The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 12 – Richmond v Melbourne: Brown gives the yellow and black a boost

A rainy 2007 Friday night greeted James Massola as he watched the cellar-dweller Tigers and Demons face off. When Nathan Brown sparked the yellow and black to a shock win, the knives were sharpened for Melbourne coach Neale Daniher.

There’s still time to have your say at the AFL Fans Association Forum

Yvette Wroby and other Almanackers attended the AFL Fans Association Inaugural Fans Forum last Sunday. We were moderators on the day. You have your chance now to have your say, as we all did. Copy and paste and speak your mind. A collated document, without names, will be read by Head Office so here’s your chance to give your thoughts. Clocks ticking. Get them in soon.

Gary Brasier – Tigers Tragic

A snarling Tigers’ figurine stood on Andrew Brasier’s mantelpiece – a testament to the great Tiger spirit of his uncle Gary. [One of many tales from The Tigers’ Almanac – Ed]

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

Jack Banister has had a lifetime of following Richmond. He contemplates his Grand Final week and Grand Final day state of mind before settling with the faithful at Punt Road. These are his observations. [Terrific piece – JTH]

Premiership Tiger Dreams of a 1967 Repeat

KB Hill looks back at the life and career of John Perry who played in Richmond’s 1967 Grand Final win. A fascinating overview of the player’s career, family connections to footy and some of the legends he played with and against.

Almanac Art: Bustling Billy at Punt Road (by Kate Birrell)

Billy Barrot passed away earlier this week. This is Kate Birrell’s painting of him at Punt Road. [Add your memory of Billy Barrot – Ed]

Footy IQ: How well do you know Melbourne’s footy ovals?

Mike Hugo has put the challenge out to see if you can identify Melbourne’s Football Ovals.

Richmond’s army caught waiting

A couple of years ago a December ‘garage sale’ at Punt Rd caught the essence of the Richmond story. Steve Alomes was there, camera in hand.

Billy Miller visits Punt Road

Billy’s spiritual sojourn of the old suburban grounds reaches Punt Road, home of Jack Dyer, the Tigers’ Disco and a monumental clash between Mushroom Records and 3XY, amongst other notable events. http://www.bellestorie.com/aroundthegrounds/punt/video/puntroad_0.html