- Oct 4, 2017
- AFL Club
I’m not sure if anyone has already done this on here (I had a quick look and couldn’t find anything), but if I’m going over old ground I apologise.
I remember only too well the perpetual disappointment of the years between the mid 80s and 2017. Granted there was plenty to like about for 2013-2015, but those three elimination finals were also heartbreaking. Like all of the yellow and black persuasion, I have bathed in the joy of recent success and who among us would have predicted three in four years? I have often thought that I hope the current batch of players know how grateful we are for the joy they have bought us. By extension I wonder about the players who never achieved a premiership but who played their hearts out week in week out nonetheless, and I wondered if you could bring them all together what that team might look like.
Below is a first attempt at a team of the best Richmond players from the AFL era never to have won a premiership, although I’m sure there would be many more players going back further than that. Let me know who I forgotten and what I’ve screwed up.
Backs D Gaspar A Kellaway S Turner
Half-backs J Bowden C Newman D Kellaway
Centreline G Tivendale M Knights B Deledio
Half-forwards M Rogers N Brown N Daffy
Forwards M Richardson M Gale J Hogg
Followers G Stafford W Campbell S Tuck
Interchange T Free M Coughlan N Foley P Broderick
Emergencies K Johnson D Jackson C Naish M Pickering
Others (stiff) . . .