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Those 4 goals in the second quarter


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You know the ones I'm talking about.  Those 4 in the second quarter that Geelong kicked in about 1 and a half minutes of playing time.  Those 4 that almost cost us the minor premiership.

I remember myself getting very angry during that particular period because of what seemed at first watch to be several non-calls but until tonight I haven't had a chance to have a second look.  I actually wondered if I had imagined the non-calls due to the peak excitement of the moment, but on closer examinination (using Kayo Slomo), I wasn't imangining anything.

Goal 1 (~6:10 left on the clock) - A boundary throw in on Geelongs half forwardline.  Clear throw by Selwood that a few disposals later ends in a Hawking goal.  Was picked up in some media.

Goal 2 (5:33 left on clock) - Danger runs 20m+ without bouncing then kicks the goal.  It's well established that the width of the mowed stripes is 10m (check it for yourself using the 5 stripes from the 50m line to the goal line).  He takes a mark right in the middle of a light green stripe, then plays on, running all the way to half through the next light green stripe (half a light, a full dark, then another half light), so easy to work out he ran at least 20m (he didn't run straight towards goal).  Counting steps was harder because he puts in lots of fast small steps, but I count about 17 full running strides, which works out to about 22m.

Goal 3 (5:25 left on clock) - Danger again runs 17-18m before handpassing which a for possesions later ends with Close(?) kicking the goal.  Starts half way through the lighter green again and disposes 2 or 3m into the next light green stripe.  Not a great deal over the 15m, but it still could/should have been called.

Goal 4 (5:05 left on clock) - This one I'm far less certain of but it looks like a throw by Danger.  50:50 really.  Rohan marks and goals in the same passage.

 

9 goals in a row was very worrying and still is, but we were desperately unlucky for at least 2 or 3 of them.

 

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4 minutes ago, S_T said:

You know the ones I'm talking about.  Those 4 in the second quarter that Geelong kicked in about 1 and a half minutes of playing time.  Those 4 that almost cost us the minor premiership.

I remember myself getting very angry during that particular period because of what seemed at first watch to be several non-calls but until tonight I haven't had a chance to have a second look.  I actually wondered if I had imagined the non-calls due to the peak excitement of the moment, but on closer examinination (using Kayo Slomo), I wasn't imangining anything.

Goal 1 (~6:10 left on the clock) - A boundary throw in on Geelongs half forwardline.  Clear throw by Selwood that a few disposals later ends in a Hawking goal.  Was picked up in some media.

Goal 2 (5:33 left on clock) - Danger runs 20m+ without bouncing then kicks the goal.  It's well established that the width of the mowed stripes is 10m (check it for yourself using the 5 stripes from the 50m line to the goal line).  He takes a mark right in the middle of a light green stripe, then plays on, running all the way to half through the next light green stripe (half a light, a full dark, then another half light), so easy to work out he ran at least 20m (he didn't run straight towards goal).  Counting steps was harder because he puts in lots of fast small steps, but I count about 17 full running strides, which works out to about 22m.

Goal 3 (5:25 left on clock) - Danger again runs 17-18m before handpassing which a for possesions later ends with Close(?) kicking the goal.  Starts half way through the lighter green again and disposes 2 or 3m into the next light green stripe.  Not a great deal over the 15m, but it still could/should have been called.

Goal 4 (5:05 left on clock) - This one I'm far less certain of but it looks like a throw by Danger.  50:50 really.  Rohan marks and goals in the same passage.

 

9 goals in a row was very worrying and still is, but we were desperately unlucky for at least 2 or 3 of them.

 

Yep I had to go back and watch to see why we leaked so badly. They probably kicked 2 decent goals. The rest were umpire screw ups, total flukes, and a couple of our errors. Just glad we were able to reel them in.

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And as I recall at least two of their marks that resulted in goals were about 8-10 meters.  

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I haven’t got back to watch the replay, so this is purely from memory, which has probably been damaged by the celebratory post games drink-a-thon, but a very late free for holding the ball against ANB, when he had no prior opportunity, seemed the moment the quarter turned against us. 

There was also one against BBB in the second that I thought had to be a push in the back, but was also a very dodgy holding the ball. 

That quarter nothing went right,.  The bounce of the ball, strange frees against us, obvious missed frees against them, flukey goals….  But poor defence at the front of the square also contributed. 

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I thought the 2nd quarter turned when our mid field went missing. Dangers goal was 55m and that is very hard to defend against.  Hawkins off the ground was fortunate.

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I mentioned in a post that when watching live it seemed were playing poorly.

But i think i have too much emotion at times.

Watching the replay we were not doing too much wrong. We didn't stick a few tackles as well as we could.Defence got a bit overwhelmed from cats doing really well with centre clearances. But a few of those were from free kicks.

Cats seemed to get lucky bounces and the fall of kicks. It happens in a strange way at times.

But the umpiring on the whole was below par especially with the insufficient intents.

I reckon in about seven of our last eight games we won the free kick count on one occasion.

I'm so glad were not playing port at home.

Good luck to the cats i reckon.

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