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1993 Foster's Cup
« on: March 15, 2007, 09:42:29 PM »
How does the 1993 Foster's Cup GF that holds the crowd record of 70,000, plus traffic jams outside Waverley, not make it into a list of the most memorable preseason GFs on the AFL site?  ???

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Re: 1993 Foster's Cup GF
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2007, 09:46:42 PM »
For me it was only memorable for the traffic jams - the game was pretty ordinary 

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Re: 1993 Foster's Cup GF
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2007, 09:53:46 PM »
For me it was only memorable for the traffic jams - the game was pretty ordinary 

Actually we were one of the last cars to get into the Car Park.

We left home about 6.00 for the 7.30 start and made into the ground just before the fireworks. We used to sit right up the back of the stand at VFL and they turned the bloody lights off just as Ma Powell was climbing the stairs. I remember her cursing and swearing about the B-stards turning off the lights - had such a way with words did Ma Powell :cheers ;D :thumbsup
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Re: 1993 Foster's Cup GF
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2007, 09:57:35 PM »
I was selling memberships, and I got leave to go in early.  Managed to get in no hassles, but heaps of people locked out.  The AFL still doesn't comprehend what a drawing card we are. 

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Re: 1993 Foster's Cup GF
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2007, 07:55:32 AM »
Memories of the Stud road car park - We were late, got locked out a couple of run throughs but I missed out and ended up catching a few others at the Stamford.
Must say I would not of been a happy camper if we had won and I missed it. Not that I was going for the Bumbers, but it relieved a bit of my agro.
Moi your'e right it shows our pulling power, where the stuff did they all come from that day.

Sort of why I would like to see the club look after the long term members a bit better when it comes to finals tickets, cause it will be hell for leather when we get there.

Lucky I am MCC so if we make it I am there no ifs or buts  :clapping

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1993 Foster's Cup
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2008, 04:13:07 AM »
What are your memories of the 1993 preseason Foster's Cup?


Trial: FITZROY 15.14-104 narrowly beat RICHMOND 15.9-99 at Bulleen


Foster's Cup Week 1 – at Lavington, NSW (crowd: 6000)
RICHMOND 22.15-147 (Jackson 7, Hogg 5) – the name PITURA re-emerged, this time MARK, son of …
SYDNEY      10.7-67

Trial: RICHMOND 15.15-105 downed FOOTSCRAY 14.9-93 at Skinner Reserve, Sunshine

Trial: RICHMOND 22.10-142 downed ST KILDA 15.8-98 at Skinner Reserve, Sunshine

Foster's Cup Week 2 - at Waverley (crowd: 16,288)
RICHMOND 17.11-113
HAWTHORN 11.7-73 
breaking an 8-year hoodoo ...


Foster's Cup Semi Final - at Waverley Park on a Wednesday night (crowd: 18,683)
RICHMOND 15.8-98
FITZROY     14.8-92
Tigers advance into the Foster’s Cup grand final …


Foster's Cup Grand Final - a record preseason crowd of 75,533 turned out at Waverley Park on a Saturday night
RICHMOND 11.13-79
ESSENDON 14.18-102   
Tigers collected $74,500 in prizemoney for their efforts

Tribunal – Richmond forward SCOTT TURNER was cleared of striking but STEVAN JACKSON was outed one week on Foster’s Cup GF video-charges.

Richmond general manager CAMERON SCHWAB slams the Magpies (Herald-Sun 23-03) stating – “Collingwood .. has no feeling whatsoever for what’s good for the game .. its actions in the past 6-12 months more than vindicate that” …

http://footystats.freeservers.com/Special/1993review.html

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Re: 1993 Foster's Cup
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2008, 01:03:32 PM »
I remember being estatic after beating Hawthorn for the first time in 8 years and the GF reminded everyone of the massive supporter base we had/have.
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Re: 1993 Foster's Cup
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2008, 01:55:47 PM »
Yes.
The Granny.
As an adult,I jumped the fence in a bid to remind myself that my youth was still alive and thriving.
only to land a foot away from security and walked straight out again.

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Re: 1993 Foster's Cup
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2008, 01:55:53 PM »
A family friend told us that we should go because you mightn't ever see your team in a Grand Final (albeit Fosters Cup) ever again.

