That game against the Cats was horrific, far worse IMO than getting flogged the whole game. To be 40 odd points up and lose the lot in the final quarter. My daughters were 8 and 6 at the time, and I remember the oldest turning to me as that lead was decimated, proclaiming "why are they doing this" and I had nothing I could say.After the previous 3 years 2016 was meant to be different. We had shown we could play over those previous 3 years by regularity beating the likes of hawthorn Fremantle swans etc. this was the first time we were going to beat the cats in what seemed like forever, like a little brother finally getting on top in a wrestle over the older brother. We were 40 odd points up and they get us again. Deflating. Proved our mental fragility. The flogging by Sydney 2 rounds later was bitter. Can still remember KB being livid on SEN about such an indsipid performance.
All in all, I haven't been a Tiger as long as you guys, I moved to Australia in 2010, went to my first game in 2011 and I've been hooked since.
Reading through this whole thread and the hurt of some of the past games, made me think about my support of both Richmond but also about my team back in the UK (Peterborough United), some of the hard losses I'd been through there. I remember heaps, losing 5-0 at home on Boxing Day was a great Christmas haha. I remember going on an away trip to a place called Lincoln, where we were caught in traffic, ended up being 5 mins late, walking through the turnstile and we hear the home crowd cheer as they score, turn to my mum and say "Oh no we are already losing 1-0" and the steward at the gate turned to me and said "no you aren't, its 2-0!!". An away trip on a cold Tuesday night deep in winter to Walsall, we lost 5-0 and had 2 players sent off for fighting with each other, walking away from the ground 1 of their fans said to me "don't be so glum, it could have been worse" and the frustrating thing was that I couldn't argue with that haha. Its tough travelling for 3 and a half hours by yourself on a train from South London to Accrington to be leading 2-1 and then lose 3-2 with a goal in the last minute.
Reading this thread it feels like Richmond were always going to be my club as soon as I left the UK. Its like 2 peas in a pod.