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Richmond Tigers VFA - VFL History

Richmond Tigers Football Club

Known as The Richmondites, The Wasps, The Bees and The Tigers`

Originally wore a Dark Blue guernsey with a yellow and black stripped cap, the yellow and black striped guernsey was introduced in 1888.

1885: Club formed
1885: Richmond Tigers admitted to the VFA
Team P W L D F A
8th Richmond 18 4 12 2 31 72
1886:
14th Richmond 22 5 1 16 48 95
1887:
7th Richmond 20 8 4 8 66 73
1888:
5th Richmond 11 8 2
1889:
8th Richmond 19 7 1 11 62 102 30
1890:
11th Richmond 3 1 14
1891:
12th Richmond 2 3 14
1892:
8th Richmond 8 1 10
1893:
12th Richmond 2 4 14
1894:
11th Richmond 4 1 13
1895:
12th Richmond 4 11 3 80 124 22
1896:
13th Richmond 3 0 15 52 131 12
1897: Unknown??
1898: 4th in the VFA
1900: 3rd in the VFA
1901: 2nd in the VFA lost GF
1902: Premiers in the VFA
1903: 2nd in VFA lost GF
1904: 2nd in VFA lost GF
1905: Premiers in VFA
1906: 3rd in VFA
1907: 3rd in VFA
1908: Richmond Tigers joins the VFL.

VFA Flags: 2

1902, 1904

1919 - 1999: Richmond Tigers stand alone Reserves Team in the VFL/AFL Reserves competition.
See flags below

VFL - AFL Reserves Flags: 9

1929 - Richmond 12.8 (80) defeated Geelong 7.15 (57),
1946 - Richmond 7.15 (57) defeated Fitzroy 7.14 (56),
1954 - Richmond 10.20 (80) defeated Melbourne 4.9 (33)
1955 - Richmond 13.18 (96) defeated Footscray 9.12 (66)
1966 - Richmond 14.11 (95) defeated Collingwood 13.12 (90)
1971 - Richmond 14.14 (98) defeated Essendon 8.18 (66)
1973 - Richmond 17.18 (120) defeated Geelong 8.12 (60)
1977 - Richmond 19.18 (132) defeated Footscray 10.15 (75)
1997 - Richmond 17.12 (114) defeated Hawthorn 10.10 (70)

2000: Richmond Tigers stand alone Reserves team in the VFL

2001 - 2013: Richmond Tigers teams up with Coburg Lions to have a shared team in the VFL competition and is known as Coburg Tigers.

2014: Richmond Tigers rejoins the VFL

The highest score registered by the Richmond reserves was 34.22 (226) against South Melbourne in 1973.
Mark Jackson 131 goals in 1980 (a record by a Richmond player in any grade).
Brian Taylor 119 goals in 1981.
The most goals kicked by a Richmond player in a reserve-grade match is 15, which Brian Taylor scored against North Melbourne at Waverley Park on Easter Saturday 1981. That tally is a record for the most goals in a match by a Richmond player in any grade.
Jack Titus, 12 goals while filling in for the reserves, when they were short of players during the 1947 season. Titus was 39 years of age at the time.
Barry Richardson and Barry Teague both kicked nine goals in the Round 1, 1967 reserves match against Essendon at the MCG.

Special mention to Demonwiki.

NorthPort
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Thanks for posting Fumbler.. I think your mob are in for a pretty good season too. Hopefully Richmond cN draw some good crowds... And not just at Punt Road Oval.







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In 1980 Michael Roach kicked a century of goals for Richmond seniors, Mark Jackson kicked the ton in the reserves with Peter Lane doing likewise in the under 19s. In 1973 the tigers won flags in seniors, reserves and under 19s.

fumbler14
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Thanks NorthPort but i can't see the VFA Tigers going to well this season until they gel.

Crowds should be ok as soon as they open it to the public, even more so when the AFL Tigers play at the MCG after.

To vfa this history is only for the VFA Tigers, VFL Reserves, VFL/VFA, and VFL, not the whole Tigers history.

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In one of the early Grand Finals in the VFA Richmond lost by forfeit to North Melbourne as they did not want to pay if an umpire Allen was appointed. The VFA appointed Allen so Richmond forfeited a Grand Final. Imagine the outcry If this happened now.
Richmond VFL might improve marginally on Coburg's season in 2013.
Crowds should be pretty good at Punt Road and will be popular, especially for those looking for a game heading towards the MCG. Most games are linked.
Nick Carnell will be missed as he has stuck with Coburg.