1981 Revisited – Round 10: ‘Master Blaster’

Sam Steele continues his weekly review of the 1981 VFL season. Round 10; league heavyweights Essendon v Carlton, and Collingwood v Richmond clashed with good wins to both home sides. Daicos and Kerry Good kicked 9 goals each.

1981 Revisited – Round 9: ‘Guilty’

Stainless continues his journey through Season 1981 with Round 9, best remembered for the ‘Doug Cox affair’ between St Kilda and Richmond.

1981 Revisited – Round 8: Somebody’s Knockin’

The Bombers finally strike form beating previously undefeated Collingwood in their Round 8 1981 clash reports Sam Steele as he continues his weekly review of the 1981 season. [Includes all six matches – Ed]

1981 Revisited – Round 7: ‘I Love a Rainy Night’

Round 7 1981, Sam Steele’s weekly review of the season continues. Highlights included, Fitzroy’s memorable win, yellow footballs allowed for use in adverse conditions, and the State Government approving two Sunday games at the MCG.

1981 Revisited – Round 6: ‘Hell’s Bells’

Collingwood inflict Carlton’s first loss to remain undefeated on top of the ladder after Round 6 of the 1981 season. Sam Steele continues his weekly review of the 1981 season.

1981 Revisited – Round 5: Anzac Day ‘All those years ago’

Anzac Day 1981. Sam Steele takes footy fans back to Round 5 in his continuing series, ‘1981 Revisited…’.

1981 Revisited – Round 4: ‘Don’t stand so close to me’

Sam Steele takes us to Round 4 1981 where some big crowds are in attendance at the old suburban grounds. Carlton and Collingwood are the only undefeated teams at the end of the round.

1981 Revisited – Round 3: ‘Oh no, not you again!’

Stainless Steele is torn between honouring a commitment to a music rehearsal and staying at the MCG to watch a classic between Richmond and Essendon. And this was also the round of Jeff Fehring’s kick.

1981 Revisited – Round 2: ‘History Never Repeats’

It’s back to 1981 again as Sam Steele reviews the Round 2 matches of that season. Ground rationalisation a talking point for the VFL.

1981 Revisited – Round 1: ‘Just Like Starting Over’

Sam Steele begins his journey through the season that was 1981. Coming off a Tigers premiership, things looked good. Little did he know what the next three decades would bring.

1981 Revisited: Introduction

With time on his hands, Sam Steele reflects on current events and its effects on footy, and considers another time of upheaval for the sport, 1981.

The Baan Baa Richmond Supporters Club

Stainless pens a story about a loved sister, the sole supporter of the Baan Baa Richmond Supporters Club.

Reflections on the 2019 Premiership

After his Tigers went all the way for the 12th time, Stainless reflects more on the forest of the 2019 season than on the trees of the last Saturday in September – and there is a lot to admire.

“These shall not be forgotten years”: Richmond: 1981 – 2016. 7. The Frawley Years

Sam Steele pays tribute to Danny Frawley’s time as Richmond coach.

“These shall not be forgotten years” Richmond: 1981 – 2016: An occasional series of reflections on the triumphs and tragedies that made 2017 so worth the wait.

Stainless continues his story of Richmond’s struggle and lack of success between the years 1981 to 2016, this time he reviews some of the clashes against the Eagles.

“These shall not be forgotten years” – Richmond 1981-2016: An occasional series of reflections on the triumphs and tragedies that made 2017 so worth the wait.

Stainless continues his occasional series about Richmond’s “forgotten years”, this time a more memorable one, Kevin Bartlett’s 400th game.

Round 19 – Collingwood v Richmond: Revenge – served cold

Stainless enjoyed Friday night: both a win of significance for his beloved Richmond; and a loss of significance for bitter rivals Collingwood (“the Magpies cannot win the 2019 Flag from this point”).

They shall not be forgotten years. Richmond: 1981 – 2016: An occasional series of reflections on the triumphs and tragedies that made 2017 so worth the wait

The Tigers’ 1st term blitz on the weekend got Stainless thinking about a previous such occasion. Does anyone remember the Doug Cox controversy?

They shall not be forgotten years. Richmond: 1981 – 2016: An occasional series of reflections on the triumphs and tragedies that made 2017 so worth the wait.

Stainless confronts the horror that was Richmond’s 1982 Grand Final loss and its aftermath in his ongoing series about the Tigers during those years their fans would like to forget but can’t. So many ‘what ifs?’ in this brutally honest reflection.

What you won’t read in the BAO training manual

What does it mean to be ‘safe’ at the footy? Stainless wanders through his personal history as a spectator to ponder ‘what now constitutes acceptable fan behaviour’ and the place of the BAO. Interesting thoughts here about ‘quality control v individual responsibility’.