Posts Tagged "AFL grand final"

Richmond. 6am Sunday morning. The first day of October. The streets are bare, the light is grey, the sun about to rise. An empty Punt Road Oval is to the right, Melbourne’s largest church behind it.

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The old adage that a champion team will always beat a team of champions has never rung truer than in the aftermath of Richmond’s 2017 AFL premiership.

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I’m an Adelaide Crows fan and I’m pissed off. For the fourth year in a row, a non-Victorian team has been robbed of winning the premiership by the AFL’s biased insistence on playing every grand final at the MCG.

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From the Editors: The Richmond Tigers won the AFL Grand Final yesterday, in a result that has made yellow and black fans very happy. But what if they hadn’t?

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Richmond’s recent history is potted with false starts and self-inflicted wounds, failed campaigns and rash decisions. This time around, the Tigers decided to do it differently, and be better, and now they’ve won it all.

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For the first time since well before I was born, the Richmond Tigers are premiers. What a time to be alive! Here’s the talking points from a drought-breaking grand final.

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Every year the Norm Smith medal is awarded to the best-performed player at the AFL Grand Final.

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The Richmond Tigers have won their first premiership since 1980 after a dominant performance against the Adelaide Crows saw them cruise home in the AFL grand final and claim a 108-60 victory.

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It wasn’t how it was meant to go for the Crows. Coming into the grand final as favourites, Adelaide were completely outplayed by the Tigers en route to a 108-60 loss in the final game of the season.

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The Richmond Tigers are premiers for the first time in 37 years, defeating the Adelaide Crows by 48 points the MCG in the 2017 AFL Grand Final.

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The AFL’s annual grand final sprint is always an interesting curiosity, giving fans and teams the chance to settle a pub debate about who really is the AFL’s speediest.

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Can you believe it? From a laughing stock in the off-season, the Richmond Tigers have done what few thought possible, breaking a 37-year premiership drought to upset the Adelaide Crows by 48 points on one of the great days in their long and proud history.

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Match report Richmond have stunned a vastly disappointing Adelaide Crows to win by a more than comfortable 48 points, and claim their first AFL premiership in 37 years.

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The Richmond Tigers have gone into halftime of the 2017 AFL grand final with a nine-point buffer, leading the Adelaide Crows 40-31 at the major break.

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The AFL Grand Final is finally here! The team here at The Roar have put our heads together and come up with some predictions for the big day.

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This weekend’s AFL Grand Final promises to be a beauty.

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The 2017 AFL Grand Final will be played at the MCG on Saturday, September 30. There is plenty to look out for in the leadup to the biggest game of the season, and The Roar‘s full day schedule will ensure you don’t miss a thing.

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Every year when the AFL grand final comes around, if your team’s not in it (an experience that, as a North Melbourne fan, I’m entirely familiar with) then you usually wind up picking one side or the other to barrack for on the day.

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Just as it did last year, the MCG will rock with greater-than-usual excitement on grand final day. Once again, a success-starved Victorian team is the underdog against a powerful team from another state.

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This week it appears the world is pretty much all about Richmond.

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