@innsaneink said in That short kick off:
Reminded me of heighno in that semi versus the chooks… Our players staring at a football but they’re thinking it’s a spud while the opposition grab it, score and take the game.
Think it was a legit correct call now though at the time I had my biased doubts… He had one foot in our 40-30m area when he takes it.
He also had one foot inside the 10, not sure which one over-rules the other.
I don’t see what any Tigers player could have done, if they make contact with the footy they constitute a penalty, and the football is coming from the Titans’ side, so they can push against the 10m to get the football.
If you get my meaning, BJ Leilua literally could not have backed up at the 40m line and swatted the footy as it crossed the line, he would have had his back to the football and waiting for it to travel past him. Kelly on the other hand had the ball coming towards him and could watch it all the way.
It was unlucky, I don’t know how you are supposed to defend that, and if any player could consistently kick off with a bounce that travelled forwards 10m, they’d do it.