Nick Holman - 2 weeks- overturned, free to play

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I really feel sorry for Nick as he executes a stunning rundown and tackle and gets a two week ban. It's disappointing that an accidental concussion occurred however this wasn't even worth reviewing, let alone the two weeks. As others have said, the MRP and their processes need an urgent review.

We all need to make some social media noise about this.
 

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BTW this is a perfect example of PROPER technique when performing chase down tackle with arm pinned. Notice Cyril drops to the ground which produces downward force instead of forward momentum - this protects the player being tackled from having their head launch forward into the turf (unable to brace impact because arm is pinned).
 

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Suns have to challenge that.

Sucks to lose Duncan for six quarters of footy, but he'll be okay and that's just the way it goes sometimes. I don't think Holman did anything wrong.
 

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Correct decision - can't pin the arm and drive them head first into the turf. I thought it would be 3 weeks based on previous situations but happy with 2. Once you pin an arm in a tackle you have a responsibility to ensure you don't put the opponents head into the turf.
Surely you’re trolling. The outcome was unfortunate, but that was seemingly the perfect chase down tackle.
 

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You're a w***er mate, if this was the other way around you'd be the type of nuffie screaming Geelong bias etc.
I've watched Tom Hawkins get suspended for touching a persons neck - I no longer apply any logic to these decisions. MRP is based on outcome and according to current rules he is right to be suspended.
 

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Correct decision - can't pin the arm and drive them head first into the turf. I thought it would be 3 weeks based on previous situations but happy with 2. Once you pin an arm in a tackle you have a responsibility to ensure you don't put the opponents head into the turf.
Surely you were pushing for Duncan to be suspended for his hit on Aaron Hall a few weeks back, right? Once you jump in the air and turn your back you have a responsibility to ensure you don’t put an opponent’s head into next week, right?
 

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Waiting for Christian to come out and call it the easiest decision he ever made and incorrectly state that both arms were pinned.

Who has he got photos of, do you think?
 

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Waiting for Christian to come out and call it the easiest decision he ever made and incorrectly state that both arms were pinned.

Who has he got photos of, do you think?
In all fairness to him (I can’t believe I’m saying that)
It comes down to the blanket grading system. The grading system automatically puts the emphasis on the outcome.. surely after an appeal to the tribunal it gets thrown out.
 

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The perfect tackle and awarded as such.

The Match Review panel has completely lost the plot. If this is upheld, the Gold Coast should take the AFL to Court. Appalling decision.
 

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BTW this is a perfect example of PROPER technique when performing chase down tackle with arm pinned. Notice Cyril drops to the ground which produces downward force instead of forward momentum - this protects the player being tackled from having their head launch forward into the turf (unable to brace impact because arm is pinned).
Player handballed it away, not much of a tackle.
 

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Another week and another WTF MRO decision.
Seriously AFL, get rid of this guy who doesn't have a clue.

You must wonder what he has over the AFL to be still in his job.
 

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Duncan's arm was grabbed and he couldn't use it to protect his head.
That said no way is this the fault of Holman who has correctly tackled and awarded a free for HTB.
If this is the standard then grabbing the arm has to go.
 

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Waiting for Christian to come out and call it the easiest decision he ever made and incorrectly state that both arms were pinned.

Who has he got photos of, do you think?
Christian isnt doing this.

Who is his boss? Which team did he play for? Which box did he sit in 2 weeks ago?

Christian is a puppet.
 

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BTW this is a perfect example of PROPER technique when performing chase down tackle with arm pinned. Notice Cyril drops to the ground which produces downward force instead of forward momentum - this protects the player being tackled from having their head launch forward into the turf (unable to brace impact because arm is pinned).
So perfect that the player was able to dispose of the ball cleanly and Cyril didn't even get a free.
 

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I've watched Tom Hawkins get suspended for touching a persons neck - I no longer apply any logic to these decisions. MRP is based on outcome and according to current rules he is right to be suspended.
The fact that you call it 'touching a person's neck' pretty much invalidates any argument you have.
I've also seen Hawkins get off multiple time for punching blokes in the face. Here's one example that he got off...
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First the jaw, then went back for a second punch to the neck...
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An absolute joke that he even has to explain himself at the tribunal. The system is completely backwards and needs a revamp.
 

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