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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?

Round 4 – West Coast v Richmond: Oh for a weekend away!

The Tiges are supposed to go alright at Subiaco. But, after this thrashing, John Green is contemplating a weekend break. New Zealand anyone?

Round 2 – Collingwood v Richmond: That mob from Victoria Park

For John Green, losing to the old enemy at Victoria Park in the old days was virtually a foregone conclusion. Which makes losing to a weakened Collingwood at the ‘G so much harder to take.

Round 1 – Richmond v Carlton: Nervous? Not me.

Footy’s back for John Green. Well, a very worried John Green. But at least his Tiges got home.

Round 23 – Richmond v North Melbourne: Scott’s missing minions

It was a rather bizarre situation facing the Tigers (and other clubs) across this weekend. John Green was at the game against an undermanned North Melbourne.

Round 19 – Adelaide v Richmond: I wasn’t there, officer

John Green recalls his last trip to Adelaide and is very glad he didn’t go this time as his Tiges have a shocker.

Round 18 – Hawthorn v Richmond: Marginalised no more

Playing an away game at the MCG, the Tiges surprise the reigning premiers. John Green reports on a cracking night for Richmond fans.

Round 15 – Richmond v Carlton: The sum of all fears

On a cold night at the MCG, it was a dud game, but it was a win.

Round 14 – Richmond v GWS: Secret Intelligence

John Green has form as an ear-to-the-ground mole. So it pays for footballers to be cautious around him.

Round 13 – Sydney v Richmond: The Twirl of the Coin

John Green celebrates his Tigers big win over the spiteful Swans. What decides the Good Tigers or the Bad Tigers? Is it all in the flip of a coin?

Round 12 – Richmond v West Coast: Tiger Tiger burning not so bright

Tiger fans headed into Friday night’s clash against the West Coast with high expectations, but as greejoh reports, this Eagles outfit are to be respected and too many Richmond players weren’t at their best.