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TOPIC: Olympic sport

TheColonel Olympic sport 2 months 6 days ago #1

TheColonel
Diving.

Down the page a bit and watch the video.
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The_Yeti Olympic sport 2 months 6 days ago #2

The_Yeti
Isn't it amazing how some members of media are now starting to a what has been obvious for years. Of course, you can now expect the AFL media to run a series of stories annoy how there is no diving in the AFL.

I wonder how long it will take the same journo to take a look at the slime with their ducking, tame umpires and general flopping around the place
Egurls Suck!
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Walter the baker Olympic sport 2 months 5 days ago #3

Walter the baker
I’d like to see an article on the head flick. Some players have become very adept at giving themselves whiplash when getting tackled. Unfortunately Freo might also get a mention in that analysis.
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Raglan Matt Olympic sport 2 months 5 days ago #4

Raglan Matt
So, WTB, your are joining Healy, Russell & co in the witchhunt on Walters?
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shane Olympic sport 2 months 5 days ago #5

shane
Umpires need to be better at working out what a player's intent is. Walters is usually just trying to get low and under the tackler, and they don't have to be careful about the tackle because they know the umpires have marked his card as Aboriginal, so he's staging for free kicks.

Selwood's parents give money to orphan pupppies, also he's white, so they ignore all the times he clearly sticks his head into the path of the oncoming player.

It's very obvious but they can't see past their prejudices. Whatever those may be.
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slammen Olympic sport 2 months 5 days ago #6

slammen
I've been one of those people who's criticized Walters for ducking but I've also noticed when he doesn't duck his head he nearly gets his head ripped off and rarely gets the free he deserves. now I think he has to duck his head for self preservation.
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shane Olympic sport 2 months 5 days ago #7

shane
Do you think an umpire has every done that? You need a thick skin to be an umpire and they get a lot of unfair abuse but they should still occasionally challenge their own ideas.
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Matebe Olympic sport 2 months 5 days ago #8

Matebe
I’m not sure the umps get a chance shane. Before you know it , after each howler the AFL are out on the front foot justifying why the ump’s decision was correct.
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Leed Olympic sport 2 months 5 days ago #9

Leed
At school it was a survival tactic to be able to duck the incoming pieces of chalk and the odd duster thrown at some smart arse by our enraged math’s and social studies teachers. This of course has nothing to do with ducking on field but sometimes it just becomes second nature.

Throwing the head forward when clipped from behind was also a gainful tactic we employed.

They were the days … play on!
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Walter the baker Olympic sport 2 months 5 days ago #10

Walter the baker
RM, I made no mention of Walters - you went there not me. I’m just saying that the head flick is common practice across the league and our team isn’t immune to it so let’s not expect to avoid scrutiny if/when there is a focus on that.
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shane Olympic sport 2 months 5 days ago #11

shane
...and you've never mentioned it before.
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rogerrocks Olympic sport 2 months 5 days ago #12

rogerrocks
But what about the first video, showing De Goey dropping an easy mark, but somehow it gets paid?
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Noddy Olympic sport 2 months 5 days ago #13

Noddy
Umpiring AFL games can’t be easy, but the AFL umpiring administrators don’t seem to make it easy for the umpires, continually adjusting the rules on a weekly basis.

Holding the ball as judged last round seems to be different to the current round as one example.
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shane Olympic sport 2 months 5 days ago #14

shane
As matebe said, the main reason a rule gets altered is so they don't have to outright admit an umpire could have made an error.
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