- Aug 12, 2015
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- Toronto Raptors-Toronto Maple Leafs
Nothing surprsing about players with the longer reach being infringed against more..... especially when you consider the chopping of the arms rule. Tommy is not really a reach player.Interesting stat on the Couch the other night - listed the # of free kicks given in a marking contest.
Tomma not listed anywhere in the top 10 - meaning less than Rance whom has 18. He might have more than Reiwoldt whom has 12.
Not sure where he sits but for Tomma to be 2 goals I thin behind Brown with at least 24 less free kicks in a marking contest ( granted doesn't say where they are paid) but thats a fair differential.
Of course, Tomma goes about his thing and gets criticised for arguing with the umps, but the media polish Jack for his rough treatment.
And its fair to say Tomma has gotten plenty of the rough end of the pineapple. Its not a perfect stat but adds to his case.
Brown - Roos - 42
C Curnow - Blues - 25
Hogan - Demons - 23
Cox - Pies - 22
Jenkins - Crows - 22
Davis - GWS - 21
Dixon - Power - 20
Hipwood - Lions - 20
Rance - Tigers - 20
Cripps - Blues - 18.
Reiwoldt - Tigers - 12
The problem Tom creates for himself is he gets into the habit of wrestling opponents, which means he isnt going to get a lot of free kicks playing that style of footy.
footnote: When he did get on his bike and lead up the field, he was virtually unbeatable. That huge bum of his is hard to get past. Hope thats registering with him, and he doesnt fall back into wrestling full backs.