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Media articles and Stats: Tigers fall by 63 points at AAMI
« on: August 10, 2008, 06:36:07 PM »
Tigers fall by 63 points at AAMI
RSSFont downFont largerPrintBy David Reed
 5:40 PM Sun 10 August, 2008

MATCH DETAILS

Adelaide   3.2 10.4 15.6 16.12 (108)
Richmond 1.3   1.4   4.6   6.9 (45)

GOALS
Adelaide: Stevens, Gill, Goodwin, Thompson 2, Douglas, Moran, Massie, Mackay, Edwards, McLeod, van Berlo, Vince
Richmond:  Deledio, Simmonds, Pattison, Bowden, Riewoldt

BEST
Adelaide: Stevens, Symes, van Berlo, Bock, Rutten, McLeod, Edwards, Doughty, Vince
Richmond: Tuck, Deledio, Johnson, McMahon

INJURIES
Adelaide: Vince (hamstring)
Richmond: Foley (hip), Schulz (tba) replaced in side by Morton

Reports: Nil

Umpires: L. Farmer, M. James, M. Head

Crowd: 37,562 at AAMI Stadium


RICHMOND'S finals hopes have taken a battering at the hands of Adelaide, going down by 63 points at AAMI Stadium.

The Tigers managed just the solitary goal in the opening half to go in 54 points behind at half time.

The second half was more even however the Crows didn't give ground and ran out 16.12 (108) to 6.9 (45) winners to celebrate Andrew McLeod's 300th game in style.

Unfortunately, Richmond was unable to do the same for Joel Bowden in his 250th match and the loss probably dealt a fatal blow to their top-eight hopes. The Tigers remain a game-and-a-half plus percentage from eighth spot with just three games to play.

And one of those is against premiership fancy Hawthorn, next Sunday at the MCG. They finish the season with games against Fremantle and Melbourne.

Adelaide now sits in 6th spot with 11 wins, just half a game behind North Melbourne and Sydney with games against Essendon, St Kilda and the Western Bulldogs to follow.

But more importantly they are back in the sort of form that could see them challenge later in the season and are coping superbly with the loss of two of their prime movers in the forward line, Jason Porplyzia and Brett Burton, who are both out injured.

The Crows effectively ended the contest at AAMI Stadium on Sunday afternoon with a blistering second term when they slammed on seven goals to nil.

Bowden was the Tigers' only goalkicker in the first half while the Crows found a number of avenues to goal. Scott Stevens, Nick Gill and Simon Goodwin were all multiple goalkickers by half time although by midway through the third term they already had a dozen. individual goalscorers.

And they had the most effective midfielders on the ground all day.

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/Season2007/News/NewsArticle/tabid/6301/Default.aspx?newsId=65206

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Crows fly home (AAP)
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2008, 06:37:27 PM »
Crows fly home
AAP | August 10, 2008 06:10pm

ADELAIDE marked Andrew McLeod's 300th AFL appearance in style with a 63-point thumping of Richmond at a damp AAMI Stadium today.

McLeod made his milestone a memorable one by firing through a trademark running goal in the second quarter and featured prominently among the Crows best in the 16.12 (108) to 6.9 (45) victory.

He had plenty of assistance all over the field as Adelaide took another step toward sewing up a top eight berth - and severely dented Richmond's chances of doing the same.

Scott Stevens (two goals), Nathan van Berlo, Michael Doughty and Brad Symes all contributed strongly, while Nathan Bock's early dominance of Matthew Richardson set the tone for the afternoon.

In conditions made difficult by a dead surface, wind and intermittent rain, the home side's proficiency in close - exemplified by several chains of instinctive handballs - accounted for much of the difference.

Former Crow Kane Johnson and Shane Tuck fought hardest for the Tigers, who actually started the better of the two sides.

As happened when the two sides met at the MCG in round 11, Richmond managed to impress early with their intensity around the ball, and Joel Bowden was able to mark his 250th game by snapping the first goal.

But the Crows soaked up significant pressure, aided by questionable Tigers foot skills, and at quarter time had established an 11-point break.

Kicking with the wind in the second, the Crows quickly set about squeezing all life out of Richmond.

Running forward in waves and winning virtually every key contest, Adelaide played the second term almost exclusively in the Tigers' defensive half and streaked to a 54-point halftime advantage.

As if on cue, a McLeod collector's item arrived midway through the procession.

Taking a handball out of a stoppage at half forward, he sprinted clear before nailing his goal with typical panache from 50m - though it must be said he was generously allowed a few extra strides beyond the usual 15m limit.

