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12 minutes ago, BDA said:

the insufficient intent rule is so stupid. 

In the 2nd quarter, Chad Warner kicked it inside the swans F50 blindly around the corner after just picking up the ball and it went out in the pocket, without a Sydney player being within 15 meters of it and it was called as thrown in.

If a defender was doing that, but kicking it out of D50, again blind around the corner type kick, it would be insufficient intent 100/100 times.

 

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2 minutes ago, BoBo said:

In the 2nd quarter, Chad Warner kicked it inside the swans F50 blindly around the corner after just picking up the ball and it went out in the pocket, without a Sydney player being within 15 meters of it and it was called as thrown in.

If a defender was doing that, but kicking it out of D50, again blind around the corner type kick, it would be insufficient intent 100/100 times.

 

The one called earlier was obviously a skill error

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I have made the mistake of watching far too much footy this round.

What has stood out for me is how inconsistent the umpiring has become.  And this is watching matches where I'm not particularly hoping one team or the other wins, so the usual supporter biases are not there.

Of course it is a difficult job, but what really gets me mad is the AFL introducing new 'rules/interpretations' which last a week or two and the inconsitentcies.  Think dissent, vagueness of the stand/5m 'rule', entering protected zones and play on, HTB, the inability of umps to judge distances, penalising to discourage ducking to protect heads (promised but never implemented), etc.  The lack of consistency makes it far too easy to credit consipracy theories which is not in the interest of our game.

A thorough review of the rules and umpiring environment is needed by a body independent of the AFL admin (which is focussed on $), and not on our game.   Won't happen of course.

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2 hours ago, sue said:

I have made the mistake of watching far too much footy this round.

What has stood out for me is how inconsistent the umpiring has become.  And this is watching matches where I'm not particularly hoping one team or the other wins, so the usual supporter biases are not there.

Of course it is a difficult job, but what really gets me mad is the AFL introducing new 'rules/interpretations' which last a week or two and the inconsitentcies.  Think dissent, vagueness of the stand/5m 'rule', entering protected zones and play on, HTB, the inability of umps to judge distances, penalising to discourage ducking to protect heads (promised but never implemented), etc.  The lack of consistency makes it far too easy to credit consipracy theories which is not in the interest of our game.

A thorough review of the rules and umpiring environment is needed by a body independent of the AFL admin (which is focussed on $), and not on our game.   Won't happen of course.

I’m watching less and less neutral games to be honest. It’s absurd how inconsistent the umpiring has been allowed to get and it’s frustrating to watch. 

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Allen and Darling missing gettable set shots just before 3 quarter time. bombers more accurate and that's the difference. Eagles not out it but they got to convert their chances in the last.

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Just dropped in on the Essendon West Coast game for a moment. Watched for 30 seconds - two throws, one marginal and one extremely obvious - from a centre clearance to seal the game with 5.45 to go in the last.

Ah well. Back to not watching AFL.

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Ugh knew it was too good to be true. Still waiting for Essendon’s inevitable nosedive down the ladder. But I’m patient. It will be worth the wait. 

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