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  • _RT_

    2017 2019 2020
    Sep 17, 2006
    40,431
    67,215
    Southern Stand Punt Road End
    AFL Club
    Richmond
    Other Teams
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    Round 1
    1. Wacky Tiger - Dustin Martin
    2. richoatthedisco - Royce Hart
    3. Tiger_Of_Old - Kevin Bartlett
    4. Barunga Bullet - Matthew Richardson
    5. richard parker - Trent Cotchin
    6. peterbuch74 - Dale Weightman
    7. _RT_ - Jack Dyer
    8. Phar Ace - Jack Titus
    9. tiger_tough - Jack Riewoldt

    Round 2

    10. tiger_tough - Alex Rance
    11. Phar Ace - Maurice Rioli
    12. _RT_ - Francis Bourke
    13. peterbuch74 - Michael Roach
    14. richard parker - Shane Edwards
    15. Barunga Bullet - Ian Stewart
    16. Tiger_Of_Old - Nathan Brown
    17. richoatthedisco - Bill Barrot
    18. Wacky Tiger - Dylan Grimes

    Round 3
    19. Wacky Tiger - Roy Wright
    20. richoatthedisco - Vic Thorp
    21. Tiger Of Old - Matthew Knights
    22. Barunga Bullet - Dick Clay
    23. Richard Parker - Wayne Campbell
    24. Peter Buch 74 - Darren Gaspar
    25. RT - Dick Harris
    26. Phar Ace - Michael Green
    27. Tiger Tough - Geoff Raines

    Round 4
    28. Tiger Tough - Kevin Sheedy
    29. Phar Ace - Roger Dean
    30. RT - Ron Branton
    31. Peter Buch 74 - Nick Vlastuin
    32. Richard Parker - Brett Deledio
    33. Barunga Bullet - Jim Jess
    34. Tiger Of Old - Mark Lee
    35. richoatthedisco - Bryan Wood
    36. Wacky Tiger - Neil Balme

    Round 5
    37. Wacky Tiger - Barry Richardson
    38. richoatthedisco - Robert Wiley
    39. Tiger Of Old - Noah Balta
    40. Barunga Bullet - Joel Bowden
    41. Richard Parker - Jeff Hogg
    42. Peter Buch 74 - Chris Newman
    43. RT - Mervyn Keane
    44. Phar Ace - Fred Swift
    45. Tiger Tough - David Cloke

    Round 6
    46. Tiger Tough - Barry Rowlings
    47. Phar Ace - Tony Free
    48. RT - Bill Morris
    49. Peter Buch 74 - Brendon Gale
    50. Richard Parker - Scott Turner
    51. Barunga Bullet - Tom Lynch
    52. Tiger Of Old - Paul Broderick
    53. richoatthedisco - Bachar Houli
    54. Wacky Tiger - Gordon Strang

    Round 7
    55. Wacky Tiger - Doug Strang
    56. richoatthedisco - Dion Prestia
    57. Tiger Of Old - Michael Perry
    58. Barunga Bullet - Michael Malthouse
    59. Richard Parker - Toby Nankervis
    60. Peter Buch 74 - Ivan Maric
    61. RT - Brad Ottens
    62. Phar Ace - David Astbury
    63. Tiger Tough - Shane Tuck

    Round 8
    64. Tiger Tough - Andrew Kellaway
    65. Phar Ace - Paddy Guinane
    66. RT - Brian Taylor
    67. Peter Buch 74 - Kane Lambert
    68. Richard Parker - Neville Crowe
    69. Barunga Bullet - Nathan Foley
    70. Tiger Of Old - Shai Bolton
    71. richoatthedisco - Ray Poulter
    72. Wacky Tiger - Kane Johnson

    Round 9
    73. Wacky Tiger - Craig Lambert
    74. richoatthedisco - Perce Bentley
    75. Tiger Of Old - Ben Cousins
    76. Barunga Bullet - Ben Holland
    77. Richard Parker - Basil McCormack
    78. Peter Buch 74 - Michael Mitchell
    79. RT - Mark Coughlan
    80. Phar Ace - Des Rowe
    81. Tiger Tough - Bruce Monteath

    Round 10
    82. Tiger Tough - Mike Patterson
    83. Phar Ace - Stuey Maxfield
    84. RT - Robbie 'Bones' McGhie
    85. Peter Buch 74 - John Northey
    86. Richard Parker - Michael Pickering
    87. Barunga Bullet - Nick Daffy
    88. Tiger Of Old - Greg Strachan
    89. richoatthedisco - Stan Judkins
    90. Wacky Tiger - Jayden Short

    Round 11
    91. Wacky Tiger - Rex Hunt
    92. richoatthedisco - Mopsy Fraser Jr
    93. Tiger Of Old - Max Oppy
    94. Barunga Bullet - Kevin Morris
    95. Richard Parker - Billy Brown
    96. Peter Buch 74 - Leon Cameron
    97. RT - Mark Chaffey
    98. Phar Ace - Ricky McLean
    99. Tiger Tough - Wayne Walsh

    Round 12
    100. Tiger Tough - Andrew Krakouer
    101. Phar Ace - Leo Merrett
    102. RT - Chris Naish
    103. Peter Buch 74 - Michael Gale
    104. Richard Parker - Sydney Stack
    105. Barunga Bullet - Jack O'Rourke
    106. Tiger Of Old - Brian Roberts
    107. richoatthedisco - Paul Sproule
    108. Wacky Tiger - Brandon Ellis

    Round 13
    109. Wacky Tiger - Jack Graham
    110. richoatthedisco - Jack Baggott
    111. Tiger Of Old - Kamdyn McIntosh
    112. Barunga Bullet - Phil Egan
    113. Richard Parker - Alan Geddes
    114. Peter Buch 74 - Bill Wilson
    115. RT - Arthur 'Joe' Murdoch
    116. Phar Ace - Graham Burgin
    117. Tiger Tough - Duncan Kellaway

    Round 14
    118. Tiger Tough - Daniel Jackson
    119. Phar Ace - Dan Minogue
    120. RT - Maurie Sheahan
    121. Peter Buch 74 - Havel Rowe
    122. Richard Parker - Nathan Broad
    123. Barunga Bullet - Kevin O'Neill
    124. Tiger Of Old - Chris Bond
    125. richoatthedisco - Mark Merenda
    126. Wacky Tiger - Shaun Grigg

    Round 15
    127. Wacky Tiger - Matty Rogers
    128. richoatthedisco - Trevor Poole
    129. Tiger Of Old - Terry Smith
    130. Barunga Bullet - Greg Tivendale
    131. Richard Parker - Martin Bolger
    132. Peter Buch 74 - Graeme Bond
    133. RT - Hughie James
    134. Phar Ace - Eric Zschech
    135. Tiger Tough - Donald Don

