I have been so obssessed with how we were treated last week and the fact that we all called out the fact we knew we would get murdered by the umps, I just had to know who was umpring our game this week.
So here we go.
Don’t know Hosking or Mitchell, and Shaun Ryan is typically a very good umpire. So great news!
In other news, Fisher and Pannell are umpiring together again, the Roos v Dees game.
I read the comments here before I saw the North game (was working on Saturday). I’ve got to say, I thought the responses in the game day thread were pretty hysterical. Watching the game, I though they missed one or two doozies of ours, but were generally on the money. Some of the whining over pretty fair interpretations was (in hindsight) pretty atrocious.
People over react when Essington turn up. Every missed call is amplified and I think it’s just manifesting itself in people being frustrated over Essington. If we were up by 10 goals no one would overly care.
You say overreaction. I say 15 posters posting the same thing in a 2 minute time frame so it seems exacerbated to someone not actively watching the game or reading it after the match. ergo you’re wrong.
Shaun Ryan is good because he understands his place in the game, i.e. a great performance from him is being oblivious to the crowd. The worst umpires typically are those with the opposite perspective - they tend to have egos and feel the need to stamp their impact the game.
That JoeDan mark would have been paid to Brown, so yes, it was ■■■■■■
Also before the 50, the high against hepp, hepp had the ball, nobody had really hit anybody, nothing had happened, at all, was just bewilderment, it was at the first point we’d shown any momentum too, and kicked away to a 17 point lead…was so strange, before 2 seconds had even passed, free kick, then north players all stream forward, raz is a little late because nobody has the ■■■■■■■ brightest idea what the ■■■■ is going on
happened vs freo multiple times as well, whistle goes and nobody just has a fkn clue whats going on
wasn’t as noticeable in the last few years, but this year, just baffling incompetence / bias