Yep...I too love watching Richmond play. Commentators are lazy and just say their mids run ahead of the ball, but if you watch closely often one of their forwards will move up becoming a mid allowing a mid to sprint forward (a "stinger") or move/slide into the open space ("fat side slide"). This is often Dusty...thus the concept of the "pop up forward". Not overly complicated but the tiges are highly structured and rely on everyone carrying out their role. They're as quick as anyone to dump players who don't follow team rules. They're not chaotic but what they're trying to do is cause chaos in the opposition!I too don't get or like the chaos tag- they look very structured and organised even if the pace is frenetic
“Everyone talks about Richmond just playing this chaotic brand, but there’s method and system behind it,” Grigg said.
“It’s not just get it going forward and running in packs. There’s a lot of method and system to it which you can practise."
They've got plenty of ability as well, but those two attributes you've mentioned are exceptional.This Geelong team aren't skilled or daring enough to play like the 07' team, but they could easily play like the current Richmond team if they had the same work rate and attitude that the tigers have across the board.
Hurts to say but this Richmond team plays a better brand of football than anything that we've dished up in the last 8 years.
I know you already know this - but just to continue the conversation - Grigg has been hired for his capability to prepare younger players to senior football, something that Richmond appear to do very well. He may provide some intelligence, but I doubt it would be groundbreaking stuff.Its all well and good to get the IP of what the Tigers do, but we need to not only crack that but then expand on it and make it "our own"
Its a copy cat league and you know we wont be alone in trying to emulate it... but copying is not enough. Copy, crack, surpass and implement you own version needs to be the goal.
Learning from the best is never a bad thing though. Collecting IP from other teams has been going on since Adam was a kid. Don't tell me the Maggies won't be mining Scooters knowledge of the way we go about things.Agree. Every team has its unique personnel and style. Whenever someone tries to copy another team - they often end up failing badly.
Yes, there are certain things you can definitely learn from. But it is impossible to copy things exactly because of the 100s of variables that are unique to your own club.Learning from the best is never a bad thing though. Collecting IP from other teams has been going on since Adam was a kid. Don't tell me the Maggies won't be mining Scooters knowledge of the way we go about things.