Almanac Memoir – The Tracks of my Tears

“I buried my face in the pages of the Football Record and I cried as frustration washed through me. If you think the disappointment of being bundled out of the finals in 2013, 14 and 15 was bad then you didn’t experience the disappointment of the last round of the 1966 season. The gut-wrenching emotion of that last game had me in tears.”

Powerboy’s 2017 Grand Final week sit-reps from behind enemy lines.

We welcome Powerboy, who provides this uniquely Port Adelaide view of the 2017 Grand Final. [Le Fevre Pitch?]

The AFL season for a Tiges supporter in Denmark

It’s become a lot easier to be a Tiges’ fan in Denmark, but when his beloved Richmond started to look so good Ian Hill thought about making plans, then made plans – and had the time of his life. [Terrific Tiger life story which Ian was motivated to write after he received his copy of The Tigers’ Almanac in Denmark – yes we can get copies to you overseas JTH]

Presenting The Tigers’ Almanac 2017: Ninth no more

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

Almanac Art: The Tigers’ Almanac cover original painting by Kate Birrell

The original of Kate Birrell’s brilliant art work for the cover of The Tigers’ Almanac 2017 is for sale. You can also purchase prints. Details here.

Writing Richmond Together: A review of The Tigers’ Almanac 2017

Andy Fuller gives a terrific overview of The Tigers’ Almanac 2017. He has absolutely nailed it.

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.

Dusty, Punt Road End…. The Tigers’ Almanac Cover Art

With much emotion and joy Kate tells the story of her journey to producing her work of art that adorns the cover of the book about this AFL season The Tigers’ Almanac 2017. The original is available, and so are A3-sized prints. [Purchase details follow Kate’s piece – Ed]

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]

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.

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.