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Good effort Richo

Postby loris » Mon 13 Nov 2017 1:26pm

AR has spent his time away from the club walking the Kokoda Trail. Tramped it with his wife and two sons.
I admire the way Richo endeavours to keep his life in balance and not be totally consumed by AFL football.
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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby bigcarl » Mon 13 Nov 2017 1:41pm

Good work. Not an easy stroll I’m told
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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby saintbrat » Mon 13 Nov 2017 3:12pm

http://www.saints.com.au/news/2017-11-1 ... richardson
Richardson, who inked a two-year contract extension last month that ties him to the club until the end of 2020, spent the last part of his time away from the club trekking the Kokoda Trail with his wife and two sons.

“It was an incredible trip. We all hear the stories when others go over about how challenging it is, so to be able to do that with my two sons and my wife was just a terrific experience,” Richardson said.

“It’s something we wanted to do as a family for a while. There are some great things that happen to your family when you’re a coach, but there’s really some compromises at times in terms of the quality time.

“So this was no phones, no social media, there was nothing but spending a lot of time with each other so that was valuable.
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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby WellardSaint » Mon 13 Nov 2017 3:52pm

No phones?
What about medivac if a peraon gets hurt,
ankle sprain etc
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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby thejiggingsaint » Mon 13 Nov 2017 4:06pm

WellardSaint wrote:No phones?
What about medivac if a peraon gets hurt,
ankle sprain etc


Well I guess the Diggers had to cope without such things. So good on Richo for at least replicating SOME of the conditions faced by our servicemen.
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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby WellardSaint » Mon 13 Nov 2017 4:26pm

thejiggingsaint wrote:
WellardSaint wrote:No phones?
What about medivac if a peraon gets hurt,
ankle sprain etc


Well I guess the Diggers had to cope without such things. So good on Richo for at least replicating SOME of the conditions faced by our servicemen.


But what is a 'peraon'? :mrgreen:

True, they had no phones back then
It would be disrespectful to take selfies I imagine,
folks should be more solemn and its not a funrun, hey
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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby skeptic » Mon 13 Nov 2017 7:47pm

WellardSaint wrote:
thejiggingsaint wrote:
WellardSaint wrote:No phones?
What about medivac if a peraon gets hurt,
ankle sprain etc


Well I guess the Diggers had to cope without such things. So good on Richo for at least replicating SOME of the conditions faced by our servicemen.


But what is a 'peraon'? :mrgreen:

True, they had no phones back then
It would be disrespectful to take selfies I imagine,
folks should be more solemn and its not a funrun, hey


I agree.

Like when tourists were complaining that there weren’t enough bins at Gallipoli to discard of empty beer cans... you can’t help but feel a little uneasy
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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby Saints94 » Mon 13 Nov 2017 7:50pm

Richo seems pretty fit for a guy his age.

Hopefully he is on 360 in 2018.
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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby Jacks Back » Mon 13 Nov 2017 9:38pm

This was on the news on the weekend and Richo revealed he forgot it was his and his wife's anniversary whilst there. :lol: :oops:
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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby parkeysainter » Mon 13 Nov 2017 9:47pm

People can doubt or criticise him as a coach if they wish, but you can't do the same for him as a parent, father, citizen and human being.

I still think he is a good coach btw too!!
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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby minneapolis » Tue 14 Nov 2017 4:19am

WellardSaint wrote:No phones?
What about medivac if a peraon gets hurt,
ankle sprain etc


It is quite an experience.

I walked it in 7 days in 2005 at age 52. I am an office worker so it was hard to get ready for it.

It is very very hard. The track is extremely steep. 90% of the track is either going up a mountain or down the other side. The slope is often 30 or 40 degrees. And up at 5am every day and walk till 6pm. And no recovery time. After the first morning I was always buggered. Some of the time I was past exhaustion. I was walking one step and then taking three breaths and then the next step. This was for hours.

Wellard, there are no phones. It is mountainous jungle. If you get injured they carry you.

I would have loved to do it with my family but that was not possible. It would have been an amazing experience for Richo. They will remember it forever. Well done.
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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby stevie » Tue 14 Nov 2017 7:53am

An Aussie lady I met in Nepal recently did this last year with 9 other women. Rain, mud, mossies etc. Said it was extremely tough but a great experience. People have said to me that it should be my next adventure but I'm happy to stick with rocks and the cold thank you very much lol.

