Almanac Book Review – The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018: Women still doing it for themselves

Women are doing it for themselves, writes Cheryl Critchley in her review of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018. Kudos to the whole Almanac community who helped realise this project, with a special shout out to editors Kasey Symons and Yvette Wroby and publisher John Harms.

Round 20 – Richmond v Geelong: One for the ages

Cheryl Critchley is loving this new Richmond world – one where her Tiges can not only beat Geelong but beat them twice in a season.

Round 12 – Port Adelaide v Richmond: Up against it in Adelaide

A trip to Adelaide for Port v Richmond is filled with memories for Cheryl Critchley – not so pleasant ones. But the Tiges were undermanned.

Round 6 – Collingwood v Richmond: Just like the good old days

When the Pies and Tiges are on, games don’t get much bigger or passionate. Cheryl Critchley was on hand to witness a revival (of sorts) of the memorable clashes of the 1970-80s

The 2017 Premiership has meant so much to so many

Cheryl Critchley remembers the many years of pain that preceded the 2017 Grand Final but focuses on the joy the flag brought to so many, including her dear friend, 89-year-old Marj Doherty who passed in November. Read her touching story.

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]

Oh Dusty, how could you?

Dustin Martin has bitten the hand that fed him, wrote Cheryl Critchley in this piece, originally from 2013. How times have changed for the better at Tigerland.

AFL Fans Association (AFLFA) Press Release: Fans should be consulted on the 2017 fixture

As the AFL prepare the fixture for the 2017 season, fans are looking to have their say. Cheryl Critchley has sent us the AFL Fans’ Association press release.

Round 8 – Richmond v Sydney: Seagulls, omens and the eleven hot dog thermos

Cheryl Critchley kept the faith when others had lost theirs … and was finally rewarded. [I just love the eleven hot dog thermos – Ed]

Round 23 – Richmond v North Melbourne: Faith is everything in footy

Even though the Tiges are in the finals (again) Cheryl Critchley feels dudded by what happened on Friday night.

Round 7 – Brisbane v Port Adelaide: Blow-up Brion the Lion flops with most fans

In the year of the fan, Brisbane today joined North Melbourne in doing away with the traditional pre-match banner in favour of an inflatable mascot. The AFL Fans Association believes that the move leaves hard working volunteers – not to mention passionate fans – out in the cold.

Round 6 – North Melbourne v Richmond: Banging on about the Tigers

It’s slim pickings when it comes to highlights for Richmond fans. But Cheryl Critchley finds a couple.

Round 1 – Carlton v Richmond: Back to the future at the G

It was a dud game on the field, but a pretty good night off it. $4 chips. Change out of $5 for a hot dog. And Cheryl Critchley’s Tigers’ won. [So did the AFLFA it seems – Ed]

AFL Elimination Final – Port Adelaide v Richmond: A long drive home

The road trip was exciting. The lead-up was exciting. There was yellow and black aplenty, in enemy territory. And that was it. Cheryl Critchley shares her disappointment and wonders whether daughter Jess really will look to the Suns.

AFL Round 23 – Sydney v Richmond: Richmond fans are the best

How sweet this Tigers victory is for those who never give up, writes Cheryl Critchley, who was there.

Giant Hearts

The Giants cheer squad has developed (more quickly than its footy team – Ed) and has attracted some genuine enthusiasts, writes Cheryl Critchley.

AFL Round 10 – GWS v Richmond: Jack the Giant Slayer

From Benny Hill to King of the Hill! Cheryl Critchley travelled 875 kilometres to see the Jack and the Tigers get downright ferocious on the Giants.

AFL Round 9 – Richmond v Melbourne: Remembering Tom Hafey

Cheryl Critchley sits with the Richmond Grannies at the Tom Hafey tribute match. Tigerland is in mourning, she writes.

AFL Fans’ Association Petition

The AFL Fans’ Association is gaining a lot of traction. They gathered over 900 signatures outside the MCG yesterday as fans (especially Geelong members) were frustrated by the ticketing situation. Check out the petition here.

AFL Round 3 – Western Bulldogs v Richmond: Frustratingly Frustrating

Cheryl Critchley treats her daughters to a hotel in the city and the promise of a Tigers win, but she can only deliver on part of the bargain. [The Tiges: still good for footy. Ed]