TOPIC: Welcome Back Plus Get Lost

Awake Welcome Back Plus Get Lost 1 month 2 weeks ago #43

Awake
Jezza, it's a mate's. He dropped it after ingesting an illegal substance. I swooped like a seagull on a chip. Took me three months to get it to fit as my noggin is a phrenologist's dream. But I stuck at it.
The member's hat is another story.
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shane Welcome Back Plus Get Lost 1 month 2 weeks ago #44

shane
I loved the big build half time build up last week with the Kevin Parker number...countdown to the bounce. The crowd fired up. 3...2...1... and then Ray buggers up the bounce and has to start again.

They should have started the song again and made him do it properly.
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themagoos Welcome Back Plus Get Lost 1 month 2 weeks ago #45

themagoos
There's a science to bagging umps, and Polly's nailed it - hypothesis - test - confirmation. Like him, moments before Deano gave his first free in front of goals to a suns player yesterday, my mate and I turned to each other and said - any second now. And then, there it was.

Like that Derby we lost a few years ago by 8 points, when we were leading by 13 points at quarter time. Same mate, same test. Two free kicks to Darling in front of goals straight after quarter time and then some more. Worse still was Hurn being asked on 6PR why Margetts had run up and patted him on the bum, and had a chuckle with him. Hurn said, 'Oh, Deano, he just let me know why he had to give a free against me (there's so much wrong with that statement I don't know where to begin.)

There's a reason him and Dalgleish aren't allowed to umpire Eagles games together, as investigated by the AFL who are chary of bagging umpires.
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okeedokee Welcome Back Plus Get Lost 1 month 2 weeks ago #46

okeedokee
FTO. Thanks for your 'different ' perspective on our least favourite umpire. Fair enough opinion.

I won't have any long drawn out say about the umps or Margetts in particular. I'll leave that to the others who say it better than me.
Except that sometimes it seems that they (umpires) just know how to manipulate a game
when ignoring obvious frees or making them up to 'even up ' the free kick count.

Nah, I agree with Polly. Margetts hates us.
Over the years when a derby is coming up, and Margetts is one of the umps , you can bet your bottom. dollar we would be more than likely facing a loss.
That's my 'cognitive bias' opinion.

Oh and by the way what's a phrenologist?
Never mind.

One last thing, this post didn't come from Morgan. So there's no need to 'you beaut'.
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Corporal Agarn Welcome Back Plus Get Lost 1 month 2 weeks ago #47

Corporal Agarn
Ahh Hypen, modesty's a curse.
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jezzaargh Welcome Back Plus Get Lost 1 month 2 weeks ago #48

jezzaargh
Darth - I’m not a big fan of the idea of celebrity umpires.

But, when it comes to this idea of “bias against Freo” - could the problem be some supporters are only seeing what they want to see, as a possible obsessive compulsion? I reckon there’s a fair bit of confirmation bias across sports fans in all codes...
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FDB Welcome Back Plus Get Lost 1 month 2 weeks ago #49

FDB
There’s confirmation bias, and then there’s bias confirmation.
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Walter the baker Welcome Back Plus Get Lost 1 month 2 weeks ago #50

Walter the baker
Hyper, I like your analogy “I was a terrible accountant. Scatter brain. Just was. Hopefully like Dean, I'm an ok bloke. It doesn't change the fact you wouldn't want me knocking out your management accounts.”

Developing the same analogy, how would an accountant feel if someone said they were cooking the books or making deliberate decisions to disadvantage their clients. Some accountants (umpires) are not as good as others, but it’s a whole different thing to say they are corrupt and lack integrity.
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shane Welcome Back Plus Get Lost 1 month 2 weeks ago #51

shane
If someone made that accusation, please let me know because I will remove it.
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cletus Welcome Back Plus Get Lost 1 month 2 weeks ago #52

cletus
Is there a thought out there that an umpire's feelings might be being hurt???!!!

I've been in enough umpire changerooms, unfortunately, (city & country) to know that some of these blokes are the thickest skinned , unwavering, opinionated b.....ds you'll ever meet.

And a fair chunk of them like the attention, love the power, and, yep, some of them relish knowing that they are 'a main part of the show'.

Few of them are 'shrinking violets', and if they were, they wouldn't last in the caper. There is a heck of a lot of 'Razor Rays' out there, thats all I'm saying.....

You've all experienced the 'type'...

The ones you respect, are the ones who consistently apply the rules. Thats all you can ask from an umpire, that, and, a bit of discretion here & there.

Ones who make errors too often, I don't respect....and, if I may say so, the amount of respect you have as an umpire - one way or the other - from players & supporters, is well earnt.!
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pollyanna Welcome Back Plus Get Lost 1 month 2 weeks ago #53

pollyanna
I only YouBeauted Okee's post because Morgan didn't write it.
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Raglan Matt Welcome Back Plus Get Lost 1 month 2 weeks ago #54

Raglan Matt
If you reckon it's cognitive bias, watch yesterdays third quarter again. Nothing cognitive about it. Last weeks performance by Williamson was of a similar ilk, and made our task almost impossible.

WTB, i had an accountant who cooked the books, and pretty much got away with a slap on the wrist with limp lettuce, so I can see Hypen's analogy from both sides.
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hypen Welcome Back Plus Get Lost 1 month 2 weeks ago #55

hypen
Unfortunately, it wasn't an analogy. More of a real thing.
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shane Welcome Back Plus Get Lost 1 month 2 weeks ago #56

shane
Hypen's Law
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