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Hardwick

The_General

Brain washing the kids, one stuffed toy at a time
May 4, 2004
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Coach of the year is a nice to receive I guess for a coach, but it's imperfect. The Clarko example is exactly that. He's churned out a bunch of assistants who've become head coaches, most of them successful. That's not a fluke.

I reckon Clarko is happy to win flags and miss the award though. The Premiership isn't subjective. The coaches award is.
 
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taztiger4

Shovelheads- Keeping hipsters off Harley's
Jul 13, 2005
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Richmond Victoria

Hardwick will equal Hafey’s coaching record in the Tigers’ blockbuster Friday night, Round 17, 2020 clash with Collingwood at the MCG.

And is scheduled to break Club ‘Immortal’ Tommy Hafey’s record for the most games coached in Tigerland’s history in Round 18 of the 2020 season. The Tigers play Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium in that round on Saturday, July 18 (an afternoon fixture).

Hafey 248 games
Hardwick 231*
Dyer 222
 

The Boss

Tiger Superstar
Apr 7, 2003
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Great to see Dimma using my music to inspire the boys!

Here are the lyrics to Blood Brothers by The Boss , a beautiful song:


We played king of the mountain out on the end
The world come chargin' up the hill, and we were women and men
Now there's so much that time, time and memory fade away
We got our own roads to ride and chances we gotta take
We stood side by side each one fightin' for the other
We said until we died we'd always be blood brothers
Now the hardness of this world slowly grinds your dreams away
Makin' a fool's joke out of the promises we make
And what once seemed black and white turns to so many shades of gray
We lose ourselves in work to do and bills to pay
And it's a ride, ride, ride, and there ain't much cover
With no one runnin' by your side my blood brother
On through the houses of the dead past those fallen in their tracks
Always movin' ahead and never lookin' back
Now I don't know how I feel, I don't know how I feel tonight
If I've fallen 'neath the wheel, if I've lost or I've gained sight
I don't even know why, I don't know why I made this call
Or if any of this matters anymore after all
But the stars are burnin' bright like some mystery uncovered
I'll keep movin' through the dark with you in my heart
My blood brother
 
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Legends of 2017

Finally!!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 24, 2005
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Hardwick will equal Hafey’s coaching record in the Tigers’ blockbuster Friday night, Round 17, 2020 clash with Collingwood at the MCG.

And is scheduled to break Club ‘Immortal’ Tommy Hafey’s record for the most games coached in Tigerland’s history in Round 18 of the 2020 season. The Tigers play Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium in that round on Saturday, July 18 (an afternoon fixture).

Hafey 248 games
Hardwick 231*
Dyer 222
Bewdy. When the fixture came out, the first thing I looked for was if we played the suns up there so I can organise my annual road trip. The game will be even more special now that that has been pointed out.
 
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Bullarto Tiger

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This link was first posted by IanG on the Journos forum
https://footyology.com.au/the-inside-story-of-another-tiger-flag-triumph/

But the review of the book tells the story of Dimmas pre-GF address to the players.
Just further adds to Dimma’s status.
Thanks for the link, Tenacious.
Good article from Connolly.
I really enjoyed Marshall's book about 2017 flag, so this will also be a ripper no doubt.

This sort of coverage of RFC's success just indicates how comfortable the Club sits with itself and the culture it has created among the coaches, players and staff.
As much as the other clubs in the comp might try and replicate RFC's intellectual and emotional property, they try in vain unless they really have buy-in from all, a spirit that is unique and a willingness to bind together in a collective fashion.
Long live the Richmond Man.
 
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eZyT

Tiger Legend
Jun 28, 2019
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Great to see Dimma using my music to inspire the boys!

