Thursday, May 31, 2012
Is This The Best Richmond Team Since 2001?
At this stage of the season (Round 9) they had better records in 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2011. In '06 and '11 though their percentage wasn't too good, indicating they were a crappy team waiting to happen. In 2003 their percentage was alright but not as good as this year. This leaves 2005. In 2005 the Tigers had won 7 out of 9 games at this stage. However they had also played 6 of the bottom 8 teams. So I think there's a case to say that the 2012 version, which has had a tougher draw, is better. (Although if the 2005 team had not lost probably their best player at the time, Nathan Brown, mid-season they may well have made the top eight.)