The Bulldogs and Umpires: Time for a Royal Commission?

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_Mike_

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One umpire in particular was/is TERRIBLE!
Its ok, that umpire can be named, Eleni Glouftis. Credit for her being out on the field as a pioneer in women's umpiring however she's doing a terrible job at it. I used to wonder why the neutrals disliked her when she umpired their matches and Friday night was a prime example of why. Her numerous calls were pretty obvious mistakes and IMO she has little idea of rules regarding tackling & incorrect disposal. Her high # of umpiring mistakes had no influence on the Dogs loss IMO however I'd cringe if she was making those calls during a clutch moment in a finals match.
 

Scroater

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Its ok, that umpire can be named, Eleni Glouftis. Credit for her being out on the field as a pioneer in women's umpiring however she's doing a terrible job at it. I used to wonder why the neutrals disliked her when she umpired their matches and Friday night was a prime example of why. Her numerous calls were pretty obvious mistakes and IMO she has little idea of rules regarding tackling & incorrect disposal. Her high # of umpiring mistakes had no influence on the Dogs loss IMO however I'd cringe if she was making those calls during a clutch moment in a finals match.
Fear not. She will never be involved.
 

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