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The only reason the umpiring decisions were a factor is because Brisbane kicked themselves out of the game.

Daniher can’t kick. Hipwood lethal from 50 out on the boundary but can’t nail his regulation shots.

Brisbane have grown soft playing at home for a year against tired Hub teams. I don’t think they play finals this year.

Geelong will win most of their games down there but they’re not to be feared and will win no premiership this year or next for that matter.

From a Dees perspective I would take great heart watching that game last night. We should beat them in Round 4. May handles Hawkins. Match them on the inside and use the wide open spaces of the G to tire out their old legs.

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Remove tag Neale ref. Thank you whispering Jack
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8 minutes ago, Better days ahead said:

The only reason the umpiring decisions were a factor is because Brisbane kicked themselves out of the game.

Daniher can’t kick. Hipwood lethal from 50 out on the boundary but can’t nail his regulation shots.

Brisbane have grown soft playing at home for a year against tired Hub teams. I don’t think they play finals this year.

Geelong will win most of their games down there but they’re not to be feared and will win no premiership this year or next for that matter.

From a Dees perspective I would take great heart watching that game last night. We should beat them in Round 4. Tag Neale, May handles Hawkins. Match them on the inside and use the wide open spaces of the G to tire out their old legs.

Do we have to tag Neale in Round 4?

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5 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Do we have to tag Neale in Round 4?

We don't but we will just for the hell of it. 

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Had geelong lost the game in similar circumstances , chris scott would have seen the tape of the brisbane player incorrect disposal a number of times before the presser. 

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10 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I have a feeling Geelong will win as a result of a dodgy free kick, one of their players will flop. I can feel it, deep down, in my plums. 

What are your feelings on tonight's Tattslotto numbers. I'm just asking for a friend.

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8 hours ago, Macca said:

It wasn't a great standard tonight.  Neither team took on the corridor enough.  Both teams played cute.

Neither team can finish top 4 if that's what they're going to serve up.  Dangerfield & Cameron might make a difference but Fagan has some work on his hands with Brisbane

From what I saw Geelong are persisting with the rope a dope patience game that took us three quarters to adapt to, and deal with at the 'G last year. I hope we've it worked out in two weeks time. We finished all over them and but for a narrow miss would have stolen the game in the last 15 seconds (Tomlinson from 50).

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I hate Selwood, in fact all the Jee-long team, but Selwood the most. Although if Dangerfield had been playing it would have been a toss up.

I feel sorry for Lachy Neale. He got harassed so much. 

That moron Scott pulls faces at so many umpiring decisions during matches. Then after the match has the temerity to say "I feel sorry for the umpires. It's such a difficult game to umpire". So I hate him too. Although probably not as much as Selwood.

P.S. Rohan is right up there (or should that be down there) with Selwood and Dangerfield.

PPS.  Shame Harry Taylor isn't still playing. I quite liked him.

 

 

 

 

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Prior Opportunity: a designation to a Player in Possession of the Football who:
(a) is balanced and steady; or
(b) attempts to evade or fend an opponent; or
(c) has taken a Mark or been awarded a Free Kick; or
(d) has driven their head into a stationary or near stationary opponent.

 

The bigger issue is the amount of throwing going on under the umps' noses.

But the umps routinely fail to penalise incorrect disposal in match after match after match. The refereeing of the game has been in crisis for several seasons.

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59 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

The bigger issue is the amount of throwing going on under the umps' noses

Agree, the Selwood throw is an example of how reticent the umpires are to call this.  It used to be that you needed to have the hand holding the ball stationary for it 'not' to be called a throw.  Move both hands in unison and you were often called for throwing the ball regardless of the contact you made with the other hand. 

 

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14 hours ago, Demonland said:

He should because they should stamp that behind the play stuff out however the dolt missed and will get off. 

There was footage of Neale on the ground holding his jaw prior to them showing the Rohan strike (which was ten or so minutes later).  Neale stayed down for a long time and looked in real distress that might have explained why he was so animated with Rohan.   A simple round arm to the chest wouldn't suggest him holding up three fingers.  A lot will depend on the medical report after the game.  I think there's probably some evidence that Rohan did connect with Neale's jaw. 

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12 hours ago, rjay said:

Agree 'Red' and interestingly one of the commentators said when Scott approached the umps last year an expected please explain was not forthcoming from the AFL.

