Can Richmond still be a contender this season?

Where will Richmond finish at the end of the H&A season?

  • 1-4

    Votes: 26 19.8%
  • 5-8

    Votes: 60 45.8%
  • Miss Finals

    Votes: 45 34.4%

  • Total voters
    131
  • Poll closed .

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Greggy

Premiership Player
Aug 15, 2006
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We need to get a consistent team moving into rnd 17-23 to really push for finals, 7 games at the G with Jack, Shorty, Lambert, and Nank we are still a chance. We also need to lock down our forward line, Caddy needs to play a lot deeper and if Jack and Lynch can get some continuity together we may see a more threatening attack.

Come on Tige’s!
 

sante

Emu is life
Oct 8, 2003
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We can’t make top 4, so even though I still think we make finals, we won’t be contending. Even with players returning, they won’t find form straight away and I think even at our best, Pies, Cats, Giants and Eagles all have too much class for us anyway. Our chaos footy doesn’t work anymore
 

NaturalDisaster

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Jul 16, 2015
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We can’t make top 4, so even though I still think we make finals, we won’t be contending. Even with players returning, they won’t find form straight away and I think even at our best, Pies, Cats, Giants and Eagles all have too much class for us anyway. Our chaos footy doesn’t work anymore
We need to start drafting/recruiting for class and talent starting this year. We are getting better in that regards but still way off the top sides. Need to stop chasing players who just run and tackle all day.
 

Marcel Proust

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Sep 6, 2018
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We can’t make top 4, so even though I still think we make finals, we won’t be contending. Even with players returning, they won’t find form straight away and I think even at our best, Pies, Cats, Giants and Eagles all have too much class for us anyway. Our chaos footy doesn’t work anymore

Round 2 proved this. Collingwood were too skillful and tactical.
 

Lsta062

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 15, 2014
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We need to start drafting/recruiting for class and talent starting this year. We are getting better in that regards but still way off the top sides. Need to stop chasing players who just run and tackle all day.
West Coast, Collingwood, Geelong and GWS are slick sides in terms of skills and it’s no surprise that they are currently the top 4. Skill-based gameplan > any other gameplan. Whether it is endurance-based or pressure-based, I believe the only gameplan you can build a dynasty around is a skill-based gameplan. It’s the most reliable one out of all types IMO.

You’re right, we need to focus on drafting/playing class and talent in our side more than those who do nothing other than run and tackle all game.
 

roacheee

Premiership Player
Aug 25, 2015
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not many of us think like a professional.
'amateurs practise til they get it right, professionals practise so they don't get it wrong'
jim furyk has a crap looking golf swing, but he is a multi-millionaire because it's consistent, repeatable and reliable under pressure.
our late surge in '17 proved our game plan wins finals
in '18 it proved we could be consistent and finish on top of the ladder

what we didn't do in '18 is play more kids or rest our stars enough.
also our coach is pretty inflexible

our game style played to our strengths .........but with an injury plagued season like we've had, we either have to adjust or cop it
 

JAKLAUGHING

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Nov 20, 2008
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not many of us think like a professional.
'amateurs practise til they get it right, professionals practise so they don't get it wrong'
jim furyk has a crap looking golf swing, but he is a multi-millionaire because it's consistent, repeatable and reliable under pressure.
our late surge in '17 proved our game plan wins finals
in '18 it proved we could be consistent and finish on top of the ladder

what we didn't do in '18 is play more kids or rest our stars enough.
also our coach is pretty inflexible

our game style played to our strengths .........but with an injury plagued season like we've had, we either have to adjust or cop it
ANd just keep playing the kids to see what we do have...
 

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Shazza_

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Jan 2, 2018
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We can’t make top 4, so even though I still think we make finals, we won’t be contending. Even with players returning, they won’t find form straight away and I think even at our best, Pies, Cats, Giants and Eagles all have too much class for us anyway. Our chaos footy doesn’t work anymore
gtfo
 

SdKfz 181

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Jun 5, 2009
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Certainly not cooked, most probably go 7-6 into the bye, but I see us wining the next 4, defeating all of, saints(marvel), suns(metricon), giants(MCG), and port(MCG). our last 4 matches of the season are at the MCG, including Melbourne, Carlton, and Brisbane.. We should finish this season with at least 14 wins
 
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Bazzar

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May 8, 2007
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Crows and Swans winning was a bonus, now if the Dee's can fluke a miraculous win the weekend won't be a complete waste
 

Jimmy Jess

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Mar 26, 2017
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Don’t understand all the pessimism.

We should make finals given our draw at the back end of the season. And if you make finals you have given yourself the opportunity. Top 4 would be nice, but we don’t seem to like the week off before the prelim anyway.

For finals we can choose between the best from our premiership 22, plus Stack, Balta, Pickett, Naish, Ross and Lynch.

The only def out is Griger, and possibly Rance, but if we are a chance I believe Trossman will be back for finals.

I might go a put a bet on for the premiership. Fat lady hasn’t even started warming up yet.


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Bazzar

Hall of Famer
May 8, 2007
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Don’t understand all the pessimism.

We should make finals given our draw at the back end of the season. And if you make finals you have given yourself the opportunity. Top 4 would be nice, but we don’t seem to like the week off before the prelim anyway.

For finals we can choose between the best from our premiership 22, plus Stack, Balta, Pickett, Naish, Ross and Lynch.

The only def out is Griger, and possibly Rance, but if we are a chance I believe Trossman will be back for finals.

I might go a put a bet on for the premiership. Fat lady hasn’t even started warming up yet.


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Spot on, and the Cats excluded, none of the other top 6 are flying at the moment, and we have potentiality the biggest upside with the quality coming back, plus the massive bonus of after the bye we have Saints and Suns then the last 7 games at the G.
All things considering we're in a reasonably good position
 

JAKLAUGHING

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Nov 20, 2008
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Don’t understand all the pessimism.

We should make finals given our draw at the back end of the season. And if you make finals you have given yourself the opportunity. Top 4 would be nice, but we don’t seem to like the week off before the prelim anyway.

For finals we can choose between the best from our premiership 22, plus Stack, Balta, Pickett, Naish, Ross and Lynch.

The only def out is Griger, and possibly Rance, but if we are a chance I believe Trossman will be back for finals.

I might go a put a bet on for the premiership. Fat lady hasn’t even started warming up yet.


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What are the odds?!?
 
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