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This isn’t the usual place for this sort of thing but in the circumstances …

Injury and Suspension List: Round 9

Christian Salem - Knee | Available 
Tom McDonald - Ankle | Test
Jacob van Rooyen - Suspension | Free and Available 
Luke Dunstan - Knee | 3 - 5 Weeks 
Kye Turner - Groin | 5 - 6 Weeks 
Will Verrall - Pelvis  | 5 - 6 Weeks

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3 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

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?

Well, I interpret that the muppets the AFL pay stupid amounts of money to don't have a clue and should be sacked.

That's my interpretation.

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1 minute ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Can Brad Green's response to Pls Explain simply refer the AFL to the Appeal Board decision?

The Tribunal is not permitted to make [censored] up...!

Seems that'll suffice

The AFL would say that Brad's conduct reflects poorly on the AFL, to which Brad could include a second envelope stating that the AFL's conduct reflects poorly on the AFL.

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1 minute ago, Whispering_Jack said:

This isn’t the usual place for this sort of thing but in the circumstances …

Injury and Suspension List: Round 9

Christian Salem - Knee | Available 
Tom McDonald - Ankle | Test
Jacob van Rooyen - Suspension | Free and Available 
Luke Dunstan - Knee | 3 - 5 Weeks 
Kye Turner - Groin | 5 - 6 Weeks 
Will Verrall - Pelvis  | 5 - 6 Weeks

Dunstan finally succumbed to leather poisoning??

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5 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

This isn’t the usual place for this sort of thing but in the circumstances …

Injury and Suspension List: Round 9

Christian Salem - Knee | Available 
Tom McDonald - Ankle | Test
Jacob van Rooyen - Suspension | Free and Available 
Luke Dunstan - Knee | 3 - 5 Weeks 
Kye Turner - Groin | 5 - 6 Weeks 
Will Verrall - Pelvis  | 5 - 6 Weeks

One other good thing is that the verdict allows us to play JvR and resist the temptation of playing TMac immediately after a return from injury. 

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50 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.

Reading that, in my deepest and most considerate colonial voice, makes me laugh. 

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20 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

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.

They must have went out for a Parma and a few pints surely.....

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5 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

If JVR wasn't already a MFC cult legend, he's definitely that now.  Need to feed thIs guy the ball at every opportunity and help him to kick a bag of 5+ goals on the weekend.  Would be the best reward for the week he's just had.

Cult legend status confirmed all in the space of a year.

 

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On 5/8/2023 at 4:39 PM, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

Arguably cost us the '63 Premiership.

It was replayed in both Hawaii and San Fran Cisco which Melbourne won 2-0. That gave us the flag 2-1 on aggregate. A bit like Liverpool and A.C Milan in 2005.

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2 hours ago, Queanbeyan Demon said:

You are back in town @WalkingCivilWar?

 

Back from the Gold Coast? I flew back early Sunday morning. Unlike some of the others I don’t make a week-long stay of it. A teenage boy eating only 2-minute noodles for a week is grounds for calling CPS. 😁

I not long ago arrived home from banner making. The train rides and long walk home were spent awaiting the verdict. Thank god for Demonland. 💕

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