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Misc Stats

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Misc Stats


Known occurrences of a goal with first kick in League football

Year
Player
Opponent
Venue
Rd 10 1911 Matt Incigneri Collingwood Punt Road
Rd 7 1955 Tom Hafey Collingwood Victoria Park (yet to find written evidence. His entry is based on his oral history)
Rd 8 1961 Edo Benetti Carlton Princes Park
Rd 4 1977 David Miller Collingwood MCG
Rd 1 1978 Dale Weightman Carlton MCG
Rd 5 1989 Richard Lounder Nth Melb MCG
Rd 24 1991 Nathan Bower Carlton MCG
Rd 12 1996 Ben Moore Adelaide MCG
Rd 7 2000 Aaron Fiora Carlton MCG
Rd 4 2014 Sam Lloyd Collingwood MCG
Rd 9 2014 Ben Lennon Melbourne MCG
Rd 2 2016 Jayden Short Collingwood MCG


Biggest gap between Richmond Senior games

Days
Player
Club Game No.
Date
Next Club Game No.
Date
3570 Billy Schmidt 71st Sept 2 1911 72nd Jun 11 1921
2765 Charlie Ricketts VFA Oct 7 1905 VFL May 3 1913
2744 David Cloke 176th Sept 25 1982 177th March 31 1990
2506 Alf Hill VFA Sept 28 1889 VFL Aug 8 1896
2149 Pat Davey 7th July 11 1936 8th May 30 1942
2065 Trent Nichols 56th Aug 4 1991 57th March 30 1997
1883 Frank Howard 1st May 8 1943 2nd July 3 1948
1848 Bill Mahoney 145th July 17 1915 146th Aug 7 1920
1687 Phil Nagle 7th Sept 6 1941 8th April 20 1946 Ri
1680 Bruce Tschirpig 8th Aug 28 1971 9th April 3 1976
1449 Frank Hughes senior 24th June 19 1915 25th June 7 1919
1449 Tom Graham VFA June 26 1886 VFL June 14 1890
1442George Threlfall 5th June 7 1919 6th May 19 1923
1414 Wayne Walsh 6th Aug 24 1968 7th July 8 1972
1393 Graham Gaunt 2nd Sept 2 1972 3rd June 26 1976
1386 Kevin Colls 2nd July 18 1942 3rd May 4 1946
1379 Ray Boyanich 61st Oct 7 1972 62nd July 17 1976
1344 Laird Smith 114th Sept 6 1941 115th May 12 1945
1337 Terry Smith 50th Aug 7 1982 51st Aprl 5 1986
1330 Daryl Vernon 4th Aug 8 1981 5th March 30 1985
1176 Hughie James 114th May 6 1916 115th July 26 1919
1134 Dave Lynch 4th June 9 1923 5th July 17 1926
1064Keith Millar 33rd June 25 1927 34th May 24 1930
1043 Anthony Smith 1st Aug 9 1969 2nd June 17 1972
1042 Mark Coughlan 83rd June 18 2006 84th April 25 2009
1038 Murray Thompson 3rd June 16 1973 4th April 19 1976
1036 Jack Sullivan 25th June 19 1943 26th April 20 1946
1036 Laurie Taylor 7th July 15 1944 8th May 17 1947
1029 Bill Burns 27th July 3 1909 28th April 27 1912
1015 Ralph Empey 15th July 18 1925 16th April 28 1928
1008 Bill Burns 54th Aug 9 1913 55th May 13 1916



Consecutive Richmond games where at least 1 goal was kicked.

Games
Player
Start.
Finish
54 Michael Roach Rd 1 1980 Rd 11 1982
48 Dick Harris Rd 18 1941 Rd 14 1944
45 Jack Titus Rd 9 1934 Rd 14 1936
40 Jack Riewoldt Rd 1 2013 Rd 20 2014
39 Jack Titus Rd 3 1937 Rd 5 1939
37 Jack Titus Rd 13 1939 Rd 11 1941
34 Brian Taylor Rd 18 1981 Rd 14 1984
32 Neil Balme Rd 19 1971 QF 1973
28 George Bayliss Rd 4 1919 Rd 2 1921
28 Jack Dyer SF 1947 Rd 11 1949
28 Jack Titus Rd 12 1941 Rd 4 1943
27 Doug Strang Rd 11 1932 Rd 14 1934
26 Kevin Bartlett Rd 12 1982 Rd 18 1983
25 Matthew Richardson Rd 1 1999 Rd 3 2001



Goal after siren to win match
1904- Ernest McDonald vs West Melb
1932 - Doug Strang vs Carlton
1966 - Blair Campbell vs Sth Melbourne (Blair's debut and 20th birthday)
1981 - Paul Sarah vs StKilda
2009 - Jordan McMahon vs Melbourne
2016 - Sam Lloyd vs Sydney




UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Richmond players who wore a helmet in a senior match.
Michael Mitchell.
Trent Cotchin
Graham Polak
Clinton King
Tony Free
Chris Hyde
Chris Bond
Allan McKellar
Michael McKenna
Ben Griffiths
Trent Nichols ?
Mark Lee ?



