MRP The Jeremy McGovern TRIBUNAL Thread

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Dec 7, 2006
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Holy crap that was dangerous what Hodge did. No accident either. That was intentional and forceful. to have just gotten 2 weeks is is as much a joke as the MRO itself, no wonder Hodge was like "yep my bad I'll take the two and say thank you very very much".
This injury outcome over action ruling is a seriously flawed system that will not stop dangerous actions happening until someone is hurt and/or seriously hurt.

Any neutral observer who saw both what Bellchambers did and what Gov did, and just saw the action and contact only not medical reports. injury, whether or not the player played on or went off, would have to 100% say the Bellchambers action was the worst with more potential to cause harm.

I just don't get all the other supporters saying suck it up he deserved it and more. It's not the point FFS.


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Jan 7, 2009
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This is my frustration - it really doesn’t lead to a change in behaviour. The ‘offending’ player doesn’t have as much control over whether the opponent gets hurt as the MRP seem to think. Players can’t sum up in an instant if their legal football manoeuvre is going to result in injury.

You need to stamp out the action, like you say. Going back to the Ablett ones, you’ve got complete non football actions being ticked off because nobody was injured, but that’s more luck than anything. Ablett isn’t using pin point precision to hit players high in a way he knows won’t break their jaw, it’s pure luck. 1cm either way could be massively different, but the AFL ticks off the action because of its outcome.

It’s very hard to take ‘hurting your opponent’ out of the game, when legal moves that result in injury are getting more and more scrutiny applied to them. Guys will get hurt, there isn’t always the need to swing around suspensions.

On Guelfi - he’s missing the game from his rib injury, not concussion, so it’s not pertinent to the case. Gov’s charges were for head high contact resulting in concussion, a concussion that Guelfi has medical miracled his way out of in the days since.
Fancy being the advocate next time we get shafted? Of course you wouldn't get the coin QC Grace gets. Absolutely spot on.
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