Preliminary Final – Richmond v Collingwood: Under white and black attack

You need the patience of Job to follow a footy team properly says Tiger John Green as he tells the story of Friday night’s preliminary final against Collingwood. It was a tough night.

Finals Week 1 – Richmond v Hawthorn: Playing it by the book (Alex’s book)

Alex Rance’s allegorical book comes to a happy ending. For John Green, so did Thursday night’s game. But will the 2018 season?

Round 20 – Richmond v Geelong: Be careful what you wish for

A flippant pre-game wish makes for a nervous final quarter. Will responsibility fall on John Green’s shoulders?

Round 17 – GWS v Richmond: The Giants’ last laugh

John Green watches his Tigers take on GWS in Sydney from his lounge room chair. It’s a game of pulses. And the Tiges can’t quite get enough out of their final quarter surge. [Quality match – Ed]

Round 15 – Richmond v Sydney: The ghosts of campaigns past

John Green harks back to the `30s when Richmond and South Melbourne were great rivals while telling the story of a high-quality match under the roof at Etihad.

Round 12 – Port Adelaide v Richmond: Hold that Tiger

Tigers fan John Green is cranky. Mainly cranky with clubs and their songs. In this match report he has some advice for Port and a suggestion for Richmond. [To be read in the spirit intended! Ed]

Round 4 – Richmond v Brisbane: The State of the Lions

Greejoh contextualises Richmond’s smashing of Brisbane with the performance of Lions elsewhere. The ‘whole team’ were Richmond’s best, while, Brisbane, well, they just played like the bottom team.

Round 3 – Richmond v Hawthorn: The Hawks keep hanging around

John Green enjoys the arrival of Jack Higgins and the durability of Clarkson’s Hawks on a balmy autumn Sunday afternoon.

Round 2 – Adelaide v Richmond: Southern Hospitality

The Crows were out to right the ship after Losing in Round 1 and the premiers knew they were in for a tough night writes Tigers’ fan John Green.

Round 1 – Richmond v Carlton: No more winters of discontent

It’s a new world for John Green and the whole Tiger fraternity.

Bailey Wright Wright Wright

Few people had heard of Bailey Wright when the Almanac’s own talent scout John Green found him for Ange Postecoglou. Now Bailey will be a key defender on the world stage at Russia 2018. Congrats Bailey, Ange and JG – worth revisiting his prescient article. (2014 Intro – Bailey Wright can now take his place at the Socceroos training camp in Terrigal, but only because Preston North End’s promotion campaign is over, writes Lilywhites’ fan John Green. You may recall John’s visit to Preston and his interview with Bailey White over the Australian summer – Ed]

AFL Grand Final – Adelaide v Richmond: Exiles on the Western Shore

John Green couldn’t imagine Richmond making the Grand Final in 2017, so much so he booked a holiday to WA. He watched the game with his wife at the Walpole Hotel bar and enjoyed every second of the unforgettable victory.

Round 16 – Hawthorn v GWS: We can be Giants, just for one day

John Green and Mrs Green are on holidays in Tassie, and take in the Hawks-Giants game in Launceston. They become Giants of the day, for good reason. As for the rest of the day…

Round 15 – Port Adelaide v Richmond: A trio of triumphs

John Green packed in three games of football watching on Saturday. Three wins for his teams made it a special day.

Round 5 – Richmond v Melbourne: On the Eve of Anzac

John Green is thinking about day two of the Anzac campaign and is shaken back to the moment by the bounce of the footy which starts a fierce contest. With Melbourne players injured, and the Tiges rallying, his boys secure a hard-fought win.

Round 4 – Brisbane v Richmond: Misplaced nerves

Upsets are always possible, writes a concerned John Green, especially when the Tiges are involved. So he is quite relieved when his boys flex their muscles in the first half at the Gabba.

Round 3 – Richmond v West Coast: The Emperor’s New Outfit

Emperor’s new clothes? A Spring outfit? Come September best to have some yellow and black in the wardrobe. John Green tells the story of a brave Tigers (Round 3) win to keep them undefeated.

Almanac (English) Soccer: The Day I Made it to Ipswich

John Green has sent us another terrific travel-soccer piece as he continues to follow Preston North End, the Lilywhites, around England. On this weekend he was in Ipswich, so he can now claim he’s been to Ipswich in Queensland and Ipswich in Suffolk. [Entertaining insight into football and place in England – JTH]

Almanac (English) Soccer: Love is in the air

John Green makes the trip from Lancashire to London to watch his beloved Preston North End take on QPR.

Round 12 – Richmond v Gold Coast: You can’t argue with Dusty

In a season short of expectations for Richmond fan John Green, wins against Suns then Lions is enough but can Richmond deliver?