Umpire farce - must stop!

Baloo

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Nov 8, 2005
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This week would be a good time for a pro Tiger journo like Jon Ralph to bring up the Free kick differentials Tigers -33 Pies +88 If we get within 10 frees of Collingwood we probably consider it a win.
That can work two ways:
1. Umps are conscious of the unconscious bias so they try to even up the frees.
2. Umps decide they will prove to all that they can't be manipulated by the press so they give the Pies all 50/50 frees knowing the AFL will declare them as correct decisions
 
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craig

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Aug 19, 2004
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Umpires are now having a direct impact on games and the result of games, be it by either paying frees that are not there and not paying frees that are genuinely there.

The disparity between rule interpretations between umpires is also glaring.
 

aoc1974

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Apologies if it's been posted elsewhere but just saw a report that McGuire Media to potentially run the new review bunker.
Gee the game would be juicy fruited if we didn't have Eddie available to save the day..!
You'd reckon just for appearance sake they'd look elsewhere ....... but they won't!
 

TigerMasochist

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Apologies if it's been posted elsewhere but just saw a report that McGuire Media to potentially run the new review bunker.
Gee the game would be juicy fruited if we didn't have Eddie available to save the day..!
You'd reckon just for appearance sake they'd look elsewhere ....... but they won't!
Wonder if Eddie n Figgy will be taking control of the bunker every time Colonwood plays. Cockroaches would never lose another match.
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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Jun 4, 2006
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Apologies if it's been posted elsewhere but just saw a report that McGuire Media to potentially run the new review bunker.
Gee the game would be juicy fruited if we didn't have Eddie available to save the day..!
You'd reckon just for appearance sake they'd look elsewhere ....... but they won't!
This was a bit of a concern also.
McGuire is a member of the league’s competition committee, the body behind a series of recent rule changes.
https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/afl-daily-live-rolling-footy-news-from-around-australia-for-july-22-2019/live-coverage/b8eca7103c7822f5d3787519f413226e
 

IanG

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The AFL is just riven by conflicts of interest, making appointments by who people and organisations are rather than best practice.
 

aoc1974

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Pay walled unfortunately 12428.....
Just so many conflicting interests in the game and as they have us rusted on members as a captive audience, I don't think they care too much about the "pub test" or the "optics".

Never been fully explained where all OUR millions they torched on that dud AFL Sensation in the CBD went!
Same bloke who was a major shareholder and key driver in that **** up, has just had his latest baby in the AFLX fall over.
Gonna be a sad day when Benny leaves us, but forthe good of the game we'll just have to "take one for the team!"
 
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zippadeee

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Don’t worry about the inclusions and omissions.
Check who is umpiring the game because we will get absolutely reamed on Friday night.
Penderbury swung in 360’ play on.
Treloar throws it, play on
Dusty takes a half a step and tackled, holding the ball
Cotchin handballs the ball, holding the ball.
 
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graystar1

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McGuire is a member of the league’s competition committee, the body behind a series of recent rule changes.

If this is correct then a travesty.

Does this Collingwood President run the AFL behind the scenes?
 

artball

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McGuire is a member of the league’s competition committee, the body behind a series of recent rule changes.
If this is correct then a travesty.
Does this Collingwood President run the AFL behind the scenes?
snake oil salesman of the highest order... rupert murdoch the 2nd... it's a joke how Fat Head is all over the AFL... can't stand him...
 

tigerlove

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McGuire is a member of the league’s competition committee, the body behind a series of recent rule changes.

If this is correct then a travesty.

Does this Collingwood President run the AFL behind the scenes?
Has a huge influence. Always has. Boys club.
 

percyms

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Feb 24, 2008
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Don’t worry about the inclusions and omissions.
Check who is umpiring the game because we will get absolutely reamed on Friday night.
Penderbury swung in 360’ play on.
Treloar throws it, play on
Dusty takes a half a step and tackled, holding the ball
Cotchin handballs the ball, holding the ball.
Who we talking about here Zip??
 

TigerForce

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Apr 26, 2004
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Don’t worry about the inclusions and omissions.
Check who is umpiring the game because we will get absolutely reamed on Friday night.
Penderbury swung in 360’ play on.
Treloar throws it, play on
Dusty takes a half a step and tackled, holding the ball
Cotchin handballs the ball, holding the ball.
Brace ourselves coz it's gonna be difficult. As it still looks likely to be a wet night you can imagine how many soft frees the Scum will get when we tackle.