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10 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

Not one of the frees against Ess were from Weightman diving or milking a free, the ump got the one clearly wrong, I have no idea how anyone could dislike Weightman for something not of his doing. Bizarre.

Perhaps not, but he is certainly playing for them now though.  Perhaps the Essendon game has made him think getting a kick via a soft free is the easier way play.

I don't like it when opposition players do it, and I don't like it when MFC players do it.  The game is hard enough to umpire as it is without players trying to milk free kicks.

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1 hour ago, Vipercrunch said:

Perhaps not, but he is certainly playing for them now though.  Perhaps the Essendon game has made him think getting a kick via a soft free is the easier way play.

I don't like it when opposition players do it, and I don't like it when MFC players do it.  The game is hard enough to umpire as it is without players trying to milk free kicks.

Totally agree, unless there’s been a shocking decision earlier in the game and I see it as a square up I hate seeing our players not play it in the spirit of the game and get rewarded for it. To be fair I can’t say it happens very often, Clarry is a bit of a flopper at times but plays the game as hard as anyone so can’t ever question his commitment to the contest. Weightman on the other hand plays the game soft, and plays for frees. 

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3 hours ago, Cards13 said:

Not one of the frees against Ess were from Weightman diving or milking a free, the ump got the one clearly wrong, I have no idea how anyone could dislike Weightman for something not of his doing. Bizarre.

I don't dislike Weightman.  He didn't dive but he played for 3 of the 4 frees vs Ess.

The first he dropped the ball, pushed up the op arm wrapping it around his own neck and nestled his head in opp shoulder:  High. 

The second he virtually put himself in Draper's armpit:  High. 

The third he leaned back on his opp who was on the ground and no where to go:  Holding. 

The 4th was a mistake by the umpire.

Those 4 goals gave the Bulldogs all the momentum at a time the game was level pegging.   Ess would still have lost.

The free vs Smith last week wasn't Weightman's doing, it was an umpire mistake.  But he is getting a habit of 'positioning' himself for frees.  Styled on Selwood.

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On 3/23/2022 at 3:12 PM, Pates said:

Totally agree, unless there’s been a shocking decision earlier in the game and I see it as a square up I hate seeing our players not play it in the spirit of the game and get rewarded for it. To be fair I can’t say it happens very often, Clarry is a bit of a flopper at times but plays the game as hard as anyone so can’t ever question his commitment to the contest. Weightman on the other hand plays the game soft, and plays for frees. 

Spargo does it, Kozzie does occasionally but seems to have stamped it out for the most part. I don't like it.

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On 3/18/2022 at 2:08 PM, WalkingCivilWar said:

But can you really blame them? Were the roles reversed, and for round one we had to face the team that thrashed us in the GF and watch the unfurling ceremony etc., would you wanna be there? I know I wouldn’t. Add that to the Weds night thing and that’s an even bigger bunch of nope. 

it was the biggest home and away crowd between the two teams.

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On 3/23/2022 at 1:25 PM, Demon17 said:

Really just a largely ineffective small forward.

When the chips are down we can always rely on nibbler pickett or spargo to wrave magic. Be it a goal or assist or tackle.

Weightman isn't in that class and is a proven non contributor when the heat is on.

His issue is he is an old school small forward who offers nothing if he isn't scoring.

No pressure, few tackles, doesn't get up and down the ground, no clearances.

Amazing he went so high in the draft.

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48 minutes ago, binman said:

His issue is he is an old school small forward who offers nothing if he isn't scoring.

No pressure, few tackles, doesn't get up and down the ground, no clearances.

Amazing he went so high in the draft.

Tries to take the big mark and rarely holds them.

There were a few on here that wanted him over Kozzi.

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3 hours ago, binman said:

His issue is he is an old school small forward who offers nothing if he isn't scoring.

No pressure, few tackles, doesn't get up and down the ground, no clearances.

Amazing he went so high in the draft.

Not the only one after wathcing an analysis on On the Couch from earleir this week, with Dunstall bemoaning that Naughton is a great FF but if it hits the deck, which he is good at doing if he can't mark it, there's no-one crumbing and away the ball goes by the defenders.

Dogs have been exposed for all to see in their first two matches

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