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RedmanWasHere

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Aug 23, 2010
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PICK 42 - CHRIS NEWMAN
Mr reliable... Tigers captain from 2019 to 2012


PB74's team
B: xxxxxxxxx D.Gaspar N.Vlastuin
HB: C.Newman xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx
C: xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx
HF: xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx
F: xxxxxxxxx M.Roach xxxxxxxx
FOL: xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx D.Weightman
IC: xx xx xx xx

_RT_ you're up buddy

Was he captain in the BC years?
 
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tiger_tough

Premiership Player
Nov 24, 2008
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Pick 46 Barry Rowlings - 152 games, 172 goals. Hall of fame member, jack dyer medalist, captain and premiership player.

Team so far -
B:..XX....A.Rance.....XX
HB:XX.......XX.........XX
C:..XX...G.Raines.....XX
HF:XX....D.Cloke......XX
FF:XX...J.Riewoldt....XX
R:.XX.....Sheedy......Rowlings
I/C:XX....XX....XX....XX

Back to you Phar Ace
 

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Phar Ace

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Pick 47 - Tony Free

Another Richmond Captain - Tough, resolute and extremely physical in his approach to the game, centreman Tony Free was a shining light at Richmond during a generally dire time for the club. A best and fairest winner in 1989 and 1993, he captained the club from 1994 until forced into premature retirement with a knee injury two years later. Between 1987 and 1996 he played 133 V/AFL games and kicked 46 goals.

He started off playing for the Tigers’ under 19s in 1987 and had an instant impact. During an under-19s match against St Kilda that year, he kicked 14 goals in an outstanding display. So impressive was Free in his first year at Tigerland that by the end of the ’87 season he’d forced his way into the senior side.

Free debuted at the game’s highest level in Round 20 against St Kilda at Waverley Park. The following year, under the coaching guidance of five-time Richmond premiership champion Kevin Bartlett, the tough, tenacious utility player established himself as a key, regular member of the Tigers’ main line-up.

He played 21 games in the 1988 season and averaged 18.7 disposals per match playing predominantly through the midfield.



Free continued to flourish throughout 1989, which was just his second full season of league football.

That year, Free was ranked first in the competition for total kicks per game, and he was rewarded for his top-class, consistent efforts with an inaugural Jack Dyer Medal.

Over the next few seasons, Free defiantly flew the flag for the struggling Tigers. With his ball-winning ability, ferocious, competitive spirit and vigorous style of play, he was a shining light at Richmond during dark times, and extremely popular with the Tiger Army.

In 1993, Free won his second Jack Dyer Medal after a season where he averaged an AFL career-high 24.1 disposals per game. It was in the Round 5 match of the ’93 season against North Melbourne at the MCG that Free racked up a career-high 39 disposals, despite the Tigers being beaten by six goals.

A natural leader, Free was officially appointed Richmond’s captain in 1994. Unfortunately, however, what almost certainly would have been a long, distinguished stint as the Tigers’ skipper, didn’t eventuate.

B: xxxxxxx F.Swift xxxxxxx
HB: xxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxx
C: xxxxxxx M Rioli Snr xxxx
HF: xxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxx
F: xxxxxxx J.Titus xxxxxxx
FOL: M.Green T.Free R.Dean
IC: xx xx xx xx


Back to you _RT_
 
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_RT_

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Pick 48 - Bill Morris

William “Bill” Morris was a ruckman. He was affectionately known as “Paleface” due to his pallid complexion. He originally started his career with Old Scotch in the Amateur competition; however, he was lured to Richmond after an astute piece of recruiting by Richmond Secretary Maurie Fleming. At the time Bill had played one game with the Melbourne Reserves in 1941; however, the Demons had shown little interest in him. Fleming had seen him play in the Services’ Football Competition and was impressed with what he saw. After a little negotiating, he finished up a Richmond player. Melbourne in return received a player named Colin Galbraith who went on to play four senior games before a knee injury forced him to retire. Bill went on to become a champion.
He was a very fair player who was well respected even by the Richmond tough men in Dyer and Fraser. His fair play occasionally irked his tougher teammates, especially when he would assist an opponent who had been the victim of a Dyer shirt front. He was a great palmer of the ball, with either hand, to his rovers. As a result, he was able to change hands in order to confuse his opponents. He also possessed a great leap and had the ability to spear himself towards the ball at boundary throw-ins. Tactically, he was a very clever player who often changed the way he approached rucking contests in order to further confuse opponents. He displayed a relaxed approach to the game; however, he possessed great stamina and found no problems in rucking all day. A skilled all-rounder, he was a strong mark, long kick with either foot and possessed fine evasive skills.
He won the club Best and Fairest award in 1945, 1948 and 1950. He also ran second in 1947 and third in 1946. He captained Richmond in 1950 and 1951, and was awarded Life Membership in 1951. He won the “Brownlow Medal” in 1948; ran equal second in 1946 and equal third in 1950; and represented Victoria 15 times, captaining the state in 1950. He was a member of the 1942 and 1944 Grand Final teams, unfortunately missing the 1943 Premiership win due to military service. His highest individual goal tally with Richmond was 4, which he kicked on seven occasions.

