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10 minutes ago, SPC said:

Young bloke sticking up for a team mate. If he was in Dees colours we’d expect the same. Like your passion, but we are better than that

Absolute rubbish. He didn’t need to have an inflammatory opinion on the incident, but he chose to do so. Sticking up for his mate that wasn’t even injured? Please. 
 

I am absolutely not better than that. Can’t wait to boo him. 

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15 minutes ago, SPC said:

Young bloke sticking up for a team mate. If he was in Dees colours we’d expect the same. Like your passion, but we are better than that

Sticking up for what exactly? It was a footballing accident, do you need to shoot your mouth off about it?

"Got what he deserved"

"Did he deserve to be put through all this [censored]"

Roo apologised to Ballard end of story, do you need to mouth off like that about a player who has been accused of something he is innocent of in the media? Your open slather in my eyes.

Im sorry, but you put a target on your back.

 

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Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty he is free at last! 

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I’m not sure by what right the AFL had to sanction Brad Green for speaking the truth but if there’s been a financial sanction, we should all kick in whatever’s necessary to ensure he’s not out of pocket.

 I think everyone at the club should be buoyed by the support JvR received from the club, the players including many former players, the supporters and most of the football world. I reckon this is the sort of experience that will help JvR mature and grow as a player before our very eyes.

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1 minute ago, Lord Travis said:

No wonder players leave that franchise year after year. Soulless loser club with no supporters or future. 

Hope Powell receives a nice Viney tackle or a well executed Van Rooyen spoil when we next encounter them.

Such a cruddy culture that club. I feel sorry for him he was probably really poorly advised.

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“And Rowell handballs to Anderson who fires a short low 20m kick to Powell on the 50m arc, 50 degree angle. He trots in, and kicks.. oh dear, it’s come off the side of the boot, and goes OOB on the full”

cheersquad holds aloft 200 cardboard signs saying ‘got what it deserved’

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11 minutes ago, DeeVoted said:

Reasons from Appeal Board chair Murray Kellam:

Law 18.5 refers only to incidental contact and makes no mention of unreasonable contact.

These laws and the drafting of them, in our view, support the contentions of the appellant (Melbourne) that law 18.5 must be read in its terms.

We recognise that the concerns expressed by the Chair of the Tribunal about an extreme characterisation of incidental contact have validity and that concern is, in our view, well justified.

However, that does not permit us to interpret rule 18.5 as containing additional words, or to introduce exceptions into the meaning of law 18.5, which is not supported by the text nor, as far as we can ascertain, the spirit and intention of law 18.5.

It's not for this board to redraft the laws of Australian Football in circumstances whereby the meaning of the law is clear on the face of it.

Accordingly, we conclude that ground one of the appellants notice of appeal succeeds. It's not necessary for us in those circumstances to determine ground two.

Absolutely spot on. Why on earth did it take all this time to reach such an obvious conclusion? The ball is firmly back in the AFL's court to clarify its rules instead of trying to bend them to its will. The issue of intent is crucial, because in any contact sport collisions are inevitable. Van Rooyen's intent was clearly to attempt a spoil for which he arrived a fraction of a second too late. Given the speed of the modern game and the powerful physiques of full-time professionals, perhaps more players should give thought to following the example of cricket, where protective headgear is now compulsory for batsmen. 

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Very proud of our mighty club tonight, that includes Simon Goodwin, Brad Green and our senior management for making a stand against a very poor decision to suspend JVR for an action that is part and parcel of this great game of ours. Well done MFC and all MFC members and supporters for showing your anger for all to see, there is Justice but you have to fight for it.!!!

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6 minutes ago, Leopold Bloom said:

I’m not sure by what right the AFL had to sanction Brad Green for speaking the truth but if there’s been a financial sanction, we should all kick in whatever’s necessary to ensure he’s not out of pocket.

 I think everyone at the club should be buoyed by the support JvR received from the club, the players including many former players, the supporters and most of the football world. I reckon this is the sort of experience that will help JvR mature and grow as a player before our very eyes.

Wow what a joke. Is this like a little moral victory or something? 

Pathetic 

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So seriously that took 4hrs tonight?  They had like two days to get their heads around the issue.  Or was it just all about the theatre?

FFS

Why couldn't they just get it right on Tuesday. 

These people should be sacked.  Changed the argument and the logic to support the original flawed decision when it was shown to be a mistake from the start, now they just look like even bigger fools.

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7 minutes ago, Dee-monic said:

Absolutely spot on. Why on earth did it take all this time to reach such an obvious conclusion? The ball is firmly back in the AFL's court to clarify its rules instead of trying to bend them to its will.

This is what happens when you allow the concept of "interpretation" to creep into your rules and take hold. A totally bogus concept. What other sport entertains the concept of "interpretation" of its rules?

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