    Round 16
    136. Tiger Tough - Daniel Rioli
    137. Phar Ace - John 'Ray' Martin
    138. RT - Clarrie Hall
    139. Peter Buch 74 - Emmett Dunne
    140. Richard Parker - Liam Baker
    141. Barunga Bullet - John Annear
    142. Tiger Of Old - Laurie Fowler
    143. richoatthedisco - George Smeaton
    144. Wacky Tiger - Jamie Tape

    Round 17
    145. Wacky Tiger - Ted Langridge
    146. richoatthedisco - Greg Stafford
    147. Tiger Of Old - John Ronaldson
    148. Barunga Bullet - Troy Chaplin
    149. Richard Parker - Bill Cosgrove
    150. Peter Buch 74 - Will Thursfield
    151. RT - Alan 'BULL' Richardson
    152. Phar Ace - Neville Roberts
    153. Tiger Tough - Jake King

    Round 18
    154. Tiger Tough - Jason Torney
    155. Phar Ace - Bob Bawden
    156. RT - Andrew 'Max' Hislop
    157. Peter Buch 74 - Daniel Butler
    158. Richard Parker - Peter Welsh
    159. Barunga Bullet - Josh Caddy
    160. Tiger Of Old - Marlion Pickett
    161. richoatthedisco - Robert Lamb
    162. Wacky Tiger - Tom Hafey

    Round 19
    163. Wacky Tiger - Jason Castagna
    164. richoatthedisco - Geoff Strang
    165. Tiger Of Old - Tyrone Vickery
    166. Barunga Bullet - Greg Dear
    167. Richard Parker - Maurie Hunter
    168. Peter Buch 74 - Barney Herbert
    169. RT - Charles Backhouse
    170. Phar Ace - George Bayliss
    171. Tiger Tough - Frank 'Checker' Hughes

    Round 20
    172. Tiger Tough - Thomas O'Halloran
    173. Phar Ace - Ron Durham
    174. RT - Alec Edmond
    175. Peter Buch 74 - Jimmy Smith
    176. Richard Parker - Henry Colden Antill Harrison
    177. Barunga Bullet - John 'Jack' Hutchinson
    178. Tiger Of Old - Bruce Tempany
    179. richoatthedisco - Fred Burge
    180. Wacky Tiger - Bill Perkins

    Round 21
    181. Wacky Tiger - Geoff Spring
    182. richoatthedisco - Frank Harley
    183. Tiger Of Old - Craig McKellar
    184. Barunga Bullet - Percy Maybury
    185. Richard Parker - Dave Cuzens
    186. Peter Buch 74 - Mel Morris
    187. RT - Ray Stokes
    188. Phar Ace - Frank Huggard
    189. Tiger Tough - Danny Guinane

    Round 22
    190. Tiger Tough - Tom Simpson
    191. Phar Ace - Maurice Rioli Jr
    192. RT - James Parker
    193. Peter Buch 74
    194. Richard Parker
    195. Barunga Bullet
    196. Tiger Of Old
    197. richoatthedisco -
    198. Wacky Tiger
     
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  • Wacky Tiger

    Parmy
    Aug 26, 2004
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    First pick. Whoop whoop

    Well some might accuse me of recency bias but he's the best Tiger ive seen and his record stacks up with the best.

    3 x Norm Smith Medalist
    3 x Premierships
    3 x Gary Ayres Medalist
    4 x All Australian (Should be more)
    2 x Jack Dyer Medalist
    1 x Brownlow Medalist
    1 x AFLCA Player of the year
    1 x Leigh Matthew Trophy

    fu** loads of Yiooken, Ian Stewart, Lou Richards medals

    No better big game player to have played the game. In a hypothetical match of the best of the best Dusty has proved he stands up when the heat is on. His versatility of playing Half Forward or in the guts could become handy too later on in the draft

    I'll leave the highlights package for you all to admire yet again.

    Pick #1 - Dustin Martin



    richoatthedisco you're up bud
     
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  • richoatthedisco

    Dude, I go for Richmond
    Jun 18, 2007
    24,879
    45,642
    Top of the tree
    AFL Club
    Richmond
    Other Teams
    #VICBIAS
    Well done, WT, 100% the right call. I pick Mark Eustace.





    I mean Royce Hart.

    AFL Team of the Century centre-half-forward, four-time premiership player, twice premiership captain, the best and most inspirational player Richmond had between Captain Blood and Dusty. Huge big-game player, match-winner, champion, legend.

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    Pictured: the best mark ever taken in a grand final (up yours Jezza).

    Pick 2: Royce Hart.



    Tiger_Of_Old batter up
     
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  • Tiger_Of_Old

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    Nov 23, 2000
    49,750
    104,480
    Country Victoria
    AFL Club
    Richmond
    Pick 3:Kevin Bartlett(Sorry Rioli2Rioli )
    If there was one footballer who could rival Dusty as the best player in finals it would have to be KB.
    Some would say he's the smaller version of Dusty.KB was more of an onballer during his career but in his latter years he became a more damaging HF in which a rule change had to be introduced because of the great man(gee that sounds familiar).
    Just too illustrate the status of KB.In 1980 he kicked 84 goals which included 21 in the finals series.
    In that context he would have won the Coleman in all bar 13 seasons upto this year.
    And thats a bloke playing HF.
    Very much a legend of our club and the AFL.

    Barunga Bullet your up
     
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  • Barunga Bullet

    The GOAT
    May 8, 2019
    587
    2,425
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    Richmond
    Pick 4 - Matthew Richardson

    Matthew Richardson made his Richmond debut in 1993 and carved out a spectacular, if often injury interrupted, career for himself at the highest level. 13 times Richmond's leading goalkicker he was also one of the finest marks in the AFL, leading the league after the home and away series in that particular statistical category in 1999. During the latter part of his career, he played many fine games as a wingman, and indeed he was selected in that position in the 2008 AFL All Australian team (and also finished equal-third in that year's Brownlow Medal voting), having previously been chosen as a forward in 1999. Richardson retired after the 2009 season, with 282 games and 800 goals to his credit. Sadly, his 18-year career spanned the Tigers' least successful era, and 'Richo' only tasted finals action in two of those seasons.


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  • richard parker

    Team Captain
    Feb 11, 2016
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    Richmond
    Pick 5 - Trent Cotchin

    Happy to snap up our longest standing and three-time premiership winning captain in Trent Cotchin at pick 5.

    As a player he is beautifully balanced between attacking flair and defensive acumen. His ability to stand up in big moments grew throughout his career and he punches waaaay above his weight in tackling and toughness.

    Trent was pivotal in reshaping the club into an organisation to be emulated and be proud of. His leadership style eschewed bravado and excessive ego and instead highlighted authenticity and vulnerability, which is actually quite courageous in the AFL environment. His humble, reserved and goofy nature has encouraged others in the team to feel comfortable and confident just being themselves. This approach gelled perfectly with the group and with the times. It reduced the pressure felt by our team and cannot be undersold in our glorious winning era so far.

