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]

The Tigers’ Almanac Launch

Fun launch of The Tigers’ Almanac at the North Fitzroy Arms on Wednesday night. Here’s a pic and a few words.

Tiger in the classroom

Primary school teacher Madeline Russo has spent all of her years wishing for a Tigers’ flag. It’s been a natural part of her family life. This season she was able to wear her yellow and black scarf to school on many a Monday and she may even have won a few of her Grade 1-2s over. [This story is published in The Tigers’ Almanac 2017 – JTH]

The Tigers’ Almanac 2017 Extract: Richo the Hound and the after glow of the Grand Final

The minutes, hours and days which followed the Grand Final win were quite dreamy for Tiges’ fans. Writer James Weston recalls the feeling in his piece published in The Tigers’ Almanac 2017 (details are at the end of this article) in a section called ‘After Glow’.

The Tigers’ Almanac 2017 is here!

The Tigers’ Almanac is here! And it looks sensational. It has JTH’s kids going, and for very good reason.

Presenting The Tigers’ Almanac 2017: Ninth no more

We bring you The Tigers’ Almanac 2017. Read all about it.

In Vino Veritas

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

Fearless 2017 Finals Weeks Three and Four: The Best Four = The Last Four

Fearless summarises the last two weeks of the finals series.

Almanac Footy Analysis: A short history of the Richmond Castle

Interesting Grand Final analysis from Ted Hopkins, famous footballer, and champion thinker.

Premiership Port – a loving toast

Matt Watson just cannot watch a game as a neutral. And in this year’s AFL Grand Final he found himself fully behind the Tigers. He explains why in recounting this terrific story of the day – and the celebration later.

Dave Warner’s Ode to Season 2017

Dave ‘The Suburban Boy’ Warner at his creative best. We didn’t get to hear this at the Almanac Grand Final Lunch (as the Swans didn’t make it) but here is the Youtube version and transcript.

Almanac Family and Footy: My dear Uncle’s Jacket

This is a wonderful story of family and the passing of time – and a jacket and a grand final. Haje Halabi pays respect to his father and two uncles and is given a jacket. [An Almanac Classic – Ed]

Yellow and Black Heart – An open letter to Richmond FC

The Tigers flag is the gift which keeps on giving. Damian Gibson pens an open letter to the Richmond Football Club.

The Yellow (& Black) Brick Road – The 2017 AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai

Haiku Bob recounts the 2017 Grand Final in the running, as recorded by dozens of haiku poets on the day.

Grand Final Reflection: Tears for the Tigers

There was something different about this year’s Tigers. Right from the very start

Raving Rulebook No 8

Rulebook lives !!! This week he tees off on the AFL re State Leagues, laments footy politics, lauds Richmond, proposes a radical finals series, praises the Storm, queries the Socceroos, says g’day to Ben Stokes and gives the footy media a huge bake.

AFL Grand Final – Adelaide v Richmond: If You Ain’t First You’re Last

Ben Footner, still trying to make sense of the Crows’ Grand Final loss, turns to Will Ferrell for inspiration.

Diesel and Dusty

Has there been a bigger week than Tiger man Chris Daley’s journey from Richmond to the Red Centre?

AFL Grand Final – Adelaide v Richmond: Why we left three empty seats at the Grand Final

Thirty-seven years of heartbreak have come to an end for long-time Richmond supporter Joe De Petro, as his Tigers prevailed against the Crows to win the premiership cup.

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]