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Media articles and stats: Tigers stun Swans
« on: August 14, 2011, 07:23:08 PM »
Tigers stun Swans
By Adam McNicol
Sun 14 Aug, 2011



Richmond           1.4     5.8     8.12   14.15  (99)
Sydney Swans    2.6     3.9     5.11   7.14   (56)

GOALS
Richmond: Nahas 3, Martin 2, Riewoldt 2, Cotchin, Deledio, Houli, Miller, Morton, King, Vickery
Sydney Swans: Kennedy 2, O'Keefe 2, Bird, Goodes, Meredith

BEST
Richmond: Houli, Cotchin, Deledio, Rance, Martin, Nahas, Riewoldt
Sydney Swans: Kennedy, Hannebery, Mumford, O'Keefe, Goodes

INJURIES
Richmond: Batchelor (shoulder)
Sydney Swans: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
Richmond: Brett Meredith replaced by Luke Parker in the fourth quarter
Sydney Swans: Nathan Foley replaced by Mitch Morton in the fourth quarter

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Margetts, Grun, Jeffery

Crowd: 34, 337 at the MCG

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HAS RICHMOND improved in 2011? It is a question that Tigers coach Damien Hardwick has been asked often during the second half of the season.

Thankfully for Hardwick, his team's upset 43-point victory over the Sydney Swans at the MCG on Sunday means he can now answer "yes" and point to his team's win-loss record for a simple explanation.

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Richmond won six games last year; this season it has won six-and-a-half.

What was a very ugly game for three quarters was brought to life when the Tigers kicked six goals to two in the final term.

With the Swans offering little resistance, they finished full of running, a 60m bomb from Dustin Martin sealing their 14.15 (99) to 7.14 (56) win.

It was just Richmond's second victory since it beat Essendon in round nine.

Robin Nahas kicked three goals for the winners, while Trent Cotchin was brilliant in the midfield.

It was a disastrous loss for the eighth-placed Swans, who appeared to have been flattened by last week's one-point defeat at the hands of Essendon.

John Longmire's men played without their usual intensity or composure. For much of the afternoon they also struggled to make an impression on the scoreboard.

Brett Meredith put them nine points up at the seven-minute mark of the second quarter, but they didn't kick another goal until Ryan O'Keefe kicked truly six minutes into the third term.

The Swans, who had won nine of their past 10 encounters with Richmond, may well have cost themselves the chance to host a final.

In fact, their poor performance means they remain only two points clear of ninth-placed Fremantle.

Influential players
In a contest that was marred by skill errors, Cotchin was a standout performer. He gathered 29 possessions, while Bachar Houli (32 touches) and Brett Deledio (30) were the other leading ball-winners for the Tigers.

Richmond pair Alex Rance and Shane Tuck did a great job quelling the influence of Adam Goodes. Rance picked up Goodes when the Swans champion was in the forward line and Tuck took on the job when he moved into the midfield. Goodes finished the afternoon with only 16 possessions.

Stats that matter
Richmond showed it was up and about by registering the first five inside-50s of the game. By the final siren, the tally was 56-45 in the Tigers' favour, a dominance that was reflected on the scoreboard.

Dream Team highlight
Richmond: Trent Cotchin's 29-possession effort was rewarded with 121 Dream Team points, his second-highest score of the season. Bachar Houli was the only other Tiger to top the ton, with 118 points.

QUARTER BY QUARTER
FIRST QUARTER

Richmond dominated the opening stages of the quarter with the first five inside-50s, but could only manage to convert one opportunity into a goal, with Robin Nahas kicking the first of the term. The Swans, though also scrappy with possession going forward, held firm to kick their first goal at the 20-minute mark through a mark from co-captain Adam Goodes. Goodes also set up the Swans' second goal of the quarter - a nicely weighted snap by Josh Kennedy - to help the Swans to an unlikely, and perhaps somewhat fortunate, eight-point lead at the first change.
Richmond 1.4 (10) Sydney Swans 2.6 (18)

SECOND QUARTER
It was again a quarter riddled by skill errors and poor decision-making, but the Tigers, unlike the first term, were able to capitalise on their dominance. Jack Riewoldt became more involved, Dustin Martin was proving too strong and clever up forward, and the Tigers were given too much space in the middle of the ground to create opportunities. It was never more evident than when Houli strolled through the centre square, took two bounces and slotted a shot at goal from outside 50. The Tigers looked in-board at every opportunity and were beneficiaries of their work with a deserved 11-point lead by the main change. Richmond 5.8 (38) Sydney Swans 3.9 (27)

