The Tigers Almanac 2019 – Extract: Pickett’s Pirouette

Here’s an extract from The Tigers Almanac 2019. It is rising star Jack Banister’s piece about Marlion Pickett. It is one of five forewords in the book – others are by Ben Northey, John ‘Mr Wrap’ Mosig, George Grossek and Matt Quartermaine. There are also numerous other features as well as all of the match reports.

Almanac Flashback – AFL Grand Final 2017: Adelaide v Richmond – It’s Us

Richmond’s three decades plus premiership drought finally ended in 2017. Let’s go back two years to revisit Jack Banister’s poignant account of that glorious day when the face of those long, often heart-breaking and challenging years, Matthew Richardson, came forward to present the premiership trophy.

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.

Mother’s Day, with Gram

Jack Banister writes poignantly of his Grandma, going to the footy and visiting her in Middle Park.

Round 6 – Collingwood v Richmond: D.Wilson & B.Grundy 

The Tigers run out 43-point winners on one of the rare occasions when everyone leaves the ground somewhat satisfied. The Pies showed enough to challenge the premiers, which bodes well for the rest of their year. And the premiers rose to the challenge, as very good sides do reports Jack.

AFLM Round 2 – Adelaide v Richmond: Not Our Night

For the Richmond faithful, watching on as the umpire crosses his arms and uncrosses them again for the sake of theatre, you can only avert your eyes, remind yourself it’s round two, and gently proclaim, “it’s just not been our night.”

Book Club with Konrad Marshall: Listen here

Jack Banister and Gordon Hunter-Merdeith interviewed Konrad Marshall, author of Yellow and Black, A Season with Richmond, for the latest episode of their podcast, The People’s Game. Take a listen.

The People’s Game Podcast 

Jack Banister has started a new footy podcast. Here’s the run down and the first episode.