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Umpire farce - must stop!

CarnTheTiges

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Its not even why the rule was introduced! Commentary just supports the misunderstanding. It was brought in to stop soccer like tackles that break legs!
I call it the Adam Goodes rule, people forget what a sniper he was.
 
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shad

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Its not even why the rule was introduced! Commentary just supports the misunderstanding. It was brought in to stop soccer like tackles that break legs!
I had to laugh in one of the other games and a player got his legs taken out and looks like he has a pretty bad knee injury. I forget the game/player. But no free kick paid of course.
 

shad

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I think that the new rules introduced over the last few years are taking a toll on the umpires. The more things that they have to concentrate on, the more mistakes they will make. There must be a natural limit to how many things you can focus on at once and I think that we may have passed it.

And while I'm on it can they stop paying free kicks to players who duck. That would have to be the single most action the AFL could take to protect the head.
 
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123cups

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Okay, two questions.

1. Why wasn't the Kamdyn incident a free kick? It doesn't matter if it's accidental, as accidental high contact is still a free kick in every other situation excluding marking contests, which this wasn't. Right?

2. If you win the ball and contribute to receiving high contact by a tackler (aka "the Selwood rule"), then doesn't that mean prior opportunity and holding the ball?

If so, the Papley free kick was an example of this and needs to be stamped out. These guys create the high contact by looking at an opposition player before they get the ball, grabbing the ball, then propelling their body and head towards the opposition player to intentionally create high contact that otherwise wouldn't have happened. It's wrong, and it rewards players for attracting head knocks, which will lead to increased probability of CTE in retirement, and so should be treated as deadly serious - but it's ignored. Am I missing something here?
 
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tigerman

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The Blues and the Pies get plenty of frees from the umpires, because they throw there arms up in the air at the slightest contact, ******* cheats
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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1. Why wasn't the Kamdyn incident a free kick? It doesn't matter if it's accidental, as accidental high contact is still a free kick in every other situation excluding marking contests, which this wasn't. Right?
It was a free kick against, wasn't it? For supposedly taking Rampe's legs?
 
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mrposhman

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If there was a free paid against KM then it must have been for below the knees. But the actual free kick was 20 meters downfield when it was taken. The KM DR impact happened 15m outside the 50m arc the free kick was 5m inside.

Ump paid advantage I believe as play carried on and was marked. Haven't watched it back though so thats from memory from at the game.
 
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Ridley

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I call it the Adam Goodes rule, people forget what a sniper he was.
The rule was brought in after Lindsay Thomas nearly crippled Gary Rohan for life. It was a good rule but it is now interpreted completely incorrectly. Umpires, commentators and AFL cronies have no *smile* idea.
 
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CarnTheTiges

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The rule was brought in after Lindsay Thomas nearly crippled Gary Rohan for life. It was a good rule but it is now interpreted completely incorrectly. Umpires, commentators and AFL cronies have no *smile* idea.
I remember it coming in and that it was the Rohan incident that was the catalyst, but Goodes got away with it for years. It was kind of ironic that the incident that brought the rule in involved one of his teammates.
 

tigerlove

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We were shafted but what stood out for me was the number of obvious Tiger frees not paid all night. At one stage there were 3 in a 10 second play. It was ridiculous.
 
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BillyJean17

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It just felt to me that the ump had a hair trigger when in swans f50 they benefit from several goals from free whilst the umps where nowhere near as liberal in our f50. Lynch was held , several times, head high contact missed , Balta jumper pulled , the nankmark, high contact to Macca ffs