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It looks to me in the last couple of weeks the umpires have been directed to put the whistle away.  I don't mind it, the game was being over officiated and the umps seemed to feel the need to make a decision in every contest.  Fans were getting really sick of it.  I think it is annoying how the AFL just don't come out and say it, they are loathe to ever make comment that could be seen as admitting they were wrong.

Also, that Mitch Brown blocking free was as bad as I've seen.

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The umpiring was criminal all night. Biased to the Crows.  It was 23-9 but also so many missed free kicks for us.  

We have highlighted the Walker free … it was unbelievable.  I think they called play on then the free kick.  

Oliver was hammered and two umps missed it … somehow.   Oliver was scrapped by Berry all night and got nothing. He was held without the footy and not given one free. 

Keays free in the last (and goal) was another.  They didn’t pay holding the ball for most of the night.  It was a dog fight.  Then 15 metrs out from Crows goal , Brayshaw gets pinged.  I almost smashed the Tv. 

And frees to Doedee and O’Brien were actually met with surprise by them. Maybe chopping arms but that happened over and over again.

BBB was smashed in the arms at every contest.

Fritsch was held by one arm by Butts and didn’t receive one free kick. 

I agree the commentary is rubbish. Hudson and Dunstall and Ruccuito were clearly barracking for the Crows. They seemingly never questioned a decision (just thd Oliver one).   Then they gave us plaudits once MFC had the game won. 

Clearly the home town crowd noise had an influence.  We had to beat the Crows and the umps !!  And we did … Go Dees 

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Average town, low grade team, third grade umpiring. 

We wont be back for a year.

Thanks for nothing.

Enjoy eating your floaters-fished from the toilet.

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10 hours ago, Superunknown said:

I actually turned the game off the umpiring was so bad

jesus wept 

 

I'm with you big time Superunknown, and did the same.

But secondly, the other turn-off was the Commentary. Why does Ch 7 persisit with a Crows Football Director as a special comments boundary rider in Riccuito.? Useless.

Huddo, and the sheer brilliance of Clarry and Trac and team were the only worthwhile resason to watch live.

I caught up the second half replay later.

Bring on streaming, more kayo quality shows, etc etc.  ...and so long Ch 7. They are so down-market  and immature in their talent (except Daisy of course)

Another poster on here noted the quality of umpiring was tops in the GF last year.  It was , and gee it shows the gaps betwen the best the AFL has in this department and the others that are making up the numbers.

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I would normally agree with those who say we shouldn’t whinge about poor umpiring but we’re due to play Geelong at Kardinia Park in 5 day’s time and the crowd will be just as partisan as the one we had at Adelaide Oval. A quiet word from Goody to the umpires advisor asking him to look at the adjudication won’t hurt. And yes, it’s the clash of the top two teams so we can expect some competent umpires to run the show.

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The best thing about the umpiring is that Adelaide STILL LOST. This is despite the umpires best efforts to get them a win in front of their feral home crowd. (Which happened last season)  

Great work Dees, we beat the team, the feral crowd and the UMPIRES. 

It really was a genuinely pathetic display of umpiring and why they are not liked at all.

The decision to award walker a free kick against Brown in the ruck contest for BLOCKING when walker clearing hit Brown high with a knee to the face is one of many examples of poor decision making from the umps  

It should be investigated to explain why the decisions were made but the AFL will do nothing which doesn’t surprise any of us Dees supporters. 

Those umps should NEVER umpire a Melb game in Adelaide again. 

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23 minutes ago, Demon17 said:

But secondly, the other turn-off was the Commentary. Why does Ch 7 persisit with a Crows Football Director as a special comments boundary rider in Riccuito.? Useless.

Riccuito is on Fox. Also home of Derwayne.

I'm actually happy we are on 7 on Thursday. The barracking on Fox is nauseating.

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To those that say "we won, get over the umpiring", I say there is nothing wrong with discussing any and all aspects of a game.  When the umpiring is egregious, it is likely to figure prominently in people's comments on the game.  Why not? We don't have to prove how morally superior we are by chosing to overlook it.

Furthermore when you can only see a match on TV, there is a lot you cannot see and therefore can't reasonably discuss, but the umpiring usuallly stands out.  It has been pretty bad so far this weekend.  So it will be commented on. To quote those who say "get over it", I say, get over people commenting on it.

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1 hour ago, spirit of norm smith said:

 

The umpiring was criminal all night. Biased to the Crows.  It was 23-9 but also so many missed free kicks for us.  

We have highlighted the Walker free … it was unbelievable.  I think they called play on then the free kick.  

Oliver was hammered and two umps missed it … somehow.   Oliver was scrapped by Berry all night and got nothing. He was held without the footy and not given one free. 

