Neale To Upward Push Above Tagging Processes In Afl

© Scott Barbour/AAP PHOTOSBrisbane expect superstar Lachie Neale to be tagged once more in opposition to Melbourne.


Chris Fagan hopes his not-so-subtle message to the AFL has resonated however that Brownlow Medal favourite Lachie Neale will make an effect regardless in Brisbane’s crunch conflict with Melbourne.

Fagan wondered the “tough treatment” his superstar midfielder copped whilst tagged by way of St Kilda’s Marcus Windhager in closing round’s win.

The teach hinted in his submit-game press convention he might are seeking for clarification from the AFL umpiring department about some approaches being used towards the 2020 Brownlow medallist.

Speaking in advance of Friday’s recreation on the Gabba in opposition to the Demons, Fagan cautioned that turned into as a ways as he took it.

“It’s not easy to peer, there may be lots going on round the ones contested situations,” he told newshounds.

“All you could do is make them aware and I kind of stated something in my press conference, however I’m not sure if some thing’s been performed.

“He’s now not the handiest bloke inside the opposition (this is tagged heavily) and to be fair we do it to other blokes in different teams as nicely.

“We want the good players playing nicely at this time of year, now not being shut down by using tactics which are perhaps out of doors the policies.”

Neale changed into constrained to a season-low sixteen disposals inside the Lions’ crucial win over St Kilda.

“I recognise St Kilda will in all likelihood be satisfied … however it become the satisfactory sixteen-touch sport he’s ever had,” Fagan stated.

“We have been extremely good thrilled … it is not continually approximately how much Lachie receives the ball.”

Fagan expects Neale to be tagged once more inside the promote-out Gabba conflict and anticipates his teammates can be smarter in how they help him.

“Come hell or high water, not count number what occurs, Lachie might be on his nice game,” the train stated.

“We ought to be cautious and we’re disillusioned we gave away a few unfastened kicks.

“Retaliation is probably no longer the proper word, but (we were the) second person involved and that’s what the umpire noticed.”

The loser of Friday’s conflict could finish the very last round outdoor the top four, at the same time as the winner should end as high as 2d.

The Demons sparked back to life earlier this season with a 3rd-instantly win over Brisbane, however realize facing them at the Gabba is a specific prospect.

“It’s a amazing possibility this week … an massive challenge going up to Brisbane, they may be fairly robust up there,” educate Simon Goodwin stated.

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