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Re: Richmond vs Sydney @ the MCG --- Round 3, 2024
« Reply #120 on: April 01, 2024, 06:52:10 AM »
Brilliant stuff, MRJ great, Dow improved as well, but gee the footy gods were in our side with favourable bounces, still take it all.

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Re: Richmond vs Sydney @ the MCG --- Round 3, 2024
« Reply #121 on: April 01, 2024, 10:20:09 AM »
Have to give a shout out to our Captain

Thought he did really well against Grundy

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Re: Richmond vs Sydney @ the MCG --- Round 3, 2024
« Reply #122 on: April 01, 2024, 10:51:20 AM »
Brilliant stuff, MRJ great, Dow improved as well, but gee the footy gods were in our side with favourable bounces, still take it all.
Yeah, those football gods giveth & taketh away.  So far this year they have been taketh-ing away ... 
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Re: Richmond vs Sydney @ the MCG --- Round 3, 2024
« Reply #123 on: April 01, 2024, 01:16:18 PM »
Absolutely loved the manic pressure- best win since the comeback against Brisbane in 2022 .
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Re: Richmond vs Sydney @ the MCG --- Round 3, 2024
« Reply #124 on: April 01, 2024, 01:41:30 PM »
Absolutely loved the manic pressure- best win since the comeback against Brisbane in 2022 .

That one was a ripper.

Took my 8 year old with me which I don't often get to do due to fixtures etc.

Felt bad for him because we were getting smacked and I started getting potty mouthed but then the comeback was insane.

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Re: Richmond vs Sydney @ the MCG --- Round 3, 2024
« Reply #125 on: April 02, 2024, 07:27:02 PM »


What they got right

Immense pressure

Richmond’s pressure rating had been down in previous weeks.

That all changed on Sunday when they hit top gear in that regard, constantly forcing Sydney into making uncharacteristic mistakes.

Executing chase-down tackles, being hard to play against around the stoppage and consistent corralling in tight situations made life tough for the Swans.

It was comfortably the Tigers’ best pressure rating so far this year, particularly after half-time.

What was a focal point during the week set the scene from the first bounce and continued until the very end, serving as the hallmark for the club’s first win under Adem Yze.

Composure in big moments from inexperienced Tigers

The young group could have been forgiven for faltering in the big moments against a formidable outfit.

However, they did just the opposite and were able to remain composed.

Maurice Rioli Jnr recovered from a few down moments to bring himself into the contest late with some top-quality composure.

The likes of Rhyan Mansell, Mykelti Lefau and Seth Campbell up forward, Thomson Dow in the middle, and Tom Brown and Ben Miller down back all stood up when asked and helped contribute greatly to the win.

The experienced Tom Lynch (knee injury) and Liam Baker found themselves on the bench late but the less experienced Tigers got the job done in the clinches.

The quelling of Gulden

Errol Gulden still had 25 disposals but he went at just 60 per cent efficiency, which is well below his season and career average.

The Tigers made a point of getting at Gulden whenever he had the ball in his hands and they were often able to upset his customary pinpoint delivery.

While he did find targets at times, his overall influence was quelled by the constant pressure which underpinned their victory.

Defence set up around Vlastuin

The Tigers were able to again make Nick Vlastuin the central point of their defence.

Vlastuin finished with a game-high 15 intercept possessions (Daniel Rioli was next with 12), a game-high 13 marks and 29 disposals (one off his career best) in a superb defensive display.

He’s been close before, but Vlastuin is now well on his way to a maiden All-Australian blazer in 2024.

What they got wrong

Fundamental skills

The Tigers were good value for a half-time lead but just let themselves down with some fundamental errors.

Simple dropped marks, missed handballs and poorly executed kicks under seemingly no pressure were flittered through the victory.

The second half was not immune to costly errors either.

Those fundamental shortcomings would not impact the result in the end but it denied the Tigers scores and allowed the Swans to counter the other way.

Tidy those up and Yze will be a much happier man.

Conceded six goals on the trot

Just as the Tigers were getting on top, they allowed the Swans right back in it.

From the sixth-minute mark of the second quarter to the second-minute mark of the third, Richmond’s opponents booted six straight goals to gain ascendency.

It was the fourth time this season that Yze’s side conceded four or more goals in a run (which included 11 against the Suns in Opening Round). Thankfully they returned serve with five of their own in a 15-minute patch against the Swans.

Other than those lapses they’ve been largely competitive so it should be a key point to focus on.

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https://www.sen.com.au/news/2024/04/02/what-they-got-right-and-wrong-each-clubs-wins-and-woes-from-round-3/

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Re: Richmond vs Sydney @ the MCG --- Round 3, 2024
« Reply #126 on: April 02, 2024, 07:28:16 PM »
Coaches' votes (Yze & Longmire)

Richmond v Sydney

8 Nick Vlastuin (RICH)
8 Tim Taranto (RICH)
8 Shai Bolton (RICH)

4 Isaac Heeney (SYD)
2 Daniel Rioli (RICH)

https://www.afl.com.au/news/1099331/coaches-votes-r3-big-blue-makes-a-move-swan-still-leads

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Re: Richmond vs Sydney @ the MCG --- Round 3, 2024
« Reply #127 on: April 02, 2024, 11:54:16 PM »
Report Card: Round 3

Will Faulkner, Jack Jovanovski, Ben Cotton, Courtney Walsh and Dylan Bolch
Foxsports
2 April 2024


RICHMOND

They’re on the board! The Tigers got their first win under Adem Yze in epic scenes for the yellow and black army, upsetting the previously undefeated Swans on Easter Sunday at the MCG. Despite being without an array of stars including Dustin Martin, the Tigers overcame the odds and then some in a “win for the ages,” as put by former Demons skipper Garry Lyon, as their young brigade stepped up to the challenge. It was proof that any team that brings endless effort and energy over four quarters is capable against anyone, with the Tigers relentless with their pressure. The only downside was hamstring concern to Tom Lynch to likely leave another star on the sidelines, while Liam Baker could be was cited by the MRO for a hit on Lewis Melican.

In the votes

Nick Vlasutin was enormous in defence with 19 disposals including going at 100 per cent efficiency. Tim Taranto had the ball on a string, racking up 35 touches with six tackles and a goal. Baker (21 touches, six tackles, two goals) and Shai Bolton (25 possessions, two goals) were also busy for Adem Yze’s side. And before exiting the game late in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury that’ll unfortunately cost him 2-3 months, Lynch looked back to his best form with 3.2 in front of goal.

Room for improvement

Going a week without losing important players? There was no glaring area the Tigers fell short in against Sydney, with the young side impressively holding its nerve and withstanding Sydney’s late fightback. Richmond did have multiple chances to ice the game late – including converting just 11.16 shots at goal over the entire match – but luckily, it didn’t matter in the end.

Grade

A+

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-2024-round-3-report-card-highlights-grades-analysis-every-club-reviewed-best-and-worst-players-stats-latest-news/news-story/48abf000c9f003698aa0c17e0dd6a2ed