Totally agree with this! Really pissed me off and removed my respect for him. He did it a fair bit in the Melbourne game. WTF!?Roos is a ******* turnip. He seems to be unaware of the job description of the “commentator”, rather he views his role as one of providing one profound statement after another.
Unfortunately he’s about as profound as a wet fart and his output more biased than anything Eddie has ever served up calling a Pies game. His relative silence late in the match truly was golden.
Almost equally as sickening was his colleagues in the box clambering over each other to agree vigorously with each statement he made.
I can answer #2As I wasn't able to go or watch any of the game, I have 3 questions and would be grateful to whoever answers:
1) Did Roosy have something to say (which would explain the EAD comments)
2) How was Langford?
And 3) How was Z Clarke?
I think you've both nailed it. I suspect a lot of coaches think a tagger is much more effective in shutting down a freewheeling runner used to operating in space than a strong bodied inside mid whose stock intrade is operating in confined spaces under physical pressure ( I plead guilty to doing the same) .But as you point out Clarke's job on Cripps showed he was ideally suited to doing the second job , and given Cunnington is quite clearly currently the Kangas outstanding mid it just makes sense to send him there.Agree 100% - the most interesting thing is it's usually hard to tag inside mids and easy to tag outsiders. We may have the only player in the comp who can reliably tag inside mids and we're using him on outside runners. Cunnington then Sloane
I guess you think that Rampe's intention was to climb the post oh so gently that it wouldn't shake. (By the way, the word "clear" isn't in the rule). Not only did he intend to climb the post without it shaking, the umpire was able to discern that too, you think.
Was there another rule I'm not aware of regarding climbing the post?
The one the media quoted - "a clear intention to shake the post" was simply irrelevant to the situation . He certainly had a clear intention to climb the post...I've often wondered if you could use someone to deliberatly vault you into the air to save a goal. I guess that was Rampe's method.
We can make it easier on ourselves by hitting a target inside 50!Most impressive thing for me is we toughed it out and got the win
The last 2 weeks shows me that Essendon can win games when they can't run and gun