THIRD QUARTER
Even though Martin's after-the-siren shot at goal sailed right for a behind, it was another impressive quarter from the Tigers. The Swans appeared likely to get back into the contest when Kennedy kicked a goal from just outside the goalsquare after a 50m penalty, but it actually stung the Tigers back into action. Brett Deledio was crucial off half-back in setting up the play and even drifted forward to kick a goal. When Nahas' hard running was rewarded with a mark and smart snap around his body for a third goal with less than a minute remaining in the term, the Tigers had all the momentum heading into the fourth quarter.
Richmond 8.12 (60) Sydney 5.11 (41)

FOURTH QUARTER
As is often the case, the first goal of the last quarter was always going to be important and, in this game, it was two tackles which epitomised Richmond's effort all day. At one end, as Goodes streamed towards goal, Houli brought the champion Swan to ground and received a free kick for holding the ball. The ball swung into the Tigers' attack, where forward Brad Miller caught a clumsy Heath Grundy in a tackle and dispossessed him of the ball. Miller earned the free kick, went back and kicked the goal, all but ending the Swans' hopes. Richmond rammed home the advantage with five more goals to sink the Swans.
Richmond 14.15 (99) Sydney 7.14 (56)

Next three
Richmond: The Tigers will be looking to finish the season on a high with three winnable games to come. Richmond plays Melbourne next Sunday at the MCG before travelling to Adelaide to face the Crows and then closing their 2011 campaign against North Melbourne in round 24.

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/6301/newsid/120956/default.aspx

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Stats: Tigers vs Swans
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 10:44:08 PM »
Team Stats:

Disposals            378 - 315
Efficiency%           73 - 73
Kicks                  212 - 188
Handballs           166 - 127
Con. Marks           14 - 20
Uncon. Marks        67 - 69
Tackles                 62 - 61
Clearances            28 - 38
Clangers               45 - 53
Frees                    23 - 13
Hitouts                  34 - 34 ..... ( Graham 21, Edwards 7, Vickery 3 // Mumford 32 )
Con. Possies        149 - 133
Uncon. Possies     233 - 183    
Inside 50s             56 - 45    
Marks Inside 50     12 - 8
Assists                  15 - 14

Individual Stats:

                      Disp.   K    H    G    B     SC   SCA    CM   UM    T    C    Cl    FF   FA   CP   UP  In50  A    Eff%
 
B.Houli              32    23      9    1    0    148      91    1    4    2    1    3    2    0      6    26    4    0      75%
B.Deledio           30    12    18    1    0    127    106    0    4    0    1    1    0    0      8    20    2    0      83%
T.Cotchin           29    23      6    1    0    116    100    1    5    4    6    3    0    0      9    20    6    1      62%
S.Tuck               28    14    14    0    1      96      80    1    3    1    6    4    1    1    13    14    5    0      71%
S.Grigg              25    14    11    0    1      71      79    0    6    2    3    3    0    0      6    19    4    0      72%
A.Rance             24    15      9    0    0    132      88    1    5    3    3    0    3    0    11    15    1    0      67%
D.Jackson          19      5    14    0    0      72      82    0    6    2    4    2    0    2      8    11    1    0      95%
R.Nahas             18      8    10    3    0      87      87    0    4    3    0    4    1    1      7    12    3    0      61%
J.King                17    10      7    1    1      79      63    0    3    3    0    2    2    1      7      9    4    1      65%
D.Martin            17    13      4    2    3      79      96    1    1    5    0    5    3    2      9    10    4    0      65%
J.Riewoldt          17    12      5    2    1      97      80    3    4    2    0    4    1    1    11      6    3    1      65%
M.Farmer          16      6    10    0    0      62      55    0    3    2    0    1    0    0      4    12    2    1      81%
T.Vickery           15      9      6    1    0      81      70    3    3    1    1    1    1    0      8      8    1    1      73%
N.Foley             14    10      4    0    0      57      89    0    3    4    1    3    0    1      4    11    5    0      57%
W.Thursfield      14      6      8    0    0      77      64    0    3    1    0    1    0    0      4    10    2    0      93%
S.Edwards         12      7      5    0    2      86      62    0    1    6    0    0    2    0      6      7    1    0      75%
J.Post                12      6      6    0    0      51      46    0    3    2    1    1    0    0      4      8    2    0      83%
J.Batchelor        11      7      4    0    1      48      56    0    2    5    0    2    1    1      3      8    1    0      64%
M.Dea               11      4      7    0    0      56      58    1    1    2    0    2    2    0      9      2    0    1      82%
A.Graham           8      3      5    0    0      73      76    2    1    3    1    3    2    3      7      1    2    0      88%
B.Miller               6      3      3    1    0      56      53    0    2    6    0    0    2    0      3      3    3    1      67%
M.Morton            3      2      1    1    0      21      53    0    0    3    0    0    0    0      2      1    0    0    100%

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/super-scoreboard?match_id=10312107
http://www.afl.com.au/tabid/16931/Default.aspx#fixtureid=5640&tab=Stats

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Pressure turns on Sydney for top eight as Richmond snaps losing streak

    Scott Gullan
    From: Herald Sun
    August 14, 2011 9:36PM


What the Tigers have done is put the Swans finals chances on the rack. And incredibly, the result could have been even larger than the 43-point margin given the amount of shots they sprayed with Jack Riewoldt and Dustin Martin the chief offenders.

