Scandal The 2016 finals series was rigged

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Chris Pelchen

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The thing that pissed me off the most was the media never even acknowledged the umpiring. I watched all the football shows after that match and no one mentioned the lopsided umpiring, no one mentioned the umpiring at all.

If the umpiring was so bad that even the AFL rang the Swans to apologise why didn't the media cover it at all?
Same reason you are not complaining about years of lopsided COLA
 

simba_

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Haha how have I missed this thread before. Fantastic stuff.

Of course it was rigged. League wide umpire conspiracy to gift the Dogs a premiership. They're doing it again this year too!
you paid the $150 to get a photo with the premiership cup didn't you?
 

Hawksboy72

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Isn't it strange how swans fans don't talk about 2012.
Received an extra day's rest although Hawthorn was the higher qualifier.
Received some 'Questionable" free kicks even received a 50m penalty that more like 70m that resulted in a goal that halted Hawthorn's momentum.
Ask a Hawks fan why we lost.....easy...played average..missed easy goals..
Swans fans are just shitty they lost 2 GF's they were supposed to win.
 

RUNVS

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Isn't it strange how swans fans don't talk about 2012.
Received an extra day's rest although Hawthorn was the higher qualifier.
Received some 'Questionable" free kicks even received a 50m penalty that more like 70m that resulted in a goal that halted Hawthorn's momentum.
Ask a Hawks fan why we lost.....easy...played average..missed easy goals..
Swans fans are just shitty they lost 2 GF's they were supposed to win.
We don't talk about 2006 either as that was a mostly fair umpiring display.
 

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BloodySwan

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Isn't it strange how swans fans don't talk about 2012.
Received an extra day's rest although Hawthorn was the higher qualifier.
Received some 'Questionable" free kicks even received a 50m penalty that more like 70m that resulted in a goal that halted Hawthorn's momentum.
Ask a Hawks fan why we lost.....easy...played average..missed easy goals..
Swans fans are just shitty they lost 2 GF's they were supposed to win.
Guess you answered your own question. Not all games are the same.

Also hard to claim Hawks were dogged on the free kicks when you won the count 21-10 :openmouth:
 

BloodySwan

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The issue isn't the free kick count - that's just the easy one to point at. The issue was free kicks which didn't exist were awarded to the Bulldogs, meanwhile free kicks which did exist weren't awarded to the Swans. It wasn't once off either, it was throughout the first 3 quarters and it is 100% what kept the Bulldogs in the game. Without the lopsided free kick count it wouldn't have been a close match.

It's amazing how dogged Bulldogs fans defend every call though. Even when the umpires themselves have said calls were incorrect Bulldogs fans have claimed they are the authority on adjudicating the rules
 

conrad_437

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The issue isn't the free kick count - that's just the easy one to point at. The issue was free kicks which didn't exist were awarded to the Bulldogs, meanwhile free kicks which did exist weren't awarded to the Swans. It wasn't once off either, it was throughout the first 3 quarters and it is 100% what kept the Bulldogs in the game. Without the lopsided free kick count it wouldn't have been a close match.

It's amazing how dogged Bulldogs fans defend every call though. Even when the umpires themselves have said calls were incorrect Bulldogs fans have claimed they are the authority on adjudicating the rules
Who ever said that time is the best healer?
 

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