Round 23 – Sal’s Preview: And then there are Eight

Sal Ciardulli previews the last round of the AFL home and away season for 2021.

Almanac Footy: Bachar Houli, an ornament to the game

Bachar Houli, the triple premiership star of Richmond, has announced his retirement from the AFL after 232 games. The Footy Almanac salutes an exceptional contributor to the game.

Round 16 – Gold Coast v Richmond: Ninth again?

Dan Hoban was very confident going in to the Tiges game against the Suns but what he observed has made him think his Tiges are in danger of finishing ninth again.

Almanac Teams: Fourteen karat gold (1980- )

It might not be the first number you think of for out and out champions, but Rodney Boyd’s side of the best in Number 14 since 1980 is surprisingly stacked with top shelf talent.

Almanac Poetry: Lockdown Limericks

John Green has turned to that most accessible of poetry forms, the limerick, during lockdown. Feast away, Tiger fans!

Round 2 – Collingwood v Richmond: Drawing the masses back into footy

Sean Mortell was among the throng of fans who saw the AFL restart after months of interregnum at the whims of coronavirus. Did everything go as expected? Not in this new normal.

Round 2 – Collingwood v Richmond: Discomfort

Footy’s back! Paddy Grindlay reviews the hard slog of the Collingwood and Richmond game that resulted in the first draw of the season.

Five Reasons To Watch Richmond In 2020

The absence of the footy season sends some minds off in ‘interesting’ directions. Sam provides this take on why we should keep an eye on Richmond.

Grand Final – Richmond v GWS: Damage

Old Dog’s Grand Final thoughts have been a must-read on the Almanac site for years. And this one on Richmond’s thrashing of GWS is no different. He describes and analyses and thinks about what it all means from a shed in south-east Tassie. [Thanks Old Dog – JTH]

Preliminary Final – Richmond v Geelong: They Say Nobody Watches the Same Game of Football

Old Dog reviews the Richmond-Geelong game that he saw, with his trademark description, analysis and respect for the players. [Kelly’s a bit stiff missing a vote – JTH]

Goodesy

Senior high school student Paddy Grindlay expresses his thoughts about Adam Goodes, the footballer and the person.

Bachar Houli, the Tigers’ run-and-carry man extraordinaire, hits 200 games

Richmond’s Bachar Houli plays his 200th AFL game tomorrow night when the Tigers meet the Magpies. Kate Birrell’s beautiful image leads the Almanac’s salute to one of the League’s silky-smooth, rebounding champions.

Round 18 – Richmond v Port Adelaide: Feeling Good

Kate Birrell was looking forward to a footy fix after a holiday in Bali, and her Tigers didn’t let her down. Kate was happy woman indeed!

Balcony Banter Round 17 – Richmond v GWS: Winter Days

Almanac regular Joe De Petro saw his Tigers take on the Giants at the MCG on a dreary winter’s afternoon.

Round 11 – North Melbourne v Richmond: A new dawn, baby

Andrew Starkie is a satisfied man, unlike his mate Daff, as the Roos upset the Tigers in their Round 11 match.

Football: The space for public reason

‘Public reason, simply, is the common ground on which a positive society can be established…A space for public reason is formed when two individuals or groups with exclusive definitions of ‘truth’ can come together and legislate based on what is mutually reasonable.’ How Australian football, its flaws acknowledged, just might be able to inform our political process, a sorely flawed entity indeed. Lots of food for thought here.

Fearless: Footy always gives us something to think about

Fearless considers some of the key issues in footy at the moment.

Round 22 – Richmond v Essendon: Footy and other things

Richmond took on Essendon on Friday night and while Jarrod Landells was happy with the win, it was what happened moments before the game that pleased him most.

Round 22: Footy previews from Sal, plus some race tips.

All the tips and previews from Sal for this weekend of footy and racing.

Round 21 – Preview: I see Red, I see Red, I see Red

Sal adds his thoughts about the issue of punching opponents and the rules associated with the act in our game, and he also previews the upcoming round of football.