Tear 'em apart
- Sep 10, 2003
I hate it too but its not that simple this year. I've seen 9m kicks paid the mark and 22 metre kicks called play on not 15. its all over the joint. My view is the state of umpiring reflects the state of AFL governance.my pet hate, the rule says 15m but they always err on the short kicks i.e. they will pay marks for 8/10/12m kicks, if they paid marks from an 15 m kick as is the rule this would negate half of the little chip kicks esp out of defence
Agree consistent competent application of the rule should be the norm. Ditto holding the ball, throw, block etc etc.