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Reasons to be cheerful in Melbourne…Take 2

Dear Rouleurs,

MMT has been floating around on cloud nine since last Saturday. Two near miraculous events occurred. The first, back to back premierships for MMT’s favourite AFL team, the rampaging Richmond Tigers. The second Jai Hindley took and briefly held the Maglia Rosa in the 2020 Giro d’Italia.

MMT will focus Giro result first. Eventually, Hindley finished second overall. Geoghegan-Hart from Team INEOS took 40 seconds off Hindley on the final stage’s time trial to cliche the title. The result was the best ever result for an Australian, surpassing Cadel Evan‘s third back in 2013. All the more remarkable, as it was the a 24-year-old’s third Grand Tour start and he had been riding as a domestique for team-mate Wilco Kelderman, in the midst of a pandemic. So to honour Jai Hindley, here’s a picture of the man himself, dressed up in Pink.

Here’s the man of the moment…Jai Hindley.

Before MMT moves on he should also point to the astonishing performances of two other Australians at the Giro, Rohan Dennis (INEOS Grenadiers) and Ben O’Connor (NTT Pro Cycling). Rohan Dennis practically towed Tao Geoghegan-Hart through the mountain stages of the last week and set up the Brit’s Giro victory. Ben O’Connor an unheralded West Australian, won the mountain stage 17. A big chapeau!! to both rouleurs.

Now the other reason, Richmond’s win in the 2020 Grand Final, was all the more surprising given the Geelong Cat’s 3 goal advantage in the second quarter. MMT had gave up that point and turned the telly off. MMT has been repremanded a number of times by team management (aka his wife) for loud and ‘blue’ language that might wake the team’s junior members.

Opps this photo may have been ‘acquired’ from somewhere else ūüėČ

So near 3/4 quarter time, MMT looks at the AFL app on this mobile phone and discovers, much to his disbelief, that the Tigers are now 2 points up…WTF…you beauty. Of course, the man of the moment was Dustin Martin, who kicked 4 goals on his way to a 3rd Norm Smith medal. In years to come the pundits will talk about how good this guy is. And to think the Tiges very nearly traded him to the Giants back in 2016. MMT thinks the Tiges dodged a bullet. Martin may be the million dollar man at Richmond, but few would argue that he’s not worth it.

Anyhooo…MMTis getting all misty eyed about the Tiges and its good time to sign off. One more thing….MMT has completed 9,000km in year for the first time…woo hoo ūüėČ

Until next time, keep safe, ride safe and go Tiges,

MMT

Grand Final Jitters….

 

Dear Rouleurs,

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  РRichmond 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 РDustin 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!!!!

Marv