After a typical Sydney-type arm wrestle early, a dashing running goal from Houli at the 11-minute mark of the second term seemed to ignite the Tigers.

Two goals in a minute by Martin and Riewoldt a few minutes later ensured the lead was out to 11-points at the main break.

The worrying signs for the Swans was that there wasn't anyone putting their hand up to pick up the slack with Goodes subdued.

More disturbing was the fact they were looking very old and very slow. Warriors like Jude Bolton, Tadhg Kennelly and Jarrad McVeigh were struggling big time while runners likes Ben McGlynn and Lewis Jetta weren't getting near it.

The equation at three-quarter time had the Swans 19-points down.

Given they'd only kicked five goals for the match, something drastic like a Goodes burst needed to happen.

It didn't and instead it was the Tigers who flicked the switch kicking the opening three goals of the term through Brad Miller, Jake King and Cotchin.

The Swans briefly showed something with two goals in as many minutes but Mitch Morton, the Tigers substitute who came on early in the final term, snapped a goal against the run of play to snuff out any ideas the visitors had of a miraculous comeback.

Fittingly, it was the Riewoldt and Martin one-two punch again which sealed it.

The last goal coming from a brilliant running play from Martin who took one bounce through the middle of the ground and then unloaded from 60m.

There were many positives for the Tigers with Cotchin brilliant, particularly early in the game, with 29 touches, Houli had it 32 times while Brett Deledio shrugged off the tags of Craig Bird and Kieren Jack to have 30 quality possessions.

Shaun Grigg was good off half-back again, Robin Nahas chimed in with three goals while Martin overcame an indifferent start to the game to show glimpses of his early season form by the end of the afternoon.

Four Talking Points- Rod Nicholson

1.  Unusual to highlight a player who had only one disposal in the opening half, but Sam Reid's touch was a gem.

The 19 year old brother of Magpie Ben seized a spectular pack mark at the 22 minute mark of the second term to show his potential.

However he couldn't claim bragging rights over Brownlow medallist Adam Goodes, who put his name up for a mark of the ye.ar contender at the 10 minute mark of the opening term.

2.  Sydney has an aversion to playing at the MCG.

Yesterday's loss was their 11th in their past 13 outings at the home of football, with a draw against Melbourne in the opening round of the season.

It is an abysmal record for the club which won the 2005 Grand Final at the ground.

3.  Jack Riewoldt didn't bother the scorers too often, finishing with 2.1, but he was instrumental in assisting teammates to goal.

He kicked a second and final term goal, hit the post and kicked out on the full twice.

However he short-passed to Tyrone Vickery for a second term goal, and again to Dustin Martin who missed a sitter.

He may not be booting bags of goals, but he creates ample opportunities for teammates, as his 17 disposals indicates.

4.  Brett Deledio and Bachar Houli were the destructive linkmen for the Tigers.

Delddio eclipsed five opponents and kicked a goal. He had only 12 kicks, but 18 handballs which introduced teammates into action.

Houli enjoyed 32 disposals and kicked a goal. He was the reverse of Deledio in that he had 23 kicks and only 9 handballs.

 

Full-time scores:

RICHMOND 1.4 5.8 8.12 14.15 (99)
SYDNEY 2.6 3.9 5.11 7.14 (56)

Goals:
Richmond: R Nahas 3, D Martin 2, J Riewoldt 2, B Deledio, B Houli, B Miller, J King, M Morton, T Cotchin, T Vickery.
Sydney: J Kennedy 2, R O'Keefe 2, A Goodes, B Meredith, C Bird.

Best:
Richmond: T Cotchin, B Houli, A Rance, B Deledio, S Grigg, D Martin, R Nahas, J Riewoldt.
Sydney: J Kennedy, S Mumford, D Hannebery, R O'Keefe.

Injuries: Richmond: J Batchelor (shoulder). Sydney: Nil.
Reports: Nil.

Umpires: Scott Jeffery, Stefan Grun, Dean Margetts.
Official Crowd: 34,337 at MCG.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/pressure-turns-on-sydney-for-top-eight-as-richmond-snaps-losing-streak/story-e6frf9mx-1226114651592