Changing the Discourse on Tasmanian Football

Liahm O’Brien looks at the position of Tasmanian football over many years and its relationship with the AFL/VFL.

A Footy Learning – What Footy Photos Taught Me About The Way I View The Game

A black and white image of former Richmond champion Ray Stokes, gave rise to many thoughts for Liahm O’Brien to consider about the time and place the photo represented.

Almanac Teams: Tasmanian Tigers

As far as Tasmanian footballers go, Richmond has played home to plenty of them – hailing from all corners of the island state. Liahm O’Brien, prompted by Jack Riewoldt’s ascension to the Tasmania Hall of Fame, put together this side.

Tales of Tasmania: Noel Carter

Liahm O’Brien catches up with Richmond and South Fremantle premiership star, Noel Carter in another Tasmanian football profile.

Tales of Tasmania: Robert Shaw

Liahm O’Brien tells the tale of fellow-Tasmanian Robert Shaw, well known to all in the footy community.

The State of the ‘Union’

Liahm O’Brien has taken some time to reflect on shape of football on Tasmania’s North-West Coast, following the decision of the Burnie Football Club to withdraw from the Tasmanian State League.

Getting to Know Natarsha Bamblett – An Interview With Richmond’s Newest Tiger

Liahm O’Brien catches up with the first player signed to Richmond’s VFLW team, Natarsha Bamblett as they chat about sport, life as a community role model and the upcoming 2018 season.

Finals Week 3 – Richmond v GWS: My Day Out at the Footy

Many of us take for granted a big day out at the footy. Not so Liahm O’Brien, who traversed Bass Strait, hoping for a win.

When the Tigers Rocked the Theatre Royal – Hobart’s First Encounter With “Eat ‘Em Alive”

Liahm O’Brien has the tale of the first documented time Tasmania heard the famous “Eat ‘Em Alive” mantra.

Hvala, Ivan Maric!

Smoove83 has been a huge fan of the retiring Ivan Maric, and has gone to considerable lengths to show his support for him. He reflects on the big man’s career.

Coming to Terms With Losing a Star – The Curious Case of Dustin Martin

Richmond faces the very real possibility of losing their superstar Dustin Martin. Smoove is bracing for life without Dusty at the Tigers and thinking about the compensation they might receive for him.

George Ronald Cole – Footballer Senator

Never heard of George Cole? Well, he was a school teaching, grassroots footballer of outstanding ability well known throughout Tasmania who later become a Federal Politician. His remarkable story is told here.

Oh What Could Have Been – The Day ‘Handsome Jack’ Kicked a Bag in the ‘Big V’

Smoove83 digs up some 1950s footy treasure: archival records of the footballing exploits of Mr Jack O’Rourke of Richmond (and the Warrnambool pub).

The Tasmanian Journey of Dan Minogue: The Forgotten Chapter of a Magnificent Football Legacy

The legacy that Dan Minogue left within the game of Australian rules was quite remarkable as researched and written by Liahm O’Brien