As so often happens when a game is blown apart early, the second half offered little of note other than a string of Adelaide attacks amid a handful of Richmond bright spots from Johnson and Deledio.

The neatest microcosm of the Tigers' day was provided by the enigmatic Richardson, who was blanketed early and then missed badly each time he caught a sight of goal.


ADELAIDE: 3.2, 10.4, 15.6, 16.12...108
RICHMOND: 1.3, 1.4, 4.6, 6.9...45

Goals:
Adelaide: N. Gill 2, S. Stevens 2, S. Goodwin 2, S. Thompson 2, B. Moran, K. Massie, N. van Berlo, T. Edwards, D. Mackay, B. Vince, A. McLeod, R. Douglas.
Richmond: B. Deledio, T. Simmonds, J. Riewoldt, J. Bowden, J. McMahon, A. Pattison.

Best:
Adelaide: S. Stevens, A. McLeod, N. van Berlo, B. Symes, M. Doughty, K. Massie, N. Bock, T. Edwards, S. Thompson.
Richmond: K. Johnson, S. Tuck, B. Deledio.

Umpires: L. Farmer, M. James, M. Head.
Official crowd: 37,562 at AAMI Stadium.

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Stats: Tigers vs Crows
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2008, 06:49:53 PM »
Team Stats

Disposals:        363 - 378
Efficiency%:       72 - 76
Kicks:              196 - 205
Handballs:        167 - 173
Con. Marks:        10 - 10
Uncon. Marks:   101 - 91
Tackles:              60 - 68
Clearances:         33 - 36
Clangers:            54 - 35
Frees:                 19 - 26
Con. possies:     112 - 108
Uncon.Possies:   251 - 268
Inside 50s:          37 - 47
Assists:                 8 - 18

Individual Stats

player            D EFF% K H G B CM UM T CL C RT RA
   
Tuck             34   62 16 18 0 1 0 4 4 6 7 110 94
Johnson        32   84 14 18 0 0 1 8 3 3 0 131 99
Deledio         26   77 14 12 1 0 1 8 2 1 4 75 99
McMahon      26   65 19   7 1 0 0 6 5 0 5 94 84
Simmonds    22   59 13   9 1 0 0 6 1 7 4 87 71
Jackson        21   67 13   8 0 1 1 6 9 1 4 97 64
Bowden        19   68 12   7 1 0 0 4 3 1 3 69 102
Brown          19   79 11   8 0 1 0 6 3 3 1 96 101
Tambling      19  63 10   9 0 0 0 6 2 2 6 41 70
Cotchin        16   63  8   8 0 0 0 5 6 0 1 77 65
King             16   94  7   9 0 0 0 4 2 1 2 82 88
Newman       16   81 12  4 0 0 1 5 2 0 0 83 98
Edwards       11   73   2  9 0 0 0 1 3 1 2 38 53
Foley            11   64  4   7 0 0 0 1 1 4 2 33 89
McGuane      11   91  5   6 0 0 2 3 1 0 6 41 56
Moore          11   82   7  4 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 55 75
Richardson   11   55  9   2 0 4 0 4 1 0 2 40 103
Morton           9   67  3   6 0 1 0 4 0 2 0 33 68
Thursfield       9 100  2   7 0 0 2 3 3 0 1 66 49
Pattison         8   75  4   4 1 0 1 3 2 1 0 54 59
Riewoldt        8   50  6   2 1 0 0 5 0 0 2 21 55
White            8   88  5   3 0 0 1 4 5 0 2 46 70

player      FF FA CP UP I50 A   
   
Tuck            3 3 20 14 3 0   
Johnson       3 0   9 24 3 0   
Deledio        0 1   5 21 6 0   
McMahon     0 1   1 25 3 0   
Simmonds   1 2   8 14 4 0   
Jackson       1 2   6 15 1 0   
Bowden       0 2   3 15 2 0   
Brown         0 0   4 15 2 3   
Tambling     1 3   6 15 4 0   
Cotchin       1 0   7 10 2 1   
King           1 1   5 10 1 0   
Newman     0 0   1 11 1 0   
Edwards     1 2   6   5 0 1   
Foley          2 0   4   7 0 1   
McGuane    1 5   5   7 0 0   
Moore         0 0   1  9 2 0   
Richardson  2 1  5  5 0 1   
Morton        0 0  3  6 2 0   
Thursfield    1 1  5  5 0 0   
Pattison       1 0 4   4 1 0   
Riewoldt      0 0 1   7 0 0   
White          0 2 3   7 0 1

http://superstats.heraldsun.com.au/gamestatslive/5015595.html

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Tigers go to water against Crows (Age)
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2008, 03:55:30 AM »
Tigers go to water against Crows
Ashley Porter, Adelaide | August 11, 2008

RICHMOND boarded the airport bus at AAMI Stadium last night singing the praises of Stephanie Rice. "Three cheers for Stephanie!" someone shouted. Maybe it was Richo. If it weren't for our swimming queen in Beijing there may have been more news on the cold football front.

