OMG…MMT is still recovering from last Saturday night where the mighty Richmond Tigers despatched a star studded GWS Giants team. Being at the MCG filled to the rafters with Richmond supporters, was an amazing experience. The amount of noise being generated by some very one-sided barracking was deafening. Apparently at its peak it reached 126 decibels which is in realm of jack hammers and jumbo jets.
The Richmond Grand Final week experience has been nothing short of amazing. Here’s the short version.
Saturday 23rd September – Richmond defeats GWS Giants by 36 points to reach the Grand Final for the first time since 1982.
Sunday 24th September – Richmond VFL loses to Port Melbourne by 4 points. Sam Lloyd is named best afield to win the Norm Goss Medal
Monday 25th September – Dustin Martin wins the 2017 Brownlow Medal. Daniel Rioli wins Goal of the Year. More importantly MMT receives a grand final ticket out of the ballot. Trent Cotchin and Brandon Ellis avoid being rubbed out by the MRP.
Tuesday 26th September – Damian Hardwick is named 2017 AFL Coach of the Year.
Friday 29th September – Grand Final Parade
So celebrate this incredible run of Richmond achievement, MMT has posted a few photos from the Preliminary Final and from his lunchtime visit to Dusty Martin’s mural/Punt Road to celebrate the impending Grand Final.
Anyhow, that’s it from MMT. I’m off to the Grand Final which starts in about 2 and 1/2 hours. Go Tiges!!!!
OMG I’ve been YAFFed again. YAFF being short for Yet Another F*$%king Flu. I’ve recycled my daughter’s cold for the third time this year. Twice yaffed in this month of September, MMT has spent 8 days off work trying to ward off this rotten, rotten cold. I’m mean its not even the proper ‘flu’ that’s reached epidemic levels in southern Australia.
So that means MMT’s numbers for September will be well and truly sub-par…boooooo!!!
On a different tact, MMT’s Richmonditis has reached full blown status with every TV, newspaper and piece of social media commentary inducing nervous heart palpitations and, in some cases, a vertigo like feeling. MMT can not wait until tomorrow afternoon and the start of preliminary final against the Greater Western Sydney Giants. Speaking of which here’s the team lists.
Hopefully, the weather will be excellent tomorrow, the forecast is for a summer-like 27 degrees. That should be good for both cycling and football.
Fingers crossed, Go Tiges!!!
As a long suffering Richmond FC supporter, let tell you how good Friday night’s win was. I’ve written about what it is like as a fan to suffer Richmonditis several times in this blog. I wasn’t too hopeful about Friday night. The stats tell the truth of a one-sided contest between Richmond and Geelong going back to 2007 with a 13 game losing streak. Richmond hadn’t one a finals game since 2001. Daimen Hardwick holds the longest streak of AFL games coached (178) with out a finals win.
So how good was it…it was unbelievable 😉 The noise of 95,000 people at the G was like a grand final and I reckon Richmond fans outnumbered Geelong fans by 2 to 1.
So here’s a happy snap pilfered from The ABC.
MMT has 2 weeks to savour the afterglow of this incredible win. Next post I’ll be back on the topic of cycling.
Until then….oh we’re from Tigerland…boom…boom…
August was another month messed up by YAFF – yet another f&%king flu, at the start and end of the month. Given that August was a five week month, that lost time really hurt. Looking out the window at clear windless mornings while coughing up gunk off my lungs, just pissed me off. Repeated trips to the doctor, a chest x-ray and couple of courses of antibiotics still haven’t managed to get MMT back on the bike.
As a consequence, MMT only just scraped past his monthly target. Boooooo!!! MMT hates YAFFs. Overall I’m still about 695km ahead of the weekly accumulated target as of the 2nd September. MMT is hoping for much better health and progress in September. So here’s my monthly graph. Its distinguished by flatline totals at the start and end of the month.
In yet another statistical quirk, while the monthly kilometres was down, MMT’s average suffer score rose from last month’s 36 to this month’s 39.
My ride log is found here.
Until next blog, ride safe.