The Week: 7/7 – 14/7 – How did this happen?

This is the week that was, a bit of this, a bit of that, according to Almanacker JB.

Round 14 – Richmond v Carlton: No verdict was returned

Richmond had a solid win over arch rivals Carlton despite ‘putrid’ goal kicking accuracy and entry into forward 50. Jack Banister wonders if this is a return to the good Richmond.

Round 12 – Carlton v GWS: All is forgiven

Matthew Kreuzer led the charge as his Blues overcame the odds to defeat premiership favourites GWS in an absolute classic.

Round 10 – Richmond v Essendon: Saturday is Chaos

Sunday may be the day of rest but Jack Banister’s Saturday certainly wasn’t.

AFL Round 9 – GWS (aka Harlem Globetrotters) v Richmond: Irrationality, Rationality

The Tigers have fallen just short again in a nail biter for the third week in a row, this time against the AFL’s team of superstars.

Round 8 – Richmond v Fremantle: Snatching Defeat from Victory’s Jaws

Jack Banister witnessed Richmond put on the most Richmond performance possible. It was another day of heartbreak for the Tigers diehard.

Round 7 – Western Bulldogs v Richmond: The Short Straw

Jack Banister was disappointed with Richmond’s lack of daring towards the end of the game to allow the Doggies back in. It was another one that got away for the Tigers.

Round 6 – Adelaide v Richmond: Hiding

Jack Banister should have taken his broken laptop as an omen for the hiding Richmond were about to receive from the Crows.

Round 5 – Richmond v Melbourne: Twenty-Two Tigerish Tigers Tigerishly Tigering

Along with 85,000 supporters, Jack Banister watches his beloved (and undefeated) Tigers take on the gallant Demons.

VFL Round 1 – Williamstown v Casey: Across The Bay

Jack Banister ventured out to Williamstown to watch the Seagulls defeat their AFL-affiliated opponent Casey.

Round 3 – Richmond v West Coast: Lids and a Jenga Tower Bound To Fall

Richmond are sitting pretty at 3-0 in season 2017. Jack Banister is bracing himself for the usual Tiger experience of a come down and a 9th finish, but you never know.

AFL Round 2 – Richmond v Collingwood: Half a game

Jack Banister catches the second half of the Thursday night clash at home. With gin and tonic in hand, he felt the pressure all the way til the end when captain Cotchin kicked a point to secure the win for Richmond.

Round 1 – Collingwood v Western Bulldogs: Barking for Cloke

To boo, or not to boo, that is the question!

Round 1 – Carlton v Richmond: Bachar’s 150th

Bachar Houli’s 150th game was a big occasion for Muslims in Australia. With Pauline Hanson calling for a Muslim ban and the London attacks, Jack Banister is glad that there were some positives in the media on a day saturated with negativity.

AFLW Round 6 – Freo v Carlton: While You Were Stuck At Work

Jack Banister reflects on Fremantle’s first AFLW win, but laments the fact that few were there to see it. [Schedulers take note – Ed]

AFL Pre-season – Richmond v Adelaide: Ruckman

Jack Banister felt the excitement as Richmond beat Adelaide. But as a true Tigers fan, he isn’t getting too sure of his team. He definitely wasn’t sure of Maric having the ball deep in defence and selling some candy.

AFLW Round 3 – GWS v Fremantle: Sharp plays key role in 43-all draw

After the first AFLW draw, Jack Banister reflects on the similarities between the GWS-Freo game, and the first VFL/AFL men’s draw in 1897.

AFLW Round 3 – GWS v Fremantle: Sharp plays key role in 43-all draw

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AFLW Round 2 – Western Bulldogs v Adelaide: Ying, meet Yang

It wasn’t the best night for Jack Banister with the Western Bulldogs losing to Adelaide and a warm beer beforehand.

AFL Women’s (Practice Match) – Collingwood v Western Bulldogs: Curtain Raisers No More

Terrific debut piece from Jack Banister who weaves a description of the moment with a description of the game while presenting an understanding of the plight of women’s football.