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Umpire farce - Getting worse by the minute!

The Big Richo

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Another dramatically different game method from us and another dramatically different free kick count.

Of course only a fool would argue the way you play influences free kicks.
 
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Smoking Aces

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Another dramatically different game method from us and another dramatically different free kick count.

Of course only a fool would argue the way you play influences free kicks.
The uncontested mark type of game invites the opposition to push the boundary and give away the free kicks.
 

shad

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I reckon that the umps are really struggling at the moment. Anyone who doesn't agree, check out the non-decision for holding the ball against Arts at the 11 minute mark of the third. How can that not be paid?
 
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fastin bulbous

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Yes. The umpiring was putrid again last night. I made the mistake of watching the vfl a couple of weeks ago and just have not been able to watch AFL umpiring without losing my *smile* since. I have no idea what they think they are doing but there is no logic to it. I just keep finding myself ranting to anybody who will listen ‘everyone loved football, no one was complaining, why did they think it needed fixing?’....
 
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Tigers of Old

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Someone posted last night that CJ seems to be getting the frees that Lynch struggles to. I do wonder if that media assassination of Lynch did have an impact. Whatever it’s nice to get frees i50 for a change.
 
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TigerMasochist

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I reckon that the umps are really struggling at the moment. Anyone who doesn't agree, check out the non-decision for holding the ball against Arts at the 11 minute mark of the third. How can that not be paid?
There was a whole bunch of non decisions made by the maggots last night, but at least it was a rule they DIDN'T apply to both sides.
Umpy's are generally irrelevant as long as they do one simple thing, apply the rules consistently to both teams within a game. They ruin my enjoyment of the game when there is a completely different interpretation of what constitutes a free kick for one team compared to the other.
 
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TigerMasochist

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Someone posted last night that CJ seems to be getting the frees that Lynch struggles to. I do wonder if that media assassination of Lynch did have an impact. Whatever it’s nice to get frees i50 for a change.
Mighta been coz Cujo was trying to play from in front instead of behind as Lynchman has been tending to do, also perhaps that Cujo being younger n less experienced was simply trying to attack the ball as his first option rather than trying to out physical his opponent.
Whatever it was, I bloody enjoyed it.
 

percyms

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I reckon that the umps are really struggling at the moment. Anyone who doesn't agree, check out the non-decision for holding the ball against Arts at the 11 minute mark of the third. How can that not be paid?
Yep - we got one going our way for once and the footy world has gone crazy. Juat wait - that decision (bad one) will be spoken about on all shows all week as an example of how Tigers are favoured by umps.
 

Sintiger

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Another dramatically different game method from us and another dramatically different free kick count.

Of course only a fool would argue the way you play influences free kicks.
That’s one spin.
What we have seen over and over again is that when one club complains long and loud about umpiring they get a good run for a while. In fact before last week’s game I posted it as a prediction.
I am not into an anti Richmond conspiracy at AFL house but if anyone cannot see the relationship between noise from a club and umpiring then they aren’t looking. In our case there was also a lot of stats backing up the noise.
last night was a more uncontested game but the week before wasn’t. Our uncontested marks were high but tackles were still very high, above the AFL average. We haven’t changed the way we play that much, the pressure on opposition is still there, we scored over 100 points on turnover last night which is very Richmondy.
 
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Mr Brightside

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I thought that was the best “rub of the green” frees we’ve had in years. Not sure the game was umpired well, however definitely liked the let it go , play on more, maybe the umps thought *smile* it we can’t work out the rules will just let it go.
 
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rioli82

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Typical!!! media in hysterics over the HTB rule not being paid. And they particularly highlight the play when Aarts was tackled.
 
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tigertim

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I had an Eagles mate ask my if we'd paid the umps last night. He's one of these knowledgeable ones that still think the umps love us.