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Umpire farce - Getting worse by the minute!

Baloo

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I can just picture the Umps now at halftime, going over their stats. Umpires with the lowest freekick count will want to make up the numbers. Can't be seen to not be doing their job.
 

The Big Richo

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Why do you think this new set up has just been made?

To be honest I'm not sure what the change is so hard to say, but I'm assuming it is to reduce the running load which would be a good thing.

In my opinion Eddie McGuire's model of 8 umpires covering the ground, without goal and boundary umpires, is where they should be aiming to get. Do that and ditch the bounce and it would greatly increase the quality of officials in each game.
 

TigerForce

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To be honest I'm not sure what the change is so hard to say, but I'm assuming it is to reduce the running load which would be a good thing.

In my opinion Eddie McGuire's model of 8 umpires covering the ground, without goal and boundary umpires, is where they should be aiming to get. Do that and ditch the bounce and it would greatly increase the quality of officials in each game.
Well, hopefully with more umpires on ground and the less territory they need to cover, the more intrusive they can get (like NFL and NRL refs) to witness the ball closer and make better decisions.
 
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larabee

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Well, hopefully with more umpires on ground and the less territory they need to cover, the more intrusive they can get (like NFL and NRL refs) to witness the ball closer and make better decisions.


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HR

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Remove interpretations and replace with a set of rules.
More umpires is a backward step. This has nothing to do with the issues as far as I care.
More humans equals more interpretations, more confusion.
FMD the AFL are amateur.
 
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UKTiger

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To be honest I'm not sure what the change is so hard to say, but I'm assuming it is to reduce the running load which would be a good thing.

In my opinion Eddie McGuire's model of 8 umpires covering the ground, without goal and boundary umpires, is where they should be aiming to get. Do that and ditch the bounce and it would greatly increase the quality of officials in each game.
For me the loss of the goal umpires would be sacrilege. Their sometime flamboyancy was the first thing I really noticed when I first found footy as it made the game somehow different. To me anyhow
 
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DavidSSS

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For me the loss of the goal umpires would be sacrilege. Their sometime flamboyancy was the first thing I really noticed when I first found footy as it made the game somehow different. To me anyhow

Bring back the lab coats and hats too, today's goal umpires have no style, the old ones looked like something out of the stone age, back in the stone age, it was great.

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The Big Richo

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For me the loss of the goal umpires would be sacrilege. Their sometime flamboyancy was the first thing I really noticed when I first found footy as it made the game somehow different. To me anyhow

They'd still be there in terms of the signalling and flag waving etc, just there'd be two of them and they would also make decisions in play as well.