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Possible omens for a Richmond Premiership

1980 & 2017

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#1 Caveman

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 07:38 PM

  Here below are some possible omens for Richmond in the Grand Final. These occurrences deal with their previous Premiership year of 1980 & 2017

 

 

 1980: Richmond's last defeat for the season was at a suburban ground (against South Melbourne at Lakeside Oval)

 2017: Richmond's last defeat for the season was at a suburban ground (against Geelong at Kardinia Park)  

 

 

 

 1980: Richmond finished the Home and Way season  3rd on the ladder

 2017: Richmond finished the Home and Way season  3rd on the ladder

 

 

 1980: Richmond finished the Home and Way season below Geelong on the ladder

 2017: Richmond finished the Home and Way season below Geelong on the ladder

 

 

 1980: Richmond won a final against Geelong

 2017: Richmond won a final against Geelong

 

 

 1980: Richmond's Grand Final opponents (Collingwood) made it through after beating Geelong in a Preliminary Final

 2017: Richmond's Grand Final opponents (Adelaide) made it through after beating Geelong in a Preliminary Final

 

 

 1980: the Essendon coach had previously captained another club to their first ever Premiership in the VFL/AFL Competition - (Barry Davis in 1975 at North Melbourne)

 2017: the Essendon coach had previously captained another club to their first ever Premiership in the VFL/AFL Competition - (John Worsfold in 1992 at West Coast)

 

 

 1980: the Carlton coach hailed from Tasmania - Percy Jones

 2017: the Carlton coach hailed from Tasmania - Brendan Bolton

 

 

 1980: a rival club has as their incumbent captain- a Premiership captain from recent years who's surname is Scott (Don of Hawthorn)

 2017: a rival club has as their incumbent coach - a Premiership coach from recent years who's surname is Scott (Chris of Geelong)

 

 

 

 1980: the doyen of the Print media was enjoying his 1st year of retirement- Alf Brown

 2017: the doyen of the TV media was enjoying his 1st year of retirement- Dennis Cometti

 

 

 1980: the Premier from two seasons ago was Hawthorn. In 1980 Hawthorn and Richmond were still to met in a final

 2017: the Premier from two seasons ago was Hawthorn. In 2017 Hawthorn and Richmond were still to met in a final

 

 

 1980: Hawthorn's coach was the man that coached them to the flag 2 years before- ("Parko")

 2017: Hawthorn's coach was the man that coached them to the flag 2 years before- ("Clarko")

 

 

 1980: the Wooden Spoon was "won" by a team with the Lions nickname (Fitzroy)  

 2017: the Wooden Spoon was "won" by a team with the Lions nickname (Brisbane)

 

 

 1980: the Home and Away season contained 5 draws of which one club played in two of those 5  draws during the campaign (that it was St Kilda)

 2017: the Home and Away season contained 5 draws  of which one club played in two of those draws during the campaign (this time it was G.W.S)

 

 

1980: the Home and Away season contained as one of those draws, a game involving Collingwood playing against opponents who's home colours consist of red,yellow and blue

(that time it was Fitzroy)

2017: the Home and Away season contained as one of those draws, a game involving Collingwood playing against opponents who's home colours consist of red, yellow and blue

(that time it was Adelaide)

 

 

1980: the First round of the Home and Away season saw St Kilda lose to Melbourne  

2017: the First round of the Home and Away season saw St Kilda lose to Melbourne  

 

 

1980: the final round of the Home and Away season saw Collingwood beat Melbourne on the MCG

2017: the final round of the Home and Away season saw Collingwood beat Melbourne on the MCG

 

 

1980: the Grand Final coaches both sported a first name that begins with same letter - T

(for Tony and Tommy)

2017: the Grand Final coaches both sport a first name that begins with same letter - D

(for Damien and Don)

 

1980: the vote for President of the USA was to be won by a Republican -

 named Ronald

2017: the incoming President of the USA was a Republican -

 named Donald

 

 

1980: Richmond contest the Grand Final with a female Prime Minister of Britain less than 18 months into the job-

Margaret Thatcher- first ever female British Prime Minister

2017: Richmond contest the Grand Final with a female Prime Minister of Britain less than 18 months into the job -

Theresa May - first female British Prime Minister-since Maggie Thatcher who was there in 1980.



#2 Rodc

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 03:48 PM

G'day Caveman,

 

This is the first time I have read through this post properly.  That is an amazing job you've done - it must have taken hours of research to come up with these gems.  

 

I think it is about time you wrote a book mate - it will be a bestseller.  The amount of research you have put into the various topics on this website is incredible.  

 

Hope you are surviving the lockdown and lack of footy OK.  It will be interesting to see how the season eventually pan out when it starts.

 

Keep up the good work.






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