Urgent umpiring overhaul needed.

Kappa

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What a brilliant occasion today, completely ruined by incompetence, foolish and moronic umpires who clearly have no understanding about Football.

We need full time umpires and a much bigger investment in junior umpiring because today was a pathetic umpiring performance
 

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jimmy35

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Felt like you could tuck the ball under your arm and run the length of the field and not get called for most of the second half. Essendon so stiff.
 

Hawkie_McHawkHawk

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Would full time umpires really make any difference?

Strip back the rules, keep them as simple as possible, bring back the contest and battle of strength. Watch bigger bodies make a comeback to the game, the return of the big bodied gorilla foward, less runners and congestion around the ball, watch the game thrive. There. Simples.
 

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Kappa

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Would full time umpires really make any difference?

Strip back the rules, keep them as simple as possible, bring back the contest and battle of strength. Watch bigger bodies make a comeback to the game, the return of the big bodied gorilla foward, less runners and congestion around the ball, watch the game thrive. There. Simples.
YES full time umpires would make a huge difference.

They could spend their days getting fitter, analysing their decisions, looking at examples of incidents and how they should be umpired, understanding the rules and going to clubs to teach the players.
 

WillHayward

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There has been a lot of talk-back and fan unrest about umpires this season.

It is obvious that the AFL has issued a media edict to media outlets because they are all using the exact same talking points defending umpires and saying what a 'difficult job' it is. It seems very much like they have sent out a memo with talking points.

The AFL is like North Korea.

They use their control over the media to push their agenda and the media have to play along to keep their access.
 
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theyellowsash

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How about this be made a rule: if you take possession of the ball, you must kick or handball it or else it is a free to the other team.

No prior opportunity or making an attempt bulls**t that the umpires have to judge. And If there's not enough time or space for a player to hrab the ball and dispose od it correctly then they can kick it off the ground or tap it on that would keep the ball moving much better than just letting the players play hot potato on a dime.
 

mike123

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Would full time umpires really make any difference?

Strip back the rules, keep them as simple as possible, bring back the contest and battle of strength. Watch bigger bodies make a comeback to the game, the return of the big bodied gorilla foward, less runners and congestion around the ball, watch the game thrive. There. Simples.
The bodies in the midfield have been getting progressively bigger each year
 

FIGJAM

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I'm happy saying that we got the rub of the green this week, however, it's basically that s**t against us every other week!
 

Tassieboy

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The Essendon fans going feral saying the game was rigged is really silly.

However, it’s very disappointing that Collingwood and Essendon had to endure that rubbish today. I’m sure people have watched a lot more football this year than myself, but I’ve been really disappointed with the standard of umpiring from what I’ve seen. Umps have got a tough job and I usually defend them, but today was something else.
 
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