Almanac Footy Teams – AFLX: The Cyclones

Joe De Petro has come up with a cyclonic footy team. Whether it’s severe enough to put the wind up other teams the answer is blowing in the wind!

Preliminary Final – Richmond v Collingwood: We’ll always have Paris

In front of a huge crowd at the MCG, Joe De Petro endured watching his Tigers’ back-to-back premiership dreams deflate in the hands of a dominant Collingwood side. Richmond’s 2018 season might be over but he’ll always have Paris…

Finals Week 1 – Richmond v Hawthorn: It’s only the Beginning

It might only be the beginning of the finals series but Joe De Petro has plenty to be optimistic about early for his premiership-defending Tigers.

Round 22 – Richmond v Essendon: When a Rioli is Near

Friday night’s game had different meanings for the Tigers and the Bombers. Joe De Petro kept a close eye on their contrasting approaches.

Round 19 – Richmond v Collingwood: Like a Tiger Defying the Laws of Gravity

‘These are games of wonder, they restore our youth, they will bring us back for more, again and again. When these two mighty tribes clash on the MCG, we do more than simply watch.’ Joe De Petro poetically sums up Saturday’s blockbuster.

Round 18 – St Kilda v Richmond: A Quiet Storm

The battle of St Kilda v Richmond was the most agonizing kind of quiet storm, writes Joe De Petro.

Round 17 – GWS v Richmond: My mother bats better than you

Joe De Petro planned the perfect family trip up to Sydney to see friends, play some golf and fit in a little work too – but most importantly, see Richmond take on the Giants. If only the Tiges could have added a win to Joe’s weekend away…

Round 16 – Richmond v Adelaide: The Edge of Chaos

Joe De Petro channels mathematical concepts, chaos theory and even Evil Roy Slade to explain the success of his Tigers. Whatever it is, it sure as hell works!

Round 15 – Richmond v Sydney: Rock, paper, scissors

Joe De Petro made an unfamiliar trek across town to see his Tigers clash with fellow top 4 aspirants Sydney. The much hyped clash of the titans between Messrs Franklin and Rance became a triple-header with cameo from an ascendant adjudicator.

AFLM Round 13 – Geelong v Richmond: Like September in June

Joe De Petro likes what he sees from the Balcony of the MCC: the skills of Edwards and Lambert and a brilliant last quarter goal from the returning Daniel Rioli.

Round 11 – Essendon v Richmond: When Tribes Collide

On a cool winter’s night touched with tradition both old and very old, Joe De Petro saw Richmond continue their Dreamtime dominance over the Bombers

Round 10 – Richmond v St Kilda: Saturday’s Child

Joe De Petro’s take on Richmond’s win over the Saints, which featured an eyebrow-raising tactical change

Almanac Teams: A team of Quirky Names

Joe De Petro comes up with a quirky team where each player lives up to his name, literally!

Round 7 – Richmond v Fremantle: Zen and the Art of following the Tigers

Feeling Zen at a Richmond game is a new feeling for Joe De Petro as new found confidence is a strange feeling for a former long suffering Tiges fan, but he’s enjoying every minute of it.

Round 6 – Collingwood v Richmond: The Masters Apprentices

The tribes gathered before the game, headed to the MCG and then slogged out a tight battle for three quarters before the Tiges exploded away, much to the delight of Joe De Petro.

Vale, Roy Willard

This the story of a sensitive, gentle and thoughtful man who was subjected to unspeakable hardships during his early adulthood in the Second World War. Joe De Petro’s presents his moving and loving tribute to his father-in-law.

Round 4 – Richmond v Brisbane: Defence is Trumps

The best offence is a good defence, so goes the sporting truism. For Joe De Petro, the best of Richmond starts with a good defence too.

Round 3 – Richmond v Hawthorn: In Town Versus Not a Fairy Tale

A livewire debuts, the sun is out and the beer is cold in the members. Another win safely in the bank for Joe De Petro’s Tigers.

Round 1 – Richmond v Carlton: Dov’e L’Amore?

Joe De Petro relishes Richmond’s round 1 win and looks forward to the Tigers’ 2018 season defending their precious flag.

Almanac Golf: The conflict within: the dilemma of the weekend golfer

From this short piece it’s clear Joe De Petro is a fair dinkum golfer. Just ask his brain.