Almanac (Footy) Life: Mavis and The Tigers

Graeme Gardner tells the story of his family’s love of the Mighty Tigers over the generations. [Tremendous family and social history – JTH]

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Dynasties

Old Dog reviews the Grand Final from the rainswept Otways. With Bourbon.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Dreamtime for Queensland Tiger fans at the Gabba

Enjoy the first of many Queensland-based Tigers supporters re-telling an infamous night. Finally getting to attend a Grand Final up north gave opportunities for photos and normal celebrations that the prevailing Richmond Football Club deserved.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Macca

Tiger K.N. Dole has been hearing lots of talk of fairy tales. Here’s one he hasn’t heard yet.

Grand Final preview: a potential classic

In what he sees as a potential classic Grand Final, Sean Mortell casts his eye over the teams and tips his winner.

Almanac Footy History: The `67 Grand Final

Grand Final today. Old Dog looks back at the last time Richmond and Geelong played in the Grand Final, in 1967, through the eyes of some of the players who ran out that day.

1931 Grand Final – Geelong v Richmond: Cats shine in hard times

John Harms’s account of the 1931 Grand Final – between Geelong and Richmond – was first published in Grand Finals Volume 1 1897-1938 (published by Slattery Media Group). It tells the tale of a memorable match where one of the smallest players ever to pull on footy boots, Mickey the Mouse Carney, was the star, all at the height of the Great Depression.

Finals Week 3 – Port Adelaide v Richmond: The better angels of our nature

I didn’t realise mild-mannered John Green had this in him. He reports on the Port-Richmond match which seems to have added bonuses.

Finals Week 3 – Port Adelaide v Richmond: Another option

Paddy Grindlay depicts snippets which construct a picture of a high-pressure game which was crazy-random at times and predictable at others. [Some tremendous observations in this – Ed]]

Finals Week 2 – Richmond v St Kilda: Oh my god, they killed Kenny!

Tiger-loving Paddy Grindlay is picking up the vibe that his boys are the new bastards. [Astute Paddy – JTH]

Finals Week 2 – Richmond v St Kilda: Sad end to the Saints’ stellar season

Braham Dabscheck is disappointed to be bundled out of the finals but very happy with the Saints’ much-improved year. His boys had a red hot go all season.

Finals Week 2 – Richmond v St Kida: Bounding off the safety net

In the footy circus that is the AFL in 2020, John Green watched Richmond fall from the highwire only to be caught by the safety net.

Finals Week 1 – Brisbane v Richmond: Welcome back Prince Harris Andrews, the Jason Donovan of our premiership hopes

It was a nervous time for the Lions, but Shane Reid was left passionately barracking on Brisbane as they pushed Lions to the brink in their qualifying final match-up.

Season and player review: Richmond (Part 2)

Jill and Sophie Fitzsimons continue their consideration of the 2020 Richmond home and (mostly) away season and player review from number 1 to 50, this time from David Astbury through Toby Nankervis.

Round 17 – Geelong v Richmond: Zero

So, I’m thinking the Almanac has entered its Sgt Pepper’s stage, thanks to Dips who has really been affected by Geelong’s loss to the Tiges. Gather around him as he cleans the loos, vacuums the stairs while listening to a philosophy podcast and some classic music. [This is your 200th piece on the Almanac site Dips. Thank you. – JTH]

Round 13 – Essendon v Richmond: Dreamtime at Darwin’s `G

Rod Oaten was hoping the Bombers’ Dreamtime luck might change with the game played at a different venue. It was not to be, but Rod did enjoy the spectacle of the game, especially the Welcome Ceremony.

Almanac Family History: Tina Ongarello Reminisces

Tina Ongarello remembers wonderful days of family and footy. [First published in 2011]

1981 Revisited – Round 13: ‘Swingshift’

Stainless Steele continues his journey through the 1981 season with Round 13. The Bombers overcame a 26-point deficit at three quarter time to pip Richmond at the bell while Geelong kicked a mammoth score against a hapless North Melbourne. All that and more.

Round 2 – Collingwood v Richmond: Daicos Delights in Dour Draw

The couch will have to do instead of MCG seats for Luke Reynolds as he yells himself hoarse supporting his Magpies in their drawn game against the Tigers.

Round 2 – Collingwood v Richmond: Asterisk you take*

John Green considers the asterisk – its ancient history and its use in modern sport. And then reports on the re-boot of this 2020 season.