Umpiring standards 2019

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Professor Knowall

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Well things could always be worse - at least Joel Wilson isn't an AFL umpire! He has to be the most incompetent umpire I've seen in any sport at any level. He must have rich and influential friends to land that job.
 

Doashuey

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Well things could always be worse - at least Joel Wilson isn't an AFL umpire! He has to be the most incompetent umpire I've seen in any sport at any level. He must have rich and influential friends to land that job.
I came here to say exactly this. As bad as the AFL umpiring standard has been this year, they aren't a patch on the diabolical officiating of Joel Wilson over the past 3 tests. The ICC should be ashamed of themselves giving him another game after the first test. Utter disgrace.
 
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Does hayden kennedy think all umpires should be like him.? The best thing the AFL should do is completely clear out the jokers running the umpires .
Umpiring right now is the weakest , incompetent component part of our game . How on earth can they seriously sit down and not be embarrassed what they do now.
 

FastLane

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Last nights game saw Cats given an arm chair ride to help them back in the game- Today we are seeing the Dogs given a few cheapies to get them back.

AFL is as real as WWE
 

Scroater

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Although his game was the best umpired of the weekend, the fact that Leigh Fisher gets a finals game shows how bad umpiring stocks are. I hate to say it but after the weekend, he'll be getting another spot this weekend. Those that should be saying bye bye to their finals campaign are definitely numbers 2, 22 and 26. 26 started off his night with a disgusting holding the ball against Rich in the opening minutes of the game. 26 then followed that up with a disgusting reversal of the free kick when Grimes hit the ground like a brides nightie. 26 then went all or nothing on allowing Dusty to blatantly throw the ball to Jack for a goal. I say blatantly because there is absolutely no position on the ground that that throw could not have been seen by the controlling umpire. 2 and 22 have this ability to find a free kick in every contest they are controlling. Every bloody contest. 62 free kicks in a game of football is just a joke.
 

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DAlembert

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Finals come around you think maybe the umpires will let the flow of the game dictate the result = WRONG they have a contest to see who can blow the whistle the most and make a farce of every game = SAD
 

Monocle

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Umpiring is no better.

But in fairness to them the job is becoming more and more difficult as the F***wits at AFL house keep making more rules to complicate the decision making for the umpires.

Not only are they having more decision to make with new rules , they now hove to be F******* mind readers ........... how the hell are they seriously meant to know what a player is thinking ..... oh he deliberately kicked that out of bounds.

Reactionary , knee jerks changes from the AFL, are a blight on the game and unfortunately the Umps are the ones who have to wear the flack.
 

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