AFL Match Review Panel – Round 7 – Riemers got his tripping boots on

Not a lot of Match Review Incidents that I have heard about over the weekend and only one report from the in game reports so far. That one report sees the Bomber famous for his coloured boots, Kyle Reimers, reported for Tripping the Eagles Sam Butler in yesterdays games. Some comments I have seen suggest that Reimers should be fine for next weeks game. We will for todays MRP announcements and then wait on analysis on tonights game. Have you seen any issues that you think will be looked at?

UPDATE:

  • Monday 4:20pm: Match Review FIndings are in. Trengove and Richards are facing suspensions.  Schulz, Fyfe, Redden and Lovett-Murray have been charged but with offenses they can plea to no lost games.
  • Tuesday 10:30pm: Have added Video of the the MRP incidents. What did you think of the Trengove report? I am about to watch it for the first time. I will comment below.
  • Tuesday Midday: 3 challenging and three accepting. Trengove, Richards and Fyfe challenging. Redden, Lovett-Murry and Schulz accepted. Should be interesting.
  • Tuesday 4:20pm: BIG NEWS! Leigh Montagna has been offered 2 weeks reduced to 1 week if he takes the early plea for his bump on an Injured Ed Curnow last night. Details below. Added to this is a huge number of Malee fines.
  • Tuesday 7:30pm: Video of the Monday night incidents available here.
  • Tuesday 740pm: News in that Trengove found guilty and will miss 3 weeks now. More later
  • Wednesday 7am: It seems that the Dees went the whole hog to get him totally off and not tried a strategy to lessen the charge. Video report on the hearing below.
  • Wednesday 11pm: Seems there are reports that Melbourne will appeal the Trengove Tackle decision.
  • Wednesday 11:40pm: All the incidents from the Blues v Saints game have been accepted. Details below. The Saints also put out a really classy statement about the Montagna/Curnow incident:

    The St Kilda Football Club will not be challenging the Match Review Panel’s one match suspension of Leigh Montagna.

    The Saints midfielder said that he accepted the suspension, having apologised to the Carlton player involved directly yesterday morning.

    “It was definitely not my intention to cause any further distress to Curnow when I checked him while moving towards the contest (boundary throw-in).”

    “It was a split second decision taken with no malicious intent.”

    “I agree that it is unacceptable to make contact with an injured player, even in the direct field of play, and therefore accept the one-match suspension.”

  • Wednesday 12:45pm: Melbourne will appeal the Trengove decision. Now I have been wrong before and could be again but I feel this appeal will end up being totally for show and there will be no change to the decision.
Melbourne appealed the three-game suspension on three grounds:

  • the decision was so unreasonable that no Tribunal could have come to that decision having regard to the evidence;
  • the classification of the level of the offence was manifestly excessive;
  • the sanction imposed was manifestly excessive.
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Sanctions Accepted:

Leigh Montagna, St Kilda, has accepted a one-match sanction for making unreasonable or unnecessary contact with an injured player (Ed Curnow) during the first quarter of the Round Seven match between St Kilda and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Monday May 9, 2011.
Jason Gram, St Kilda, has accepted a $2100 sanction for a second offence for engaging in a melee during the first quarter break of the Round Seven match between St Kilda and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Monday May 9, 2011.
David Armitage, St Kilda, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee during the first quarter break of the Round Seven match between St Kilda and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Monday May 9, 2011.
Sam Gilbert, St Kilda, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee during the first quarter break of the Round Seven match between St Kilda and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Monday May 9, 2011.
Chris Judd, Carlton, has accepted an $1800 sanction for being the instigator of a melee during the first quarter break of the Round Seven match between Carlton and St Kilda, played at Etihad Stadium on Monday May 9, 2011.
Chris Judd, Carlton, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee during the first quarter break of the Round Seven match between Carlton and St Kilda, played at Etihad Stadium on Monday May 9, 2011.
Aaron Joseph, Carlton, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee during the first quarter break of the Round Seven match between Carlton and St Kilda, played at Etihad Stadium on Monday May 9, 2011.
Heath Scotland, Carlton, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee during the first quarter break of the Round Seven match between Carlton and St Kilda, played at Etihad Stadium on Monday May 9, 2011.
Mitch Robinson, Carlton, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee during the first quarter break of the Round Seven match between Carlton and St Kilda, played at Etihad Stadium on Monday May 9, 2011.
Marc Murphy, Carlton, has accepted a $1200 sanction for engaging in a melee during the first quarter break of the Round Seven match between Carlton and St Kilda, played at Etihad Stadium on Monday May 9, 2011.

