Someone asked how the umpires faired.
I thought they were pretty average. As per usual they lack the consistency across the 3 officials. Parnell had a hand full of his howlers but he was much better than usual.
The young bloke, looked like he was only recently promoted to the AFL, he lacked any understanding of flow or consistency. Ie. didn’t pay 50 meters when a St. Kilda player ran through the mark, but payed 50 meter penalty (and a goal) when Fantasia gave away a freekick in a marking contested.
He also payed a freekick in the goal square to st. Kilda, when Brown spoiled the contest and slightly grabbed an arm after the ball was spoiled. The hold had no influence on the marking contest.
Then up the other end 1 min late, the same thing happened to Tippa in a marking contest.
No free kick.