Uncle Wally
Shuey milked that final free kick last night.  No way was that a high tackle - he wriggled his way down and managed to dupe the umpire.  He's a cheat.  Port Adelaide has every right to feel robbed of a probable win.  Sure, Port blew their chances and should have had the game won by then, but that was an appalling and cruel way for Port to be eliminated from the finals series in what was a very intense match.  What's more the Eagles fans will probably be gloating for the next week, not to mention our local media.  Hopefully the length and intensity of this match will take it's toll on the Eagles when they line up in Sydney next week.
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Purple Heart
Uncle Wally wrote:
Shuey milked that final free kick last night.  No way was that a high tackle - he wriggled his way down and managed to dupe the umpire.  He's a cheat.  Port Adelaide has every right to feel robbed of a probable win.  Sure, Port blew their chances and should have had the game won by then, but that was an appalling and cruel way for Port to be eliminated from the finals series in what was a very intense match.  What's more the Eagles fans will probably be gloating for the next week, not to mention our local media.  Hopefully the length and intensity of this match will take it's toll on the Eagles when they line up in Sydney next week.


SPOT ON UNCLE!!!!!!

Shuey did what he always does to get a free kick, and that is, he crosses one leg over the other and he raises his elbow so the tackler's hands move up to his neck. It has worked time and time again for him. He is an out and out cheat and an absolute blight on the game.

If the Eagles and the WA media think that this kind of cheating is acceptable to everyone they need to think again. The controversy it has caused has forced the AFL to come out and say that in spite of Polec's initial tackle not being high, it finished up high, so the free kick was correctly awarded. However, this justification is in direct contrast to their earlier statement at the beginning of the season that any free kick awarded for a high tackle is dependent on the initial point of contact only. That was meant to address the entrenched elbow raising antics of Shuey and Selwood during tackles. This is what Dermot and Lewis were going on about last night, so it's hard to understand the AFL's stance today. Maybe it's a case of the result can't be undone now.

So how do you compete with that? To reinforce just how bad and how often Shuey does this, someone on the BF site has posted four separate photos of him doing that action in four different games. In every game where he did it, he was awarded a free kick, which is sickening.

Right now the Eagles and their fan are congratulating themselves for winning that game, and of course, the WA media can barely contain themselves they are so excited, but it is a very hollow victory indeed when those are the antics you have to stoop to in order to get a win.

Switch off from all the hype Uncle. I won't watch one sport segment in the news this week. Unfortunately, there's no guarantees that GWS will beat them next week, so we could be in for more of the same. Shuey will do his trick, the umpires will continue to reward him for it, the Eagle fans will mindlessly rejoice their so called good fortune, and the WA media will relish every moment of it.


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Docker Fay
Fingers down the throat comes to mind, any wonder why my dislike is so intense for that mob.
They are the mafia of the AFL.  This has been a bone of contention with having to put up with this bending and ducking like they do and they get away with it, no one has the power to say or do anything to stop it because of heavy fines. Or worse
But it is far worse when it is done this end of the season, when so much is at stake.
Port know they lost that game of their own boot, but should never have gone out the way they did by default.
Purple heart is right with shuey and selwood .  They are a blight on our game.
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Purple Heart
I see on WAtoday that the AFL have dropped Chris Donlon who was the Umpire responsible for the decision to allow Shuey's head high free kick, even though Shuey had clearly raised his arm to bring it about.

According to the AFL, Donlon has been dropped to make way for more experienced Umpires in this week's Finals.

Says it all!!!
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anchorman
All night that free was not paid.Watch the Geelong V Tigers game Friday night, it wasn't paid.It was a shocking decision, and stole a heap from the game.A great game to watch, not a greatly skilled game I didn't think.But good viewing.
I watched and listened to 360 on Fox Monday night where Whately and Robinson discussed it.I was dumbfounded to hear Whately say that the action happened to quickly for the umpire to make any other decision!!!!!WTF. A seasoned umpire like Donlan to be sucked in like that is unbelievable.The AFL sent out a memo and video to ALL clubs, explaining what the NEW rule was.From watching games during the year it was obvious that the umpires were right on the ball with the new ruling, yet some how, an experienced umpire like Donlan, 219 games, can make a mockery of the rule by making up his own version.

2x25=Seinor&Michael.

29 = 353.

Improver one,Taylin Duman.

Improver two, Brett Bewley.
Smokey, Tobe Watson.
 

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Goby
Saw Cats last night and it looked like one of their young players was trying it also.  Selwood must help train it. 

No wonder why Chris Scott is always backing umpires, he is just doing the big suck so his boys get a break on their cheating. 

Selwood(s) sh$$ me to tears and Shuey winning the game on that free was disgusting. 

Selwood never keeps his feet.  Sydney were tackling him well though. 


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