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18 hours ago, ElDiablo14 said:

Our only hope is a class action against the AFL in a few years by all the players that feel let down by this crook of a system.

I have heard that there are already multi multi million class actions in progress that could break the AFL, and even affect the bonuses of the directors 😮 . . . and that the “events of last September” may have even pushed these harder. 

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18 hours ago, ElDiablo14 said:

Our only hope is a class action against the AFL in a few years by all the players that feel let down by this crook of a system.

I have heard that there are already multi multi million class actions in progress that could break the AFL, and even affect the bonuses of the directors 😮 . . . and that the “events of last September” may have even pushed these harder. 

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2 minutes ago, monoccular said:

I have heard that there are already multi multi million class actions in progress that could break the AFL, and even affect the bonuses of the directors 😮 . . . and that the “events of last September” may have even pushed these harder. 

We should all expect super fast action now then....things have gotten serious! 

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3 hours ago, daisycutter said:

what do you expect from a filth supporter?

the minute he refused to listen to our expert witness i knew we were done

I think this blokes role should be queried at the AFL, influences too many tribunal decisions imo. Surely that's not his role there is a panel to decide the outcome.

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18 hours ago, ElDiablo14 said:

Our only hope is a class action against the AFL in a few years by all the players that feel let down by this crook of a system.

I have heard rumour that there are already multi multi million class actions in progress that could break the AFL, and even affect the bonuses of the directors 😮 . . . and that the “events of last September” may have even pushed these harder. 

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@monoccular, I understand your emoji response to my post. What I love is Port’s vocal response to the ‘inconsistencies’ by the AFL on a different matter. 
 

Finally a club is pointing out the absolute consistent inconsistencies that transfers to too many areas in this great game. 
 

it’s killing my enjoyment of this game, and many others feel the same. 
 

Case in point. Maynard is now a premiership player and has ended our man Brayshaw’s career. Don’t give me the rules have changed [censored] and Kossie was wrong. My point is Kossie was rubbed out and graded for an act that never occurred. Maynard was rewarded for an act that DID OCCUR. 

 

Life just doesn’t work that way…. 
 

Simples, and too many other incidents to compare. 

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Two instances of incredible football irony occurred last round.

1. Picket’s suspension because of the “Maynard rule.” Brayshaw(and Melbourne) suffered deeply when Maynard viciously poleaxed him in the final last year. ( no penalty). Picket’s indiscretion was in no way similar to Maynard’s, with absolutely no injury, but he’s suspended because he brushed the face after trying to spoil, and that’s the new rule. 

2. Carlton’s win after the obviously touched mark. We lost the final to them last year, because , in Q 2, Nibbler’s goal was disallowed due to replays suggesting possibly, but not definitely,the ball brushed  Marchbank’s finger.

Carlton and Collingwood don’t seem to realise how blessed they’ve been with recent controversial decisions.

 

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12 hours ago, doc roet said:

Based on that decision, (Kozzies suspension) I'd be expecting at least half a dozen incidents a game to be looked at. How many times in a game, that is played at break neck speed, is there a action by one player that has the potential to cause injury to another. I'd say nearly every contested ball there could be an incident whereby a player makes accidental contact with another's head or face. It's football for God's sake, not basketball.

That goes for any spoilt mark attempts, which are now to be taken as a mandatory head blow, and as part of the danger.

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On 10/04/2024 at 09:11, Willmoy1947 said:

Greg Williams and Rod Grinter send their regards, along with many others

Oh please stop fighting ...Kossie isn't a thug( or Williams) he's getting suspended for undisciplined and unnecessary minor infractions that a few years back ,when he started, probably would pass unnoticed

I said to the first posturing response " choose your adjective. " :undisciplined, careless,    unnecessary, wasteful.??

Then mentioned his genius with ground balls..suspension is wasting his talent and contributions.

Now go away

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2 hours ago, IRW said:

Oh please stop fighting ...Kossie isn't a thug( or Williams) he's getting suspended for undisciplined and unnecessary minor infractions that a few years back ,when he started, probably would pass unnoticed

I said to the first posturing response " choose your adjective. " :undisciplined, careless,    unnecessary, wasteful.??

Then mentioned his genius with ground balls..suspension is wasting his talent and contributions.

Now go away

Thanks for agreeing with me at last.

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On 10/04/2024 at 08:08, leave it to deever said:

Clearly the Afls are now drawing a line in the sand regarding head high contact.

It's a joke they didn't do it last year. 

Their inconsistent decisions make them look like clowns.

Which means Motor Bike Cameron should get 3 weeks for the sling tackle but wont even be cited🤮

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6 hours ago, picket fence said:

Which means Motor Bike Cameron should get 3 weeks for the sling tackle but wont even be cited🤮

He got a week.

Consistent with the Kozzie decision - any head high rough conduct will get a minimum medium impact even if there's no actual damage 

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On 10/04/2024 at 08:59, DistrACTION Jackson said:

This is the major issue and the reason so many fans are frustrated, myself included. There is no consistency to the MRO or the tribunal findings and also the way the media and the AFL questioning is from case to case.

7 months ago Maynard performed one of the more dangerous acts I've seen on a footy field, which resulted in a player retiring and gets nothing. Pretty sure there were still rules around showing a duty of care at that time, so not sure why it wasn't applied in that case.

We now find ourselves where an incidental contact, while dumb from Kozzy it wasn't a dirty act and was made with very little force gets a 1 week suspension. In the same weekend Fogarty runs straight at Fyfe and launches himself at him with a clenched fist, misses the ball by a mile and punches him in the throat. This is assessed the same as a glancing blow from Kozzy.

Then last week Rivers tackles Rozee, who throws himself to the ground (arms free) and the MRO issue a fine. The next weekend Toby Greene dumps Mac Andrew into the turf and it's nothing to see because - his arm was free.

WTF is wrong with this competition and their adjudication.

The MRO needs to be a panel of people, not one bloke who has shown himself to be inept. I would also be comfortable if the AFL said, he will have a 3 man panel deciding each incident and there's no tribunal option, their decision is final. It's the AFL's competition they can suspend anyone they want, why does there have to be tribunal involved if they have a panel who can discuss and make decisions.

Yep I was 100% spot on here. Another weekend of inconsistency given the Butters/Crouch incidents over the weekend and also remembering Hunter's from last year. 

Michael Christian just has to go. Butters act was 10 times more dangerous than Hunter from last year and yet he got nothing and Hunter got a week.

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6 minutes ago, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

Butters?????

Doesn’t apply to those who the AFL believe will be in Brownlow contention. I’d suggest Nick Daicos would also be given the same treatment if he were to knock someone high. But that would also mean he’d have to actually go to a contest.. 

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Butters is not a dirty player and I admire his attack on the ball, but players and supporters need to realise the game has shifted. How the AFL can condone that type of attack on the ball, which was a whisker from ending in a bad concussion to Banfield is a joke. 

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52 minutes ago, DistrACTION Jackson said:

Butters is not a dirty player and I admire his attack on the ball, but players and supporters need to realise the game has shifted. How the AFL can condone that type of attack on the ball, which was a whisker from ending in a bad concussion to Banfield is a joke. 

Kozz gets 3 weeks for that 

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20 minutes ago, poita said:

Contrast the rationale for clearing Yeo to the justification for suspending Pickett. There is simply no consistency in the rules that are being applied.

NFI! Christian strikes again.

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