Playing Career: 1942 – 1951
Games: 140
Goals: 98
Best & Fairest: 1945, 1948, 1950
Brownlow Medal: 1948
RFC Captain: 1950 – 1951
Interstate Games: 15
VIC Captain: 1950
RFC Life Member 1951
RFC Team of the Century

B: Branton xxxxxx xxxxxxx
HB: Keane xxxxxxx xxxxxxx
C: Bourke xxxxxxx xxxxxxx
HF: xxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxx
F: Harris xxxxxx xxxxxx
R: Morris Dyer xxxxxx
INT: xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxx

peterbuch74
 
Pick 49 New

peterbuch74

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PICK 49 - BRENDON GALE
Time for the chief to step up and fill the CHF spot for my team.




PB74's team
B: xxxxxxxxx D.Gaspar N.Vlastuin
HB: C.Newman xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx
C: xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx
HF: xxxxxxxxx B.Gale xxxxxxxx
F: xxxxxxxxx M.Roach xxxxxxxx
FOL: xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx D.Weightman
IC: xx xx xx xx

richard parker you're up
 

Phar Ace

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Pick 48 - Bill Morris

William “Bill” Morris was a ruckman. He was affectionately known as “Paleface” due to his pallid complexion. He originally started his career with Old Scotch in the Amateur competition; however, he was lured to Richmond after an astute piece of recruiting by Richmond Secretary Maurie Fleming. At the time Bill had played one game with the Melbourne Reserves in 1941; however, the Demons had shown little interest in him. Fleming had seen him play in the Services’ Football Competition and was impressed with what he saw. After a little negotiating, he finished up a Richmond player. Melbourne in return received a player named Colin Galbraith who went on to play four senior games before a knee injury forced him to retire. Bill went on to become a champion.
He was a very fair player who was well respected even by the Richmond tough men in Dyer and Fraser. His fair play occasionally irked his tougher teammates, especially when he would assist an opponent who had been the victim of a Dyer shirt front. He was a great palmer of the ball, with either hand, to his rovers. As a result, he was able to change hands in order to confuse his opponents. He also possessed a great leap and had the ability to spear himself towards the ball at boundary throw-ins. Tactically, he was a very clever player who often changed the way he approached rucking contests in order to further confuse opponents. He displayed a relaxed approach to the game; however, he possessed great stamina and found no problems in rucking all day. A skilled all-rounder, he was a strong mark, long kick with either foot and possessed fine evasive skills.
He won the club Best and Fairest award in 1945, 1948 and 1950. He also ran second in 1947 and third in 1946. He captained Richmond in 1950 and 1951, and was awarded Life Membership in 1951. He won the “Brownlow Medal” in 1948; ran equal second in 1946 and equal third in 1950; and represented Victoria 15 times, captaining the state in 1950. He was a member of the 1942 and 1944 Grand Final teams, unfortunately missing the 1943 Premiership win due to military service. His highest individual goal tally with Richmond was 4, which he kicked on seven occasions.

Playing Career: 1942 – 1951
Games: 140
Goals: 98
Best & Fairest: 1945, 1948, 1950
Brownlow Medal: 1948
RFC Captain: 1950 – 1951
Interstate Games: 15
VIC Captain: 1950
RFC Life Member 1951
RFC Team of the Century

B: Branton xxxxxx xxxxxxx
HB: Keane xxxxxxx xxxxxxx
C: Bourke xxxxxxx xxxxxxx
HF: xxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxx
F: Harris xxxxxx xxxxxx
R: Morris Dyer xxxxxx
INT: xxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxx

peterbuch74
Dyer would be happy to have him in the middle with him again! Would have loved the luxury to have him in his Team of Century position of Forward Pocket. Good pick up
 
