How did Merrit stay on the field?

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How did Merrit stay on the field?

Post by AndTheKungFoSing » Sun 08 Aug, 2010 7:50 am

So we loose a bloke for the game and he gets put on report?

His shot on Lawrence was a one of the most dog swinging arms I have seen in a long long time! Blind sided and jumped.... it was a classic send off!

Sooo Lawrence gets taken off... what happens? Souths target his side of the field and killed us! Between Lui and Ayshford, they could tackle a ham sandwich! It was pathetic and extremely frustrating...
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Post by lathami » Sun 08 Aug, 2010 7:57 am

Kaiser wrote:So we loose a bloke for the game and he gets put on report?

His shot on Lawrence was a one of the most dog swinging arms I have seen in a long long time! Blind sided and jumped.... it was a classic send off!

Sooo Lawrence gets taken off... what happens? Souths target his side of the field and killed us! Between Lui and Ayshford, they could tackle a ham sandwich! It was pathetic and extremely frustrating...

Agree 100% he should of been sent what a joke. WE are penalised for the whole game and he is still out there!! they need to start changing rules like 10 min sin bin or merrit can be replaced but not return until lawrence back on the field. We went down hill after this joke of reff calls..

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Post by Tigerdave » Sun 08 Aug, 2010 7:58 am

wasn't able to watch the game or even listen to it last night Kaiser, but did that happen in the 2nd half and then the bunnies went on their blitz?

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Post by coop » Sun 08 Aug, 2010 8:22 am

The only thing that kept him on, I think, was that they didn't have the perfect TV angle.

He should have gone, for sure. He actually jumped up and smashed him. Nothing but face.

The crap thing about the video ref is that pre-video ref, he'd have been marched for sure. Now they're just too bloody scared to march someone without the video ref looking at it 100 times trying to find ways to not give the correct decision.

The Brown no-try was the same deal. On Friday night there was one very similar, that was given.

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Post by AndTheKungFoSing » Sun 08 Aug, 2010 8:34 am

Tigerdave wrote:wasn't able to watch the game or even listen to it last night Kaiser, but did that happen in the 2nd half and then the bunnies went on their blitz?
Pretty much mate
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Post by Tigerdave » Sun 08 Aug, 2010 9:07 am

Kaiser wrote:
Tigerdave wrote:wasn't able to watch the game or even listen to it last night Kaiser, but did that happen in the 2nd half and then the bunnies went on their blitz?
Pretty much mate
yeah just watched some highlights, how the hell did he stay on....we had a guy carried off, but Merrit stays???

I think going for the penalty goal then was the wrong decision too, surely the boys would have been fired up and then that would have been the best time to attack?

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Post by BigUnit » Sun 08 Aug, 2010 12:37 pm

and a couple of tries came down lawrances side which cost us the game including the match winner and the one to get them within 6 points of us.

I reckon we win if lawrance stays on the field

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Post by Newy Tiger » Sun 08 Aug, 2010 12:52 pm

Pretty disgraceful really and yet burgess gets on report a few weeks ago for smashing pearce..... REFS ARE JUST HORRIBLE.....

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Post by Marshall_magic » Sun 08 Aug, 2010 2:43 pm

Bad tackle? Yes
Send off offence? No way

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Post by tig_prmz » Sun 08 Aug, 2010 2:47 pm

So blame Merrit or the refs?
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Post by Peaches » Sun 08 Aug, 2010 7:19 pm

He will serve time for that tackle. Not sure if you could give a bigger penalty than what the refs did. What I didn't like was that tackle was one of Sport Tonights 3 Brut Big Hits.

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Post by Bashir » Sun 08 Aug, 2010 7:21 pm

You guys are blind, there was no malice at all in that tackle, there was no swinging arm either. I got no problem with how the ref handled it.

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Post by hybrid_tiger » Sun 08 Aug, 2010 7:22 pm

The Souffs bogans with no teeth around us were blasting Lawrence for being "soft" and taking a "dive." Pathetic.

It wasn't malicious but he was hit in the head. Fair call and penalty, I have no idea what they were complaining about.

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Post by smeghead » Sun 08 Aug, 2010 7:23 pm

I had a bigger problem as far as intent goes with Lowes deliberate late hit of the exposed ribs of Marshall in the first half.

Merritt will cop a reckless charge but it takes alot to get sent off
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Post by PYMBLEPETE » Sun 08 Aug, 2010 7:34 pm

smeghead wrote:I had a bigger problem as far as intent goes with Lowes deliberate late hit of the exposed ribs of Marshall in the first half.

Merritt will cop a reckless charge but it takes alot to get sent off
Absolutely; that was one of the latest hits I have seen for a long while.

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Post by alien » Mon 09 Aug, 2010 5:07 am

Watching the replays on the big screen it didn't look like there was much contact with the arm and there was more contact from the shoulder. I think that is what hurt Lawrence more. If he didn't jump when he tackled Lawrence his shoulder wouldn't have been as high. I don't think he should have been sent off though. It wasn't really all that high. The Souths player and supporters who accused Lawrence of taking a dive are idiots though. Even some Souths players were telling the other Souths player to shutup and were keeping him away from Lawrence and the other Wests Tigers players after the tackle. You could tell Lawrence wasn't faking it. I think Lawrence was hurt because it was a strong hit.

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Post by sunshine coast tiger » Mon 09 Aug, 2010 6:15 am

I think if you go on report if not sent off you should also get 10 in the bin. One of our best attacking players was taken out late and high. What advantage did we get. If Merrit was in the bin for 10 we could have used the extra man advantage (probably not the way we are playing).

The refs are too soft to send anyone off anymore so if someone goes on report put them in the bin for 10.

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Post by sunshine coast tiger » Mon 09 Aug, 2010 6:18 am

In response to my above post, everyone place on report goes for 10 in the bin. Hard and fast rule that everyone knows. I would also drop referees that are found to have wrongly placed someone on report.

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