Good point about bad decisions destroying player's confidence.It's naive to think a poorly umpired half that heavily favours one team couldn't destroy any momentum and confidence of a team in it's first GF.
I don't doubt Tigers were deserved premiers, nor that they were the better team, yet the umpiring was so poor it did not allow a fair contest
yep- let's focus on the only decision that went against richmond- was clearly a mark- but let's be honest, umps felt so bad at upsetting poor jack they paid you back in spades.Good point about bad decisions destroying player's confidence.
I'm sure Jack Reiwoldt would have kicked 10 if not for the failure to pay the clear mark he took on the 50 meter line when the game was only a minute old.
Can't believe the umpires consistently fail to pay clear frees to Richmond players. Obviously the AFL worded them up about the importance of a GWS win. It's only fortunate that Richmond are such a clearly superior team and could play well enough to overcome the umpiring bias.
Thanks for bringing this problem to our attention.
Well, at least you got one thing right.yep- let's focus on the only decision that went against richmond- was clearly a mark- but let's be honest, umps felt so bad at upsetting poor jack they paid you back in spades.
You were the better team- the umpiring simply killed the game