Graham Carbery – a man who stood up

July 8, 2017 by · 1 Comment
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Former VFL boundary umpire, Graham Carbery, died on Wednesday after a long illness.  Carbery umpired 145 VFL games, including five finals.  He loved umpiring.  His career was different to every boundary umpire in AFL/AFL history.

Graham Carbery wanted to leave the head-butt in the past.

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One left hook

July 3, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Folks for those of you who don’t know Tomas Bugg is wearing the blue trunks, Callum Mills the red.  Bugg is the one with the power and aggression, looking to load up early and end it quickly.  Mills has more finesse and he’s a superb athlete with a  lot of skills but we’re going to find out tonight what happens if and when Bugg lands a bomb and I’ve got a feeling Mills is gonna get knocked out.

Bugg on Mills - Bang

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