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1 hour ago, pineapple dee said:

Honestly, this is going to seem ridiculous but probably not  any more than the original penalty applied to Van Rooyen.

If the penalty stood for this incident, then, in an instant, 75 % of all actions on a football field become a potential source of a suspension for every single player in the comp.

And the next logical step would be to allow only one player to go for a mark to remove the possibility of any injury to any player. Perhaps the single player allowed to go for the mark should be the one who first calls out " IT'S MINE !!! "

Any other player attempting to compete for it concedes a free kick and a 50 metre penalty.

This might not be so far from a probable outcome as people might think

With the AFL as it's currently run, anything is possible

I see the future of Footy

Two teams come on to the field 

Two teams shake hands

.Two teams go off the field

Game over

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1 hour ago, Superunknown said:

MRO process needs to be a committee

Or else Michael Christian needs a new job , or some performance management 

 

 

Very very harsh treatment to expect someone to leave the AFL. He/She would only be paid market rates, would not have a product that sells itself and basic competency would be expected.

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36 minutes ago, DeeZone said:

I just came off AFL website, I was looking for their statement regarding JVR and you are right, Rif, Zero, Zilch nothing to see here folks, a bit churlish I think. Biggest story of the week has disappeared leaving no trace.!!!

As wsw said it was there but mysteriously disappeared later - which is odd because less news-worthy articles seem to have had more staying power. I can't think why.

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51 minutes ago, Kent said:

I see the future of Footy

Two teams come on to the field 

Two teams shake hands

.Two teams go off the field

Game over

No tiddlywinks to determine the winner? Or ... more in line with the AFL's sponsorships ... one roll each on a pokie machine.

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10 hours ago, Cyclops said:

Winners and losers.

WINNERS

Football, MFC, Jacob van Rooyen 

LOSERS

Adrian Anderson, Will Powell.

You forgot in the LOSER category - Michael Christian 

 

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How interesting 

Looking at the AFL home page on the phone just then.....   no mention of Roo... no mention of having their derriere kicked !! Who'd da thunk 

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13 hours ago, Mazer Rackham said:

No tiddlywinks to determine the winner? Or ... more in line with the AFL's sponsorships ... one roll each on a pokie machine.

Perhaps we need some rules regarding duty of care when shaking hands

The AFL will demand a set Im sure

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14 hours ago, Mazer Rackham said:

No tiddlywinks to determine the winner? Or ... more in line with the AFL's sponsorships ... one roll each on a pokie machine.

If you ‘ tiddle’ when you should be ‘winking’ , there ought to be a free kick against your team downfield for that offence !!

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2 minutes ago, Demonsterative said:

Obviously someone knocked some sense into this kid.

Good game! 

Charlie didn't really need any sense knocking into him, he's a solid player.

Makes me wonder if we should consider him a target to poach to shore up our key backs down the track.  The GC has been a good development club for the MFC in this area in the past.

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1 hour ago, Kent said:

Perhaps we need some rules regarding duty of care when shaking hands

The AFL will demand a set Im sure

People have been known to have fingers broken in a firm handshake so the AFL owes players a duty of care to ban handshaking both before and after games because of the possibility that the practice could cause injury, albeit that the contact might not be high.

 

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Another solid though not spectacular game in a developing tall forward.   Will take time but remains ultra competitive and not deterred by the “events of the week”.

Keep up the development and team things and he will go a long long way. 

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