Universal Love Matt Crouch has arrived

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Yeah but where is here in the all important Merv Agars award?

The Tiser still run that?

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Does Matt Crouch here actually 'bail' on driving SPP into the dirt to stop a dangerous tackle?
That's actually a good example of what should be happening. Because by what Danger and Grundy did, they took that player out of the play but they also took themselves out. What Matt did there meant he was able to then get involved in the next bit of play instead of being locked up in a tackle on the ground.
 

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That's actually a good example of what should be happening. Because by what Danger and Grundy did, they took that player out of the play but they also took themselves out. What Matt did there meant he was able to then get involved in the next bit of play instead of being locked up in a tackle on the ground.
Yep, just needs the umpires to come to the party now and pay a holding the ball consistently in that situation.
 

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Yep, just needs the umpires to come to the party now and pay a holding the ball consistently in that situation.
Meaning the AFL needs to re-instruct the umpires to umpire back to what the rule should be interpreted as and stop this desire to have the game flow in spite of players dropping the ball illegally because of the AFL not wanting either a stoppage or a free to be paid.
 

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Meaning the AFL needs to re-instruct the umpires to umpire back to what the rule should be interpreted as and stop this desire to have the game flow in spite of players dropping the ball illegally because of the AFL not wanting either a stoppage or a free to be paid.
Its about Reward Training. If you reward the good tackles then more good tackles will be attempted. If you neither reward or punish the bad tackles you get the last 2 weeks
 

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That he didn't get a HTB is disgraceful. Mattt treated him with complete contempt.

A real, "Go off and learn how to play football, rookie" move.
The way the commentators talked about it, doesn't sound like the umpires consider it a "tackle" because Matt didn't "complete" it, as in he didn't go to ground with him holding on. So it's just SPP losing the ball from hitting the ground, not because of the tackle itself.
 

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He's going to turn into a much better player than Priddis. And that's no insult to Priddis, either
 

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The way the commentators talked about it, doesn't sound like the umpires consider it a "tackle" because Matt didn't "complete" it, as in he didn't go to ground with him holding on. So it's just SPP losing the ball from hitting the ground, not because of the tackle itself.
Sure, but SPP didn't legally dispose of it when he fell to the ground. He just dropped the ball.

Not being tackled still doesn't mean you can just let the ball fall to the ground after taking on a tackler.
 

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Sure, but SPP didn't legally dispose of it when he fell to the ground. He just dropped the ball.

Not being tackled still doesn't mean you can just let the ball fall to the ground after taking on a tackler.
If dropping the ball is unintentional you can.
 

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We've been waiting for the bursts of speed, finally look like it's back. His improvement since the bye has been great to see.
We have, and starting to see it also. Honestly, i think we've (collectively) underrated him a bit this year. The contested possession pantsing we got from Collingwood was part lack of intensity for sure, but also a pretty good indicator of how much difference he's made in there.

Our Stat sheets are starting to look a bit like the gun Brisbane sides of the early 2000's now, with our main 4 or 5 mids regularly racking up 8-9 or more tackles a game.
 
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