Almanac Football: 1993 Revisited

Stainless takes a fascinating trip down memory lane as he recalls the 1993 AFL season. [With a nod to the Brettig-Collins-Gill podcast – Ed]

Richmond’s Flag to Lose? Ten Reasons why the Tigers might not win the 2018 Premiership

Stainless, perhaps wisely, hoses down the prevailing sentiment that Richmond are a sure thing in September. He has references too!

A 200-Game Richmond Coach: Yes, Really!

In a big week at Tigerland, Stainless has penned an ode to the coach responsible for so much of the current Richmond story, Dimma (or Mr. Hardwick) ahead of game 200.

Round 15 – Richmond v Sydney: Red-blooded humanity amidst the gloom.

For Stainless, Docklands Stadium despite its many re-brandings,has always been a cold, soulless venue as he recalls a disproportionate number of serious, freakish injuries on its hard, patchy surface sustained by Richmond players. But, Stainless was more than happy by the team’s performance against the Swans.

Round 11 – Essendon v Richmond: Dreams, legends, full circles and quick hands

Stainless ponders Kevin Sheedy’s legacy at both clubs during Dreamtime at the G.

Round 8 – North Melbourne v Richmond: Moments

Stainless emphasises a few of the key moments from the Tiges’ win over the ‘Roos and asks what might have been if Dusty had been wearing blue and white.

The View from the Summit

Above all, Richmond has reminded Stainless why he fell in love with footy in the first place. It’s something you do and watch for fun. His Tigers are bringing him a lot of joy!

1981 – 2016: These Should Not Be Forgotten Years

Richmond starts a new ascent of Everest, from Base Camp, competing alongside 17 other hungry, ambitious mountaineers says Stainless Steele. All start equal and expect no special favours. But for once, the Tigers begin their climb with the certain knowledge that they’ve achieved it before.

Of Tigers, Bulldogs, Black Pots and Kettles

Stainless Steele recalls what he had to see about the post-Doggies’ flag adulation a few months ago, and finds some beautiful gymnastics which allows him to get through a similar experience because the funny thing is now he is in exactly the same position as a Tiger! [You are an honourable man Stainless – JTH]

In Vino Veritas

Opening an old bottle of wine turns out to be a perfect analogy for Richmond’s 2017 season

Musings on History Part 2

Stainless Steele has lived a Tiger life, as has his family. He has written about with insight and perspective over the years here at the Almanac. It’s appropriate that his is our first Grand Final report from a Tiger.

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Richmond: Musings on history

The Tigers broke their finals (and Cats) hoodoo with a brilliant win over Geelong. A home preliminary final awaits but Stainless is weary of history going against the Tigers.

2017 Finals – Anyone Can Win!

Stainless parades some WEG style artwork by his nephew in his preview of week one of the AFL finals.

Dog of a Year

Are the Bulldogs simply a good ordinary team that fortuitously hit a rich vein of form last September? How many of their 47,000 members are rusted on “Danny from Droop St” types? Sam Steele thinks it’s time cold hard analysis replaced sentiment about the Team of the Mighty West.

Round 22 – Fremantle v Richmond: Posting the ton

Sam Steele was over the moon with a rare 100 point victory for the Tigers; on this occasion against the hapless Fremantle.

Round 21 – Geelong v Richmond: Sleepy Hollow No More

Tigers fan Sam Steele, at Kardinia Park for the Geelong v Richmond game, has noticed the transition of Geelong from a country town to progressive city. Mirroring the rise of the city’s football club. But were the Tigers robbed?

Round 20 – Richmond v Hawthorn: Cheering for Dusty

Dustin Martin has risen to a whole new level in 2017. Stainless couldn’t help but be mesmerised with his last quarter performance against the Hawks.

Round 15 – Port Adelaide v Richmond: Alex Rance, you’re simply the best

The Tigers are in the top 4 and a big helping of thanks from Stainless goes to three time All-Australian Alex Rance.

Round 11 – North Melbourne v Richmond: Unheard Of – An Average Win

Sam Steele explains why the Tigers’ win over North was a significant milestone.

If ya don’t mind, umpire!

Stainless comes in off the long run on the AFL law makers. Are they killing the goose that lays the golden eggs?