The problem aarts has is although he almost gets tackled the moment he takes possession he makes dumb (rule wise) decisions and tries to fend off and escape losing his prior. If he just accepts the tackle or tries to free his arms and release someone else it will be a ball up.
TBR when was "genuine attempt" added to the umpires rules for HTB? When "dropping the ball" morphed into "incorrect disposal" I don't remember there being a loophole allowing for genuine attempt. If you fail to dispose of it legally it is HTB, no grey area, much easier to adjudicate.
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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
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I don’t know where to start with this one ezy.I wonder if the home team in finals could pick the 3 umps would even out the disparities, or just mean bottom 8 sides get shafted?
I don’t know where to start with this one ezy.
Can’t have clubs picking umpires.
really need umpiring to be completely independent of AFL and clubs, but with more transparency on review and transparent feedback mechanisms etc. they should have a stated goal to get the accuracy AND consistency of both decisions and NON decisions higher. (And report on this as an average and internally by umpire)
The fact it even appears that the AFL influences week to week umpiring focus is ridiculous. (And even worse if that is true)
No idea but to my knowledge 'dropping the ball' has never been a free kick.