Game Day Rnd 3 Geelong v Adelaide @ Kardinia Park - Sun 23rd Feb 5.10pm AEDT

NikkiNoo

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What a disgraceful umpiring performance. Hang your head in shame AFL, and then start paying your umpires properly and expecting a decent ******* standard!
You can bet that commentary around the poor performance will be on that last call which was an absolutely correct decision.
 

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Well there you go mens team, Ponter is such a straight kick at goal because she practices all the time at training, food for thought.
 

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What a disgraceful umpiring performance. Hang your head in shame AFL, and then start paying your umpires properly and expecting a decent ******* standard!
its the dropping the ball not being paid holding the ball and instead being called holding on, its crap and frustrating because sometimes its one thing next minutes its the other one
 

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Both Foley girls were great today, they deserves a heap of praise that they wont get from Vic media.

Jess is far and away the best ruck in the league
 

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When the umpires tried to win them the game in the entire a 2nd half it’s rich to have a whinge. Also shut up Montagna who still thinks it’s the old rule and Kelli Underwood’s carry on just because she goes anti-crows because she supports them & wants to be a constant headline creator that makes mountains out of molehills at least that Shiloh Curdis or whatever said it was there.
 

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its the dropping the ball not being paid holding the ball and instead being called holding on, its crap and frustrating because sometimes its one thing next minutes its the other one
Also if a teammate takes the ball out of tour hands the correct umpiring call should be a throw. They seem to have forgotten that rule in both the AFL and AFLW.
 

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its the dropping the ball not being paid holding the ball and instead being called holding on, its crap and frustrating because sometimes its one thing next minutes its the other one
Yeah it’s consistency that’s out the door and not even from game to game but it seems to change from quarter to quarter within games. Must drive the players nuts.
 

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That last decision was 50/50, but the umpiring is so frustrating at times.

is it incorrect disposal or holding the woman or play on? These are the decisions that you have no clue which way it'll go. A player drops the ball while being tackled and it's called holding the woman? It wouldn't have been holding the woman if the player had correctly disposed of it, but she just drops it. I find it's the male umpires making these bad calls as well.
 

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That last decision was 50/50, but the umpiring is so frustrating at times.

is it incorrect disposal or holding the woman or play on? These are the decisions that you have no clue which way it'll go. A player drops the ball while being tackled and it's called holding the woman? It wouldn't have been holding the woman if the player had correctly disposed of it, but she just drops it. I find it's the male umpires making these bad calls as well.
It wasn't 50/50 because she tried to stop and was turned back inside then went over the line. It was a harsh call, yes, but if she hadn't done that pause moment and had kept moving at full pace over the line it would have been more likely paid as a point. The rule was quoted by Shiloh and it was the right call. So many people who follow, play and commentate on footy actually haven't read the rules.
 

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Will always take a win in Geelong. Umps were just awful - too much inconsistency with our player getting pinged for "holding on too long" with dropped balls not being paid as incorrect disposals as others have already mentioned.

Looking at the stat we thumped them in the clearances, and had a staggering 43-18 inside 50s. Hard to go past Ponter performance in front of goal, with Sarah Allan continuing to be very solid down back – was a play in the third quarter where she came off her man to repel a forward entry which resulted in us winning possession, but an errant handball to space by Campbell that gave up a goal. Thought that Najwa Allen played well, and looks to be finding her feet at this level.
 

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we definitely have won there... but only 3 times in our history or something like that
I mean the Geelong aflw side hasn't won a game there at all. Well that's what Nikki said on the podcast. I trust her.

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Aside from the disgraceful umpiring, very lucky to have Ponter up forward because that entire 2nd half the forwards were murdered by their opponents but the delivery in the 50 didn’t help them as it was Adelaide Crows Men’s team-esq and always to their disadvantage. I’d do a session during the week of just handballing if I were Clarke as the ability to miss teammates with awful handballing was just poor.

Peak performances from Jess Foley, Ponter & Ange Foley and very good games as usual from Sarah Allan and Marinoff. Thought Najwa Allen‘s performance today was like chalk and cheese compared to the previous 2 weeks thought she was brilliant today a real point of difference, same with Gore who played her best game for the club. Pressure and defensive actions from Sophie Li and Dayna Cox in the first half were extremely influential.

On the flip side Stevie-Lee Thompson maybe has enough credits on the bank to avoid being dropped but her performances so far this year have been pretty awful, Cramey wasn’t fit to play and could’ve cost the team on a warm day like it was today, you give Campbell some latitude as she’s inexperienced but still she’s 26 and costing the team goals each week.

Thought the game changed & Geelong really brought themselves back into the contest every time Jess Foley went off the ground plus were helped by the effort of the umpires, but good to hold on and win where the men simply don’t to again further prove this women’s team are the anti-crows.
 

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