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Barunga Bullet

The GOAT
May 8, 2019
557
2,319
AFL Club
Richmond
Pick 51- Tom Lynch
Games- 62
Goals- 130
2 x Premierships
2019 richmond leading goalkicker




Barunga Bullets Team
B: xx xx xx
HB: bowden Jess xx
C: Clay Stewart xx
HF: xx Richardson xx
F: xx Lynch xx
FOL: xx xx xx
IC: xx xx xx xx
 

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Pick 52 New

Tiger_Of_Old

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Nov 23, 2000
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Pick 52-Paul Broderick.
Advanced stats
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ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1988-199393800.8642%11.0210.672.8311
RichmondAFL1994-2001169900.5354%10.019.302.5846
V/AFL1988-20012621700.6550%10.379.792.6757
Total1988-20012621700.6550%10.379.792.6757
AFL: 9,958th player to appear, 199th most games played, 518th most goals kickedFitzroy: 1,062nd player to appear, 124th most games played, 56th most goals kickedRichmond: 967th player to appear, 56th most games played, 83rd most goals kicked

Over two distinct phases off his career, Paul Broderick gave great service as a prolific ball-winner to Fitzroy and then Richmond over 266 games across 14 seasons. His six seasons with Fitzroy yielded 93 games and 80 goals before he was traded to Richmond for Jeff Hogg. The Tigers undoubtedly got the best of that deal as Broderick played a further 169 matches for them, while Hogg could only manage 40 in the Lions' last three seasons. Broderick's best season was 1996, when he won Richmond's best and fairest award.

My team:
B:xxxx,Balta,xxxxx
HB:xxxx,xxxx,xxxx
C:xxxx,Knights,xxxx
HF:Brown,xxxxx,xxxxx
F:Bartlett,xxxxx,xxxxx
Foll:Lee,Broderick,


richoatthedisco your up mate.
 

Phar Ace

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Pick 52-Paul Broderick.
Advanced stats
��
ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1988-199393800.8642%11.0210.672.8311
RichmondAFL1994-2001169900.5354%10.019.302.5846
V/AFL1988-20012621700.6550%10.379.792.6757
Total1988-20012621700.6550%10.379.792.6757
AFL: 9,958th player to appear, 199th most games played, 518th most goals kickedFitzroy: 1,062nd player to appear, 124th most games played, 56th most goals kickedRichmond: 967th player to appear, 56th most games played, 83rd most goals kicked

Over two distinct phases off his career, Paul Broderick gave great service as a prolific ball-winner to Fitzroy and then Richmond over 266 games across 14 seasons. His six seasons with Fitzroy yielded 93 games and 80 goals before he was traded to Richmond for Jeff Hogg. The Tigers undoubtedly got the best of that deal as Broderick played a further 169 matches for them, while Hogg could only manage 40 in the Lions' last three seasons. Broderick's best season was 1996, when he won Richmond's best and fairest award.

My team:
B:xxxx,Balta,xxxxx
HB:xxxx,xxxx,xxxx
C:xxxx,Knights,xxxx
HF:Brown,xxxxx,xxxxx
F:Bartlett,xxxxx,xxxxx
Foll:Lee,Broderick,


richoatthedisco your up mate.
He's good Broders - and I think you need some players that start with "B" - just saying ;)
 
Pick 53 New

richoatthedisco

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It's a draft cliché, but I truly cannot believe this guy lasted to our pick.

Bachar Houli.

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The best half-back-flanker of his generation and the epitome of a Richmond Man, Bachar Houli grew from soft Essington midfielder who couldn't get a game, to soft but highly productive Richmond half-back-flanker, to steely, resolute, game-breaking champion.

Bachar could have been a dual Norm Smith Medallist if not for some bloke called Marty. His performance in the 2017 grand final was a triumph of the will. It turned all doubters into fans, but truth is he'd always been one of our better finals performers. Unrelenting in his courage to run hard with and for the pill, Bachar had to will himself into the courage required to cop physical punishment, which is all the more laudable.


His 2019 grand final was dominant. His consistency across 11 seasons and 206 games for the Tigers was incredible. His courage and selflessness to play through a torn calf in the 2020 grand final was typical of the man and cemented his legend. His demeanour, attitude, love and care for his teammates and the wider world make him one of the most beautiful people to represent our club, his faith and his culture, and all three have been elevated by him.

