TOPIC: Franklin & Tippett 1 Week MRP

Freofan Franklin & Tippett 1 Week MRP 4 years 4 months ago #1

Freofan
What a Joke.
SYDNEY with be without superstar forwards Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett for just one game.

Surprisingly, Franklin can escape with just a one-match ban with an early guilty plea for his high bump on Richmond forward Shane Edwards.
Franklin ran over the ball and collided with Edwards, his shoulder making contact with the Tiger’s head.
Tippett was offered the same penalty for a stray elbow to the head of Dylan Grimes.
Swans teammate Adam Goodes was cleared of any wrongdoing after placing his hand between the legs of Tiger Taylor Hunt.
Stefan Martin Brisbane offered 2 weeks for an elbow to Luke Brown Adelaide
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Drubbing Franklin & Tippett 1 Week MRP 4 years 4 months ago #2

Drubbing
Corruption on nationwide display, right there.
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shane Franklin & Tippett 1 Week MRP 4 years 4 months ago #3

shane
As everyone seemed to predict - 'careless conduct with medium impact to the head'

Which part of that are you contesting?
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Drubbing Franklin & Tippett 1 Week MRP 4 years 4 months ago #4

Drubbing
The fact that if it was many other blokes, especially Freo players, you'd be surprised if they gave less than 3.

As for 'careless', pig's arse.
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shane Franklin & Tippett 1 Week MRP 4 years 4 months ago #5

shane
So, in summary, 'boooooooo'.
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Morgan Franklin & Tippett 1 Week MRP 4 years 4 months ago #6

Morgan
Given Buddy ran past the ball and was looking at the bloke, you could certainly argue it was reckless.

Given he hit him pretty hard, and the bloke went off as a concussion sub, you could certainly argue high impact.

But why would you argue that if you were the AFL?
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Duges66 Franklin & Tippett 1 Week MRP 4 years 4 months ago #7

Duges66
Ivan Maric playing for Brisbane when did that trade take place?
Seems they trot out the "potential for injury" line when it suits.
Buddy should have been 3 down to 2 with the early plea.
Tippet I reckon they got right based on what we've seen this yr.

Given Cotchin didn't get cited for his open hand punch to a wet toaster last wk with the explanation from the MRP being the toaster got a free kick at the time you wonder where the consistency is for Raines - Cripps got a free.
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shane Franklin & Tippett 1 Week MRP 4 years 4 months ago #8

shane
He was entitled to bump, so he was allowed to run past the ball and look at the player he was about to bump, careless is the new negligent and Edwards got straight up and took his kick so he couldn't have been hit that hard.

It's essentially the same penalty Fyfe got for his bump on Rischitelli.
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Rythum_man Franklin & Tippett 1 Week MRP 4 years 4 months ago #9

Rythum_man
I'm contesting the bit where MRP says "the player has no applicable bad record"
Yep Buddy has never done anything like that before or been suspended for anything the same as that before, yeah righto.
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The_Yeti Franklin & Tippett 1 Week MRP 4 years 4 months ago #10

The_Yeti
I'd contest the careless bit. It was intentional. Plain as day!
Egurls Suck!
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Morgan Franklin & Tippett 1 Week MRP 4 years 4 months ago #11

Morgan
That’s not how I read the rules. A few sections cherry-picked from the MRP Guidelines:

Whether or not a Player intentionally commits a Reportable Offence depends upon the state of mind of the Player when he does the act with which he is charged.

The potential to cause serious injury is also relevant in the following cases: Any head-high contact with a Player who has his head over the ball, particularly when contact is made from an opponent approaching from a front-on position.

In addition, consideration will be given to the body language of the offending Player in terms of flexing, turning, raising or positioning the body to either increase or reduce the force of impact. The absence of injury does not preclude the classification of impact as Severe.

Where contact is both High and to the Body, the MRP will classify the contact as High.
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shane Franklin & Tippett 1 Week MRP 4 years 4 months ago #12

shane
Edwards didn't have his head over the ball. As you'll recall, Franklin ran past the ball.
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Morgan Franklin & Tippett 1 Week MRP 4 years 4 months ago #13

Morgan
Probably right.

Also, don’t rule out the impact of the evidence of the club’s Doctor. Freo’s problem is that most of our reports come from whacking Geelong players, and the Geelong Doctor is the second biggest snitch in the AFL behind BooHoomer Harvey. Remember when Crowley gave Gablett a cheeky knee to the leg, and the Doctor told the MRP that Gablett would be out for a month, only for him to play the next week?

Obviously Richmond’s Doctor has more integrity.
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shane Franklin & Tippett 1 Week MRP 4 years 4 months ago #14

shane
What can he say though. He gave the all clear that Edwards didn't have concussion. If it had been late in the last quarter, the doctor might have told a different story.
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