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Umpire farce - Getting worse by the minute!

tommystigers

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*Round 19-23 Updated* Umpire Watch 2021 - End the Free Kick Farce

We have 2x Winners! :poop: :poop:

Carlton 25 Richmond 15 Foot Fleer Mollison
Hawthorn 22 Richmond 25 Fisher Brown Gavine
Sydney 25 Richmond 15 Power Dalgleish Johanson
Port 22 Richmond 12 Rosebury Deboy Hosking
St Kilda 23 Richmond 13 Stevic Gavine Fleer
Melbourne 24 Richmond 17 Stephens Dalgleish Williamson
Bulldogs 17 Richmond 21 Fisher Fleer Glouftsis
Geelong 21 Richmond 11 Haussen Stephens Williamson
GWS 19 Richmond 12 Foot Hosking Deboy
Brisbane 28 Richmond 16 Donlon Nicholls Howorth
Adelaide 12 Richmond 19 Haussen Hosking Toner
Essendon 12 Richmond 17 Margetts Dalgleish Johanson
West Coast 25 Richmond 15 Haussen Rosebury Dore
St Kilda 18 Richmond 23 Stevic Deboy Fleer
Gold Coast 29 Richmond 22 Donlon Howorth Whetton
Collingwood 24 Richmond 16 Foot Stevic Howorth
Brisbane 23 Richmond 25 Gavine Nicholls Williamson
Geelong 18 Richmond 19 Stevic Findlay Meredith
Fremantle 20 Richmond 12 Margetts Dalgleish Brown
North 15 Richmond 18 Gavine Broadbent Meredith
GWS 21 Richmond 16 Rosebury Stephens Mollison
Hawthorn 18 Richmond 16 Fisher Power Nicholls

Umpire Tallies - Including RFC Games Total

Total Frees Against - Winner Umpire Howorth
3 Howorth - 27
3 Rosebury -25
3 Foot -25
3 Stephens -22
4 Dalgeish -20
2 Donlon -19
2 Mollison -15
3 Haussen -13
4 Williamson -13
2 Power -12
3 Nicholls -12
3 Deboy -12
4 Stevic -12
4 Fleer -11
1 Dore -10
3 Hosking -10
1 Whetton -7
2 Johanson -5
2 Brown -5
2 Margetts -3
4 Gavine -2
1 Findlay +1
1 Meredith +1
1 Broadbent +3
1 Glouftsis +4
3 Fisher +5
1 Toner +7

Average Frees Against (FOR) Per Game - Winner Umpire Dore
1 Dore -10
2 Donlon -9.5
3 Howorth - 9
3 Rosebury -8.33
3 Foot -8.33
2 Mollison -7.5
3 Stephens -7.33
1 Whetton -7
2 Power -6
4 Dalgeish -5
3 Haussen -4.33
3 Nicholls -4
3 Deboy -4
4 Williamson -3.25
3 Hosking -3.33
4 Stevic -3
4 Fleer -2.75
2 Johanson -2.5
2 Brown -2.5
2 Margetts -1.5
4 Gavine -0.5
1 Findlay (1)
1 Meredith (1)
3 Fisher (1.66)
1 Broadbent (3)
1 Glouftsis (4)
1 Toner (7)

What a supreme display of technical incompetence, ignorance, and "take that you filthy animal", by the 2021 cohort of AFL Umpires.
I can't recall a more baffling, bemusing, stupefying, frustrating, and downright ridiculous array of decisions, non-decisions, blatant back-handers to the rule book, and imaginary tricks, pulled from the deep rectal recesses of the majority on this list.

What a stuff-up. What a ride Steven, what a ride. Thank-you. The world thanks you for your contribution in guiding this glorious game to the dizzying heights we are now at. And where the hell did you hide Ray?
 
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DavidSSS

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I think part of the point is - if, as is claimed, it is within our control how many free kicks we give away each game and this is determined by the way we play; how is it that all other teams seem to give away less free kicks whenever they play us. Surely it is down to their game style (if you claim the above about Richmond) as to how many free kicks they give away each game, but they seem to give fewer away against us.

How is this to be explained??

DS
 
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Harry

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any coincidence that of the 6 umpires that gave a positive free kick count our way, only ONE was assigned to us again for the whole year?

maybe this also belongs in the AFL coincidence thread?
 
