Meh. I wouldn't have begrudged one of ours running down the clock like that to win the game, as long as it's within the rules. It's gamesmanship.Clever perhaps, but there's nothing admirable about pretending you're seriously taking a shot from 80 metres out in that situation - he's not Malcolm Blight. A perfect example of where the umpire really should have the balls to tell a player who is blatantly time wasting, to play on.
Mate, I was in a box last night at Optus and even those Eagles fans who consider themselves higher society behave like 6 year olds. Their clueless booing of umpires and the screaming for non existent free kicks is something to behold.From the perspective of watching on TV, Optus Stadium crowds make the old Victoria Park crowds look both polite and educated in footy.
Other than holding the ball, Vic Park folk mostly knew the rules, Optus Stadium folk are clueless. Umpire whistle, completely obvious free to opposition, BOOOOOO