Norm Smith Medallist
- Jul 30, 2018
- AFL Club
What makes people think many umpires didn't play the game, albeit not at the highest level?
Not seeing how this is relevant to Leigh Fisher and his supposed bias towards the Saints.Just had to post this......
this was a 2016 game between the dogs and crows.
the Free kick count was 28-13 the dogs way.
But 2 things were drilled into my brain.
By 3 quarter time the free kick count was 20-5 dogs way.
Troy Pannell gave 18 free kicks it the 1st 3 quarters. 17 to the dogs,1 to the crows
Nothing to do with Leigh Fischer.Not seeing how this is relevant to Leigh Fisher and his supposed bias towards the Saints.
FWIW, I cringe when I see he's umpiring Saints games as the opposition always get the best of it. Have not experienced one game where Saints on good side of fee kick ledger with him.
I'm all in favour of umpolires not being allowed to umpire the teams they support or played for
This.He can remain impartial because he's a professional (albeit a part-time one) and because his performance will be reviewed frame by frame during and after the game and it'd be the end of his career if he decided to use this game to get revenge on Ross Lyon.
Found the article.loosen the tin foil hat
St KildaLeigh Fisher umpiring Saint Kilda/Fremantle Games
Would any other fan feel uncomfortable if an ex-player for your team began umpiring games involving your team? Further to this, does anyone else feel uncomfortable about a former Saint Kilda player (and Ross Lyon coached player) umpiring Saint Kilda or Fremantle games?
He's an ex Saint Kilda player who was de-listed under Lyon, so I struggle to see how he can remain impartial to umpiring games involving either side - and he's now umpiring our game on the weekend - and I think he has umpired games where we have played against St. Kilda, which seems like a massive conflict of interest
Given how few umpires there are coming through the ranks, I'm all for ex-players becoming umpires, because they know the game and how it's player (for the most part), but just feel it's odd an ex-player can umpire games involving teams he has previously played for (or to a lesser extent coaches he has played under)
today vs the blues,We only got one more free kick than Freo in that game back in 2017, don't think you can blame that loss on the umpires.
Saints vs Blues game proved itThere is zero evidence to suggest any bias at all.
Do players that grew up supporting X club but then end up playing for Y club throw games when playing against X club?
Do players that move clubs throw games when they play their old club?
No, because they're professionals.
..and it's St Kilda.
But would never hold any bias toward the team they once played for ...you are some kind of dellusionalWhy would i give a ****? If he does the training to become an AFL umpire then conspiracy nut jobs like you bother me more than prospect of cheating.
In one day cricket Australians can umpire Australian games.
Former players have a much better feel for how a game is played