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Maynard must get at least four weeks


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5 minutes ago, ElDiablo14 said:

I think even Cox tried to.twist Petraccas ankle during a play where we has laying on the turf and for whatever reason hold Trac's leg and then put his weight on it. Luckily Trac was fine.

Got Oliver in the head with his shoulder in the last qtr as well.  Not to mention his flying knees and legs when contesting centre bounces

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6 months ago I was leading into an end zone against a younger opponent (side by side/same direction) going at maximum speed, competing for a high disc, had launched to catch, with feet off ground (maybe 50-60cm off) when another team mate (small/brave & new) ran straight in front of me with <2-3m space. I was still able to tuck up so I didn't collect them in the head and get my arm out of way so I took the impact on the chest. Maynard had choices, his head was turned tracking where Gus was, and lined him up, don't tell me this incredibly fit athlete, whose reactions I couldn't have touched even 20 years ago didn't have time. 

That aside anyone notice Cox's dog act, trying to twist Trac's leg in the 4th, really needs to be called out was deliberate.

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2 minutes ago, DEE fence said:

6 months ago I was leading into an end zone against a younger opponent (side by side/same direction) going at maximum speed, competing for a high disc, had launched to catch, with feet off ground (maybe 50-60cm off) when another team mate (small/brave & new) ran straight in front of me with <2-3m space. I was still able to tuck up so I didn't collect them in the head and get my arm out of way so I took the impact on the chest. Maynard had choices, his head was turned tracking where Gus was, and lined him up, don't tell me this incredibly fit athlete, whose reactions I couldn't have touched even 20 years ago didn't have time. 

That aside anyone notice Cox's dog act, trying to twist Trac's leg in the 4th, really needs to be called out was deliberate.

Dirty dirty player. He will cop a fine for that - should be more.

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22 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

I hope we send in a harsh medical report with a long history of Gus’ concussion injuries, which are very clear to everyone.  That helmet is not a fashion statement. 

I hope Gus will be ok. He was previously one head knock away from retirement. 

No way is Goodwin letting the club write anything but the most damning of reports. He was visibly annoyed, and he works hard not to be.

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19 minutes ago, D4Life said:

MRO ex Pie Christian, will be nothing to see here!

Spot on .... how you can have one ex player calling the shots on this is just another joke in a long line of jokes that is the AFL circus

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He rolled his body to create maximum impact with gus. But they will argue to protect himself. 

Usually when i fall, i protect with my hands out in front to cushion fall. 

Intent was to drive maximum force through where ever he landed.

 

Will get off. Maybe some lawyers will get paid. Afl is soft

 

Feel for gus and his family.  Can't imagine how angrier i would be if that was my kid laid out.  

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6 hours ago, Lord Travis said:

He can’t get off. 

Head high.

High impact.

Thats 2 weeks.

Intentional or accidental is all that’s up for debate, so he gets 2-4 weeks. 2 weeks is the minimum possible outcome.

Fantastic he will miss a flag!

They are not winning the flag. we’ll beat ‘em and Gus will be back by then. 
 

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8 hours ago, Jaded No More said:
6 hours ago, BDA said:

MRO is a lottery. Who knows what they’ll decide 

I know who knows what they will decide - a certain Michael Christian, former Magpie player. That’s who knows.  

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Hilarious how the commentariat have created a new legal precedent  of "duty of care to yourself"  concept. Nice misdirection Brian and friends. The duty of care  is what you owe to another ie Brayshaw.  It is not a slogan to bandy around and legitimise unduly rough play to another. Anyway, Maynard was hardly in a passive position where he had to "protect himself". Fortunately for Maynard, he does not now have to consult a lawyer this morning and sue himself.

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Pies will argue that he was bracing himself. In the air, split decision in the act of smothering.  Tom Browne the journalist was in his defence straight away 
 

the truth … he turned his body to make contact - chose to bump - in the head - high contact - severe impact - that’s 2 or 3 weeks.  

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Always been a Micky Mouse league when the most successful clubs took opposition players out off the ball and gained an advantage.

No wonder a player who is being coached by a student of "Lethal Leigh" the most renowned thug of all time, would take out one of our mids in a crucial game.

Hate the sport sometimes tbh, outside supporting our Dees.

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8 hours ago, Redleg said:

Remember Kozzies 2 weeks for jumping up and bumping and Bailey Smith laughed.

That was the precedent I was thinking off. Baily played on. Four weeks is appropriate. 

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49 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Pies will argue that he was bracing himself. In the air, split decision in the act of smothering.  Tom Browne the journalist was in his defence straight away 
 

the truth … he turned his body to make contact - chose to bump - in the head - high contact - severe impact - that’s 2 or 3 weeks.  

There will be no argument by Pies, he won’t be suspended.

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Quite honestly anyone who thinks that Maynard didn’t see Gus running wide open and unable to protect himself and didn’t think “I’m gonna nail him here”, is delusional. 

Maynard has always been a dirty thug masquerading as a bog ordinary footballer. 

Did he think I’m gonna try and impact the kick? For sure. I have no doubt he did. Did he also think he can nail him at the same time? Absolutely. Did he try to knock him out? Probably not. Did he try to inflict pain? Yes he did.

A player has never tried smothering a kick with the point of their shoulder. Never in the history of the AFL has a player gone from running with arms out to try and defend a kick to turning midway in the air with an arm tucked in “accidentally”.  It’s not a natural movement or reaction of someone who thinks to himself “oh gees this has gone a bit wrong I better try to limit the damage here” 

The reality is that Maynard knew exactly what he was trying to achieve. It was a ridiculous attempt at a smother. 

I was very strong on Kosi getting suspended for a very similar action. It was poor and dangerous. Smith didn’t even get a graze tho. Gus was knocked out and is facing yet another career threatening concussion. 
If Maynard isn’t suspended then I’ll just about be done with this game. You cannot keep protecting your [censored] agenda. 

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