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Re: Richmond vs Brisbane @ the Gabba --- Round 10, 2024
« Reply #180 on: May 21, 2024, 07:21:32 AM »

What they got right

Youngsters got valuable minutes

Richmond had 11 players with less than 40 games of experience.

It certainly was a proper footballing lesson that they received, which hopefully theyíll take plenty away from.

Kane McAuliffe played well in his third game, picking up 20 disposals and laying five tackles

The Tigers also managed to win clearances and centre clearances. But that was about the only stat line they won, and clearly had no bearing on the outcome.

There wasnít much else to write home about.

What they got wrong

Questionable effort and intent

Itís hard to pinpoint one exact area where the Tigers are being brushed aside.

One thing that has been alarming is the lack of pressure around the ball.

The Lions, despite losing clearances, just moved the ball so easily around the Gabba - and it made Adem Yzeís side look silly at times.

Richmondís drop-off in effort and intent over the last two weeks has been surprising, seeing as it was keeping them competitive in most games prior.

Somehow more injuries

The amount of injuries Richmond has copped in 2024 is astounding.

They entered the Lions fixture with 15 players on the injury list. Mykelti Lefau hurt his jaw (thankfully it is not broken) and Rhyan Mansell was concussed during the game which did not help the cause.

Unfortunately, ruckman Sam Naismith went down with another ACL injury in the VFL on Sunday, further compounding the clubís personnel issues.

Itís been a season of hell on the injury front at Punt Road.

Canít score, canít defend

The Tigersí lack of scoring ability has been one area that has plagued them in 2024.

They have scored just 622 points in 10 games at an average of 62.2 which is the lowest in the league.

They have failed to kick 50 points in each of the last four games.

Richmondís defence is also a glaring issue. Theyíve conceded 1044 points at an average of 104.4 points per game. Only North Melbourne has conceded more points.

Itís time for Adem Yze to get tough with the playing group to avoid this season being even more of a disaster than it already is.