Umpire Shorts

Round 13 Shorts -Did the four umpire system work?

The jury is still out after 6 games of the 2018 version of the four umpire trial.  Free kicks were up slightly and commentators who were previously forwards in the game certainly relished the additional protect...

Round 12 shorts – The season powers on….

The split rounds have commenced and when we look around we have to ask ourselves where has the season gone?  It is fair to say that we all just get onto that treadmill called the weekly cycle and start peddling...

Round 11 shorts: How many free kicks is too many?

How long is a piece of string?  Eleven 50 metre penalties is a record in a game of AFL football said the statisticians who have been measuring everything in football forensically for the past few years.  Dane R...

Round 2 shorts – Dean Margetts chalks up 300 AFL games

Seventeen years on and over 707,000 kilometres of travel between Perth and Melbourne, Dean Margetts umpired his 300th AFL game at the new Optus Stadium in Perth on Saturday night in the match between Fremantle ...

Finals Week 2 shorts: Now the footy gets tough

When the football is one sided and umpiring goes unnoticed it would be tough to make changes going into the penultimate round of finals of 2017.  So spare a thought for Brendan Hosking and Ray Chamberlain ...

Round 22 shorts

Veteran goal umpire, Jason Venkataya waved his flags for the 211th time in an AFL game on Friday night and bowed out of football.  In a great show of support for Jason all of the officiating umpires waited in t...
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