So what’s in The Tigers Almanac 2019?



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All welcome of course. Come to be part of the song! (Which Percy Jones will love)


What’s in The Tigers’ Almanac 2019?


The Tigers Almanac 2019 is a game by game account of the Tiges brilliant premiership season – with some new sections as well. It starts with Tiger writers convinced that the Richmond FC will make up for the ‘shock loss’ to Collingwood in the Preliminary Final in 2018 (“the one that got away”). Things take a few nasty turns. And then the team fights back, builds momentum, gets on a roll, and dominates the finals, before smashing a worn-out GWS side in the Grand Final.


Here’s some of the pieces in The Tigers Almanac 2019. And the contents page appears at the bottom of this post.



Cover art by Kate Birrell (cover designed by John Kingsmill).
John ‘Mr Wrap’ Mosig reviews the Richmond season as only Mr Wrap can (cocky bugger he is).
Cheryl Critchley gives some historical perspective to the Premiership.
Australian conductor Ben Northey (nephew of ‘Swoooper’) on being a Tigers fan (nice socks – and baton).
A delightful essay about Marlion Pickett from Jack Banister.
Tess Pryor profiles the Vic Market’s biggest Tigers fan and his family passions.
Kerrie Gardner on how her dear old (Struggletown) Mum handled the Grand Final.
Carlton fan George Grossek explains his respect for Kane Lambert.
Rulebook Ashwood profiles Neil Balme.
A salute to the 2019 season from Matt Quartermaine.
A Grand Final Rap (yes, in Rap style) from Vanessa Fox and her young daughter Ruby.


Reports for every 2019 match from our squad of writers.


Reflections on the Finals and, especially, the Grand Final and the 2019 Premiership from:

Matt Zurbo, John Green, Joe De Petro (from a wedding in Rome), Haiku Bob Scott (in haiku), Brock Bastian (first time at a Grand Final), and others.


Some general footy writing (AFL and local) from


A new section of season reviews for each AFL club.


The Almanackery – always popular – which is the gallery of contributors.


A list of books by Almanac community members published over the past twelve months or so, and of art exhibitions involving Almanac community members.


Some stats.



The Tigers Almanac 2019, an account of the Tiges 2019 premiership season, is written in a warm and conversational style by fans from all walks of life, it includes observation, reflection, memoir and (free-spirited, no-rules) match reports.

Edited by John Harms and Mandy Johnson
Malarkey Publications
288 pages
RRP: $29.95

Review copies and extracts are available.

John Harms (and other contributors) are available for interview. Phone 0417 635030 or email [email protected]


  1. John

    Honoured to be have been asked to contribute and then have the piece accepted. Even more seriously chuffed now I see the esteemed company of Tiger authors and general scribes who are in the book. Thank you again


  2. A privilege to have contributed ( hopefully all the advertising on many tiger face book pages is resulting in some sales )

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