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    Shallow boundary throw-ins

    I am over these big time. This season has seen an epidemic of them and the field umpires just look on like stunned mullets
    They can, and do result in gimmee goals.

    I remember a game in 1985 against North when Capuano either reacted more quickly or had a metre start - he just waltzed in, kicked a goal and North ended up winning by 3 points. I'm still bitter.
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    Re: Shallow boundary throw-ins

    It's probably getting to that time when the AFL has to look at Umpires as a whole going professional.
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    Re: Shallow boundary throw-ins

    Quote Originally Posted by merantau View Post
    I am over these big time. This season has seen an epidemic of them and the field umpires just look on like stunned mullets
    They can, and do result in gimmee goals.

    I remember a game in 1985 against North when Capuano either reacted more quickly or had a metre start - he just waltzed in, kicked a goal and North ended up winning by 3 points. I'm still bitter.
    It couldn't have been 1985. Don't think that I'm strange or anything but I remember for a fact that we beat North twice in 1985, once at VFL park by 26 points after trailing by 7 goals at quarter time. Simon Beasley (Sam Newman called him 'pink and shell like') kicked 5 and knocked Keith Greig senseless. I remember the score because I had a bet with my manager and gave him 4 goals in so I was pretty happy when Tony Buhagiar kicked a goal after the siren to cover the 4 goal spread. The other game was, oddly enough, also at VFL park (its the only instance I can find of two clubs playing both their H&A games in one season at VFL park) and we won by less than a goal.
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    Re: Shallow boundary throw-ins

    You sound more right than me. It was definitely at the G. A night game. I think it was in the last round and if we had won we would have ended the season on top for the first time.
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    Re: Shallow boundary throw-ins

    Quote Originally Posted by merantau View Post
    you sound more right than me. It was definitely at the g. A night game. I think it was in the last round and if we had won we would have ended the season on top for the first time.
    r22 1998.

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    Interestingly in 1998 we comfortably finished in 2nd spot with a 15/7 record and in 2016 we finished 7th with a (you guessed it) 15/7 record. Anybody who claims that 2016 was a lucky premiership is wrong.
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    Re: Shallow boundary throw-ins

    Thanks for the heads up TD. Was it in that game that James Cook cleaned up Robert Scott and Leon Cameron hit the post deep in time on which would have seen us hit the front?
    I have a good memory for incidents but the years are just all over the place like a dog's breakfast in a tumble drier.
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    Re: Shallow boundary throw-ins

    Quote Originally Posted by merantau View Post
    Thanks for the heads up TD. Was it in that game that James Cook cleaned up Robert Scott and Leon Cameron hit the post deep in time on which would have seen us hit the front?
    I have a good memory for incidents but the years are just all over the place like a dog's breakfast in a tumble drier.
    Cook definitely cleaned up Robert Scott in the r22 1998 game, but to be honest I can't remember the Capuano goal. I know it was Brent Harvey that ended up kicking the winner.

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