The guides with Richo would've had sat phones I'm sure for an emergency. The trek guides in Nepal all had them
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Postby the dome » Tue 14 Nov 2017 10:03am

loris - "AR has spent his time away from the club walking the Kokoda Trail. Tramped it with his wife and two sons.
I admire the way Richo endeavours to keep his life in balance and not be totally consumed by AFL football."
A R. seems like a healthy minded guy. I was also impressed with his journey to the Himalayas (was it last year?).
He seems to keep himself open to new influences/experiences.
Good luck Richo. :)
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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby magnifisaint » Tue 14 Nov 2017 10:49am

A phone is as useful as a clipboard in those places.
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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby magnifisaint » Tue 14 Nov 2017 10:56am

Hopefully Richardson is a better coach than he is a person.
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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby WellardSaint » Tue 14 Nov 2017 8:59pm

magnifisaint wrote:A phone is as useful as a clipboard in those places.


There might have been a spreadsheet on hand, who knows
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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby saintsRrising » Wed 15 Nov 2017 1:02am

stevie wrote:. The trek guides in Nepal all had them


On many routes it will just be normal mobiles now. On my last trip to ABC it was very noticeable on how much coverage was available now.
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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby stevie » Wed 15 Nov 2017 7:12am

saintsRrising wrote:
stevie wrote:. The trek guides in Nepal all had them


On many routes it will just be normal mobiles now. On my last trip to ABC it was very noticeable on how much coverage was available now.


Yeah true the head guide would check the weather for the next day on his phone. They may have had sat phones in with the emergency gear. The teams who climb the big peaks would definitely have them
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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby WellardSaint » Wed 15 Nov 2017 11:51am

saintsRrising wrote:
stevie wrote:. The trek guides in Nepal all had them


On many routes it will just be normal mobiles now. On my last trip to ABC it was very noticeable on how much coverage was available now.


ABC ?
Not sure of the location...
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Anapurna Base Camp)
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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby Saintmatt » Thu 16 Nov 2017 8:56am

Saints94 wrote:Richo seems pretty fit for a guy his age.

Hopefully he is on 360 in 2018.


I like Richo as a person and I admire his family values. But to be honest - I absolutely hated him on 360 this year. He's a cliche/adjective machine and it does nothing for him nor the club (image-wise) having him on there. Maybe his shirt collar sponsors are happy with it but, I actually couldn't watch him after about R10 - it's pretty cringeworthy IMHO
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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby saynta » Thu 16 Nov 2017 9:16am

Saintmatt wrote:
Saints94 wrote:Richo seems pretty fit for a guy his age.

Hopefully he is on 360 in 2018.


I like Richo as a person and I admire his family values. But to be honest - I absolutely hated him on 360 this year. He's a cliche/adjective machine and it does nothing for him nor the club (image-wise) having him on there. Maybe his shirt collar sponsors are happy with it but, I actually couldn't watch him after about R10 - it's pretty cringeworthy IMHO



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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby asiu » Thu 16 Nov 2017 9:24am

pity that rule wasn't about when u were Stinger ay

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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby loris » Thu 16 Nov 2017 10:56am

Saintmatt wrote:
Saints94 wrote:Richo seems pretty fit for a guy his age.

Hopefully he is on 360 in 2018.


I like Richo as a person and I admire his family values. But to be honest - I absolutely hated him on 360 this year. He's a cliche/adjective machine and it does nothing for him nor the club (image-wise) having him on there. Maybe his shirt collar sponsors are happy with it but, I actually couldn't watch him after about R10 - it's pretty cringeworthy IMHO


I agree Richo might not be a great orator.

However on 360, many a time he would show he’s more of a thinker about the game. He would mention things like an interpretation of a rule, a tactic a certain opposition player used on a player, and some very small things most don’t pick up on - then motor mouth; Scott (Geelong) would agree and run with it, and Richo and the 2 panel members would have to just let Scott rattle on.
If you watched the panel members closely Gerard Whately (? spelling) would listen intently to whatever comments Richo made & usually his more in-depth questions were directed at Richo firstly. I think he realised Scott, was too much like a politician could & go all around the world in reply to a question but not answer it at all, or cunningly turn the context of the question around.

Listen & watch AR carefully, he’s a reflective thinker who doesn’t appear to have the skills to immediately put his thoughts into words in an interesting or entertaining manner. Sad really that the world only think the talkers have some worthwhile to say and not the listeners. People want entertainers these days, not ideas. Yeah, Nah :wink:
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Richo the thinker - Yes thank you

Postby the dome » Thu 16 Nov 2017 1:45pm

Seconded. I'd much prefer a genuine thinker and straight A student of the game than an entertainer.
The players will keep us happy if they're entertaining in the right way.
Hoping AR has his best year yet.
. . . and he's just a nice guy - plenty enough entertainment there for me.
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Re: Good effort Richo

Postby thejiggingsaint » Thu 16 Nov 2017 3:29pm

Richo will prove to be a first class coach at the St Kilda footy club. Story ended.
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