In what can be simply described as an abysmal performance in miserable conditions, especially given the fact Richmond actually believed it was a chance for the finals, Adelaide delivered it a flogging by 63 points.

To be clearly outscored kicking with a strong wind in the first quarter, be held to a miserable behind in the second when Matthew Richardson received a free kick and missed from 15 metres on a slight angle, and again be outscored kicking with the wind, was insulting to Joel Bowden, a dual best and fairest winner and All-Australian, playing his 250th.

Of course, this was also a special day for Andrew McLeod playing his 300th, and it was full of his old magic with 28 disposals. Why McLeod was not paid greater attention from Richmond was dumbfounding. He even seemed to run further than Rice's last medley leg to kick a goal, but the umpires daren't upset his day.

Whether this effort was for "Macca" or their newfound sniff of a final-four spot, the Crows were indisputably awesome in the manner in which they repeatedly forced Richmond into their defensive net, attacked the ball, tackled, and especially steamrolled into attack with exceptional teamwork and run.

For the first time in McLeod's marvellous career he ran through the cheer squad's banner as a means of saying "thanks" for the support for him and the team, but the supreme fashion in which the Crows approached this game was their way of also expressing appreciation.

Significantly, this was the first time Adelaide had kicked 100 points in a match since round 11 when it beat Richmond by 50 points. Perhaps the only criticism of Adelaide was its 1.6 last term with the wind, and it could be said a champion side would have completed the rout. To kick a high score in miserable, slippery conditions was nonetheless impressive.

Adelaide's forward line has been maligned for years, especially this year when weakened by injuries, but to have 12 goalkickers one short of its club record and always presenting strongly, was perhaps the most welcomed feature of its game.

Adelaide handled the heavy conditions better than Richmond, and throughout had control of the game. It set the play or the structure of the game, and left the Tigers floundering. Richmond was never able to get its running game going that has lifted the club this season.

As the scoreline suggests, Adelaide had many brilliant performers apart from McLeod. Nathan van Berlo continues to step up to an elite level, and Michael Doughty and Nathan Bock worked hard as usual.

Graham Johncock made an impressive return from disciplinary action playing as a forward, rather than in his customary half-back role. His ability to keep the ball in his team's 50 zone was one of many key factors in this win.

The manner in which the Tigers allowed themselves to be bullied must have been disheartening for their few quality performers, including Troy Simmonds, Shane Tuck and Kane Johnson.

Adelaide won the match, but Richmond won a lot of Adelaide fans for lining-up across the other side of its player race to honour McLeod. When Bowden walked his team back the Crows fans stood and applauded him, and his teammates.

Sportsmanship lives.

BEST
Richmond: Tuck, Johnson, Simmonds, Tambling, Bowden, McMahon.

THE UPSHOT
Whatever finals aspirations Richmond had have been virtually shot. It finishes the home-and-away season against Hawthorn (MCG), Fremantle (MCG) and Melbourne (MCG).

TALKING POINT
Was Adelaide that good or Richmond that bad? Given their control of the ball, should the Crows have won by a greater margin?

HOT AND COLD
Andrew McLeod was hot on his special day with 28 disposals, and Matthew Richardson lowered the already cold temperature.

http://www.realfooty.com.au/news/rfmatchreport/tigers-go-to-water/2008/08/10/1218306665524.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1

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McLeod's slaughter: Crows (Age)
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2008, 03:57:48 AM »
McLeod's slaughter: Crows
August 11, 2008

AS BEFITS the owner of two Norm Smith medals, Andrew McLeod had little trouble rising to the occasion of game No.300.

Adelaide marked his milestone with a ceremonial 63-point thumping of Richmond at a damp AAMI Stadium, and McLeod made it particularly memorable by firing through a trademark running goal in the second term of a 16.12 (108) to 6.9 (45) victory.

Influential in his signature half-back role, McLeod had plenty of assistance from all over the field as the sixth-placed Crows took another step toward sewing up a top-eight berth and dented Richmond's chances of doing the same.

"From the season's perspective, we all know how the premiership table is tightening up so it was a pretty critical game for both clubs," Crows coach Neil Craig said. "It's good for us because a win makes it a bit better for Andrew, great for him.

