- Sep 13, 2020
- AFL Club
Because talent is diluted and FA you have a lot more options to rise up ladder quicker. You don’t have to be that good to make a GF. Look at cats. Most other years they don’t make GF.You think 4 in 8 is better than 4 in 5 ? I think majority of fans will tell you that stance is bullshit.
Or you saying you don't think the talent will continue to be diluted ?
Big year 2021.
I think the Cats are pretty good to be honest, better than GWS 2019 etc for eg.Because talent is diluted and FA you have a lot more options to rise up ladder quicker. You don’t have to be that good to make a GF. Look at cats. Most other years they don’t make GF.
Yeah mate that's exactly what I'm saying, Brisbane will argue they're better than us, we'll argue we're better and so forth.I think his point - and he’s right - is that success is success and that’s objective. You can subjectively argue who would have beaten whom, who had more talent, a better coach, softer opponents, more ground advantage etc. That’s an opinion game
But if Richmond do win in 2021 and have a threepeat with 4 in 5 years, that is objectively more successful than the Hawthorn or Brisbane sides.
A long way to go though. Back to back is hard. Back to back to back is astonishingly hard. They are a Martin injury away from it being no chance and a lot can happen
Should, won't, will explain it away.will Dangerfield miss weeks for the Vlastuin elbow?
Didn’t Rohan play in 2012? I vaguely recall swans winning the flag but everything else seems to have been erased from my memoryAll I can say is any side that has Garry Rohan in it will never win the premiership.
Take that to the bank people.
How he continues to get a game astounds me, surely he has burnt any tickets he had left after today's performance.
You say Clarko has level of responsibility for the current state of the game, but our style of footy during 2012-2015 was generally still exciting to watch and free flowing, as opposed to the rolling maul we see now. Or is it just my bias.Really think that the state of the game is pretty piss poor.
I thought the game was scrappy, yes it was wet, and congested.
After watching a prelim and a semi live and the lack of skilled play to construct game play it’s just disappointing.
I have found myself saying to my 8yr old son that the game use to be more open, better skills and higher scoring and that the current game lacks real class outside of a few individual performances.
I might be sounding old but apart from Dusty being a sh*t hot player (cannot deny the guy that) what else was there to the game?
I’m starting to believe that if the current state of the game leaves us with a penultimate grand final of a scrappy slug feat that barely tops the pre and half time entertainment then we are all in trouble.
Leigh Mathews has said previously that he thinks that ground 3rds to hold position (without restrictions like under 10.5 football I would like to add) at the line of play.
The Zone mentality of every club has killed the spectacle of the game and I guess Clarko has to put his hand up for this to some degree.
Richmond can EAD on there GF era. Geelong can GAGF for as long as possible.
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That was because we implemented zones and work off them with possession footy, when the other teams started using zones, strangely as more of Clarkos assistants became senior coaches then the wheel turned.You say Clarko has level of responsibility for the current state of the game, but our style of footy during 2012-2015 was generally still exciting to watch and free flowing, as opposed to the rolling maul we see now. Or is it just my bias.
Yep. And that style won bulldogs a flag under Beveridge. Although Eagles adopt a nicer game style under Simpson. Suppose it comes down to the abilities of your players on what game plan suits best and perhaps has for decades.That was because we implemented zones and work off them with possession footy, when the other teams started using zones, strangely as more of Clarkos assistants became senior coaches then the wheel turned.
Best remember that the style that Richmond now play came about due to a need to adapt to a crisis of no key tall forwards a number of years ago, until that time they were trying to do exactly as we were doing, Jack went down with a knee other key forwards were either injured or not up to it then they either brought forward something they were working towards or hit on something in a crisis but the chaos ball forward, kick and chase ball into the forward line, followed with pressure became their defining game style.
It's not a pretty game style, hard to watch and probably harder to play at a high level week in week out, to this end I'm surprised they have been able to keep it up for so long, hats off to them.
What a flog. Such a diver.Taylor Walkerwas torn apart for his grand final (2 goals; 6 marks; 10 touches)PLAYERCARDSTART13Taylor Walker
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Dangerfield last night - 1 goal, 1 Mark, 12 touches and a whole lot of flopping:
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Will his media mates go at him the same way they did Walker?
Hope everyone is ready to cop how great Richmond is and Martin is the greatest of all time!
only if you engage in itWe hate Geelong yes, and we all enjoyed them losing a grand final.
BUT, will we all enjoy another 12 months of hearing about Richmonds magnificent era and how their era is better than ours.
I have Richmond friends and I can tell you it’s enough to make you break the friendship they’re far far far worse than Geelong people!!