Richmond players who wore glasses in a senior match
1917 - Sid Reeves.


Early references to 'Tiger' or 'Tigers' in Richmond Football related article.
1890, Aug 9 - The Leader
"Both sides worked like tigers, and for a time neither granted a perceptible advantage"

1892, Sept 10 - The Weekly Times
"Before the locals could properly realise what was going on , their three goals lead had disappeared, and the necessity confronted them of fighting like tigers for a bare draw"

1894, May 9 - The Australasian
"Two men stood out boldly amongst the Richmondites, viz. Parker and Taylor. The former was all day on the ball , working like a tiger..." Although a passing reference and not a personal - let alone a team - moniker, this phrase is possibly the earliest written reference to a Richmond player, by name, as a tiger.

1908, May 7 - Punch
"...and they notched three sixers before the striped Tigers woke up to the view the morning sun" This article also has Punch calling Richmond 'Zebras'. Possibly the earliest reference to the Richmond team as 'Tigers'

1908 , June 4 - Punch
"Richmond however finished the last quarter like tigers, and put on twenty-seven points to the others' nine. 'The Tigers' is not only an appropriate name for the Yellow and Black, but certainly applies to any team that that can show the finish Richmond did on this occasion"

1909, June 3 - Punch
'My opinion freely expressed last season, that the Tigers were difficult to 'track' in their own jungle has always been amply borne out"

1910, May 7 - Richmond Guardian
The football columnist for The Richmond Guardian, “Quiz” refers to the Richmond team as “the tigers”. The Richmond Guardian will use the term regularly from now on.


1910 May 26 - Punch
'The Tigers Bite The Dust' , one of the earliest references of 'Tigers' in an article headline.

1910, July 2 - Punch
"Abbott, James and McGuire battling like striped tigers against the Southern onslaught"




Early references to 'Tigerland' in a football sense.
(nb: In 1894, Tantanoola FC was referenced as 'Tigerland' and 'Tigerlanders'. The team played out of South Aust)

1924, July 9 - Sporting Globe
A fine spirit of brotherly feeling has always existed between the cricket and football clubs in Tigerland

1927, July 28 - Table Talk
All roads will lead to Richmond next Saturday, for that is the day that the inhabitants of Tigerland have been waiting for so long - the day when the locals meet Collingwood


1928, Apr 25 - Sporting Globe
They must have some great defenders in Tiger-land, anyway...


"Eat 'Em Alive" reference specifically to Richmond

Dec 16 1920. The Advocate, page 28
As part of a sports program, including a Draught Horse Derby, for thoroughbreds are held.
Eat 'Em Alive by The Tiger (owner Dan Minogue) rider Ginger Moffat

28 May 1921, The Mirror (WA) , page 4
Johnny Campbell Impresses Victorians.Campbell, the West Australian, has been a great attraction at Richmond's practice games. He is a two-footed, kicker, and can mark sky high. All the big Tigers and all the little Tigers feel that they should eat-'em-alive-o if they could get at the W.A. Leaguers who refused to transfer him.

16 June 1921, The Barrier Miner, page 4
At the same court Charles Frederick Bladen, in defending a charge of having behaved in an offensive manner at a football match at Fawkner Park. South Yarra, on June 11, said that all he said was. "Eat 'em alive. Tigers!" The bench imposed a fine of £1. but warned the defendant that if he appeared again on a similar charge he would be fined 10 pounds

18 June 1921, The Argus, page 7
Imagine a semi-final with 36 women playing in front of thousands of she-barrackers-"You mean barracquettes, m' dear. Shouting 'Eat 'em alive, Tigresses!'

30 June 1921, The Cobram Courier, page 3
A good eighteen has been chosen to meet the 'Tigers' (whose barrackers' mild spur-cry is 'Eat 'em alive'-')

4 August 1921,The Advocate, page 26
The Pivotonians were accompanied to town by an ardent crowd of Sleepy Hollow, but the "Eat-'em-alive-on locals outbarracked them as the game progressed.


Stawell Gift runners
1899 - Norm Clark (future Richmond coach) - Winner
1909- Harry Rigby - Winner
1912 - Ernest Carter - Winner
1927- Tom Dunne (future Richmond player) - 2nd place
1948- Tom Brudenall - Winner (Richmond FC 2nds circa 1945/46)
1956- Bill Williams - Winner


Richmond Families (under construction)
(bold indicates the played Senior football for Richmond)

Charles Backhouse, George Backhouse, William Backhouse - all brothers who played in VFA.

