Urgent umpiring overhaul needed.

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Strato

Debutant
Jul 7, 2017
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86
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
I have been involved in football for over 55 years. In junior and senior football. I have seen good and bad umpiring. I am going to say that the AFL umpiring this season - 2019 - is the worst I have seen in the AFL. This across the board - TERRIBLE.
 

FrakturedHalo

The Voice of Reason
May 6, 2017
428
491
Melbourne
AFL Club
Collingwood
I have been involved in football for over 55 years. In junior and senior football. I have seen good and bad umpiring. I am going to say that the AFL umpiring this season - 2019 - is the worst I have seen in the AFL. This across the board - TERRIBLE.
And do you think this may be largely in part due to the AFL unofficially mandating that it be a required skill for umpires to be either psychic’s or forensic psychologists by introducing and/or amending the existing rules so that they must judge a player’s intent (or lack thereof) of what they MEANT to do not what they actually DID, then additionally expects them to adjudicate based on their own individual value systems (which by its very nature is always going to produce variations in interpretation) by inserting clauses and variations to the written rules that empowers umpires to make snap decisions on whether or not a player’s actions are in “the spirit of the game”? How are the umpires meant to, well umpire, the game when the rules have become more wishy washy than dishwater and have been rewritten in such a way that they are deliberately obtuse??
 

Strato

Debutant
Jul 7, 2017
98
86
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Poor umpiring again has cost Collingwood a possible win. The AFL has to make umpiring a high priority to eradicate this poor umpiring decisions. Ignoring it does not fix it. The problem is caused by the AFL - JUST FIX IT because the game is suffering.
 

LOZWILDA

Team Captain
Feb 24, 2008
565
220
SUNBURY
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
Diggersrest fc.Tongala fc, Sunbury
The standard of AFL football has dropped due to umpires letting players throw the ball, drop the ball, incorrectly dispose of the ball, punching of players at anytime, etc. etc.
Yet pay crap free kicks of no relevance all the time.
Keep the game simple kick, handball, marks & tackles are what our game was built on how about we get back to basics and make it easy for Umpires to umpire our game!
Fix up this farce before it is too late.


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Strato

Debutant
Jul 7, 2017
98
86
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
If you can replay the Brisbane Hawthorn game at the weekend watch how bad the umpiring calls go against Brisbane. Brisbane is getting a really bad deal from the umpires even when they win. This is happening to Brisbane week after week. This is only an example to what is happening across the board for all clubs. Umpiring has to improve - would be battling to get a pass mark at the moment.
 

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