There was a bit of redemption talk going around before this game. Most of the talk said “you don’t get redemption for a grand final belting by winning a roster game”.
I am writing this in the lead up to the Round 11 clash with Port Adelaide. We were terrific in Rounds 9 and 10. But there’s nowhere to hide, we were awful against GWS.
Naish came in for Caddy, and we were also missing The Dads; Edwards, Houli and Cotchin. I felt we still outstripped GWS for talent, and I looked forward to beating them on their ground.
Which worked out fine except for one man, Toby Greene. I can’t stand him, and while I maintain he is not the amazing footballer everyone says; its a fact that he kicked five and won the game off his own boot. We kicked 6.14 which tells its own story.
The Benny Votes
Dusty (5) had a vintage night. Shai (4) in the midfield has been a revelation and he was creative and kicked a precious snag. Vlastuin (3) stood up well in defence, Short (2) played OK and Kamdyn (1) did some good things.
10: Lambert, Short
5: Higgins, Vlastuin, Cotchin, Eggmolesse-Smith, Martin, McIntosh
4: Grimes, Balta, Caddy, Baker
3: Prestia, Houli, Bolton
1: Lynch, Castagna, Chol, Graham
Blair Hartley Appreciation Award: for players who have joined Richmond from another club
(Eligible 2020: Caddy, Grigg, Houli, Lynch, Nankervis and Prestia)
Prestia, Houli 3, Lynch 1
Anthony Banik Best First Year Player:for anyone who was yet to debut before round 1
(Eligible 2020: Collier-Dawkins, Dow, Turner, English, Martyn, Cumberland, Aarts, Ralphsmith, Nyuon, Miller)
No votes yet
Joel Bowden’s Golden Left Boot:for left footers
(Eligible 2020: Chol, Nankervis and Houli)
Houli 3, Chol 1
Greg Tivendale Rookie List Medal:
upgraded from the rookie list during the current season
(Eligible 2020: Aarts, Baker, Chol, Eggmolesse-Smith, Stack and Pickett)
Eggmolesse-Smith 5, Chol 1
Maurice Rioli Grip of Death Trophy:
For the Tiges top tackler in 2020