- Apr 30, 2007
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People are too afraid to confront this thought. I never said a word about umpiring before this year and if anything stuck up for them.The same trio of muppets tonight bettered their efforts against St Kilda.
Has to be concerns over match fixing with bias like tonight, with little midget Chamberlain leading the charge with his own unique interpretations.
Its obvious he is pumping up his supposed personality to get a gig, as his performance should see him umpiring the Mandurang Under 12's girls
echo these sentiments, guys like goldspink, mclaren and chamberlain seem to want to be personalities not just umpires. i couldn't beleive the pies had chamberlain and mclaren again last night, we've been cursed with this combo a few times this year. i try to be objective but these 2 make a big effort to stamp their authority on the game in a way that tells everyone "this is my game and you'll do what i say". these 2 are definitely the worst simply because everyone knows when they are umpiring. with most of the others, because they are generally unobtrusive, you have to look up to see who's umpiring. the exception is brett allen because no-one else has got such a magnificent head of hairThe day I saw him warm before the game by practicing his play on signal (and calling it) was the day AFL umpires lost me forever.
It is a shame because I think Hayden Kennedy and Brett Allen are half decent blokes.