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    Re: The Umpiring Whinge Thread - Say it and feel better

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    Maybe he should’ve played better. But that list ain’t going anywhere if the loss is about umpiring. Plenty of other things he should be focusing on, that’s within his control and the teams control.
    It's more than a bit ironic that if an umpire makes a couple of wrong calls he gets called out but if our players miss what should be easy shots it's somewhat accepted. The umpires are often just an easy target after a loss.
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    Re: The Umpiring Whinge Thread - Say it and feel better

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    It's more than a bit ironic that if an umpire makes a couple of wrong calls he gets called out but if our players miss what should be easy shots it's somewhat accepted. The umpires are often just an easy target after a loss.
    We’ve been lucky so far that easy misses haven’t hurt us this finals series. At 3/4 time we were going at 35% accuracy. I don’t want it to hurt us next week. Finals accuracy:

    Good: Weightman 5.1, Naughton 4.0, Smith 4.0, Schache 3.0, Libba 2.0

    Average: Hannan 3.3

    Poor: Vandermeer 1.3, Bontempelli 0.3
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    Re: The Umpiring Whinge Thread - Say it and feel better

    Don't piss off old people
    The older we get the less "LIFE IN PRISON" is a deterrent...

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    Re: The Umpiring Whinge Thread - Say it and feel better

    very funny and not far from the truth
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    Re: The Umpiring Whinge Thread - Say it and feel better

    Big job for umpires, 36 blokes on a field 4 – 5 acres. The ground is too big and 36 is too many players. Shorten the length by bringing both sets of goal posts, say, 35 metres closer to the centre. You’d have to bring the wings in, too, say 35 metres each. That way you don’t need a centre line or flankers. You’d need to straighten the boundaries because the ball goes out of play too much. Get rid of the behind posts, it’s the 21st century, players are good kicks now and being able to kick the ball through at any height makes scoring too easy, so put a bar across the goals so that any ball that goes over the bar is a no score. Get rid of the egg shaped ball, the irregular bounce and change of direction is too confusing for TV viewers and the umpires. Having 3 umpires is spreading the talent too thin but with the changes, you could get away with one. If you replace the egg shaped ball with a round ball, then you’d have a game where the umpires couldn’t influence the result and to reduce the incidence of concussion and clubs being sued by ex players, ban tackling and touching the ball with the hands.

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