Stodgington Hotel

Heading from western Victoria to his home in East Gippsland, celebrated Australian writer Bruce Pascoe just has to see his Tigers on Friday night. He winds up in the Stodgington Hotel. This is the account of his night. [Brilliant! Great to have you on the Almanac site Bruce – JTH]

Round 17 – GWS v Richmond: The Giants’ last laugh

John Green watches his Tigers take on GWS in Sydney from his lounge room chair. It’s a game of pulses. And the Tiges can’t quite get enough out of their final quarter surge. [Quality match – Ed]

Round 16 – Richmond v Adelaide: Hatred at the G

First on the ladder and flying, Richmond have lost their underdog mantle. To beat them, you must work inconceivably hard for each miniscule victory. It is a position as unfamiliar to once-starved fanatics as their position as Premiers. And for Paddy, the pleasure of watching his Tiges power to victory over the Crows is immense as he articulates so well.