Wizard33
Time for Dockers fans to say enough is enough.

https://www.change.org/p/gillon-mclachlan-dean-margetts-jeff-daglish-no-more-derby-umpiring-games?recruiter=873538371&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition

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anchorman
If people think that a petition to ban them is what you think will stop it happening,I shake my head.It will not happen and maybe make it even worse.
I was as riled up as anyone at the game, but I watched the replay last night and there may have been two holding the balls not paid.But the worst one was the trip to Walters, which was what caused his injury.
Sign away all you like, there is no way that the AFL will take any notice.

2x25=Seinor&Michael.

29 = 353.

Improver one,Taylin Duman.

Improver two, Brett Bewley.
Smokey, Tobe Watson.
 

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Purple Heart
anchorman wrote:
If people think that a petition to ban them is what you think will stop it happening,I shake my head.It will not happen and maybe make it even worse.
I was as riled up as anyone at the game, but I watched the replay last night and there may have been two holding the balls not paid.But the worst one was the trip to Walters, which was what caused his injury.
Sign away all you like, there is no way that the AFL will take any notice.


I’d love to think that a petition would bring about change, but I know beyond a doubt that it wouldn’t.

Unless the Docker’s hierarchy are prepared to put together a montage of Margett’s biased decisions over the seasons, and present them to the AFL, then it is highly unlikely that anything will ever be done about him.

I hate this feeling of helplessness which comes from biased umpiring as much as anyone. Our only small consolation currently is that he is unlikely to ever umpire a GF (the ultimate umpiring goal) given his propensity to favour one team over another.

What is blatant to us, must be blatant to others and he would not be highly regarded in umpiring circles.
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adam kiwi
I'd suggest phoning talkback on the east coast rather than a petition, and talk about the trip to Walters, over and over and make that the issue. Then it might sink in to AFL house, but don't hold your breath. 
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Goby
A petition might not activate a change but it might have an influence on it if it is backed up with an organised campaign.  And as Adam said a radio blitz would be a good start.

The issue here is you are going up against the perception that supporters are bias in their views on umpiring.  

You have no stats or facts on your petition. How many free kicks have they paid to west coast v Fremantle and how does that compare with other opposition v fremantle. How many unfair decisions have been made over the journey (say five years) and how has that impacted on Fremantle's win or loss record against west coast?

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