2011 Richmond Football Club season

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Richmond Football Club
2011 season
President Gary March
(6th season)
Coach Damien Hardwick
(2nd season)
Captain(s) Chris Newman
(3rd season)
Home ground MCG
Pre-season Pool stage
(0-2)
AFL season 12th
(8-1-13)
Finals series DNQ
Jack Dyer Medal Trent Cotchin
Leading goalkicker Jack Riewoldt
(62)
Highest home attendance 83,563
(round 9. vs Essendon)
Lowest home attendance 10,832
(round 17. vs Gold Coast
Average home attendance 42,784
(Increase 5,322 / Increase 14.2%)
Club membership 40,184
(Increase 4,224 / Increase 11.7%)

The 2011 season marked the 104th season in which the Richmond Football Club participated in the AFL/VFL. This season was Damien Hardwick's second season as senior coach. It was also the first season Richmond played against the Gold Coast, and was also the first time the club played a home-and-away game at Cazaly's Stadium in Cairns.

Season summary[edit]

The start of the 2011 season was hopeful for the Tigers. In round 1, the Tigers were in front at three quarter time, to lose by 20 points to Carlton in the traditional blockbuster. Media commentators and AFL fans alike noted Richmond's improvement. In round 2, the Tigers shocked the AFL world when they drew with grand finalists from the previous year, St Kilda, even with their goal kicking star Jack Riewoldt going down with a concussion in the first quarter.

In rounds 3 and 4, the Tigers suffered significant losses to Hawthorn and Collingwood, but showed promise in their fightback in the third quarter against Collingwood. Their breakthrough came in round 5, when they beat North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium in front of a packed crowd. This started a good run for the Tigers. Richmond defeated Brisbane in round 6, then Fremantle in round 7. This put them just outside the Top 8. They had a narrow loss to the Western Bulldogs in round 8.

In round 9, the Tigers had a big win against Essendon in the traditional "Dreamtime at the G" match after going in the underdogs. The crowd of over 80,000 people were treated to an intense game, with Richmond coming out victorious.

Richmond then had a complete form turn around, with a 15-point loss against bottom-ranked Port Adelaide in Alice Springs after the club decided to host the home game match interstate, a decision that was roundly questioned by fans and the media.[1] The bye followed, then another loss to Sydney. Richmond then had a return to form, beating Brisbane at the Gabba.

Richmond's poor form continued, with straight losses to Melbourne, Carlton, Essendon, Gold Coast and Geelong. The Tigers got a badly needed bye in round 19 and then travelled to Perth in round 20 to face the West Coast Eagles where they were beaten.

Richmond had a win against Sydney in round 21 and then also won their next two games, against Melbourne and Adelaide, but lost their round 24 match to North Melbourne.

2010 off-season list changes[edit]

Retirements and delistings[edit]

Player Reason Club games Career games Ref
Troy Simmonds Retired 93 197 [2]
Graham Polak Retired 38 111 [3]
Ben Cousins Retired 32 270 [4]
Tom Hislop Re-rookied 17 24 [5]
Dean Polo Delisted 56 77 [5]
Jordan McMahon Delisted 34 148 [5]
Adam Thomson Delisted 4 32 [5]
Relton Roberts Delisted 2 2 [5]
Alroy Gilligan Delisted 0 0 [5]

Trades[edit]

Date Gained Lost Trade partner Ref
7 October End of first round compensation pick
Pick 51
Richard Tambling Adelaide [6]
9 October Shaun Grigg Andrew Collins Carlton [7]

Note: All traded picks are indicative and do not reflect final selection position

National draft[edit]

Round Overall pick Player State Position Team from League from Ref
1 6 Reece Conca WA Midfielder Perth WAFL [8]
2 30 Jake Batchelor VIC Midfielder Dandenong Stingrays TAC Cup [8]
3 47 Brad Helbig VIC Defender West Adelaide SANFL [8]
3 51 Dean MacDonald VIC Midfielder Gippsland Power TAC Cup [8]
4 63 Tom Derickx WA Ruck Claremont WAFL [8]
6 94

(Rookie Promotion)

David Gourdis VIC Full Back Richmond AFL [8]

Preseason draft[edit]

Round Overall pick Player Position Team from League from Ref
1 3 Bachar Houli Half-Back Essendon AFL [9]

Rookie draft[edit]

Round Overall pick Player State Position Team from League from Ref
1 11 Ben Jakobi VIC Midfielder Coburg VFL [10]
2 28 Brad Miller VIC Utility Melbourne AFL [10]
3 45 Tom Hislop VIC Midfielder Richmond AFL [10]

2011 squad[edit]

