AFL Grand Final – Adelaide v Richmond: It’s Us

Jack Banister has had a lifetime of following Richmond. He contemplates his Grand Final week and Grand Final day state of mind before settling with the faithful at Punt Road. These are his observations. [Terrific piece – JTH]

AFL Grand Final Preview – The Last Game of the Season, at Last. 

So Crows and Tiger fans, don’t forget where you’ve come from, the barnstorming footy you’ve played, the joy you took from victories in weeks one and three, and the fact that this week, finally, has been all about you, and your teams. J.Banister is ready for the Grand Final and hopefully, a Tigers victory.

Finals Week 3 – Richmond v GWS: The Miller-Banister Trophy awaits 

Jack Banister reflects on the Tigers crushing Preliminary Final win and the significance of a Grand Final match-up against the Crows, where the Miller-Banister Trophy will be on the line on the biggest stage of all.

Round 23 – Richmond v St Kilda: “Who’s having fun?”

Jack Banister successfully coached his Brunswick hockey club to their first unbeaten first XI season. Richmond defeated the Saints locking in a top four spot, making life sweet for Jack.

Everyone’s Bob

With the looming retirement of Bob Murphy, Jack Banister reflects on Murphy’s writing and the 2016 flag, and says thanks.

International Cup Day Five – Is There Solace in Third Place?

Jack Banister caught the 3rd place playoffs at the International Cup, and some cracking commentary from Brian Barrish.

Round 20: Richmond v Hawthorn – The Richmond supporter’s guide to barracking for a good team

After Richmond defeated Hawthorn and seemingly locked in a top 4 spot, Jack Banister resorted to Google to find out just how the finals series works when you finish that high.

AFL International Cup Day One: Dancing and smiling, wind and rain

International Cup editor Jack Banister caught up on three games on Sunday as the competition kicked off. The mix of cultures and styles made for a powerful experience despite the weather trying to put a spoiler on things.

AFL International Cup: Classic jumpers and some old rivalries! 

Jack Banister previews the opening matches in the International Cup. [He’s still looking for writers]

Round 18 – Richmond v GWS: Can I say the ‘F’ word yet?

Jack Banister may have froze on Sunday but he was pumped by Richmond beating GWS and claiming a top four spot. A Toby Nankervis moment of beauty and goal has everyone on their feet.

International Cup: Call for writers

We’re seeking writers for the upcoming AFL International Cup in Melbourne. Jack Banister is coordinating the coverage.

The Week – Hamstring Weather is Here

Jack Banister’s week is pyjama-less. And his hockey team really needs a win.

Brunswick HC Under 10s Hook into Hockey

Looking for a sport for the kids? Hook into Hockey at Brunswick HC could be the answer.

The Week: 7/7 – 14/7 – How did this happen?

This is the week that was, a bit of this, a bit of that, according to Almanacker JB.

Round 14 – Richmond v Carlton: No verdict was returned

Richmond had a solid win over arch rivals Carlton despite ‘putrid’ goal kicking accuracy and entry into forward 50. Jack Banister wonders if this is a return to the good Richmond.

Round 12 – Carlton v GWS: All is forgiven

Matthew Kreuzer led the charge as his Blues overcame the odds to defeat premiership favourites GWS in an absolute classic.

Round 10 – Richmond v Essendon: Saturday is Chaos

Sunday may be the day of rest but Jack Banister’s Saturday certainly wasn’t.

AFL Round 9 – GWS (aka Harlem Globetrotters) v Richmond: Irrationality, Rationality

The Tigers have fallen just short again in a nail biter for the third week in a row, this time against the AFL’s team of superstars.

Round 8 – Richmond v Fremantle: Snatching Defeat from Victory’s Jaws

Jack Banister witnessed Richmond put on the most Richmond performance possible. It was another day of heartbreak for the Tigers diehard.

Round 7 – Western Bulldogs v Richmond: The Short Straw

Jack Banister was disappointed with Richmond’s lack of daring towards the end of the game to allow the Doggies back in. It was another one that got away for the Tigers.