Michael Christian - The worst thing to happen to AFL

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The big difference is that the ball wasn't in play. It was a clumsy premeditated act instead of a split-second instinctive decision. The Fyfe one was clearly the worst. That almost deserved 2 weeks
Was Christian in charge when he let Mitchell on Goldstein go through to the keeper last year?
 

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Nowhere to hide when it's a one-man job, except if fools give Chrisso an out by blaming... Steve Hocking?

Restore the MRP to its previous bloatedness and you'll get greater inconsistency, more whingeing, and a tougher task of identifying/keeping the necessary number of efficient panel members.
 

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Richmond shafted again,what else is new?

The CFL,Corrupt Football League.

The good thing is,our club will move on and take it on the chin,time for another cub to step up for the only club with morals,Advance Richmond Fair!
Ivan got the same MRO finding as Ablett did against Shiel.
How is the AFL being unfair or inconsistent?
 

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Nowhere to hide when it's a one-man job, except if fools give Chrisso an out by blaming... Steve Hocking?

Restore the MRP to its previous bloatedness and you'll get greater inconsistency, more wingeing, and a tougher task of identifying/keeping the necessary number of efficient panel members.
It isn't a one man job
 

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Its got nothing to do with Christian lol. Put any one in charge of this system and they will fail.

He gives Ablett a week and it's overturned anyway so why would he waste his time next time.

It's he stupid rules he has to work around and the crappy grading systems. It was much less random when incidents were based on merits and not which system you can funnel them into
 

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Its got nothing to do with Christian lol. Put any one in charge of this system and they will fail.

He gives Ablett a week and it's overturned anyway so why would he waste his time next time.

It's he stupid rules he has to work around and the crappy grading systems. It was much less random when incidents were based on merits and not which system you can funnel them into
Some of the excuses being trotted out for the poor darling are truly pathetic. If he can't handle the grading system or being overruled by the tribunal, have the integrity to step down from the position. Until then, he chooses to be responsible so let it be and stop babying him.
 

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Nowhere to hide when it's a one-man job, except if fools give Chrisso an out by blaming... Steve Hocking?

Restore the MRP to its previous bloatedness and you'll get greater inconsistency, more whingeing, and a tougher task of identifying/keeping the necessary number of efficient panel members.
Nah, this is the worst it's ever been. Anderson was a genius in comparison.
 

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Without reading the whole thread as the first page was just a stupid shitfight, I hope Richmond appeal & he gets off.

Absolute joke that Ablett can elbow 2 players in the head when the ball is gone but Soldo gets a week for less impact that came more from height difference than intention.

Michael Christian is a dumb campaigner that tries to justify a role he’s not equipped for & all people can guess is what his MRO roulette wheel is going to spin up.

Soldo’s problem is that he didn’t calculate his height compared to Worpel’s, divided by the likelihood of a 10% chance of rain on a Sunday v the gross vehicle mass of a Unimog
 

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Nah, this is the worst it's ever been. Anderson was a genius in comparison.
Seems rather counterproductive to blame MRO decisions on anybody but the MRO. And it's a much more serious attack on Christian to suggest he is influenced by unauthorised forces--instead of incompetence, he'd be guilty of corruption, thus the sentiment here to absolve him strikes me as all the more confounding.
 

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Seems rather counterproductive to blame MRO decisions on anybody but the MRO. And it's a much more serious attack on Christian to suggest he is influenced by unauthorised forces--instead of incompetence, he'd be guilty of corruption, thus the sentiment here to absolve him strikes me as all the more confounding.
He keeps on announcing verdicts with "We feel..." or "We felt...". It's a giveaway.
 

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i actually think its worse now than previously..
bring back the 3 panel members and bring back the carry over points.

players are getting away with throwing punches and using elbows and are just receiving fines
 

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i actually think its worse now than previously..
bring back the 3 panel members and bring back the carry over points.

players are getting away with throwing punches and using elbows and are just receiving fines
Carry over points is a load of shit, you could get rubbed out just because you are involved in an incident that would otherwise only attract a fine or warning.

Worst thing you could ever do.
 

demondavey

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Some of the excuses being trotted out for the poor darling are truly pathetic. If he can't handle the grading system or being overruled by the tribunal, have the integrity to step down from the position. Until then, he chooses to be responsible so let it be and stop babying him.
It’s not that he can’t handle it, it’s the fact there is one
 

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Wonder if the op was outraged when cotchin sent dylan shiel into next week with a high hit in the 2017 prelim without sanction?
Give it a rest, not comparable.

The Fyfe decision last week was the end of the current system imo. Even high profile footy types were openly discussing the corruption by the betting agencies.
 

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