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- Mar 6, 2004
Geez the umps love the Bulldogs , already they lead the free kick differential at +32 they’re now leading 12-5 against Geelong down at Kardinia park!
My latest most hated rule interpretation surrounds dropping the ball. I think it's genesis was a few years ago when they started calling 'knocked free in the tackle' - whatever that means. It has led to players just letting go of the ball as soon as they feel the tackle, but before it is really made. A legalised drop. Now what's happening is that the tackler is being penalised for holding on too long after the ball has been 'knocked free in the tackle', aka dropped.
In simple terms, a player is being tackled whilst in possession, dropping the ball instantly and then winning a free kick for being held. Does my "smile"ing head in.
Yeah it’s a as dumb as claiming the umpires cost us the Eagles game. There were at least 3 separate occasions in the last quarter where Richmond players blatantly tackled opponents without the footy. That’s just dumb and undisciplined.We r the dumbest side in the AFL. So many dumb frees in the last. They didn’t cost us we did it ourselves. Just stupid stuff. They deserved to win, please don’t claim the umps influenced the result.