Richmond has been called up for the quarter-finals of the Champions League, with two Austrian Lei Montagna clubs reeling.
The Tigers dropped to 42 points in the fourth quarter on Saturday night, including 28 points, against the Sun.
In the game, Tom Lynch (Dam Strong), Ivan Soldo (broken thumb), Toby Nankervis (PCL) are injured, and Dustin Martin (Jumat) and Trent Cochin (Classic) are all sidelined, while Nick Vlastin misses.
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And now the tigers’ position is the eighth most vulnerable, with an equalizer against the ninth-ranked Saints, one game ahead of the West Bulldog, Sun and Port Adelaide.
Speaking on Fox Foot The first crackMontana has described Richmond’s “tragic blow” at the Gold Coast for a number of reasons, but believes the loss of another quarter will be “disappointing”.
“One of them scored four points. “They closed the door for five groups to enter one place (in the top eight).”
“Damien Hardwick’s disappointing side – they won the third quarter – only Geolong and Melbourne won the quarter-finals more than Richmond this year, but they are eighth, especially after a poor performance in one quarter. . ”
Of Richmond’s seven losses this year, he led only five in the fourth quarter (five rounds against Carlton, third round against St. Kilda, 11th round against Sydney, 15th round against Geolong and 17th round against Gold Coast). On top.
“This has been a bit of a trend for them this season, this is missing in the fourth quarter,” Montana added.
“If they lose eight, this can lead to depression. Those victories are not bankrupt, the losses are small.
Suddenly throwing one more flag – the way we all thought it was in the middle of the season – now they are in danger and if they go they will step on their own. Either I miss the eight or leave in the first week.
“I think they will still be fine, but so as not to miss the final and not have one more split with this team, they will lean on this amazing side and the other flag.
It is ahead of the Richmond races in North Melbourne (Marvel Stadium), Fremont (Marvel Stadium), Brisbane (MCG), Port Adelaide (Adelaide Oval), Hawthorne (MCG) and Essen (MCG).
Northern Melbourne legend David King observes that the lost leopard stars were “little riders” in the Gold Coast losses.
“They have suddenly recovered from what we consider to be their secret weapon,” Montana said. “And they didn’t get enough wins at the bank to make sure they came to an end.”