- Apr 10, 2014
- AFL Club
- Port Adelaide
Haha. They have clearly never seen an SANFL game involving Port!Latest rumour/theory on the Bulldogs board - The game was officiated by SANFL umpires because of a quarantine stuff up - this is why the Dogs were cheated out of a win.
Bulldogs resting Bont in the 3rd quarter cost them the game. We absolutely destroyed them.View attachment 927206
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I regularly say I look at my best 16 not best 22 as best 16 usually pick themselves and its bottom 6 that are in and out of the team due to form, injuries and oppo match up.
Also bottom 6 can determine how well you go in a game or in a season. This graph of the above players ratings shows how that stood out last night in a close game where Bulldogs were probably the better team for 3 of the 4 quarters.
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Pretty much agree with the order of the votes of who was best players across the two teams.Must be a curious spread of votes when the two leading vote getters score 7. A 5 and 2 each seeing as the next highest scorer was 4.
The bias of the commentating reached its zenith after that Rockliff incident. We went down the other end and kicked a great goal and yet Dunstall was still salty about it at the centre bounce. Just as bad was Brian Taylor in the Melbourne game. We kicked a nice goal and BT was still harping on about the teamwork of Gawn and May to rush a behind about two minutes earlier. David King and Jordan Lewis are just as bad, the only bloke who regularly bigs up Port and has unbiased commentary is Gerard Healy.They also spent 3 minutes on Rockliff ducking into a high tackle yet said nothing when a Bulldogs player did exactly the same thing in the second quarter. Then there was the Charlie Dixon free when he had his arms chopped in the marking contest then had and arm thrown across his shoulder while being pulled backward and according the Dunstall and King that was a 'lucky' free. Obviously calling games almost every night for ten days means FOXTEL have to use a B team occasionally but why does it have to be us that cops the dregs all the time?
This is probably just me but I found that apart from Ricuitto the other three had similar sounding voices and it was sometimes hard to tell if the comments were coming from Howard, Dunstall or King.
Because you asked in good faith I will reply in kind. (Although I recognise I might cop some more flack from others by doing so.)Engaging with this in good faith. Can you please show some examples of this biased umpiring that impacted the game so heavily in our favour. I know that generally footy fans are one eyed and only see the decisions that they think are wrong against them, so I would genuinely like to see it from someone else’s point of view. Because the way I see it, your team kicked 5 goals for the match, 3 of which were from free kicks. And the free kick count was close. Hardly significantly one sided.
and this is where you lose all credibility.However, the Bulldogs are probably the smallest, least physical team in the league and as a result tend to play annoyingly within the rules
He was pathetic all game. The bias in the commentary was ridiculous. I'm still waiting for the constant replay and praise for Duursma's mark that they gave Walsh's, especially as Duursma's was more impressive given the extra difficulty and courage required.Holy sh*t that's pathetic and embarrassing. Anyone who wasn't one of the boys would be sacked on the spot for that.