The Tom Lynch 2 goals in 30 seconds freekick - AFL need to fix this

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What are you talking about? A blatant push in the back in front of goal by a defender is almost always a guaranteed goal. A free should be paid where it occurs or where the ball is when it occurs which ever is the greater penalty.
It shouldn’t be a guaranteed 2 goals. Why are you happy for a push in the back to be worth more just because it happens in front of goal?
 

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If a player takes a mark, and in the process is taken high, or is challenged with force a second late, the umps have been paying a 50 this year. Normally it is just a free kick.

Clearly the umps are happy to create the play this year.
 

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The rule sucks. And those that day just don't do it miss the point. Why not make every free a shot in front of goals? You don't like well just don't do it. The rule is BS. And for those who are stickler for rules, what about those forwards that Shepherd goals through. Where's the your precious rules then.
 

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Said it after round 1
Said it after round 2
Said it after round 3
Saying it now in round 4
UMPIRES ARE ******* OUR GAME UP. Seems like they all want to be the next 'Razor Ray'. [with all due respect to Ray]
 

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Richmond got screw on several occasional. At least half a dozen comical decisions
Maybe we should all go on 'Hughesy we have a problem'.
The umpires have cancelled their own revue system because some of them weren't getting home til the following thursday.
 

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There are only certain teams and protected species players that usually benefit from this stuff.


Just saying.
You’re better than that mate the umpiring is diabolical for everyone although some clubs ie pies, cats get a pretty good run and the OPs team don’t fare too badly, your club and mine are generally on the bend over end of the umpiring
 

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It shouldn’t be a guaranteed 2 goals. Why are you happy for a push in the back to be worth more just because it happens in front of goal?
Why are you happy for the normal rules of a free kick not to be applied? If you do not want a goal to result from a punishable act then just don't do it. The ball was dead and the shove was just plain stupid, therefore a free kick where the infringement occurred is the only logical result.
 

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You’re better than that mate the umpiring is diabolical for everyone although some clubs ie pies, cats get a pretty good run and the OPs team don’t fare too badly, your club and mine are generally on the bend over end of the umpiring
More often than not it is the ones that are not paid that have a heavy influence in games that a stat sheet or free kick count never sees.

Some clubs get em other clubs it is just plain play on.
 

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and yet richmond was last by miles on the overall afl free kick table
I don’t believe in the official count to much unless it is seriously lopsided as the even up frees get paid usually to the team down on the count in junk time when the game is over and in their backline etc that do not affect scoring and outcomes.

Then everyone and the AFL can say that the count was pretty even etc. Itvis the blatant ignoring of free kicks that are there but not paid that irks me. While the better teams and superstar players get the 50/50 calls every time.

Bottom teams and no name players it is just play on and nothing to see here.

More to my point about consistency that is the most frustrating.
 

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I don’t believe in the official count to much unless it is seriously lopsided as the even up frees get paid usually to the team down on the count in junk time when the game is over and in their backline etc that do not affect scoring and outcomes.

Then everyone and the AFL can say that the count was pretty even etc. Itvis the blatant ignoring of free kicks that are there but not paid that irks me. While the better teams and superstar players get the 50/50 calls every time.

Bottom teams and no name players it is just play on and nothing to see here.

More to my point about consistency that is the most frustrating.
Don't generally agree with moderators but could not agree more.
 

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