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Andrew Gaff punch

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Created by Captain_Morg 4 months ago, 7 Aug 2018
Captain_Morg
TAS, 641 posts
7 Aug 2018 8:10PM
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Not a pretty look for the great game!
I think he got eight weeks in the end. Which will take him out for the rest of the season.

Gazuki
WA, 807 posts
7 Aug 2018 6:32PM
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Poor Gaffy. One of the fairest and most hardworking in the game.
Looks to me like a jumper punch gone wrong. If the dockers weren't so soft there wouldn't be an issue. No because of the dockers glass jaw poor Gaffy is going to have the Brownlow taken off him, looses the chance to play finals, potentially a grand final.
My heart seriously hurts for him. Bloody dockers set him up.

kk
WA, 697 posts
7 Aug 2018 7:21PM
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No where near as bad as Barry Halls hit on Staker in 2007, he only got 7 weeks with no doubt it was deliberate.

All the talk of criminal and civil action would have scared the AFL CORP, and they had to give the maximum penalty.

Unfortunately the game will now be even worse, I wonder when they will stop showing the Brownlow on TV and just show the Umpires version of who's the best Umpy. Seems to be what the game is all about these days.

shi thouse
WA, 710 posts
7 Aug 2018 7:45PM
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....consumes 6 full pages (this includes the front page) of the West Australian newspaper and that's just today's paper.

Meanwhile in Lombok 100 people dead, whilst hundreds flee...gets a mention on page 14.

True indication of the quality of journalism, social priorities and the values we place on football. Tabloid crap that rates highly on our socio-cultural radar, generates a discussion and sells valuable advertising space.

What a sad indictment on who we are as a people.

Pugwash
WA, 5482 posts
7 Aug 2018 7:52PM
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Captain_Morg said..
Not a pretty look for the great game!
I think he got eight weeks in the end. Which will take him out for the rest of the season.


Another defining moment for AFL... such a great game

log man
VIC, 6190 posts
7 Aug 2018 10:14PM
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It seems so out of character for Gaff. I'd always thought of him as a ball player.......hard but fair. I'd hate to see him miss a Granny

mineral1
WA, 4452 posts
7 Aug 2018 9:07PM
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The suspension sits about what it should no more no less.
The bigger question for the AFL is?
What the hell are the umpiring fraternity doing? The three umpire system was introduced, and one of its charters was to stamp out the 'off the ball crap of harassment to players'.
Week in week out we see the likes of Dangerfield, Martin, Mitchell to name a few, cop the constant restricting of run and un-sportsman like conduct by harassing players well outside the given 5m off the ball rule.
The drongo umpire in Gaffs case, was directly watching this sh1t go down well before Gaff reacted.
Had the system been adjudicated correctly, the ump would have pulled the play up as soon as the harassment started, and none of this ugly incident would have eventuated Umps awarding free kicks, soon has this crap stamped out. No coach is going to tolerate his players being free kicked against in the modern game.
The down side is now a young up and coming player has been side lined with physical facial damage, and will be with some high level of discomfort for considerable time.
A running mids player has to now live with this ugly tag for the rest of his playing career, and on into his after playing days. For a bloke like Gaff, a heavy mental burden.
Even the likes of Barry Hall who's make up is vastly different to Gaffs, still feels the mental anguish of his actions years after the event.
AFL is a bloody disgrace with its umpiring attitude.

Gazuki
WA, 807 posts
7 Aug 2018 9:22PM
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shi thouse said..
....consumes 6 full pages (this includes the front page) of the West Australian newspaper and that's just today's paper.

Meanwhile in Lombok 100 people dead, whilst hundreds flee...gets a mention on page 14.

True indication of the quality of journalism, social priorities and the values we place on football. Tabloid crap that rates highly on our socio-cultural radar, generates a discussion and sells valuable advertising space.

What a sad indictment on who we are as a people.


Maybe something to do with having little sympathy for a country that has attacked Aussies multiple times.

More into caring about the positive thing in life like sports, not dwelling on the death.

Diver
WA, 531 posts
7 Aug 2018 9:42PM
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Got nothing to do with Gaff being a good bloke or being set up.

It was the action that was penalised for the seriousness of the outcome. I reckon he was lucky he didn't get more.

