- May 22, 2014
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
Beat us in the middle we don't care, we actually encourage it.I actually think Richmond are gettable through the middle.
Forward line pressure is elite but hard to maintain but defensively they are imposing and hard to structure up against due to all but Astbury being able to play multiple roles.
Dusty is the best player in the competition and it’s not a debate, but he blatantly refuses to run defensively, Cotchin been a warrior but his body looks to be going on him. Prestia is their best pure mid and a jet and goes both ways.
They are weak in the ruck, Soldo is a good athlete but the best rucks in the competition exploit him, Nankervis is a plodder.
You need a midfield of speed, inside and outside ball winners and goal kickers.
West Coast have that in spades, Geelong did but lost Kelly and is ageing badly (nearly cooked imo) Brisbane and Hawthorn are developing that and GWS have been handed that through concessions.
Richmond are the team to beat but I don’t think they are as far ahead of the rest as the media and some Tigers fans think.
As for rucks, we are one of the best in he league for centre clearances so Soldo and Nank can't be that bad now can they, around the ground we don't give a shit if we lose that clearance, again we encourage it.
Overall you just showed you know nothing about how Richmond plays.