Opposition Camp The Non-North Footy Discussion & Matchday Chat Thread: Edition V

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blackshadow

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Toby Greene sent straight to the tribunal for eye gouging.


Massive story developing - Toby Greene sent directly to the AFL Tribunal for a series of offences against Marcus Bontempelli yesterday - fingers near the eyes, a pull of the hair... A huge Tuesday night hearing awaits. @AFLcomau
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Is it true that the Bont won the toss and did a "Cotchin" and allowed Giants 1st use of a pretty strong wind, I know it was really windy, but didn't see the start of the game, and was told this by someone who has an even lower opinion of westerns than me.
 

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I didn't watch all of the Dogs-GWS game, and I think I must have missed the part where this incident happened. Can anyone who watched it let me know: (1) did the commentators say anything at the time alluding to eye-gouging? (2) did Bont or any of his teammates remonstrate with Greene straight after it?

If it happened, then it's serious and Toby's in big trouble (and so is GWS's flag attempt). But from what I can see, at this point all we have is Bulldogs supporters whining about it on twitter, and using terms like "evidence" when a mark on Bont's face could have come from any number of impacts.
 

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Can’t stand the whining now, but to be fair to Bontempelli I couldn’t believe watching that video that he didn’t remonstrate or look to the umpires. Greene seems to claw at his eyes and pull his head around by pulling at his hair. Worse than Merrett’s and I thought that was pretty low.
 

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Mark Stevens is just a biased Bulldogs mouthpiece. Like Robbo, he's just a supporter who continually pushes the supporter line in the way most of us do here. Sort of like the anti-Damo, who goes the extra mile to be as negative as possible about 'his' team.

I actually respect Stevens more than Damo for this, but both of them are disgracefully conflicted in a job where lack of bias is the very essence of the role.
 
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Mark Stevens is just a biased Bulldogs mouthpiece. Like Robbo, he's just a supporter who continually pushes the supporter line in the way most of us do here. Sort of like the anti-Damo, who goes the extra mile to be as negative as possible about 'his' team.

I actually respect Stevens more than Damo for this, but both of them are disgracefully conflicted in a job that where lack of bias is the very essence of the role.

He attended the game with his son in his full bulldogs kit as a fan according to Jabba and Pickering.

Caught the flight up in the full kit as well.

He and his wife attended the Geelong and Collingwood pregame function in Bulldog scarves on Friday night.
 

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I didn't watch all of the Dogs-GWS game, and I think I must have missed the part where this incident happened. Can anyone who watched it let me know: (1) did the commentators say anything at the time alluding to eye-gouging? (2) did Bont or any of his teammates remonstrate with Greene straight after it?

If it happened, then it's serious and Toby's in big trouble (and so is GWS's flag attempt). But from what I can see, at this point all we have is Bulldogs supporters whining about it on twitter, and using terms like "evidence" when a mark on Bont's face could have come from any number of impacts.
11.52 on the clock in the first for those who want to watch it. To answer your question, No but Tammy mentioned he was roughed up and Toby came in hard. As for point 2, Smith and West came to take Toby off the Bont but nothing too heavy as GWS had the ball moving.

The Bont did go off immediately after the incident.
 

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He attended the game with his son in his full bulldogs kit as a fan according to Jabba and Pickering.

Caught the flight up in the full kit as well.

He and his wife attended the Geelong and Collingwood pregame function in Bulldog scarves on Friday night.
The professional standards in the industry are so low that it literally doesn't occur to him that such behaviour is inappropriate.
 

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Let's hope that the tribunal get this right.

It appeared that Bont had scratches on his neck and on his cheek. If that was done by Greene then throw the fu**in' book at him.
It should be 4 weeks for his combined actions in that wrestle - it will be interesting to see how this turns out.
 

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