Problem is they aren't paying so many obvious holding the balls it's a joke.Seriously, are we the hardest and BEST tackling side in the competition as we have moved the art of tackling up a few notches? Yes, I think we are by a long shot.
I counted at a least 5 occasions last night that an Essendon player was doubled tagged. We are so relentless in stopping the opposition from trying to move the ball on.
With “duckers” being banished from the game our tackles are sticking causing the opposition player to just throw the ball away - an easy HTB decision for the umpires to adjudicate.
At all home games I religiously keep a running tally of free kicks, both for and against and in 2020 we are well ahead in the positive zone. Yes, that’s unheard off for a Port team
I put it down to our clinical and correct tackling methods where we are winning many HTB decisions and the stamping out of the “duckers” and “stagers”.
Go the Power!
The new ruling means that as long as they've made an effort to get rid of it they don't care if it wasn't correctly disposed of. Really points out how crap umpiring is that they can't remember two rules at once.Problem is they aren't paying so many obvious holding the balls it's a joke.