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?

The ANZAC Day “tradition”

An insightful argument for breaking the tradition of the Essendon-Collingwood ANZAC Day match from Stainless.

It was 22 Years Ago Today

Sam Steele remembers the brilliant 1995 ANZAC-eve match between Richmond and North Melbourne and hopes for another stunner tonight.

We’re 35 years into a 5 year plan!

Stainless wears his Richmond heart on his sleeve as he bemoans the “limp-lettuce effort” of the Focus on Football group to take over the Richmond board.

Almanac Art: Premiership Dreams

As a teaser for those teams in the business end of the season, Stainless introduces nephew and artist Ben Kirkby with a range of potential premiership posters.

Boomer? Anyone?

Stainless is wondering why there has been no Boomer Harvey tribute here at the Almanac. Nothing from North fans? How do they feel about it?