Diesel and Dusty

Has there been a bigger week than Tiger man Chris Daley’s journey from Richmond to the Red Centre?

Take me out to the ball game

A touching tribute by Chris Daley to his mate’s dad, Peter Wood, a genuine legend of sport in the south-west of Victoria. A timely reminder of the simplicity and importance of enjoying time with friends and family at a game of sport.

Oh Brother, where art thou?

A soaking, a high five, and a stirring rendition of “Yellow and Black” make it all worthwhile for Chris.

Round 2 – Richmond v Collingwood: An old coat

Chris Daley visited Warrnambool to catch up with an old mate and former Australian basketball representative Matt Alexander. The trip makes him wonder about Matt’s stolen Australian blazer and where it may be now.

Dusty, Erin and The Wahoo Coots

As Chris and his mates rapidly enter their mid-forties, with waistlines going out and hairlines going up, it was time to get the Wahoo Coots back together for another gallop around the paddock.

Round 20 – Richmond v Gold Coast: A sunny day for Tiger faithful.

Sitting in the winter sun, at the Punt Road end, among the brethren, Chris Daley describes the ideal Sunday afternoon.

Round 19 – Adelaide v Richmond: THUD

Chris Daley rushed home from work to catch his Tigers at Adelaide Oval. He was back to earth in a hurry.

Round 18 – Richmond v Hawthorn: Once in a blue moon

After a big win against the Hawks, which consolidated the Tigers as final participants, Tigers fan Chris Daley is keeping a lid on it.

Round 17- Richmond v Fremantle. And Red Hill v Pearsdale: Bad Kicking is Bad Football (usually).

The can bar can tell a lot about a club. Chris Daley spends an afternoon at the local footy before following the fortunes of his Tigers who are up against the Dockers at the MCG.

Round 16 – Richmond v St. Kilda: All things good and bad

Attending the footy with his cousin gives Chris Daley cause to contemplate and celebrate the Riewoldt cousins on Maddie’s day. It also allows him to reflect on the “match day experience”.

Round 15 – Richmond v Carlton and Hawthorn v Fremantle: Totaalvoetbal.

Richmond supporter Chris Daley saw two games of football live, Tigers v Blues at the G and the Hawks v Dockers at Aurora Stadium in a weekend of Total Football or as he calls it Totaalvoetbal.

Round 14 – Richmond v GWS: The simplicity after the complexity

Tigers supporter, Chris Daley, watched the Tigers have a scrappy win against the Giants with his family on Saturday. Then found out a few days later that some players were born in the moment and have never left.

Round 13 – Richmond v Sydney: Multi-sport athletes

Chris Daley looks at the football codes and how they evolved, what purpose they initially served, and how in modern times they intersect with broader personal and societal issues of serious addiction.

Round 12 – Richmond v West Coast: Disposal Efficiency

Chris Daley on his evening at the Tigers v Eagles game with family and friends.

Round 10 – Fremantle v Richmond: All points of the compass.

Tigers supporter Chris Daley watched his Tigers have a great win in the west against the Dockers as he reminisced about his time living in the west.

Round 9 – Richmond v Essendon: Using light and sound to illuminate the people.

Chris Daley went to the MCG on Saturday night and was impressed with the pre-match entertainment and a Tigers victory.

Round 8 – Hawthorn v Sydney: Neutral Supporters.

Tigers supporter Chris and his Eagle supporting mate Al wantched the Hawks v Swans game as neutrals and Al especially had a great time.

Round 7 – Richmond v Collingwood: Football in Australia. 100 years on.

Chris Daley is given cause to reflect on the changes in footy over the century, as he celebrates his great Aunt’s 100th birthday. If she’s a Tiger fan, it will have been a very good weekend indeed.

Round 6 – Richmond v North Melbourne: Slow train to nowhere

Recalling some champion Richmond forwards to come out Tasmania, Chris Daley pays tribute to Warrnambool footy legend, and a member of the Swans 1945 Bloodbath team, Don Grossman, as he treks west to a christening and tries to catch the action as his beloved Tigers struggle in Hobart.

Round 5 – Richmond v Geelong: On Being Saved by Mitho and Donno

Chris Daley shares his Richmond v Geelong match day experience with the Almanac. Cold cans, listening to the three-quarter time address in the curtain raiser at Punt Rd and listening to Mitho and Donno give some entertaining lip in the big one at the ‘G.