Scott backs rating overview system regardless of extra controversy on Friday night time

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Geelong coach Chris Scott says the AFL’s much-maligned rating overview system was by no means going to be good, however it’s an enchancment.

Geelong coach Chris Scott has backed the AFL’s much-maligned rating overview system, saying critics are lacking the purpose.

The night time after Essendon have been allowed a controversial purpose of their slender win over GWS, there have been two extra rating evaluations on Friday night time throughout the Cats’ 27-point win over Adelaide.

Adelaide’s Elliott Himmelberg was allowed a purpose after it appeared to shave the purpose submit.

Later within the recreation, the ball was again within the centre sq. when a purpose to Geelong star Tim Kelly was disallowed as a result of it brushed the submit.

Whereas the 2 evaluations went in opposition to Geelong, Scott was unfazed and stated the overview system is an enchancment.

“I have to be within the minority – I can not perceive some individuals saying ‘simply eliminate it, as a result of it was higher earlier than’,” Scott stated.

“My understanding of the rationale for bringing it in, was to assist with the howler – a bit just like the hawkeye in cricket.

“It was to cease the actually unhealthy error that everybody knew was there and I feel it’s achieved that purpose in spades.”

Additionally on Friday night time, Scott is hopeful that Cats star Patrick Dangerfield has averted a big hip damage.

Crows defender Daniel Talia cannoned into him in a marking contest and Scott stated it ought to have been a free-kick to Dangerfield.

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However extra importantly for the Cats, Dangerfield performed out the sport after his hip knock.

“He appeared to get a bit bit higher as he went on, but it surely checked out halftime as if he wouldn’t have the ability to play,” Scott stated.

“He is among the extra robust gamers that I’ve seen. And I’ve seen a number of.”

It was a scratchy win for Geelong on Friday night time after the earlier week’s loss to Port Adelaide.

Geelong recovered from a poor first time period in opposition to the Crows and Scott stated the competitors leaders will not be hanging worry for now into opposition groups.

“We definitely haven’t fallen into the entice of considering that we’re higher than we’re,” Scott stated.

“If we did, we’d simply take a look at a little bit of imaginative and prescient of the final two weeks.

“There have been large patches the place most groups would take a look at us and say ‘I’m unsure what’s so scary about them’ and that might be honest sufficient.”

Mark Blicavs’ transfer into the ruck was game-changing, whereas Kelly was sturdy once more and small forwards Luke Dahlhaus, Gryan Miers and Jordan Clark all impressed.

Jed Bews additionally returned to the workforce and shut down goalsneak Eddie Betts.


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