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]

Grand Final – Adelaide v Richmond: A week where Richmond went from a joke to kings of the AFL

Tiger fan Vaughan Menlove recounts his Grand Final day.

Turnbull Stakes Day Preview – Winx, Winx, Say no more

Sal Ciardulli wraps up the Grand Final and previews Turnbull Stakes and Spring Champions Stakes Days

Really happy for you, Rich

(Saint) Patrick O’Brien has been very supportive of his mate Rich for as long as he can remember, but wished that Rich would spare a thought for him.

Grand Final – Adelaide v Richmond: What the #$%^ was that!!

Another very happy Tiger, Steven Widdop explains what happened on Grand Final day and why, in his first Almanac article. [Welcome Wippet – Ed.]

Grand Final Reflection: The day that my Tigers were playing a Grand Final

Playing in the Grand Final seemed unlikely enough for Henry Hornsby. Well, winning it, another thing entirely

Grand Final Reflection: Finally, it’s Tiger time!

Cheryl Critchley is still pinching herself after her team broke its 37-year premiership drought. [Very happy for you CC – JTH]

Grand Final – Adelaide v Richmond: The Little Things

For Patrick Emery, three specific moments in the Grand Final encapsulate Richmond’s season, and the glory of its unexpected victory.

Paul Keating, Mr Brightside and Bobby Ewing: For the true believers – Richmond 2017

Whatever your views on Paul Keating, the man did have some damm good lines. So, like his comment just after his unlikely election win against John Hewson, the Tigers win was one for the true believers, writes Sean Curtain, and the sweetest victory of all.

Grand Final – Adelaide v Richmond: Like the Tigers of Old

Noel McPhee asks “What just happened?”

Grand Final – Adelaide v Richmond: Jubilant Relief

For Paddy Grindlay and his family, “the weight of disappointment and humilation, year upon year” is finally over.