Troy Pannell is retiring! thank f*** for that!

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A mate of mine knows Pannell due to the fact he frequents a pub that he works at.

One year at a local country cup race meeting, he introduced Troy to myself and another mate of mine. We'd all had a few and my mate went to the bar to get another round. He came back carrying 3 beers and before he could hand them out, he dropped one and spilt it all over Troy Pannell's suit pants.

He stormed off looking real filthy. I would have felt bad, but **** that guy.
 

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A mate of mine knows Pannell due to the fact he frequents a pub that he works at.

One year at a local country cup race meeting, he introduced Troy to myself and another mate of mine. We'd all had a few and my mate went to the bar to get another round. He came back carrying 3 beers and before he could hand them out, he dropped one and spilt it all over Troy Pannell's suit pants.

He stormed off looking real filthy. I would have felt bad, but **** that guy.
A worthy sacrifice of a beer.
 

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Remember him as that out of bounds deliberate guy in 2012 I think where he just had to keep paying it all game because he paid a stupid one to Geelong early in the game.

Would prefer it to have been Nicholls but its a start.
 

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#31
This is the best news i've heard all day. Now just need Dean Maggots to retire as well.

When they do, Maybe Essendon will actually win a free kick count (those 2 hated us) and there will be no more "Free Kick Hawthorn Bullshit" (again, Parnell and Maggots both have hard on's for Hawthorn)
This idea that umpires play favours between clubs is frankly ridiculous.

Of course we think that we're getting the rough end of it when we're watching our club - but I suspect that our definite bias as diehard supporters is a stronger force than a biased umpire...
 

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A mate of mine knows Pannell due to the fact he frequents a pub that he works at.

One year at a local country cup race meeting, he introduced Troy to myself and another mate of mine. We'd all had a few and my mate went to the bar to get another round. He came back carrying 3 beers and before he could hand them out, he dropped one and spilt it all over Troy Pannell's suit pants.

He stormed off looking real filthy. I would have felt bad, but **** that guy.
Bullshit, you made that up.
 

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Just because he umpired at the elite level it doesn't mean he was an elite umpire, there are only a few elite umpires currently and he wasn't one of them.
 

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#44
Like nearly every AFL umpire, I wouldn't have a clue who he was or know what he looked like TBH. Can't see them on tele 99% of the time when they're making calls, and I'm not petty enough to really take note of who made what call and when for future grudge-holding purposes.
 

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Good to see he's going. As bad as he is...or was, we had an Ump over here in the WAFL that was arguably worse. He went by the name of Parry.
Absolutely no effing idea. Worst ump I've seen at any level.
 
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