Not the time to panic

Well, that didn't go as planned. I had high expectations that the Richmond Tigers were going to beat the Melbourne Demons on Saturday night. In the end, Richmond was comprehensively beaten.

My favourite player, Dustin Martin, played his 250th game. Melbourne defender Michael Hibberd limited Dusty to just eight disposals before Dusty was forced out of the game with a concussion. When Dusty doesn't fire, then the Tigers usually don't fire, which is what happened.

I must give the opposition some credit, as they outplayed Richmond all night, with Christian Petracca from Melbourne the best player on the ground with 38 possessions.

The Richmond Tigers now have three wins and three losses from their six games. There are sixteen games left in the season, and now is not the time to panic. The Tiger's have been in this position before. Losses early in the season, and injuries to key players, have been a trend over recent seasons. They are playing the long game, and they have shown in recent years that they are up for the challenge.

The next four games won't be easy, as the Tigers are playing teams above them on the ladder. If they don't win two out of the four games, it will be hard for them to make the finals. 

Regardless, I have confidence that my team will bounce back and that another premiership is just around the corner.

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