Opinion Go on, make a call

Verdict?

  • Goal

    Votes: 15 30.0%
  • No score

    Votes: 35 70.0%

  • Total voters
    50

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Shane Heard

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Mar 11, 2018
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That’s the highest pressure game situation imaginable and he should be commended for how he handled it. Positioned himself perfectly then made his call and stuck with it with both sets of players and fans going mental.
I’ve been a goal ump in a few local games including finals.

It’s not for the faint hearted. Especially when you’ve got idiots behind the fence complaining.

10 years of coaching and never had some of the stressful moments you get while judging touched on the line balls.
 

juss

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Watching on a shitty angle at normal speed I would call it a goal. That's all those umpires have too, but at least their angle should be better being right there. I'd have paid a goal.
 

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Scroater

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Going by that still, I'd suggest that the umpire is looking at a red footy obscuring a white post. If he sees all post, it's either short or a goal. I reckon he's seeing a lot of red on white in this instance.
 

SirKarl0s

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Jun 10, 2018
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Looked like a goal to me the first 10 times I watched that video. But it might have been just touched with 95% of the ball over the line, not enough to call it a clear goal.

I feel for that goal umpire.
 

Kipps

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That’s the highest pressure game situation imaginable and he should be commended for how he handled it. Positioned himself perfectly then made his call and stuck with it with both sets of players and fans going mental.
Especially in amateur footy where they can get the shit kicked out of them
 

didaksrightfoot

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Sep 12, 2013
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100% Umpires call. Goal Umpire and 2 boundary umpires were in pretty good position.

If this was AFL you could do a video review (even if the system has plenty of flaws) - but at any other level - you play to the umpires whistle. Respect for the umpires has to be paramount
 

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