Game Day AFL 2019 Round 17: Western Bulldogs v Melbourne, 3:20 pm AEST Marvel Stadium

Who will win?

  • Western Bulldogs < 10 pts

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Western Bulldogs 10 - 30 pts

    Votes: 2 50.0%
  • Western Bulldogs > 30 pts

    Votes: 1 25.0%
  • Melbourne < 10 pts

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Melbourne 10 - 30 pts

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Melbourne > 30 pts

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Draw

    Votes: 1 25.0%

  • Total voters
    4
  • Poll closed .
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beez

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The fact that Leigh Matthews is still allowed to perpetuate ignorance with respect to the rules just boggles the mind. For 20 years he has spent his time in the commentary box complaining about umpiring decisions all the while having no idea what the individual rules are.

The free against Gawn was 100% correct. In a centre bounce, boundary throw in or around the ground stoppage, a ruckman can not extend his arm to the horizontal so as to create space. There are plenty of ways to use your body, you just can not extend your arm like Gawn did. Plenty of ruckman have been penalised in this manner all season. It's the freaking rule. For Leigh Matthews to say it's a "terrible" decision does such a disservice: to the game; to the umpires; to the fans.

No wonder so many ITT complained about an obvious free against Gawn.
 

Deelighted

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The umpiring has been awful though I'm not sure either team has gotten a decided advantage from it. Poor decisions leading to goals at both ends.
 

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DrPowellPepper

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Sorry to break it to you. Bont running around

Perhaps clarify it in your post. Came off wrong

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Just keep booing the umpires when ur winning the free kick count 14-11 but losing the inside 50s
 

DAlembert

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I am a Neutral. Game as poorly umpired as any I have seen all year. AFL what are you doing. Gawn free kick was absurd. If there is a rule against what he did it makes a sham of supposed "ruck craft" This game is almost completely non contact now. Anyway hope second half is as good as 1st half but I have no doubt the umpires will continue to confuse.
 
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