    I also can't think of a player that can switch between sublime skills and kamikaze mode as easily and consistently. He just has a knack of doing exactly what the team needs at just the right moment.

    His game has evolved beautifully over the years too. He walked through the doors a prodigious talent but he worked hard to add layers of hardness and defensive nous. At his peak he had a literally perfect balance between attack and defence.

    What Trent lacks in physicality and explosiveness he more than makes up for in his quickness of thought and superior reaction time. Trent truely is one step ahead out there on the field. Some observers miss this and it is one reason he continues to be underrated - mostly by salty opposition supporters.




    Career accolades

    • 3× AFL premiership captain: 2017, 2019, 2020
    • Brownlow Medal: 2012
    • AFLCA Champion Player of the Year: 2012
    • All-Australian team: 2012
    • 3× Jack Dyer Medal: 2011, 2012, 2014
    • Richmond captain: 2013–2021
    • State of Origin - Victoria captain: 2020
    • AFLPA best captain: 2018
    • 22under22 team: 2012
    • AFL Rising Star nominee: 2008
    • Yiooken Award: 2011
    • Ian Stewart Medal: 2014
     
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  • peterbuch74

    Premium Gold
    Oct 10, 2007
    5,447
    10,196
    Punt Rd Oval, Tigerland
    AFL Club
    Richmond
    Other Teams
    Denver Broncos, Liverpool
    Pick 6 - Dale "The Flea" Weightman

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    Full Name: DALE WEIGHTMAN
    Date of Birth: 03/10/1959
    Height: 170 cm ( 5-7 )
    Weight: 69 kg ( 10-12 )
    Guernsey: 3/43/53
    Debut: 01/04/1978, Round 1, Carlton
    Last Game: 28/08/1993, Round 22, St Kilda

    RICHMOND SENIORS
    Seasons:
    1978-93
    Total Games: 274
    Total Goals: 344

    Honours:premiership 1980, Captain 1988-92, Best & Fairest 1986-87, Victorian Representative Team Games 20 Goals 31, All-Australian Team 1985-86, 1988, Tassie Medal 1985, Simpson Medal 1985.

    RICHMOND RESERVES
    Seasons
    : 1977-79, 1993
    Total Games: 21
    Total Goals: 27

    BIOGRAPHY
    Dale was a champion rover with Richmond over 17 seasons. Recruited from Mildura Imperials to Richmond’s Under/19 team in 1977, many thought he would be too small to last in the VFL; however, in a short space of time all doubters were silenced. Dale started well with the Thirds and was a member of their 1977 Premiership side as well as playing in several reserves’ games. Wearing the number 43 jumper, he made his senior debut in Round 1 of 1978 against arch-rivals Carlton. He acquitted himself well and showed the promise of things to come. Three weeks after his debut he was back in the reserves; however, this did not deter him as he quickly established himself as a quality footballer.

    Nicknamed “The Flea”, he formed part of a very formidable first ruck combination with another former Mildura boy, Mark “The General” Lee. It often appeared as if these two had played football together throughout their junior careers such was their understanding. Ironically, he took over from Mark as club captain in 1988. A plucky, aggressive player, he always supplied plenty of cheek and muscle to the opposition while Mark was never far away if things heated up. During his AFL/VFL career, Dale was reported 16 times and received a total of 19 weeks suspension.

    He was one of the best exponents of handball in the modern era. The speed and precision at which he could shoot a handball out of a pack and hit a teammate was uncanny. He had tremendous vision and evasive skills, which allowed him to get out of some very tight situations and create a loose man. He was a very accurate kick whether passing or kicking for goal. He was also a fine team man who excelled in setting up forward moves and doing the team oriented things that supporters often miss. At times it appeared as if he had a sixth sense in the way he could read the play. His highest individual goal tally with Richmond was 5 and he scored this tally five times.

    Although only small in stature, he had tremendous heart and endeavour which enabled him to overcome both injuries and diabetes during his career. Despite suffering from diabetes he still had the stamina to rove for most of the game. His courage did have a downside as he was concussed six times, tore and dislocated his shoulder, suffered broken ribs and four broken noses as well as numerous sprains and strains.

    He was a member of the 1980 Premiership and 1982 Grand Final teams. He won the Best First Year Player award in 1978, was vice captain in 1987 and captained the club in 77 games between 1988 and 1992. He won the Best and Fairest award in 1986 and 1987, and ran second in 1991. He was awarded Life Membership in 1987. He was an inspiring captain who set a great example for a young, inexperienced team during his five years as leader.

    Dale also excelled at the highest level of football, the interstate clashes. He represented Victoria 20 times, and gained selection in the All-Australian team in 1985, 1986 and 1988. He also won the “E.J Whitten Medal” as Victoria’s Best player in 1986 and 1990 as well as the “Simpson and Tassie” medals.

    Unfortunately, time and injuries caught up with Dale and he bowed out of the AFL after the Richmond Reserves were defeated by Footscray in the 1993 semi-final. On that day Richmond saw a true legend who ranks with the likes of Dyer, Hart, Bourke, Bartlett and co finally end a very successful career. He remained loyal to Richmond throughout his career, despite overtures from St.Kilda and Carlton at various times.

    Unlike most footballers, he didn’t disappear from the spotlight when he retired from the AFL. In 1994, he was appointed as playing-coach of South Launceston Football Club in Tasmania’s Statewide League. During the 1995 season, Dale was reported for striking an opponent and subsequently received a 14-match suspension. After serving just six matches, an appeal to the Tasmanian Supreme Court saw the penalty quashed due to a loophole that had been discovered. He quickly returned to the playing field, however, his luck didn’t last long. He was again reported and later suspended for five matches. Dale then retired after this. To add to his woes, South Launceston didn’t have the best of seasons and during one game had to endure a goal onslaught that finished with their opponents kicking 47 goals for the game. In 1996, he was assistant-coach of Finley Football Club. Apart from his football, he was also a fine cricketer and represented the Mildura area in the Country Week competition. His nephew, Leigh Colbert, playing with Geelong and his brother, Mark, played for the Richmond Reserves in 1987.

    Dale was also a longtime staff member of the Richmond Football Club.

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  • _RT_

    2017 2019 2020
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    With the 7th overall pick I'm happy to see that Jack Dyer has slipped through to this point of the draft.

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    When it comes to Richmond legends there are not many bigger at Tigerland than Jack Dyer. Across a 312 game career Dyer built a fearsome reputation on the field that earned him the moniker Captain Blood. Dyer played predominately as a ruck rover while in the centre of the ground and was named in Richmonds Team of the Century as the ruck rover and despite standing just 185cm he also played as a ruckman.

