Opinion Are Richmond hitting the slope?

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csharp

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Looking at their team tonight, I didn't realize how weak it looked without Dustin Martin.



So many key players are in their 30s too, like Cotchin, Riewoldt, Edwards and Houli, with Grimes, Lynch, Pickett, Caddy, Prestia, Astbury and Martin in their late 20s.

Can they really keep up the pace this year? Or next year for that matter?
 

Demonic Ascent

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I asked this in the game day thread only less eloquently

They've got the runs on the board to give them time to turn it around but to kick sub 40 scores two weeks in a row in perfect conditions with their best team available (except Dusty tonight obviously) - they just don't seem to have the same run/energy as the last couple of years
 

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Bunk Moreland

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Looking at their team tonight, I didn't realize how weak it looked without Dustin Martin.



So many key players are in their 30s too, like Cotchin, Riewoldt, Edwards and Houli, with Grimes, Lynch, Pickett, Caddy, Prestia, Astbury and Martin in their late 20s.

Can they really keep up the pace this year? Or next year for that matter?
Lol it looked weak at the 2017 GF. Every player who got called up was “who?”.... “who?”

Hasn’t hurt them
 

csharp

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They’ve always looked like this.

But they’re a good team.

I’d be waiting a long time before writing them off like I did after we belted them by ten goals at their ‘fortress’ last year.
Are you sure?
Are they really that good without Dustin Martin?

When you take a player as explosive and damaging as he is out of that team, it feels like a lot of the scare factor drains away. Martin is 29 this year too; his explosive playing style might be harder to keep up with age.
 

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boncer34

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I believe both are correct in Aus

Older people are prob more likely to run with spelt than the younger crowd
Right.

I was just finding it amusing that he was criticising the US spelling of realise whilst using the US version of spelt.

Now I find it less amusing.
 

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