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Richmond vs Essendon @ the M.C.G., Rnd 22, 2018
« on: August 12, 2018, 11:37:54 PM »
AFL Round 22

RICHMOND vs Essendon


Friday night, 17th August @ the M.C.G.

Start time:  7:50 pm


Odds (Crownbet)

Richmond  $1.25
Essendon   $4.00

http://www.afl.com.au/match-centre/2018/22/rich-v-ess

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Re: Richmond vs Essendon @ the M.C.G., Rnd 22, 2018
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 11:42:11 PM »
Had to laugh at Bruce last Friday night when towards the end of the Essendon vs St Kilda game he said the Bombers would go in as favourites against us if this game was at Etihad :facepalm :stupid  :lol.
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Re: Richmond vs Essendon @ the M.C.G., Rnd 22, 2018
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018, 07:17:44 AM »
even devon smith had something to say about us beating beatable.

are these guys dumb as stuff, or maybe i am.

isnt anyone beatable as is proven over 100 years.

 i hope we smash them


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Re: Richmond vs Essendon @ the M.C.G., Rnd 22, 2018
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 07:59:51 AM »
Short memories to what occurred in the Dreamtime game

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Re: Richmond vs Essendon @ the M.C.G., Rnd 22, 2018
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2018, 09:16:02 AM »
They handball too much, that plays right into our hands.
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Re: Richmond vs Essendon @ the M.C.G., Rnd 22, 2018
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2018, 09:25:23 AM »
They might run with us for a time, but like most that try and handle it we eventually should land a few crushing blows and pull away.

We should take this one seriously though, theyíre actually a decent team and we could use the match practise coming into the finals. I donít see the dogs as giving us too much trouble in the final round.

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Re: Richmond vs Essendon @ the M.C.G., Rnd 22, 2018
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2018, 10:15:56 AM »
From the outside looking in during previous years I used to wonder why teams locked in to top two didnít start cotton wooling their players. Now weíre there ourselves I get it. Form isnít a switch and we need to start the dress rehearsals for next month. Players returning from injury need to play into form and others are fighting for their spot. No quarter, sorry Essendon.
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Re: Richmond vs Essendon @ the M.C.G., Rnd 22, 2018
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2018, 01:10:47 PM »
Ess have nothing to lose and are up and about. Will be a good contest IMHO

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Re: Richmond vs Essendon @ the M.C.G., Rnd 22, 2018
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2018, 01:12:57 PM »
this is the best thing for our club leading into september, because dead rubbers like GC and dogs doesnt give us a good lead in to finals.

a 1 point win will suffice so we can hear how close they are all summer by the likes of blobbo and king






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Re: Richmond vs Essendon @ the M.C.G., Rnd 22, 2018
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2018, 01:43:54 PM »
No
A few bone crunching tackles early should set things straight early

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Re: Richmond vs Essendon @ the M.C.G., Rnd 22, 2018
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2018, 04:50:57 PM »
this is the best thing for our club leading into september, because dead rubbers like GC and dogs doesnt give us a good lead in to finals.

a 1 point win will suffice so we can hear how close they are all summer by the likes of blobbo and king

Not sure about your theory on dead rubbers. We played Fremantle and St Kilda in the last 2 games of 2017 and history will show it didn't do us any harm

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Re: Richmond vs Essendon @ the M.C.G., Rnd 22, 2018
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2018, 04:55:05 PM »
this is the best thing for our club leading into september, because dead rubbers like GC and dogs doesnt give us a good lead in to finals.

a 1 point win will suffice so we can hear how close they are all summer by the likes of blobbo and king

Not sure about your theory on dead rubbers. We played Fremantle and St Kilda in the last 2 games of 2017 and history will show it didn't do us any harm

indeed we did, sorry i thought we played someone descent


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Re: Richmond vs Essendon @ the M.C.G., Rnd 22, 2018
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2018, 08:26:41 PM »
The AFL website is tipping us to win by over 5 goals.

