The first one's just a bit of a quirk. As long as you stay on your mark, and don't change direction, they let it slide.Doesn't make sense that you can get called play on when you're out of bounds, but still get a chance to dispose of the ball....
And how come sometimes when you get tackled near the boundary line and go over, its sometimes holding the ball and sometimes no call as its paid out of bounds
Don't we all on here?
Should be reserved for ex-players only. Or (in the case of the Norm Smith) be exclusively decided by a panel of ex-winners of the Norm and the Gary Ayres.
I've seen more of these recently paid HTB and I like itThe first one's just a bit of a quirk. As long as you stay on your mark, and don't change direction, they let it slide.
The second point is purely up to the umpire's discretion. If they've had prior opportunity and fall over the boundary, as they're being tackled, I'd prefer if that was paid 'holding the ball'.
Why does having a journalism degree mean you are qualified to vote on official AFL awards such as the Norm Smith medal?
Mitch Robinson tried to claim he touched this one in last year's semi final despite being about a foot away from the ball (and obviously forgetting there's a video replay) so from that at least we know he isn't honest about it.How honest are players when it comes to a touched behind?
Would some guys appeal for touched, even if they hadn't?
That is my "stupid" question.
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I believe it was to give a quick signal to the other umpires as to what the score was to help them get a head start on what position they need to be in for the next phase of play. And for example, if they dont touch their chest, that is indicating it is a goal and so the boundary umps have to get the ball to take it back to the centre etc.Good one.
Why do they even hit their chest in the first place? I mean, pointing one finger instead of two is what indicates it's a behind and not a goal. It's like if the umpire hit his chest with both hands to indicate it's a goal and then did the goal signal anyway. There's no point.
Not AFL but can someone explain the percentage for the SANFL ladder?
Yep.AFL = Points for divided by points against, multiplied by 100
SANFL = Points for divided by (points for + points against), multiplied by 100
Team has scored 580 points for the season and conceded 476 points.
AFL: 580/476 x 100 = 121.85%
SANFL: 580/(580+476) x 100 = 54.92%