what a load of claptrap, the moment we become a power house, it’s the weakest grand final ever played, you only won because of the MCG , the umpires carried you etc etc etc, no credit given how about gracious losers .I can't excuses sore winners but if you're looking for a reason I can give you a couple from our point of view.
A) Sydney have far fewer fans (actual engaged supporters) than Richmond. The majority of footy fans are fine, it's the vocal majority that causes issues. We have a larger base, therefore we have a higher number of flogs.
B) Of the teams that have had an excessive drought, you could make a good argument for Richmond being the largest and most fanatic/rabid, so the response is bound to be louder from us. Not to mention the fact that the other "big 4" teams haven't had as big a drought followed by a period of sustained success as us. We've been spared the flogs of other supporter bases.
C) We have/had been the AFL worlds joke for going on 40 years. Copping it week after week, deservedly so, but at a rate and volume higher than any other team (in my opinion but not complaining at all). A lot of Richmond fans see our flogs as a twisted sort of karma for the years of ridicule.
Again, none of that excuses being a sore winner, but from my (biased) opinion, it's less of a reflection on the whole supporter base than it is an unfortunate example of when the universe says "no more!" and decides to punish you sinners with a flood of Richmond success.
I don't support winning without grace, but I support my Richmond brethren and their choice to finally hit the release valve. We've been through some sh*t.
Poor Charlie his motorbike broke down and RACQ couldn’t find himYou just had to do it didnt you !!!
Why go and ruin a good story
Just read 10 pages on the Lions Board , Not 1 mention about Charlie "Get away from me grimes" Cameron
Poor fella thought Grimes was playing on him tonight until after the siren broad shook his hand
Lol. No self awareness with this dude. In a normal season Port enjoy the equivalent of at least a 3 game leg up over the Tigers. Much, much more this year. Yet you're still whinging that your pea hearted, plastic franchise of a club needs even more unsporting advantages to compete with the likes of clubs like Richmond.
Another ironic post. This one comes from a supporter of the team with the most sustained rub of the green in VFL /AFL history.
0.5/10 troll attempt. Get good, lad.Another ironic post. This one comes from a supporter of the team with the most sustained rub of the green in VFL /AFL history.
Why do supporters of the soulless franchise clubs feel so entitled? Is it something Victorians or the AFL have cultivated in them by gifting them so many advantages over Victorian clubs so that they can compete?
Your most dangerous forward and only one that might worry opposition coaches can't be 181cm and 75kg, that just doesn't stand up against the best teams. The Lions need a bigger presence for the bailout kick, someone we when things are going tough they can just kick to inside 50 and the opposition are worried. Hipwood is still not that player, and ideally Cameron should be at the feet crumbing that player, not the man himself.I went to the game last night and posted this on our board-
I don't think the reason we lost is as simple as oh we missed all those sitters, apart from 10 minutes in the first quarter and most of the third I thought the Tigers looked by far the superior side, similar to the final at the Gabaa last season. At the game it felt like they could put the pedal to the metal and torch us with run, overlap and spread just about at will. They are clearly a better side than us..........ATM.
1- We missed Rich and Birchall badly with their precision kicking out of the back.
2- We missed McStay and his run and crashing of packs, please no more talk of dropping him.
3- In hindsight playing the 3 young talls was just too much of an ask, not bagging them though, young talls take years and multiple senior games to develop not 1, 2 and 3 games.
4- Fages was saying we have been doing heaps of practice re set shots, unfortunately no matter how much you practice you can not duplicate match pressure.
5- We need more outside pace in our side.... please Zac Williams number 1 trade target.
6- Maybe we saw last night why CEY could never quite lockdown a permanent spot at the Crows, struggled badly with the pace of the game against a quality side.
7- I still think our peak years a a couple of years away ie. start 2022.
8- The way things stand now the only side I could see stopping back to back for the Tigers is the West Coast in a Grand Final in Perth.
9- They have Edwards, Houli and Prestia to come back in.
Yep nailed it with Simpkin.I like Huddo and Riewoldt as commentators but they missed a trick in that first half.
Took for Bolton to kick a goal from the centre square for them to even notice he was out there.
Close to best on in the first half. Only 21 years old, Tigers fans must be very happy.
Who did we take in the same draft ahead of him? I might go and find out.
EDIT: Only Simpkin. Fair enough, our recruiters probably got that one right.
I was afraid we took some plodder who hasn't even gotten on the park yet.
14-2 Brisbane's way by the controlling umpire in the middle of the ground. Classic Richmond umpiring. Lol we cop it every week
If they miss Birchall they may as well pack it in honestly.Brisbane's goal kicking let them down in the end, Andrews had a stinker and they miss Rich and Birchall.
Richmond looked good but still had some really mystifying kicks inside 50 imo
Both sides were attacking though and hopefully will have a rematch come finals.
You my hipster friend are very delusional. I can't seem to understand why that supporters from both Bris & WC who get licked on the dick by umpires every week seem to be the biggest sooks on these threads. I honestly feel like I'm wasting my time responding about the officiating in games.
Because no one cares enough about sydney to consistently act like utter flogs towards their supporters.Sydney had an even longer premiership drought than Richmond's 37 years of insipidness. How then did Sydney fans manage to remember how to win with some semblence of grace and class?