AFL Match Review Panel – Round 3, 2012 – Only the Goodes dive young

AFL Match Review Panel – Round 3, 2012 – Only the Goodes dive young

Another week, and more big names are in trouble of facing the Match Review Panel. One of them will absolutely be facing them and that is Brian Lake. He had a brain fade late in the Bullies match with St Kilda and hit Tom Simpkin. The hit was intentional but did little damage as it didn’t even take the guy off his feet. If my research is correct (and it might not), Lake has no carryover points and in fact, may have a good enough record to get the extra 25% off. Worst case scenario  it is graded as Intentional, High and medium impact which would be 325pts. If I am right on the good record, that would still be 1 game. Only way he gets to no weeks is if it is considered to be Reckless,  High contact and Low impact, 125 points.

Next we have Adam Goodes. Goodes was charged for rough conduct in that he slid knees first into Jacob Surjan. He has form for this type of incident as he was suspended for 1 match in the NAB cup for a similar incident. This means that he also has a 10% loading on the base points and 43 hang over points. There is a chance that on this occasion that the impact will be little enough to not get charged. Also the first incident was more of a feet first slide.

The third star that will have an ever so restless night is Buddy Franklin. This might be beating up the story, but he was guilty of an intentional trip on Graham Johncock. There is a report category for intentional tripping by hand but I have a feeling that this won’t be considered serious enough to be charged. Buddy grabbed Johncock’s leg as he went to run off, but there was no pace from Johncock. The AFL Tribunal guide has this to say about the tripping charge:

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.

So in Buddy’s case, Johncock wasn’t moving, it was by hand and there was no swinging motion. Johncock wasn’t injured, so I think this will go uncharged. Having said, if this was considered to be minimum level of impact, with his bad record, he would be looking at missing a match as you would have to think it would be Intentional,Low contact, low impact, 125pts but Buddy has a 50% loading and may have carryover points to boot. As I say, this is unlikely.

I will update this post over the course of the week with all the Tribunal/Match Review Panel news, so come back for all this news, and more!

UPDATES

  • Mon 11:45am: Have update the post with the Match day reports that consist of Goodes and Lake.
  • Mon 4pm: Lake, Goodes and Jack Grimes can accept 1 week each. Marc Murphy and Nathan Jones can accept fines. Would appear Buddy had no case to answer!
  • Mon 4:05pm: Full details are in! Lots looked at, interestingly Buddy’s trip wasn’t one of them! Or at least not commented on.
  • Mon 6:20pm: Adding the MRP video showing all incidents that were looked at
  • Tues 11am: Goodes is challenging his charge, tribunal sit at 5pm. All other charges have been accepted (including Brian Lake’s)
  • Tues midday: Added details of the Tribunal hearing and Sanctions accepted.
  • Tues 5:40pm: Tribunal is in progress. Goodes defense is that both players were sliding in to get the ball and if the ball had bounced differently it would have been Surjan sliding into him. Will keep you updated. Hang around for the result.
  • Tues 6:15pm: Verdict in at the Tribunal. Guilty as charged! Will miss 1 week and have 80pts carryover.

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AFL Tribunal, 5pm, Tuesday April 17:

Adam Goodes, Sydney Swans, has been charged with a Level One engaging in rough conduct offence against Jacob Surjan, Port Adelaide, during the second quarter of the Round Three match between the Sydney Swans and Port Adelaide, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday April 14, 2012.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Port Adelaide Football Club, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of three activation points, resulting in a classification of a Level One offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has an existing bad record of one match suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 10 per cent to 137.50 points. He also has 43.25 demerit points carried over from within the last 12 months, increasing the penalty to 180.75 points and a one-match sanction.

 Sanctions Accepted:

Marc Murphy, Carlton, has accepted a $900 sanction for making an obscene gesture during the second quarter of the Round Three match between Carlton and Collingwood, played at the MCG on Friday April 13, 2012.

Jack Grimes, Melbourne, has accepted a one-match sanction for engaging in rough conduct against Daniel Jackson, Richmond, during the first quarter of the Round Three match between Melbourne and Richmond, played at the MCG on Saturday April 14, 2012.

Nathan Jones, Melbourne, has accepted a $900 sanction for making negligent contact with an umpire during the second quarter of the Round Three match between Melbourne and Richmond, played at the MCG on Saturday April 14, 2012.

Brian Lake, Western Bulldogs, has accepted a one-match sanction for striking Tom Simpkin, St Kilda, during the fourth quarter of the Round Three match between the Western Bulldogs and St Kilda, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday April 14, 2012.

Video of MRP incidents:

Charges Laid:

Marc Murphy, Carlton, has been charged with a first offence for making an obscene gesture during the second quarter of the round three match between Carlton and Collingwood, played at the MCG on Friday April 13, 2012.

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

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

Adam Goodes, Sydney Swans, has been charged with a level one engaging in rough conduct offence against Jacob Surjan, Port Adelaide, during the second quarter of the round three match between the Sydney Swans and Port Adelaide, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday April 14, 2012.

In summary, due to his previous poor record, his one-match sanction must remain at one game, even with an early plea.

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from Port Adelaide, the incident was assessed as negligent conduct (one point), low impact (one point) and body contact (one point). This is a total of three activation points, resulting in a classification of a level one offence, drawing 125 demerit points and a one-match sanction. He has an existing bad record of one match suspended within the last three years, increasing the penalty by 10 per cent to 137.50 points. He also has 43.25 demerit points carried over from within the last 12 months, increasing the penalty to 180.75 points and a one-match sanction. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent 135.56 points and a one-match sanction.

