MRP - 2019 Same-same, but different


#81

You just know Ablett will get off with a fine.

  1. He was reported by the umpire on the spot.
  2. Both his feet were off the ground when he made contact, but it was not a marking contest.
  3. His forearm was raised. This was no “hip and shoulder bump”
  4. He made contact with Shiel in the neck, but had aimed for his head.

It was a deliberate act. Not reckless.

In spite of all that, you just know Ablett will get off with a fine.


#82

Wasn’t much in it really. Shiel didn’t need to leave the ground. Hard to see how that force would get somebody suspended. Grimes got a week for similar on Elliot, Elliot at least actually had to go off for assessment.


#83

Yeah, it is more the outcome they look at when determining suspension. A fine is all it will be.


#84

By the rules hes gone.

(B) CLASSIFICATION OF CERTAIN STRIKES
For the purpose of these Guidelines all Players should note that the following
factors are considered when determining the classification of a Striking offence:
Intent: Notwithstanding any other part of these Guidelines, the fact that an act
of striking occurred behind the play or off the ball or during a break in play or with
a raised forearm or elbow is usually conclusive that the strike was intentional.

Impact: Notwithstanding any other part of these guidelines, any Careless or
Intentional strike which is of an inherently dangerous kind and/or where there is a
potential to cause serious injury (such as a strike with a raised elbow or forearm)
will usually not be classified as Low Impact even though the extent of the actual
physical impact may be low. Such strikes will usually be classified at a higher level
commensurate with the nature and extent of the risk of serious injury involved.


#85

If he gets offered a week they’ll appeal and he’ll get off. And rightly so. Because that shouldn’t constitute a suspension.


#86

Right, so the message they want to send out is that its OK for players to becomes snipers and fly through the air with forearm up and intentionally hit the oppositions best ball winner in the head.


#87

they cant do that though.

Would be embarrassing to overrule there own rules.


#88

Instead the message that they will send out is, there is one set of rules for journeymen and another for champions of the game.

PS, but I guess we all knew that already.


#89

Fine at worst but more importantly is what is the penalty from the FRP (Folou Review Panel).
Is it a sinnable offence and does he escape with eternal damnation or just a few months in hell?


#90

I know you are joking but. There is no “eternal damnation” On death, your brain dies and your consciousness disappears forever. All the rest of that religious mumbo jumbo claiming heaven, hell, 40 virgins and whatever else is complete and utter rubbish.


#91

that’s quite the bow you’ve drawn. Congrats.


#92

SHAME ON ANYONE WHO CHEERS A SNIPER.


#93

Strange coincidence that he went for Shiel. Maybe he saw Shiel as possibly getting more Brownlow votes than him. After all they say that Ablett might win the Brownlow this year.


#94

Apparently there can be no fine. It’s either matches or nothing so looks like he will cop nothing


#95

They’ll just withdraw the charge on insufficient force.

Others have gone for less, but it wasn’t THAT bad.

What irked me more was it looked like he was complaining to Shiel afterwards as if he’d taken a dive or milked it.


#96

Shiel went to ground and took a couple of minutes to get up and the footage clearly shows GAJ elbowing him.

Based on the below rule he’s gone.

(B) CLASSIFICATION OF CERTAIN STRIKES
For the purpose of these Guidelines all Players should note that the following
factors are considered when determining the classification of a Striking offence:
Intent: Notwithstanding any other part of these Guidelines, the fact that an act
of striking occurred behind the play or off the ball or during a break in play or with
a raised forearm or elbow is usually conclusive that the strike was intentional.

Impact: Notwithstanding any other part of these guidelines, any Careless or
Intentional strike which is of an inherently dangerous kind and/or where there is a
potential to cause serious injury (such as a strike with a raised elbow or forearm)
will usually not be classified as Low Impact even though the extent of the actual
physical impact may be low . Such strikes will usually be classified at a higher level
commensurate with the nature and extent of the risk of serious injury involved.


#97

And nothing for dropping the knees gently into someone’s back as well, then apologising.


#98

Gary has just reached that grumpy old man stage of his football career.

Ah the memories.


#99

I missed that. Who did it?


#100

Ablett did that to Redman