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Six talking points from AFL Rounds 10-11

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Six talking points from AFL Rounds 10-11

I am pointing out decisions that happen in most games that are inconsistently umpired. I have never said they cost us the game because they did not, but just pointing out my frustration at what I am seeing happening in most games.

Six talking points from AFL Rounds 10-11

Liam, I could add the ‘out of bounds’ free paid against Curnow as well. He was about 5 metres inside from the boundary line, surrounded by a couple of Eagles players, doesn’t have time to see what’s up the ground and just hooks the ball up the ground. If the ball bounces the other way it stays in but it bounced out & the umpire calls it deliberate.

Six talking points from AFL Rounds 10-11

The free paid against a Levi in a ruck contest 10 metres out from our goal was also very doubtful. Both players had their arms partially wrapped around each other & all Levi did was use his strength to move the other player.

Six talking points from AFL Rounds 10-11

According to a Teague Dow was best player in the ‘seconds’ game so is likely to be considered for selection next week. Will be interesting to see if he has improved, especially his disposal efficiency.

Six talking points from AFL Rounds 10-11

Understand what you are saying DTM. Even if SPS had had swung his not fully free left arm in a way to show he was trying to punch the ball it wouldn’t have made a difference because Darling had his arm wrapped around SPS arm which had the ball.
The frustration I get is when players try to get the ball out but an opposition player drags it back in & the umpires still penalise the player for not attempting to get rid of the ball.

Six talking points from AFL Rounds 10-11

No argument there Essence. We definitely need an explosive mid and also a consistent forward line that play multiple games together instead of changing nearly every game because of injuries. Would love to have McKay & Curnow playing as many games together like Kennedy & Darling have.
As for handballs, West Coast had 105 & Carlton 100 but you are right regarding some of the kicking turnovers.

Six talking points from AFL Rounds 10-11

WCE, West Coast won the game in the back half of the 3rd quarter & early in the last when they kicked 5 or 6 goals. Not saying the umpiring was the difference as it was a 14 – 12 total but I was frustrated that Carlton laid 17 tackles inside 50 & didn’t receive 1 free kick. West Coast laid 10 tackles inside 50 & got 3 free kicks including the 2 very doubtful ones against SPS which resulted in a couple of goals. This new ‘holding the ball’ version by the umpires just confuses me because it has become so inconsistent for all teams & players don’t seem to know how the umpires are going to adjudicate the rule.

Six talking points from AFL Rounds 10-11

Probably.

My preview of Port versus Richmond

Knee surgery. A small ITB (iliotibial band) release procedure.

My preview of Port versus Richmond

Funny article Les.

Collingwood again on the wrong side of the AFL and its minions

I remember it and considered it a dog act by Scott & Michael. If a player has an injury then it is fair to tackle him when he is in contact with the ball. It is when opposition players target an injury of a player off the ball that I classify as a dog act.

Jake Carlisle slammed for Steven Baker-esque low act

Dog act.

Jake Carlisle slammed for Steven Baker-esque low act

Pretty sure Clarkson will instruct his players to play a physically hard & defensive game against the Blues. Teague needs to tell the players to play the way they did against the Bulldogs – keep the ball moving quickly, especially into the fwd 50.

Carlton vs Hawthorn and Essendon vs Brisbane: Friday night forecast

It is alleged the reason they went to Melbourne was to steal luxury handbags.

The AFL's grand final venue choice might decide the premiership - just like any other year

One of them is not telling authorities where she has been since returning to Brisbane so they cannot contact any venues where she might have gone to. One of them worked as a cleaner at a College and worked there for 3 days before being diagnosed.

The AFL's grand final venue choice might decide the premiership - just like any other year

All they got was a $4k fine.

Sydney clubs forced to leave home early after Queensland border closure

Liam, the new cases in Qld relate to 2 girls who travelled to Melbourne, got infected and lied to authorities when they returned to Brisbane. They have already infected a friend and were out in the public before being tested. This could possibly cause a big spike in Qld. now.

The AFL's grand final venue choice might decide the premiership - just like any other year

Too true Paul. All the Qld. LNP have done is argue against the restrictions the Government has applied.

Sydney clubs forced to leave home early after Queensland border closure

They should isolate those two in jail.

Sydney clubs forced to leave home early after Queensland border closure

Doc, I may be wrong but wasn’t the succession plan put into place so Buckley wouldn’t go to assist at another club? From my understanding most players who want to become a coach go to other clubs because they feel they need to learn things that they might not learn by staying at the club they have played with. I don’t have any problems with Buckley’s coaching but perhaps if he had gone to say Hawthorn or Geelong as an assistant for a couple of years learning things from Clarkson or Thompson he might be even better.

2020 must be Nathan Buckley's last year as Collingwood coach

So Walters can flop because the umpires give him nothing. Did I see Walters stage one tonight?

Six talking points from AFL Round 8

Oh Donnie you are a funny man. You bagged Murphy saying he has no pride or respect how footy is played and I point out Walters flop which was 10 times worse. So come on Donnie tell me what you think about Walters flopping.

Six talking points from AFL Round 8

What are talking about Don. Walters fined last year for staging for a free kick – are you denying it? You make a remark about Murphy having no pride or respect, so you must think the same about Walters eh.

Six talking points from AFL Round 8