just a shot across the bow by dimma. the umps have more important issues like consistency and getting the holding the ball rule right.the umpiring this year has been atrocious.Looks like the very short kicking didn't go unnoticed by our coaching staff!
Damien Hardwick calls on the umpires to monitor the distance of Sydney’s kicking
Everyone in footy is in love with Sydney’s new game style. But do the umpires need to monitor one element a lot closer? Damien Hardwick thinks so.
Damien Hardwick says he will challenge umpires to closely monitor Sydney’s short-kicking game style after it picked apart Richmond’s defence.
The three-time premiership coach conceded his backline struggled to combat the Swans’ fast ball movement in the 45-point loss at the MCG, but questioned the distance of some of their passes.
“Their short probing game was evident,” Hardwick said.
“The distance of kick, the shortness, was really hard to defend.
“That’s something we’ll look at and we’ll challenge the umpires on, that distance of kick.”