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Grand Final 2020 Thread Richmond Vs Geelong / Game Day Thread

MB78

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Changes since the last game against them.
Us: Out Aarts/Soldo/Markov/Ross
Ins: Broad/Astbury/Edwards/Prestia
Them: Out
Atkins/Jarvis/Ratugolea/Fogarty/Close
Ins: Stanley/Simpson/Selwood/Ablett/Rohan
Very handy in for them as well.
 

MB78

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Does anyone know if what bays Richmond Club support got, I am In SA and will try get a ticket but want to sit with tigers, dont want to be 1 out with those ferels
but then again how many interstate Cats fans would there, be, actually QLD and SA will fill the clubs allocation very easy, might be loudest tiger crowd this year

If you are using your membership to buy a ticket, I would think you would be automatically put in a Richmond section.
 
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Mr Brightside

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Jul 1, 2005
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Outstanding achievement by the entire Richmond football club in making the Grand final.

Going to be such a bizarre week , especially for us in Victoria.

Personaly I have to focus on the excitement of been in another GF, not the fear of losing to Geelong, that scares the *smile* out of me

Going to be a loooooong week

Edit : sorry Mr T , just found the other thread , thought a GF week hadn’t been started yet
 
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eZyT

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Jun 28, 2019
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Im not game to write how confident I am in this game.

but I used the 2014 final series as my historical pointer
 
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Bullarto Tiger

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Believing is far better and more enjoyable than being worried or scared of losing
B2B here we come
 
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The_Celebrant

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Can those of you who know more about footy then me explain why the Lions seemed so much poorer against the Cats than when they played us?

Were the Lions made to look bad because the Cats players and coaching were far better? Or did half the Lions just not turn up?

Did the Cats do something against the Lions that we weren't capable of? (Clearly Hawkins can't be allowed to dominate forward stoppages as easily as he did last night.)

And how does your analysis of the above translate into the way you see the GF unfolding?
 

eZyT

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Got tickets eZyT?

got to have a nervous breakdown at the keyboard on Tuesday,

but I anticipate representing our Melbourne Brothers and Sisters at The Gabba
 
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eZyT

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Can those of you who know more about footy then me explain why the Lions seemed so much poorer against the Cats than when they played us?

Were the Lions made to look bad because the Cats players and coaching were far better? Or did half the Lions just not turn up?

Did the Cats do something against the Lions that we weren't capable of? (Clearly Hawkins can't be allowed to dominate forward stoppages as easily as he did last night.)

And how does your analysis of the above translate into the way you see the GF unfolding?

my take.

1. Lions played their GF in the QF.
2. Chaos, executed from a sides DNA, beats control 95 times out of 100. But a contrived, unperfected chaos succumbs.
3. It is very difficult to win a preliminary final with Eric Hipwood at CHF, but with Cam Ellis Yeolman in the guts, the probability is reduced to near zero.

in summary. cats play a very well drilled ball control game that beats other 2nd tier sides. Geelong are the 3rd best side in the competition this year, Brisbane the 4th best. Brisbane, however, played like the 8th best. They lacked intensity, composure, leadership and, most importantly, sufficient quality players

I cant extrapolate this analysis to the GF without fear or favour, due to me being terrified of my own confidence.
 
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tigers80

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Jul 7, 2004
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Could it be a game for the ages.
Sometimes you sense that the script is already written.
Abletts last game, Dangerfield never won one.
Can we edit the ending, I think so.....just...
 

Coburgtiger

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May 7, 2012
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2017 I spent the week leading up to the granny in barely contained excitement.

2019 was an odd feeling of calm and serenity.

I don't know why, but I have this cold dread this year. I don't understand it and don't like it.
 
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tempany14

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2017 I spent the week leading up to the granny in barely contained excitement.

2019 was an odd feeling of calm and serenity.

I don't know why, but I have this cold dread this year. I don't understand it and don't like it.
I know what you mean, but its because the loss of something we have come to expect is harder to take. However if you think about it the confidence of 2019 was built on a great PF. Our build up is better than geelong they have had 2 soft and whilst the 2 that we dont dare to mention will be formidable our quality over the 22 will see us triumph. Talk about deserving fairy tales our captain deserves to have 3 premierships as a Richmond captain lets focus on that
 
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CarnTheTiges

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Mar 8, 2004
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For some reason, maybe due to how we played them last time, I just think our game style throws them out. It’s like they don’t know to counter it. They also haven’t had to handle pressure in their last 2 wins, and we’ll pressure them up the wazoo.
 
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daniel30

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I look the cats last 2 games both finals what is the elements missing both teams didn't do well or apply ?.It's pressure and tackling intensity lions stood there lol that's the cats biggest weakness when the heat is on they make mistakes and fold.Our last game in rd 17 the media we're bragging about there backline and we made them look ordinary.There backline doesn't cope with quick smalls like Bolton etc.

The last quarter in that rd 17 game they come at us was it because they opened up or our pressure when down ?.
 

tigermouseau

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Apr 19, 2004
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Geelong barracking brother in law reckons they will drop Kolodjashnij and bring in ratugolea - to stretch our backline.
 
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Baloo

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2017 I spent the week leading up to the granny in barely contained excitement.

2019 was an odd feeling of calm and serenity.

I don't know why, but I have this cold dread this year. I don't understand it and don't like it.
Same.
 
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Baloo

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Why the *smile* is Ablett winning another Grand Final being touted as something that is just and right?

Same Ablett that treated GCS as a cash cow in his last year. Signing a large multi year frontended contract and then asking to be traded after 1 year. Refusing to play interstate games with them.

Good player, sure. Very good. But hardly deserving of Sainthood.
 
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Jake

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got to have a nervous breakdown at the keyboard on Tuesday,

but I anticipate representing our Melbourne Brothers and Sisters at The Gabba

Got em, nose bleed, not complaining at all.
 
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