Loxton show they’ve got the goods

By Nick Kossatch Loxton’s Peter Smith kicked five goals to help his side to an upset four-goal win against Waikerie in the Headspace third round of South Australia’s Riverland footy league. The Tigers began in blazing fashion, skipper Leigh Kruger and Braden Smith setting the tone. Centreman Kruger helped set up youngster Jackson Fielke for [Read more]

Wimmera fans soak up wet conditions

By Paul Daffey Footballers of the current generation wear white boots, orange boots and boots that do the dishes at night, but these same footballers would be thunderstruck by any variation at the bottom of their boots. Dry weather in recent years means that many players have only ever worn moulded soles. So it must [Read more]

Oh for the days when the Tigers had the wood on the Swans

By Paul Daffey In my boyhood Richmond beat teams like Sydney as if we were having a kick in the park. Robbie McGhie would send his curling drop punts (they reflected the arc of his bandy legs) towards the forward line, where Royce Hart flew from the side before wheeling on to his left foot. [Read more]

Australian football and disputes over the Anzac legend

By Robert Pascoe (with Mark Pennings) A talk to the Almnackery at the All Nations Hotel, Richmond, 24 April 2009 On the last Saturday of the February just gone, the former treasurer, Hon Peter Costello, now a backbencher serving the people of Higgins, was addressing Camberwell RSL at their ninetieth anniversary lunch. In his speech [Read more]

Tigers need a young coach for a new era

By Paul Daffey In 2004 Hawthorn finished fifteenth with four wins and a percentage of 70 while Richmond finished sixteenth — last — with a percentage of 69. The clubs were separated by one percentage point. I know these figures because they’re burned in my mind. It hurts and confuses me to think what has [Read more]