Richmond Football Club
Senior list Rookie list Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coaches


Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain
  • Cruz Roja.svg Long-term injury list
  • Arrow-up.png Upgraded rookie
  • (B) Category B rookie
  • (vet) Veterans list
  • (ret) Retired

Updated: 18 August 2016
Source(s): [1], Coaching staff

2011 season[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Date Score Opponent Opponent's score Result Home/away Venue Attendance
Friday, 4 February All-Stars Match cancelled Away TIO Stadium/
Traeger Park

Richmond was to have played an exhibition match against the Indigenous All-Stars on 4 February, but the match was cancelled. The match was originally to have been played at TIO Stadium in Darwin, but monsoonal rain made the surface unplayable;[11] the league worked to move the game to Traeger Park in Alice Springs, but after concerns that either the match or the transport of players into and out of Alice Springs could have been affected by Cyclone Yasi, the match was cancelled altogether.[12]

NAB Cup

Round Date Score Opponent Opponent's score Result Home/away Venue Attendance
Pool Saturday, 12 February 7:15 pm 3.5 (23) Carlton 6.5 (41) Lost by 18 points Away Etihad Stadium 40,300
Pool Saturday, 12 February 8:20 pm 1.1 (7) Collingwood 7.8 (50) Lost by 43 points Home Etihad Stadium 40,300

Home and away season[edit]

Round Date Score Opponent Opponent's score Result Home/away Venue Attendance Ladder
1 Thursday, 24 March 7:40 pm 13.6 (84) Carlton 14.20 (104) Lost by 20 points Away MCG 60,654 14th
2 Friday, 1 April 7:40pm 14.11 (95) St Kilda 13.17 (95) Draw Away MCG 41,465 12th
3 Saturday, 9 April 7:10pm 6.16 (52) Hawthorn 17.13 (115) Lost by 63 points Home MCG 46,369 13th
4 Friday, 15 April 7:40pm 13.12 (90) Collingwood 24.17 (161) Lost by 71 points Home MCG 58,050 14th
5 Sunday, 24 April 4:40pm 17.10 (112) North Melbourne 14.19 (103) WON by 9 points Away Etihad Stadium 36,461 12th
6 Saturday, 30 April 7:10pm 18.16 (124) Brisbane Lions 14.14 (98) WON by 26 points Home MCG 37,438 10th
7 Saturday, 7 May 4:10pm 23.10 (148) Fremantle 14.15 (99) WON by 49 points Home MCG 34,090 9th
8 Sunday, 15 May 1:10pm 18.10 (118) Western Bulldogs 23.15 (153) Lost by 35 points Away Etihad Stadium 39,141 10th
9 Saturday, 21 May 7:40pm 16.9 (105) Essendon 13.11 (89) WON by 16 points Home MCG 83,563 9th
10 Saturday, 28 May 8:10pm 10.14 (74) Port Adelaide 13.11 (89) Lost by 15 points Home TIO Stadium 11,506 9th
11 BYE 9th
12 Sunday, 12 June 2:10 pm 9.11 (65) Sydney 9.21 (75) Lost by 10 points Away SCG 23,782 11th
13 Saturday, 18 June 7:10 pm 18.17 (125) Brisbane Lions 14.10 (94) WON by 31 points Away Gabba 21,510 10th
14 Saturday, 25 June 2:10 pm 13.13 (91) Melbourne 17.16 (118) Lost by 27 points Home MCG 61,900 11th
15 Saturday, 2 July 2:10 pm 12.9 (81) Carlton 28.16 (184) Lost by 103 points Home MCG 59,650 13th
16 Saturday, 9 July 7:10 pm 9.12 (66) Essendon 15.15 (105) Lost by 39 points Away MCG 55,442 13th
17 Saturday, 16 July 2:10 pm 9.16 (70) Gold Coast 12.13 (85) Lost by 15 points Home Cazaly's Stadium 10,382 13th
18 Sunday, 24 July 1:10 pm 7.9 (51) Geelong 17.11 (113) Lost by 62 points Away Etihad Stadium 33,761 13th
19 BYE
20 Sunday, 7 August 2:40 pm 14.6 (90) West Coast 22.15 (147) Lost by 57 points Away Patersons Stadium 38,106 14th
21 Sunday, 14 August 2:10 pm 14.15 (99) Sydney 7.14 (56) WON by 43 points Home MCG 34,337 13th
22 Sunday, 21 August 4:40 pm 17.15 (117) Melbourne 17.8 (110) WON by 7 points Away MCG 36,321 12th
23 Sunday, 28 August 12:40 pm 17.19 (121) Adelaide 15.9 (99) WON by 22 points Away AAMI Stadium 38,023 11th
24 Sunday, 4 September 4:40 pm 13.13 (91) North Melbourne 15.14 (104) Lost by 13 points Home Etihad Stadium 32,890 12th

