Round 6 – Richmond v Melbourne: The Men Who Stayed Behind

John Green reflects on the monumental nature of ANZAC day and the direction of footy since the World War II period.

Round 5 – Richmond v Sydney: Sticking at it

On one of the tougher nights Keiran Croker has had at the footy – because expectations remain high – he and his team stick at it despite a tentative performance.

Round 5 – Richmond v Sydney: To Dust we shall return

To dust we shall return! The Tiges get a lift from the return of an energised Dusty Martin and are too good for the Swans at Docklands.

Round 1 (2009) – Richmond v Carlton: Ransacked by Visigoths

This piece by John Harms was published just after the opening round in 2009. Stainless Steele’s series reminded us to reprise it here.

Preliminary Final – Richmond v Collingwood: We’ll always have Paris

In front of a huge crowd at the MCG, Joe De Petro endured watching his Tigers’ back-to-back premiership dreams deflate in the hands of a dominant Collingwood side. Richmond’s 2018 season might be over but he’ll always have Paris…

Preliminary Final – Richmond v Collingwood (Floreat Pica Society): History is real

Frank Taylor’s brilliant family story about his forebears’ struggles a century ago in Richmond and surrounds and how footy has always been part of it all. So this was a very meaningful match – and the result was equally immense. [Great piece – JTH]

Preliminary Final – Richmond v Collingwood: USA, USA, USA

The Reynolds crew had lost their voices by the second quarter but it had been worth it – the Pies were well and truly in control. Luke is still recovering.

Preliminary Final – Richmond v Collingwood: Under white and black attack

You need the patience of Job to follow a footy team properly says Tiger John Green as he tells the story of Friday night’s preliminary final against Collingwood. It was a tough night.

Preliminary Final Preview: Richmond v Collingwood – Just beat the Pies

‘This Preliminary Final weekend, it’s two teams at opposite ends of the streets, two clubs with a history that burns, old rivals whose hatred for one another is everything but fabricated.’ Paddy Grindlay looks towards Friday night’s big crosstown rival clash.

Finals Week 1 – Richmond v Hawthorn: It’s only the Beginning

It might only be the beginning of the finals series but Joe De Petro has plenty to be optimistic about early for his premiership-defending Tigers.

Finals Week 1 – Richmond v Hawthorn: Playing it by the book (Alex’s book)

Alex Rance’s allegorical book comes to a happy ending. For John Green, so did Thursday night’s game. But will the 2018 season?

Finals Week 1 – Richmond v Hawthorn: Some pre-match thoughts

Declan Dempsey-Young makes his debut at the Almanac with this preview of the Richmond-Hawthorn qualifying-final. [Good to have you with us Declan – JTH]

Round 23 – Richmond v Western Bulldogs: Big week in Canberra, big day at the MCG.

After a tumultuous week in his home town, John Baker sits down to watch a cracking game between his Tiges and the Dogs. He is reminded of George Megalogenis’s new book about how Richmond saved Australia.

Round 21 – Richmond v Gold Coast: Kick it to Jack

Gillian Dite escaped the Melbourne winter this weekend to head to the Gold Coast to see her Tiges take on the Suns at Metricon Stadium – and they certainly put on a show for her.

Round 20 – Richmond v Geelong: Trifecta, sadly.

Peter Fitzpatrick has written three pieces for the Almanac and Balcony Banter – all three about Geelong-Richmond clashes. Here’s the third. [Stop writing Peter! JTH]

Stodgington Hotel

Heading from western Victoria to his home in East Gippsland, celebrated Australian writer Bruce Pascoe just has to see his Tigers on Friday night. He winds up in the Stodgington Hotel. This is the account of his night. [Brilliant! Great to have you on the Almanac site Bruce – JTH]

Round 20 – Richmond v Geelong: One for the ages

Cheryl Critchley is loving this new Richmond world – one where her Tiges can not only beat Geelong but beat them twice in a season.

Round 20 – Richmond v Geelong: Be careful what you wish for

A flippant pre-game wish makes for a nervous final quarter. Will responsibility fall on John Green’s shoulders?

Round 19 – Richmond v Collingwood: Should have paid closer attention to the rat

A Tiger roaming far from home enjoys a day at the local that does not go to plan. But reality is so much better than the plan – except when it comes to the less happy side of country footy.

Round 19 – Richmond v Collingwood: Like a Tiger Defying the Laws of Gravity

‘These are games of wonder, they restore our youth, they will bring us back for more, again and again. When these two mighty tribes clash on the MCG, we do more than simply watch.’ Joe De Petro poetically sums up Saturday’s blockbuster.