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'The time has come': Matthew Lloyd urges struggling Tigers to move on from captain Toby Nankervis

By Anna Pavlou
AAP/Nine
16 May 2024


Matthew Lloyd says it's time for Richmond to move on from captain Toby Nankervis and find a new leader for the young side as they venture through a rebuild under coach Adem Yze.

It comes as the Tigers struggle with one of their worst starts to a season in recent memory, with a 1-8 record after nine rounds.

The 29-year-old Nankervis took over as sole captain at the start of 2024, after sharing the position with Dylan Grimes between 2022 and 2023.

But after their horror start under new coach Yze, Lloyd wants to see an on-field change.

"I think that the time has come for a new captain, with the way Toby's going with his football. He often gives away a lot of free kicks and things like that," Lloyd said on Nine's Footy Classified on Wednesday night.

"I feel like Liam Baker is the obvious (replacement as captain)."

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But there could be one issue.

Baker may not be in the yellow and black come 2025, as rumours grow surrounding his eagerness to explore a trade back home to Western Australia, whether it be to the Eagles or the Dockers.

"You don't give the obvious to a player who is thinking of leaving. But after that, I couldn't name a player (who would be their next captain)," Lloyd said.

If he commits to the Tigers, Lloyd says there's simply no one else for the job.

"I think he's the next best fit," he said.

But if Baker does make the move home Jimmy Bartel has suggested a few others who could take over from Nankervis.

"Is it (Daniel) Rioli? Is it (Jack) Graham?" Bartel asked.

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Literally all the replacements have been linked to potential trades this off season. For me it’s baker if he stays. Doesn’t sound like he well.

If Taranto had the voice and leadership inside the club then I’d go him, coz he certainly leads by example on the field.

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I’d urge channel 9 to move on from this dumb campaigner

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Jack Graham lol

He's not even best 22.

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I would have no issue if Tim Taranto became captain next year - if Baker decides to go back to WA .
Nank does too many undisciplined things that interrupt momentum.
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FJ is the only one that makes sense.

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Vlaustin knocked back the offer.. never wanted to be captain

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All jokes aside Baker if he stays, Taranto if he doesn't.... :shh

Vlaustin knocked back the offer.. never wanted to be captain

This is correct - doesn't want it....(probably wants out at this point) :shh

"Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good...."

- Thomas Sowell


FJ is the only one that makes sense.

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Is Vlaustin looking at defecting to dads army at Corio bay?

They seem to be able to get longevity out of great players

He already lives down there
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Wouldn't surprise me..... :shh
"Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good...."

- Thomas Sowell


FJ is the only one that makes sense.