VIDEO Review of the Tribinal hearing

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VIDEO of Incidents from the Monday Night Game

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Charges Laid:

Leigh Montagna, St Kilda, has been charged with misconduct in that he made unreasonable or unnecessary contact with an injured player (Ed Curnow) during the first quarter of the Round Seven match between St Kilda and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Monday May 9, 2011.

In summary, due to his existing poor record of carry-over points from within the last 12 months, his one-game suspension must remain at one game, if he accepts an early plea.

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the Carlton Football Club, the incident was classified as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has 93.75 points carried over from within the last 12 months, increasing the penalty to 218.75 points and a two-match sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 164.06 points and a one-match sanction.

Chris Judd, Carlton, has been charged with a first offence for misconduct in that he was the instigator of a melee during the first quarter break of the Round Seven match between Carlton and St Kilda, played at Etihad Stadium on Monday May 9, 2011.

In summary, he can accept an $1800 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for misconduct in being the instigator of a melee is a $2400 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to an $1800 sanction.

Chris Judd, Carlton, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee during the first quarter break of the Round Seven match between Carlton and St Kilda, played at Etihad Stadium on Monday May 9, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Aaron Joseph, Carlton, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee during the first quarter break of the Round Seven match between Carlton and St Kilda, played at Etihad Stadium on Monday May 9, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Heath Scotland, Carlton, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee during the first quarter break of the Round Seven match between Carlton and St Kilda, played at Etihad Stadium on Monday May 9, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Mitch Robinson, Carlton, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee during the first quarter break of the Round Seven match between Carlton and St Kilda, played at Etihad Stadium on Monday May 9, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Marc Murphy, Carlton, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee during the first quarter break of the Round Seven match between Carlton and St Kilda, played at Etihad Stadium on Monday May 9, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Jason Gram, St Kilda, has been charged with a second offence for engaging in a melee during the first quarter break of the Round Seven match between St Kilda and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Monday May 9, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $2100 sanction with an early plea.

A second offence for engaging in a melee is a $2800 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $2100 sanction.

David Armitage, St Kilda, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee during the first quarter break of the Round Seven match between St Kilda and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Monday May 9, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Sam Gilbert, St Kilda, has been charged with a first offence for engaging in a melee during the first quarter break of the Round Seven match between St Kilda and Carlton, played at Etihad Stadium on Monday May 9, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $1200 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for engaging in a melee is a $1600 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $1200 sanction.

Other Incidents Assessed:

Contact between St Kilda’s Justin Koschitzke and Carlton’s Ed Curnow from the first quarter of Monday’s match was assessed. The panel said that no contact was made by Koschitzke to the shoulder region that Curnow had previously damaged during the quarter. No further action was taken.

 

AFL Tribunal, 5pm, Tuesday May 10:

Ted Richards, Sydney Swans, has been charged with a Level Two engaging in rough conduct offence against Lindsay Gilbee, Western Bulldogs, during the second quarter of the Round Seven match between the Sydney Swans and the Western Bulldogs, played at Manuka Oval on Saturday May 7, 2011.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Western Bulldogs, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), medium impact (two points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 225 demerit points and a two-match sanction. He has an existing five-year good record, reducing the penalty by 25 per cent to 168.75 points and a one-match sanction.

Jack Trengove, Melbourne, has been charged with a Level Three engaging in rough conduct offence against Patrick Dangerfield, Adelaide Crows, during the third quarter of the Round Seven match between Melbourne and the Adelaide Crows, played at the MCG on Sunday May 8, 2011.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Adelaide Crows, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), high impact (three points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of six activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Three offence, drawing 325 demerit points and a three-match sanction.

Nathan Fyfe, Fremantle, has been charged with a second offence for making negligent contact with an umpire (Shane Stewart) during the second quarter of the Round Seven match between Fremantle and Richmond, played the MCG on Saturday May 7, 2011.

A second offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $2400 sanction.

 

Sanctions Accepted:

Jack Redden, Brisbane Lions, has accepted a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record for tripping Gary Ablett, Gold Coast Suns, during the first quarter of the Round Seven match between the Brisbane Lions and the Gold Coast Suns, played at the Gabba on Saturday May 7, 2011.

Nathan Lovett-Murray, Essendon, has accepted a $900 sanction for making negligent contact with an umpire (Matt Leppard) during the second quarter of the Round Seven match between Essendon and West Coast, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday May 8, 2011.

Jay Schulz, Port Adelaide, has accepted a $900 sanction for wrestling Rick Ladson, Hawthorn, during the first quarter of the Round Seven match between Port Adelaide and Hawthorn, played at AAMI Stadium on Friday May 6, 2011.

