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I’m not going to let pesky facts prevent me from saying Free Kick Hawthorn when I feel like winding up hawk mates though.

That will change dramatically, West Coast play at home this week!

Adelaide +29, is that legit? That’s a huge number for only 2 rounds.

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Will have to be conscious of that this week against the Crows over there.

Surprised WC so low...

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Carlton got some absolute rubbish frees yesterday. That deliberate out of bounds call... oh boy.

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18 minutes ago, Demonland said:

We're getting closer to the red.

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Wow. That's 1.2 extra free kicks for each of the nine wins we've had.

You'd think it would reflect the ladder in some fashion.

Have Richmond players been spitting on umps or keying their cars?

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What's going on with West Coast? Only +3. Perhaps the umpire department's advice to umpires is to ignore crowd pressure. Oh that's right. Dean Margetts is not allowed to umpire W.A. games unless that's changed. He was a card carrying West Coast member a few years ago.

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11 minutes ago, MT64 said:

What's going on with West Coast? Only +3. Perhaps the umpire department's advice to umpires is to ignore crowd pressure. Oh that's right. Dean Margetts is not allowed to umpire W.A. games unless that's changed. He was a card carrying West Coast member a few years ago.

Actually, this is exactly what happened. Mid 2018, it started getting a lot of attention that the Eagles had a persistent bias for home decisions and a conscious effort was made by the afl umpiring department to look into it.

Since then the numbers have dropped a lot such that now theres no persistent statistical bias in the decisions for any team over a period of time (but thats no fun. Whinging is fun)  Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield. 

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They have to equalise the figures somehow without Pies and TWSNBN to consider their members/

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Absolutely no correlation whatsoever between free kick diff and ladder position, shock horror. Maybe we might eliminate the culture our sport has of relentlessly complaining about the umpiring and blaming losses on it? Nah, of course not.

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1 hour ago, Jaded said:

Carlton got some absolute rubbish frees yesterday. That deliberate out of bounds call... oh boy.

It horrible for both teams.

The umpires suddenly deciding that every tackle should result in holding the ball was simply awful.

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1 minute ago, Clint Bizkit said:

It horrible for both teams.

The umpires suddenly deciding that every tackle should result in holding the ball was simply awful.

Prior to the game starting everyone’s favourite commentator don’t expect any holding the ball free kicks today… lol 

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42 minutes ago, Nasher said:

Absolutely no correlation whatsoever between free kick diff and ladder position, shock horror. Maybe we might eliminate the culture our sport has of relentlessly complaining about the umpiring and blaming losses on it? Nah, of course not.

It's the free kicks that you don't get that hurt the most. Our percentage could be 300%. 😜

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20 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

I could care less

This saying (common in the USA)has always puzzled me as it indicates that there is some level of care.  Surely "I couldn't care less" is more apt as it signifies that you don't care at all.

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33 minutes ago, demonstone said:

This saying (common in the USA)has always puzzled me as it indicates that there is some level of care.  Surely "I couldn't care less" is more apt as it signifies that you don't care at all.

Yes boss

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Richmond's figure is astounding - almost twice as negative as the next worst (ie, -56 to Hawthorn's -30). I wonder why this is the case? After 9 rounds it's surely statistically significant, so what's the cause? Purely conjecture, but I wonder if it's a sign of a team that's struggling and giving away free kicks to compensate for its inability to "keep up". Of course, their natural talent means they are still 8th on the ladder, but I just wonder whether the free kick differential is a sign that they are about to go over the cliff?

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2 hours ago, MT64 said:

Oh that's right. Dean Margetts is not allowed to umpire W.A. games unless that's changed.

He did their game yesterday. So did Jeff 'STAAAAANNNDDD' Dalgleish who is also from Perth.

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21 minutes ago, Clintosaurus said:

He did their game yesterday. So did Jeff 'STAAAAANNNDDD' Dalgleish who is also from Perth.

Thanks for the update. It's like the $$$$ decision came into play and cheaper to use local umpires. I shall wait with bated breath for when we play over there. Hopefully the umpire dept have coached him to see both sides.

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Would be interesting to see what the majority of the free kicks are for. In the case of the dogs they generally win a lot more footy then their opponent so not that surprising they would win more free kicks With the way they transition the ball they would put a lot of pressure on opposition in the back half as well creating nervous defenders making mistakes with holding/pushing etc.

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