@Oz Sport Mad wrote:
Yeah as I said, I can't see it with Slater.
A lot of the calls over the years stem from incidents like when he accidentally kicked Klemmer in the chops, which I put down to people never having jumped in the air and caught a ball in their lives.
Or when he would slide in to stop tries, which I never saw as dangerous personally and is actually a good trait IMO.
Anyway it's just my opinion.
Well ur opinion is fucking wrong, because slater and smith are cunts of the highest order
The intentional, disgusting kick in the face to skandalis was one of the worst things I have seen on a footy field. Deadset horrible.
If the kick in the face to klemmer was not even somewhat intentional - even if it was just a reaction - why does it not regularly happen? Why doesnt it happen in the fucking afl 500 times a game? If it wasnt intentional/a bad reaction, it would happen a lot more with other players.
He saw klemmer coming in to smash him and he kicked out to protect himself. Literally the only contact in that tackle is slaters studs on klemmers throat. Then smith has the hide to argue that klemmer made the contact first. Was klemmer going to tackle him in the air? We dont know because slater kicked him in the head before it happened. Its the old bart simpson - im going to throw punches and if you walk into them its your fault.
Sliding in with his knees and smashing guys after they have scored - I mean, if it wasnt a grubby thing to do, why did they change the rule?
Teasing a bloke about depression?
So many things seem to happen around him, its just a little too much for it to just be a coincidence.
Smith arguing with the mckinnon thing, fucking disgusting.
A lot of it comes from smith just being given so much more lee way than others when arguing with refs. yes its because he is good at it, doesn't come at the refs screaming, but argues every point and is allowed to do so much much more than others. Which is partially the referees fault.
Oh yeah and the neck twisting, arm twisting, knee and leg twisting, stomping, whining etc. I mean, when he got marched a few weeks ago for dissent, instead of just shutting up and getting back after he was marched, he then continues to argue about it. I dont think he is a "grub" as such, but he certainly is not a likeable character on the field for anyone who doesnt support QLD or the storm. Physically, smith is not the typical "grub" he is more of a cerebral one, but still finds the time to repeatedly kick issac luke in the face, or put someone in the crossface crippler.
The captains job is not to manage the referees, its to manage his own players. Its to take the direction from the referee and deliver it to his own players. Not argue decisions or explain his point of view on a call. I fucking hate that players talk to the referees and argue decisions etc. Fucking hate it, it doesnt happen in any other sport I can think of except for soccer, and its fucking terrible watching the way players in soccer react to referee decisions.
If I was in charge of the referees, I would be working to establish new rules for the way they talk to players and the way players talk to them.
The refs make a decision, if a player argues it, he is penalised. If he continues to argue it, he is sin binned.
If the decision requires an explanation and its a stoppage in play, the referee calls the captain over, not the captain initiating the convo. If the captain initiates it, he is penalised for delaying the game.
The referee explains the decision/warns players etc - if the captain argues, he is penalised.
The referees call players by their numbers, and the players call the ref Sir - no one besides the captain should be talking to the referee anyway.
If a try is scored and a player comes sprinting over to him screaming to check something, fuck off, sin-bin.
Some small changes like that will go a long way to bringing some respect back to the referees.