VIDEO OF Charges

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Charges Laid:

Jay Schulz, Port Adelaide, has been charged with a first offence for wrestling Rick Ladson, Hawthorn, during the first quarter of the Round Seven match between Port Adelaide and Hawthorn, played at AAMI Stadium on Friday May 6, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $900 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for wrestling is a $1200 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 sanction.

Ted Richards, Sydney Swans, has been charged with a Level Two engaging in rough conduct offence against Lindsay Gilbee, Western Bulldogs, during the second quarter of the Round Seven match between the Sydney Swans and the Western Bulldogs, played at Manuka Oval on Saturday May 7, 2011.

In summary, due to a five-year good record, he can accept a one-match sanction with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Western Bulldogs, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), medium impact (two points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 225 demerit points and a two-match sanction. He has an existing five-year good record, reducing the penalty by 25 per cent to 168.75 points and a one-match sanction. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 126.56 points and a one-match sanction.

Nathan Fyfe, Fremantle, has been charged with a second offence for making negligent contact with an umpire (Shane Stewart) during the second quarter of the Round Seven match between Fremantle and Richmond, played the MCG on Saturday May 7, 2011.

In summary, he can accept an $1800 sanction with an early plea.

A second offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $2400 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to an $1800 sanction.

Jack Redden, Brisbane Lions, has been charged with a Level Two tripping offence against Gary Ablett, Gold Coast Suns, during the first quarter of the Round Seven match between the Brisbane Lions and the Gold Coast Suns, played at the Gabba on Saturday May 7, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Gold Coast Suns, the incident was assessed as reckless conduct (two points), medium impact (two points) and body contact (one point). This is a total of five activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Two offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record.

Nathan Lovett-Murray, Essendon, has been charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire (Matt Leppard) during the second quarter of the Round Seven match between Essendon and West Coast, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday May 8, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a $900 sanction with an early plea.

A first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $1200 sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to a $900 sanction.

Jack Trengove, Melbourne, has been charged with a Level Three engaging in rough conduct offence against Patrick Dangerfield, Adelaide Crows, during the third quarter of the Round Seven match between Melbourne and the Adelaide Crows, played at the MCG on Sunday May 8, 2011.

In summary, he can accept a two-match sanction with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Adelaide Crows, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), high impact (three points) and high contact (two points). This is a total of six activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level Three offence, drawing 325 demerit points and a three-match sanction. He has no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the sanction by 25 per cent to 243.75 points and a two-match sanction.

 

Other Incidents Assessed:

The match day report against Essendon’s Kyle Reimers for tripping West Coast’s Sam Butler was assessed. The panel said that Butler had the ball on the wing and was moving forward into his team’s attacking area. Reimers comes towards Butler and attempts to smother as Butler shapes to kick. The Essendon player slips to the ground as Butler changes direction to go around him, and their legs make contact. Under the revised Tribunal guidelines that define a reportable offence for tripping, it was the panel’s view that force was not sufficient to be a reportable offence, after the free kick was correctly paid. Player Butler was not moving quickly and the contact was not made with a swinging leg motion. No further action was taken

For media who are unaware – the relevant guidelines read as follows ‘Tripping – In determining whether a trip is above the level of impact to constitute a reportable offence, regard will be had to how fast the opponent was moving, whether the trip was by hand or by foot/leg and whether contact was made with a swinging motion.”

Contact between the Gold Coast Suns’ David Swallow and the Brisbane Lions’ Andrew Raines from the third quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. Brisbane player Todd Banfield has possession and handballs towards his teammate Raines as he is tackled. As Raines is waiting for the ball to come to him, Swallow comes in to spoil the ball away from the contest. Swallow spoils the ball and also makes high contact to Raines as he punches the ball. It was the view of the panel that Swallow’s actions were a legitimate spoiling action and the contact made was not a striking motion. It was their view that the high contact was accidental and no further action was taken.

Contact between West Coast’s Mark Nicoski and Essendon’s Heath Hocking from the fourth quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The force was below that required to constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken.

 

The following players were referred to the Match Review Panel from the weekend’s matches.

Kyle Reimers, Essendon, reported by umpire Matt Leppard for tripping Sam Butler, West Coast, during the third quarter of the Round Seven match between Essendon and West Coast, played at Etihad Stadium on Sunday May 8, 2011.

Comments

  1. Trengove one is an interesting one. I think there is merritt in the suspension or at least the offer but wouldn’t be surprised to see Melbourne take this to the tribunal were we all will get a better idea of the rule. Not sure there was two actions on it, but I have no issue the AFL trying to increase the duty of care in tackles.
    JMTC

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