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7 hours ago, binman said:

Ban the bump.

Player knocked out cold because SPP elected to bump not tackle. Who's to say that head knock wont end Keane's career. 

As i noted in the gus thread it is inevitable the AFL will have to ban the bump. This is the exact reason why.

It is a completely predicable event, so the AFL can't argue they have taken appropriate steps to protect the head of Keane.

it is also a good example of what i was saying about why nann ng the bump won't change footy.

What did SPP achieve by electing to bump not tackle?

Even if he head not hit hit him in the end, ie a totally legal hit, how would his team have benefited?

Maybe the ball jars loose and Port win the ground ball?

He legally hurts an opponent impacting his performance? 

But a tackle could achieve the same results AND possibly also win a free for Port for holding the ball.

And a tackle would also mean SPP, a key player for Port, not risking missing the critical 2-3 opening games of the season.


The thing that drives me nuts about the Brayshaw/Maynard incident is that I thought that the messaging for years has been if you do not show proper duty of care for your opponent, and they are severely injured with a head injury then you get suspended. He opened the door for suspension the moment he went up and didn't show care for the opposition player.

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50 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

he seems a total space cadet but boy oh boy can he play footy

Let’s just pray that young Tom Fullarton or Will Verrall can surprise us all and fill the gap left by space cadet 


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14 hours ago, Return to Glory said:

Not sure if it's been mentioned but Swan Luke Parker has a broken arm.

Good thing for him the round zero game against us is in Sydney - he won't have to fly. 

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9 minutes ago, Gawndy the Great said:

i wonder if Christiansen had to be convinced to send this to the tribunal too. 

Good things Port weren't wearing their prison bar jumper or else Christiansen would have let it slide out of muscle memory. 

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1 hour ago, DistrACTION Jackson said:

So that means min 3 weeks?

That's the recommendation:

The Match Review Officer (MRO) has graded the incident as careless, severe impact and high contact and has recommended a ban of at least three weeks.

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