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Hardest loses

KnightersRevenge

Baby Knighters is on board.
Aug 21, 2007
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Gavin Exell unbelievable.
Simon Verbeek saved his best against us.
How about Dean Rice? Kicked 5 or 6 in round 1 in 91 or 92 against us.
The left footer that usually played in the back line for the doggies kicked 6 against us at the Telstra dome.
Jason Gram kicked 4 in a half against us.
Even Kosi would love to play against us.
We've made Waite and Petrie look like superstars too. There was a pretty substantial movement, including some on here, trying to sell Cloke as the next big thing. The return of the monster forward. How'd that work out? I reckon the same lot are trying to talk up Darcy *smile* Moore! Some people really over-estimate players that have a day out against us. Cloke even tried to pull a Sheedy and use us as leverage with the Pies over contracts IIRC.

But back to the topic at hand, the game where Cotch went after Treloar and had to eat humble "Pie" will always stick in my craw.
 

DavidSSS

Tiger Superstar
Dec 11, 2017
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Try this video and hit pause at 7.39. You will see Richo's hand right in the centre of the second 2 on his back.
Still reckon claiming his hand was in his back is pushing it, more side IMO and not so much hand in side as side heading towards hand, the Essendon player was moving backwards - how do you stop putting your hand in his side when he moves backwards towards you?

DS
 
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22nd Man

Tiger Champion
Aug 29, 2011
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I went to the 82 GF with my dad. Obviously devastated by the loss but I’m not sure we were the best team that year. We lost 4 home and away games. 2 to Carlton and 2 to Hawthorn. Hawks got beaten in PF. We beat Carlton in 2nd semi but lost in GF. So our overall record against the other 2 top 3 teams was 1 win 5 losses.

The 2013 EF loss is the one that gets me. Wanted to vomit the whole way home.
I was always relieved to dodge the Hawks in 70 and 80s finals series .... Never felt we had their measure (until 2018)
 

DragaTheCro

Gone but not forgotten
Apr 20, 2004
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The 2013 and 2015 EF losses are hard to split. Both hit me real hard. Here’s one out of left field... the last H&A game of the 1998 season when we had to win to make the 8. We got belted by Melb. Absolutely shattered. That was probably the only time I almost felt like giving up following the Tiges.
 
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TigerFlag2017

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May 16, 2007
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Will never forget the depression post game after the two mcg elim finals. Dark times.

Biggest farce was losing to the suns
 
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DragaTheCro

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Apr 20, 2004
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Will never forget the depression post game after the two mcg elim finals. Dark times.

Biggest farce was losing to the suns
Yep. I seriously thought we were a cursed club. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would see 2 flags within 3 years post 2016.
 
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Sintiger

Tiger Legend
Aug 11, 2010
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It was horrible. Too disgraceful to stay with my then 14 year old. Wondered what sort of club I’d encouraged her to follow. 10 years on we celebrated the first flag in 37 years as a family.
It was being on twitter a week or so ago, maybe it was an anniversary of it or something. Brett Deledio tweeted that he reckons it was the worst day he had as an AFL footballer in his career
 

Sintiger

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Aug 11, 2010
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Gavin Exell unbelievable.
Simon Verbeek saved his best against us.
How about Dean Rice? Kicked 5 or 6 in round 1 in 91 or 92 against us.
The left footer that usually played in the back line for the doggies kicked 6 against us at the Telstra dome.
Jason Gram kicked 4 in a half against us.
Even Kosi would love to play against us.
Duigan .....

That one still gives me nightmares
 

Ridley

Tiger Legend
Jul 21, 2003
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The 2013 and 2015 EF losses are hard to split. Both hit me real hard. Here’s one out of left field... the last H&A game of the 1998 season when we had to win to make the 8. We got belted by Melb. Absolutely shattered. That was probably the only time I almost felt like giving up following the Tiges.
We were 10 goals down at half time. Very similar in 2000 when we had to beat Carlton by 5 goals to make the finals. We lost by 12 goals :rolleyes:

So typical of RFC teams of that era.
 
