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WEEK 1 FINALS 2021

graystar1

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Apr 28, 2004
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Yeh its horrible. Dm me if you need food I can get some delivered to you
Thank you so much rensman, for your caring for a fellow Tiger and wife.
However we are coping with Woolies and Coles delivering.
Looks like Shepparton will miss out on any slight lifting of restrictions.
Thanks again.
 
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ceehook2

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Hmmmm....not sure why so upset about this.
The point I was making was that the umpire was in amongst the GWS group of players as they walked away.
It was not his place to be there !
He was placing himself where contact was a potential problem. Toby should have avoided him but the fault was not only Toby's.
Similar situations
1 Hawks player who got infront of Soldo as he walked away , making contact very likely. Soldo suspended.

2 Umpire tells players where he is backing away after a bounce , to warn them not to get in his way, to avoid contact. If they get in this position and contact is made, the player is guilty, not the umpire.

Point is the umpire made contact much more likely as he was amongst the players as they walked off. Some responsibility is his.
FWIW...the contact was minimal and the apologists amongst us are getting up in arms over nothing.
I'll challenge the Soldo event
small context
a goal has been kicked and Ivan turns and runs back to the centre
the Hawks player jumps in front of him to intiate contact and throws head back a la Selwood
Soldo braced himself with his forearm , pure reflex , contact between the two was made
I believe no contact above the chest , but you had to watch real close
Soldo gets a week

the larger context
Lil Gaz had twice hunted guys from behind and the side jumping up to bang his forearm into their heads
clips played endlessly , and lil Gaz gets off
the football world was screaming

and the Soldo incident presents itself , real pennies from heaven stuff, at that time he is a football nobody , totally expendable , gone
they would have read out the verdict before they read out the charge stuff ...

1 or 2 weeks later lil Gaz does it again and this time goes

in the context of Greene - Stevic it isn't a valid precedent , its player / player were some level of contact is accepted , player / umpire is treated very differently

players have to be ultra aware of the umpires and avoid contact at all costs , some common sense has been applied to goal umpire contact thankfully , remember the Dusty incident
 
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graystar1

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Who would have thought that in September there would be no AFL in this State?
 
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TrialByVideo

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Who would have thought that in September there would be no AFL in this State?
With the figures in Victoria today and no doubt big numbers in NSW.... If the finals actually make it to the end as scheduled. ..... I'll be staggered.
The AFL is crazy imo having the pre GF bye.... flirting with disaster!
 

Ian4

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May 6, 2004
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Who would have thought that in September there would be no AFL in this State?

I'm kinda glad we're not playing finals now. We already missed out on attending one premiership in 2020. Missing out on 2 would have been unbearable.

We should also take some comfort in knowing that this should be the last COVID affected season (well unless a new COVID strain is immune to vaccines).
 

AngryAnt

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Nov 25, 2004
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With the figures in Victoria today and no doubt big numbers in NSW.... If the finals actually make it to the end as scheduled. ..... I'll be staggered.
The AFL is crazy imo having the pre GF bye.... flirting with disaster!

I guess they'll reassess that and maybe cancel it when the time comes
 

QRtiger

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I'm kinda glad we're not playing finals now. We already missed out on attending one premiership in 2020. Missing out on 2 would have been unbearable.

We should also take some comfort in knowing that this should be the last COVID affected season (well unless a new COVID strain is immune to vaccines).
Not all of us did.
 
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