Asking for consistency across the round because across the season or dare we dream year to year is just way too much to hope for.Dimma very sly in his post match presser when asked about the weird interpretation of dangerous tackle. In previous pressers he has commented on the umpires by saying "it's a very hard game to umpire". This time he went with "As long as they adjudicate the rest of the round the same way then I'll be happy. We just want to be umpired the same as other teams". (Or words to that effect.)
Why do we always seem to be on the end of rule of the week?
*smile* ludicrous sport. What other competition changes it's rules on the fly like the AFL?
Yeah it was a shocker, as was the umpire calling holding the man on Neale when he had the ball and Bolton being called for too high on Andrews when the latter fended him off by shoving his throat.The George holding the ball call on a clear handball then being over-ruled on a dangerous tackle has to be up there with the worst sequence of calls of the year. And yep there has been plenty of contenders
And at the time I thought great tackle Syd and thought he had won the free for HTB.What about Stack’s perfect tackle in the last. Runs the guy down, tackles the oppo from behind with a bear hug tackle around the arms and the oppo falls forward with the momentum and because his face grazes the grass it was called a dangerous tackle. Never ever is that a dangerous tackle. Even BT called that one out saying that to tackle anyone in this game it is intrinsically dangerous.
I can’t recall if the oppo kicked a goal from that or not but it was just plain incorrect from the flouro flog.