Almanac Launch: We’re from Tigerland conducted by the MSO’s Ben Northey


On Tuesday (Dec 17) night, we launch The Tigers Almanac 2019 at the North Fitzroy Arms.


Each year we invite a musician to write a foreword and this year Richmond fan Bn Northey has penned a wonderful memoir about growing up in a Richmond family and loving the Tiges. (Swooper Northey is Ben’s uncle.) These days Ben is a conductor. He conducts the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and has had a fantastic career in music. He is a mad Richmond fan as you will learn from his piece.



Ben will be at the launch on Tuesday night to conduct the singing of the Richmond song.


All welcome.


Here are the details of the launch:



You are invited to:

The Tigers Almanac 2019 (Melbourne) Launch

Tuesday, Dec 17
6 for 6.30pm
North Fitzroy Arms Hotel, 296 Rae St, North Fitzroy

All welcome.
[email protected]
Or just turn up!
Enjoy a Christmas drink. And get yourself a copy.

Stay for dinner – excellent pub menu.
Table bookings: 9486 4501

Copies  of The Tigers Almanac 2019 can be ordered now ($29.95 each) for delivery from Dec 12:

(1) by EFT to Malarkey Publications (BSB: 633000 Acc: 154103428) and email us the postal address HERE

(2) through the Almanac Shop. CLICK HERE.

It’s a perfect gift for Richmond fans – and footy fans





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 wonderful to have sense of musical culture and decorum as part of the launch of the mighty Tigers Almanac 2019 at the pub in Melbourne ….wish I could be there.
    In the most non cultured way as Jack Dyer encouraged us to remember just make sure you “Eat em alive!!!”
    Go Tiges!!!! from the Arctic Tiger

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