DelFuego
WA, 113 posts
8 Aug 2018 9:28AM
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How was the WCE CEO Check your facts Nisbit
what a joke,
He tried to muddy the waters by saying the punch wasn't intentional, that they played golf together and were good mates
he was found out to be a bullsh!tter, just like the rest of his blue blood lawyer buds.
AFL just went whack and hit gaff with 8 weeks, because he deserved hit. I'm glad they weren't persuaded by the WCE Bullsh!t.

elmo
WA, 7812 posts
8 Aug 2018 9:50AM
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Well they charged a 13yo with assault for another assault

www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-07/accused-junior-football-attacker-blocked-from-playing-by-court/10082986

How is this any difference, assault is assault, whether on a playing field or on a street.

The same as pedophilia is the same now in church or out in the real world.

Mr Milk
NSW, 1334 posts
8 Aug 2018 12:16PM
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Why doesn't the AFL have a player send off rule? Probably less effect on the game than in soccer or rugby, due to bigger teams, but it would be a sensible thing to do.

novetti
WA, 223 posts
8 Aug 2018 10:27AM
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If I was the guy who got hit

Would wait for another game, hit this Gaffo with a wrench right in the mouth so he would loose all his teeth
Get 7 games holiday payback

Seriously what joke this slap on the wrist punishment is. The rookie got serious permanent facial damage there unprovoked.

If a soccer player had done that on the pitch he would be banned for life.

A single league still drinking taxpayers money for this circus. This buffons should play real Calcio or UFC instead.

Marsbars
315 posts
8 Aug 2018 12:16PM
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Unbelievable not a good outcomes for both involved and a very emotional reaction on all sides and as usual hyped by the media to maximise their return. The rivalry between the teams supporters is fierce and wouldn't be surprised to hear of punchups at backyard BBQ's over this some people just got nothing better going on in life, for what it is worth I love the game and bleed purple as has been mentioned the best ball players get scragged constantly without penalty but i think it goes to the coaches to set the tone of what they want as much as you can be an expert on the armchair would be a very difficult game to umpire can't even get dropping the ball calls right half the time due to the intensity and speed at this level.

Bara
WA, 380 posts
8 Aug 2018 12:23PM
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I was at the game and was watching gaff alot of the time as thats the advantage of watching live - you see the off the ball work the tv (and the umpires) ignore. Saw it all happen. Gaff was being checked illegally and regularly all day. Brayshaw was blocking his run over and over, holding him down etc. It was just like gaff said - he tried to smack him in the chest to get a break and get to the next contest. Brayshaw propped and that dropped his head as gaff swung. Simple accident with bad consequences.

The real media and illinformed social media **** storm has just been sad to see. Trial by media and the AFL bought it. He shouldnt be in the same boat as barry hall who was a serial thug but history will show he is.

Lyon inflamed it for sure but i reckon deep down its cos he instructed brayshaw to make the illegal blocks and feels partly responsible..

DelFuego
WA, 113 posts
8 Aug 2018 1:59PM
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checking is what you do as a tagger. its part of the game. punching in the head isn't.

Lyon told it as it was, a callous off the ball incident. Nisbit was just a bullsh!tter

Gaff squared up to him and let it rip. He is very remorseful. A lot of the fans cheered him and are dismissive of the facts. And the eagles brought their own umpire. The umpire that was banned from umpiring any other games for the eagles because of alleged bias.

Bara
WA, 380 posts
8 Aug 2018 2:22PM
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Haha typical dicker clown. Don't even know the rules

NewScotty
2348 posts
8 Aug 2018 3:01PM
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I thought he would have got the gas chamber considering how soft the sport is

DelFuego
WA, 113 posts
8 Aug 2018 3:32PM
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Haha typical dicker clown. Don't even know the rules


typical wet toast blue blood, you don't know the rules

HENDO 77
WA, 223 posts
8 Aug 2018 6:46PM
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Just unlucky outcome , if he copped him in the chest ,they wouldn't even look at it . Nothing like Barry Hall.
Big loss for WC chance at another flag

Underoath
QLD, 2291 posts
8 Aug 2018 9:21PM
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West Coast still have mid -field depth to cover Gaff with Brendon Ah Chee & Dom Sheed.



mazdon
822 posts
9 Aug 2018 11:05AM
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West Coast still have mid -field depth to cover Gaff with Brendon Ah Chee & Dom Sheed.





agree

huge chance for Dom Sheed to come in with a clear directive to "play gaff's role" and step up to the plate. i think he is capable, but time will tell!


the rhetoric above about bleeding purple and blue bloods is exactly what the media feed off... take a deep breath, it is only footy, both sides have valid points once you take the emotion out. 8 weeks is appropriate in this day and age, but i don't think anyone except the rabid die hards think that he actually meant to clock him on point on the jaw.

