Houli’s hit off the ball

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Marcel Proust

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Intentional, high, low impact. One week.
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The AFL advises the Match Review of last night’s Preliminary Final match between Richmond and the Geelong Cats has now been completed. No charges have been laid from the match with one incident requiring detailed explanation.

Incident assessed:
Contact between Richmond’s Bachar Houli and Geelong Cats’ Gryan Miers from the third quarter of Friday’s match was assessed. Houli is leading into space when Miers moves to lay a block. Houli seeks to evade Miers and in the process of fending off his opponent, Houli makes high contact. It was the view of the MRO there was insufficient forceful high contact to constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken.



 

RegHickeyStand

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Note angle of respective players bodies. Looks like one has definitely come off his line to engage the other. I'll let you decide who.
Look at vid as Houli is approaching. As Miers steps back to brace for the hit, Houli goes of line to match that. Why not admit Houli lined him up off the ball. Thats what the vid says. Miers should have got a free.
 

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Miers was standing the mark, Houli went to run past into space, Miers stepped to his right to engage to
the chest, Houli brushed him off with a forearm to the neck the dreadlocks cushioned the blow. At least
they looked at it, but the commentators saying get up you cannot do that in a final is what annoyed
me, Miers was then booed every time he went near it from then on which was poor. I like Houli I am
glad he can play next week, but being a "Good Bloke" is not a defence, insufficient force is.
 

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How so? Intentional? Yes High contact? Yes Impact? Low. Should be one week. But it’s Bachar Houli, not Tom Hawkins or Toby Green. Besides, the football media has already adjudicated just as they did with Hawkins.
You really think that's one week? Please tell me how Gary Ablett got away with multiple suspensions earlier this year if that is a suspension?
 

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Look at vid as Houli is approaching. As Miers steps back to brace for the hit, Houli goes of line to match that. Why not admit Houli lined him up off the ball. Thats what the vid says. Miers should have got a free.
Houli lined him up... you definitely need the summer off. Miers moved off his line first. If anything he was lining Houli up.
 

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Look at vid as Houli is approaching. As Miers steps back to brace for the hit, Houli goes of line to match that. Why not admit Houli lined him up off the ball. Thats what the vid says. Miers should have got a free.
The vid says Miers tried to be a tough guy got a slight bump, paused for a second then took a dive.

Learned that from his captain
 

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Miers wasn't the same player after he got an elbow to the head from Houli. Who has form as a sniper. So?
Maybe a young kid in front of 90000 people could not deal with the added pressure that the crowd and opposition put into him after a clear dive. Got booed every time he touched it after the incident and also copped a heap from nearly every Richmond player who went past him.
 

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Good old news.com.au headline going on about the “double standards” at play & referencing Greene’s suspension for being a weak, dirty player.

Completely different circumstances & absolutely nothing in what Houli did, I think Miers would have felt more impact when he went to ground
 

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