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Get Back with the Yellow and Black to 1980 (RFC site)
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Get Back with the Yellow and Black to 1980
richmondfc.com.au
By Tony Greenberg
Mon 15 Nov, 2010


In the first of a new series on richmondfc.com.au, Tony Greenberg cranks up the Tiger Time Machine and roars back to 1980 to examine how that glorious season unfolded from a Yellow and Black perspective, and look at what else was happening in the world that year.


Richmond in 1980
Coach:  Tony Jewell
Captain:  Bruce Monteath
Best and Fairest winner:  Geoff Raines
Leading Goalkicker:  Michael Roach (112)
Leading Brownlow Medal vote-getter:  Mark Lee, 16 votes
Players used:  36
Debutants:  4

Richmond’s 1980 match results

Round 1:  Richmond 16.15 (111) defeated Hawthorn 15.16 (106) at Princes Park
Round 2:  Richmond 17.15 (117) lost to Essendon 17.22 (124) at the MCG
Round 3:  Richmond 18.20 (128) drew with St Kilda 19.14 (128) at the MCG
Round 4:  Richmond 16.13 (109) defeated Collingwood 8.9 (57) at Victoria Park
Round 5:  Richmond 29.25 (199) defeated Fitzroy 11.15 (81) at the MCG
Round 6:  Richmond 12.16 (88) defeated Geelong 10.17 (77) at Waverley Park
Round 7:  Richmond 27.18 (180) defeated Footscray 10.10 (70) at Western Oval
Round 8:  Richmond 19.24 (138) defeated Carlton 12. 13 (85) at the MCG
Round 9:  Richmond 29.21 (195) defeated Melbourne 15.12 (102) at the MCG
Round 10:  Richmond 15.15 (105) defeated North Melbourne 13.20 (98) at the MCG
Round 11:  Richmond 18.13 (121) defeated South Melbourne 10.8 (68) at Waverley Park
Round 12:  Richmond 16.12 (108) defeated Hawthorn 11.22 (88) at the MCG
Round 13:  Richmond 16.21 (117) defeated Essendon 15.17 (107) at Windy Hill
Round 14:  Richmond 9.19 (73) defeated Collingwood 7.22 (64) at the MCG
Round 15:  Richmond 12.16 (88) lost to Fitzroy 15.19 (109) at Junction Oval
Round 16:  Richmond 34.18 (222) defeated St Kilda 11.4 (70) at the SCG
Round 17:  Richmond 13.15 (93) lost to Geelong 16.14 (110) at the MCG
Round 18:  Richmond 23.18 (156) defeated Footscray 6.5 (41) at Waverley Park
Round 19:  Richmond 10.10 (70) lost to Carlton 12.19 (91) at Princes Park
Round 20:  Richmond 26.18 (174) defeated Melbourne 16.13 (109) at the MCG
Round 21:  Richmond 15.19 (109) defeated North Melbourne 14.14 (98) at Arden Street
Round 22:  Richmond 7.11 (53) lost to South Melbourne 16.11 (107) at Lake Oval


Ladder after 1980 home-and-away season
1. GEELONG, 17 wins, 5 losses, 125.1%, 68 points
2. CARLTON, 17 wins, 5 losses, 121.1%, 68 points
3. RICHMOND, 16 wins, 1 draw, 5 losses, 138.4%, 66 points
4. NORTH MELBOURNE, 14 wins, 1 draw, 7 losses, 123.8%, 58 points
5. COLLINGWOOD, 14 wins, 1 draw, 7 losses, 114.4%, 58 points
6. South Melbourne, 13 wins, 9 losses, 101.7%, 52 points
7. Essendon, 10 wins, 12 losses, 105.4%, 40 points
8. Hawthorn, 10 wins, 12 losses, 94.5%, 40 points
9. Melbourne, 5 wins, 17 losses, 79.0%, 20 points
10. Footscray, 5 wins, 17 losses, 75.1%, 20 points
11. St Kilda, 4 wins, 2 draws, 16 losses, 69.2%, 20 points
12. Fitzroy, 4 wins, 1 draw, 17 losses, 86.0%, 18 points


Qualifying Final
Richmond 18.8 (116) defeated Carlton 10.14 (74)

Second Semi-final
Richmond 14.11 (95) defeated Geelong 11.5 (71)

Grand Final
Richmond 23.21 (159) defeated Collingwood 9.24 (78)


Richmond 1980 goalkickers
112 - Michael Roach (1st in competition)
84 - Kevin Bartlett
47 - David Cloke
43 - Bruce Monteath
29 - Robert Wiley
24 - Dale Weightman
21 - Barry Rowlings


Games
25 - Kevin Bartlett, Francis Bourke, Jimmy Jess, Geoff Raines, Michael Roach
24 - Mark Lee, Greg Strachan, Dale Weightman
23 - Mick Malthouse, Terry Smith, Bryan Wood
22 - Bruce Monteath, Robert Wiley
21 - David Cloke, Emmett Dunne, Mervyn Keane


Marks
141 - David Cloke (eq. 6th in competition)
134 - Michael Roach
99 - Jimmy Jess
89 - Robert Wiley, Bryan Wood
87 - Mark Lee
78 - Emmett Dunne
65 - Bruce Monteath, Geoff Raines


