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Re: Ben Griffiths to debut (RFC)
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2010, 06:00:56 PM »
hat's all that this year was about - That's 8 - Gotta be close/if not a record ?  :clapping :gotigers
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Re: Ben Griffiths to debut (RFC)
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2010, 06:30:53 PM »
Wonder when Grimey will get his turn...  Round 19 against Melbourne, maybe?

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Re: Ben Griffiths to debut (RFC)
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2010, 07:08:57 PM »
Wonder when Grimey will get his turn...  Round 19 against Melbourne, maybe?

grimes has been injured

he will debut this year no doubt

quite a talented player with tremendous athletic ability

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Re: Ben Griffiths to debut (RFC)
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2010, 08:39:46 PM »
Hell, I am in shock, just finished up for the day and read this, I hope the hell we are not rushing him any by the way everyone.

PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT A SUPERHUMAN 10 GOAL, 20 POSSESSION, 18 MARKS, 10 TACKLE GAME OUT OF THE BOY!!!!!
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Re: Ben Griffiths to debut (RFC)
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2010, 09:25:58 PM »
Hell, I am in shock, just finished up for the day and read this, I hope the hell we are not rushing him any by the way everyone.

PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT A SUPERHUMAN 10 GOAL, 20 POSSESSION, 18 MARKS, 10 TACKLE GAME OUT OF THE BOY!!!!!
 ;D ;D

I agree, 7-8 would be enough

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Re: Ben Griffiths to debut (RFC)
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2010, 09:36:23 PM »
Hell, I am in shock, just finished up for the day and read this, I hope the hell we are not rushing him any by the way everyone.

PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT A SUPERHUMAN 10 GOAL, 20 POSSESSION, 18 MARKS, 10 TACKLE GAME OUT OF THE BOY!!!!!
 ;D ;D

I agree, 7-8 would be enough

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DIMMA - You will be held ACCOUNTABLE...

“We are really excited about what we have brought in. We have got great depth of players that can take us where we need to go. We are just putting some cream on the top at the moment,” he said.

"Rucks:
Shaun Hampson is the No.1 man"

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Re: Ben Griffiths to debut (RFC)
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2010, 10:31:40 PM »
If he stays fit and does not look out of his depth at the top level play him for thre rest of the year.

Forward line just looks a little taller and a little more structured.

Good luck Ben.

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Re: Ben Griffiths to debut (RFC)
« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2010, 11:28:02 PM »
Great news...cant wait for Saturday.
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Damien Hardwick calls in new blood for Richmond (Australian)
« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2010, 04:46:04 AM »
All Seven 2009 National draft picks will have now played this year  :thumbsup.


Damien Hardwick calls in new blood for Richmond
Greg Denham
The Australian
May 28, 2010


NEW coach Damien Hardwick's metamorphosis at Richmond continued last night at the selection table with the inclusion of first-gamer Ben Griffiths, against Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium tomorrow.

Amazingly, the teenage key forward will complete the introduction to the elite level of all seven of Richmond's selections in last year's national draft.

Griffiths, 18 and almost 200cm tall, is a quick, powerful athlete and thumping kick, according to the Tigers. He will be Richmond's eighth AFL debutant under Hardwick and the 37th player used at senior level this season.

Griffiths was the Tigers' second selection in the November draft at pick No 19 overall, and will follow in the footsteps of Dustin Martin, David Astbury, Matt Dea, Troy Taylor, Jeromey Webberley and Ben Nason, to have all made their AFL debut in the first 10 rounds of the season.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/sport/damien-hardwick-calls-in-new-blood-for-richmond/story-e6frg7mf-1225872271191

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Re: Ben Griffiths to debut (RFC)
« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2010, 04:03:59 PM »
Anyone who thinks HArdwick can't coach and will place us in a worst position as a club and list than he started with is delusionary. The fact that he has blooded so many young recruits and he, his assistants and specialists are not developing the players game only need look at the quality and quantity of the first gamers that have and are playing for us. Besides perhaps one, every player that we have recruited last year has shown they potentially have what it takes.

For a long time we have not recruited or developed our list well and this is Hardwicks number one priority not winning meaningless games. We are also resting players and ensuring they are not played so niggles become long term injuries.

I for one think we are finally heading down the right path and have made a smart choice with Hardwick!

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Re: Ben Griffiths to debut (RFC)
« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2010, 04:05:22 PM »
Strap them shoulders up & cut him loose  ;D
Good Luck & hope he survives. Having a 200cm forward & thumping kick is what we need  :pray  ;D

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Re: Ben Griffiths to debut (RFC)
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2010, 09:10:40 PM »
Good Luck Griff, make every post a winner :pray :clapping :pray
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Could Ben Griffiths be the new Matthew Richardson? (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #42 on: May 29, 2010, 06:19:12 AM »
Could Ben Griffiths be the new Matthew Richardson?
Michael Horan
Herald Sun
May 29, 2010


BEFORE he sets foot on the AAMI Stadium surface against Port Adelaide today, Richmond's newest senior player Ben Griffiths has heavy baggage.

Tall, dark and talented, the 18-year-old key position player who was a prolific goalkicker in junior ranks, is already being hailed the Tigers' new Matthew Richardson.

The club's second pick in the 2009 draft and taken 19th overall, there is no doubt Richmond has great hope and expectations, but coach Damien Hardwick warned the agile, long-kicking Griffiths had a long way to go in his development.

"It's a big call given he still hasn't played a (senior) game," when asked about the Richo tag.

"We just want to get games into him. He's a big boy - he's 198cm and about 100kg already. He's just a guy we're going to put out there and see how he goes.

"There's no pressure on him, we just want to get a game into him and get as many as we can into him this year.

"We feel he's going to be a good player for our football club, but the Richo comparison is maybe a tad early."

Griffiths follows Dustin Martin, Ben Nason, David Astbury, Matt Dea, Troy Taylor, Relton Roberts and Jeromey Webberley as senior Tiger debutants this season, making the club's tally of 36 players used already in 2010 the most of any AFL club.

"From our point of view its's about seeing which players can take us forward and what positions they're suited to," Hardwick said.

"Sides at the bottom of the ladder generally turn over their players more than top sides - its just a statistical thing you can back up.

"So from our point of view we're just seeing how players go in certain positions and come 2011 we'll settle our side somewhat as well."

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/could-ben-griffiths-be-the-new-matthew-richardson/story-e6frf9jf-1225872774142


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Re: Ben Griffiths to debut (RFC)
« Reply #43 on: May 29, 2010, 09:02:34 AM »
Holy snappin duck poop, he hasn't run out on the field and he is already our Richodunstallcareylockethall lol
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Re: Ben Griffiths to debut (RFC)
« Reply #44 on: May 29, 2010, 09:21:17 AM »
Holy snappin duck poop, he hasn't run out on the field and he is already our Richodunstallcareylockethall lol

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