I didn't say the Crows would lose - just that the Tigers had a chance. With our full squad at Adelaide Oval we would win this by at least 10 goals, now you might be a chance to get within 5 goals.
1/ You have the best defence statistically because you have played 3 of the bottom 4 teams!
2/ The Crows have THE most efficient forward 50 entries. Tigers forward line is revitalised because it was really crap before.
3/ You now actually have a ruckman, you lost a top 5 midfielder and replaced him with 1 average one and one who can't stay on the park!
As a Crows supporter I think we normally beat Richmond pretty easily: Riewoldt normally can't get a kick on Talia, Tex monsters Rance (or Tigers play Rance on Eddie), they don't have enough quality defenders to keep the other guys quiet, the midfield keep going backwards so the Crows wait for a mistake then go forward and kick a goal, Dusty does what he wants - but with Riewoldt quite he has nobody to kick it to.
But this year the Tigers might have a chance! No Talia, so Riewoldt might have an influence. We struggle against small forwards, so Rioli and Dusty might cause problems. The midfield is actually kicking and handballing forward. And we are down 2 key forwards - Jenkins & McGovern - 85 goals between them in 2016.
Nope, I think if you finish in the bottom 4 your forfeit your right to play on Friday night. It might stop the tanking.
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