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barrackers

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The AFL is making a ucking mess of our great game. Those in charge are there as custodians to nurture the game. Instead they’re destroying its very fabric.

If they don’t stand the ump down, they deserve to stand themselves down.
 

FrakturedHalo

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Thank god for that, i was about to type up a strongly worded letter and enclose it along with my afl membership card and tell them to stick it, ive got my pies one anyway
 

Markfs

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I suppose the question is whether today's over-reaction by the umpires is worse than the over-reaction by the AFL last year in making a new rule..... as far as I remember if you put a boot in the head of an opponent like Greene did last year, you could easily call it high contact. In fact, today you could call Howe's boot in the back as push in the back.... so free kicks without making a new rule...
 

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They are Destroying the Game and Its a Joke what it's been Turned into
An inexperienced umpire (I think it was Alex Whetton) made a dumb mistake. It happens often. It's been happening forever and a day, and it's just the way it is with humans making decisions! He'll probably get dropped because it was such a bad mistake.

No-one's destroying the game. The game is just fine, and the competition is in fantastic shape. I think we're seeing one of the best years of football I can remember, so a simple umpiring error won't be spoiling my day!!
 

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An inexperienced umpire (I think it was Alex Whetton) made a dumb mistake. It happens often. It's been happening forever and a day, and it's just the way it is with humans making decisions! He'll probably get dropped because it was such a bad mistake.

No-one's destroying the game. The game is just fine, and the competition is in fantastic shape. I think we're seeing one of the best years of football I can remember, so a simple umpiring error won't be spoiling my day!!
There was more then 1 bad mistake today
 

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An inexperienced umpire (I think it was Alex Whetton) made a dumb mistake. It happens often. It's been happening forever and a day, and it's just the way it is with humans making decisions! He'll probably get dropped because it was such a bad mistake.

No-one's destroying the game. The game is just fine, and the competition is in fantastic shape. I think we're seeing one of the best years of football I can remember, so a simple umpiring error won't be spoiling my day!!
You're right. Damn it. What am I going to do with this effigy
 

35Daicos

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True but was lot more today then have been rest of the Season
I think I just look at umpiring differently to how you (and a lot of other people) must look at it, Dave. I have the attitude that "you win some, you lose some". I almost never let it bother me. Besides, it's not like the Howe decision today (or any of the others) cost us the game!
 

Timmy from Thomastown

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Didnt notice the umpiring today tbh unlike last week where three clangers cost goals...including one the AFL admitted to.

Even the Howe one is debatable under the stupid new interpretations.
 

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I think I just look at umpiring differently to how you (and a lot of other people) must look at it, Dave. I have the attitude that "you win some, you lose some". I almost never let it bother me. Besides, it's not like the Howe decision today (or any of the others) cost us the game!
Not cost us a game?

WTF has that got to do with anything???

The decision was glaringly wrong - pathetically so - partly the fault of too literal an interpretation from a fool but mostly the fault of an interferring and totally inept AFL rules committee who wouldn't know how to write a simple, non derivative rules if their lives depended on it.

It doesn't matter if the free leads to anything or not, wrong is wrong and it's happening far too often.
 
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