    Dyer was Richmond captain/coach between 1941-1948 and coach between 1948-1952.
    2 x Premiership winner 1934 & 1943
    5 x BnF winner 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1946
    2 x Leading Goalkicker 1947 1948
    312 games
    443 goals
    Richmond Hall of Fame Immortal
    AFL Hall of Fame - Legend
    AFL Team of the Century
    Richmond Team of the Century
    4th in 1939 Brownlow Medal


    Wrenny is now on the clock
     
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  • tiger_tough

    Premiership Player
    Nov 24, 2008
    3,884
    10,647
    Melbourne
    AFL Club
    Richmond
    I'll go then.

    Probably Some recency bias but I wasn't around to see Titus play so I'll go with my book ends.

    Jack Riewoldt - 11 time Richmond leading goal kicker, 3 time coleman medallist, 3 time all Australian, 3 time premiership player, 2 time jack dyer medallist.

    Alex Rance - 5 time all australian including once as captain, premiership player and Jack dyer medallist and one premature retirement. One of the best full backs off all time.

    Back to you _RT_
     
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  • Phar Ace

    Premium Platinum
    Feb 9, 2017
    8,171
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    Richmond
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    I'll go then.

    Probably Some recency bias but I wasn't around to see Titus play so I'll go with my book ends.

    Jack Riewoldt - 11 time Richmond leading goal kicker, 3 time coleman medallist, 3 time all Australian, 3 time premiership player, 2 time jack dyer medallist.

    Alex Rance - 5 time all australian including once as captain, premiership player and Jack dyer medallist and one premature retirement. One of the best full backs off all time.

    Back to you _RT_


    Perhaps if _RT_ can stand it I'll add Wrenny's picks:

    Pick 8 - Jack Titus

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    if only more people knew more about him and how he is Richmond's best every player to come out of Castlemaine (sorry Dusty). Think a player the size of Daniel Rioli but with the heart of Jack Dyer and the devil may care of Dusty!:

    Playing career
    Titus was originally recruited to Richmond from Victorian country club Castlemaine competing in the Bendigo Football League.[2] He was noticed by the Tigers' brilliant secretary Percy Page and in 1925 at age 17 invited to play with the Richmond reserves, then known as 'The Cubs'. However, Titus' build caused concern. At just 175 cm and a bit more than 60 kg, Titus would not be considered a potential talent in the modern AFL, let alone play a key forward position as he did then. The Tigers persevered with Titus because of his excellent ball-winning ability and innate goal sense, and hoped that he would gain size as he got older.

    Titus' early career was a battle for recognition at a powerful club with a number of excellent forwards. He played a single senior game in 1926, and a handful the following year but missed selection in the finals as the team finished runner-up. He attracted notice by winning the reserves best and fairest in 1928, a performance that won him a place in the Tigers' semi-final team. He booted six goals in a match-winning performance, but was more subdued in the Grand Final when Richmond went down to Collingwood for the second consecutive time.

    By 1929, Titus had established himself in the senior side's forward line, playing alongside Jack Baggott. He won the best and fairest and led the club's goalkicking for the first time, but was held goalless in the Grand Final as the Tigers lost yet again. The Tigers used him as a flanker or in the pocket during the next few years as they desperately sought a combination that could break the jinx caused a succession of Grand Final losses. Finally, Richmond broke through for a premiership in 1932 and Titus was a member of the team.

    In 1933 and 1934, Richmond faced South Melbourne in two Grand Finals billed as a battle of the best defence (Richmond) against the best attack (South Melbourne). The glamorous Swans triumphed the first time, but Titus was instrumental in his team gaining revenge the following year when he booted six goals to eclipse his rival Bob Pratt, the highest scoring full-forward in the game. In direct contrast to the spectacular Pratt, Titus was a hard working player, solid in the air and getting a lot of goals through opportunism and adept ground play.

    For the remainder of his career, Titus was a consistent goalkicker and the team's full-forward, even though he regularly conceded several inches to taller opponents and his weight never exceeded 66 kg. His record emphasises consistency rather than big "bags" of goals, although he did have a number of notable individual performances. As Richmond's success rate slowed, he maintained his output, booting 83 goals in 1935, 84 in 1936, 65 in 1937, 72 in 1938 and 48 in 1939. By now a veteran of the team, he provided leadership to the younger players and a cool head during the big games. He earned a reputation as feisty customer who would deliberately antagonise opponents if he thought they could be distracted. Although protected by the bigger players in the team, such as Jack Dyer, Titus could handle himself and always seemed to emerge from incidents unscathed. Indeed, his ability to front up to play every week became central to his legend as a player.

    Titus' golden season came in 1940. He led the VFL goalkicking for the first time as Richmond headed into the Grand Final for the first time in six years. Needing three goals to become the first Tiger to boot one hundred in a season, he duly got them, but it was little consolation as his team was thrashed by Melbourne. The next season, he dazzled by twice kicking ten goals in a match (equalling his best personal effort) and winning the best and fairest, but the Tigers were bundled out in the semi-final. A similar story unfolded in 1942 when Richmond lost the Grand Final and Titus set a record (still unbeaten) of playing in his sixth losing Grand Final team.

    Season 1943 loomed as a record-breaking year for the veteran forward. He was poised to become the second player to reach 300 games and 1000 goals, and break the record streak of 191 consecutive appearances. He did the latter, but sustained serious injury for the first time causing him to miss playing in Richmond's fifth premiership. The club then decided that, at 35, his career was over. Without Titus, the Tigers stumbled to a Grand Final loss against Fitzroy, when Titus could have offered experience and another forward option. Titus accepted the decision gracefully, even though he was left stranded five games short of 300 and 26 goals from 1000.

    Titus proved a point when he joined Victorian Football Association (VFA) club Coburg in 1945. He kicked 119 goals for Coburg and then retired in the middle of the next season. In all, he held the following Richmond records at his retirement:
    • Most games (since broken)
    • Most goals
    • Most finals games (since broken)
    • Most Grand Finals
    • Most finals goals
    • Most consecutive games
    • Most goalkicking awards (since broken)
    • Most Grand Final losses
    Titus averaged 3.3 goals per game and just five players in VFL/AFL history have kicked more goals, four of those players competing in an era when more games were played in a season. Titus's record in finals, where he kicked 74 goals, has been bettered by only two men, Gordon Coventry (Collingwood) and Jason Dunstall (Hawthorn).
     
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  • Phar Ace

    Premium Platinum
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    Pick 11 - Maurice Rioli - A magnificent centreman!

    Acknowledged as one of the greatest players of his era, Rioli was one of the first Indigenous Australian footballers to have a significant impact on Victorian football, and was named in the centre for the Indigenous Team of the Century. A highly skilled and solidly built centreman with exquisite ball-handling skills and lightning reflexes, Rioli was a renowned performer on the big stage.

