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    Thumbs up Congratulations Shane Mcinerney-500 games

    This weekend Shane Mcinerney umpires his 500th game of AFL footy. I don't usually make a big fuss about the umps but 500 games is an unbelievable achievement.


    So well done on 500 games Shane. You flog.
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    Tough job with no love. Great achievement.
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    Re: congratulations Shane Mcinerney-500 games

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    This weekend Shane Mcinerney umpires his 500th game of AFL footy. I don't usually make a big fuss about the umps but 500 games is an unbelievable achievement.


    So well done on 500 games Shane. You flog.
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-...ecord/11284038


    This was in the lead up to his record breaking game, which happened to be our game against Geelong.

    In the article he estimates he's covered around 7500 kilometres during his career.

    Australian football is not just demanding on the players, the umpires have to be able to keep up with the action as well.

    When you consider that this is Shane's 26th year as an AFL umpire, that is astounding durability.

    EDIT: Just read the article through to the end, and it mentions his 'biggest call' being in the 2009 semi-final between Collingwood and Adelaide.

    I remember it well. He pinged Ben Rutten for a hold on Jack Anthony, who ended up kicking the winning goal.

    The best part of it was the Adelaide supporters going on about being robbed, with the only problem being Shane got it 100% right. It was as clear a hold as you'll ever see. Even the MMM commentators were saying what a good decision it was.

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    I'm still raw with the 2009 pre-lim. Plus there's an argument of quality of games umpired vs number of games umpired. In 24 years he's umpired only 2 grand finals, which were years a part, and the last one was 12 years ago in 2007. I guess that shocker in the 2009 prelim cost him a grand final too. But you can't deny 500 games is a big number.
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    Rot in hell you fluorescent rabbit.
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    Re: Congratulations Shane Mcinerney-500 games

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    I'm still raw with the 2009 pre-lim. Plus there's an argument of quality of games umpired vs number of games umpired. In 24 years he's umpired only 2 grand finals, which were years a part, and the last one was 12 years ago in 2007. I guess that shocker in the 2009 prelim cost him a grand final too. But you can't deny 500 games is a big number.
    I'm going to be blunt here, I'm dirtier on Brian Lake for that incident than I am on McInerney.

    He knew exactly what Nick Riewoldt was like and Riewoldt sucked him in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westdog54 View Post
    I'm going to be blunt here, I'm dirtier on Brian Lake for that incident than I am on McInerney.

    He knew exactly what Nick Riewoldt was like and Riewoldt sucked him in.
    Sure. But maybe equal blame on that one, neither should have done it especially Brian. My real gripe is the holding the ball decision in the first quarter on Ryan Hargrave who had kicked it seconds before the decisions, a disgusting and completely wrong decision. We had controlled the game and that free led to St Kilda getting their first goal. Momentum killer for us, who knows what kind of bigger lead we could've amassed had that not happened. Maybe Hough to win, who knows. The diving decision was just salt in the wound. Clearly the umpiring bosses didn't believe his prelim warranted a grand final.
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    When my sister and I were leaving that 2009 prelim, we were grabbed by a bloke who exclaimed: you guys were robbed, I’ve never seen such terrible umpiring. The bloke was Mark “Choco” Williams.
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    Re: Congratulations Shane Mcinerney-500 games

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    Sure. But maybe equal blame on that one, neither should have done it especially Brian. My real gripe is the holding the ball decision in the first quarter on Ryan Hargrave who had kicked it seconds before the decisions, a disgusting and completely wrong decision. We had controlled the game and that free led to St Kilda getting their first goal. Momentum killer for us, who knows what kind of bigger lead we could've amassed had that not happened. Maybe Hough to win, who knows. The diving decision was just salt in the wound. Clearly the umpiring bosses didn't believe his prelim warranted a grand final.
    Can't remember which umpire called it - the deliberate OOB against Aker in the vital last quarter. That was a joke, he kicked the ball 50 metres up the ground - the ball is oval shaped and ca bounce anywhere.

    Saints got a free and two kicks later Riewoldt kicks a goal
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    Re: Congratulations Shane Mcinerney-500 games

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    This weekend Shane Mcinerney umpires his 500th game of AFL footy. I don't usually make a big fuss about the umps but 500 games is an unbelievable achievement.


    So well done on 500 games Shane. You flog.
    When you posted this you had briefly forgotten about the 2009 prelim, hadn't you?
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    Re: Congratulations Shane Mcinerney-500 games

    Quote Originally Posted by azabob View Post
    When you posted this you had briefly forgotten about the 2009 prelim, hadn't you?
    Been and gone. I get more upset at the players in the cold hard light of day really
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