Who's A Naughty Boy?

Written by Motts on April 13 2010

LANCE Franklin, Mitch Clark and Ash McGrath have all copped suspensions after the AFL match review panel assessed the weekend’s games.

McGrath has copped a one-game suspension for making unreasonable and unnecessary contact to Cameron Cloke’s face, while Lion Mitch Clark was banned for one match for striking Jackson Trengove.

Lance Franklin was given a one-game ban for making contact with Jason Akermanis’ head in a bump.

Young Tiger Dustin Martin can accept a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record for making forceful front-on contact with Josh Kennedy.

In other match review panel news, Andrew Swallow was fined $1800 for making contact with an umpire, Kieren Jack was fined $900 for the same offence, Chance Bateman was fined $1800 for wrestling Shaun Higgins and Hayden Ballantyne was fined $900 for pinching Gary Ablett.

The match day report laid against West Coast’s Ashley Hansen for striking North Melbourne’s Daniel Wells during the second quarter of Saturday’s match was dismissed because his arm was extended in a tackling motion.

Contact between three Melbourne players and Adelaide’s Patrick Dangerfield from the third quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The panel said that Dangerfield had the ball in a contested situation and was attempting to move through a pack when he was gang-tackled by three players and taken to ground. The tackle by the Melbourne players was one action only, with the momentum of the players taking Dangerfield forward. The Melbourne players did not sling Dangerfield to the ground in the tackle..

Contact between the Western Bulldogs’ Jarrod Harbrow and Hawthorn’s Jordan Lewis from the second quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The panel said that both Harbrow and Lewis had their eyes on the ball at all times in the lead-up to contact being made. Harbrow spoiled the ball before contact was made with Lewis. His actions were deemed a legitimate attempt to spoil the ball. No further action was taken.

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  1. There is a very good chance Franklin’s suspension will be contested by Hawthorn today.

    Common sense must prevail , if a bloke who is 6ft 5in bumps a guy who is 5ft 11in and hits his head accidentally then surely he cant be suspended.

    If this rule doesn’t change Frankin will be suspended every 4-5 weeks.

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    1. A the end of the day Bobcat, the AFL heavies want to get rid of the Bump. If a player has a choice between tackling or bumping, then the MRP are going to sight a player who chooses to bump. Just have a look at Moons he had both options on Ladson choose to bump copped one week, went to appeal and got denied

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  2. 4 Richmond players (Connors, Cousins, McGuane and Polo) have been suspended by the club for some late-night shenanigans in Sydney. According to the afl website, Connors was the only one intoxicated and therefore, copped the heaviest penalty (8 weeks, 6 from club training). The others were not drunk and have only been penalised/rewarded with a week off – one has to wonder what was fueling their behaviour – must just have been youthful exuberance.

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      1. As as a proud (and patient) Richmond supporter, I was really looking forward to this week’s game against the Dees . . . not because I thought we would win, but because I thought we wouldn’t get thrashed (percentage booster!). Now with our backline decimated that seems a lot less likely. Hrrumph.

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    HAWTHORN will challenge Lance Franklin’s suspension for rough conduct at the tribunal tonight.

    The Kangaroos have also opted to fight Andrew Swallow’s $2400 fine for making negligent contact with an umpire.

    Franklin is not risking a bigger penalty by contesting the offence against Western Bulldogs forward Jason Akermanis on Sunday.

    The Hawks’ power forward copped double trouble and a two-game ban after an unsuccessful challenge to rough conduct against Richmond’s Ben Cousins in Round 21 last season.

    The 20 per cent loading and 25 carry-over demerit points from that suspension pushed Franklin’s tally to 175 – and a one-match suspension that will force him out of Saturday night’s game against Collingwood even if he pleaded guilty.

    But Franklin’s bump on Akermanis was assessed in the lowest conduct and impact categories and he will risk only 43.75 demerit points by challenging the penalty tonight.

    Swallow was been charged with a second offence for making negligent contact with umpire Scott McLaren during the first quarter of the Kangaroos’ win against West Coast.

    A second offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $2400 sanction.

    The Brisbane Lions accepted one-match suspensions for Mitch Clark and Ash McGrath, ruling them out of Saturday night’s home game against the Western Bulldogs.

    Both players faced two-game bans if they challenged the match review panel verdict and lost, but will miss just one week after pleading guilty.

    The latest tactic to negate Geelong ace Gary Ablett has cost Fremantle’s Hayden Ballantyne a $900 fine.

    Ballantyne can accept the sanction for pinching Ablett.

    Cats forward Steve Johnson paid the same fine after being reported for pinching Collingwood’s Harry O’Brien in Round 3 last season.

    Richmond young gun Dustin Martin has accepted a reprimand for a front-on bump to Sydney’s Josh Kennedy but will carry 93.75 demerit points for the rest of the season. Another offence will push him over 100 points incurring a suspension that would make him ineligible for the AFL Rising Star Award.

    Hawthorn’s Chance Bateman was fined $1800 for a second wrestling offence, while Kangaroo Andrew Swallow and Swan Kieren Jack can accept $1800 and $900 fines respectively for colliding with field umpires.