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    Rioli created history by winning the Norm Smith Medal as best afield, the first Indigenous player and the first player from a losing team to do so;[8] when combined with his consecutive Simpson Medals from the 1980 and 1981 WAFL Grand Finals, Rioli had been best on ground in three consecutive Grand Finals. Shortly after, Rioli won the Jack Dyer Medal as the club's best and fairest to cap off an amazing first season.

    With Richmond rapidly falling from the success of 1982, the decimated team struggled and finished third-last in 1983. Rioli, however, had another stellar season, again winning the best and fairest, finishing runner-up in the Brownlow medal, gaining Western Australian and All-Australian selection, and winning the Simpson Medal for his state of origin performance. An acknowledged star of the game and arguably the best player at the club, Rioli continued to stand out in a mediocre team. He represented Australia in Gaelic football against Ireland, and was an immediate choice for Western Australia in state of origin matches. However, after finishing second in the Richmond best and fairest in 1985, his days there soon looked set to end.

    In the summer of 1985–86, the new private owner of the Sydney Swans, flamboyant and controversial doctor Geoff Edelsten, had been frantically signing talent on massive contracts to play for his team. Rioli was announced as one of his many signings. It was the salary cap that saved Rioli from leaving for Sydney. After rumours that he would either join Essendon or return to South Fremantle, he eventually returned to the Tigers midway through the 1986 season. This affected Rioli as he performed patchily through the season and the next, when Richmond finished last for only the third time in its history. Rioli captained Western Australia in the state game that year against his teammate Dale Weightman, who led Victoria.


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  • _RT_

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    With pick 12 I can't go past the great Francis Bourke.

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    Bourke represented Richmond between 1967-1981 playing 300 games as a wing/HB. Early on Bourke was part of the famed midfield line of Bourke Barrot Clay. Bourke is a member of Richmonds 5 time premiership winners club winning his first in his first year 1967 following up with 1969 1973 1974 & 1980. After he retired Bourke moved into the coaches box taking Richmond to the 1982 GF in his first year but was unable to secure the win. The following year the Tigers ended the season with a 7-15 record and was replaced as coach.

    Accolades:
    5 x Premiership winner
    Jack Dyer Medalist
    Richmond Captain 1976-1977
    Richmond Coach 1982-1983
    Richmond Life Member 1976
    Richmond Hall Of Fame 2002
    Elevated To Immortal 2005
    Richmond Team of the Century
    AFL Team of the Century
    AFL Hall of Fame
    Represented Victoria 13 times
    Victorian Captain 1977 & 1980

    B:
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    C: Bourke
    HF:
    F:
    R: Dyer
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  • peterbuch74

    Premium Gold
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    pick 13 - Michael Roach
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    Full Name: MICHAEL ROACH
    Date of Birth: 05/10/1958
    Height: 193 cm ( 6-4 )
    Weight: 92 kg ( 14-7 )
    Guernsey: 8
    Debut: 21/05/1977, Round 8, Footscray
    Last Game: 11/08/1989, Round 19, Carlton

    RICHMOND SENIORS
    Seasons:
    1977-1989
    Total Games: 200
    Total Goals: 607

    Honours: Premiership 1980.
    Club Leading Goalkicker 1979 Goals 90, 1980 Goals 112, 1981 Goals 86, 1983 Equal Goals 37, 1985 Goals 89,
    1986 Goals 62, 1987 Goals 43.
    VFL Competition Leading Goalkicker " Coleman Medal "1980 Goals 112, 1981 Goals 86.
    Victorian Representative Team 1979 Games 3 Goals 12.
    All-Australian Team 1979.

    RICHMOND RESERVES
    Seasons
    : 1977-78, 1984, 1986, 1989
    Total Games: 36
    Total Goals: 60

    Honours: Premiership 1977

    BIOGRAPHY
    Michael was Richmond’s best post war full-forward. He won theh club Goalkicking award seven times, and won the VFL Goalkicking award twice in 1980 and 1981. In 1980 he was the inaugural winner of the “John Coleman Medal” which is presented to the League’s leading goalkicker. His tally of 607 goals, with Richmond, places him third on the club’s all-time aggregate with only Jack Titus and Kevin Bartlett ahead of him. His goal tally would have been a lot higher had he not missed so many games through injury. He was an athletic player who was very agile, a spectacular high mark and a long accurate right foot kick, although he could kick well with his left foot. He thrilled Richmond supporters with his ability to climb over packs to take a high mark and his 100th goal in Round 21 of season 1980, was the result of a long kick from inside the centre square and proved just one of many highlights during that season. He is the only senior Richmond player, since the war, to kick 100 goals and he holds the club record for the most goals, in senior ranks in one season, 112 goals in 1980.

    He was recruited from Tasmanian Club Longford in 1977. In his first year at Richmond, he won the Best First Year Player award, as a wingman, and he was a member of the Reserves’ Premiership side. During his second season, he struggled with form and managed only three games. His career really took off in 1979 when he established himself as a regular senior player finishing that season with 90 goals and running second to Footscray’s Kelvin Templeton for the VFL Honours. He also took the mark of the year with his grab over Hawthorn full-back Kelvin Moore. He was a member of the 1980 Premiership side and the 1982 Grand Final side and was awarded Life Membership in 1986. He represented Victoria three times and Tasmania twice as well as gaining selection in the 1979 All-Australian side. His highest individual goal tally was 11 against Footscray, in 1980 and Hawthorn in 1985 and he kicked 5 goals or more on 30 occasions. He once kicked 8 out of Richmond’s match tally of 11 goals against Collingwood, during a 1985 clash. In 1980 he had great success against Footscray kicking 21 goals in their two clashes. During his football career he kicked 782 goals. He earned the nickname “Disco” due to a prank played on him during the early part of his career by some of his more seasoned teammates. After retiring as a player he served as a specialist coach at Richmond for several seasons and during 1992 he served as a team manager for the Reserves. A happy-go-lucky person, Michael was a very popular character with both teammates and supporters. He returned to Richmond as a kicking coach during the 1994 season. The Richmond Football Club now award the “Michael Roach Medal” to the winner of the club’s Goalkicking award.

    PB74's team
    B: xx xx xx
    HB: xx xx xx
    C: xx xx xx
    HF: xx xx xx
    F: xx Roach xx
    FOL: xx xx Weightman
    IC: xx xx xx xx

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  • richard parker

    Team Captain
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    Pick 14 - Shane Edwards

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    The team probably needs some pure defenders but I’ve gone with best available in Shane Edwards. He’s almost played 300 games, has three premiership medallions, and is just pure joy to watch. Bit of a slow burn to his career but has become a magician. Adds loads of creativity and good vibes to the team.

