Hall of Famer
- Nov 12, 2002
- AFL Club
In 1997 they played the last home and away match there against Carlton. It was Kernahan's last game, and Richmond won. Ground was packed which the stats back up - 34,000. From what people told me then there was at least as much opposition crowd noise as there was for Carlton.I dont know about that - they have got a huge following now - but theve won 3 of the last 4 flags - so they should have a huge following
But you back to around 1997 - ( and bear in mind from 67-82 they were a powerhouse and had plenty of success ) so 97 isnt that far after that period - and in 97 they actually used to play some of their home games at Princess Park - so where were their supporters then - where was the Tiger Army then - it didnt exist
In 97 or 98 around that period Richmond ( and it was their home game ) played Geelong at Princess Park - it was i think the 2nd or last game of the year - they had to beat the Cats to get in finals - but Geelong beat them
So where were their supporters back then ?
The game you're talking about was the last round of 1994.
Your last question would probably be "there weren't as many fans going", which would apply to everyone. There were no shortage of less than full Geelong games in that era as well, and we were travelling much better than they were.