A funny thing happened at the G

Dr Cruel sums up the depth of feeling between Richmond and Carlton fans when it comes to their (traditional) opening round match-up. It’s what beating an arch-rival does to your hopes for the season ahead.

Remember…Billy Nicholls

Adjusting to life after professional sport ends is a struggle for many former players. Rohan Cooper charts the trajectory of former Hawk and Tiger, Billy Nicholls.

NAB Challenge 2015 – Western Bulldogs v Richmond: The Doug Hawkins Wing Part II (As an Adult)

Damian Gibson visited with the ghosts of Fitzroy past at the Whitten Oval as the Bulldogs and Richmond clashed in their opening match of the 2015 NAB Challenge

Ruff Ruff

A brilliantly honest and insightful review by Paddy Grindlay of the Richmond Tigers annus horribilus. Are the Tigers in a blip, a ditch or a gap year?

Fan stories

Andy Fuller analyses Dugald Jellie’s series of essays Tiger Tiger Burning Bright which appeared weekly for much of 2013, and laments the attitude of the self-important who failed to appreciate them. [Reminds me of a section of Richard Ford’s novel The Sportswriter which is no faint praise – Ed]

AFL Round 12 – Richmond v Adelaide: The Basket Press Cup

While the typical football homily is to take it one week at a time the narrative for Richmond over the past 31 years has been about each season being another false dawn. Finally in 2013 it looks as if the sun is legitimately coming up.

Angus embraces Dreamtime

My Footy Weekend   Dreamtime at the G For me Dreamtime at the G was really about Richmond at the G. Mum was disappointed at the start because we didn’t see the Dreamtime extravaganza. We did see the last 30 seconds or so which was the musicians packing up and the big parachute brolgas strutting [Read more]

Round 5 Winners and Losers

Round 5 is in the history books. The Swans and Eagles are undefeated at the top of the ladder and it’s feeling like a movie I’ve seen before. Here are the winners and losers from a round that gave us several thrilling encounters and a crushing loss or two. Winners Dane Swan The Brownlow Medallist/art [Read more]

Setting the Bar High

In this Olympic year, thoughts go to many and varied events across those two weeks of that competition which comes around once every four years: events that would be given barely a second thought by any of us at any other time. My thoughts seem to have wandered to the field event of high jump. [Read more]

There is something simmering at Tigerland

Lunch with the boys is always something to look forward to. As with most groups there is much good natured ribbing and laughter. The “ribbing” is usually started by Nuf, a Tigers man. “The Cats will struggle this year,” he might say. “Don’t care,” Diesel might reply with a smirk.  “I can die happy.” “What [Read more]