Commonly referred to as the Tigers, Richmond Football Club has long been a part of Australian football having been formed in 1885. Over its history the club has certainly felt both the highs and lows associated with the sport, but can look back over the years with pride seeing as they boast ten premiership titles and a long list of star players to have donned the Richmond jersey.
Richmond Tigers Information
Home Ground: MCG
Colours: Yellow and Black
Number of Premierships Won: Ten (1920, 1921, 1932, 1934, 1943, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1974 & 1980)
Number of Minor Premierships Won: Eight (1920, 1933, 1934, 1943, 1944, 1967, 1974 & 1982)
Founded in 1885, the Richmond Tigers started slow in the world of Australian football not really finding any notable form throughout the early 1900’s, so was not invited to join the VFL (Victorian Football League) until 1908.
After World War I Richmond picked up the pace, outplaying some of the more established sides in the league and established arch rivalry with Carlton and Collingwood –still present to this day. During the 1930’s, the industrial blue-collar area of Richmond saw the working-class fans form a strong bond with the club, and built a huge following throughout the decade.
Over the course of Richmond’s history they have won the flag ten times, but despite the highs they have endured the lows almost folding in 1990 due to an incredible debt the club had accrued. However since the mid 90’s Richmond have steadily found their bearings financially, but struggled to find improvement on the oval. Over the past ten years or so if Richmond has not nabbed the unfavourable wooden spoon, they have been in the bottom half of the table and so surely the tides will change over the coming years.
Emblem, Colours & Guernseys
The Richmond Tigers’ logo is simple and incredibly identifiable. Consisting of the head of a roaring tiger, the image flaunts the clubs colours of black and yellow with a black circle around the head which has ‘Richmond Tigers’ written in yellow text.
The black and yellow are carried through to the home and clash guernseys worn by the players. The home jumper is black with a yellow sash which goes from the top left corner to the bottom right, while the clash jumper is the same but with the addition of yellow side panels and inverse numbers on the back.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is where the Richmond Tigers play their home grounds, and able to hold up to 100,000 spectators can often draw quite the crowd of roaring fans. Located in Yarra Park East Melbourne, the MCG is conveniently located just a few hundred metres away from the Tigers training ground – the Punt Road Oval.
There are around 35,000 Richmond fans signed up as members at the moment, so if you consider yourself to be a Tiger through-and-through why not sign up yourself? Memberships offer all sorts of benefits such as reserved seats so you can get your perfect view every game, Grand Final security upgrades and even special memberships if you live interstate and cannot make it to every home game, but checkout the websites for more details.
Tiger ‘Stripes’ Dyer is the mascot for the Richmond Tigers and has been for years. Named after the legendary AFL player Jack ‘Captain Blood’ Dyer, Tiger is present at every Richmond home game, and is one of the leading roarers from the sidelines.
Best Bet To Make
The Tigers have proved to their critics from the beginning of the season they have what it takes to win games, although could still be a contender to end the season with the wooden spoon. When it comes to winning home and away – the Tigers are 50/50 so do not base a punt on whether or not Richmond are at home. Often a worthy wager is when the Richmond side are up against the bigger clubs as a combination of the Tigers upping their performance, and the opponent’s often over-confidence results in Richmond beating the odds and paying out high rewards. So why not put this information into action, and head to Ladbrokes.com.au today and sign up within minutes so you can get the best odds and deals going.