Tiger in the classroom

Primary school teacher Madeline Russo has spent all of her years wishing for a Tigers’ flag. It’s been a natural part of her family life. This season she was able to wear her yellow and black scarf to school on many a Monday and she may even have won a few of her Grade 1-2s over. [This story is published in The Tigers’ Almanac 2017 – JTH]

Fearless 2017 Finals Weeks Three and Four: The Best Four = The Last Four

Fearless summarises the last two weeks of the finals series.

Grand Final Preview: This Richmond Life

Michael Allan penned this response to the Preliminary Final win. It makes interesting reading given what has transpired! [Sorry for getting this up a little late Michael – JTH]

The Finals’ Wrap Report III: Then there were two

The Wrap has a comprehensive analysis of all the week’s big moments including the Brownlow Medal, the VFL, Grand Final tickets and a detailed preview of the massive Grand Final clash on Saturday afternoon.

Finals Week 3 – Richmond v GWS: Richmondy no more?

John Butler wonders whether Richmond can finally remove the ‘Richmondy’ tag this Saturday with a premiership win over the minor premiers Adelaide.

Finals Week 3: Richmond v GWS – Start the chant

Start a new comp! Junior Almanacker Aidan gets controversial.

Finals Week 3 – Adelaide v Geelong: Behind Me

Young Aidan Hammond missed out on tickets to the Crows v Cats. The pizza almost made up for it as he puts the disappointment of 2012 behind him.

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.

Finals Week 3 – Richmond v GWS: The Day I Went to the ‘G with 90,000 of my closest friends.

The MCG (and the city) was awash with the yellow and black of Richmond as 90,000 Tiger fans filled the stadium to watch their team make the Grand Final. Joe De Petro was ecstatic but he also couldn’t help but feel for the GWS supporters.

Raving Rulebook No 7

Rulebook, Adelaide’s own Sunny Boy, is not a Happy Man this week as he takes on the MRP, gives out a Baggy Green and mentions two kinds of Boycott. He’ll be alone with himself on Grand Final day.

Finals Week 3 – Richmond v GWS: The Universe is Aligning

Thomas Foster is seeing Richmond succeed in the finals for the first time in his life and and believes 2017 is already a big tick. A premiership win will only make things so much sweeter.

Finals Week 3 – Richmond v GWS: Caught in the Richmond Wave – the Orange Year is Over 

After making the trip to Melbourne, Mark O’Sullivan wonders where to next for the Giants. At least he got to enjoy the Dior and Hokusai exhibitions at the NGV.

Finals Week 3 – Adelaide v Geelong: Crows Overcome Adversity

Rulebook gives his customary summary of a fine all-round performance from the Crows who demolished the Cats at the Adelaide Oval.

MRP Raffle: Cotchin-Sloane

Rulebook is fiercely adamant Trent Cotchin must receive a fine for his bump on Dylan Shiel that ended the GWS star’s preliminary final early.

The Wrap Report: Finals’ Edition 2

The Wrap has returned for analysis of the preliminary finals including Adelaide’s massive win, Richmond’s surge to a Grand Final for the first time in 35 years, Cotchin’s bump and Dusty’s Brownlow night.

Finals Week 3 – Adelaide v Geelong: Crows had many, Cats had few

Adelaide have overcome adversity in recent years and now enter the Grand Final full of confidence after finishing the season as minor premiers.

Finals Week 3 – Six (Talking) Points

Swish with a few of the big issues from the Prelim Finals (at least those that are left after Rulebook’s had a go elsewhere). Clash jumpers, gloating corporates, insufferable winners, Little Gaz, SANFL crowds and Stevie J’s jam tin all get a look in.

Finals Week 3 – Richmond v GWS: The Miller-Banister Trophy awaits 

Jack Banister reflects on the Tigers crushing Preliminary Final win and the significance of a Grand Final match-up against the Crows, where the Miller-Banister Trophy will be on the line on the biggest stage of all.

Finals Week 3 – Adelaide v Geelong: River Dancing in the Riverbank Stand

The world can be a shadowy, sometimes unknowable place says Mickey Randall, but right now Adelaide’s golden after the Crows smash the Cats.

Adelaide and Richmond: Helter skelter, particle physics and the indisputable romance of swashbuckling

On Preliminary Final weekend, Adelaide and Richmond each carved the idea of footy anew. They were superb. Cavalier, high-wire playing styles, shared spirits of Errol Flynn, and two enormous cresting waves of emotion make this Grand Final a footy follower’s dream.