Ladder[edit]

2011 AFL Ladder
Team P W L D PF PA  % Pts
1 Collingwood 22 20 2 0 2592 1546 167.66 80
2 Geelong (P) 22 19 3 0 2548 1619 157.38 76
3 Hawthorn 22 18 4 0 2355 1634 144.12 72
4 West Coast 22 17 5 0 2235 1715 130.32 68
5 Carlton 22 14 7 1 2225 1700 130.88 58
6 St Kilda 22 12 9 1 1891 1677 112.76 50
7 Sydney 22 12 9 1 1897 1735 109.34 50
8 Essendon 22 11 10 1 2217 2217 100.00 46
9 North Melbourne 22 10 12 0 2106 2082 101.15 40
10 Western Bulldogs 22 9 13 0 2060 2155 95.59 36
11 Fremantle 22 9 13 0 1791 2155 83.11 36
12 Richmond 22 8 13 1 2069 2396 86.35 34
13 Melbourne 22 8 13 1 1974 2315 85.27 34
14 Adelaide 22 7 15 0 1742 2193 79.43 28
15 Brisbane Lions 22 4 18 0 1814 2240 80.98 16
16 Port Adelaide 22 3 19 0 1718 2663 64.51 12
17 Gold Coast 22 3 19 0 1534 2726 56.27 12
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points for, PA = Points against


Awards[edit]

League awards[edit]

All-Australian team[edit]

Player Position Appearance
Nominated Brett Deledio - -

Rising Star[edit]

Nominations:

Round Player Ref
9 Reece Conca [13]
16 Jake Batchelor [14]

Brownlow Medal tally[edit]

Player 3 vote games 2 vote games 1 vote games Total votes Place
Trent Cotchin 2 4 1 15 17th
Dustin Martin 2 2 2 12 21st
Nathan Foley 1 1 1 6 50th
Brett Deledio 0 2 1 5 63rd
Bachar Houli 3 0 0 3 95th
Jack Riewoldt 0 1 0 2 128th
Ty Vickery 0 0 2 2 128th
Robin Nahas 0 0 2 2 128th
Chris Newman 0 0 1 1 167th
Shaun Grigg 0 0 1 1 167th
Total 8 10 11 55 -

Club awards[edit]

Jack Dyer Medal[edit]

Position Player Votes Medal
1st Trent Cotchin 236 Jack Dyer Medal
2nd Brett Deledio 203 Jack Titus Medal
3rd Dustin Martin 198 Maurie Fleming Medal
4th Bachar Houli 181 Fred Swift Medal
5th Ty Vickery 161 Kevin Bartlett Medal

[15]

Michael Roach Medal[edit]

Position Player Goals
1st Jack Riewoldt 62
2nd Ty Vickery 36
3rd Dustin Martin 33
4th Robin Nahas 29
5th Jake King 25

[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.theroar.com.au/2011/06/01/was-richmonds-darwin-experiment-a-mistake/
  2. ^ Niall, Jake (26 May 2010). "Tiger Simmonds to retire, won't play out season". The Age. 
  3. ^ Spits, Scott (27 August 2010). "Polak calls it a day". The Age. 
  4. ^ "Ben Cousins retires from AFL football". The Age. 17 August 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Clubs Delist And More Retire". Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Crows to trade two prime draft picks for Richard Tambling". The Advertiser. News Ltd. 7 October 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Carlton swap Shaun Grigg for Richmond's Andrew Collins". Herald Sun. News Ltd. 9 October 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f "2010 AFL National Draft: who your clu". 19 November 2010. 
  9. ^ The Learned One (7 December 2010). "2011 AFL Pre-Season Draft". Triple M. Archived from the original on 8 January 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  10. ^ a b c http://www.footywire.com/afl/footy/ft_drafts?year=2010&t=R&s=P
  11. ^ Foote, Nicole (3 February 2011). "All Stars gets the go ahead". ABC. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  12. ^ Foote, Nicole (4 February 2011). "All Stars saga ends with cancellation". ABC. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Richmond's Reece Conca named the AFL's Rising Star for round nine after Jack Rieowldt breaks the news". Fox Sports. News Ltd. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  14. ^ Holmesby, Luke (12 July 2011). "NAB AFL Rising Star round 16: Jake Batchelor". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  15. ^ "Trent Cotchin wins Richmond best-and-fairest award". heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  16. ^ "AFL Goalkickers for Season 2011". www.footywire.com. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 

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