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  • Barunga Bullet

    The GOAT
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    pick 15- Ian Stewart


    After seven seasons and 127 games with St Kilda Stewart's career looked to be waning but in 1971 he moved to Richmond and immediately won another Brownlow to add to the two won previously in 1965 and 1966. While at Punt Road he linked up to great effect with another high profile Tasmanian player in the shape of Royce Hart. Stewart's 78 games with the Tigers included the victorious Grand Final of 1973 and took his final VFL games tally to 205. He originally retired midway through the 1974 season only to make a handful of appearances the following year before finally calling it a day for good.

    Ian Stewart's selection as centreman in the official Tasmanian 'Team of the Century', which was announced in June 2004, was as inevitable as it was justified. Two years later he was inducted as an icon in Tasmanian Football's official Hall of Fame.




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    B: xx xx xx
    HB: xx xx xx
    C: xx Stewart xx
    HF: xx Richardson xx
    F: xx xx xx
    FOL: xx xx xx
    IC: xx xx xx xx

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  • Tiger_Of_Old

    🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
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    Pick 16-Nathan Brown.
    Some of you might think WTF.But this bloke not only had class but a matchwinning ability as shown in the year right upto breaking his leg.
    In partnership with KB on the other flank i doubt very much any defense can keep both quiet.

    NATHAN BROWN
    Advanced stats
    ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
    Western BulldogsAFL1997-20031372061.5047%11.945.624.7039
    AustraliaIR2000, 2002-2004710.14
    RichmondAFL2004-2009821431.7434%13.555.545.5518
    AFL1997-20092193491.5942%12.545.595.0257
    IR2000, 2002-2004710.14
    Total1997-20092263501.55
    AFL: 10,740th player to appear, 465th most games played, 139th most goals kickedWestern Bulldogs: 864th player to appear, 76th most games played, 21st most goals kickedRichmond: 1,040th player to appear, 197th most games played, 43rd most goals kicked

    Nathan Brown played 219 games for the Western Bulldogs and Richmond between 1997 and 2009.
    Recruited from Golden Square and then the Bendigo Pioneers in the TAC Cup to the Western Bulldogs in the AFL, Brown made a name for himself as a dangerous medium-sized forward.
    He played with the Bulldogs from 1997 to 2003, and left the club after a more lucrative contract was offered by Richmond. At the time the Western Bulldogs had asked many of their high profile players to take pay cuts to support the team financially. Nathan Brown's money-based move to Richmond led to some Bulldogs' fans labelling Brown "Judas".
    In 2005 Brown continued to perform for the Tigers, due to the Tigers new coach Terry Wallace taking over, and put in a string of match-winning performances in the early part of the season, including a sensational last-quarter burst against Collingwood in Round 8. In this game, Richmond turned a 10-point deficit into a 35-point victory, thanks to Brown's five last-quarter goals. The following week against Brisbane, Brown added four goals to be one of the match winners along with Shane Tuck. With Richmond sitting in the top four, with seven wins and two losses following a rare interstate win, Brown proclaimed that the Tigers would now be aiming to consolidate their place in the top four in 2005. Brown being a key player, booting 32 goals in his nine appearances to that stage.
    But Richmond's 2005 season turned ugly when Brown broke his leg attempting a left-foot kick as Melbourne Demons defender Matthew Whelan dived across him in a legitimate attempt to smother the ball. Brown's right foot became stuck on the Telstra Dome surface and tilted a bit to the right. Replays of the incident on the big Telstra Dome screen and on news highlights the following day and throughout the weekend shocked many viewers, even to the extent that it made Channel Ten presenter Robert Walls turn off his TV. Richmond lost the game by 57 points, and would only record three more wins in 2005, against the Sydney Swans (who ultimately went on to win the premiership) and Essendon in rounds 14 and 15, and a late-gasp win over Hawthorn in round 21. Some have suggested the incident effectively ended Brown's career as his time away from football meant that by time Brown returned, the game had passed him by, while the subsequent complications from the horrific injury considerably hindered the remainder of his career.
    Brown had a titanium rod inserted into his tibia, and underwent extensive therapy and rehabilitation training over the following pre-season. Brown returned to the field for a clash with his old club the Western Bulldogs in late-March, which Richmond lost by 115 points, the first of three century losses Richmond suffered in 2006. The last, a 103-point loss to St Kilda in round 17, spelled the end of Brown's 2006 season as he suffered a hamstring strain during the match. Brown encountered complications from his broken leg early in 2007 which ruled him out for the first half of the season.
    With Richmond languishing at the bottom of the ladder, Brown did not play a match at senior level until Round 12. He returned in a 49 point win over Melbourne (the first for the Tigers season), kicking three goals in the process.
    Brown played his 200th game in 2008, against Melbourne at the Telstra Dome, the same team and venue of his infamous broken leg - but this time Richmond was the home team. He also lined up on Matthew Whelan, the man who broke his leg, but this time around the Tigers won comfortably.
    In November 2009, Nathan Brown announced his retirement from the AFL. He stated that there was interest from other clubs to pick him up, although he believed a persistent groin injury would not stand up to another season of AFL football.
    Sources

     
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  • richoatthedisco

    Dude, I go for Richmond
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    Tiger of Old you forgot to tag me!

    Pick 17 - Bill Barrot

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    A superstar centreman, the closest thing we had to Dustin Martin before we had Dustin Martin, Bustling Billy Barrot was a Jack Dyer Medallist, two-time premiership player, would-have-been Norm Smith Medallist (maybe twice) and was named in the guts in Richmond's Team of the Century.

    The lynchpin of the GOAT centreline Bourke-Barrot-Clay, Barrot could also go forward to great effect, most famously in the penultimate round of the 1969 season. In a must-win game for the Tigers' finals chances, against reigning premiers Carlton at Princes Park, and with his team nearly six goals down in the second quarter, Tom Hafey sent Billy to full-forward, where he kicked 8 goals to inspire the Tigers to a famous victory. A month later, he did similar in the grand final against the dirty stinkin' Blues, once again going forward and kicking 3 goals to go with 20 disposals in a performance described as the difference between the sides as Richmond overcame a 4-point three-quarter-time deficit to run away 25-point winners.

    Barrot (27 disposals, 1.3) was voted best afield in the Tigers' drought-breaking 1967 premiership victory, and given his influence on the 1969 result, could well have been a dual Norm Smith Medallist had the award been given in his day.

    A thrilling, inspirational, big game player and matchwinner, come on down Bill Barrot, Tiger legend.





    Wacky Tiger you're up.
     
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  • Wacky Tiger

    Parmy
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    Predictably a couple gone i hoped might have snuck through.

