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The Rover's 2018 AFL predictions: Richmond (SportingNews)
« on: December 31, 2017, 08:53:57 PM »
The Rover's 2018 AFL predictions: Richmond

The Rover
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31 December 2017



Which way are they heading:
Is it fair to say the only way is down for the Tigers? Was the premiership a fluke or foreseeable after four finals campaigns in five years? Either way they wonít be starting flag favourites and will probably sit in the bottom half of the eight.

The key to success is:
Not getting carried away with themselves, which may prove difficult to do when youíve got more passionate supporters than Jesus at Christmas. The flag-winning side is young and has a lot of upside, but all of that will amount to nothing if they think theyíre going to get it easy in 2018.

Time to step up to the plate:
Daniel Rioli. Heís got the name, heís got the moves, but as yet he hasnít got the consistency. Thereís no shortage of small forwards at Tigerland so ultimately they would like Rioli to move into the middle and thereís no better time than now.

The one to watch is:
Jack Higgins. Yet another small forward in a team stacked full of them it would seem Higgins is well down the pecking order, but expect him to leapfrog the rest very quickly. Heís a gun and will only crank up the craziness in Richmondís front half.

Itís now or never for: Ben Griffiths. The Tigersí recruiting would suggest theyíve still got faith in the often-concussed key forward, but even when his headís clear Griffiths is no certain starter. The spotís his for the taking, but if he hasnít grabbed it by July it could be bye-bye.

The headline they want: Yellow and Back to Back

And the one they donít: Normality Returns as the Tigers Finish Ninth

http://www.sportingnews.com/au/afl/news/the-rovers-2018-afl-predictions-richmond-to-the-western-bulldogs-tigers-wset-coast-eagles-st-kilda-saints-sydney-swans/r1t6yyuv1ayn1fqb40qrml2yh

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Re: The Rover's 2018 AFL predictions: Richmond (SportingNews)
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 10:48:12 PM »

Time to step up to the plate:[/b] Daniel Rioli. Heís got the name, heís got the moves, but as yet he hasnít got the consistency. Thereís no shortage of small forwards at Tigerland so ultimately they would like Rioli to move into the middle and thereís no better time than now.


In regards to moving into the middle I have said as much in the past despite being shouted down by a self proclaimed expert

In regards to stepping up to the plate, like WTF kicking four goals ina prelim isn't stepping up to the plate?

And in regards to consistency he is consistent in his main KPI's i.e. Chasing pressure and tackling

If I didn't know better the big flog that wrote this actually posts on here

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Re: The Rover's 2018 AFL predictions: Richmond (SportingNews)
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 06:51:45 AM »
Yeah, Martin, Rance and Cotchin need to step up as well.

Really how does "Rover" get a 'dog' of an article like this published?

Sporting News is 'barking' up up the wrong tree. :lol

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Re: The Rover's 2018 AFL predictions: Richmond (SportingNews)
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 09:38:17 AM »
We should be flag favourites. We just won the bloody premiership and we drafted extremely well. Anyone not picking us top 4 is just a knob ;)

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Re: The Rover's 2018 AFL predictions: Richmond (SportingNews)
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 08:26:38 PM »
The rover must be a bitter North supporter.
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Re: The Rover's 2018 AFL predictions: Richmond (SportingNews)
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 09:08:52 PM »
The rover must be a bitter North supporter.

Or a melbourne, adelaide or geelong supporter

Theyre all melting that we won the flag

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Re: The Rover's 2018 AFL predictions: Richmond (SportingNews)
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2018, 11:53:31 PM »
We should be flag favourites. We just won the bloody premiership and we drafted extremely well. Anyone not picking us top 4 is just a knob ;)

Yep. Keep 'em coming and we'll catch the comp napping again
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Re: The Rover's 2018 AFL predictions: Richmond (SportingNews)
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2018, 09:16:17 AM »
lot of terrified rabbit hearts out there fearing a genuine Tiger revival
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Re: The Rover's 2018 AFL predictions: Richmond (SportingNews)
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2018, 10:59:33 AM »
We should be flag favourites. We just won the bloody premiership and we drafted extremely well. Anyone not picking us top 4 is just a knob ;)

Yep. Keep 'em coming and we'll catch the comp napping again

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Re: The Rover's 2018 AFL predictions: Richmond (SportingNews)
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2018, 12:07:50 PM »
We should be flag favourites. We just won the bloody premiership and we drafted extremely well. Anyone not picking us top 4 is just a knob ;)

Yep. Keep 'em coming and we'll catch the comp napping again

People dropping us another 4 spots on the ladder due to jealousy.

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Re: The Rover's 2018 AFL predictions: Richmond (SportingNews)
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2018, 04:41:29 PM »

Time to step up to the plate:[/b] Daniel Rioli. Heís got the name, heís got the moves, but as yet he hasnít got the consistency. Thereís no shortage of small forwards at Tigerland so ultimately they would like Rioli to move into the middle and thereís no better time than now.


In regards to moving into the middle I have said as much in the past despite being shouted down by a self proclaimed expert

In regards to stepping up to the plate, like WTF kicking four goals ina prelim isn't stepping up to the plate?

And in regards to consistency he is consistent in his main KPI's i.e. Chasing pressure and tackling

If I didn't know better the big flog that wrote this actually posts on here

Not to mention he's going to have a late start to the season. Bit stiff to expect someone who admittedly has struggled finding the ball at times to transition into the midfield after an injury cruelled pre-season

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Re: The Rover's 2018 AFL predictions: Richmond (SportingNews)
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2018, 05:25:01 PM »
We are definitely a top 4 side if we can keep our heads, which i expect we will, i think we are looking at an era of success.
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