Here are the three incidents from the weekend thanks to Channel Nine Sunday footy show:
The two Melbourne papers reported on Matthew Llyods comments on the Footy Show:
I reckon if Robert Murphy goes for that, all players would question whether you bother hip-and-shouldering because a goal might get lower or you might be hip-and-shouldering Brent Harvey and he’s so much smaller than you,” Lloyd said on Channel Nine’s Sunday Footy Show yesterday.
The league told clubs any bump causing forceful contact to an opponent’s head or neck would be reportable as rough conduct unless the offender had a realistic alternative to either contest for the ball, tackle or make an acceptable shepherd.
Now the first comment is incouraging in that it would suggest that the players are learning! How many of these incidents have to happen before they understand that when you go for a bump, the head is off limits and its your responsiblity to not hit it.
I have seen it said that Murphy should get off, but in some ways (not all just this point) his is the worst as the player he bumps is higher then all the others meaning he has to make a more deliberate move to get Ellis in the head.
In my opinion the most likely to get off (and I don’t think he will) is Waters as he at least touches the ball in his bump.
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