Keays free in the last (and goal) was another.  They didn’t pay holding the ball for most of the night.  It was a dog fight.  Then 15 metrs out from Crows goal , Brayshaw gets pinged.  I almost smashed the Tv. 

And frees to Doedee and O’Brien were actually met with surprise by them. Maybe chopping arms but that happened over and over again.

BBB was smashed in the arms at every contest.

Fritsch was held by one arm by Butts and didn’t receive one free kick. 

I agree the commentary is rubbish. Hudson and Dunstall and Ruccuito were clearly barracking for the Crows. They seemingly never questioned a decision (just thd Oliver one).   Then they gave us plaudits once MFC had the game won. 

Clearly the home town crowd noise had an influence.  We had to beat the Crows and the umps !!  And we did … Go Dees 

The Brayshaw holding decision was because he dragged the ball back in yet it was clearly the crows player that toe kicked the ball under Brayshaw. 

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23 minutes ago, Clintosaurus said:

Riccuito is on Fox. Also home of Derwayne.

I'm actually happy we are on 7 on Thursday. The barracking on Fox is nauseating.

Sorry , my mistake on Riccuito. Thanks.

Its his role as a Crows Board member commentating.  In what universe is this acceptable?

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If the ump department review this game, they will de register these three.

Im watching the second half (missed the second half live) and I’m not one to usually speak about them. And it’s not what they gave them, it’s what they didn’t pay. And the most obvious ones. Oliver hit, langers block, Fogarty jumping into petty trying for mark of the year and getting no where near it. Huge throw by Laird.

It was as putrid as the umps against tigers last week.

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Surprise, umpire 20, who I don’t think paid a single Dees free, is an SANFL umpire with little AFL experience, having one AFL game before this year. Jamie Broadbent.

Umpire 31 Paul Rebeschini had 8 AFL games before this year.

Both would have been affected by crowd.

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I was very happy with the win because we overcame a lot. The umpiring was very one sided. I think I read we got 3 free kicks in total after quarter time. In the last 3 quarters of the match for every free we got the Crows got over 5. 

Having said all of that we absolutely demolished them around the ground in the 3rd quarter - and didn’t put them away. Bedford and Spargo missed absolute sitters. We are an experienced team, and we’d only have ourselves to blame if we didn’t get the job done.

You know you’re going to get one sided umpires in Adelaide, it’s what makes the win more important. They showed last years last quarter before last nights game and it was laughably biased umpiring.

 

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56 minutes ago, Demon17 said:

Sorry , my mistake on Riccuito. Thanks.

Its his role as a Crows Board member commentating.  In what universe is this acceptable?

Luke Darcy calls Bulldogs games. Is also a Dogs board member. No conflicts of interest in the media.

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1 minute ago, Clintosaurus said:

Luke Darcy calls Bulldogs games. Is also a Dogs board member. No conflicts of interest in the media.

eddie was the filth president for years and regularly commentated their games

it's why tim lane walked away from a very lucrative contract with c9; didn't want to commentate filth games alongside their pres

the oztrayan football media landscape is a joke

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2 hours ago, Redleg said:

Surprise, umpire 20, who I don’t think paid a single Dees free, is an SANFL umpire with little AFL experience, having one AFL game before this year. Jamie Broadbent.

Umpire 31 Paul Rebeschini had 8 AFL games before this year.

Both would have been affected by crowd.

The other, Donlon, has umpired over 300 games. Yet his last grand final was back in 2011, there’s a good reason why that is.

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2 hours ago, jnrmac said:

3 free kicks in the last 3 quarters

 

That's it. 

And what would Scotty, Dimma, Simmo, Fages, Hinks, Ratts, Horse and others have said and done about that?

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I still can't believe what I saw yesterday evening. 2 years in a row we have gone over there and been crucified by abysmal umpiring. And what happens next week, we play Selwood at kryptonite park.

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We do this every single year, complain about the umpires.  Everyone make mistakes at work so how can we expect the umpires to be any different? They make mistakes and will continue to do so in the future just like everyone else.  Why can't people just accept it and move on?

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1 minute ago, one_demon said:

We do this every single year, complain about the umpires.  Everyone make mistakes at work so how can we expect the umpires to be any different? They make mistakes and will continue to do so in the future just like everyone else.  Why can't people just accept it and move on?

They are not mistakes, mistakes would imply some level of balancing out over the course of the game or the odd one here or there. It is either being way too influenced by partisan/parochial crowds or just downright cheating. Either way it is unacceptable.

If I made as many "mistakes" on my job as these clowns do I would have been sacked a decade ago.

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