Remind me...who runs the AFL footy department? and who did he play for?

mmmm

Yes it's a conspiracy theory but in all honesty they need to be seen to do the right thing and they don't.

Is it any wonder fans don't trust the AFL to do the right thing.

Scott should be hauled over the coals for this...

...by the way, I was hoping a player did go up and get in his face and then see his reaction.

Me too. I also hoped someone took him on to see what would happen.

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11 hours ago, Macca said:

 

I'm not denying it wasn't a poor decision ... of course it was.  I'd just prefer to look at the big picture rather than isolated moments.  Besides which, the umpire might not have had a clear view of the incident

But that poor decision is not the prime reason that the Lions lost the game

Did you watch the game?

If so, let us know your evaluation of Brisbane's first quarter and a half. 

Don't hold back either.  A proper evaluation.

Most here have acknowledged that the Lions were really poor in the first half

Now, if they had have come out of the blocks as they should have,  that last decision wouldn't have had any consequences.

By the way, Fagan has just said that he is not concerned about that non decision ... good on him.  Otherwise he gives his players an out

 

 

 

That's where we differ. Whether they played badly or indifferently prior, the non - decision is the prime reason the game went to Geelong. If the umpire doesn't [censored] himself (as so many do down there), that game goes to Brisbane.

If I was a Geelong member, I'd be very disappointed that games are now televised there in Prime time. Other than West Coast, there's really no other place that shafts the opposition. And the icing on the cake is that because it's a marginal seat, their facilities are state of art. If you're sensing I dislike these pracks, you're on to something.

 

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5 minutes ago, Return to Glory said:

That's where we differ. Whether they played badly or indifferently prior, the non - decision is the prime reason the game went to Geelong. If the umpire doesn't [censored] himself (as so many do down there), that game goes to Brisbane.

If I was a Geelong member, I'd be very disappointed that games are now televised there in Prime time. Other than West Coast, there's really no other place that shafts the opposition. And the icing on the cake is that because it's a marginal seat, their facilities are state of art. If you're sensing I dislike these pracks, you're on to something.

 

Well said Mr. Coogan

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3 hours ago, RigidMiddleDigit said:

What are your feelings on tonight's Tattslotto numbers. I'm just asking for a friend.

3, 11, 15, 17, 23, 36, 5*, 33*

Keep them to yourself. 

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Just a question in my mind from last nights game. Geelong had used all their rotations with 4-5 minutes to go. Can you make a medical sub if you have no rotations left?

Might be another loophole to exploit for an additional rotation if so....

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13 hours ago, Demonland said:

Definitely dropping the ball. 

 

What an absolute joke. 3 umpires out there and nobody saw it? The most blatant HTB of all time. 
even the dog in the ARC would have called that free

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1 hour ago, Return to Glory said:

That's where we differ. Whether they played badly or indifferently prior, the non - decision is the prime reason the game went to Geelong. If the umpire doesn't [censored] himself (as so many do down there), that game goes to Brisbane.

If I was a Geelong member, I'd be very disappointed that games are now televised there in Prime time. Other than West Coast, there's really no other place that shafts the opposition. And the icing on the cake is that because it's a marginal seat, their facilities are state of art. If you're sensing I dislike these pracks, you're on to something.

 

Well there is close to zero emotion with me and I rarely if ever talk through my hip pocket so one umpiring decision means absolutely nothing. 

Besides which, there were more than a dozen questionable decisions made last night (due to any number of factors)

Fact is that Brisbane didn't turn up and that's why they lost.  Do you reckon any of the Lions players or coaches are concerned with one howler at the end of the game?  If they are they're in the wrong game

Try looking at the big picture and then you'll see it my way.  If I was a Lions supporter I'd be thinking my team has got ahead of itself ... and there would be zero excuses.  Swans kicked 23 goals against them last week and then they start like that against Geelong ... pathetic

Lets just agree to disagree ... we obviously view sport differently and that isn't going to change

I see what you see (poor umpiring decisions) but have a different evaluation from an overall point of view.

All teams are on the receiving end of questionable decisions and all the teams are beneficiaries of poor decisions.

Teams need to be above all that ... be the best team and a few howlers won't matter

That is how I view it ... try it sometime,  you might find that all that angst you and others display is futile anyway

But if you prefer to howl at the moon, go right ahead - won't bother me

I skim past those sort of posts

 

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