Umpires

AFL

AFL umpires coach didn't like the way Trent Cotchin was treated by Brent Macaffer

Daniel Cherny It was clearly the most contentious issue to emerge from Friday night's blockbuster, and the senior coach of the AFL umpires admitted he was displeased with the manner in which Richmond captain Trent...

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Richmond coach Damien Hardwick praises AFL umpires, but ...

Damien Hardwick.

Chloe Saltau The umpires' willingness to put away their whistles has been widely celebrated, and Damien Hardwick is happy with the standard of officiating, but the Richmond coach wouldn't mind a few more free...

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AFL umpires will be better resourced and more open with the media in bid to win the respect of football fans

Wayne Campbell says the AFL would have new rules broadcast at venues to help educate supporters.

Jon Pierik Most umpires feel they are respected by AFL coaches and players, but not by club supporters and the media.

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Footy fans need educating, say AFL umpires

Survey of umpires found they believe they're respected by just one in four fans.

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Wayne Campbell to replace Jeff Gieschen as umpires' boss

Wayne Campbell.

Rohan Connolly Former Richmond captain and current Tigers' official Wayne Campbell is to be announced as the AFL's new director of umpiring, replacing the long-time occupant of the position Jeff Gieschen.

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Umpires under fire for rushed behind free kick

Nick Malceski looks on in disbelief as an umpire awards a free kick to Carlton for a deliberate rushed behind.

Andrew Wu John Longmire gave youngster Xavier Richards the shock of his life on Friday night but was later on the receiving end himself after a controversial umpiring decision which left many bewildered.

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McKenna in talks with umpires' chief about Ablett treatment

Andrew Stafford Suns coach Guy McKenna has revealed that he had been “in constant conversation” with the AFL's director of umpiring, Jeff Gieschen, regarding the treatment meted out to Suns captain...

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Star Tiger's vote against the umpires

Geoff Raines

Jon Pierik One memory from 1980 still rankles with champion centreman Geoff Raines.

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Blues raise doubtful calls with umpires

Mick Malthouse

Jon Pierik Carlton wants clarification from umpires' department after contentious decisions on Friday night.

Umpires' boss defends out-of-bounds decisions

Jeff Gieschen

Martin Blake AFL umpires' boss Jeff Gieschen has ticked off eight of the nine controversial deliberate out-of-bounds decisions from last Friday night's game in Perth, defending the actions of the umpires.

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AFL warns Buckley on umpires

Nathan Buckley.

Collingwood coach escapes with warning after approaching the umpires during Friday night's clash with Hawthorn.

Umpires' boss backs call

AFL umpires boss Jeff Gieschen has satisfied himself and the league - if not others - that seemingly inconclusive footage of a contentious scoring decision was, in fact, conclusive. Well, almost conclusive.

Samantha Lane AFL umpires boss Jeff Gieschen has satisfied himself and the league - if not others - that seemingly inconclusive footage of a contentious scoring decision was, in fact, conclusive.

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Pay rise for AFL umpires

The AFLUA and AFL are also discussing a potential move towards full-time umpires.

Sam Lienert Umpires have struck a deal that will have the top earners among their ranks making as much as $150,000 per season by 2016.

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Plan for a trial of full-time umpires

AFL umpires

Jon Pierik Full-time option will not be adopted next season but could be done in 2014,

Umpires blow whistle on congestion

AFL scramble.

Rohan Connolly Ugly rolling mauls that have marred AFL football as a spectacle in recent years may be on the way out.

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Umpires to share their vision with everybody

The new system aims to prove umpires maintain a balanced view on all rules.

Jon Pierik Coaches and players will have access to vision used by umpires and notes taken.

Australian football

Local umpires blow the whistle on the big time

SPORT: AFL umpires to officiate Giants and Saints match on Saturday are front-  Scott Gordon,  back L-R  James Savage, Luke Roberts, Chris Simms and Dale Poren.   9th April 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Steven Smith They're usually the subject of jeers, but Canberra footy fans have good reason to cheer for the umpires in Saturday's AFL match at Manuka Oval.

Laser-guided Bombers report beam to umpires

Angus Monfries.

Angus Monfries says he was targeted by a laser beam from the crowd during his team's loss to Sydney.

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Umpires key to speeding up game

Rohan Connolly sport dinkus

Rohan Connolly Do we really need another twist on another recent rule change to clear up moveable scrums?

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Live blog: Umpires the key

Rohan Connolly Do we really need another twist on another recent rule change to clear up moveable scrums? Which might lead to yet another unintended consequence and another rule change to counter it?

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