MMT’s enjoyment of AFL has been greatly reduced by the sudden loss of form from his beloved Richmond team. Tumbling from 7w 5l to 9w 12l as of today. Pretty much everything that could go wrong has gone, losing close games, night club indiscretions and a lascerated kidney for Dustin Martin all against the background of the COVID pandemic.
Now season is being closed out with retirements of club stalwarts, rumours of feuds with AFL HQ and general bad tempered sniping from Carolyn Wilson. This is all just starting to feel like 2012 to 2016…sigh. MMT just has this feeling after watching the young Swans team dismantle Richmond at the G on a sunny Saturday afternoon that things were amiss. The impression was further deepened by the trouncings the Tigers received from Geelong and Melbourne.
So where to now Tigers, what is the future without Cotchin, Martin, Riewoldt, Edwards, Grimes, Caddy?? Premiers 2020 to rebuild in 2022? Still 2017 to 2020 has been a thing of beauty. Lets hope the next premiership isn’t 37 years in the making.
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.
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.