Gleeson had two arms around his waist. Would have been hard for the umpire not to call it. The rules of the game don't change because it's a final.He fell into Gleeson's lap. You don't know what dragging means or you are being purposely obtuse. People are harsh because you don't pay soft frees unless you're 100% sure - especially in a final. That's 3 goals right there, not including Shiel's love tap and Hannan's drop.
Rules don't change for finals, Gleeson had two arms around Weightman and moved him.That's your biased opinion. I'm a neutral supporter and for me it was:
1st goal was probably a free kick.
2nd goal was soft and innocuous. Non-call...especially in a final.
3rd goal was too soft. Weightman basically engaged the wrestle himself and fell backwards to sell the contact. Also not a free in a final. Weightman could've stayed upright if he wanted to.
4th goal was the worst of the lot. Basically a corrupt call and that was proof. Since when aren't you allowed to push somebody. Horrendous.
So we can get smashed in a final again.We didn’t need the umpires help to lose this game, don’t know why they love the doggies so much but such is life.
neither of these teams were going anywhere, that game was MILES off the level
good season for us, roll again
Yes it will Collingwood aren’t going anywhere fast mate your list has a bunch of pretenders in it.First time in a while and you know it won’t last long either. At least I’ve witnessed the true B&W win a flag more recently than that fake teal mob that tries and pretend.
I didn’t have a problem with the Gleeson free but I have a huge issue when it’s not consistent. Durham at the start of the third quarter was taken high and in the back at the top of the goal square and it was play on.Rules don't change for finals, Gleeson had two arms around Weightman and moved him.
You can't throw or push someone into the fence when play has stopped. The umpire simply got that one wrong, it was not close enough to the fence to be dangerous.
We won today, not because of free kicks but because we played a much better second half. One of those frees was a joke, the others were there. You seem to never give us any credit and prefer to focus on 1-2 shi* free kicks.Nah it's because the umpires grind my gears. I don't care if melbourne is the 18th best team or not. I just want the best team on any given day to get the win. I want the ladder to represent the standard of the teams and not be a reflection of how much teams have benefitted from umpiring decisions.
I hate bad umpiring as much as anyone, but the conspiracy theory crap has worn me down.Nah it's because the umpires grind my gears. I don't care if melbourne is the 18th best team or not. I just want the best team on any given day to get the win. I want the ladder to represent the standard of the teams and not be a reflection of how much teams have benefitted from umpiring decisions.
Let me get this straight.... Are you saying that after the Weightman 'ordeal', Essendon realised - subconsciously or not - that 3 goals in the wet was too much for them and stopped putting in 100%? Because it sure sounds like it..3 goals goals minimum. 3 goals in the wet is about 6 goals in the dry. It's game changing.
Agree but we shouldn’t be content with just making the 8. if you are not in to win it in finals then don’t bother getting there rather miss the 8 then witness another finals floggingMust be tough being a Bombers fan
But hold your head up as no one expected top 8 and you got there with your new coach