Almanac Art: A prelude to the 2020 AFL Grand Final from DJ Williams

They’re the last teams standing in 2020, but as the artwork of Darren ‘DJ’ Williams shows, Richmond and Geelong have been standing for a very long time.

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 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.

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.

Season and player review: Richmond (Part 1)

Jill and Sophie Fitzsimons pause to consider the 2020 Richmond home and (mostly) away season through a thorough player review from number 1 to 50, starting today with Nick Vlastuin through Jason Castagna.

Preliminary Final 1971 – St Kilda v Richmond: On being crucified

John Green recalls the 1971 season, when his beloved Tigers were cruelly bested by St Kilda at the final hurdle en route to the grand final – but were they robbed?

Round 6 – Richmond v Sydney: Altered States (or A Celebration of Brisbane Footy and Buses)

Better late than never! Ben Fenton-Smith regales with a tale of being a Tiger fan in unfriendly (or simply uncaring) territory for most of his life, before the pandemic relocated the team into his own backyard. [Worth the wait – Ed.]

Almanac Poetry: Lockdown Limericks

John Green has turned to that most accessible of poetry forms, the limerick, during lockdown. Feast away, Tiger fans!

Round 10 – Richmond v Brisbane: Vitas Gerulaitis and The Reality of Richmond

Looking for positives after another loss to the Tigers, Shane Reid invokes an immortal line from Vitas Gerulaitis. (His daughter is more focused on Charlie Cameron – Ed)


Malcolm “Rulebook” Ashwood profiles Neil Balme – legendary footballer, coach and manager across multiple states and clubs.

Jack Riewoldt’s application of Newtonian physics

Michael Viljoen comes up with interesting takes on Newtonian physics, simple arithmetic and proposed penalties for inane television commentators. (Sign him up, Gillon! – Ed.)

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 2 and 3: There’s always next week

It’s been a long time between drinks Pie fans, but Cam Hooke is back to review Round 2’s draw with Richmond and preview the upcoming clash with St Kilda.

Round 2 – Collingwood v Richmond: Do androids dream of electric crowd noises?

Is this the brave new world of footy in 2020? From a pinch of the ridiculous to the barest amount of sublime, Jarrod Landells found the Tigers’ draw with Collingwood difficult to sink his teeth into for the most part.

Round 2 – Collingwood v Richmond: Drawing the masses back into footy

Sean Mortell was among the throng of fans who saw the AFL restart after months of interregnum at the whims of coronavirus. Did everything go as expected? Not in this new normal.

Football History: 1919 VFL Grand Final

Anticipating an October pandemic Grand Final this year, Glen! takes us back to the year 1919, when Richmond and Collingwood played the decider in the year of Spanish Flu.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 2 preview

Cam Hooke is back on the Collingwood Life beat, taking an early look at the Pies’ Round 2 clash with the reigning premiers. Cam is also rather partial to the prospect of an October Grand Final.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 7 – Port v Richmond: Port go to the top

Richmond rebounded from their historic thrashing against Geelong to……lose comfortably against Port.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 5 – Richmond v West Coast

The weather was unpromising, and the ladder positions suggested a lopsided contest, but Chris Riordan ended up very pleased he made the effort to watch the Eagles’ battle the Tigers at the G’.