Presenting The Tigers’ Almanac 2017: Ninth no more




Let the celebrations continue. The Tigers’ Almanac 2017 has well and truly hit the shelves.

It features 50 writers and about 70 stories. Heartfelt. So full of Tiger-love. It will bring a tear to your eye.

Memoir. Reflection. Game descriptions. Family history and memorial. Meaning. Madness. Catharsis. Release. Joy. Celebration. Passion.

I love the cover. Thanks Kate Birrell, the artist (a mad Tiger herself) and the designer John Kingsmill. And John Mosig, the Almanac’s oldest Tiger, for ‘Ninth no more’.

Contributors include:

Dugald Jellie on Dusty
Cheryl Critchley and catharsis
Rhett Bartlett (who says he’s the son of a statue) with a poetic reflection on Grand Final day
Joe De Petro on visiting that statue and KB watching over all Tigers
Match reports from John Green, Jack Banister, Paddy Grindlay, Gill, Dite, Chris Daley, Stainless Steele and other Tiger writers
Madeline Russo on how her Grade 1-2s have discovered the truth
John Carr who has a young son called Richmond
Peter Warrington on Benny Gale
Paul Daffey on the building of capability and momentum
Murray Walding and the wake attended by 90,000+ people
Chris Green on growing up at Punt Road
John Mosig on The Hardwick Years
Sam ‘Stainless’ Steele on the last 50 years
Tess Pryor on Richo
Rachael Eames on experiencing the Grand Final from Everest (no joke)
Matt Zurbo on what Richmond has meant to (and done for) his father
Jill Fitzsimons on her family’s Tigers’ experience
James Weston on the peace of walking his greyhound (named Richo) while listening to the Grand Final again
Nick Place on watching the Grand Final in rural France
Sarah Black on working and barracking as a journalist

And many more.

So diverse. Yet such shared joy.

We are very pleased to be able to bring these writers and their words to you.

To purchase copies ($29.95 each, which includes postage) please pay by EFT with reference [SURNAME] [TIGER]  Please notify us of the postal address BY EMAIL

To Malarkey Publications
BSB 633000
A/C 154103428

 (Special rates for large orders)

Congrats to all of the writers.

Go Tiges.


Read some of the 2017 Grand Final reports at HERE

About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst four. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.


  1. How many copies for you Smokie??

  2. Flags dreaded by Almanac publishers:
    1. Gold Coast
    2. GWS
    3. Dockers
    4. Eagles
    5. Brisbane
    6. Port Adelaide
    7. Melbourne
    Pending GFF (Good for Funds):
    1. Saints
    2. Bombers
    3. Usual Suspects

  3. Cheryl Critchley says

    Can’t wait to see it and well done to all involved!! Go Tigers :-)

  4. Peter Warrington says

    Tee hee Dips you are almost as funny as Trevor Hohns!

    will try and come down for the launch.

  5. Peter Warrington says

    and i think I will try and talk the better half into having one for the country, just so we can call him Richmond!

  6. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    Tex never got that close to the action

  7. Ben Footner says

    Yep, there’s that familiar sting again…..

  8. Cranky – surely you couldn’t call a child Richmond???
    Dusty Tommy Benny Damo Matthew Jack Alexander Trent Bacher Dylan Brandon David Nicholas Nathan Kam Jake Kane Toby Shaun Josh Warrington sounds much better.
    Or Peggy if its a girl.

  9. Joe De Petro says

    Richmondine if it it is a girl.

    Alternatively, Alex “I’ll take youse all on” has a nice, unisex ring to it.

  10. Scott Ferguson says

    Damn, would have loved to contribute about the bliss of flying in from London for three days. Worth every cent!

  11. Peter Warrington says

    our cat is a Peggy (as in Lee, but not the General. the other one is Dusty, I said it was Springfield but 9yo Rosa knows better!)

  12. Peter Warrington says

    ok flights booked. gonna be huuuuuuuge!

  13. Brill PW. Looking forward to meeting you. Bring a footy jumper if you can.

  14. I will take a few copies, Dips, to add to my Almanac shelves if nothing else.

  15. Swish, he may not have been that close to the action on the field but he had been in my mind., in the weeks lead up…my anxieties had me fixated upon him since round 6.

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