"We kicked over 100 points in those conditions and for our forward line to have 12 goal scorers we've just got to keep finding ways of making sure we can kick a score. In the first half I thought our kicking in particular was very good and we got some really powerful running, which you could argue we've lacked a bit."

Scott Stevens (two goals), Nathan van Berlo, Michael Doughty and Brad Symes all contributed strongly, while Nathan Bock's early dominance of Matthew Richardson set the tone for the afternoon.

In conditions made difficult by a dead surface, wind and intermittent rain, the home side's proficiency in close - exemplified by several chains of instinctive handballs - accounted for much of the difference. Former Crow Kane Johnson and Shane Tuck fought hardest for the Tigers, who actually started the better of the two sides.

As happened when they met at the MCG in round 11, Richmond managed to impress early with their intensity around the ball, and Joel Bowden was able to mark his 250th game by snapping the first Tigers goal. But the Crows soaked up significant pressure, aided by questionable Tigers foot skills, and at quarter time had established an 11-point break.

Kicking with the wind in the second, the Crows quickly set about squeezing all life out of Richmond and the contest. As if on cue, a McLeod collector's item arrived midway through the procession.

Taking a handball out of a stoppage at half forward, McLeod sprinted clear before nailing his goal with typical panache from 50 metres - though it must be said he was generously allowed a few extra strides beyond the usual 10m limit.

As so often happens when a game is blown apart early, the second half offered little of note other than a string of Adelaide attacks amid a handful of Richmond bright spots from Johnson and Brett Deledio.

The neatest microcosm of the Tigers' day was provided by Richardson, who was blanketed early and then missed badly each time he caught a sight of goal.

Under-pressure Richmond coach Terry Wallace was desolate after a defeat that took his team's September aspirations out of their own hands.

"We're bitterly disappointed with our performance, season-on-the-line stuff and to come over and not play our game style was disappointing," he said.

"It started virtually from the first kick of the game. They played the basics of the game a hell of a lot better than what we did from start to finish, and that was clearly the difference between the two sides."

http://www.realfooty.com.au/news/news/mcleods-slaughter-crows/2008/08/10/1218306666182.html

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Re: Media articles and Stats: Tigers fall by 63 points at AAMI
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2008, 03:59:31 AM »
From: St Kilda's form falling away
Mike Sheahan | August 11, 2008

The other major disappointment from the weekend was Richmond.

The Tigers were humiliated by Adelaide at AAMI Stadium yesterday. Crushed. Deflated.

They were shaky at quarter-time and gone midway through the second term after falling 41 points down.

So, after 19 rounds, Richmond is yet to beat a team currently in the eight. Its best result is a draw with the Bulldogs in Round 5.

Two clashes with Adelaide in nine weeks, two hammerings by a total of 113 points.

Perhaps it was the McLeod milestone, probably it was more a reflection of all the work that lays ahead for those in charge at Punt Rd.

Good on the Crows. They kicked 16 goals with Brett Burton and Jason Porplyzia in the stands after losing Scott Welsh, Mark Ricciuto and Ian Perrie between seasons.

They will play finals yet again. Richmond will miss yet again.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/sport/afl/story/0,26576,24158492-19742,00.html

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Terry Wallace dubs loss 'ridiculously disappointing' (Herald-Sun)
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Terry Wallace dubs loss 'ridiculously disappointing'
Mark Stevens | August 11, 2008

 RICHMOND coach Terry Wallace last night described the first-half capitulation against Adelaide as "ridiculously disappointing".

The Tigers trailed 10 goals to one at halftime at AAMI Stadium, butchering a mini-final and tarnishing Joel Bowden's 250th-game milestone.

Only wasteful kicking by the Crows in the final term saved the winning margin from blowing out beyond 63 points.

"I think we've played some good footy in the latter part of the season . . . this was a shocker," Wallace said.

Given the stakes were so high, Wallace said he and the players felt for supoporters who were so desperate to see finals action again.

"The players are so disappointed . . . they know the supporters are back home and you've got some that have travelled across hoping for their season to be alive," Wallace said.

"We know we let them down. That's disappointing."

Richmond must now win its final three games against Hawthorn, Melbourne and Fremantle at the MCG to have any hope of playing finals.

"We now have to worry about others. Until today, we thought it was in our hands," Wallace said.

"I think even by winning your last three, you probably need other results going your way."

Bowden said the Tigers made too many "fundamental errors" and would more than likely pay a heavy price.

"It's just a shame to not be competitive," he said.

"It doesn't look like we'll play finals now. We just need to finish the year off well.

"The carrot was there, no doubt, and I was excited, hoping we could set ourself up."

Matthew Richardson addressed the players on Bowden the night before the game.