Percy Bentley , brother of Bill Bentley (Reserves 1924-1926)

Jack Bissett , father of Ray Bissett (trained with Richmond in 1945)

Frank Bourke, father of Francis Bourke, and grandfather of David Bourke

Brothers Brendan Bower, Nathan Bower, and Darren Bower all played senior football

Keith Cook identical twin brother of Fred Cook
Cecil Cook (trained with Richmond 1945), younger brother of Keith and Fred.
It looks like all 3 Cooks played in the same Reserves game Rd 14 1945 (and perhaps other games)

Laurie Cahill (1943 premiership), brother Of John V Cahill, who was signed by Richmond
(side note: John V Cahill is the father of SANFL legend John Cahill)


John 'Jack' Dyer father of John Dyer Jnr

Donald Don, father of Ken Don (trained with Richmond 1945)

Don Fraser, father of Don Fraser Jnr


Brothers Bill Grant, Geoff Grant (1936-38 Seniors) , Colin Grant all played Rd 5 1938 Reserves match

Percy Gibb (1902-03), brother of Len Gibb (1914)

Dan Guinane, father of Paddy Guinane

Royce Hart, father of Simon Hart (Reserves)

Herbert Martin played Reserves 1939 (and died in Army training accident in 1941). His brother Gordon Martin also played for trained with Richmond, and possible played for Reserves in 1942 / 1944 seasons)

Edward 'Ted' James 'Janey' O'Neill (1900) , father of Kevin O'Neill (1930-1941)

Sid Reeves, father of Jack Reeves (trained with Richmond in 1945)

Alan Bull Richardson father of Matthew Richardson
Roger Richardson is brother of Alan ,and uncle of Matthew

George Smith, Richmond's first VFA captain, his son was Dave Smith (1914), and Jack Smith (VFA 1905-1906)

Jack Sullivan (1941-1943,1946) , brother of Leo Sullivan (trained with Richmond in 1945)

Brothers Tom Watson, Dave Watson, Joe Watson, and Will Watson all played in August 3 1898 match vs Port Melbourne

William Wells , father of Charlie 'Chinger' Wells, and grandfather of Billy 'Jumbo' Wells

Charlie Williams , father of Brian Williams, (trained with Richmond in 1945)



Richmond Teams Undefeated during a season
1955 Richmond Fourths. (won every game except for the Grand Final. Lost by 1 pt)
1966 Richmond Reserves (including the Grand Final)

Highest winning margins by a Richmond side, all levels.
244 points - Richmond Fourths (36.28.244 ) def Sth Melb United 0.0.0 (29 May 1954)
241 points - Richmond Reserves (37.30.252) def Geelong Reserves 1.5.11 at Punt Road (Rd 17 1947)
188 points - Richmond Reserves (33.21.219) def Nth Ballarat (4.7.31) at Punt Road (Rd 1 2017)
186 points - Richmond Reserves (34.22.226) def Sth Melb Reserves (6.4.40) (Rd 21 1973)
176 points - Richmond Reserves (32.19.211) def Fitz (5.5.35) (Rd 18 1966)
168 points - Richmond Seniors (30.19.199) def Nth Melb (4.7.31) at Punt Road (Rd 2 1931)
164 points - Richmond Reserves (30.19.199) def Fitzroy (4.11.35) (Rd 8 1936)

Fewest losses in a season:

Year W L D
1920 15 3
1932 16 3 1
1934 17 3
1967 17 3
1921 15 4
1931 16 4
1966 13 4 1


Consecutive games without a loss: (Seniors)

W/L Rounds
12 1932 R11 - 1933 R2
12 1972 R14 - SF replay (1 draw)
12 1980 R3 - R14 (1 draw)
10 1934 R13 - 1935 R2
10 1967 R13 - 1968 R2
9 1921 R13 - 1922 R1
9 1930 R4 - R12
9 1974 R13 - R21
9 2014 R15 - R23

Consecutive games without a loss: (Reserves)
27 | Rd 15 1965 - Rd 3 1967 (incl the 1966 GF, and 1966 season undefeated)
22 - Rd 4 1973 - Rd 1 1974 (incl the 1973 GF)

Consecutive games without a loss: (Under 19s)
18 - Rd 13 1973 - Rd 6 1974 (incl the 1973 GF)

Most behinds by Richmond in a match

Year Round G B Opp R
1967 16 23 30 Ha W
1946 18 16 29 Ca W
1929 17 18 28 Sy W
1945 11 14 28 Ge W
1969 3 13 28 NM L
1947 1 18 27 NM W

The North defeat is the only one among the 21 times we've kicked 25+ behinds.