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Now look. I don’t usually complain about the umpires and I’m fully aware that it’s a hard task recruiting umpires but fair go.

There has to be a royal commission into what took place at Adelaide Oval today.

Here’s an example of what I’m talking about. What in blazes is this all about?

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2 minutes ago, Blistering said:

Now look. I don’t usually complain about the umpires and I’m fully aware that it’s a hard task recruiting umpires but fair go.

There has to be a royal commission into what took place at Adelaide Oval today.

Here’s an example of what I’m talking about. What in blazes is this all about?

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We’ve been suffering from bad umpiring ever since Mick Warner took over from Gillon McLachlan as AFL CEO.

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23 minutes ago, Blistering said:

Now look. I don’t usually complain about the umpires and I’m fully aware that it’s a hard task recruiting umpires but fair go.

There has to be a royal commission into what took place at Adelaide Oval today.

Here’s an example of what I’m talking about. What in blazes is this all about?

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Look, if you're going to put your head in the way of someone's knee, you deserve to be penalised.

Roy and HG don't call him the murderer for nothin

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2 minutes ago, Rossmillan said:

I’m still confused what was paid here, at the ground it seemed like it was paid for a block, but surely not.

I need too see a replay, but I’m guessing I’ll still be confused.

It was paid as a block. I was there and spilt my beer

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23 minutes ago, Blistering said:

Now look. I don’t usually complain about the umpires and I’m fully aware that it’s a hard task recruiting umpires but fair go.

There has to be a royal commission into what took place at Adelaide Oval today.

Here’s an example of what I’m talking about. What in blazes is this all about?

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The commentators said Mitch was pinged for blocking but were at pains to point out that Mitch just set up under the drop of the ball which is his right. However they pointed out that Mitch did take his eyes off the ball before contact but then said so did Tex at the same time. However they said the umpire would only have been able to see the eyes of Mitch, not Tex! So it seems we have umpires paying frees in contests in front of goal based on their eye movements! Bizarre stuff. 
 

Then we had a number of frees paid in the first half with Crows players leading deliberately with their heads into on coming tackles, (I am looking at you Tex). Surely the Umpires should be onto this self induced dangerous tactic by now? 

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The worst display of umpiring since the same fixture last year. Some shocking calls today but reckon the deliberate out of bounds non-call last year still the worst of the lot

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I actually turned the game off the umpiring was so bad

it was so bad even the thought of golden retriever puppies snuggled at my feet - guys look I LOVE GRs especially when they’re the NE American red - didn’t wash the anger away

i mean this is the type of thing the firing squad was invented for

An indiscriminate and vengeful spraying at those reponsible

 

heads must roll , don’t care whoms

 

over to the tour where none of this nonsense plays a part

 

jesus wept 

 

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14 minutes ago, Bates Mate said:

The Oliver getting coathangered right in front of the ump when he didn't even have the ball was even worse if that's possible

I don’t blame the umpire closest to this incident because his view was clearly obstructed by other players. What I don’t get is why any of the other 2 umpires on the ground didn’t step in. At others grounds they would. 

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Fancy getting a rubbish run against the ump away in Adelaide. 

get over it. There were rubbish calls but it happens. 

we had more free kicks in all 3 finals last year.

Move on and stop whinging

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When you're the best team in the comp the umpires blow the whistle against you more often than usual. I think they feel like the individual decisions won't effect the outcome of the match. I don't think it's malicious but I've noticed it for years- unfortunately now it's our turn. 

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6 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Fancy getting a rubbish run against the ump away in Adelaide. 

get over it. There were rubbish calls but it happens. 

we had more free kicks in all 3 finals last year.

Move on and stop whinging

Agreed.

The sooking on this thread has been an embarrassment tonight. We’ve resembled a bunch of Essendon and Collingwood supporters.

We won the game without a ruckman and got a critical 4 points in the bank. And yet all we’re interested in doing is bagging the umpires that quite frankly had an immaterial impact on the result.

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I only saw the first half as was listening to the second half on radio but the umpiring was criminal. They want respect how about you earn it by being professional instead of parochial. It's so one-sided it is a disgrace and ours isn't the only game either. The Saints got reamed last night too, week in, week out there are absolute howlers and umpires getting sucked in by absolute rubbish like Tex leading with the head, rucks jumping all over their opponents and getting frees for blocking, scragging around contests and on key forwards going unpunished etc. Tonight was one of the worst displays I can remember though, absolutely farcical. Happy to just get away with the four points considering that.

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2 hours ago, DubDee said:

Fancy getting a rubbish run against the ump away in Adelaide. 

get over it. There were rubbish calls but it happens. 

we had more free kicks in all 3 finals last year.

Move on and stop whinging

We received more frees in each of the finals games because simply, we had superior umpiring standards.

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There was one in the first half where Langdon let the ump know about it - he gave off the handball and went to run on but was blocked. That is a free kick and automatic 50m penalty but the ump just called play on. Right in front of him, blatant and he just swallows his whistle.

Kept going right to the final siren too when ANB should have got a free kick for kicking in danger, the commentators actually mentioned this one but only in a half joking manner. They're happy to single out players like Lever for doubling over after getting whacked in the guts but won't comment on the blatant cheating by the umps. They are either downright incompetent and shouldn't be officiating at the highest level or they are cheats.

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9 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Is there a picture of Clarry’s Coathanger that wasn’t paid 

i want to send all this evidence to an Adelaide mate!!

today was worse than being in W.A.

You can also send him a photo of the shiner clarry had at the end of the game. 

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5 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

 

Kept going right to the final siren too when ANB should have got a free kick for kicking in danger, the commentators actually mentioned this one but only in a half joking manner. They're happy to single out players like Lever for doubling over after getting whacked in the guts but won't comment on the blatant cheating by the umps. They are either downright incompetent and shouldn't be officiating at the highest level or they are cheats.

The commentators are a bunch of cowards, too scared to be honest while doing their jobs.

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