Bowden's father, Michael, travelled from Darwin for the match, joining former teammates including Brendon Gale and Paul Bulluss at the ground to lend support.

The Tigers are set to pay tribute to Bowden at the MCG against Hawthorn on Sunday.

Bowden said he still had one or two years left in his body and was looking forward to the team maturing into a unit, and thriving in testing situations such as yesterday.

"I reckon I've got a lot of footy left in me," Bowden said.

"I love the Richmond footy club."

Wallace said his young team did not stick to the basics in the wet weather and didn't pay enough attention to Adelaide's 300-game hero Andrew McLeod.

"I thought they were extremely generous (to McLeod)," Wallace said.

Wallace said that one player left McLeod standing 20m on his own.

"I asked the question why you would actually allow an Andrew McLeod to stand on a half-back flank by himself at that particular point in time," Wallace said.

"That's what happens when you start worrying about what the scoreboard says.

"We didn't get results early in the match . . . people start worrying about getting a kick and other things.

"Sometimes that switches the brain off, which is not great in any standard of footy."

He said his players did not adjust to the heavy conditions and the Tigers lost much of their run and carry.

"Running on top of the ground at Telstra Dome we look a different side to what we looked (yesterday)," he said.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/sport/afl/story/0,26576,24158760-19742,00.html

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Terry Wallace says basic skills let Tigers down (Herald-Sun)
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Terry Wallace says basic skills let Tigers down
Mark Stevens | August 11, 2008

RICHMOND coach Terry Wallace regularly walks into post-match press conferences clasping a piece of paper akin to a list of key messages.

High on that list yesterday, scrawled in heavy black texta, were words to the effect of: What happened to the basics?

The Tigers have become renowned as hard-running fast-trackers more at home at a scorching Subiaco than a heavy, slippery AAMI Stadium.

And no matter how often Wallace warned his players to keep it simple, they failed to adapt against the hard-bodied Crows in wet and wild conditions.

"It was a back-to-basics type of day. I have no doubt they played the basics of the game a heck of a lot better than we did from start to finish," Wallace lamented.

"It started virtually from the first kick of the game.

"You want to get the ball in, we're kicking with the breeze at that stage, and then all of a sudden to start kicking the ball sideways and backwards was terribly disappointing."

It wasn't as if Richmond had an excuse for playing dumb.

Given the Tigers' tenuous position in the race for the eight, this was all but a Grand Final.

It was also the popular Joel Bowden's 250th game, for good measure.

But Adelaide, obviously spurred by Andrew McLeod's own 300-game milestone, was much sharper in a 63-point victory set up in the first half.

Richmond trailed by only 11 points at quarter-time, at least managing to make it a scrap, but the competitiveness on the scoreboard was nothing but a big tease.

It seemed the breeze heading the Tigers' way in the first term was worth at least three goals. It didn't take the Crows long to prove it.

At the restart, Adelaide immediately won the ball out of the centre, ending in a Scott Stevens goal. The Crows were up by 19.

Four minutes in, Nick Gill added another with a set shot from 20m. Two minutes later came confirmation that Richmond was in for a dog of a day.

McLeod, the man of the moment, charged forward and goaled from 40m on the run.

The celebration was vintage McLeod. We're talking Grand Final proportions.

And why not? The margin was still only 29 points, but it was obvious there was no coming back for the Tigers.

Goals to Simon Goodwin and Kris Massie put the Crows ahead by 43 points 13 minutes into the second term.

To rub it in further, Gill, the most unpredictable set shot in the Adelaide side, slotted another from 50m.

By halftime it was 10.4 to 1.4. Embarrassing.

It was back to the bad, old Richmond. Matthew Richardson was missing shots and others were missing targets and tackles.

The first half was perhaps summed up by Richardson's miss deep in time-on in the second term. He had a set shot, less than 20m out, but sprayed it to the right.

Richmond, as if beaten mentally by the foul weather before the ball was bounced, lacked fluency and spent most of the game making poor decisions.

Finally, 22 minutes into the third term, the Tigers moved the ball cleanly from half-back to half-forward.

It ended with the highly-skilled Mitch Morton on the half-forward flank. Summing up the horror day, Morton wheeled around on his right foot, took a snap, and the ball curled into the right goalpost.

Adelaide, with no Brett Burton and no Jason Porplyzia, was expected to scrounge for every goal. But inspired by Goodwin, the Crows had 15 to three-quarter time in the slosh.

Richmond will need to get back to basics in a hurry with Hawthorn, and 91-goal freak Lance Franklin, waiting next week.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/1,9191,24158494-19742,00.html