    Dylan Grimes



    3 x AFL premiership player: 2017, 2019, 2020

    1 x All-Australian: 2019 (Should have been more)

    1 x Jack Dyer Medal: 2021

    Richmond Life Member

    Career accolades and stats don’t do his career justice. No way we are 2019 Premiers if it wasn’t for Dylan Grimes season replacing the somewhat irreplaceable Alex Rance. Grimes is your ultimate Mr fix it in the back line. Can play on the Giants and can play on the smalls. Routinely taken the best players to the cleaners. Charlie Cameron, Eddie Betts, Toby Greene just to name a few. Without a doubt hes the first magnet on the board each thursday night as selection.

    Roy Wright

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    2 x Brownlow Medal: 1952, 1954
    4 x Jack Dyer Medal: 1951, 1952, 1954, 1957
    18 Interstate games
    Richmond Team of the Century

    Not a whole lot of info on Roy out there but 2 x Brownlows and 4 x BnF's says a lot

    Stiches up my ruck spot now too although it looks as though hed definitely be an undersized ruck these days



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    ??? - ??? - Dylan Grimes
    HB:
    ??? - ??? - ???
    C: ??? - Dustin Martin - ???
    HF: ??? - ??? - ???
    FF: ??? - ??? - ???
    Foll: Roy Wright - ??? - ???
    Int: ??? - ??? - ??? - ???


    richoatthedisco right back at you brother
     
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  • richoatthedisco

    Dude, I go for Richmond
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    Roy was ruckman-sized for his time and that's all we can go off.

    Pick 20 - Vic Thorp

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    Vic Thorp was a dashing full-back, who was regarded as Richmond’s first-ever champion of the league football competition.

    Thorp was recruited by Richmond from its junior affiliate team Beverley and, as a 19-year-old, walked straight into the Tigers’ senior side, debuting in the opening round of the 1910 season against South Melbourne at the Lake Oval.

    He went on to play all 18 games that season, and then carve out an outstanding career over 16 seasons in one of the toughest, most pressure-packed positions on the field of battle.

    In 1916 and 1919, Thorp won the equivalent of the Brownlow Medal at the time – the ‘Champion of the Colony Award’.
    Affectionately known as ‘Flipper’, he was renowned for his marking ability and magnificent, long drop kicks.

    His ability to repeatedly clear the ball from Richmond’s defensive area, with those raking drop kicks, thrilled Tiger supporters.

    Although of only average height for a player during that era (178cm), Thorp had a solid build (82.5kg), however he was scrupulously fair and never went outside the rules, notwithstanding his fierce determination to succeed.

    Thorp was a brilliant all-round defender. He was close-checking, making his opponents earn every kick, but also wasn’t afraid to back his judgment and attack the ball. His reading of the play was so good, he never seemed to be caught out of position.

    He also had plenty of pace, enormous courage and great mental strength.

    And, when the going was at its toughest in the Tigers’ backline, Thorp always was a great steadying influence.

    In Round 6 of the 1922 season, Vic Thorp became the first Richmond player to reach the 200-game milestone.

    The introduction to a Thorp article in the Sporting Globe gave an interesting insight into the esteem he was held in throughout the football world at the time.

    “Vic Thorp stands out in Australian Football as the greatest full-back the game has produced.

    “Every football champion recounting his experiences in these columns has paid Thorp the compliment of naming him as the greatest goalkeeper of all time.

    “Thorp played with the Tigers for 16 seasons – nine seasons without missing a match.

    “He retired when the Australian football world was acclaiming him the Australian champion in his position. Yet when he returned his togs, he had established a record of 261 matches with Richmond.”

    Legendary Collingwood full-forward Dick Lee rated Thorp as the best full-back that he had played against.

    Thorp played a pivotal role in Richmond’s rise from obscurity to a powerhouse of the competition. The Tigers, with Thorp dominating the key defensive post, won back-to-back premierships in 1920-21, after being runner-up in 1919.

    At the end of the 1925 season, Thorp bowed out of league football, with 263 games, two premierships, two Champion of the Colony awards, and two Richmond Best and Fairests (1917 and 1924) to his credit. In 16 seasons, Thorp missed just 10 games, highlight the durability that was yet another of the first-rate football attributes he possessed.

    He had been awarded Richmond Life Membership in 1919 and, 80 years later, was named full-back in the Tigers’ Team of the Century.

    In recognition of Thorp’s achievements at Tigerland, for many years following his retirement the Club’s Best and Fairest award was known as the Vic Thorp Memorial Shield.

    In 1996, Vic Thorp was an inaugural inductee into the Australian Football Hall of Fame. He was the only Richmond player of the pre-World War 1 era to receive this honor.

    Vic Thorp fact file
    Born: 25/10/1890
    Height: 178cm
    Playing weight: 83kg
    Recruited to Richmond from: Beverley Football Club
    Playing position: Full-back
    Guernsey number at Richmond: No. 5
    Games at Richmond (1910-1925): 262
    Goals at Richmond: 7
    Honors at Richmond: Dual premiership player in 1920-1921, Best and Fairest winner in 1917 and 1924
    Off-field contribution: Served on the Club’s committee from 1927-1935

    Tiger of Old back to you
     
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  • Tiger_Of_Old

    🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
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    Pick 21-Mathew Knights.
    Can't believe Knighta is still available.Along with KB & Brown yet another matchwinner.Come finals lookout.


    Full Name: MATTHEW KNIGHTS
    Date of Birth: 05/10/1970
    Height: 178 cm ( 5-10 )
    Weight: 78 kg ( 12-4 )
    Guernsey: 33
    Debut: 30/07/1988, Round 18, North Melbourne
    Last Game: 26/07/2002, Round 17, Essendon


    RICHMOND SENIORS
    Seasons: 1988-2002
    Total Games: 279
    Total Goals: 172

    Honours: Best & Fairest 1990, 1992, Victorian Representative Team 1990-91, 1993, 1995 Games 5 Goals 2.



    RICHMOND RESERVES
    Seasons: 1988-89
    Total Games: 17 TO BE CHECKED
    Total Goals: 4 TO BE CHECKED

    Honours: Best & Fairest 1988.



    BIOGRAPHY
    Matthew plays in the centre. He is a very classy left footer who seems to get better each season. He has an uncanny sense of balance and is able to spin out of trouble with ease. He is a good kick to position and uses handball constructively to bring other players into the game. He moves well, has plenty of time and is rarely caught out of position. He is an expert at roaming across the centre and gathering possessions at will. He reads the play well and uses his experience to place himself in the best position for each contest. He is the youngest Seniors’ Best and Fairest award winner in the history of the Richmond Football Club, and won his first Best and Fairest in 1990 as a 19-year-old; his second in 1992; he also finished third in 1993; and second in 1995. He has also represented Victoria five times.
    He has been Richmond’s vice captain for the past five seasons. His 1994 form was effected by a niggling leg injury; however, this did not stop his brilliance entirely and he still performed very well, particularly when captaining the side in Tony FREE’S absence. After five games in 1995, Matthew was again promoted to acting captain after Tony FREE injured his knee. He again showed his class, winning another Victoria Guernsey and finishing equal third in the “Brownlow Medal.” He has also been a model of consistency and between 1988 and Round 14 of 1995 he played in 143 consecutive games before injury intervened.
    He was a member of Richmond’s Finals teams in 1995. In the semi-final against Essendon it was Matthew’s three brilliant solo efforts in the first half that gave Richmond an outside chance of victory. All three efforts resulted in goals. One of his goals in the second quarter came after five bounces. It was fitting that Richmond went on to win the game so that his efforts received the recognition they deserved. Matthew was awarded Life Membership at the end of the 1995 season. His 1996 season was interrupted due to an ankle injury.


