MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 30: Kane Lambert of the Tigers celebrates during the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final match between the Adelaide Crows and the Richmond Tigers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 30, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

It was a premiership like no other.

One that Richmond people will never forget and one that they’re probably still celebrating with their ‘limited edition’ Richmond-branded Carlton Draught cans and premiership hero Kane Lambert has said the club is even hungrier to build on what the club achieved in 2017. 

Speaking on SEN Breakfast this morning, Lambert said he believes that their best football is still ahead of them as they now look to avoid the dreaded premiership hangover as seen at the Whitten Oval last season. 

“We are really excited about the growth we feel we have in our group,” he said.

“We feel we played our best footy towards the back end of last year, but we also still felt that we could play better.

“Whilst last year was such an amazing year, we still feel that our best footy is ahead of us.”

Richmond’s ultra-small forward line shone through in the biggest moments during September last season however while Lambert acknowledged clubs will have a blueprint to slow down the Tigers in 2018, there are no guarantees that their set up will remain this year. 

“There will be elements of opposition clubs that take out some things of the way that we play,” he said.

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“I know that we did a similar thing with the way that the Bulldogs play. It will be interesting to see if clubs structure up differently with their forward line.

“We might even do it different this year – whether or not we play another tall or just stay small.”