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Re: Can the Tigers go back to back?
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2018, 02:28:40 PM »
Of course we can.

We have an injury run like we did last season,  then most definitely

But we need the next wave to come through. Agree with MT, the 22 that played on GF last year arent going to be there if we make the GF in 2018.

Rrally looking forward to see how the ones who missed in 17 step up in 2018. Mrakov, C Ellis, Short, intwreated to see how they go. Looking forward to see how much Bolton, Garthwaite improve. Then there is Miles, the one that really intrigues me the most, can he get back to best 22?

Huge year coming up, massive expectations on so many different levels.

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Re: Can the Tigers go back to back?
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2018, 12:18:10 AM »
Jude Bolton way too early AFL predictions for 2018

Jude Bolton
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Jan 11, 2018


After two incredible fairytale premiership wins, fans from all clubs -- well, maybe not North Melbourne, Gold Coast or Carlton supporters -- will be dreaming of experiencing the same glory in 2018. It's shaping up as another hugely even season, with as many as 14 potential finalists in my opinion.

I'm predicting an all-Sydney grand final, with the Swans no doubt driven by their horror start and finish to last season, while their 'younger brothers' across town are dripping with talent across every line, and are ready to go one better after deep September campaigns in the previous two years.

So, will your club improve, tread water or fall away next season? Here's my way-too-early predictions for each team.

RICHMOND

Pinch yourselves Tigers fans, not since 1981 have you started a season as the 'reigning premiers'.

After what was a dream run, Damien Hardwick now has a list that is cohesive and evenly poised to press again. On the back of strong front half pressure and leadership they unlocked what was missing to dominate throughout September and deliver big time.

Can they maintain the rage and deal with newfound pressure? A huge membership base has awoken - this is going to be fun to watch!

http://www.espn.com.au/afl/story/_/id/22011329/jude-bolton-way-too-early-afl-predictions-2018

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Re: Can the Tigers go back to back?
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2018, 07:21:32 PM »
Preseason results mean nothing at the end of the day but having said that today was most pleasing because we showed no signs of a premiership hangover. No resting on our 2017 laurels. We came to play despite it only being a preseason game and with nothing to have to prove.

A long way to go with the real stuff still 4 weeks away before it starts but today was the first little box ticked.
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Re: Can the Tigers go back to back?
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2018, 12:52:30 AM »
Once again only preseason but 2 wins by 157 points combined says no sign of a hangover going into round 1. The key is not getting ahead of ourselves. Noticed Dimma post-game was critical of a number of things from last night's win in spite of the 70 point margin. He was right (we lairised in the last 15 mins of that 3rd qtr) but clearly he is keeping everyone's feet firmly on the ground.
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Re: Can the Tigers go back to back?
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2018, 08:23:13 AM »
Once again only preseason but 2 wins by 157 points combined says no sign of a hangover going into round 1. The key is not getting ahead of ourselves. Noticed Dimma post-game was critical of a number of things from last night's win in spite of the 70 point margin. He was right (we lairised in the last 15 mins of that 3rd qtr) but clearly he is keeping everyone's feet firmly on the ground.

We actually didn't play that well when we had ball in hand but gee we work hard off the ball which augers well - particularly when teams turn over the footy.
Great to see our scoring is well up this year, missed another 4 or 5 sodas again last night.
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Re: Can the Tigers go back to back?
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2018, 01:23:16 PM »
I think the video below accurately refects Richmond compared to the rest of the competition.  Simply playing at another level . The only question is who will be our unlucky opponent we destroy in the grand final.

https://youtu.be/EWOIf0_tCnk
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Re: Can the Tigers go back to back?
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2018, 02:49:14 PM »
Richmond's record since losing in Geelong in R21 last year (including finals and JLT games):

7 wins
0 losses
210.9%
Av points for: 119
Av points against: 56

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Re: Can the Tigers go back to back?
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2018, 12:52:37 PM »
According to the AFL website we have already done it  ;D.


Jack Riewoldt creates another iconic moment at the MCG after Richmond's 2018 premiership.


http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-06-13/fan-survey-australias-best-footy-stadium

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Re: Can the Tigers go back to back?
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2018, 07:26:32 PM »
It's gonna be tough.
I was confident at the beginning of the season.

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Re: Can the Tigers go back to back?
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2018, 10:39:35 PM »
The real contenders always make their move and click into gear in the second half of the season (after the bye). You want to be peaking in late-August and September.
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Re: Can the Tigers go back to back?
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2018, 09:11:17 AM »
I am worried about the back end of this year but think it's paranoia

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Re: Can the Tigers go back to back?
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2018, 01:21:07 PM »
Wonders will never cease! Barrett actually made a positive comment about us in his 'Sliding Doors' column today:

IF ... you want perspective on the Tigers’ three losses from 12 games ...

THEN ... at the same stage last year they had lost five. The premiership defence project going as well as it could be.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-06-15/sliding-doors-round-13