Here are the lyrics to Blood Brothers by The Boss , a beautiful song:


We played king of the mountain out on the end
The world come chargin' up the hill, and we were women and men
Now there's so much that time, time and memory fade away
We got our own roads to ride and chances we gotta take
We stood side by side each one fightin' for the other
We said until we died we'd always be blood brothers
Now the hardness of this world slowly grinds your dreams away
Makin' a fool's joke out of the promises we make
And what once seemed black and white turns to so many shades of gray
We lose ourselves in work to do and bills to pay
And it's a ride, ride, ride, and there ain't much cover
With no one runnin' by your side my blood brother
On through the houses of the dead past those fallen in their tracks
Always movin' ahead and never lookin' back
Now I don't know how I feel, I don't know how I feel tonight
If I've fallen 'neath the wheel, if I've lost or I've gained sight
I don't even know why, I don't know why I made this call
Or if any of this matters anymore after all
But the stars are burnin' bright like some mystery uncovered
I'll keep movin' through the dark with you in my heart
My blood brother
should add a line or two about kick it to dusty?

sometimes doubt will make you feel rusty.
so bang it on the boot, in the direction of dusty.
 
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TigerForce

Richmond has a better list.
Apr 26, 2004
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Hardwick will equal Hafey’s coaching record in the Tigers’ blockbuster Friday night, Round 17, 2020 clash with Collingwood at the MCG.

And is scheduled to break Club ‘Immortal’ Tommy Hafey’s record for the most games coached in Tigerland’s history in Round 18 of the 2020 season. The Tigers play Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium in that round on Saturday, July 18 (an afternoon fixture).

Hafey 248 games
Hardwick 231*
Dyer 222
'Dual Richmond premiership coach Damien Hardwick'........hey Figgy....:mhihi
 

waiting

Tiger Legend
Apr 15, 2007
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This link was first posted by IanG on the Journos forum
https://footyology.com.au/the-inside-story-of-another-tiger-flag-triumph/

But the review of the book tells the story of Dimmas pre-GF address to the players.
Just further adds to Dimma’s status.
Thanks for that tenacious.

Another example of who Dimma and his players have become.

This cant be copied by other players/coaches. We have seen the end result of their attempts.
MANUFACTURED.
NO TOTAL BUY IN.
 
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kyuss

Tiger Rookie
May 13, 2012
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Just watched Dimma on the couch just after this years flag. Apart from being the greatest man alive, I noticed a couple of things.
Browny looks like he is genuinely in love with Dimma. He looks at him with this dreamy look in his eye. Secondly, I have thought this for a few years, but Ive now decided Dimma is definitely a smoker.
 
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craig

Tiger Legend
Aug 19, 2004
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Thanks for the link, Tenacious.
Good article from Connolly.
I really enjoyed Marshall's book about 2017 flag, so this will also be a ripper no doubt.

This sort of coverage of RFC's success just indicates how comfortable the Club sits with itself and the culture it has created among the coaches, players and staff.
As much as the other clubs in the comp might try and replicate RFC's intellectual and emotional property, they try in vain unless they really have buy-in from all, a spirit that is unique and a willingness to bind together in a collective fashion.
Long live the Richmond Man.
The key to keeping the Richmond man ethos is to have it continued even after Jack, Cotch, Shed and Tross are gone.

It is difficult to maintain a culture when those who implemented it and direceted it are gone.
 
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craig

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Aug 19, 2004
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BEAVIS ................in2010 , whodathunkit he's Clarko and Bomber Thompson 2.0.

On the verge of the arse and goes on to bring home multiple flags and create his own legacy in the history of the RFC and the AFL.
 
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TigerMasochist

Walks softly carries a big stick.
Jul 13, 2003
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The key to keeping the Richmond man ethos is to have it continued even after Jack, Cotch, Shed and Tross are gone.

It is difficult to maintain a culture when those who implemented it and direceted it are gone.
Not if you get genuine buy in from the second n third generation as the club evolves. That's not just players but Board, admin, coaches as well.
Coaches and admins etc are constantly spruiking about growing and developing young kids into quality adults. They all go about it in slightly different but similar methods with obviously varying results.
If the club holds to it's doctrines of caring for and supporting one another, accepting and sharing in the foibles, faults and differences of all the various people within the club. Most importantly of ensuring they need to enjoy being together, playing their footy n having shared fun as they grow n develop then there shouldn't really be an issue. The finals competitiveness and flag successes should be an enjoyable added bonus to the journey. Not the sole reason for existing.
 
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