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Clearly one of the games of the year, and the earlier North V GWS game was pretty damn good as well. An excellent day’s footy.

If West Coast are to finish top 4 and go on to make a GF, I reckon they’ll look back at the Carlton win last week more so than tonight. They were not really supposed to beat Carlton with all their outs and then be on the verge of missing finals. Sure enough they won the game and now they find themselves in the top 4 mix.

They’re a dangerous side with Kelly, Shuey and McGovern to return.

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Richmond only have to play 2 other top 8 sides for the rest of the season. So good result. How did last years premiers get such an easy run home?

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BT calling the Tigers across the line and talking up their second halves of seasons......

They are getting awfully close to that 9th spot

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3 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

BT calling the Tigers across the line and talking up their second halves of seasons......

They are getting awfully close to that 9th spot

Where they belong. 

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10 minutes ago, A F said:

Clutch from West Coast, but "the Tigers of old..." what a crumble. Yeo is a superstar. Did he win the last 10 clearances? Insane last quarter.

Just keep in mind they've flown across the Nullabour 4 times in 7-8 days,  you could see they were spent in the last 10 mins. Still a massive threat with several stars to return. 

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Talking on the radio about how hard it is to win the premiership from outside the top 8. They said it’s only been done twice. Bulldogs and Adelaide in 98. Woewodin cut them straight off “no, that doesn’t count! In the current system they would have been out in the first week” 😂          

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17 minutes ago, Marty said:

Richmond only have to play 2 other top 8 sides for the rest of the season. So good result. How did last years premiers get such an easy run home?

To be fair, 2 of the bottom 8 sides they are playing in their next 9 games were finals teams from last year. When the draws were created it would have been  4 of 9 games against top 8 sides

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1 minute ago, Marty said:

Talking on the radio about how hard it is to win the premiership from outside the top 8. They said it’s only been done twice. Bulldogs and Adelaide in 98. Woewodin cut them straight off “no, that doesn’t count! In the current system they would have been out in the first week” 😂          

I'd go as far to say it's impossible. 😂

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That was the better result for us. The more losses Richmond cop, the better. They have the easier run home compared to West Coast so it's better they stay a notch down.

COVID aside, 6 of their last 9 games are at the MCG and the three road trips are GC, Fremantle and GWS. 

25 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

stop worrying about Richmond

unless Dusty has a blinder they are 50/50 against the top ten teams

Brisbane are on the way up and if you want to win this year is it

Well they've now played all other top 8 sides for a 1-6 record. They haven't played 9th (Fremantle) and fell over the line against 10th (GWS).

So they're 2-6 against the top 10.

Their other wins? 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 17th.

13 minutes ago, Marty said:

Richmond only have to play 2 other top 8 sides for the rest of the season. So good result. How did last years premiers get such an easy run home?

It's not about the run home, it's about the double-up matches.

Richmond's five double-up matches are St Kilda, Brisbane, Geelong, GWS and Hawthorn.

So that's a 2020 GF runner up, prelim finalist and semi finalist, alongside a side many expected to bounce back (GWS) and Hawthorn.

Lucky for them St Kilda fell to pieces and GWS remained mediocre.

So yes, they only have two other top 8 sides left for the year, but they've played all 7 of us already. Compare that with West Coast or Sydney, who've only had 4 games against top 8 sides so far this year.

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3 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

That was the better result for us. The more losses Richmond cop, the better. They have the easier run home compared to West Coast so it's better they stay a notch down.

COVID aside, 6 of their last 9 games are at the MCG and the three road trips are GC, Fremantle and GWS. 

Well they've now played all other top 8 sides for a 1-6 record. They haven't played 9th (Fremantle) and fell over the line against 10th (GWS).

So they're 2-6 against the top 10.

Their other wins? 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 17th.

It's not about the run home, it's about the double-up matches.

Richmond's five double-up matches are St Kilda, Brisbane, Geelong, GWS and Hawthorn.

So that's a 2020 GF runner up, prelim finalist and semi finalist, alongside a side many expected to bounce back (GWS) and Hawthorn.

Lucky for them St Kilda fell to pieces and GWS remained mediocre.

So yes, they only have two other top 8 sides left for the year, but they've played all 7 of us already. Compare that with West Coast or Sydney, who've only had 4 games against top 8 sides so far this year.

Very much appreciate this explanation. 🙂
#I’mAlwaysLearning

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5 minutes ago, Marty said:

Talking on the radio about how hard it is to win the premiership from outside the top 8. They said it’s only been done twice. Bulldogs and Adelaide in 98. Woewodin cut them straight off “no, that doesn’t count! In the current system they would have been out in the first week” 😂          

That one still gives me the sheets.
All the Hoo Ha about how they won it from 8th or whatever.
Got lucky.
They shoulda been out.

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37 minutes ago, A F said:

Clutch from West Coast, but "the Tigers of old..." what a crumble. Yeo is a superstar. Did he win the last 10 clearances? Insane last quarter.

Clearances don’t matter according to some here.

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Just now, Clint Bizkit said:

Clearances don’t matter according to some here.

Overrated according to Clarkson when they were winning flags too.

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8 minutes ago, Fork 'em said:

Overrated according to Clarkson when they were winning flags too.

Yeah, but 6-6-6 wasn't a rule when Hawks were winning flags. 

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24 minutes ago, GCDee said:

I'd go as far to say it's impossible. 😂

Not impossible. Carltank had the chance to do it in 2013!

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