Is Geelong-Richmond the new Geelong-Hawthorn?

Remove this Banner Ad

Selfield

Debutant
May 4, 2017
70
166
AFL Club
Geelong
Hawthorn failed to beat us for 5 years after we lost a grand final to them. Richmond have failed to beat us for 2 years (and counting) after we lost a grand final to them.

The rivalry with Hawthorn is obviously no longer there since they've become irrelevant but the rivalry with Richmond is there, especially as they're enjoying a little run at the top while we continue to sit at the top, dominating and racking up top 4 finishes as we've been doing for nigh on 20 years now.

Selwood and Hawkins were at the club when the players made a famous pact to never lose to Hawthorn again after the 2008 grand final, and I wouldn't be surprised if these two lead a player driven pact never to lose to Richmond again after the 2020 grand final.

The only thing missing is Brendon Gale coming out and saying we don't have the quality of some of Richmond's players and that Richmond have beaten us when it matters.
 

Captain_Bender

Premiership Player
May 21, 2015
3,984
5,998
AFL Club
Richmond
Hawthorn failed to beat us for 5 years after we lost a grand final to them. Richmond have failed to beat us for 2 years (and counting) after we lost a grand final to them.

The rivalry with Hawthorn is obviously no longer there since they've become irrelevant but the rivalry with Richmond is there, especially as they're enjoying a little run at the top while we continue to sit at the top, dominating and racking up top 4 finishes as we've been doing for nigh on 20 years now.

Selwood and Hawkins were at the club when the players made a famous pact to never lose to Hawthorn again after the 2008 grand final, and I wouldn't be surprised if these two lead a player driven pact never to lose to Richmond again after the 2020 grand final.

The only thing missing is Brendon Gale coming out and saying we don't have the quality of some of Richmond's players and that Richmond have beaten us when it matters.
So Geelong win the meaningless H&A games, while Richmond win the big finals? deal
 

Log in to remove this ad.

Tiger2709

Hall of Famer
Aug 27, 2009
30,979
28,453
Perth
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
Liverpool
Hawthorn failed to beat us for 5 years after we lost a grand final to them. Richmond have failed to beat us for 2 years (and counting) after we lost a grand final to them.

The rivalry with Hawthorn is obviously no longer there since they've become irrelevant but the rivalry with Richmond is there, especially as they're enjoying a little run at the top while we continue to sit at the top, dominating and racking up top 4 finishes as we've been doing for nigh on 20 years now.

Selwood and Hawkins were at the club when the players made a famous pact to never lose to Hawthorn again after the 2008 grand final, and I wouldn't be surprised if these two lead a player driven pact never to lose to Richmond again after the 2020 grand final.

The only thing missing is Brendon Gale coming out and saying we don't have the quality of some of Richmond's players and that Richmond have beaten us when it matters.
The difference is you beat us in home and away and we return the favour in finals, I'm happy with that arrangement.
 

PhatBoy

Hall of Famer
May 5, 2016
33,994
37,182
AFL Club
Geelong
We don't have rivalries with minnows.

I like how people say this like it means something 😂😂😂

‘More people like the thing I like, than the amount of people who like the thing you like.’


Wow, amazing
 

PzBlinky

Club Legend
Sep 12, 2020
1,318
2,706
AFL Club
Geelong
Geelong-Richmond will never a rivalry like Geelong-Hawks. That has history, highlights, and memories - some of which is the stuff of folk lore.

Richmond building a dynasty on beating up a "H&A" Cats team doesn't resemble anything like that. The only reason why it's even mentioned is because a bunch of nuffies on both sides froth at the mouth whenever they play each other. A rivalry has to start on the field, not off it.
 

CholEstrol

Club Legend
Apr 1, 2016
1,399
4,637
AFL Club
Richmond
Hawthorn failed to beat us for 5 years after we lost a grand final to them. Richmond have failed to beat us for 2 years (and counting) after we lost a grand final to them.

The rivalry with Hawthorn is obviously no longer there since they've become irrelevant but the rivalry with Richmond is there, especially as they're enjoying a little run at the top while we continue to sit at the top, dominating and racking up top 4 finishes as we've been doing for nigh on 20 years now.

Selwood and Hawkins were at the club when the players made a famous pact to never lose to Hawthorn again after the 2008 grand final, and I wouldn't be surprised if these two lead a player driven pact never to lose to Richmond again after the 2020 grand final.

The only thing missing is Brendon Gale coming out and saying we don't have the quality of some of Richmond's players and that Richmond have beaten us when it matters.
The last game did resemble an old Geelong Hawthorn rivalry game from the 2010s.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

CASEYS9420

2017.🏆.🏆.🏆.2020
Jan 18, 2016
1,130
5,449
AFL Club
Richmond
2018 & 2020 H&A games when we had our full side in, You kittys couldn't beat us, in 2022 if Cotchin, Balta & Prestia played the whole match you wouldn't have beaten us either. So the rivalry is, yes you're very good against our injured squads in the H&A. Otherwise you're irrelevant and fond of KO'ing our players
 

PhatBoy

Hall of Famer
May 5, 2016
33,994
37,182
AFL Club
Geelong
2018 & 2020 H&A games when we had our full side in, You kittys couldn't beat us, in 2022 if Cotchin, Balta & Prestia played the whole match you wouldn't have beaten us either. So the rivalry is, yes you're very good against our injured squads in the H&A. Otherwise you're irrelevant and fond of KO'ing our players


Cope harder
 

Falcon3518

Club Legend
Mar 13, 2022
2,487
1,308
AFL Club
Richmond
No, to have a rivalry the other team actually has to beat you in a final. Although the supporters can’t stand each other so we are nearly there.


Sent from my iPhone using BigFooty.com
 

SleepingGiant

Club Legend
Apr 7, 2009
1,602
973
Geelong
AFL Club
Richmond

Attachments

  • 1B07A211-84F3-4086-BB23-0B610D19979B.jpeg
    1B07A211-84F3-4086-BB23-0B610D19979B.jpeg
    168.2 KB · Views: 47

FreddyTwoShoes

Team Captain
May 1, 2012
392
606
Melbourne
AFL Club
Geelong
No, to have a rivalry the other team actually has to beat you in a final. Although the supporters can’t stand each other so we are nearly there.


Sent from my iPhone using BigFooty.com

Another rule from the book of Falcon.

You should publish all your rules (GOAT must have won at least one flag etc) in one place, so other posters will know whether or not they’re complying with, or breaking those famous Falcon rules.
 

BigVic

Premiership Player
Sep 7, 2009
4,285
3,373
Bull Creek WA
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Real Madrid, Man City, GS Warriors
I remembered the Kennett curse. Geelong-Richmond played in a grand final not too long ago with Richmond winning but Geelong has won 3 regular season games since then. Slowly building but in a few years time.
 

Remove this Banner Ad