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Stiff Arm

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  1. It's only matter of time before a big punter, or punting syndicate, takes on the AFL because one poor umpiring decision cost them big time.

    Now that's what will change the AFLs mindset towards umpiring standards.

    Money means everything to AFL HQ. All else is secondary.

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  2. 6 hours ago, rjay said:

    Well, they changed the interpretation of holding the ball a couple of weeks back & it seemed to be heading down the right path.

    However it's reverting back pretty quickly (as usual) if the weekends games are the example.


    Don't change an interpretation and then dilute it back to nothing

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  3. 6 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

    The only way we will see any change under the Current System is if Umpires are made available to front the Media after each game, similar to Coaches..

    Won't happen. They'll leave the game and we'll get worse umpires. No point in humiliating a fool.

    1. Make them full time

    2. Give them proper noise cancelling headphones

    3. Get rid of the earpiece, or play heavy metal in it

    4. Tell them to pay what is there,  especially in the last 5 mins, without any repercussions

    5. Get better technology for the goal line. FCS, it's available!

    6. Get their eyes tested every 3 months. Reinstate OPSM as major sponsor

    7. Get rid of any umpire that supports or has supported a club (except Melbourne, of course, we wrote the rules)

    8. Separate the umpire devision completely from the AFL. No contact at all from HQ, not paid by HQ, fully independent 

    And pigs might fly...

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  4. On 16/03/2024 at 10:26, Stiff Arm said:

    Sydney got SC relief when Paddy McCartin retired due to concussion, his payout was outside their SC. The precedent has been set

    Also, didnt Adelaide get SC relief when someone retired due to concussion? Was it Tippett? Can't quite recall the name

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  5. I was in Tassie for work a couple of months ago. Just before election announced. North west, then Launnie, then Hobart. Talked with stacks of locals: tradies and professionals. Most were against the deal. Many said the money was better spent elsewhere. I think the issues in Tassie are often different from mainland, and we fail to acknowledge that

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  6. Shall we start a Get Logan McDonald thread as well?

    He look a ripper last night and Sydney are facing significant SC squeeze due to topping up Grundy's contract beyond what we were paying last year. Apparently Grundy now on over $1mill, Swans paying about $750k, according to Sam Landsberger

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  7. 21 minutes ago, Rednblueriseing said:

    Fox footy's new mid week show suggesting the cats are going to throw everything at getting Oliver... 

    'Everything' = hobby farm (in his parents name) overlooking the water on Bellarine Peninsula

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  8. 3 hours ago, Ollie fan said:

    Can't wait for Petty to be in IF his foot is right..

    God I hope they are being conservative with it

    I'd do my na-na of he did it again first game back

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  9. 20 minutes ago, JJR said:

    So there's a sneaky chance he might play on Sunday 

    I took that to mean available to be selected to play at any level. Reckon he'll get a game or two at Casey first, build up the match fitness. But I'm just guessing

    Can't help but love Jakey Melksham. What an ultimate professional he is!

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  10. Bank on Haw and WCE vying for the Harley Reid cup this year (or whatever this year's no 1 pick is named)

    Both those two teams look putrid. Having said that, Freo also look terrible 

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  11. 10 minutes ago, picket fence said:

    If we Dont play Clarry and it goes to the wire.... and we lose... Good luck on this site🤯

    Mate, Clarry lacking match fitness will not be the difference between winning and losing.

    Time to put aside the bromance, picket

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