Review Pies defeat Dees (98-57)

sr36

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With the exception that Common Sense means different things to different people

For instance even among supporters on here, there is disagreement on free kicks, let alone the disagreement that exists between other club supporters, commentators, the umpires and the AFL

Consistency (even if many consider the decision incorrect) is far more important i.e. if it is going to be a wrong decision, then it is going to be wrong for both sides all day
How do you get that though. If one umpire makes an error early and calls holding the ball when there was no prior, should the other umpires adjust their interpretations and make the same error for the rest of the day? That'd just make the job even harder.

Just as the best kicks turn it over from time to time, the best umpires make mistakes. It's a bloody hard job where a heap of decisions could go either way.

It's time we just chilled out, stopped expecting perfection and went back to the mantras we teach our kids: accept the umpires decision.
 

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You are a lot more trusting than I am sr.

Far too often I have seen free kicks paid that alter the flow of the game consistently when one side gets right on top and the gap widens too much for the broadcaster's liking.

VERY skeptical of this brave new world of football 'entertainment'.
 

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It's time our other secret agent, Josh Smith, pulled his finger out to bring down WCE.
Thought he made progress Sunday. Needed to pick up where Wellingham finished though so has work to do.

Witts has been a disappointment, Frost worked a treat but I think the Bears saw through it pretty quickly.
 

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Thought he made progress Sunday. Needed to pick up where Wellingham finished though so has work to do.

Witts has been a disappointment, Frost worked a treat but I think the Bears saw through it pretty quickly.
It's hard for players, they get dropped if they spud it up too much. I recommend he goes the Carey route to create instability in the playing group.
 

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I know I’m a bit late for match review but just remembered something I observed on Monday .

Gawn is an absolute gun and beat Grundy fair and square on the day. But my observation is the number of times we kicked it straight to him!! When your opposition is playing that well it doesn’t help when you spoon feed him.

Note for next time boys, if you have to kick to a contest, make sure Gawn is not within 50 metres of it
 

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How do you get that though. If one umpire makes an error early and calls holding the ball when there was no prior, should the other umpires adjust their interpretations and make the same error for the rest of the day? That'd just make the job even harder.

Just as the best kicks turn it over from time to time, the best umpires make mistakes. It's a bloody hard job where a heap of decisions could go either way.

It's time we just chilled out, stopped expecting perfection and went back to the mantras we teach our kids: accept the umpires decision.
So you're not a big fan of consistency?
 

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It would be fantastic but do you think consistency is achievable with 3 different people making a call? Even worse on the weekend with 4 umps rotating on-field time.
100% consistency....probably not

But I'm more thinking about consistency of interpretation on the day
For instance if the day started off with a very strict interpretation of 'deliberate out of bounds' even though the players and crowd think it unjustly harsh, the Umpires stay with interpretation all day and not use a lesser interpretation later on
 
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