A weekend where calculators were busy. ;Dsmasha said:Dees game ,last of the season to a packed, sunlit MCG cut deep also.
We had to win to make finals and didn't turn up.
Farmer ran riot and Melbourne cruised to an easy win and the huge throng of yellow and black went home unhappy.
I know I was gutted.
You have to be tough to be a Tiger.
I wasn't even born when that one happened, but my parents went to see it. My mother often spoke of it. Little was anyone to know that we only had to hang in there for another 6 years for a flag, and that we'd get 4 more after that, while the Aints still haven't added to the one they got in '66.Tiger Claw said:Had a quick look through this thread and could not see a reference to what was undoubtably the Tigers worst ever performance in a VFL or AFL match.
It was the debacle at the Junction Oval vs St Kilda in Round 16, 1961. On that Saturday afternoon, the Tigers were unable to score a goal for the entire match. They finished with a measly 8 behinds.
The final score was St.Kilda 12.19 to Richmond 0.8. How do I remember it so well...? I was just a very young lad, but I was at the ground that fateful day and the shame of it was burnt into my memory.
That loss to Sydney in 2000, geez I was livid. A lot of upset and angry supporters that day.Honeybuns ON FIRE said:I love making lists of things like this, and did so on my phone recently while traveling public transport!
I titled it - The Ten most Shattering defeats!
1-1990, Richmond v North! I was at the punt road end, good chance the western stand was closed as it was a lot in those days, with family friends who didn't really get footy. I think it was mitchell who kicked the first goal, and then that was all she wrote. I was only 8 or so at the time, but remember it vividly.
2- 1995, Richmond v North Melbourne, the 2nd meeting in the home and away season. We beat them on the monday before Anzac Day, and this match, led the by 45 points or something, ALL over them. Then Carey, single handedly, got them back in. I was 2nd tier western stand, behind the cheer squad (dad never let us join, just sat us right behind?!?) and it was awful. Went down by 10 points i think. The worst EVER, and i really mean that, in the back decision was paid to Brett Allison at a crucial point too. Remember walking out and seeing grown men kicking walls and bins, and walking back to richmond station with the family ABSOLUTELY gutter, smacking every post or sign with my home made umbrella flag. Dad said he wouldn't take me again.
3-1998- richmond v melbourne, round 22, just need to win, in the finals, and we crumbled badly. Was again, 2nd tier western stand, and vividly remember farmer taking that mark. Looked even better live.
4-round 1 2009 - The worst bit was during the 2nd quarter, a carlton fan behind me bellowed "You need another 5-year plan!" You don't want to hear that in the 2nd quarter of round 1, but i knew he was right!
5-2006 round 1, similar to above match, this time footscray beat us by 100 points. Enouhg said!
6-2007, richmond v geelong, it actually did become funny it was so bad. Doesn't hurt as much as some of the tight losses though.
7-2000, richmond v sydney at colonial, needed to win to make finals, and o'loughlan bobbed up with a goal. Truly awful, should have won, a lot of angry people that day!
8-1994-richmond v geelong at princes park. Sat i rain in front of heatly stand. I've heard people say we were never in it, but during 3rd, Richo had a chance to bring margin back to 10 points, but hit the post from not far out. Another 9th finish! We're not good at 1st or last round matches!!!
9 - 2001- qual final against essendon. Was standing behind goals at punt road end, and to be honest was some of worst behaviour from richmond supporters. But the false hope of previous week when essendon let us win, and lloyds 100th goal, terrible night, full of REALITY!
10-1996- Richmond v Sydney at Waverley! Lost by 2 points i think! Chris Bond kicked a "winning" goal, only for a free against richo for shepherding on the line! I smashed my above-mentioned flag in 2 on the old wooden seats at waverley, and again dad said he wasn't going to take me any more. He didn't keep his word thank god. That was Stuey Maxfields first game against us, and i remember that upsetting me. He was my absolute fave player!!
11- Draw against footscray at docklands couple years back. Was with some footscray supporters, sitting up on level 3, so no atmoshpere, and we were home. Until Jake king got his ambitions confused with his capablities and tried a pin-point pass. That game best reflected Wallaces reign, as Malthouse said, you're always a chance against Wallace coached teams, no matter how far in front they are!
12- Richmond v Essendon dreamtime match, when RICHO KICKED THE GOAL! He'd broken his FACE the week before, and then that soft in the back decision! SPITTING CHIPS!
2005, v's Melbourne, when Brown broke his leg. Not so much that, but we were on a roll, and once again, when expectations rose, we crumbled. And Brown's injury on top of that made it a lousy night at Docklands!
1996- round 22, Needed to beat North to make finals, and lost by 6 goals or so. Always kind of in contest, Richo kicked 6, but, again, failed! North did win the flag though.
Few honourable mentions - 1993/97 Richmond v Adelaide at Footy Park, both 130-140 point drubbings. And 1997 preliminary final, not richmond match, but absolutely awful to see Adelaide roll footscray! Same venue, losing to port in 2008 when tredrea kicked winner late, and when Jack's kick from 55 failed to get us over the line against the Saints and filthy little milne kicked 7!
I'm sure i'm forgetting a lot!
For over 50 years I have so many games involving the Tigers but that loss to Melbourne was an absolute stinker and low point in all my watching/viewing/supporting years of the Yellow and Black ... such a deflating and dispiriting match ... just no soul or respect for the great man on the day ... a very pitiful performance at the G.Hartbalme said:Yes, the Tommy game was the worst ever. It wasn't that we lost, but how we lost. No spirit, no guts. No Tommy. Devastating.
The only game where late arriving Cats supporters were bumping into early leaving Tiger fans. :hihi :hihi :hihiAs a few have already mentioned the 2007 Cats game was a standout; so brutal that it became numbing by half-time and you figured it's going this far you might as well see the record score kicked. Cats faded a bit in last quarter but that match beginning of their great era and Richmond still haven't beaten them since!
Yes we left at half-time, too. Bizarre to see a reasonably crowded train platform at Southern Cross. Yep - they were Tigers supporters wanting to escape the debacle an hour into the game...Ian4 said:definitely the Geelong game in 2007 for me. we were down by over 100 points at half time (you can probably count on 1 hand how many times that has happened in 120 years of footy). I used to have free parking at Etihad so I drove in with the ex fiancée. we left at half time which was the earliest I have ever left a game. part of me wanted to stay out of morbid curiosity.
I have sometimes thought was I too emotional about what was an ultra emotional week. Maybe because the Tigers to me are Tommy's Tigers. And that Melbourne game was the anti thesis of Tommy. On this and other threads I note others had similar feelings. All I know is I never want to feel so devastated due to the result of a football match Ever again.Bullarto Tiger said:For over 50 years I have so many games involving the Tigers but that loss to Melbourne was an absolute stinker and low point in all my watching/viewing/supporting years of the Yellow and Black ... such a deflating and dispiriting match ... just no soul or respect for the great man on the day ... a very pitiful performance at the G.