It's impossible to analyse an AFL umpiring performance perfectly because many rules in AFL are grey. Our black is often an opposition supporter's white.It is still wrong though.
Now way should JJ have been penalised when Naismith deliberately jumped into him with his foot in quarter 1.
The contact below the knees he claims against McLean prior to half time was the Sydney players doing and the Hannebery one wasn't even below knee contact.
(What an absolutely stupid rule/interpretation.) No sliding in for either incident.
The one not paid against Morris to Papley I agree should have been paid as he did take his legs out.
No mention of the interference to Wood by Parker preventing him flying for the mark preceding the last 2nd qtr goal to Kennedy.
He justifies the free to Clay Smith as high in the 3rd, but was the softest free of the season.
If he is an ex-ump as claimed it is no wonder the umpiring is sub standard, because they can't even get it right from a replay.
Regardless, it's done, people really need to move on from a small, mostly indecisive part of a game which occured 5 years ago.
Were there some dodgy decisions? Sure, as with any AFL game. Was the umpiring as bad as Sydney supporters say, or as perfect as our supporters say? Highly doubtful. Will the result ever change? No