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Tigers’ hunting grounds - Adelaide Oval

In the lead-up to the release of the 2019 AFL fixture, is taking a look at the competition’s current main playing venues from a Yellow and Black perspective. We kick off today with the Adelaide Oval.

10:49am  Oct 22, 2018

Lynch large lift for Tigers’ goal rating

A statistical analysis of each AFL club’s strike power up forward, following the competition’s recent trade and free agency period, shows how significant Richmond’s acquisition of Tom Lynch has been.

7:52am  Oct 20, 2018

Tigers not out of their depth

Although Richmond traded out four players during this year’s AFL trade period – Anthony Miles, Corey Ellis, Sam Lloyd and Tyson Stengle – the Club’s depth of playing talent is far from shallow.

2:14pm  Oct 19, 2018

Dusty a Chas chance

Tony Greenberg,  June 17, 2016 10:16 AM

Round 12: Dusty blocks out the Suns Dustin Martin does it all at the MCG.
Dustin Martin might just go close to the three votes in last week's win over Gold Coast

Dustin Martin might just go close to the three votes in last week's win over Gold Coast

At the midway mark of the 2016 season, Dustin Martin has to be rated a big chance to win the game’s most esteemed individual award, the Brownlow Medal.

The dynamic Richmond midfielder is currently in the best form of his league career.

He’s averaging 27.9 disposals per match, having produced two equal career-high displays of 38 touches in the past three weeks (Round 10 v Essendon and Round 12 v Gold Coast).

Martin received the maximum 10 votes in the prestigious AFL Coaches Association’s Player of the Year award for both those games and has moved up into sixth place behind Geelong’s star recruit Patrick Dangerfield.

By my reckoning, Martin has at least 12 Brownlow votes, 12 rounds into the season.  If he maintains his high level of performance throughout the second half of the season, he could well be taking ‘Charlie’ home – the first Richmond player to do so since brilliant centreman Ian Stewart back in 1971.

He is a proven Brownlow vote-getter, too, having polled 21 to finish seventh last year, 13 in 2014, 16 in 2013 and 12 in 2011.

Of course, there’s still a long way to go in the home-and-away rounds this season, but if you’ve backed Dustin Martin to win the 2016 Brownlow, I’m convinced you’re going to get a very good run for your money.