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Eat ‘Em Alive!

Do you know where “EAT ‘EM ALIVE” the phrase that all tigers call out on match day comes from and who is credited with it?

 It came after our win in the 1920 Grand Final and after the game, our 6’2″ champion ruckman Barney Herbert shouted to the excited Richmond crowd on the steps of the Richmond Town Hall, “What did we do to them?” screamed Barney and the crowd replied, “we ate ’em alive.” Thus a famous club catch-cry was born. Vic Thorp became Richmond’s sixth immortal whilst Barney served the club as player, best and fairest winner as well as club president.

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