It was chockers, some usher guy found seats for our family and all I remember is never ever really being a chance of a win, and Wanganeen killed us.
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Re: 1993 Foster's Cup
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2008, 02:32:15 PM »
My memories of the game were waiting at home for my Uncle to turn up who my Dad invited. He is an Essendon scum and is always late to anything, so i started out pacing the hallway at home waiting for him to arrive.

Then we headed off to the game along the South Eastern, then we got stuck in the massive amount of traffic that was headed to the game. I remember sitting in the back seat cursing my Uncle as i was going to miss my first opportunity to see the Tigers in my first GF (even though it was Pre-Season) finally we made it into the carpark and eventually into the ground.

We sat up in the rafters of the Grand Stand and all i recall was being disappointed at the end coz we lost.

LMAO @ all of us Tigers supporters thinking Pitura was our next gun fullback.

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Re: 1993 Foster's Cup
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2008, 05:28:46 PM »
From the Herald-Sun
SUN 21 MAR 1993

A crowd of 75,533 - more than 25,000 above the old night final record - and most of them cheering for the underdog Tigers, watched Essendon hold off the baby Tigers by 23 points, 11.13-79 to 14.18-102.
For John Northey's young Tigers it was the end of a barnstorming pre-season in which they defeated the Swans, Hawthorn and Fitzroy to give their supporters fresh hope after a decade of despair.

Officials said 6000 fans were turned away and traffic was chaotic as 75,533 people crammed into the Waverley Park stands.
The former record for a night final was 50,748 in 1980 between Collingwood and North Melbourne.
Traffic banked up for kilometres along the South-Eastern Arterial and kept police busy all night.
Despite repeated advice to come early, tens of thousands of fans left it too late and were either unable to get into the park or faced long queues.
Supporters were still arriving when gates to the ground were closed half-way through the second quarter.
Police said traffic on the South-Eastern Freeway was banked back to Blackburn Rd just before the game.
The league's communication manager, Tony Peek, said officials had to open up sections of the members' stand to get people in more quickly.
The public entrances were closed at 9.15pm and the members' 15 minutes later.

1ST QUARTER
 WITH the smoke still clearing from a fireworks display that thrilled the record crowd, Hogg (Richmond) won the toss and kicked to the main scoreboard end.
The Tigers picked veteran Dale Weightman but started him on the interchange bench. The Dons did the same with Derek Kickett, who had missed the last few weeks with a hamstring injury.
Forward pocket Todd Ridley didn't take long to get Essendon off to the start it sought. He marked strongly 20 metres out and goaled after just 90 seconds.
Wanganeen went down heavily after a clash with Scott Turner in Richmond's pocket. The Tigers, fired by a supportive crowd, were going in vigorously.
Long was dangerous across the half-forward line for Essendon but one of his ploys failed when he tried to shepherd a goal through and was penalised.
At the quarter time break queues outside the ground were still snaking to 50m and it was obvious the old record of 50,478 for the North Melbourne and Collingwood night final of 1980 was well beaten. Essendon led by eight points.

2ND QUARTER
AGAIN the Dons started best and Bewick to Hird gave the youngster his second goal.
Northey had switched Brian Leys off Hird and tried Paul Bulluss but he was still active. A snapped point gave him a tally of 2.3 early in the quarter.
Essendon had Kickett on the ground but Northey had still not called on Weightman. Long was dynamic for the Dons and midway through the term they had slipped away to an 18-point lead.
Suddenly the Tigers hit back. Turner, continuing his great duel with Harvey, gave the ball to Maxfield who snapped an inspirational goal from 50 metres.
Sheedy persevered with Glenn Manton on Hogg, even though a fumbled mark gave the Tiger skipper an easy goal to bring them back to within a kick.
The pace of the game was more like a day match. Essendon looked to have an edge but every time they looked set to break away the Tigers refused to lie down.

3RD QUARTER
SHEEDY was using only one of his big men, Allessio or Somerville, on the ground at one time.
Somerville had spent the second term on the bench but this time it was Allessio's turn. Northey still had Weightman on the bench.
Not surprisingly, the pace seemed to drop a little and with the exception of a Cransberg miss for the Dons and an astray snap from Naish for the Tigers there were few scoring opportunities early on.
Finally, good vision from Mercuri who passed to Hird at the seven minute mark, bought up the first goal of the term.
At 10 minutes, Northey finally gave former skipper Weightman his chance and the crowd gave him a big roar as he strode onto the ground for the first time.
Essendon's response was to goal from a Bewick handball to Cransberg and move to a 30 point lead.