    PRE RICHMOND
    Mermen U/11 to U/17 ( Honours - U/13 Club Best & Fairest & Competition Best & Fairest ) ; Mildura Imperials U/17, Games 4 ; Mildura Imperials Seniors 1987 ( Honours - Premiership 1987 ).



    Barunga Bullet your up
     
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  • Barunga Bullet

    The GOAT
    May 8, 2019
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    pick 22- Dick Clay


    Remembered today as one of the finest full backs of his time, Dick Clay actually began his senior football career with Kyabram as a full forward, in which position he became the first Goulburn Valley Football League player to register in excess of a hundred goals in a season. That was in 1963, three years before he embarked on a VFL career with Richmond. During the early part of that career he continued to play mainly as a forward, before spending several successful seasons as a wingman. Strong overhead, and a thumping kick, he could adapt well to almost any key position, but it was after he was switched to the last line of defence that he truly found his niche.

    A Richmond premiership player in 1967, 1969, 1973 and 1974, Clay played a total of 213 VFL games, and kicked 80 goals, between 1966 and 1976. He also represented the VFL. He crossed to Prahran during the 1976 season and spent the following year, his last in senior football, as the club's captain-coach. Dick Clay was selected as a member of Richmond's prestigious official 'Team of the Century'.




    Career highlights
    YearsClubGames (Goals)
    1966–1976Richmond213 (80)
    1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1976.

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    HB: xx xx xx
    C: Clay Stewart xx
    HF: xx Richardson xx
    F: xx xx xx
    FOL: xx xx xx
    IC: xx xx xx xx

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  • peterbuch74

    Premium Gold
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    Raines has been picked. The list on page 1 isn't updated

    Ah missed the Raines/Sheedy picks

    OK, I'll take Full back Darren Gaspar next

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    Full Name: DARREN GASPAR
    Date of Birth: 20/05/1976
    Height: 193 cm
    Weight: 90 kg
    Guernsey: 2
    Debut: 06/04/1996, Round 2, Hawthorn
    Last Game: 28/04/2007, Round 5, West Coast

    RICHMOND SENIORS
    Seasons:
    1996-2007
    Total Games: 207
    Total Goals: 22

    Honours: Best & Fairest 2001, All-Australian Team 2000,2001, International Rules Team 2003.

    BIOGRAPHY
    Richmond had watched Darren from Junior days at South Fremantle and was very keen to secure him but were thwarted by Sydney taking him as the number one pick in the 1993 National Draft. After moderate returns from 20 games with Sydney Darren left the harbourside club and nominated for the 1996 Pre-Season Draft . Fitzroy and Melbourne with the first and second selections ( priority selections ) overlooked Darren because of the $275,000 two year price tag he had placed on his head and opting for Brian McInnes and Craig Nettlebeck respectively. Richmond selected Darren with the third selection ( which was a priority selection given to Richmond for losing Stuart Maxfield to ironically Sydney ) of the 1996 Pre-Season Draft. Melbourne accused Richmond of tampering with the draft and Darren himself was under pressure from several quarters for putting a price on his head . He showed himself to be a very professional player taking all criticism in his stride . On the field he settled in as a reliable defender taking on big defensive assignments on champion forwards like Dunstall and Lockett . He was runner-up in Richmond’s Best & Fairest in 2000 and won the award in 2001.

    He was All-Australian in 2000 and 2001 and established himself as one of the best defenders in the competition. He battled Achilles injuries in 1998 and 2002 but played 228 games with the Tigers and fully rewarded Richmond’s enthusiasm to get him in Tigers colours.

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  • _RT_

    2017 2019 2020
    Sep 17, 2006
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    Richmond
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    Furies Premiers 2010
    With peterbuch74 taking his time I'm jumping in with my next pick and it's a bit of a doozy.

    I'm picking a player that won the club goal kicking award 3 times. Won the VFL goal kicking once, won 2 premierships, represented Victoria 9 times and is a member of the Richmond Hall Of Fame.

    That player is Dick Harris who despite standing only 171cm and weighing 73kg, managed to kick 548 goals in his 196 game career for Richmond. In his debut season as a 22 year old he kicked 51 goals from 20 games and in his 11 year career with the club he managed to kick 25+ goal each year with his last 3 season producing 63 goals each year. In the 1943 premiership win Harris kicked 7 of our 12 goals for the game.

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    HB:
    C: Bourke
    HF:
    F: Harris
    R: Dyer
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  • Phar Ace

    Premium Platinum
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    Well I guess as _RT_ took Dick before Peter could - I better make a selection now as well

    PICK 26

    Now he is perhaps not the best player available (but he comes close), but I reckon Tommy Hafey would agree with me that in building a Premiership team you have got to have some very good big men and Tommy thought this one was so good - he talked him our of retirement for couple more premierships to add to the two he already had - that's is how good this bloke was!

    After serving his apprenticeship under a man much smaller than him (Roy Wright), this player could easily play today based on his exquisite big man skills - he had them all! Have listen to what Richo says about this bloke......... it's worth your 2mins and 40sec (plus that 10s adv)



    One of many prominent VFL footballers over the years to hail from with amateur club Old Xaverians, Mike Green, who crossed to Richmond in 1966, was a superb ruckman whose importance to the Tigers was emphasised by his selection in the club's official 'Team of the Century'. Awesome in the air, fluently mobile, and an excellent kick, he was the archetypal big game player who played an important role in Richmond premierships in 1969, 1973 and 1974, after having been 19th man in the 1967 flag win.
    Had it not been for the demands of a law career, which caused him to retire temporarily in 1972, and permanently three years later, Mike Green might well have carved out a niche for himself among the game's bona fide all time greats. When he finally called it a day, aged 27, he had played a total of 146 VFL games and kicked 83 goals between 1966 and 1971, and from 1973 to 1975. Author - John Devaney
    Wrenny / Phar Ace's team (jump in when you can Wrenny!)
    B: xx xx xx
    HB: xx xx xx
    C: xx M Rioli Snr xx
    HF: xx xx xx
    F: xx J.Titus xx
    FOL: M.Green xx xx
    IC: xx xx xx xx
    You are up tiger_tough​
     
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