When we started this draft, Bachar was one of my must-haves, so we're thrilled to welcome him to the Disco family. Don't worry, Bash, I used to drink plenty of water in the clubs too. ;)

Wacky Tiger over to you.
 

richoatthedisco

Dude, I go for Richmond
Jun 18, 2007
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Pick 52-Paul Broderick.
Advanced stats
��
ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FitzroyV/AFL1988-199393800.8642%11.0210.672.8311
RichmondAFL1994-2001169900.5354%10.019.302.5846
V/AFL1988-20012621700.6550%10.379.792.6757
Total1988-20012621700.6550%10.379.792.6757
AFL: 9,958th player to appear, 199th most games played, 518th most goals kickedFitzroy: 1,062nd player to appear, 124th most games played, 56th most goals kickedRichmond: 967th player to appear, 56th most games played, 83rd most goals kicked

Over two distinct phases off his career, Paul Broderick gave great service as a prolific ball-winner to Fitzroy and then Richmond over 266 games across 14 seasons. His six seasons with Fitzroy yielded 93 games and 80 goals before he was traded to Richmond for Jeff Hogg. The Tigers undoubtedly got the best of that deal as Broderick played a further 169 matches for them, while Hogg could only manage 40 in the Lions' last three seasons. Broderick's best season was 1996, when he won Richmond's best and fairest award.

My team:
B:xxxx,Balta,xxxxx
HB:xxxx,xxxx,xxxx
C:xxxx,Knights,xxxx
HF:Brown,xxxxx,xxxxx
F:Bartlett,xxxxx,xxxxx
Foll:Lee,Broderick,


richoatthedisco your up mate.
Loved Brodders. Shares the distinction with Sheedy and Richo of having been my Mum's favourite player at the time, which is all that needs to be said of the man.
 

Phar Ace

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It's a draft cliché, but I truly cannot believe this guy lasted to our pick.

Bachar Houli.

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The best half-back-flanker of his generation and the epitome of a Richmond Man, Bachar Houli grew from soft Essington midfielder who couldn't get a game, to soft but highly productive Richmond half-back-flanker, to steely, resolute, game-breaking champion.

Bachar could have been a dual Norm Smith Medallist if not for some bloke called Marty. His performance in the 2017 grand final was a triumph of the will. It turned all doubters into fans, but truth is he'd always been one of our better finals performers. Unrelenting in his courage to run hard with and for the pill, Bachar had to will himself into the courage required to cop physical punishment, which is all the more laudable.


His 2019 grand final was dominant. His consistency across 11 seasons and 206 games for the Tigers was incredible. His courage and selflessness to play through a torn calf in the 2020 grand final was typical of the man and cemented his legend. His demeanour, attitude, love and care for his teammates and the wider world make him one of the most beautiful people to represent our club, his faith and his culture, and all three have been elevated by him.

When we started this draft, Bachar was one of my must-haves, so we're thrilled to welcome him to the Disco family. Don't worry, Bash, I used to drink plenty of water in the clubs too. ;)

Wacky Tiger over to you.
Same, it is probably more about picking spine over flanks - but he is one of our true champs and was circled for my next two
 
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Wacky Tiger

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Might aswell lock in FF and CHB in one hit with a pair that really should have had an incredible chemistry




Pick 54 - Gordon Strang

Gordon "Cocker" Strang was an outstanding centre-half-forward and centre-half-back. His strongest asset was his marking and during one game against South Melbourne in 1935, he was credited with the amazing tally of 28 - in fact records show it was 21 marks. After that game a Richmond teammate commented that Gordon had so much of the ball that he should know how many stitches there were on the football. Gordon promptly replied 261. He made his debut in Round 1 of 1931 and quickly showed his prowess by finishing the match with 12 marks. During the 1932 Final Series he was credited with taking 32 marks for the two games. This included 16 marks in a best-on-ground performance against Carlton in the 1932 Grand Final. He played in 11 Finals games with Richmond and was voted in the club's best three players on four occasions. He was also a fine kick.
Legendary Collingwood coach Jock McHale had this to say about Gordon after he had played only a handful of games: "I have never seen two recruits from the bush referring to Gordon and his brother Doug, come into a league side and shine like they did. Gordon is a sound player with great judgement and good anticipation." He was a member of the 1932 and 1934 Premiership sides and the 1931 and 1933 Grand Final sides. He also represented Victoria nine times. Gordon's highest individual goal tally was 6 against Collingwood in Round 10 of 1932 and he kicked 5 goals or more three times at Richmond.
A knee injury curtailed his 1936 season to just two games, and Richmond believing his career was at a crossroads allowed him to coach Launceston in 1937. He returned in 1938 for one final year with Richmond.
In 1939 he moved to Wodonga where he won the "Morris Medal" for the Best and Fairest in the Ovens and Murray League. He had the medal taken off him as a result of a disqualification that make him ineligible during that season, he then went on to win it the following season before the war stopped the competition altogether. In appreciation of his service to the Wodonga Football Club the grandstand has been named in his honour. Gordon's father Bill and brother Allan played with South Melbourne, and another brother, Colin played with St. Kilda. His nephew Geoff Strang also played with Richmond. Gordon died in 1951.

