- Apr 3, 2008
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
- Man Utd, Celtic, Kildare
The two against Powell were just dog acts by umps. Especially the one where Powelll was outnumbered and won a couple of contests through sheer effort and then toe poked it forward. That sort of effort should be applauded, not penalised.I know the AFL keep ******* around with the rules but can someone tell me when it was decided that if any North player kicks, punches, spoils, taps, handballs, slips/trips over the boundry with the ball it automatically becomes a free kick to the opposition?
Stephenson does not get any credit for leading his opponent away from Larkey who is then able to compete one on one. Team oriented actions should count double.Solid enough showing up until the point where we clearly didn't have the fitness to go with them any longer (was evident going back into positions to start the final quarter, Brisbane looked lively as ever while we collectively struggled to muster up more than a light jog). Taylor a noticeable presence early, which was good to see from a young player who's not been able to work his way into matches much this season. Generally good games from Simpkin and LDU, and nice to see Larkey growing into his role a bit more - should hold him in good stead long-term. On the downside, Stephenson seemed to drift about aimlessly most of the game, didn't seem to have the will to make an impact. Wouldn't say it was a standout team performance, but for a not-so-close loss there's enough to be encouraged by, and on the form we've shown the last two weeks we should be able to account for the Suns next Saturday.
I appreciated Derm chipping in a few times about players we couldn't see helping to create those one on ones. Barely gets a mention most games.Stephenson does not get any credit for leading his opponent away from Larkey who is then able to compete one on one. Team oriented actions should count double.
Yes it’s very frustrating. They umpire how they think the game should pan out. We aren’t expected to win so they don’t want to change the script.Umpires can gagf, again. I wouldn't say they won it for Brisbane but it gets frustrating to see a run of two or three infringements by one team let go, and then to have one picked out of the hat for the other. The 50 against cunners for pushing someone in the back while they were on the ground really pissed me off considering I saw far worse done at other moments. A shout out to the free for holding paid against Turner while running back to goals. Pure guesswork.
I was hoping Noble would have dispensed with this by now but obviously he isn't going to. Ziebell needs to play on the forward line. He is a marking option, he can kick goals and isn't a score against liability. How many more signs do you need?Feel like Ziebs is improving his defensive craft but is still putting team mates under pressure with his ball use.
The one early to Powell was a shocker.
That happened about 3 minutes after we rang AFL House and told them we weren’t going to the Gold Coast….I know the AFL keep ******* around with the rules but can someone tell me when it was decided that if any North player kicks, punches, spoils, taps, handballs, slips/trips over the boundry with the ball it automatically becomes a free kick to the opposition?
I'm still not sure whether his being 'behind the club' was little more than him using his playing history with our club to influence a personal vendetta against the former coach.Love Kingy and do not doubt he is onboard as you say.
However, some of his commentary was inane and relentlessly negative.