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5 hours ago, bandicoot said:

So you mean to tell me it’s acceptable to jump at full pace at a defenceless kicker, knock them out and say it’s just a ‘football act’? 
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If you read my post properly you would realise I am not saying that🤔

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1 hour ago, Superunknown said:

Good points, however - Maynard has form here and had other options and we know he had a duty of care. He’s a buffoon and if he wants play like he does, he has to wear the opprobrium. God imagine if this had been Greene on Daicos. The media would be baying for blood. 

And here's me thinking Pies would play fair in the qf.They live up to their moniker.

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32 minutes ago, rollinson 65 said:

Can't believe this thread.

It was an honest footy action, fractions of seconds of time to make decisions.

I saw lots worse in my playing days (long ago). 

What would Maynard's coach and fellow players have said if he had shrunk from the contest?

It is a contact sport FCS !!

I am ashamed to be a demonlander when reading some of the posts on this thread. 

 

Well put Trev

Fractions of a second and I don't believe there's any malice. Much worse when I played

I hate the fact that Gus is suffering another concussion & only hope he can get back for the Granny

I want 6 weeks suspension for Maynard, which will send the Filth into meltdown

That way we can wrangle a deal with the Cottonwool to get him to the Dee's.

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Fractions of seconds, people.

Fractions of seconds.

It is a contact game.

I am not playing the "I played and you did not" card but please consider.

Angus had the ball and was about to deliver a potentially dangerous kick. He is a dangerous kick, one of our best. Maynard saw the opportunity to smother and committed his body. His body.

Sometimes on the field, the mind takes a rest and the body takes over.

I am ashamed of some of the things I did on the field, but this was a football action, pure and simple. Maynard's past history is simply irrelevant. Ask any lawyer.

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If I have to read one more post where people imply they know more because they once played football I’ll vomit.

Just because I drew a map when I was 8 doesn’t make me a master cartographer. Making comparisons is embarrassing, and honestly, a little sad.

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3 minutes ago, The heart beats true said:

If I have to read one more post where people imply they know more because they once played football I’ll vomit.

Just because I drew a map when I was 8 doesn’t make me a master cartographer. Making comparisons is embarrassing, and honestly, a little sad.

Yes, let's all agree to drop that one.

Let's concentrate on the fractions of seconds and opinions that could deny a young player the opportunity to play more finals footy. What if a Melbourne player had done the same? Would we not all be defending a pure football action? It is a contact sport. 

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12 minutes ago, rollinson 65 said:

Fractions of seconds, people.

Fractions of seconds.

It is a contact game.

I am not playing the "I played and you did not" card but please consider.

Angus had the ball and was about to deliver a potentially dangerous kick. He is a dangerous kick, one of our best. Maynard saw the opportunity to smother and committed his body. His body.

Sometimes on the field, the mind takes a rest and the body takes over.

I am ashamed of some of the things I did on the field, but this was a football action, pure and simple. Maynard's past history is simply irrelevant. Ask any lawyer.

Nah times have changed mate, 10 years is a long time in afl , and roughness requires more discretion now. It wasnt fractions of a seconds btw... it was a tee off....

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2 minutes ago, Hardley Benial said:

Well put Trev

Fractions of a second and I don't believe there's any malice. Much worse when I played

I hate the fact that Gus is suffering another concussion & only hope he can get back for the Granny

I want 6 weeks suspension for Maynard, which will send the Filth into meltdown

That way we can wrangle a deal with the Cottonwool to get him to the Dee's.

I’m doing my best to understand the point you and the other guy are trying to make with the whole “much worse in my day” comments. Not having a lot of luck. 
 

 

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33 minutes ago, Mel Bourne said:

So many times now, I’ve read the question: how was he supposed to make the decision to avoid contact within a split-second? 

The argument is illogical.

He had 2 possible decisions to make. Maintain his smothering action. Or decide to turn his shoulder which he did. Both decisions required the same split second. Why preference one decision over the other? Because he did have time. And being a filthy thug, he decided to inflict damage on Gus. It’s obvious if you ask me.

The other nonsense argument is the footy act defence. I’ve never seen the shoulder smother ever before yet apparently it is a footy act.

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7 minutes ago, rollinson 65 said:

Yes, let's all agree to drop that one.

Let's concentrate on the fractions of seconds and opinions that could deny a young player the opportunity to play more finals footy. What if a Melbourne player had done the same? Would we not all be defending a pure football action? It is a contact sport. 

Let’s concentrate on the young man who might have to give up footy all together in the prime of his career because Maynard doesn’t know how to smother without turning his body and tucking his elbow in 🙄

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5 minutes ago, rollinson 65 said:

What if a Melbourne player had done the same? Would we not all be defending a pure football action? It is a contact sport. 

