Afl grand final 2017
- AFL Grand Final 2017: Richmond secures first flag since 1980 with big win over Adelaide Crows
- 2017 AFL Grand Final
- Richmondís win was great for Tiger fans but troubling for the AFL
- Match report: Terrific Tigers end 37-year wait
AFL Grand Final 2017: Richmond secures first flag since 1980 with big win over Adelaide Crows
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Dion Prestia showed his worth as a recruit, Alex Rance played close to the perfect first half for a defender and fifth-gamer Jack Graham kicked three goals on a remarkable day for the football club. The Crows clearly controlled the game in the first quarter, with Rory Sloane and Eddie Betts kicking the first two goals within the opening five minutes. Richmond applied just pressure points for the term ó well below the standard they had set during their AFL finals campaign. The Tigers lifted their intensity in a frenetic second quarter that set up premiership No. Led superbly by their senior and best players ó such as Martin, Jack Riewoldt, Shane Edwards and Bachar Houli ó the Tigers willed themselves back into the contest, booting 4. That intensity and momentum continued into the third term, adding another 5. Every Tiger touch of the footy, every tackle and every clever tap drew enormous cheers from the yellow and black faithful.
Richmond is celebrating ó but is the rest of the AFL? THE AFL head honchos sat back with Cheshire cat-like grins during a minor round that featured more shock upsets and nailbiting finishes than any season in recent memory. But its success in creating an equalised competition was followed by an absolute flop of a finals series where just one of eight games was decided by less than six goals. Not only did September suck, there is also a distinct feeling among fans not wearing yellow and black or red, white and blue last season the AFL has produced two pretty ordinary premiers in the past two seasons. Richmond, and the Western Bulldogs a year ago, captured the imagination of the footy world with the fairytale runs to the flag. But will they be remembered as champion sides or just teams that found form at the right time and made the most of advantageous situations?
Then from 10AM it is the third instalment of the Fox Footy Longest Kick competition as a fleet of superboots compete to see who can clear the Yarra River. It is their first Grand Final appearance since The Tigers finished third on the ladder, defeating Geelong handily in their qualifying final and then a fortnight later downing the GWS Giants. But if Richmond wins, champion goalkicker Matthew Richardson will present the trophy to coach Damien Hardwick and captain Trent Cotchin. The band will be joined by pop singer Dani Im, who will sing the national anthem, and the iconic Mike Brady, who will perform Up There Cazaly. Adelaide is playing in its first Grand Final since , ending the second-longest active drought in the AFL. The Crows have played in two Grand Finals since their first season of , winning them both ó in against St Kilda and in against North Melbourne.
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Richmondís win was great for Tiger fans but troubling for the AFL
Adelaide claimed the minor premiership for the second time in their history, finishing on top of the AFL ladder with 15 wins, 6 losses and 1 draw, edging out Geelong via a better percentage. The Tigers improved immensely from their 13th-place finish last year, ending the home-and-away season with 15 wins and 7 losses 3 of which were by less than six points , placing them a very close third on the AFL ladder, their percentage giving them the edge over fourth-place Greater Western Sydney. Like Adelaide, Richmond faced tough opposition in the finals series but emerged with convincing victories. After a close first half, they ran away in the last quarter to defeat the higher ranked Geelong by 51 points in the qualifying final, which earnt them a week's break and a home preliminary final against Greater Western Sydney, which they won by 36 points. Both were played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground before crowds in excess of 90,, despite the first final being a home game for Geelong. This was Richmond's first grand final appearance in 35 years since the club having last won a premiership in and Adelaide's third appearance in the grand final the club having won their last two grand finals in and
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