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10 minutes ago, SA Red n Blue said:

Glad he got let off as the game & the fans have gone softer than that other round ball football code these days. Always reward a player going for the ball & he jumped to go for the ball. Wish there was more of it & also wish they let a defender wrap a forward around the ears when going for a mark, earn your kicks.

The while concussion thing is garbage, you sign up to play a contact sport & there should be no legal case for compensation down the track.

You sign up no problems. The AFL still have that duty of care to the players. The AFL make the rules. Up until quite recently they’ve made rules which incentivize head high contact. Clearly they don’t care. Both my young lads played state under 16s footy and I pulled them out and give them the option to play other sports. Any parent who cares for the long term well being of their child would be silly to push them into football. I did and hoped it would change. Silly silly. 

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12 hours ago, KingDingAling said:

You sign up no problems. The AFL still have that duty of care to the players. The AFL make the rules. Up until quite recently they’ve made rules which incentivize head high contact. Clearly they don’t care. Both my young lads played state under 16s footy and I pulled them out and give them the option to play other sports. Any parent who cares for the long term well being of their child would be silly to push them into football. I did and hoped it would change. Silly silly. 

True, I pushed mine to Rugby League as Aussie Rules turned into a softer sport than my daughters netball. Part of life, can’t be scared that they may get a scratch, a bump or a cut in life. I mean jeez let’s just all breed fat kids that sit inside on an X-Box because we don’t want them in the big bad world.

 

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12 hours ago, KingDingAling said:

You sign up no problems. The AFL still have that duty of care to the players. The AFL make the rules. Up until quite recently they’ve made rules which incentivize head high contact. Clearly they don’t care. Both my young lads played state under 16s footy and I pulled them out and give them the option to play other sports. Any parent who cares for the long term well being of their child would be silly to push them into football. I did and hoped it would change. Silly silly. 

Sorry to hear that mate, that's rough.

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3 hours ago, SA Red n Blue said:

True, I pushed mine to Rugby League as Aussie Rules turned into a softer sport than my daughters netball. Part of life, can’t be scared that they may get a scratch, a bump or a cut in life. I mean jeez let’s just all breed fat kids that sit inside on an X-Box because we don’t want them in the big bad world.

 

If it's blows to the head you want, why not sign them up to boxing, preferably bare knuckle. That'll toughen 'em up

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8 minutes ago, BDA said:

was he playing? didn't notice him

Really, he was their best player. 17 handballs to advantage, 26 possies and 12 tackles. Just about every forward thrust was started by him.

Without him we would have won more convincingly.

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1 minute ago, Redleg said:

Really, he was their best player. 17 handballs to advantage, 26 possies and 12 tackles.

Without him we would have won more convincingly.

I was being facetious Red. He shouldn't have been allowed to play

Still, I hope he beats the pies next week

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9 minutes ago, Redleg said:

Really, he was their best player. 17 handballs to advantage, 26 possies and 12 tackles. Just about every forward thrust was started by him.

Without him we would have won more convincingly.

Yep. He was good for them.

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I’m still scratching my head to understand how he was exonerated because it’s inconsistent with the AFL’s protection of the head policies. However, now that this game is done and dusted, I’m hoping that he’ll play a role in Collingwood’s downfall next week.

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6 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

I’m still scratching my head to understand how he was exonerated because it’s inconsistent with the AFL’s protection of the head policies. However, now that this game is done and dusted, I’m hoping that he’ll play a role in Collingwood’s downfall next week.

But that means they play finals. Surely you want them out.

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1 minute ago, Redleg said:

But that means they play finals. Surely you want them out.

At this stage, all I want is us in the top four and a re-set for the finals.

Whether or not they make the finals is only important if you think we might play against the last placed finisher in the top eight. At this stage, that could be Carlton, Richmond or the Western Bulldogs. 

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25 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

At this stage, all I want is us in the top four and a re-set for the finals.

Whether or not they make the finals is only important if you think we might play against the last placed finisher in the top eight. At this stage, that could be Carlton, Richmond or the Western Bulldogs. 

What are horrible set to choose from. The only good part is one of them will miss.

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10 minutes ago, KingDingAling said:

Cripps was amazing tonight. 

Good, yes. Amazing, no. 9 kicks, a solid by un spectacular 6 score involvements, 187m gained, no score.

Apart from an excellent kick to Curnow early that caught May stuck in no man’s land Cripps’ influence was kept to the phone booth.

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On 8/12/2022 at 8:09 AM, wizardinoz said:

Nooo, we want the Blues to beat the Filth to ensure we have every chance of finishing 2nd.

NOW we do.  Cripps was unfairly booed last night. It's not his fault a QC got him off. The AFL is to blame here.

So we got through last night and now Cripps is free to play against the Pies. 

What a great outcome for us.

Go Dees

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And another one with virtually no publicity - I believe Jack Martin was “medical subbed off” last week. I maybe wrong but I thought  that meant a weeks rest? He shouldn’t have been playing either?

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