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Possible omens for a Richmond Premiership

1980 & 2017

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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.






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