Game Chat – PF1: Richmond vs Collingwood

Written by Thommo on September 21 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: MCG, Friday, September 21, 7.50pm AEST

SUMMARY

Friday night’s blockbuster preliminary final between Richmond and Collingwood is 38 years in the making. The two powerhouses haven’t met in the post-season since the Tigers hammered the Pies by 81 points in the 1980 Grand Final, and this one is set to nudge a six-figure crowd. For all of Collingwood’s defiance of its lengthy injury list, it must defeat the reigning premier to have any hope of winning a first flag in eight years. The midfield battle will be titanic – Martin, Cotchin, Prestia and Lambert v Pendlebury, Treloar, Sidebottom and Adams – but can the Pies withstand Richmond’s famed pressure to kick a winning score?

WHAT HAPPENED THIS YEAR?

Round six: Richmond 16.17 (113) d Collingwood 10.10 (70) at the MCG

Nathan Buckley’s Magpies led at stages throughout each of the first three quarters, and as late as the 22-minute mark of the third term, but never by more than four points. The Tigers took an 11-point edge into the fourth quarter and kicked three goals in the next nine minutes to jump out to a 30-point lead that was never seriously challenged.

Round 19: Richmond 16.9 (105) d Collingwood 12.5 (77) at the MCG

There were many similarities in this one to the clubs’ earlier season clash, with the Pies near enough for much of the day and still within four points at three-quarter time. But the Tigers put paid to the Magpies’ challenge with the opening five goals of the last term. Dustin Martin and Jack Riewoldt each kicked three goals and David Astbury was excellent down back.

LAST FIVE TIMES

R19, 2018, Richmond 16.9 (105) d Collingwood 12.5 (77) at the MCG
R6, 2018, Richmond 16.17 (113) d Collingwood 10.10 (70) at the MCG
R2, 2017, Richmond 14.15 (99) d Collingwood 11.14 (80) at the MCG
R20, 2016, Richmond 14.8 (92) d Collingwood 11.11 (77) at the MCG
R2, 2016, Collingwood 13.9 (87) d Richmond 12.14 (86) at the MCG

Thommo’s Tip: Tigers by 25 points.

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6 thoughts on “Game Chat – PF1: Richmond vs Collingwood”

  1. NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    Richmond: Jason Castagna, Bachar Houli, Reece Conca, Jack Graham
    Collingwood: Adam Treloar, James Aish, Travis Varcoe, Brayden Sier

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  2. I am going for an upset. Collingwood to win.

    Mainly as if West Coast wins tomorrow I would rather play the Pies in the GF than Richmond.

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    1. Nothing to be sorry about…..better team won on the day. No disrespect to Dees or Eagles but I thought the best two teams played tonight. Thank the punting Gods that Motts couldn’t get my original multis on for the Punters Club (Richmond – Premiers). Hopefully the nags can get us a good collect……

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