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Was it a good or bad punch?

Great power punch! Cop it sweet! 0 0.00%
 
What a disgrace. Gaff is a cowardly thug! 1 100.00%
 
8 match ban was too harsh 0 0.00%
 
8 match ban was not long enough! 0 0.00%
 
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https://www.foxsports.com.au/video/afl/afl/gaffs-punch-from-all-angles!692331

Plenty of videos on  Youtube and more news stories can be found on this powerful punch!

What are your thoughts on this? A boxing career in the making.

BTW: Gaff received  8 match suspension for his punch!

Last edited by Dark_Lord_2008 - on 07 August 2018

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As a long time AFL follower, the 8 weeks is pretty much spot on, it covers the 6 or 7 games including finals that the eagles could potentially play if they make the grand final, so He won't have the comfort of coming back for the Grand final if they make it.

Historically it sits around the mark for that type of striking offence having said that I agree with Brayshaws Dad who said he believed Gaff's contrition was genuine and no one comes out of this a winner, He want's to arrange a meeting with Gaff to try to ease public tension towards Gaff especially in Perth and the family is looking forward to having a good time at the Eagles annual dinner where another son plays AFL with Gaff's parents,  a 3rd son plays for Melbourne a club that's been linked to Gaff's potential return to that city.

Last edited by mjk45 - on 07 August 2018

Maybe he's better suited to being a mma fighter.



They need a send off rule. Better still, a send off rule that also does not allow another player on so the team needs to play one down. Soccer does that. Even Rugby League has a "sin" bin where the team is one down. Ice Hockey does it for any penalty I thought.

 

If a dude smacks out another player, breaks their teeth well heck, why is that guy still on the field? just not right. AFL administration are a bunch of idiots.



I think this probably edges across the line where the police need to becoming involved.

It was unprovoked, off the ball and completely over the top in terms of aggression and targeting (the head). When all of those criteria are satisfied you have to ask yourself if the fact he is wearing a footy jersey excuses him.



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Homeroids said:

They need a send off rule. Better still, a send off rule that also does not allow another player on so the team needs to play one down. Soccer does that. Even Rugby League has a "sin" bin where the team is one down. Ice Hockey does it for any penalty I thought.

 

If a dude smacks out another player, breaks their teeth well heck, why is that guy still on the field? just not right. AFL administration are a bunch of idiots.

 double post sorry.


Last edited by mjk45 - on 08 August 2018

Homeroids said:

They need a send off rule. Better still, a send off rule that also does not allow another player on so the team needs to play one down. Soccer does that. Even Rugby League has a "sin" bin where the team is one down. Ice Hockey does it for any penalty I thought.

 

If a dude smacks out another player, breaks their teeth well heck, why is that guy still on the field? just not right. AFL administration are a bunch of idiots.

 The Afl has argued that since the  crackdown on striking these cases that were prevalent twenty years or more ago are now rare, and  if a red card was with the Gaff case how do you police it, in this case you have no umpires report to go by because the behind play nature of it meant they didn't see it  at the time it happened ,my thoughts are keep it how it is unless there  is an upsurge in coward punches  but I admit I wouldn't oppose it if it was introduced strictly for these Barry Hall Andrew Gaff type hits where there is concrete video evidence , but not like amateur football with it's broader criteria.

What I would  like to see is the AFl come out and state that their crackdown on jump punch's and strikes to the body  by making them finable offences is now done and it's suspension from now on, Like Andrew Gaff himself said when asked about his defences proposition that he meant to hit Brayshaw in the chest like  he had done earlier and miscued when Brayshaw propped and lowered his body weight  gaff's reply was it didn't matter  the impact itself was what matters.

Last edited by mjk45 - on 08 August 2018

Gaff's sympathy and remorse over his actions was not enough to avoid 8 match ban. He even had his parents attend his tribunal to appear more remorseful. Seriously, a 26 year old man can face a tribunal on his own.



Dark_Lord_2008 said:

Gaff's sympathy and remorse over his actions was not enough to avoid 8 match ban. He even had his parents attend his tribunal to appear more remorseful. Seriously, a 26 year old man can face a tribunal on his own.

So you know it's fake do you? '  His playing record of never been reported alongside the Brayshaw family  opinion about his sincerity of is contrition paints a different picture, still he did the crime and now he'll do the time but he's no Barry Hall.



Dark_Lord_2008 said:

Gaff's sympathy and remorse over his actions was not enough to avoid 8 match ban. He even had his parents attend his tribunal to appear more remorseful. Seriously, a 26 year old man can face a tribunal on his own.

His parent's live in Melbourne so it only natural they would want to attend.