The Big Day

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  1. Omexa

    Omexa Registered User
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    Hi, there is going to be a little bit of celebration today, the AFL Football Club Richmond that I have been barracking for 71 Years won the Premiership after a lapse of 37 years. I was born about 4 hundred meters from the Melbourne Cricket Ground (Capacity one Hundred Thousand and twenty four) on this Premiership Day just 3 short of Capacity. I lived in Richmond for 26 years and went to school there. http://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/tiger-time-richmonds-37year-flag-wait-over/news-story/10eaa44eeb805960931e78121bd8bdcf http://www.richmondfc.com.au/ Regards Ray

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    Ah they won did they? Dean was talking about it this morning.
     
  3. Omexa

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    16.12 (108) to 8.12 (60) Richmond by 48 points.
     
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    100,021 people attended the match. It would be fair to say the large majority supported Richmond.
     
  5. Omexa

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    You are dead right. I was there when it was the maximum for a Sport, Before the ground was fully seated, the Grand Final could draw attendances above 110,000. The record for the highest attendance in the history of the sport was set in the 1970 VFL Grand Final, with 121,696 in attendance. It was a nightmare with long lines at Toilets and Toilets overflowing. My mate and I left the Ground and went to the Cricketers Arms Hotel and drank Beer and watched the Match on a Big Screen TV in air-conditioned comfort. Regards Ray
     
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    I can still remember the last premiership although only just. As a long suffering Richmond supporter I booked a skiing holiday for the last weeks of September thinking that wouldn't be a problem.....I live a short trip from the 'G although in neighbouring Hawthorn. I no longer feel guilty about making my boys support the Tigers! Yellow and Black! Have you seen the video clip of Jack singing with the Killers in the after party? Classic.
     

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