Kicks
436 - Robert Wiley (3rd in competition)
415 - Kevin Bartlett
399 - Geoff Raines
307 - Barry Rowlings
291 - Dale Weightman
262 - Francis Bourke
257 - Bruce Monteath, Bryan Wood
255 - Jimmy Jess


Handballs
269 - Dale Weightman (1st in competition)
216 - Geoff Raines
160 - Mark Lee
146 - Bryan Wood
140 - Terry Smith
134 - David Cloke
129 - Robert Wiley
122 - Jimmy Jess
111 - Mervyn Keane
108 - Mick Malthouse
106 - Emmett Dunne


Total Disposals
615 - Geoff Raines (2nd in competition)
565 - Robert Wiley
560 - Dale Weightman
474 - Kevin Bartlett
403 - Bryan Wood
395 - Barry Rowlings
391 - David Cloke
377 - Jimmy Jess
368 - Terry Smith
347 - Bruce Monteath

 


Individual match highlights
46 disposals - Robert Wiley v Carlton, Round 8 at the MCG (2nd highest in comp. for the season)
16 marks - Michael Roach, Round 7 v Footscray at the Western Oval (eq. 3rd in comp.)
11 goals - Michael Roach, Round 7 v Footscray at the Western Oval (1st in comp.)
34.18 (222) - Richmond v St Kilda, Round 16 at the SCG (highest score by any team for the season and the Club’s highest-ever score)

 

The World outside Punt Road in 1980
1980 Moscow Olympics
Medal tally top 10
1. Soviet Union:  80 gold, 69 silver, 46 bronze
2. East Germany:  47 gold, 37 silver, 42 bronze
3. Bulgaria:  8 gold, 16 silver, 17 bronze
4. Cuba:  8 gold, 7 silver, 5 bronze
5. Italy:  8 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze
6. Hungary:  7 gold, 10 silver, 15 bronze
7. Romania:  6 gold, 6 silver, 13 bronze
8. France:  6 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze
9. Great Britain:  5 gold, 7 silver, 9 bronze
10. Poland:  3 gold, 14 silver, 15 bronze

*Australia finished 15th with 2 gold (Michelle Ford, swimming, women’s 800-metre freestyle and Neil Brooks, Mark Kerry, Peter Evans and Mark Tonelli - the “Mean Machine” - swimming, men’s 4 x 100 medley relay) , 2 silver, 5 bronze


Other sporting highlights
1980 Melbourne Cup winner:  Beldale Ball
1980 Super Bowl champions:  Pittsburgh Steelers
1980 World Series champions:  Philadelphia Phillies
1980 FA Cup winners:  West Ham
1980 Wimbledon champion (male):  Bjorn Borg
1980 Wimbledon champion (female):  Evonne Goolagong Crawley


Major world events in 1980
• American President Carter announces that the U.S. will boycott the Moscow Olympic Games due to the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan, which occurred in late 1979.
• The Australian Olympic Committee subsequently announces it will send an Olympic delegation to Moscow, despite objections by Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser.
• Terrorists seize the Iranian Embassy in London.  Five people are killed in a rescue raid.
• President Carter orders a failed military mission to rescue hostages in the U.S. Embassy in Iran.
• The decade-long Iraq-Iran war begins.
• 87 million American TV viewers tune in to an episode of ‘Dallas’ to find out “Who Shot J.R?
• Ronald Reagan is elected U.S. President.
• John Lennon is shot dead outside his New York apartment.

 


Major Australian events in 1980
• The first “Ash Wednesday” bushfires ravage the Mt Lofty Ranges.
• Australia’s first test-tube baby, Candice Reed, is born in Melbourne.
• AC-DC lead singer and front man, Bon Scott, dies of alcohol poisoning.
• Baby Azaria Chamberlain disappears from a campsite at Ayers Rock, reportedly taken by a dingo.
• Malcolm Fraser’s Liberal/National coalition government is re-elected for a third consecutive term, but with an almost halved majority.
• Channel 0 changes its name to Channel Ten.
• SBS commences transmission in Melbourne and Sydney.

 


Top movies of 1980
Ordinary People (Academy Award winner for Best Picture)
The Empire Strikes Back
Raging Bull (Robert De Niro won the Academy Award for Best Actor)
Friday the 13th
Caddyshack
Flying High
The Elephant Man
The Shining
My Brilliant Career
Breaker Morant
Coal Miner’s Daughter (Sissy Spacek won the Academy Award for Best Actress)
The Blue Lagoon
The Blues Brothers
Any Which Way You Can
Stir Crazy
American Gigolo


No. 1 hit songs of 1980
Video Killed the Radio Star (The Buggles)
Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough (Michael Jackson)
Please Don’t Go (KC and the Sunshine Band)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
I Got You (Split Enz)
Tired of Toein’ the Line (Rocky Burnette)
Turning Japanese (The Vapors)
Can’t Stop the Music (Village People)
Funkytown (Lipps Inc.)
Moscow (Genghis Khan)
Upside Down (Diana Ross)
More Than I Can Say (Leo Sayer)
Woman in Love (Barbra Streisand)
Shaddap You Face (Joe Dolce Music Theatre)


Top shows on Australian TV in 1980
The Paul Hogan Show
Sale of the Century
The Mike Walsh Show
Kingswood Country
Dallas
The Dukes of Hazzard
The Love Boat
M.A.S.H.
Magnum P.I.
Charlie’s Angels
Happy Days
Diff’rent Strokes
Little House on the Prairie

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