Mate - to be fair Selwood has one leg shorter than the other. He only looks like he leads with the neck but is actually to be applauded for playing with a severe disability. Many of the Geelong players have had the leg shortening op and I can now reveal in an exclusive that the entire west coast midfield has also had the op over the off season... so go easy. They just can’t help itThe Geelong “Niceness” trifecta is in full swing these days.
Selwood is too nice to duck his head but it is located unusually low on his body. Dangerfield is too nice to bump opponents high but his forearms are unusually hard and bony. Hawkins is too nice to flail his arms around in all sorts of odd directions but he does have unusually large elbows.
Their coach is too nice to complain about any of it!
Not their fault!
Sometimes, accidents just happen. In Geelong’s case, it is not a matter of sometimes, it is every time.
That was validated when Stagerfield elbowed Vlastuin in the head 5 minutes into the grand final and we were forced to play a man down for the rest of the game.
Don't agree. He fended to avoid the tackle with a raised elbow. His choice.Actually don't have a problem with it. As I reckon Petracca contributed to it with the shove.
All you want is consistency though. I think back to Reid getting suspended after similarly getting shoved into the contest & collecting Fyfe..
We play a collision sport. Players are going to protect themselves & there will be casualties from it. There will be more if they don't protect themselves.