Jack Grimes, Melbourne, has been charged with a level two engaging in rough conduct offence against Daniel Jackson, Richmond, during the first quarter of the round three match between Melbourne and Richmond, played at the MCG on Saturday April 14, 2012.

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

Based on the video evidence available and a medical report from the Richmond Football Club, 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 no existing good or bad record. An early plea reduces the penalty by 25 per cent to 168.75 points and a one-match sanction.

Nathan Jones, Melbourne, has been charged with a first offence for making negligent contact with an umpire during the second quarter of the round three match between Melbourne and Richmond, played at the MCG on Saturday April 14, 2012.

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.

Brian Lake, Western Bulldogs, has been charged with a level three striking offence against Tom Simpkin, St Kilda, during the fourth quarter of the round three match between the Western Bulldogs and St Kilda, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday April 14, 2012.

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 ST Kilda Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct (three points), low impact (one point) and high contact (two points). This is a total of six activation points, resulting in a classification of a level three 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 penalty by 25 per cent to 126.56 points and a one-match sanction.

Other incidents Assessed:

Contact between Collingwood’s Dale Thomas and Carlton’s Jeremy Laidler from the second quarter of Friday’s match was assessed. Laidler is bending down to take possession of the ball when Thomas makes contact with him. After viewing all available footage and receiving a medical report, it was the view of the panel there was no forceful high contact made to Laidler’s head / neck region. No further action was taken.

Contact between Carlton’s Lachlan Henderson and Collingwood’s Alex Fasolo from the second quarter of Friday’s match was assessed. Fasolo has the ball and is tackled by Henderson, who takes him to ground. It was the view of the panel that Henderson’s tackle did not pin both Fasolo’s arms and the Collingwood player was able to brace for impact during the tackle. The force used in the tackle was not unreasonable in the circumstances and no further action was required.

Contact between the Sydney Swans’ Kieren Jack and Port Adelaide’s Domenic Cassisi from the second quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. The ball has been bounced and Cassisi takes possession in a heavily contested area. It was the view of the panel that Jack’s tackle lifted the Port Adelaide player but did not drive him into the ground. No further action was taken.

Contact between Richmond’s Ivan Maric and Melbourne’s Jordie McKenzie from the first quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. Contact was made with an open hand and it was the view of the panel the force used was below that required to constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken.

Contact between Melbourne’s Nathan Jones and Richmond’s Shane Tuck from the fourth quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. Tuck has the ball and is tackled by Jones. After viewing all available footage and receiving a medical report, it was the view of the panel that Jones’ tackle did not cause Tuck to make any forceful high contact with the ground as part of the tackle and the impact was below that required to constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken.

Contact between the Brisbane Lions’ Ashley McGrath and Fremantle’s Tendai Mzungu from the second quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. McGrath is taken to ground by Mzungu in a tackle. While the pair of players are on the ground, McGrath throws his arm back and makes contact with his opponent. After viewing all available footage and receiving a medical report, it was the view of the panel the force used was below that required to constitute a reportable offence. No further action was taken.

Contact between Gold Coast’s Karmichael Hunt and Essendon’s Angus Monfries from the fourth quarter of Saturday’s match was assessed. Suns’ player Josh Caddy has the ball and is attempting to move upfield, as he is pursued by Monfries. Hunt, who is stationary, steps into the path of Monfries to block for his teammate. There was no high contact made and it was the view of the panel the force used was not unreasonable in the circumstances. No further action was taken.

Contact between the GWS Giants’ Dean Brogan and West Coast’s Luke Shuey from the second quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. Shuey is attempting to gain control of the ball as he is being pressured by Giants’ player Callan Ward. Shuey knocks the ball forward and Ward grabs him in a tackle. As Shuey is being tackled, Brogan comes in from the opposite direction and makes high contact. It was the view of the panel that Brogan’s action was not a striking motion and was a legitimate attempt to tackle. No further action was taken.

Contact between the GWS Giants’ Rhys Palmer and West Coast’s Scott Selwood from the second quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The ball had been bounced and Selwood was attempting to win possession. Palmer comes toward the West Coast player and makes contact as Selwood has bent down in an attempt to pick up the ball. It was the view of the panel that Palmer had no realistic alternative way to contest the ball. No further action was taken.

Contact between North Melbourne’s Michael Firrito and the Geelong Cats’ Steve Johnson from the third quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. Geelong’s Allen Christensen has the ball and is preparing for a shot at goal when Johnson attempts to lead into space in the forward line. Firrito places his arm out in an attempt to block his opponent’s progress. After viewing all available footage and receiving a medical report, it was the view of the panel the action was not a striking motion and no further action was taken.

The following players were reported from the weekend’s matches:

 
Adam Goodes, Sydney Swans, reported by umpire Troy Pannell for engaging in rough conduct against Jacob Surjan, Port Adelaide, during the second quarter of the Round Three match between the Sydney Swans and Port Adelaide, played at AAMI Stadium on Saturday April 14, 2012.
 
Brian Lake, Western Bulldogs, reported by umpire Gary Fila for striking Tom Simpkin, St Kilda, during the fourth quarter of the Round Three match between the Western Bulldogs and ST Kilda, played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday April 14, 2012.

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