Tiger Spirit Animal was alive and kicking at the meritorious Mecca

The Tiger tales keep on coming. Here, Saints fan Jennifer Muirden explains why she was so happy to see Richmond win the flag.

Dusty officially now a bona fide champion

Jen Muirden was honoured to attend the Richmond Football Club’s special Brownlow Medal Count and she pays tribute to their winner, Dustin Martin.

Grand Final – Adelaide v Richmond: Like the Tigers of Old

Noel McPhee asks “What just happened?”

Grand Final – Adelaide v Richmond: Jubilant Relief

For Paddy Grindlay and his family, “the weight of disappointment and humilation, year upon year” is finally over.

Success has brought life back to traditional roots

The past two seasons have seen premierships for the Western Bulldogs and Richmond Tigers which has caused disbelief from the football community, and their fans. Jake Rachwalski looks at what these wins have done for the suburbs involved as well as footy on the whole.

Era, era on the wall; 1960-1966

The VFL in the 1960’s saw football still as a tough yet sometimes brutal sport, as players were happy to play the game for the joy of it. This period also saw the introduction of television, football replays and shows such as Football Inquest, World of Sport and League Teams. It was also the period that saw Ron Barassi leave the Dees for the Blues and the sacking of Norm Smith.

Era, era on the wall: 1939 – 1948

Jeff Dowsing’s look back at VFL Grand Final eras continues. Today: The World War Two years. Bluey Truscott, The Bloodbath of ’45, ‘King’ Dick and Captain Blood.

Memoir: Melbourne’s good fortune

I live in Yarraville, work in Parkville, and study in Hawthorn. I ride my bike, drive a car and use public transport. On any given day, it is not unusual for me to travel past half a dozen footy grounds ‘home’ to current AFL clubs. On a welcome spring day, with only one lecture scheduled in the mid afternoon, I set off on my bike to stop and visit these places.