I am sick and tired of the media saying “players make mistakes but we don’t get stuck into them like we do with the umpires”. Bullshit we don’t, we get right into them.
And I am sick of people saying “umpiring is the toughest job on the field” or it is very very hard to be an umpire. Bullshit again, the umpire just needs to look in front of him, that is all and call what he sees. A player, when he is in possession of the ball, can get hit from 360 degrees and has to work out the best option, the umpire only has one option.
Umpiring the game is easy, they (and the AFL) over complicate it with adding in “umpires interpretation”.
If you see a hold, pay it. If you’re not sure, don’t pay it.
HTB: If he has had prior opportunity then there is no “it came out in the tackle”.