Writing Richmond Together: A review of The Tigers’ Almanac 2017

Andy Fuller gives a terrific overview of The Tigers’ Almanac 2017. He has absolutely nailed it.

The Tigers’ Almanac Launch

Fun launch of The Tigers’ Almanac at the North Fitzroy Arms on Wednesday night. Here’s a pic and a few words.

Round 18 – Richmond v GWS: Flying away – the Giants away game problem

Mark O’Sullivan is a passionate GWS fan. He responds to those who criticise GWS as an artificial construct.

The ABC (Almanac Book Club) – a call for members!

Dugald Jellie with news of a long overdue book club focusing on sporting literature. Read on for info on how to join!

A last goodbye, for a Tiger

Dugald Jellie went to the funeral of Tiger fan Carolyn Gaunt. Here is his story.

[Dugald is a very talented writer with a tremendous respect and affection for people. He has a keen ear and eye and a lovely sense of perspective on things – even if he is Tiger-mad. His stories are published on his website tigertigerburningbright.com.au which has a strong Tiger following. This year he will also be publishing stories here at the Almanac. So it’s a big welcome from me – JTH]

Fan stories

Andy Fuller analyses Dugald Jellie’s series of essays Tiger Tiger Burning Bright which appeared weekly for much of 2013, and laments the attitude of the self-important who failed to appreciate them. [Reminds me of a section of Richard Ford’s novel The Sportswriter which is no faint praise – Ed]

On country football (and listening to the Tiges on the long drive home)

Increasingly vocal Tigers fan Paul Daffey recommends this piece by fellow Tiger Dugald Jellie.