Richmond Tigers

Can the Tigers still win three flags by 2020?

Flagging fortunes: The Tigers leave the field after their loss to Port Adelaide on Saturday.

When it comes to releasing blueprints, AFL clubs can be on a hiding to nothing. Clubs must be aspirational and strive for success on and off the field but when they fail, particularly when it comes to stocking up the trophy cabinet, supporters can quickly turn.

Tigers are 'paying the price' for list strategy

Trent Cotchin and the Tigers leave the field after losing to Port Adelaide.

Richmond football department boss Dan Richardson has admitted the Tigers are "paying a price" for going down the path of seeking mature-age players, revealing they had felt supporters would not accept an eight-year rebuild.

Cotchin to have surgery on cheekbone

Bad to worse: Trent Cotchin and Brett Deledio after the game.

Richmond's disastrous start to the season has been compounded after skipper Trent Cotchin fractured a cheekbone against Port Adelaide and will miss the next fortnight.

Deledio to power up against Port

Set to play: Brett Deledio.

While returning star Brett Deledio insists the Tigers have a list capable of winning a flag, coach Damien Hardwick would he happy if they can just recapture the form of last season.

Melbourne's Tom Bugg says sorry too

Melbourne's Tom Bugg gestures to Tigers supporters on Sunday night.

On Mea Culpa Monday just as Alex Rance's was publicly scalding himself for whacking Jack Watts, Tom Bugg asked his club if he too could apologise for his own cringeing performance in that game.