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Any word on Angus?


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Still so triggered by this, really hope we smash them KB. Bright side is my moderate respect (must have been COVID brain) for Collingwood well and truly evaporated.

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On and on goes the debate about Maynard's intentions. Common sense makes it pretty clear:

(1) A player can run straight at an opponent in an endeavour to smother a kick or make a tackle.

(2) A player can leap in the air to attempt a smother.

(3) A player can't do both by launching himself off the ground towards an opponent at top speed without creating the near certainty of a high-impact collision.

Only the AFL can't see this.

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4 hours ago, leave it to deever said:

We miss you Angus.

Hope you are ok.

Just watched the 21 granny for the 102st time ( I know .....it's an amateur number).

You played the toughest and bravest game about.

Tx .

It would have been my late mother's 102nd birthday today.

.....just sayin'

Miss you too, Mum  😥

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On 06/12/2023 at 09:01, Katrina Dee Fan said:

Blatantly obvious that that's what they were doing, all in the name of ensuring the AFL got their dream of a Collingwood premiership.  

Yeah, at the same time as putting in their token 'protect the head' effot in an attempt to legally indemnify them down the track.

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They'll be touring next year.Brian Johnson still singing.Angus still head-banging.

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On 05/12/2023 at 09:24, dpositive said:

good work Pitmaster. Perhaps a less confrontational and more conciliatory approach asking how the natural human response of putting out arms was overcome and turning to shoulder impact was considered a more suitable approach from a bio-mechanic perspective, might be more likely to get a response.

I understand this would be a more self protective action but would ignore any duty of care responsibility. Does he believe a greater awareness should be given to players. Could Maynards action have been penalised to set an example of this responsibility.?

The movement seems to be ignoring the impacts of shoulder to head, does he believe it is ok to target the head  or should it be sacred?

I also understand there was an increasing number of wrist and arm injuries as that natural instinct was prevalent in skateboarding and snowboarding. Wrist guards were  introduced to limit these injuries.

Theres no compensation for Gus or the club who were obviously severely affected and lost the past battle, but there may be, to use our coaches well worn phrase, some learnings that we all could see. At the moment it seems there is a continuation of violent football acts where self propelled human battering rams can inflict damage at crucial times.  

One would think that every student that expert had in his class last year would have failed the unintentional contact question.

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The Herald Sun reports today -

“The AFL will change its rules so players who lay a high bump on an opponent in the act of smothering will be suspended in response to the controversial Brayden Maynard case last season.

“The league has reviewed Maynard's qualifying final bump on Melbourne's Angus Brayshaw and deemed that players in similar situations from next season must take "reasonable steps" to avoid contact or lessen the impact.”

I suspect that this will not really help much. Collingwood’s case was that Maynard acted reasonably. The Tribunal could easily have ruled against Maynard on the facts - it refused to do so.

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33 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

The Herald Sun reports today -

“The AFL will change its rules so players who lay a high bump on an opponent in the act of smothering will be suspended in response to the controversial Brayden Maynard case last season.

“The league has reviewed Maynard's qualifying final bump on Melbourne's Angus Brayshaw and deemed that players in similar situations from next season must take "reasonable steps" to avoid contact or lessen the impact.”

I suspect that this will not really help much. Collingwood’s case was that Maynard acted reasonably. The Tribunal could easily have ruled against Maynard on the facts - it refused to do so.

100%. This absolutely gutless by the AFL, who didn't want to rock the boat by going against their 'golden goose' the Collingwood FC. Fact is within their rules it states that a player must show duty of care to other players, which Maynard did not. This is an a$$ covering exercise by an organisation who are spineless.

Still makes my blood boil both the AFL response and the media/wider AFL community response. 

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The crew here at Control are Angus’s platinum sponsor and we’re so looking forward to catching up with him again. We won’t be discussing the concussion, that’s history. His insights on the team prove to be very insightful, he picked Judd Mc as a possible surprise team inclusion during the January catch up last year.

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Gus reportedly hit another golfer in the head with a stray tee shot yesterday (drawing blood!).

Early speculation that the victim was in fact Bruz was quickly ruled out when it was confirmed the incident took place at Royal Melbourne, not Moe pitch and putt.

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What’s wrong with pitch n put or mini golf for that matter 

it’s the only game I get somewhere near the pin with my first hit

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On 15/12/2023 at 07:15, Whispering_Jack said:

The Herald Sun reports today -

“The AFL will change its rules so players who lay a high bump on an opponent in the act of smothering will be suspended in response to the controversial Brayden Maynard case last season.

“The league has reviewed Maynard's qualifying final bump on Melbourne's Angus Brayshaw and deemed that players in similar situations from next season must take "reasonable steps" to avoid contact or lessen the impact.”

I suspect that this will not really help much. Collingwood’s case was that Maynard acted reasonably. The Tribunal could easily have ruled against Maynard on the facts - it refused to do so.

Saw an interesting clip that i hadn't seen of Maynard swerving at the las t second in the air to make head head high contact with Brayshaw. Dog of an act by Maynard and all concerned on that side of footy including the bloody coach and the  AFL.

The AFL continue NOT to protect players and their families with a total disregard for their safety and also continue to belittle players with "airy fairy taps" in regard to race abuse which continues to happen in every game.

Well done AFL.

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On 08/01/2024 at 08:51, The Jackson FIX said:

Gus reportedly hit another golfer in the head with a stray tee shot yesterday (drawing blood!).

Early speculation that the victim was in fact Bruz was quickly ruled out when it was confirmed the incident took place at Royal Melbourne, not Moe pitch and putt.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/teams/melbourne-demons/promised-him-some-tickets-afl-stars-wayward-tee-shot-leaves-fellow-golfer-bloodied/news-story/de1cec9a00c77cb83fab9bc76ddc2aa6

He was attempting to smother - nothing to see here.

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1 hour ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

just a golf action. happened in a fraction of a second therefore not a conscious decision.

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1 hour ago, daisycutter said:

just a golf action. happened in a fraction of a second therefore not a conscious decision.

Not sure I buy it.  From what I can gather, Guss is a pretty good golfer, so surely someone off his kind of handicap can keep it on the fairway.

Players have been aware of the need to protect the head in golf for years now, so I think he's got off lightly if he isn't sanctioned.

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8 hours ago, daisycutter said:

just a golf action. happened in a fraction of a second therefore not a conscious decision.

Obviously a golf accident and can play in the next 3 rounds of pennant. Nothing to answer for. Please move on everyone. 

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Photos on the MFC website about training starting 

the shot of Gus walking in , he looks relaxed and confident 

hope he has a stellar year

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