AFL to get rid of all the swinging arm strikes to bodies as well with suspensions these next weeks - watch some one will do a tummy tap for sure still and media frenzy will go off again!

ps. scored a nice uncrowded metro session with swell and shape while the derby was on

Buster fin
WA, 1762 posts
9 Aug 2018 2:23PM
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mazdon said..


ps. scored a nice uncrowded metro session with swell and shape while the derby was on


Shhhh.

Macaha
QLD, 17541 posts
9 Aug 2018 7:22PM
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Low act the guy should be ruled out for a year and also complete a anger management course.

I'm not a ALF follower but what about the kids who witnessed that low cheap shot live or on TV.

Rant over

Bara
WA, 380 posts
10 Aug 2018 9:43AM
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even the victim says it was an accident now.

thewest.com.au/sport/fremantle-dockers/andrew-brayshaws-first-full-interview-since-andrew-gaff-hit-i-forgive-him-ng-b88922130z

love how yet again all the armchair experts have such strong opinions regardless of the facts.

Macaha
QLD, 17541 posts
10 Aug 2018 12:05PM
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Bara said..
even the victim says it was an accident now.

thewest.com.au/sport/fremantle-dockers/andrew-brayshaws-first-full-interview-since-andrew-gaff-hit-i-forgive-him-ng-b88922130z

love how yet again all the armchair experts have such strong opinions regardless of the facts.


it was no accident if that happened on the street he would be charged and oh the victims brother is a good mate of Gaff I read.
I've read all the stories in the media so I must be right
signed armchair expert

Bara
WA, 380 posts
10 Aug 2018 11:30AM
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Macaha said..

Bara said..
even the victim says it was an accident now.

thewest.com.au/sport/fremantle-dockers/andrew-brayshaws-first-full-interview-since-andrew-gaff-hit-i-forgive-him-ng-b88922130z

love how yet again all the armchair experts have such strong opinions regardless of the facts.



it was no accident if that happened on the street he would be charged and oh the victims brother is a good mate of Gaff I read.
I've read all the stories in the media so I must be right
signed armchair expert


yeah i love the "if it was on the street stuff". If a bloke jumped on me while i was walking down the street, sat on me so i couldnt get up then after i struggled free jumped in my way and grabbed me repeatedly while i was trying to move away i reckon plenty would say a whack for his trouble would be more than justified.

Macaha
QLD, 17541 posts
10 Aug 2018 2:00PM
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A little shirt pull and you break the guys jaw and displace 4 teeth sweet AFL is mans game I mite tune in and watch a game over the weekend any tips for a fired up match

novetti
WA, 223 posts
10 Aug 2018 12:08PM
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Well very soon the rookie will say that was actually very good to loose a few teeth on this ''incident'' so he can socko on Gaffo's knob and others easier...

come on its clear with this speech he is adhering to hidden ''codes'' of the game to stay quiet.

If that was unintentional Gaffo's in the wrong sport (should move to professional boxing and make a gazzillion of dollars), only Mike Tyson in his peak could knock someone w one punch and make such damage.

Poida
WA, 1707 posts
10 Aug 2018 2:34PM
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Bara said..
even the victim says it was an accident now.

thewest.com.au/sport/fremantle-dockers/andrew-brayshaws-first-full-interview-since-andrew-gaff-hit-i-forgive-him-ng-b88922130z

love how yet again all the armchair experts have such strong opinions regardless of the facts.



oh the irony

If this situation was the other way around and the eagle player got smashed, and couldn't play the rest of the season, it would have been a lynching.

Bara
WA, 380 posts
10 Aug 2018 2:42PM
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Poida said..

Bara said..
even the victim says it was an accident now.

thewest.com.au/sport/fremantle-dockers/andrew-brayshaws-first-full-interview-since-andrew-gaff-hit-i-forgive-him-ng-b88922130z

love how yet again all the armchair experts have such strong opinions regardless of the facts.




oh the irony

If this situation was the other way around and the eagle player got smashed, and couldn't play the rest of the season, it would have been a lynching.


not sure what media you watch but pretty sure it WAS a lynching



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