Was Ian Collins really wrong for citing Chris Grant and his strike on Nick Holland in 97 ?

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dean33

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So sick of Bulldogs fans/players and indeed Chris Grant himself complaning about being hard done by. It's easy to say in hindsight, but the slow motion footage clearly shows that Grant hit the man, not the ball.

The fact the original tribunal panel (at that time) let that incident fly (possibly because C.Grant was regarded as a major Brownlow fancy at the time ) was disgraceful, and I cannot fault Ian Collins for appealing the decision), the Chas Brownlow medal is (and should forever should be) awarded for the Fairest and Best Player in the league.

Personally I have always felt Corey McKernan was screwed out of a Brownlow far more on 1996 for a non illegible offence anymore.

The ongoing bitterness of Chris Grant and refusal to accept responsibility over what he did has always sadly diminished me in the eyes of a neutral supporter who always thought he is a bona champion of the game.
Need to honestly ask yourself if grant was say Kouta, would Collins have done the same thing?
 

Brutalitops

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ive made my thoughts known about the conduct of a certain pos administrator from Carlton many times in different threads...all i'll say is Karma's a sl*t
and boy do Carlton continue get theyres based on efforts such as this one in 1997....what a grub of a person n club
Ay, we dont like the campaigner either. Thanks to him we stopped playing home games at Princes Park :mad:
 

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RobR

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ive made my thoughts known about the conduct of a certain pos administrator from Carlton many times in different threads...all i'll say is Karma's a sl*t
and boy do Carlton continue get theyres based on efforts such as this one in 1997....what a grub of a person n club
Carlton had nothing to do with it, what a stupid post.
 

Wallaby

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He is hard done by because suspended players shouldn't be ineligible for the Brownlow. The fact he can't earn any brownlow points during the games he is suspended is punishment enough.

Chris Grant is a brownlow medalist in my eyes.
But that is the very definition of the Brownlow. 'Fairest and Best'. If you commit an act that results in a suspension, you can't be eligible.

You are quite entitled to say he was the Best Player of 1997 - but he cannot be regarded as a Brownlow Medallist.
 

Brutalitops

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But that is the very definition of the Brownlow. 'Fairest and Best'. If you commit an act that results in a suspension, you can't be eligible.

You are quite entitled to say he was the Best Player of 1997 - but he cannot be regarded as a Brownlow Medallist.
He wasnt reported on the day and was cleared by the MRP. Tribunal shouldve factored that into their decision. It was a stitch up
 

Niggles

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Irrelevant, nonsensical ramble
Translation = Melbourne football club. It relates as it was the same scenario of some idiot trying to big note himself to gain attention. In fact very similar to what you have poorly attempted and failed to do. :$
 

HTPunter

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A bit of the path but more so another example of AFL tribunal incompetence. What about that incident last year when Dusty copped a 2 week ban over an elbow to GWS' Adam Kennedy, for what that incompetent Cristian called 'the potential to cause injury'. What a load of sh*t and it was rightfully downgraded to 1 week, but that 'potential' crap was just that. A made up rule that has never been mentioned in any case before or since. Michael Cristian should be rightfully unemployed next year. Who pulls his strings. That other incompetent fool Hocking? Such a joke of a position. What was Ian Collins position at the time of Grants issue? Was it more like the Bachar Houli crackdown after he got let off far too lightly initially until someone??? appealed
Huh?

Potential to cause injury has been written into the MRP/MRO for years...

Ridiculous rule maybe you can argue, but absolutely not a made up rule.
 

FLYING DEES

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Translation = Melbourne football club. It relates as it was the same scenario of some idiot trying to big note himself to gain attention. In fact very similar to what you have poorly attempted and failed to do. :$
So basically you've tried to make a post about a Western Bulldogs player into one about Richmond. And you've served it up as one big mess. Not all about you or Richmond champ.
 

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