Match preview: Richmond v Essendon

Jennifer Phelan
afl.com.au
Aug 13, 2018


SUMMARY

The Tiger train rolls on and into round 22 in enviable shape. On top of the ladder with breathing room to spare and boasting an almost non-existent injury list, it's sunny skies at Punt Road after they shelved their poor interstate run with a hefty away win over Gold Coast on Saturday. They were even afforded the luxury of "managing" ruckman Toby Nankervis last week with the big man carrying a minor corked quad that would have benefitted from a rest. For the Bombers, a finals appearance is possible when it comes to crunching the numbers but they need plenty of things to go their way. A loss to the Tigers will end the dream despite their recent form that has seen them win seven of their last nine games. Captain Dyson Heppell will line up for his 150th AFL game in a game the Bombers will hope keeps their season alive.

WHERE AND WHEN: the MCG, Friday, August 17, 7.50pm AEST

LAST FIVE MEETINGS
R11, 2018, Richmond 17.12 (114) d Essendon 6.7 (43) at the MCG
R10, 2017, Richmond 11.15 (81) d Essendon 10.6 (66) at the MCG
R17, 2016, Richmond 16.6 (102) d Essendon 11.17 (83) at the MCG
R10, 2016, Richmond 16.9 (105) d Essendon 10.7 (67) at the MCG
R22, 2015, Richmond 10.14 (74) d Essendon 7.5 (47) at the MCG

THE SIX POINTS


1. The Tigers led by four goals at the first change back in round 11 but it was after half-time they really put the Bombers to the sword with eight goals to two after the main break to win Dreamtime at the 'G by 71 points.

2. Expect some forward half heroics this week. The Tigers are ranked second in the competition for marks inside 50 this season with an average of 13.3 per game, while the Bombers are third with 12.8.

3. But, things will be tough for the Bombers in attack. The miserly Tigers are the highest ranked defensive side with an average of only 70 conceded per game, while the Bombers have given up an average of 83.

4. It's been a while since Bomber fans have sung their song at the end of a clash with the Tigers. They last beat them in round 11, 2014, having lost their last seven head-to-heads.

5. A victory for the Tigers will be the first time since 1982 they have won 17 games during the home and away season.

6. It's been quite a season for Shane Edwards. He's ranked No.1 in the competition in the midfielder/forward category, second overall at the club, and 18th from all players in the League when it comes to Schick AFL Player Ratings.

ITíS A BIG WEEK FORÖ
It'll be hard for Jack Riewoldt to replicate his goalkicking feats of last week where he bagged 10 goals, but he still might have reason to celebrate booting a snag Ė or five. Riewoldt will go into the game on 595 goals, meaning he needs a handful to become just the fourth Tiger to reach 600.

PREDICTION: Richmond by 33 points.


http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-08-13/match-preview-richmond-v-essendon

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Re: Richmond vs Essendon @ the M.C.G., Rnd 22, 2018
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2018, 08:32:31 PM »
The MCG website is expecting a crowd of 75k on Friday night.


Opening times

Gates

Public           6.00pm
AFL Reserve  6.00pm
MCC Reserve 5.30pm

Parking
Gate 3: 3.30pm
Gate 5: 5.30pm
Gate 6: 4.30pm
Gate 7: 2.00pm

Expected attendance

75,000

General admission seating

Great Southern Stand
Q1-Q3
Q4-Q15 (Rows P-DD)

Ponsford Stand
Q29-Q36

Olympic Stand
Q49-Q55 (Rows P-MM)

http://www.mcg.org.au/whats-on/events-calendar/2018/august/richmond-v-essendon-august-17

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Re: Richmond vs Essendon @ the M.C.G., Rnd 22, 2018
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 12:18:53 PM »
this is the best thing for our club leading into september, because dead rubbers like GC and dogs doesnt give us a good lead in to finals.

a 1 point win will suffice so we can hear how close they are all summer by the likes of blobbo and king

Not sure about your theory on dead rubbers. We played Fremantle and St Kilda in the last 2 games of 2017 and history will show it didn't do us any harm

They weren't dead rubbers though, we were playing for top 4
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