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Before Lance Franklin in 2008, who was the last player to kick 100 goals in a home and away season? Three-time Coleman Medallist Matthew Lloyd? Nope. Two-time winner Brendan Fevola? No, the closest he got was 99 in 2008.
After 17 rounds, Richmond sits on five wins and a draw from its 16 matches. Since a highly acclaimed victory over the Bombers in the Dreamtime match in round nine, the Tigers have dropped six of their last seven, with the only win coming over Brisbane.
What on earth is going on? Are we stuck in a time warp? I can’t believe that in 2011, before the season has reached it’s halfway point, the three premier football competitions in the country have had a collective four incidents where players have been racially vilified.
In 2008, the Federal Government relaxed laws restricting bookmakers from advertising. Although it took a little while to gather the momentum it now has, the government must not have realised the monster they had created.
Football in Melbourne is as big and as alive as ever. There is the recent success of Collingwood, the resurgence of Carlton and Essendon. But the biggest sleeping giant of all is without a doubt the Richmond Tigers.
It’s easy to get carried away in football. If a story is on the front page of the newspaper, if it leads the nightly news or takes up hours of talkback radio, most likely it is an ugly story. A scandal of some description. Sex. Drugs. Alcohol. Violence.