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Giardiasis

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Apr 20, 2009
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Not sure if it's been mentioned but the Nathan Brown game against Melbourne in 2005. We were flying up to that point, 7 wins in the first 9 rounds. Only won 3 more for the rest of the year. We were still in the 8 up to Round 16.
 
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Sintiger

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Aug 11, 2010
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Not sure if it's been mentioned but the Nathan Brown game against Melbourne in 2005. We were flying up to that point, 7 wins in the first 9 rounds. Only won 3 more for the rest of the year. We were still in the 8 up to Round 16.
It was certainly one of the hardest seasons but in terms of hard losses I can't even recall whether we won or lost that game?
Apart from our poor drafting record we did have some bad luck around that time as well. The loss of Brown was devastating as was the injury to Mark Coughlan who was heading for a stellar career imo.
 

Ridley

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Jul 21, 2003
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It was certainly one of the hardest seasons but in terms of hard losses I can't even recall whether we won or lost that game?
Apart from our poor drafting record we did have some bad luck around that time as well. The loss of Brown was devastating as was the injury to Mark Coughlan who was heading for a stellar career imo.
Lost.
 

Giardiasis

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Apr 20, 2009
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It was certainly one of the hardest seasons but in terms of hard losses I can't even recall whether we won or lost that game?
Apart from our poor drafting record we did have some bad luck around that time as well. The loss of Brown was devastating as was the injury to Mark Coughlan who was heading for a stellar career imo.
We lost by 57 points. I call it a hard loss because of all the hype we'd built up to that point winning 7 games to get smashed like we did was a big let down plus we had a new star in the side (he'd kicked 34 goals up to that point and he ended up polling 7 brownlow votes) that suffered an injury that would affect the rest of his career. Our finals hopes were basically over because of his injury.
 

zippadeee

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Oct 8, 2004
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We lost by 57 points. I call it a hard loss because of all the hype we'd built up to that point winning 7 games to get smashed like we did was a big let down plus we had a new star in the side (he'd kicked 34 goals up to that point and he ended up polling 7 brownlow votes) that suffered an injury that would affect the rest of his career. Our finals hopes were basically over because of his injury.
One of the best qtrs i ever saw by a RFC player was by Brown.
The QTR he ripped Collingwood a new one.
Its a pity Matthew Whelan wasnt suspend for bluntly jumping onto Browns legs.
Similiar incident to what Thomas did to Rohan
 

The Big Richo

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Aug 19, 2010
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Its a pity Matthew Whelan wasnt suspend for bluntly jumping onto Browns legs.
Similiar incident to what Thomas did to Rohan
Not even close to being similar, apart from the results..

Brown was kicking the ball and Whelan dived to try and smother and landed on his leg due to the tackler behind shifting Brown off the kick. Just a terribly unfortunate accident.

Thomas slid into Rohan's legs to win a disputed ground ball before Rohan could pick it up. Bloody dangerous and now rightfully illegal.
 

DavidSSS

Tiger Superstar
Dec 11, 2017
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Not sure if it's been mentioned but the Nathan Brown game against Melbourne in 2005. We were flying up to that point, 7 wins in the first 9 rounds. Only won 3 more for the rest of the year. We were still in the 8 up to Round 16.
I presume that's the one where Brown snapped his leg. The footage of that just about makes you sick, wrecked our season, wrecked Brown's leg and career.

Truly awful moment.

DS
 

Streak

Tiger Legend
Aug 31, 2007
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Not sure if it's been mentioned but the Nathan Brown game against Melbourne in 2005. We were flying up to that point, 7 wins in the first 9 rounds. Only won 3 more for the rest of the year. We were still in the 8 up to Round 16.
I was at a betting shop at Gloucester Park in Perth (main trots track) the afternoon before that game when a guy came in an laid $60k on the Tigers.