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Houli

zippadeee

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Oct 8, 2004
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A big rumour is Houli will retire regardless if the season starts this year.
Sad news if true
 

momentai

Tiger Champion
Jul 24, 2004
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Very sad again if true. He has been great both on and off the field. We have plenty of great leaders but you get the sense that he is respected by all.
 
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CarnTheTiges

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Mar 8, 2004
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He gave the impression at the end of last year that he is a year to year proposition. If he does retire, he can do so proudly and will always be fondly remembered at Tigerland.
 
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TigerFlag2017

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I suspect this period of inactivity will be leaving our older players vulnerable to losing that extra fitness level required to play at the top level
 

tigerman

Nank should grow a mullet.
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How good was Bachar in a our 2 grand final wins. Whenever he does retire he should be remembered as a Richmond great.
 
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craig

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I dare say he was going to retire at seasons end regardless.

The shame is we are losing a season where we may ......we may have been able to snatch another Flag.
 
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The Big Richo

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I suspect this period of inactivity will be leaving our older players vulnerable to losing that extra fitness level required to play at the top level
It's actually generally the opposite.

The more training years you have under your belt, the longer you maintain fitness and the quicker you regain fitness.

With the older guys it is more about managing their loads to prevent injury risk, the younger guys are more at risk of losing condition.
 

Bullarto Tiger

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I dare say he was going to retire at seasons end regardless.

The shame is we are losing a season where we may ......we may have been able to snatch another Flag.
I was very confident at season' start that it would be B2B this year.
It was going to be up to another side to snatch this year's flag from the Tigers ans I couldn't see it happening.
2020 may still be a goer but there's a way to go before footy kicks off again, I reckon.
 

zippadeee

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I dare say he was going to retire at seasons end regardless.

The shame is we are losing a season where we may ......we may have been able to snatch another Flag.
We have been bent over in every possible way.
Rule changes, flken virus, players retiring.
Why didn't this happen in 1989 or 2010?
 

TOT70

I'm just a suburban boy
Jul 27, 2004
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We have been bent over in every possible way.
Rule changes, flken virus, players retiring.
Why didn't this happen in 1989 or 2010?

You know what ,Zips, I have been thinking exactly the same thing for weeks. I would gladly have seen the AFL abandoned any year between 1984 and 1994 or any year between 2002 and 2012. I would gladly have not gone to the footy for a whole year then.
 

zippadeee

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You know what ,Zips, I have been thinking exactly the same thing for weeks. I would gladly have seen the AFL abandoned any year between 1984 and 1994 or any year between 2002 and 2012. I would gladly have not gone to the footy for a whole year then.
Yep.
How about all the new rules they have introduced in the last 3 years.
The only new rules i can remember when we were shiitt were "hands in the back" & the 'sliding" rule.
 

tigerman

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Yep.

The only new rules i can remember when we were shiitt were "hands in the back" & the 'sliding" rule.
Yes, who can ever forget the Richo rule when we were cheated out of winning that Dreamtime game, ****** hands in the back my arse.
 
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DavidSSS

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Dec 11, 2017
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How good was Bachar in a our 2 grand final wins. Whenever he does retire he should be remembered as a Richmond great.
Too right, he really turned it on when it mattered most, especially in 2017 when he was brilliant in the first half when it was up for grabs.

Comes across as a great human being too.

DS
 
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Baloo

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We'll never win 3 premierships with players like Houli in the team.
 
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daniel30

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Arguably our best player in both GF on par with Dusty always a big match player.
 
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Dont Argue

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We have been bent over in every possible way.
Rule changes, flken virus, players retiring.
Why didn't this happen in 1989 or 2010?
I initially thought the same.
That we were most affected by the lost season.
Then someone reminded me that if it had happened 10 years ago, we’d probably have been the first club to fold.
Money in the bank is as good as a Premiership at the moment.
 
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