- Jun 4, 2005
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
Why bother actually understanding the rules when being critical of the umpiring though?I am in vast minority here but there is definitely doubt it was holding the ball, by the rules.
Who has time to actually read and understand that rule interpretations have changed from when they may have played.
And yeah when watching live, immediate thought was that was holding the ball...wanting the Lions to get the W and all, nothing beats a Scott presser when he feels cheated!
But going back to rule and how umpires are coached to make their decision, you can understand the grey.
The AFL should almost force C7 and fox to have an umpire as part of comments team, they can then help educate people on how/why things are paid / not paid.
Instead we are given idiots like BT who is more interested in trying to make himself an integral part of the broadcast with his nicknames and stupid wow weees.
EPL and NBA both do that, where they have the ex ref giving a view on some contentious decisions...so you understand the actual decision making process.
Sigh at how bad our commentary is.