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Yep Tigers were allowed to delay our players all night whether it be a marking contest or a free kick
It wasn't just against the Tigers, it has been happening all year, for all teams.

After being a big point of emphasis - holding the play up after a free is virtually not policed at all now.

Personally, I hate it. The game was better, more free-flowing and high-scoring when they cut this shite out.
 

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They bitch and moan about their free kick differential this year but that is a result of them pushing the boundary and asking the umpire to make a decision on the legality of pretty much every contested scenario. So many times, they get away with the 50/50 calls.
Their defenders push opposition players under the flight of the ball better than any side and good luck to them for getting away with it. It is funny though watching Jack Reiwoldt whinge when he cops any body contact . And the farcicial non-umpiring of their small ruckman has got beyond a joke. They push and interfere without infringement. What opposition big blokes need to do is jump and stick the knee into the rib cage at every contest. And their Doggies-inspired taking on the tackler and throwing the balls gets more benefit that it should.

These observations are not based on last nights game, these have been happening for a quite a while. Anyway, good luck to them if they can get away with it.
Nah **** 'em

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It wasn't just against the Tigers, it has been happening all year, for all teams.

After being a big point of emphasis - holding the play up after a free is virtually not policed at all now.

Personally, I hate it. The game was better, more free-flowing and high-scoring when they cut this shite out.
Exactly, we do it too however. We're probably the worst team in the comp for delaying the ball back to the umpire for ball ups, throw ins and the like.
 

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Exactly, we do it too however. We're probably the worst team in the comp for delaying the ball back to the umpire for ball ups, throw ins and the like.
Stratton's just a bit dopey - keeps forgetting to give the ball back to the umpire when he gets up and only remembers once he's found his man 5m away.
 

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I'm absolutely gutted for the bloke, made great strides playing 21/23 this season and then his body let him down when it mattered most heading into a sudden death SF. He must be feeling down that he's unable to play in what would have been the biggest game of his career.
 
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I'm absolutely gutted for the bloke, made great strides playing 21/23 this season and then his body let him down when it mattered most heading into a sudden death SF. He must be feeling down that he's unable to play in what would have been the biggest game of his career.
He'll be back for the prelim
 

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I'm absolutely gutted for the bloke, made great strides playing 21/23 this season and then his body let him down when it mattered most heading into a sudden death SF. He must be feeling down that he's unable to play in what would have been the biggest game of his career.
Has the Club released any details about the funeral yet?
 

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Probs same level as Birch, maybe a little more than Stratts.
I doubt that
Birch knows success and had a long run injury free and playing quality football. He has missed the entire season so I imagine while disappointed not overly fussed by now as he would know he would be going in underdone

JOM on the other hand was just hitting his straps and at the very moment he’s waited ten years for..... he would be shattered

Personally I think there’s more to this but I’m impressed that not a single murmur came out of the club and they then just drop the bombshell that to a man nobody expected.

I hope to be proven wrong should we get through to a prelim
 

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I doubt that
Birch knows success and had a long run injury free and playing quality football. He has missed the entire season so I imagine while disappointed not overly fussed by now as he would know he would be going in underdone

JOM on the other hand was just hitting his straps and at the very moment he’s waited ten years for..... he would be shattered

Personally I think there’s more to this but I’m impressed that not a single murmur came out of the club and they then just drop the bombshell that to a man nobody expected.

I hope to be proven wrong should we get through to a prelim
Fine.

More than Birch.
 

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If knocks to his knees are going to be this much of an issue then perhaps Clarko should start using him more as an outside mid or a utility in the mold of what Burgoyne has been used. He could be just as damaging playing off half back or delivering it inside 50 from the wing.
 

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Theres no "good knee". Pretty sure the guy had surgery on both knees end of 2014.

Wonder if he woulda played the Prelim

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Theres no "good knee". Pretty sure the guy had surgery on both knees end of 2014.

Wonder if he woulda played the Prelim

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That's correct. He had some bone shaved around the patella tendons on both knees at the end of that year.
 
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