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    Quote Originally Posted by ugg View Post
    What are you complaining about?
    Misreporting and bias. I have told them it's akin to Fox News, where opinion gets confused with fact and not ABC like at all (and to everyone, no politically charged responses to this please). It's worth a shot to hopefully get a response from the usually excellent Nicholson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevoswan View Post
    Misreporting and bias. I have told them it's akin to Fox News, where opinion gets confused with fact and not ABC like at all (and to everyone, no politically charged responses to this please). It's worth a shot to hopefully get a response from the usually excellent Nicholson.
    If you complain of bias or inaccuracy, it will likely go to Editorial Policies for investigation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevoswan View Post
    Misreporting and bias. I have told them it's akin to Fox News, where opinion gets confused with fact and not ABC like at all (and to everyone, no politically charged responses to this please). It's worth a shot to hopefully get a response from the usually excellent Nicholson.
    But it is an opinion piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugg View Post
    But it is an opinion piece.
    But his opinion that the call was 'not 15' is being reported as a fact. It is not a fact.....it is wrong. Like most Vic sports journo's, he has not done his research, he has just jumped on a clickbait bandwagon as if it is fact.....maybe an 'alternative fact'?

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    The AFL said the umpire incorrectly called 'not 15', so I don't see how that's a wrong statement by the author.

    'Should've been paid a mark': Umpires boss admits error

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugg View Post
    The AFL said the umpire incorrectly called 'not 15', so I don't see how that's a wrong statement by the author.

    'Should've been paid a mark': Umpires boss admits error
    Another damning indictment of those who are supposed to be 'in the know'......and just further AFL incompetence, tinged with Vic bias. It is obvious to anyone with ears that the umpire was screaming 'touched, play on'.

    This is to everyone: enough now of this apologising for winning a game of footy! We were owed this.....many times over.

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    The AFL idiot (umpires boss) who did the assessment should have also added "but we've assessed the entire game and found a number of decisions unfairly favoured Geelong and lead to goals to them, so overall, this 'error' did not effect the result of the game."

    But the AFL is not in the habit of appeasing interstate fans......just the heartland.

    If this is how the 'umpires boss' sees the game then it is easy to see why the umpiring is of such a low standard and prone to bias.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevoswan View Post
    The AFL idiot (umpires boss) who did the assessment should have also added "but we've assessed the entire game and found a number of decisions unfairly favoured Geelong and lead to goals to them, so overall, this 'error' did not effect the result of the game."

    But the AFL is not in the habit of appeasing interstate fans......just the heartland.

    If this is how the 'umpires boss' sees the game then it is easy to see why the umpiring is of such a low standard and prone to bias.
    All this umpire talk has been a real inspiration. Ludwig has already gone into production of a new clothing line. As usual, discounts will be available for RWO members.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludwig View Post
    All this umpire talk has been a real inspiration. Ludwig has already gone into production of a new clothing line. As usual, discounts will be available for RWO members.



    I can see a few umpires buying the second one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dejavoodoo44 View Post
    I can see a few umpires buying the second one.
    But no Swans fans.....maybe Dogs fans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevoswan View Post
    The AFL idiot (umpires boss) who did the assessment should have also added "but we've assessed the entire game and found a number of decisions unfairly favoured Geelong and lead to goals to them, so overall, this 'error' did not effect the result of the game."

    But the AFL is not in the habit of appeasing interstate fans......just the heartland.

    If this is how the 'umpires boss' sees the game then it is easy to see why the umpiring is of such a low standard and prone to bias.
    Yep! Geelong's first goal was from a mark from a kick that was nowhere near 15 metres. They got a goal from a free kick against Lloyd that just wasn't there. That's just two occasions where we were screwed by umpiring decisions but no mention of those howlers anywhere beside here on RWO.

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