Pick 55 - Doug Strang


Had Doug Strang's kicking matched his aerial ability he might well be remembered now as one of the greatest key position forwards in the history of the game. As it was, he was merely in the 'very good' rather than 'bona fide champion' class.

Originally from East Albury, Strang made his VFL debut with Richmond, and went on to top his club's goal kicking list in each of his first three league seasons. In 1932 he booted four goals from full forward as the Tigers overcame Carlton by nine points in the Grand Final, but the following year saw him suspended from the losing Grand Final team against South Melbourne's famous 'foreign legion' combination.

After missing the 1934 Grand Final as well, it was clear that Doug Strang's VFL career was on the wane. He left Richmond a year later after 64 VFL games and 180 goals in five seasons, and joined Kyneton as captain-coach, taking the club to a Bendigo Football League premiership in his only year at the helm. He then returned home to New South Wales, where he joined the Ovens and Murray League's Tigers, Albury.

In 1937, under the coaching of his former Richmond team mate Stan Judkins, Strang helped his new team to 46-point Grand Final win over Yarrawonga. He later captain-coached the side to further flags in 1939 and 1940, while as a player he 'topped the ton' in 1938 and 1939, and on one occasion booted 20 goals in a match.

Strong died aged just 41 in 1954 as a result of injuries received in a car accident.


More versatility with the Strang brothers. Gordon named at CHB in the team of the Century most probably cause it was going to be impossible to surpass Hart or Titus. I'll leave Gordon at CHB and Doug at FF for now



Wackys 22

FB:
??? - Barry Richardson - Dylan Grimes
HB:
??? - Gordon Strang - ???
C: ??? - Dustin Martin - ???
HF: ??? - ??? - ???
FF: ??? - Doug Strang - Neil Balme
Foll:
Roy Wright - ??? - ???
Int: ??? - ??? - ??? - ???

richoatthedisco
 

richoatthedisco

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Might aswell lock in FF and CHB in one hit with a pair that really should have had an incredible chemistry




Pick 54 - Gordon Strang

Gordon "Cocker" Strang was an outstanding centre-half-forward and centre-half-back. His strongest asset was his marking and during one game against South Melbourne in 1935, he was credited with the amazing tally of 28 - in fact records show it was 21 marks. After that game a Richmond teammate commented that Gordon had so much of the ball that he should know how many stitches there were on the football. Gordon promptly replied 261. He made his debut in Round 1 of 1931 and quickly showed his prowess by finishing the match with 12 marks. During the 1932 Final Series he was credited with taking 32 marks for the two games. This included 16 marks in a best-on-ground performance against Carlton in the 1932 Grand Final. He played in 11 Finals games with Richmond and was voted in the club's best three players on four occasions. He was also a fine kick.
Legendary Collingwood coach Jock McHale had this to say about Gordon after he had played only a handful of games: "I have never seen two recruits from the bush referring to Gordon and his brother Doug, come into a league side and shine like they did. Gordon is a sound player with great judgement and good anticipation." He was a member of the 1932 and 1934 Premiership sides and the 1931 and 1933 Grand Final sides. He also represented Victoria nine times. Gordon's highest individual goal tally was 6 against Collingwood in Round 10 of 1932 and he kicked 5 goals or more three times at Richmond.
A knee injury curtailed his 1936 season to just two games, and Richmond believing his career was at a crossroads allowed him to coach Launceston in 1937. He returned in 1938 for one final year with Richmond.
In 1939 he moved to Wodonga where he won the "Morris Medal" for the Best and Fairest in the Ovens and Murray League. He had the medal taken off him as a result of a disqualification that make him ineligible during that season, he then went on to win it the following season before the war stopped the competition altogether. In appreciation of his service to the Wodonga Football Club the grandstand has been named in his honour. Gordon's father Bill and brother Allan played with South Melbourne, and another brother, Colin played with St. Kilda. His nephew Geoff Strang also played with Richmond. Gordon died in 1951.

