Agreed, it's the wrong call according to the rules (even with the change to insufficient intent, he clearly swung his foot inboard) but they have paid a free kick for that about 75% of the time in that situation this season.Whether we think it’s right or wrong, this is one thing they have been consistent with all season. Don’t get me wrong, I hate it but the ump was always gonna pay it.
The 40 odd umpiring panel is like any footy team. Their top 6 or 8 are elite and then they fall away. They run 27 every week, 5 more than a footy team. Think of the difference between any team's best player and number 27 on their list.Why can't they umpire every game like they do the GF?