Matebe MRO 4 weeks 8 hours ago #29

I’m looking forward to the day we win our maiden flag and someone on Dockerland complains about the free kick count.
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hypen MRO 4 weeks 8 hours ago #30

Looking foward. Fremantle. Winning a flag.

You might want to be broaden your concept of space time, Matebe.
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Matebe MRO 4 weeks 8 hours ago #31

I’d settle for 2092 and 2094
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jezzaargh MRO 4 weeks 8 hours ago #32

More like this, Hypen?
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Straddo MRO 4 weeks 7 hours ago #33

Don't be silly Matebe, the day we win the flag we'll all be too drunk to say anything about the umps. It'll be in the weeks and months afterwards when the tales will start about that fateful day in September when the plucky Dockers triumphed over the tyrannical AFL and their umpire minions.
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rogerrocks MRO 3 weeks 6 days ago #34

Who can forget the 50m penalty that wasn't against McPharlin in the 2013 GF? Or the PF against Hawthorn where they had an extra ump in the stands just watching Ballas?

Still, one must be fair. I remember a woeful decision at Subi that had me (and just about everyone else) screaming at the umpire for being so blind. And I remember watching the replay later and realising that the ump had got it 100% correct.
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Raglan Matt MRO 3 weeks 6 days ago #35

Raglan Matt
RR, 1000 monkeys, 1000 typewriters = 1 Shakespeare paragraph (somewhere in there)
1000 whistles blown, 1000 decisions in Freo game = 1 correct decision (somewhere in there)
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Blue1red1 MRO 3 weeks 6 days ago #36

RM, just for a moment consider giving 1000 Monkeys 1000 Whistles - The possibilities are endless :)
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Raglan Matt MRO 3 weeks 6 days ago #37

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B1, we would definately be no worse off at Freo, I can guarantee that. Even a thousand monkeys would be better than Dean & Nathan.
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Walter the baker MRO 3 weeks 6 days ago #38

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any one notice the free kick count at quarter time in that last game? (Something like 11-1 Freo’s way). It set us up for an important win.
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rogerrocks MRO 3 weeks 6 days ago #39

If you are dominating a quarter (as we were in the 1st against Hawthorn), and you are playing a team of wanna-be thugs, then they will give away lots of frees, and they did.

But I have a way of determining the quality of the umpiring.

If I think it favoured us, then it favoured us outrageously.
If I think it was entirely fair, then it favoured us.
If I think they are a bit biased towards the opposition, then the umpiring is fair.
If I'm hoarse from screaming abuse at them, then we are getting shafted.
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jezzaargh MRO 3 weeks 6 days ago #40

why on earth do people expect a 50-50 free kick count?
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The_Yeti MRO 3 weeks 6 days ago #41

I don't think they do, jezzaargh.

I think what most people want is consistency. Both teams are supposed to play under the same rules but that is pretty hard to come by and has been for a long time.

The AFL have not addressed the inconsistencies just the optics. As long as they are not getting heaps of bad publicity, they take no action.

I, like a great many others I suspect, have no real problem with umps making mistakes if they make the same mistakes both ways.

We had an 11 - 1 free kick count in the first quarter and all of the kicks were legitimately awarded due to Hawthorn's thuggish behaviour. I can also point to a few that were missed. Hawthorn's behaviour continued for the rest of the game but the umpiring completely changed and Hawthorn got the majority of frees for the rest of the game.

Not only can we not get consistent umpiring across a season but we cannot expect consistency in the same game. We're always being told that we have to respect the umpire but given some of absolutely and obviously biased umpiring in game after game, that becomes an impossibility.

This is not any kind of rant about umps hating Freo. We play one game each weekend. The other eight games suffer from exactly the same problems. Some teams seem to get the rub of the green every weekend, some teams / players are allowed to do things that see other players penalised - look at Dusty with his high fend offs, Carlton with their blocking tactics and throwing, slimers with their never getting pinged for HTB

I don't care if the umps make mistakes. I do care if they're inconsistent to the point where one team gets a pretty big advantage.
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freo00 MRO 3 weeks 6 days ago #42

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