Pick 55 - Doug Strang


Had Doug Strang's kicking matched his aerial ability he might well be remembered now as one of the greatest key position forwards in the history of the game. As it was, he was merely in the 'very good' rather than 'bona fide champion' class.

Originally from East Albury, Strang made his VFL debut with Richmond, and went on to top his club's goal kicking list in each of his first three league seasons. In 1932 he booted four goals from full forward as the Tigers overcame Carlton by nine points in the Grand Final, but the following year saw him suspended from the losing Grand Final team against South Melbourne's famous 'foreign legion' combination.

After missing the 1934 Grand Final as well, it was clear that Doug Strang's VFL career was on the wane. He left Richmond a year later after 64 VFL games and 180 goals in five seasons, and joined Kyneton as captain-coach, taking the club to a Bendigo Football League premiership in his only year at the helm. He then returned home to New South Wales, where he joined the Ovens and Murray League's Tigers, Albury.

In 1937, under the coaching of his former Richmond team mate Stan Judkins, Strang helped his new team to 46-point Grand Final win over Yarrawonga. He later captain-coached the side to further flags in 1939 and 1940, while as a player he 'topped the ton' in 1938 and 1939, and on one occasion booted 20 goals in a match.

Strong died aged just 41 in 1954 as a result of injuries received in a car accident.


More versatility with the Strang brothers. Gordon named at CHB in the team of the Century most probably cause it was going to be impossible to surpass Hart or Titus. I'll leave Gordon at CHB and Doug at FF for now



Wackys 22

FB:
??? - Barry Richardson - Dylan Grimes
HB:
??? - Gordon Strang - ???
C: ??? - Dustin Martin - ???
HF: ??? - ??? - ???
FF: ??? - Doug Strang - Neil Balme
Foll:
Roy Wright - ??? - ???
Int: ??? - ??? - ??? - ???

richoatthedisco
Ah, sh*t. I was hoping for at least one of these blokes. Doug Strang kicked 4 on debut as an 18-year-old, then the next week kicked 14, still a club record. Jock McHale said the brothers were bush bolters like no others.

Damn you.
 
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richoatthedisco

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Building the midfield division, the Discos go with a premiership year Jack Dyer Medallist, a champion rover still underrated by the wider football public and a key man in three flags.

Dion Prestia.


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Prestia overcame the disadvantage of being drafted to the Black Hole Suns to become one of the leading clearance players in the league at a young age, finishing second and third in the Meter Maid Medal in 2013 and 2014 respectively, before injuries plagued him for the next two years.

Rescued by Richmond in the 2016 off-season to howls of "pick 6 is too much to pay!", Prestia struggled initially due to the persistent knee injury he was carrying from the mismanagement he suffered from some clown in white shoes. He got better as the season went on, and was a key player in the finals series, starring with 31 disposals, 5 clearances, 6 tackles and the "fu** yeah, we've got you!" goal just before three-quarter-time in the qualifying final against the Scats, then 22, 5 clearances, 6 tackles and 2 goals assists in the prelim against GWS, and in the top 5 on the ground in the drought-breaker, with 27 disposals, 5 clearances and a goal.

Dion's importance to one of Richmond's two greatest eras can be seen by how often we struggle when he's not there. After an injury-interrupted 2018 when he missed 11 games yet still finished 11th in the B&F, he was one of our few decent performers in the prelim debacle.

He played every game in 2019, racking up almost 700 disposals at 27.4 per game, plus 5.9 clearances and 4.9 tackles, and once again thriving in September. 32 disposals, 10 tackles and 8 clearances in the qualifying final, 28, 2 goals, 5 tackles, 7 clearances and 9 inside 50s in the prelim against the Scats, and relaxing in the GF cakewalk with 22, he was a deserved Jack Dyer Medallist.

He was again crucial in 2020 after missing much of the year through injury but once more delivering in the finals, including a couple of huge goals in the grand final.

Combining the key midfield characteristics of clearance winning and hard, two-way running, Prestia is a champion, not just of the yellow and black, but the AFL. The most underrated player in football. Welcome to the Discos, Meatball.


Tiger_Of_Old back to you
 
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