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Grand Final 2020 Thread Richmond Vs Geelong / Game Day Thread

Mr T.

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This is the premiership I really want and that adds to my anxiety levels... 2017 was a dream, 2019 was redemption for 2018 and now I just want to live a Back to Back win and more importantly see this team get the acknowledgement that they are one of the best teams in history.
 
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Sintiger

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Geelong supporters getting cocky already. Won their last two games easy and think they are flying. Unbeatable at the GABBA. Gazza’s last game.
We’ll be too tired after a close game in the wet against port.
They’re not giving us a chance.
They are but just let them go. I’m no fan of parrot but he wrote an article about the great Leigh Matthews‘ last game in a grand final. They lost to Essendon by 75 points
It won’t matter, our boys will be focused and ready
 
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BrisTiger24

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This is the premiership I really want and that adds to my anxiety levels... 2017 was a dream, 2019 was redemption for 2018 and now I just want to live a Back to Back win and more importantly see this team get the acknowledgement that they are one of the best teams in history.

This is spot on. 73/74 was before my lifetime. I want a B2B. But also 3 premierships in 4 years. Could have easily been 4 straight. That is the stuff of all time dynasties.

Salty Scott said earlier in the year that we aren't as good as the Lions teams, the Hawk teams (and even the Cats team Lol). Time to set him straight on that.
 
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Bullarto Tiger

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Some of us still carry the scars of the lean years, the days when PRE was a great read because of all the dark humor and finals were a dream that was usually shattered by July. I must admit I was a little nervous about the game against Port which as the game unfolded I realized was not rational. This is a truly great Richmond team in a great Richmond era. No-one can match our best and they will give everything.

Don't worry, BP. I have scars aplenty from those times as well.
But now that the Tigers have arrived at the threshold of greatness I am lapping it up BIG time. Have found myself wanting to simply enjoy the experience and going along on this wonderful ride because it will end eventually (as all things do), but that time ain't now.
As Easy Tiger has mentioned, I'd rather take the Emma Murray approach to this week and next Saturday.
I'm also a believer in fans and supporters giving the team positive and affirming intentions.
 
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Bullarto Tiger

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This is spot on. 73/74 was before my lifetime. I want a B2B. But also 3 premierships in 4 years. Could have easily been 4 straight. That is the stuff of all time dynasties.

Salty Scott said earlier in the year that we aren't as good as the Lions teams, the Hawk teams (and even the Cats team Lol). Time to set him straight on that.

I was at the G for both the premierships in 1973 and 1974 and it was a glorious thing, but as a teenager then I now realise that I didn't fully appreciate B2B as much as I will this year when after almost 50 years the Tigers do it again.
The current team IS a great Richmond team and B2B will cement it as one of the all-time great sides in AFL history.
 
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CarnTheTiges

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This is the premiership I really want and that adds to my anxiety levels... 2017 was a dream, 2019 was redemption for 2018 and now I just want to live a Back to Back win and more importantly see this team get the acknowledgement that they are one of the best teams in history.
We may get the b2b, Mr T, but plenty won’t give the team the acknowledgement they deserve. They’ll find a way to justify not doing it.
 
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daniel30

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This is the premiership I really want and that adds to my anxiety levels... 2017 was a dream, 2019 was redemption for 2018 and now I just want to live a Back to Back win and more importantly see this team get the acknowledgement that they are one of the best teams in history.
Sorry to breake your heart even if we do win there will be some exuse with a * and you can say we we're in a hub, not at home, had injurys whatever.
 
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Sintiger

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As an aside we will be wearing our traditional jumper and that it is our "home game" as the higher ranked team I assume
 

Mr T.

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Sorry to breake your heart even if we do win there will be some exuse with a * and you can say we we're in a hub, not at home, had injurys whatever.
You can Asterisk anything this year, my mental state has one too - the only way my heart will be broken if we lose to those smug geriatrics and that 'serious looking on the weekend' Dangerflop.
 
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K3

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You can Asterisk anything this year, my mental state has one too - the only way my heart will be broken if we lose to those smug geriatrics and that 'serious looking on the weekend' Dangerflop.
I am already sick and over hearing how much Geelol "deserve" to win the GF!
 
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DavidSSS

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This is spot on. 73/74 was before my lifetime. I want a B2B. But also 3 premierships in 4 years. Could have easily been 4 straight. That is the stuff of all time dynasties.

Salty Scott said earlier in the year that we aren't as good as the Lions teams, the Hawk teams (and even the Cats team Lol). Time to set him straight on that.

He would know about the great Geelong team from the late 2000s, after all, he barely needed to coach them to get the 2011 flag.

This week is a Grand Final, it won't be easy. Geelong are very good and they will be hungry after losing so many Preliminary Finals over the years. They may have had 2 easy games but they made them easy by outplaying the opposition. There will be no illusions in the Richmond camp that this will be easy and that Geelong are not a worthy Grand Final team.

But we faced a fired up GWS last year and I'm sure that game felt harder than the scoreboard indicated. We can win this is we play well, if we don't Geelong are every chance.

DS
 
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What’d be funny was if the rule of the week was umpires cracking down on players ducking into tackles to get a “too high” free kick. Selwood, Danger, Miers etc would be dumbfounded.
 
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Yeah I am strangely more confident against Geelong than Brisbane for some reason.

I reckon it maybe a more physical game than the lions but like 2019 prelim I think we will get there in the end. I think the Lions had the capacity to move the ball over the back more and run with that youthful energy and if they got on a run could have been hard to stop.
 

Harry

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The media will portray this GF as good vs evil. Federer vs Djokovic. Hulk Hogan vs Jake the Snake. Inspector Gadget vs Dr Claw.
 
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momentai

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Had the pleasure of attending the 67 grand final, in which we also faced Geelong. Hard game, great players on both sides including Barrot, Bartlett, Bourke, Dean, Hart and Swift. Geelong did well to get close. Expecting no less this time. Tigers by 10.
 
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Baloo

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After 2 Grand Final wins where it was all over by 3/4 time, I'm not sure I would cope with a close tight finish. But we're probably due one.
 
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Sintiger

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I am already sick and over hearing how much Geelol "deserve" to win the GF!
The fact that a team "deserves" one is of course irrelevant and will change nothing.

This is 1974 over again which I remember being at as a young fella. We were hated and absolutely noone wanted us to win except for Tiger fans and of course it made no difference at all. We were booed, North supporters climbed out of the woodwork, the MCC members and large portions of the crowd were against us, the media wanted the fairy tale and we smashed them.

Embrace the hate, it's a beautiful thing
 
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