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HurleyHepsHird

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Playing Hawthorn next week, of course McGovern gets suspended.

Clarko probably had a little coffee with Gil over the weekend to make sure they were straight on how the tribunal should rule.

Absolutely not a suspension, I hope WC appeal.
 

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What Bellchambers did was much more likely to create serious injury than what McGovern did. If the chair wasn't there would Guelfi have gotten 'injured'?
Have you ever seen a bird fly into a glass door, if not watch a replay of your diving duck.
 

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Yep... West Coast have been really harshly done by.. it's all a big conspiracy against you guys... you're so right !

What’s umpire decisions got to do with the tribunal. Also Stephenson conveniently gets 10 games so he’s cherry ripe for the first week of the finals. He shouldn’t be playing again this year including finals
 

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What Bellchambers did was much more likely to create serious injury than what McGovern did. If the chair wasn't there would Guelfi have gotten 'injured'?
Maybe, maybe not. But McGovern assumed responsibility when he forcefully pushed Guelfi after the play was dead. Horrendous argument by McGovern's team to blame the chair. Waste of the tribunal's time.
 

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Who cares?

McGovern can take the week to freshen up, he won't be needed. Next time he'll know not to unnecessarily push players.

I'd rather him make a rash in-game decision than attempted match fixing like Stephenson.
 

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Maybe, maybe not. But McGovern assumed responsibility when he forcefully pushed Guelfi after the play was dead. Horrendous argument by McGovern's team to blame the chair. Waste of the tribunal's time.
West Coast f’ed up by not hiring you to represent McGovern instead. You seem to know your way around a legal system.
 

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Not surprising that West Coast's "blame it on the chair" defence failed, that's like pushing someone in front of a car and then blaming the car for killing them.
Yeah I know I understand the possibility of 360 degree contact when walking near a road
 

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Not surprising that West Coast's "blame it on the chair" defence failed, that's like pushing someone in front of a car and then blaming the car for killing them.
Yeah...... this works if the pusher, pushed and car all agree at the beginning that a collision might happen while they are out on the street. All parties agree, the pushed gets injured and the pusher is now to blame. Your analogy really couldn't be any further away from having relevance to grown men playing a competitive game of AFL.
 

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There’s been precedence set already from other, arguably worse, incidents that are identical and have only copped a fine. AFL have pulled this one out their arse.
 

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Who cares?

McGovern can take the week to freshen up, he won't be needed. Next time he'll know not to unnecessarily push players.

I'd rather him make a rash in-game decision than attempted match fixing like Stephenson.
A good time to have a week off as well, you could replace him with a witches hat as part of your back 6 and I'd still back you guys to keep us under 12 goals.
 

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Fair suspension imo. To be honest McGovern's defense was pretty weak. You can't blame the chair. You also can't say you didn't know where the boundary line was. The fact is that he pushed him outside the boundary line. It was pretty careless from him and could have resulted in a more serious injury. Anyway it's not like it will matter for the eagles. They will destroy their opponent this weak while McGovern gets a rest. A blessing in disguise.
 

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For the second time this year Gary Rohan will probably play after a so called concussion and two blokes will sit out because of this so called concussion.
In my opinion if you are suspended for an outcome then under no circumstances can the player apparently injured be able to play either as there has been no outcome.
 

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For the second time this year Gary Rohan will probably play after a so called concussion and two blokes will sit out because of this so called concussion.
In my opinion if you are suspended for an outcome then under no circumstances can the player apparently injured be able to play either as there has been no outcome.
Yet there was an outcome...Both Geelong and Essendon played out their respective games a man down....
 

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Yet again the MRO decides that players should be able to make multiple decisions within a fraction of a second in a manner that allows the game to be a contact sport but also factors in the intricate nuances involved in providing the opposing player with adequate duty of care.

Maybe Gov deserved a week, maybe he didn't. It's kind of irrelevant, the AFL seem to just be making this stuff up as they go.
 

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So out of everything written that's your issue??
Ok it was an initial hip and shoulder aussie rules bump that caused the action to morph into a push like motion.
If every player who used the same action on the boundary line copped a week this would have blown up long ago.
Just have to Look at Zurhaar from Nth who did a near identical thing last year and got 2k fine.
How many get pushed into a fence?
 

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you could replace him with a witches hat as part of your back 6 and I'd still back you guys to keep us under 12 goals.
hmm, hopefully.

But NN first game in a year, Barrass back after a layoff, and injured calf, and we occasionally stink it up, against you lot over there.
 

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LOL ex bomber Jason Johnson on the tribunal panel, talk about a conflict of interest.
Perhaps they need to consider putting retired coaches on the Panel - eg Rodney Eade, Malthouse perhaps and others like him. Think players recently out of the game let their emotions and who they used to play for get in the way so it ends up as a conflict of interest like you say. 🤔
 
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