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ceehook2

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we also have the stuff for which there are no stats
the not paid free kicks and the Richmond player takes a mark , he hasn't moved sometimes "play on "
the result is often a turn over or a rushed kick backwards and we get trapped in the back half

so bundle that with the free kick differental and its a bad situation

two questions
Why ?
and
How do we stop it or at least lessen it ?

Because we cant keep being the AFL's villian and make a serious tilt at finals
 
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tigertim

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I think part of the point is - if, as is claimed, it is within our control how many free kicks we give away each game and this is determined by the way we play; how is it that all other teams seem to give away less free kicks whenever they play us. Surely it is down to their game style (if you claim the above about Richmond) as to how many free kicks they give away each game, but they seem to give fewer away against us.

How is this to be explained??

DS
Easy:
 

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TigerMasochist

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Here we are, at the end of the year, and fans of all clubs (well, except maybe Footscray) are complaining about the umpiring. But what are the facts?

Well, it is certainly clear to me that either every team suddenly turns into a pack of angels who would never ever contemplate transgressing any rule of our great game when they play Richmond, or we are being umpired differently (I will add that I reckon StKilda have some claim to this issue too).

Here's a rundown of the free kicks for and against for all teams for the H&A games in 2021:

TeamGamesFrees ForAve per gameFrees AgainstAve per game
Adelaide
22​
465​
21.14​
449​
20.41​
Brisbane
22​
448​
20.36​
454​
20.64​
Carlton
22​
447​
20.32​
427​
19.41​
Collingwood
22​
389​
17.68​
405​
18.41​
Essendon
22​
405​
18.41​
416​
18.91​
Fremantle
22​
394​
17.91​
407​
18.50​
Geelong
22​
435​
19.77​
404​
18.36​
Gold Coast
22​
406​
18.45​
422​
19.18​
GW Sydney
22​
433​
19.68​
405​
18.41​
Hawthorn
22​
406​
18.45​
408​
18.55​
Melbourne
22​
425​
19.32​
440​
20.00​
North Melbourne
22​
431​
19.59​
411​
18.68​
Port Adelaide
22​
446​
20.27​
429​
19.50​
Richmond
22​
376​
17.09​
461​
20.95​
StKilda
22​
401​
18.23​
433​
19.68​
Sydney
22​
432​
19.64​
444​
20.18​
West Coast
22​
393​
17.86​
381​
17.32​
Western Bulldogs
22​
437​
19.86​
365​
16.59​

That's right, we have the lowest number of frees for and the highest number of frees against. You could argue that frees against is within our control, although I have doubts, but, if that is the case then frees against must be in the control of our opponents - and they magically concede less when they play Richmond.

It is even more stark when you look at the differential for all teams:

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Most teams, as you would expect, are close to even on the differential, with only a couple of outliers.

I fail to see what Footscray do which puts them almost 2 free kicks ahead of any other team.

As for Richmond, this really is a bit of a joke. Maybe some of our players give away more frees - but haven't we had players in and out of the team all year? We have a 2.4 free kick differential worse than any other team. Can we seriously say that Richmond are that different to everyone else? That is a stretch.

I'm not saying there is conscious bias, I reckon it is more likely unconscious. But it also reeks of a standard of umpiring which is unacceptable at the highest level of our game.

DS
Geez. That's a fairly brutal disparity. Obvious solution would be for the Tiggies to merge with the Woofers and we'll be back in the realms of non descript free kick normalcy in no time.
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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Total Frees Against - Winner Umpire Howorth
3 Howorth - 27
3 Rosebury -25
3 Foot -25
3 Stephens -22
4 Dalgeish -20
2 Donlon -19
2 Mollison -15
3 Haussen -13
4 Williamson -13
2 Power -12
3 Nicholls -12
3 Deboy -12
4 Stevic -12
4 Fleer -11
1 Dore -10
3 Hosking -10
1 Whetton -7
2 Johanson -5
2 Brown -5
2 Margetts -3
4 Gavine -2
1 Findlay +1
1 Meredith +1
1 Broadbent +3
1 Glouftsis +4
3 Fisher +5
1 Toner +7
Seems the chronic penalisers are given multiple Richmond games and the ones who don't hit us hard aren't given another chance.
 
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