That wasn’t a football action. Maynard wanted to make a physical statement early, just like he did against Langdon last year. He stuffed it up, and he will be dealt accordingly.

He never once watches the ball. If a Melbourne player did that I’d be so disappointed in them, just like I am with JVR’s action this week.

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Just now, The heart beats true said:

That wasn’t a football action. Maynard wanted to make a physical statement early, just like he did against Langdon last year. He stuffed it up, and he will be dealt accordingly.

He never once watches the ball. If a Melbourne player did that I’d be so disappointed in them, just like I am with JVR’s action this week.

Just like we all were with Kosi in round one. Despite Smith being completely fine!!!

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38 minutes ago, Gawndy the Great said:

Hearing that a certain AFL tribunal member who will unlikely participate in the hearing itself saying it’s a straight forward 3+ weeker.  

that’s before the AFL tell them what verdict to give 

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This is the first time when i haven’t been even able to understand the other side of the argument in one of these MRO calls. how can you possibly say he should get off? there is nothing to argue

aside from the good old boys it’s finals it’s a man’s game BS

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3 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

With respect, this only happened a day and a half ago. Emotions are still running high. I have yet to see a post where anyone is saying or even just implying that they’re gonna hold a lifetime grudge against the thug.

I'm holding a lifetime grudge

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Hey Ricky,

Watch the replay again.

You and I are both Demons but I don't have blinkers on.

If i had blinkers on, Maynard should not get one week. I do not have them on, so it will probably be 4 weeks.

I just think it is totally unfair to the young player. Not one of ours but a player talented enough to make an AFL list.

But life and footy is never fair. Injury cost Garry Lyon a chance to play finals when he could have been the difference. Jim Stynes' brain fade cost Robbie Flower the chance to play in a Grand Final etc etc.    

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4 minutes ago, DubDee said:

This is the first time when i haven’t been even able to understand the other side of the argument in one of these MRO calls. how can you possibly say he should get off? there is nothing to argue

aside from the good old boys it’s finals it’s a man’s game BS

it's a footy act dub. Have you not seen a shoulder smother before?

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1 hour ago, rollinson 65 said:

Can't believe this thread.

It was an honest footy action, fractions of seconds of time to make decisions.

I saw lots worse in my playing days (long ago). 

What would Maynard's coach and fellow players have said if he had shrunk from the contest?

It is a contact sport FCS !!

I am ashamed to be a demonlander when reading some of the posts on this thread. 

 

Get over your playing days, what’s that got to do with anything 

Have you seen the actions players are getting suspended for in the 2020s

Get over the tough man image, l played 25+ years ago & it would’ve been a dirty act then

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12 minutes ago, rollinson 65 said:

Hey Ricky,

Watch the replay again.

You and I are both Demons but I don't have blinkers on.

If i had blinkers on, Maynard should not get one week. I do not have them on, so it will probably be 4 weeks.

I just think it is totally unfair to the young player. Not one of ours but a player talented enough to make an AFL list.

But life and footy is never fair. Injury cost Garry Lyon a chance to play finals when he could have been the difference. Jim Stynes' brain fade cost Robbie Flower the chance to play in a Grand Final etc etc.    

How fair is it that Gus might miss not just finals but the rest of his career?

Maynard has form. Is a thug from a long way back. Not two minutes after he smashed Gus he head-butted Viney. Ffs he made a decision to go the man. He has to live with those consequences. Consequences FAR less severe than the consequences Gus will now have to deal with it. 

I am in disbelief that you are actually feeling sad and sorry for Maynard and comparing his suspension to players who got injured in legitimate footy accidents and missed finals. Jesus wept. 

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Yet again - All year the AFL have said if you choose a certain course of action such as leaving the ground and the head of an opponent is hit then you wear the consequences because you chose the course of action. It’s that simple, everything else is distraction. End of story.

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32 minutes ago, rollinson 65 said:

Hey Ricky,

Watch the replay again.

You and I are both Demons but I don't have blinkers on.

If i had blinkers on, Maynard should not get one week. I do not have them on, so it will probably be 4 weeks.

I just think it is totally unfair to the young player. Not one of ours but a player talented enough to make an AFL list.

But life and footy is never fair. Injury cost Garry Lyon a chance to play finals when he could have been the difference. Jim Stynes' brain fade cost Robbie Flower the chance to play in a Grand Final etc etc.    

Maynard is known for running straight lines and is also well known for a chronic shoulder condition.  He dropped his shoulder to protect himself and would repeat that reaction again under the same circumstances... that is why it in total, the incident was a pre-meditated action, -- the line up on gus, not deviating from his line, and forget the player and his head and hit him after by dropping shoulder...  all worthy of 3+ week sanction... 

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