O&M VIDEO REVIEW SYSTEM TO STAY

OVENS and Murray boss Aaron McGlynn has disputed claims clubs will turn on each other using the league’s controversial video review system.

McGlynn, pictured, defended the re-introduction of video reviews yesterday, with the league’s general manager saying the O and M would be doing itself a disservice by not having a match review panel.

Four of the six players to front the tribunal in the opening two rounds were reported after being cited by the match review panel.

It resulted in 11 games’ worth of suspensions, with three bans containing ­partially suspended sentences. 

Wodonga was left furious after Sam Wortmann was handed a six-match ban (two suspended) after being cited for rough conduct in an incident umpires did not believe was reportable on the day.

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Under the system, both umpires and clubs are able to ask the league’s match review panel to assess footage.

But McGlynn isn’t worried about tit-for-tat requests.

“At the end of the day, you would expect nothing frivolous to proceed,” he said.

“The players are on notice and are aware they’re being filmed.

“It’s fairly simple, if you act within the rules, you’ve got nothing to worry about.”

McGlynn made no apologies for re-introducing video reviews to the O and M.

“When you’ve got the resource there and are filming the games, naturally it makes sense to use it,” he said.

“I don’t dispute there will likely be some teething issues, but the plan was always to get it back up and running.

“We are more than happy to work through issues with clubs and welcome feedback.”

McGlynn said the clubs had played a part in bringing it back.

“All 10 clubs voted and it passed unanimously, from memory,” he said.

“Whether that has been passed down through the clubs, I’m not sure.”

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