Richmond still premiership favourites for 2019?

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Magus

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Haven't read the thread but they're the team to beat for mine. Will be really hard to beat at the mcg.
 

PerthBoy86

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It's very hard to beat Eagles in Perth, no shame losing that. I think Tigers are capable of beating Brisbane at the Gabba though, should that eventuate. I think any top 4 final is an interesting game, none of them are givens.
It's not as hard as it should be. Port beat us, and Collingwood beat us in a game we dominated for the first half but then somehow get choked.
 

juss

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It's not as hard as it should be. Port beat us, and Collingwood beat us in a game we dominated for the first half but then somehow get choked.
It's not impossible of course, but how many finals do they lose there? It's probably the hardest trip in footy right now, beating Eagles in a final in Perth
 

JEagle

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The bookies have it right. Eagles and Richmond should be the favourites.

We have another level we can go to which we have shown in games in 5 or 10 min bursts. The key is whether we can sustain it longer in finals.

I believe our best is the best, but we can lose focis and be scored against heavily.
 

tiger_tough

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Yeah that'll be the big X factor, but Grimes has been huge.
Yeah we know Grimes would do a job whoever he goes to. Ideally he'd match up on Ryan but being so tall up forward I'd say he'd have to take Darling or he'd have a field day.

They are just so dangerous up forward if we allowed good clean F50 entries we'd get smashed IMO. Our pressure upfield would have to be at it's absolute best to combat that.

Would be a great grand final to watch. Next week will be huge.
 

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GhostofJimJess

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I'm not convinced yet that Richmond will be able to win all of the last three games, two of which are against teams above us that we're yet to play this season. One loss in the next three rounds will probably mean missing Top 4, and therefore we'll need to make it 9 wins in a row to sew up a double chance. It's real tough to win from outside of Top 4, and could mean two interstate finals for the Tigers just to make the granny.

I'm still into Geelong to win it, but West Coast looking most likely at present.
 

PerthBoy86

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Yeah we know Grimes would do a job whoever he goes to. Ideally he'd match up on Ryan but being so tall up forward I'd say he'd have to take Darling or he'd have a field day.

They are just so dangerous up forward if we allowed good clean F50 entries we'd get smashed IMO. Our pressure upfield would have to be at it's absolute best to combat that.

Would be a great grand final to watch. Next week will be huge.
Yeah our forward line is so versatile and so dangerous. Hard to really match up on us, maybe a zone defence works better, I dunno. But will be interesting to see how the two contrasting gamestyles match up atm. Would love to see a WC Richmond GF.
 

kranky al

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Yeah our forward line is so versatile and so dangerous. Hard to really match up on us, maybe a zone defence works better, I dunno. But will be interesting to see how the two contrasting gamestyles match up atm. Would love to see a WC Richmond GF.
Be really interesting in a coupla weeks - if they roll us hard you might not be so interested in that matchup.

I think with their form at the pointy end of the season it would be great to see them in a gf - danger of a blow out but

Id love another nailbiter gf like last year
 

PerthBoy86

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Be really interesting in a coupla weeks - if they roll us hard you might not be so interested in that matchup.

I think with their form at the pointy end of the season it would be great to see them in a gf - danger of a blow out but

Id love another nailbiter gf like last year
Yes, although if it's close or if we beat them, watch out.

I dunno, 3 nailbiter GFs since 05 will do me lol.
 

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