Game Chat – Melbourne v Richmond

Written by Father Dougal on July 5 2020

Where and when: Sunday 4th July at 3:35pm (AEST) at the MCG

Last time they met: Rd 20, 2019: Melbourne 9.6 (60) lost to Richmond 13.15 (90) 

What it means for the Demons: Two teams with one win enter; one team with one win leaves! Yeah, almost the same joke I used for the Crows and Dockers, but it’s so right there! The Demons really need a win to keep any sort of hopes alive. Although the game in hand can’t hurt. 

What it means for the Tigers: Two teams with one win enter; one team with one win leaves! The Tigers really need a win to keep any sort of hopes alive. If they are going to get their mojo back this would be a good time and a good team to do it against. 

Supercoach Watch:

Melbourne: Gawn for sure, although Grundy owners won’t have the C on him.  Satan Oliver of course, and Rivers is the donut that wasn’t for many backlines. Petracca may have some new owners, and Viney is probably owned by most of the people who added him R2. 

Richmond: Dusty is probably still owned by many who started with him or added in R2. 


Father Dougal’s Watch: Tom Lynch. ‘Cause I own him and want him to put up a big profitable score! If you are not  me, well, must be someone in this match you care about right? Really isn;t anyone extra special I think. As of now at least, post game who knows! 

Father Dougal’s Tip: I am once again feeling things evenish. Can I predict the winner will issue a grade A pounding to the loser, whoever those are? Someone by 30?  If forced to say who, the Demons are better after not having a week off. 


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27 thoughts on “Game Chat – Melbourne v Richmond”

  1. Ok Rivers here is your chance to show yourself. You are covering for many teams due to all the injuries last week to premos, so don’t let us down!


  2. Petracca started like a house on fire 7 touches halfway through the first on 25pts already


  3. Anyone got an explanation for Oliver having lower sc than dt? 7 touches, 6 effective, 4 contested, 2 clearances, no fa?.


  4. F@#k me the AFL has made a mess of the holding the ball rule. Players with no prior getting pinged for holding the ball.


  5. Those who thought the naismith/jacobs duet was clever must be kicking themselves. And add Viney after his r1.
    Grawn…that is all.


    1. Yep, don’t get cute with rucks when there are two that so clearly stand above the rest. Gawn + Grundy. This isn’t hard lol.


        1. Eh, not really. First few rounds, sure – but he only managed 137 v English last night, compared to Grundy’s 179 and Big Maxxy’s inevitable 200.

          Just don’t see how you can go past Gawn and Grundy.


        2. Goldstein was averaging more than both of those players coming into this round, and was $100K cheaper to start the year.


  6. I wonder who the Richmond players are that won’t be going to the hub.
    Hopefully not Pickett but if he stays in Victoria then he’s gone from my team


  7. Just now on radio commentary.”It’s been cut off by big Max Gawn.He hasn’t had the best of days the Melbourne skipper”.
    Andy Maher.


  8. Bloody Prestia got an ankle injury on 19 disposals I needed him to get 20 to get my multi up.


  9. Tigers have 3 injured on the bench

    Guessing Picket gets a run next week.


    1. yeah we’re beaten up now.

      See how bad the injuries are, lick are wounds and go north.

      Some our young guys played really well.


  10. FT SCORES….Tigers 12.7.79 def Demons 8.4.52

    Max Gawn 163
    Steven May 119
    Christian Petracca 111
    Michael Hibberd 103
    James Harmes 97
    Clayton Oliver 96
    Christian Salem 83
    Aaron Vandenberg 80
    Bayley Fritsch 79
    Tom McDonald 76
    Angus Brayshaw 76
    Mitchell Hannan 74
    Ed Langdon 68
    Jack Viney 59
    Adam Tomlinson 53
    Joel Smith 47
    Trent Rivers 46
    Jake Lever 45
    Jay Lockhart 44
    Kysaiah Pickett 36
    Jake Melksham 23
    Jayden Hunt 14

    Kane Lambert 159
    Jack Higgins 116
    Josh Caddy 96
    Dustin Martin 92
    Dion Prestia 89
    Bachar Houli 88
    Toby Nankervis 85
    Shane Edwards 77
    Noah Balta 77
    Jayden Short 76
    Jake Aarts 76
    Trent Cotchin 74
    Dylan Grimes 73
    Nathan Broad 70
    Tom Lynch 69
    Mabior Chol 66
    Jack Riewoldt 59
    Liam Baker 57
    Jason Castagna 56
    Nick Vlastuin 55
    Kamdyn Mcintosh 49
    Daniel Rioli 48



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