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  Kyle Archibald's Birthday
Posted by: Ned - 17-02-2004, 00:00 - Forum: Richmond Ramblings - No Replies

Guernsey Number: 37
Height 194cm
Weight: 91kg
Recruited From: Ungarie/Belconnen/NSW-ACT U18
Debut: TBA
Date of Birth: 23 February 1986

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  Frawleys got til round 7
Posted by: cogs24 - 16-02-2004, 16:35 - Forum: Richmond Ramblings - No Replies

This is just a rumour, but my neighbours(keen tiger supporters) had danny frawleys cousin over for dinner. News is that he has got 7 rounds to make the tigers perform or else he's out. Public sacking.

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  Why the 2004 season should be a roaring success.
Posted by: Obelix - 15-02-2004, 13:04 - Forum: Richmond Ramblings - No Replies

Regulars on this forum will be aware that I have a slight beef about our travelling record. Thankfully, this year, out of 22 rounds we only have to play 5 outside of Melbourne. I had a look at the 2004 fixture list and it goes like this.

1. Home (MCG)
2. Away (MCG)
3. Away (TD)
4. Away (TD)
5. Home (TD)
6. Home (TD)
<font color="red">7. Away (Sydney)</font id="red">
8. Home (MCG)
<font color="red">9. Away (Adelaide)
10. Away (Perth)</font id="red">
11. Away (TD)
12. Home (MCG)
13. Home (TD)
<font color="red">14. Away (Brisbane)</font id="red">
15. Home (MCG)
16. Home (TD)
17. Home (MCG)
18. Away (MCG)
19. Home (MCG)
<font color="red">20. Away (Adelaide)</font id="red">
21. Away (MCG)
22. Home (MCG)


Considering teams like Brisbane and Sydney play something like 10 - 12 rounds interstate we're doing nicely. Another thing to note is that all of our Melbourne home and away games are either played on the MCG or at the Telstra Dome so it's not like there's a home ground advantage to be had or lost.

The only hiccups should only occur between round 7 and round 11. Round 7 we play in Sydney, then back to the MCG for the doggies, we play Port at AAMI for round 9, then fly to Perth to play the Eagles for round 10. Normally we have a shocker the week after a game in Perth so round 11 against the Roos at Telstra Dome might be a write off.

With a 6 game "home" run to begin the 2004 season, it's very important that we start the season well and develop a winning habit.

Also, with 10 out of our last 12 rounds in Melbourne, we've got a great opportunity to finish the season off very strongly and build some momentum leading into the finals.

If we don't make the 8 then there's something very wrong.

Still, I'd really like us to do something about our travelling system because the last few years has been horrendous (it's not been much better at home though admittedly). Maybe we should recruit one of Leigh Matthews people and see if we can get some of their secrets to travelling well - they do it every second week without aftecting their W/L record.

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  RFCF Player of the Year - What's in a name?
Posted by: Ned - 09-02-2004, 10:05 - Forum: Richmond Ramblings - No Replies

What should we call the award? If we gain a sponsor for this award, their name would replace the 'RFCF' part of the suggestions below.

In some cases (i.e. Yellow Sash) the award name could also indicate the physical award that would be presented.

Please view the existing discussion at http://www.yellowandblack.info/forum/top...PIC_ID=655

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  RFCF Player of the Year - Voting System
Posted by: Ned - 09-02-2004, 09:47 - Forum: Richmond Ramblings - No Replies

What voting system should we use for the award?

Just to refresh your memory of the original system which Duncan introduced to us last year:

Here's Duncan's system (thanks to Duncan for sending this to me again):
<b>3pts</b> - an outstanding/excellent game
<b>2pts</b> - a very good game
<b>1 pt</b> - a good contribution - may not have had many possessions, but kept his opponent fairly quiet; or few possessions, but did kick 3 goals.
<b>0 pts</b> - didn't make a good contribution. May not be bad, just not that good. eg 8 possessions on the wing, and few other significant things.

<b>Examples (two extremes)</b>
In the win against Essendon last may:
3pts - 3 players
2pts - 5 players
1 pt - 7 players

<b>In the bad loss to St. Kilda:</b>
3 pts - none
2 pts - none
1 pt - 7 players

Please read the comments already posted here:
* http://www.yellowandblack.info/forum/top...PIC_ID=656
* http://www.yellowandblack.info/forum/top...PIC_ID=647

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  Tigers Training
Posted by: Guest - 27-01-2004, 12:50 - Forum: Richmond Ramblings - No Replies

Hey guys me being in queensland i was just wondering if anyone could go to the tigers training session one time and go through all the players and give a assesment on how there looking and what there doign etc.

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  Coughlan-inspired Tigers
Posted by: Obelix - 30-12-2003, 09:46 - Forum: Richmond Ramblings - No Replies

In a season when serious injuries to star players took a massive toll, insipid performances resulted in a 13th-place finish and many of the team, for whatever reason, didn't bother singing along to the club song at their Hall of Fame dinner, it's probably difficult to imagine how one could find a memorable moment involving the Richmond Football Club in 2003.