    No action was taken against three Melbourne players for the gang-tackle that sent Crow Patrick Dangerfield to hospital with a neck injury. The panel found there was no slinging action.

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Who’s A Naughty Boy?

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LANCE Franklin, Mitch Clark and Ash McGrath have all copped suspensions after the AFL match review panel assessed the weekend’s games.

McGrath has copped a one-game suspension for making unreasonable and unnecessary contact to Cameron Cloke’s face, while Lion Mitch Clark was banned for one match for striking Jackson Trengove.

Lance Franklin was given a one-game ban for making contact with Jason Akermanis’ head in a bump.

Young Tiger Dustin Martin can accept a reprimand and 93.75 points towards his future record for making forceful front-on contact with Josh Kennedy.

In other match review panel news, Andrew Swallow was fined $1800 for making contact with an umpire, Kieren Jack was fined $900 for the same offence, Chance Bateman was fined $1800 for wrestling Shaun Higgins and Hayden Ballantyne was fined $900 for pinching Gary Ablett.

The match day report laid against West Coast’s Ashley Hansen for striking North Melbourne’s Daniel Wells during the second quarter of Saturday’s match was dismissed because his arm was extended in a tackling motion.

Contact between three Melbourne players and Adelaide’s Patrick Dangerfield from the third quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The panel said that Dangerfield had the ball in a contested situation and was attempting to move through a pack when he was gang-tackled by three players and taken to ground. The tackle by the Melbourne players was one action only, with the momentum of the players taking Dangerfield forward. The Melbourne players did not sling Dangerfield to the ground in the tackle..

Contact between the Western Bulldogs’ Jarrod Harbrow and Hawthorn’s Jordan Lewis from the second quarter of Sunday’s match was assessed. The panel said that both Harbrow and Lewis had their eyes on the ball at all times in the lead-up to contact being made. Harbrow spoiled the ball before contact was made with Lewis. His actions were deemed a legitimate attempt to spoil the ball. No further action was taken.

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  1. There is a very good chance Franklin’s suspension will be contested by Hawthorn today.

    Common sense must prevail , if a bloke who is 6ft 5in bumps a guy who is 5ft 11in and hits his head accidentally then surely he cant be suspended.

    If this rule doesn’t change Frankin will be suspended every 4-5 weeks.

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  2. 4 Richmond players (Connors, Cousins, McGuane and Polo) have been suspended by the club for some late-night shenanigans in Sydney. According to the afl website, Connors was the only one intoxicated and therefore, copped the heaviest penalty (8 weeks, 6 from club training). The others were not drunk and have only been penalised/rewarded with a week off – one has to wonder what was fueling their behaviour – must just have been youthful exuberance.

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  3. Post script:

    HAWTHORN will challenge Lance Franklin’s suspension for rough conduct at the tribunal tonight.

    The Kangaroos have also opted to fight Andrew Swallow’s $2400 fine for making negligent contact with an umpire.

    Franklin is not risking a bigger penalty by contesting the offence against Western Bulldogs forward Jason Akermanis on Sunday.

    The Hawks’ power forward copped double trouble and a two-game ban after an unsuccessful challenge to rough conduct against Richmond’s Ben Cousins in Round 21 last season.

    The 20 per cent loading and 25 carry-over demerit points from that suspension pushed Franklin’s tally to 175 – and a one-match suspension that will force him out of Saturday night’s game against Collingwood even if he pleaded guilty.

    But Franklin’s bump on Akermanis was assessed in the lowest conduct and impact categories and he will risk only 43.75 demerit points by challenging the penalty tonight.

    Swallow was been charged with a second offence for making negligent contact with umpire Scott McLaren during the first quarter of the Kangaroos’ win against West Coast.

    A second offence for making negligent contact with an umpire is a $2400 sanction.

    The Brisbane Lions accepted one-match suspensions for Mitch Clark and Ash McGrath, ruling them out of Saturday night’s home game against the Western Bulldogs.

    Both players faced two-game bans if they challenged the match review panel verdict and lost, but will miss just one week after pleading guilty.

    The latest tactic to negate Geelong ace Gary Ablett has cost Fremantle’s Hayden Ballantyne a $900 fine.

    Ballantyne can accept the sanction for pinching Ablett.

    Cats forward Steve Johnson paid the same fine after being reported for pinching Collingwood’s Harry O’Brien in Round 3 last season.

    Richmond young gun Dustin Martin has accepted a reprimand for a front-on bump to Sydney’s Josh Kennedy but will carry 93.75 demerit points for the rest of the season. Another offence will push him over 100 points incurring a suspension that would make him ineligible for the AFL Rising Star Award.

    Hawthorn’s Chance Bateman was fined $1800 for a second wrestling offence, while Kangaroo Andrew Swallow and Swan Kieren Jack can accept $1800 and $900 fines respectively for colliding with field umpires.

    No action was taken against three Melbourne players for the gang-tackle that sent Crow Patrick Dangerfield to hospital with a neck injury. The panel found there was no slinging action.

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