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Known occurrences of a goal with first kick in League football
|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
Club Game No.
Next Club Game No.
|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|
|1442||George 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|
|1064||Keith 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.
|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
Richmond players who wore a helmet in a senior match.
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
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'-')
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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)