Yet two things, one for sheer excitement value on the day as much as its place in history, and the other for his emergence as a potential future great of the game, stood out head and shoulders above all else.

The first - in which the second, 2003 club best-and-fairest winner Mark Coughlan, played a substantial role - happened on a sunny Saturday afternoon in late April, when the Tigers took on Hawthorn at the MCG.

A small crowd had gathered at the Rose Hotel in Fitzroy in the course of the morning to toast the unofficial perpetual cup of the day, the "Bazza", named in honour of the dual Richmond-Hawthorn premiership player Barry Rowlings, before heading to the ground, but none of us on either side was remotely prepared for the match that was to come.

The Tigers took the field in front of 45,140 fans and from the opening bounce looked an absolute rabble.

For the first quarter and 22 minutes, they looked as if they wouldn't even have given a contest to a suburban thirds outfit on a Warrandyte cow paddock.

The Hawks seemed to have brought their own ball and it took Richmond more than 20 minutes to get the ball into their forward 50 metres, let alone score a goal.

And when Ben Dixon goaled to give the Hawks a 51-point lead 22 minutes into the second term, it seemed a humiliating flogging was on the cards.

But when Hawthorn's ruckman, Peter Everitt, who had dominated the clearances and set up the game for his running players, went down with a broken cheekbone after an accidental clash with Richmond's Greg Stafford, the match suddenly turned on its head.

What followed was one of the most amazing comebacks in the VFL/AFL history, the 10th best in fact, and the greatest recovery for Richmond in its history.

Richmond piled on 14 unanswered goals to win by 20 points and for us Richmond fans, who had been cowed by the gloating of the Bazza contingent's Hawthorn supporters, thought we had died and gone to heaven.

Having considered it a victory to simply get near the ball in the first 50 minutes, the Tigers found another gear in the last part of the second quarter with goals to Coughlan and Campbell, thanks to handy work from Matthew Richardson. They seemed to come out for the second half as if they'd grown a foot taller and a metre faster.

Richmond could do no wrong and when the pocket-sized excitement machine David Rodan sprinted about 10 metres too far without being penalised and wobbled home a major in the third term, the roar from the faithful could almost be heard in Fiji.

Sitting way back in the Great Southern Stand at the Punt Road end, it was hard at times to see which one of the Richmond players had the ball, there was so many swarming around it at any given moment.

Coughlan got amongst it with three goals and 19 touches, recruit Kane Johnson was worth his weight in gold and seemed to be involved in just about everything, grabbing 30 touches, Wayne Campbell was at his best with 29 possessions and Greg Tivendale got 21.

For that one afternoon, before the wheels fell off a few weeks later and we lost eight on the trot, more than a few of us really believed our team just might be the "real deal", as some over-zealous commentators had ventured to say.

While the side wasn't, a "real deal" who did emerge from season 2003 was Coughlan.

One of the toughest nuts to pull on a Tiger jumper in some years, Coughlan was being praised by all around the club - from the boot studders to the physios through to the president - as a player who "gets his own ball".

It's a term that might not sound like much, but is, in fact, the highest of praise. He is, they added, the very future of the club.

And having been controversially picked up at No. 25 in the 2000 national draft when the Tigers passed on Jason Cloke under the father-son rule, he has repaid the faith in spades.

All season, the 21-year-old toiled tirelessly, was at the bottom of more packs than you'd care to think about and reminded a few, with some excitement, of tough former skipper Tony Free.

At the end of the season, he was duly rewarded with the Jack Dyer Medal as Richmond's best and fairest player.

We all know it will take more than just Mark Coughlan to push the Tigers into the finals next season - a bit of luck and a better run with injuries wouldn't go astray, either - but for Richmond, he was a shining light in what was otherwise a year to forget.

By Lyall Johnson
My Favourite Moment
December 30, 2003

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  What is the go with neon leon?
Posted by: Guest - 11-11-2003, 18:24 - Forum: Richmond Ramblings - No Replies

Mouthy i still havent heard back from ya. This is a pretty big bombshell if true. Where did you get this information from please tell me

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  avatar
Posted by: Ned - 27-10-2003, 17:39 - Forum: Help & Suggestions Forum - No Replies

Joel Gone?

I could be reading between the lines here, but something's not right about Joel Bowden.

In today's chat with Greg Miller, I asked 2 questions:

"There have been rumours about Joel Bowden walking out on the Club - are they just rumours or has he re-signed with us?"

and

"Has Joel Bowden re-signed with us?"

The questions weren't answered. The only question about Joel that were answered during the chat was, "Considering the constant rumours, was Joel Bowden floated up by the Club for trade bait?". Greg's answer: "No he wasn't".

Am I being paranoid?

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