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Richmond Rant / Re: Jack Riewoldt - Dual Coleman medallist [merged]
« Last post by Tiger Tragic on Today at 01:53:08 PM »
If Brown wins it will be a pat on the back because his parents are related.

Richmond Rant / Re: Sam Lloyd should be on Carlton's radar: Lyon (SEN)
« Last post by cub on Today at 12:44:43 PM »
That would make me sick
Collingwood have it in the bag if they can avoid top 8 teams in the finals.
Back from hawks to Collingwood this week.
As it currently stands Collingwood has only beaten one team in the top eight.

But don't let the facts get in the way of a good story Gary
Has Collingwood "cloned" Richmond's brand of footy?

By Nic Negrepontis
20 Aug 2018

Former Melbourne captain Garry Lyon has put his stamp on Collingwood, labelling them the number one contenders to Richmond’s throne.

The Pies have been riddled by injuries, but went on a 51 to zero run in the second half to defeat Port Adelaide on the weekend and currently sit third on the ladder.

“I think Collingwood is the second best team in the competition as we sit right now,” Lyon told SEN Breakfast.

Lyon puts their improvement down to a “cloning” of Richmond’s game style.

“I watched them on the weekend and again, Nathan Buckley probably won’t like this, this is just my opinion from watching footy all year, they appear to be cloning Richmond,” Lyon said.

“Cloning the way they play and it’s smart because it’s worked for Richmond and it’s working for Collingwood.

“They are strong through the midfield, super strong, they’ve got a spread of goal kickers like Richmond, you don’t know who to go to in the Collingwood forward line.

“They’ve got about six blokes capable of kicking bags of three.

“Their pressure is fanatical and unrelenting. Now they are all the cornerstones of what Richmond has been doing over the last couple of years.”

Former Essendon captain Tim Watson believes the Pies had this game style in place last season, but didn’t have the ability to execute it.

“There was evidence Collingwood was playing like that last year, but they just didn’t have that connection and now they seem to have more options when they go forward,” he said.

The Magpies will travel west to take on Fremantle in Round 23 and a win would secure them a top four finish.
Richmond Rant / Re: RD 23 vs Western Bulldogs
« Last post by one-eyed on Today at 11:47:16 AM »
The MCG website is expecting a crowd of 60k on Saturday against the Dogs.

Opening times


Public          12.30pm
AFL Reserve 12.30pm
MCC Reserve 12.00pm

Gate 3: 10.00am
Gate 5: 12.00pm
Gate 6: 11.00am
Gate 7: 9.30am

Estimated attendance


Cheer squad locations
Richmond: Bays M3 and M4 (Rows A-K)
Western Bulldogs: Bay M33 (Rows A-S)
Richmond Rant / Sam Lloyd should be on Carlton's radar: Lyon (SEN)
« Last post by one-eyed on Today at 11:45:10 AM »
The fringe Tiger that should be on Carlton's radar

20 Aug 2018

Richmond has list depth beyond that of any club in the competition and Sam Lloyd is one of their players struggling to get a regular game.

Lloyd, 28, was given an opportunity on the weekend with a number of senior players rested but Garry Lyon believes Carlton should target the forward/midfielder who has played just 57 for the Tigers games over five seasons.

“I’m a big Lloyd fan. Sam Lloyd mightn’t be in their best 22 because they’re so good, but he should be a big target for an opposition club, he’s too good for VFL footy,” Lyon told SEN Breakfast.

“He should be playing AFL footy.

“At Carlton for example, he would be a walk-up start in their team.”

The Blues have struggled to hit the scoreboard this year, averaging 8.8 goals per game, ranked 17th in the competition and a player like Lloyd could add some bite forward of centre with his finishing ability.

Lloyd kicked 35 goals in 2016 for the Tigers, but has only played 15 games across the last two seasons.
Richmond Rant / Re: Brownlow 2018 thread
« Last post by one-eyed on Today at 11:43:36 AM »
Don’t discount Richmond superstar Dustin Martin joining that select group in just over a month’s time.

Martin racked up a record 36 votes in winning the Brownlow last year, and while his 2018 season hasn’t been as dominant, it’s still been very good.

He’s averaging 25.1 disposals, 5.8 inside-50s and 5.2 clearances per game, has kicked a total of 29 goals, and is ranked first in the competition for inside-50s, first for score involvements and second for centre clearances.

There’s every chance Martin would have polled three Brownlow votes for his strong showing against Essendon at the MCG last Friday night – 26 disposals, 10 marks and four goals.

I reckon he’s in the low 20s for votes with one round to go – and that would put him right in the frame for back-to-back Brownlows.

Given the fact Richmond has won 17 games, there’s going to be plenty of votes awarded to Tiger players. And, the fact is, Dusty is a proven vote-winner.

There have been six players who have won back-to-back Brownlow Medals in the history of the game’s most prestigious individual award – Fitzroy’s Haydn Bunton (1931-32), Essendon’s Dick Reynolds (1937-38) and Bill Hutchison (1952-53), St Kilda’s Ian Stewart (1965-66), North Melbourne’s Keith Greig (1973-74) and Robert Harvey (1997-98).

Full article:
Richmond Rant / Re: Daniel Rioli [merged]
« Last post by one-eyed on Today at 11:41:27 AM »
That [run down tackle on Saad] was Rioli’s seventh tackle for the match – the most by any player on the ground – to go with his 17 disposals, six marks and five score involvements.

“It was good, wasn’t it, to ice the game. That’s why we love him in the side,” Hardwick said.

“He does that consistently. He probably had a couple of opportunities where he just missed them (tackles) tonight.

“It’s been evident in his game for a long period of time, and that’s why he’s such an important player for us.”
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