The Selwood Decade... we may never see anything like it

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Elmer_Judd

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So have we established that Selwood is a cheat, and that Geelong fans are swimming in a river of denial? I think so.

I remember how the apologist commentators (Ling, Der-Wayne) would praise him for “drawing a free kick”, and the rearguard action to protect his gaming the system for as long as possible.

Can’t wait for this blight on the game to retire.
Sonny Walters flopping/staging for frees is actually worse/more blatant than Selwood's Ducks.
 

Clems Knee

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He will have more flags than your entire club within your lifetime
So? Doesn’t excuse or validate his behaviour.
And that’s a prediction, not a fact. Or a threat.

Sonny Walters flopping/staging for frees is actually worse/more blatant than Selwood's Ducks.
That would be true if Walters actually got as many free kicks.
 

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Selwood would have been close to 1st picked in any team for most of his years due to tenacity and leadership.

I noted in the PreLim versus Tigers he got pinned a couple of times, unable to shove the tackling arms above the shoulder. This may spell the beginning of the end, this is one of his remaining weapons. It bodes badly for Cats that DisappearField will have to step up in big finals if Sellwood stops playing. Half stepping up in the first half, then stepping down in the second half won't cut it.

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Did you factor in the three extra games each round?
Sorry I'm a dunce who didn't.

The 1970s period each year there were 1320 Home and Away matches played. 108,500 / 1320 ~ 82 per game.

The 2010s had 1945 games played home and away. 76,627 / 1945 = 39.39 per game.

More than twice as many free kicks per game. So Selwoods free kick numbers are more astounding than I first even presented. Pretty damning.

That said I'd take him in a heartbeat.
 
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Catsnlakers

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Best at ducking, bending the knees and slipping the arm up in the history of the game.
This comment alone proves you have no idea....Selwood absolutely slips the arm up to break the tackle, this manoeuvre has drawn him high free kicks no doubt, it is most certainly not exclusive to him though. Shuey, Puopolo & Mathieson just to name a few have been doing the same thing for years now! And on the ducking part, that is just simply a figment of your ( and others it seems ) imagination....The only times Selwood has ever ducked down was upon receiving his 3 premiership medals.
 

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That’s fine he’s got every right to break the tackle. Just don’t give him a free for it.
Your asking for a competition wide rule against free kicks paid after a tackle is broken or averted??

The onus is on the tackler to apply good form, its the player being tackled jobs to make it as difficult as possible to apply it. In the process of trying to avoid the tackle free kicks will happen.

The idea you just said gets dumber and dumber the more logically you think through a tackling situation
 

geelong_crazy26

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So have we established that Selwood is a cheat, and that Geelong fans are swimming in a river of denial? I think so.

I remember how the apologist commentators (Ling, Der-Wayne) would praise him for “drawing a free kick”, and the rearguard action to protect his gaming the system for as long as possible.

Can’t wait for this blight on the game to retire.
Show some respect. Selwoods career is more decorated than the entire history of the fremantle football club. Respect your superiors sir
 

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