have got 5 weeks. The view from the other video shown longtitudinally displays a more pronounced picture! and it is more damning. I reckon Geelong and player might think they got of lightly!

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