ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 01: Jack Riewoldt of the Tigers warms up before the round 15 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Richmond Tigers at Adelaide Oval on July 1, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Maclure: Riewoldt should leave Richmond

Carlton champion Mark Maclure says Richmond forward Jack Riewoldt should leave the Tigers at the end of the season given the club’s current plight.

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Speaking on Fox Footy’s AFL360, Maclure said that Riewoldt, who has lead Richmond’s goalkicking for the past seven seasons, must think about himself and leave the club.

“If I was Jack Riewoldt … (you’ve got to ask) is he going to win a premiership at this footy club?” Maclure said.

“I’d go. I’d seriously go if I was Jack because I cannot see a change in what they’re doing at the moment because they’ve done it for three to four years.

“They’ve played in finals and played the same way. They tried to change it at the start of the year and you know what, they didn’t stay the course.

“They didn’t go down the path, they stopped and went back to where it was before and that’s why they are where they are now.”

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has been criticised by many footy pundits for his use of Riewoldt up the ground, rather than at the traditional full forward position.

Riewoldt has kicked 41 goals in 18 games this season and has booted 476 goals in a 198 game career.


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  1. What a flog! So chasing flags with the favourites is what it’s all about then? What about loyalty, playing for your mates, team spirit and ‘all for one – one for all’. I suppose Rance and Dusty should do the same – as well as the gun players who’s team are not in the eight.
    Sick to death of these headline seeking journo dickheads with their bullshit comments. MacLure you are the new purple.

  2. I would. Loyalty can only go so far, if he wants to play in a Premiership let alone finals regularly, he’d be better off going elsewhere because Richmond aren’t going anywhere. Same could be said about Martin, Deledio, Rance and Cotchin.

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