Are umpires manipulating games to create close finishes?

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kylegee28

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Mar 31, 2011
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Hopefully JeanLucGoddard is right and the AFL keep rigging Brisbane games. Cheating North felt ******* great. Can't wait for next year.
 

Madison

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Jul 28, 2009
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AFL tipped off Essendon when they were about to be investigated for PEDs.

The AFL found that Melbourne didn't tank.

The AFL changes its rules on player suspensions for finals.

Look it up.
There’s a long way between trying to protect the image of the game (at the expense of its integrity I agree) and fixing results.
 

carnaroys08

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Imo the fixing & manipulation of games by Umpires is blatant. I believe I saw the Umpires help the Lions get back into the game in the first quarter on Saturday & when the game started slipping away again, I thought the Umpires helped us out again. We were outplayed by a better team on the day & should have lost by 6 goals. In my eyes the AFL "competition" & it's Umpires have no integrity.
 

MagpieJo

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Nov 30, 2013
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There’s a long way between trying to protect the image of the game (at the expense of its integrity I agree) and fixing results.
You only have to read comments re the 2016 flag to realize a lot here think the game is being tampered with, I for one have no doubt that the Eagles were robbed the year Barry Hall was let off for punching someone, they AFL knew darn well the swans couldn’t win without him, and they needed a swans Premiership, didn’t do much good, the crowds are still shit. They even came out and said they have to keep the swans competitive.

I have absolutely no faith anymore, in the umpiring or the AFL, and one thing I know we need to be far enough in front every week so the mother of all umpire decisions doesn’t cost us the game. ive sat there 3 times to watch us ‘lose’ a grand final by less than a kick. And let’s not forget the umpire who didn’t hear the final siren!
 

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