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Dalgety Carrington

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Womp womp womp…Grumpy Old Man Alert…womp womp womp

The AFL’s administration has failed and it must be changed

It beggars belief with a shallow analysis, at a closer look Fyfe’s arm first made contact with the upper arm of Lynch which resulted in it slipping up. Hence Lynch was barely impacted by the contact.

Fyfe does tend to brace more with his arm extended, quite possibly due to his history with shoulder issues, it’s a pretty ordinary technique meaning more potential for these kinds of incidences. But you also see just before Lynch knocks it away, Fyfe extending his arm out for the ball.

The AFL’s administration has failed and it must be changed

I agree with a lot of what you’re saying, the decision was a fair interpretation under the rules as they stand and I just don’t think what Rampe did is that big a deal at all.

Although I can also see why they want to discourage it (even though players leaping off goal posts adds a bit of theatre, it’s probably too far out there).

The AFL’s administration has failed and it must be changed

Abandoned the positive articles intention for the year already Ryan?

The reason why footy games don’t get celebrated as much, as it’s early in the season crucialness cycle, is because there’s more mileage in controversy, real or imagined and the AFL’s a big sport and big business for not just the AFL but for the media too. It’s also far easier to be critical than it is to find the positive and celebrate it.

The AFL’s administration has failed and it must be changed

Haha says the WC fan whose team has headed the frees for/frees against differentials for over a decade.

Fyfe, Ablett cleared by MRO

He actually bounced up off his upper arm, that and the ball was in play between them until Lynch knocked it on, paired with the minor impact the decision has some supporting logic.

Fyfe, Ablett cleared by MRO

Don’s free to do it, but it’s a pretty pointless exercise, other than to feed negative perceptions. It’s not going to convince anyone. Every supporter will have a higher awareness of their own team’s injuries and others complaining about their own teams’ won’t cut through (unless there’s some definitive statistical evidence to back it up).

There's only one AFL team we can trust with seven rounds in the books

C’mon anonboy, embrace your puppetality.

Boo-merang: Why booing will always return

Hahaha. Are there any decisions the tribunal doesn’t overturn? You’d be nuts not to appeal a MRO suspension if you were in clubland.

AFL community shocked with Ablett suspension

Walking past it again I see.

On your question, your contention was that the booing was never racially motivated. While my post really didn’t address that, trying to frame the argument with a yes or no question on whether there was any booing due to a perception of staging is fundamentally dishonest and an effort to run and hide.

There are plenty of people who stage and don’t get booed and certainly not to the degree and level that Goodes received.

The fever and pitch of the booing went way beyond theatre, served nothing other than fan petulance. As soon as it was perceived by the target as being racially motivated it served as enough reason to stop. Continuing such a pointless activity in the face of that only served to reinforce that perception.

Boo-merang: Why booing will always return

That’s a bit of quibbling you’re doing there though.

You’d have to question what he was trying to achieve in posting something like that on social media. It’s a fair stretch to consider he ever seriously thought that post was going to make anybody repent for who they are.

What it most likely achieved is to add further dehumanisation of a whole swathe of people because of who they were born as. It also served ostensibly to be a self-aggrandising act, placing him as judge over others and his judgements in front of his teammates and the organisation who paid him.

McGuire and Folau: Sins and punishment

XD Conflicted personality eh? But can you define “I don’t agree with a lot of stuff”? It seems the only things you don’t agree with yourself over anonboy is incidental stuff seemingly to throw off the scent.

Boo-merang: Why booing will always return

Adelaide seemed intent on prioritising defence from the get-go and got that extra man back. Freo started the game with an extended territorial advantage.

The Freo trio flying under the radar

They’ll sputter for a while yet, kicking into life here and there. A fully cohesive forward line rarely happens overnight, particularly when the new shiny star forward has had no preseason to speak of.

The Freo trio flying under the radar

Your side were playing the spare man back too anonboy and I’m pretty sure the Crows went with it first.

The Freo trio flying under the radar

It’s amazing that with 50 inside 50s each and with attacks boasting Walker, Betts, Lynch, Hogan, Walters amongst others couldn’t muster a 100 points between them in good conditions.

Both defences absolutely reigned supreme.

It wasn’t as if it was all that bad to watch either if you weren’t obsessed with goals and both sides strung together plenty of good footy. Sure you wouldn’t want every game like this, but that sort of game will likely stand both sides in good stead for the rest of the season, with defences as solid as that the midfield and attack can walk that much taller knowing they’ve got a great safety net.

From a Freo perspective, I’m looking forward to the forward line gelling more frequently as they become more embedded across the season.

The Freo trio flying under the radar

So you’re venturing along eh AD? The Adelaide Albatross is back in action?

Anybody who’s tipped Freo, time to change your tips.

The Roar's AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 7

I’d be more confident he stays at GWS. They’ve not offloaded all those players last year for nothing and GWS have seemed pretty confident on both Kelly and Coniglio whenever mentioned.

UPDATE: Josh Kelly puts pen to paper with Giants

Sorry you’ll have to be specific about what exactly is “mudslinging”.

You game play on here, which includes using a sock puppet wherever you want to muddy the waters or make it look like you’re not fully obsessed.

Like a political factionista it seems you can’t not put a slant and twist on everything. They’re peppered everywhere and just a few quick examples include trying to hide a double dip of players listed at the beginning of your “original” post up there or claims of a “soft draw” or that Freo have way more advantages than any other AFL team. As I say it’s amusing in overview, but in the detail it’s intellectually malnourished and pretty boring as it goes nowhere.

Nat Fyfe and David Mundy are thriving for the suddenly relevant Dockers

The game was already put to bed when the Bulldogs kicked about 4 points on the trot (mostly due to Freo shutting up shop and zoning off their backline).

With 7 minutes to go Freo were 29 points up and Freo had 10 behinds to the Dogs 11.

Nat Fyfe and David Mundy are thriving for the suddenly relevant Dockers

XD You’d have to produce some facts first for that to happen.

Second, your whole schtick has proven to be you don’t debate, you just copy and paste in a non sequitur fashion.

Nat Fyfe and David Mundy are thriving for the suddenly relevant Dockers

Pfft, winning and losing a game…what’s that to you compared to an i50 count? Don’t tell me you’ve forsaken the i50 count already?

Nat Fyfe and David Mundy are thriving for the suddenly relevant Dockers

Hahaha. “Great points”. What slinging mud?

Look they’re just your jaundiced slanted view, which oft-repeated experience has shown you’re unwilling to shift on or discuss in any meaningful or interesting way. Case in point, they’ve been refuted many times before yet you just continue to trot them out.

I thought you might give some credence to your ultimate stat of their i50 count. I mean the Bulldogs i50 count is off the charts, I’m not sure how you’ve rated them a bad side given how well they’ve done in your holy grail?

Nat Fyfe and David Mundy are thriving for the suddenly relevant Dockers

It’s a ridiculous hypothetical anonboy, given the number of weeks between now and the potential if of Sandi being available much could change form and injury wise.

The obvious answer (you could try and figure out yourself), is that whoever’s form, conditioning or injury allows it.

Further to that, it’s probably not ideal that Lobb rucks long term, given his preferences and you’d want Darcy in there at some stage so who do you drop out of them for Darcy? Same answer.

Nat Fyfe and David Mundy are thriving for the suddenly relevant Dockers

They’re your copy and paste and sock puppet, why don’t you cut them?

Nat Fyfe and David Mundy are thriving for the suddenly relevant Dockers