Autopsy Mundy microwaves Richmond by 2

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Put it out there
  1. Sweetback

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    I think Eddie's Richmond bias is just shrewd commentary for a media man who makes his living in Victoria.
     

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    Commentary was fine. Just people looking for a bias to feed the us v them agenda. Eddie got excited when Richmond had it because 1) commentators always get on the underdog to make the game more interesting 2) Richmond were finding space in that last quarter and looked like scoring from half back on many occasions - most commentators can see this and commentate accordingly - Freo on the other hand had no space and tried to kick down the wing from back/half back to a contest most times so never really looked like scoring or breaking out. 3) Guys like Reiwoldt and Dusty genuinely are stars and in the big moments do spectacular things - and they looked ready to break out in that last 10 minutes. Sure in the heat of the moment it sounds like barracking but thats just how the game unfolded. That last minute of commentary was great - maybe even a little underwhelming for the Ellis goal and awesome from then on.
     
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    Could have been even better, I can name Ballas's Poster against WC & Pav poster against Geelong on top of that just off the top of my head.
     
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    It's interesting - this season makes Lyon's 6th at the Dockers vs 5 at Saint Kilda. I can still vividly remember his early pressers and how there was a vibe of Freo as "them" instead of including himself as a "we." Do you reckon he now sees himself as a Freo man? :)
     
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    Do you mean Mundy down in Geelong a couple of years ago, or did Pav have one as well?
     
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    You can add that one as well.

    Pav's was the len hall game 2008.
     
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    That's right. Looked good off the boot then the goal post wobbled (that's my story & I'm sticking with it!).
     
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    As an accumulator, probably not there yet consistently. His skills by hand are close or even but i reckon his skills by foot are already better than barlow.
     
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    I think he is faster and much more agile too.
     
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    Neale interview on the radio after the game said the plan they spoke about before the last bounce was to tap it to Fyfe, and Lachie was meant to block/assist
    So yes there was a plan and thankfully it didn't work!
     
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    The best last 30 seconds i've ever seen, and Freo got what they deserved, they'll be replaying it forever in the annals of AFL
    Mundy....well done
     
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    And one of those players getting called Mundy was Blakely. I am still not 100% sure his isn't just supporting any Victorian team over others. But surely if you are going to get paid as the play by play commentator you could at least know the players names. Getting Mayne to Collingwood for Billy was gold wasn't it.
     
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    I think Ross would have considered himself a 'Freo man' as soon as he signed on the dotted line. Just the person he is.
     
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    We got home from Melbourne on Monday (now known as Mundy) and watched the free to air recording we had set before we left. At the game my impression was that the umpiring was ok and I didn't change my mind after watching the TV coverage. There were a few each way that were a bit off but no more or less than normal. Dusty's mark on the line could have gone either way and I think we were a bit lucky to have that Richmond goal disallowed on 3/4 time.

    The commentary of Eddie, BT and co was better than anything I have heard from Basil and his mates.

    Dump Truck (post 396) makes some valid observations regarding the resilience and never say die attitude of the Freo players who have a record second to none for come from behind wins in 2017. Sure the media are not all over it but we know it's happening and the club knows it happening so just keep it up boys.
     
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    Fair enough that 3/4 time goal is being scrutinised by the media but there is glaring silence over the Brady Grey goal. I am happy to be corrected but IT looked like a goal - Didn't a field umpire run up to the goal umpire after that shot to confirm his decision? - the whole thing seemed a little confused. Anyone else think that was goal?
     
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    Grey kicked a goal. 100%. Was a terrible decision. Not the only one in the game though, Tigers got a few also.
     
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    I'm more concerned with the 4th quarter tbh. Richmond did do poorly but any team can sneak a quick goal from a clean clearance at any stage of any match.
    To concede a 30 point lead to a team with 5 goals at 3QT is very difficult indeed...
     
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    Blakely is a gun btw. Like was lyon is doing with him. Using as a tagger to build mid mins then I presume he will be relinquished of the role at some point in the future
     
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    If you rewatch the match. The first quarter is played at frenetic pace. Really top quality pressure and chains of play. The running the players did in the first quarter was immense. It wouldn't of looked out of place in a final. At some point the toll on the players set in. In the 3/4 for Richmond and in the last quarter for us.
     
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    Except Freo was the $3 underdogs for the match.
    Also, I can't recall Eddie or most other commentators getting as excited about Freo's "genuine" stars.

    The standard of commentary in AFL (TV and radio) is largely horrendous, particularly when compared to EPL/NBA/NFL etc..
     
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    If he's gathering high 20s, having an impact and shutting down an opponent, not sure why you'd move him really? Best part is he should grow and improve in the role as it's fairly new to him. Absolute gun.
     
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    Fair enough. But nevertheless you can lock down a match even when tired. Plenty of big men to kick it to down the wing. Playing higher percentage plays etc.
    If it was a 15 point lead like against WB I can understand the fatigue argument but they more than doubled their 3QT score in Q4 which is just crazy. (And it wasn't really the defence that was committing errors - unlike in some other matches this season).
     
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    The commentary up to 3/4 time was pretty measured - nothing too over the top either way - we were being praised in the last half of the 3rd as we were kicking away particularly SonSon and Brad. The commentary picked up a gear in the fourth as Richmond got a sniff. Being at the game you could feel Richmond coming home with a wet sail and us just hanging on -they had the run, the ball was bouncing their way, they were starting to kick the goals. We did nothing in that quarter bar the last 20 seconds hence why the call was all Richmond. Eddie was giving us credit for good kicks and marks but there was nothing to get excited about.
     
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    I think the biggest issue we have with Eddie's commentary is the requesting or calling of Richmond free kick's when there were none there. Watch the last quarter again. He wanted 50 paid to Rance in the backline for what was a routine attempt at a spoil. He wanted a free paid to Grigg in their 50 on the boundary (just before they took the lead). He was adamant that the free paid to Walters in the 3qtr was not there until he saw the replay and admitted he was given a clip around the ear.

    It's the last thing you want to hear when the game is on the line and the commentators are calling for opposition free kicks, whilst the 2 or 3 HTB decisions on Martin aren't even mentioned.

    Most professional commentators would say something along the lines of "possible free kick there not given...." and move on but Eddie was adamant and forced the point.

    Dockers fans are justified in their feelings toward Eddie's commentary on the w/e. Don't deny them that.

    Edit: Forgot to add, quite a few neutrals think the same. Go read the game day thread on the MB and other team's boards, for evidence.
     
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    It's not an 'us against them chip on our shoulder' thing. Have a read of the MB gameday thread and see how many neutral supporters from a variety of clubs commented on Ed's barracking.
     
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