4TH QUARTER
The Dons began in full attack again but a rushed behind and then a bad miss by Sporn could have been costly.
Every time they tried to put the Tigers away Northey's young band fought back and the crowd went wild as their best player Knights goaled at the five-minute mark to make the difference 19 points.
When Hernaman booted his third the difference was 12 points and Waverley was jumping with the long-suffering Tigers fans sensing something special.
Something special came - from Wanganeen who marked twice spectacularly in defence. He was best on the ground last week and again last night.
The Tigers were doing all the attacking now and in the thick of things was Weightman, who gave to Campbell, whose long kick was off line for a point to make the difference 10 points.

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Re: 1993 Foster's Cup
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2008, 05:41:23 PM »
And the article from the win over Hawthorn....


TIGERS TRASH HAWK HOODOO
By BARRETT D
THU 04 MAR 1993, Page 71

RICHMOND broke an eight-year hoodoo against Hawthorn with a crushing 40-point win in a Foster's Cup quarter-final at Waverley Park.
The win last night, which now pits the Tigers against Fitzroy in a semi-final of the pre-season competition, was Richmond's first against the Hawks since 1985.

Richmond dominated the match against a disappointing reigning night premier, save for a brief period in the third quarter.
Coach John Northey, whose return to Punt Rd has begun in a blaze of glory, said after the match he had been confident of victory from the outset.

"I expected to win, even though that might sound strange," Northey said. "The boys worked so hard all night. We kept the pressure on Hawthorn and our fitness came through. Some were down early on, but they rose to the occasion and it was just a super effort by the whole team."

Midfielders Craig Lambert, Matthew Knights and Stuart Maxfield were rampant, making easy the work for forwards Jeff Hogg, Scott Turner and Stevan Jackson, who between them kicked eight of their side's 10 first-half goals. Lambert and Knights both picked up more than 20 quality possessions.

 Jackson and Hogg finished the match with four goals each for the Tigers, and for the second time in three weeks proved the Richmond forward line could accommodate both of them. The two, who were among the side's best in its first round Foster's Cup win against Sydney at Lavington, helped bring their smaller teammates into the match, especially in the telling third quarter. In that term, South Fremantle recruit Wayne Hernaman booted two goals to help the Tigers extend their 30-point half-time lead to 45 points at the last change.

Just three goals were kicked in the final quarter - two of them to Hawthorn, as the Tigers ran out victors 17.11 (113) to Hawthorn's 11.7 (73). The match was arguably the best in this season's Foster's Cup competition.

The controversial Waverley Park surface withstood the fierce competition, except for a small patch on the members' wing that was ripped up in the second quarter.

The Tigers, who led by five goals at half-time, extended their lead to 36 points after just one minute of play in the third quarter.

Hawthorn booted the next three goals and looked set to reduce its deficit even further before Jackson stopped the flow of Hawk goals with a steadying shot from 40m.

Hernaman, drafted on the recommendation of former Tiger strongman Mal Brown, then chipped in with two classy goals, his second coming just seconds before the final change to take the side's lead to 45 points. Minutes earlier, Chris Naish made one of his few contributions on the night when he drilled one of the best goals of the game from 35m.

It outclassed the Hawks in most facets of play with its on-ballers doing the most damage.

Lavington recruit Mark Pitura, son of former Richmond centreman John Pitura, did some nice things off the half-backline and could prove a great acquisition throughout the year.

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Re: 1993 Foster's Cup
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2008, 06:48:20 PM »
Lavington recruit Mark Pitura, son of former Richmond centreman John Pitura, did some nice things off the half-backline and could prove a great acquisition throughout the year.
There you go TFL lol
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Re: 1993 Foster's Cup
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2008, 07:25:47 PM »
I remember being stuck in Wellington road for over an hour. I think it took us over an hour to get from Blackburn road to the car park and we had left home around 4.30-5.00.

We were one of the last cars in the car park, missed the pre-match entertainment (fireworks) but saw all the game.
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Re: 1993 Foster's Cup
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2008, 10:52:36 PM »
They needed the originally planned 150,000 crowd size design for Waverley with the Sir Kenneth Luke Stand right the way around the whole stadium :gobdrop

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