Round 15 – Richmond v St. Kilda: Saints find their mojo against tired Tigers

Braham Dabscheck woke up on Friday feeling confident about a St Kilda upset win over the Tigers. But what he got even blew his lofty expectations away in a stunning MCG victory for the Saints.

Round 12 – Essendon v Richmond: Inside information

John Green ruminates on what constitutes a good modern football side, before wondering just how costly the loss of former assistant coaches may be when Essendon close in on his Tigers in the annual Dreamtime clash.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 18, 1952: Geelong v Richmond – Cats make it ten in a row

Geelong wrap up top spot for the 1952 finals series, whilst elsewhere John Coleman closes on another ton. Peter Clark’s Geelong’s Record Run continues.

Book Launch: ‘The Trials of Jack Broadstock’ by Michael Sexton (May 25)

Michael Sexton’s biography of Jack Broadstock will be launched on May 25 in Adelaide. Details about the event and the book are included in this post.

Balcony Banter Bonanza: No matching the MCG!

The sheer pleasure of being back at the footy at the MCG has dominated recent posts on the MCC Members blog ‘Balcony Banter’. Teenage GWS fan Nicholas Quinlan and Demons historian Lynda Carroll add their thoughts after their recent experiences.

Round 5 – St Kilda v Richmond: Extremely disappointing and devastating loss

It was a tough time for Yoshi, who saw his Saints get crushed by Richmond on Thursday night footy. Bemoaning his side’s inadequacies, Yoshi calls for a tougher response against Port Adelaide next week.

Balcony Banter Round 2: Hawthorn v Richmond

Tiger fans Dave Campbell and Joe De Petro have both written about the Richmond Round 2 win over Hawthorn in this week’s Balcony Banter offerings.

Round 1 – Richmond v Carlton: Seven minutes told the tale

For all Carlton’s efforts on the night, it’s seven minutes that leave John Butler worried.

Round 1 – Richmond v Carlton: Playing possum

It’s the season for new beginnings: for the league, the reigning premiers and for Paddy Grindlay. Freshly ensconced in his Melbourne digs, it’s clear that home is where you make it, but can always be familiar and welcoming.

Almanac Footy and Music: McLennan and Riewoldt: Stars or Role Players?

Michael Nichols explores the interplay of footy and music through the lens of Richmond’s role player Jack Riewoldt and The Go-Betweens’ composer/performer Grant McLennan.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Two Little Tigers

When Edward P. Olsen’s young children chose to barrack for the Tigers back in 2016 he was expecting they would have some tough lessons awaiting them. It hasn’t worked out as anticipated.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Disappointed but not shattered

Copying a text sent to friends and family post-match, Marcus Holt sums up how all Cats fans are feeling after a brave loss to Richmond in last night’s Grand Final.

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 – Sal’s preview: What’s on the Plate this year?

Sal provides an in-depth preview of the Grand Final and runs his eye over the form at the track for both Friday night and Saturday. He seems to have covered the odds all-round.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry: Fred Swift

Fred Swift captained Richmond’s premiership team in 1967, his last quarter goal-square mark a precursor of Leo Barry many years later. But was he over the goal-line? Bill Wootton captures it all in verse.

Nankervis

The Old Dog knows a thing or two about ruck work. He also knows a few things about Toby Nankervis, who he coached as a youngster. He was very proud on Friday night.

Almanac Footy History – The 1967 Grand Final: Richmond v Geelong

As Saturday evening’s season decider looms, we look back at the previous Richmond v Geelong Grand Final encounters in 1931 and 1967. Sit back and enjoy!

AFL Grand Final Permutations

Which team has the most to prove? What other factors might come into play? Paul Spinks looks the the AFL Grand Final contenders.

Almanac Footy: From the Arctic to a Grand Final at the Gabba, who would have thought?

To say Richard Marlow has travelled a long way in 2020 would be understating it. He’s pretty happy to score tickets to Saturday’s Grand Final.

Finals Week 1 – Brisbane v Richmond: Captain’s call

John Green went into Richmond’s first final confident. After avidly following the glittering career of skipper Trent Cotchin, John was let down by Richmond’s loss to the Lions.