What are you looking forward to in 2020...?

TigerMasochist

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I'm looking forward to more innovation in 2020. How about this for audacious?

The Tigers become the first club to adopt a situation selection policy. That is, we pick the side on a horses-for-courses basis.

The coach hinted at such a thing late in the season when discussing the way he'd deploy the rucks. Not only did he talk about 1 ruck vs 2 rucks but he also considered varying the mix of Chol, Nankervis and Soldo depending on the opponent.

With a list as deep as ours, could you imagine each player being managed for, say, 15 games in the H&A then hitting the finals as fresh as a daisy?

And could you imagine analysis so deep and insightful that even the great players (Rance, Martin, etc) are rested for matches because they are surplus to needs on any given week?

Yeah, I know players want to play and continuity is important.

But look at how damn fresh we were on grand final day, in part on the back of Caddy, Cotchin, Nankervis, Riewoldt, Pickett and Short missing big chunks of the season.

And we did it while "walk-up starts" Rance, Stack, Grigg, Graham and Higgins weren't even there.

It was also great to see CCJ, DES, Balta, Naish and Ross get good game time this season... and not look out of place.

Of course it won't happen, but if any club has the list to pull it off, it's ours.
Outrage from the media would be totally off the planet. Disrespecting our opponents n treating the comp with contempt. They'd be splattering all over us like a massive wet fart if we dropped an expected win or ( dare I contemplate ) lost a final while doing something like this.
 
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MD Jazz

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I said Broad is under rated and I stand by that. Balta's not a shutdown defender like Broad and I don't think he ever will be.

If you're just trying to nitpick my post for the sake of nitpicking, I'm really not in the mood. Find someone else to play with.
Too busy stalking mutton?
 
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UKTiger

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You're underselling Broad. Not glamorous, not special, but does his job well. This year he stayed anchored to the back line but when we had Rance you'd often see Broad carrying the ball forward.
You don't have to get big stat numbers to be important to our structure and game plan. I like what Broad does and the way he goes about it/ As you say, not glamorous, but so effective
 
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Letsroar

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Outrage from the media would be totally off the planet. Disrespecting our opponents n treating the comp with contempt. They'd be splattering all over us like a massive wet fart if we dropped an expected win or ( dare I contemplate ) lost a final while doing something like this.
With a list as deep as ours The need to give the kids some experience during the year The need to ensure that the stars are fit and the role players can be
This makes sense
 

Letsroar

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May 19, 2014
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With a list as deep as ours The need to give the kids some experience during the year The need to ensure that the stars are fit and the role players can be
This makes sense
Sorry quoted the wrong section referring to the horses for courses approach. Rather go with a combined horses for courses and not playing players whose injury impedes them or they need to take injections to play.
 

TigerForce

Richmond has a better list.
Apr 26, 2004
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We won't be looking forward to this possibility:
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But...Gestapo Gil insists....
 

CarnTheTiges

This is a REAL tiger
Mar 8, 2004
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I just like being referred to as ‘the premiers’ all season long.
Me too. After ‘17, I asked a mate who supported another flag winning team how long the euphoric feeling lasted, and he said to the point in the following season where you realise you can’t win it again. It’s like a drug.
 

The Big Richo

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I'm looking forward to seeing the different dynamic in our premiership defence caused by guys missing out.

Our charmed injury run in 2017 meant we didn't really have anyone miss out but this year we have Rance, Higgins, Graham, Stack, McIntosh and Ross who will all be burning.
 
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TigerForce

Richmond has a better list.
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I'm looking forward to seeing the different dynamic in our premiership defence caused by guys missing out.

Our charmed injury run in 2017 meant we didn't really have anyone miss out but this year we have Rance, Stack, Graham, Stack, McIntosh and Ross who will all be burning.
True. Everyone's eyes will be on Rancey in R1. Just hope it doesn't happen again to him (and to us)
 

aoc1974

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I'm looking forward to seeing the different dynamic in our premiership defence caused by guys missing out.

Our charmed injury run in 2017 meant we didn't really have anyone miss out but this year we have Rance, Stack, Graham, Stack, McIntosh and Ross who will all be burning.
Gee it appears Syd is doing a double burn.... hopefully there's something left of him come round 1 ;)
 
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tigerman

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I'm looking forward to the fixtures being released............ giving us the last 7 games at the G, just to p!ss everyone off again.
 
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aoc1974

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I'm looking forward to the fixtures being released............ giving us the last 7 games at the G, just to p!ss everyone off again.
Yep... that Cornes knob was at it again during the week.... reckons we should have played wc and Brisbane at Marvel. .... dunno how he was planning we fit the xtra 15 to 20 k that were at those games in.
I suppose when you spent the majority of your career playing in front of ad tarps.... the footy loving supporters don't count.
 
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tigerman

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Yep... that Cornes knob was at it again during the week.... reckons we should have played wc and Brisbane at Marvel. .... dunno how he was planning we fit the xtra 15 to 20 k that were at those games in.
I suppose when you spent the majority of your career playing in front of ad tarps.... the footy loving supporters don't count.
Yep, he's a dead set tool isn't he, he's got a real hatred of Richmond.

Wouldn't be surprised if he got the arse as a fireman for starting fires...because he's good at starting them in the media.
 
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Butch67

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Yep... that Cornes knob was at it again during the week.... reckons we should have played wc and Brisbane at Marvel. .... dunno how he was planning we fit the xtra 15 to 20 k that were at those games in.
I suppose when you spent the majority of your career playing in front of ad tarps.... the footy loving supporters don't count.
So that would then mean we would have 11 games at the G, less than SA & WA clubs have at their home grounds. There would be whinging that the interstate sides dont get to play at the G either.
 
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aoc1974

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Yep, he's a dead set tool isn't he, he's got a real hatred of Richmond.

Wouldn't be surprised if he got the arse as a fireman for starting fires...because he's good at starting them in the media.
I get what his whole 'thing ' is..... talk crap, make inflammatory statements, radio click bait rubbish.
The bloke running Crocmedia sees it as part of the business model and when you have a stooge who's like a performing seal on the books, then here's the end product.
Cornes is lucky to a large degree because he won't lose his credibility as he's never had any.
 
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