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.


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.

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.

Almanac (Richmond Home and Away) Summary: The voyage of the yellow and black endeavour

Following Richmond’s Round 18 win against the Crows, John Green casts his eye over the Tigers’ season so far, spanning from controversy to stirring wins.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 22 – Richmond v St Kilda: Farewells and flags far in the future

Tony Roberts made his last trek to the ‘G for the 2007 season, and watched St Kilda narrowly avoid disaster as they farewelled a Saints champion.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 21 – Essendon v Richmond: Legends struggle to say bye

Round 21, 2007. James Hird and Kevin Sheedy’s final games in Melbourne. Over 85,000 flocked to the ‘G – Paul Daffey has the report on a final home contest for two Essendon heroes.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – West Coast v Richmond: An honourable loss for the depleted Tigers

It was a hard night in 2007 for Tim Adam, who had to explain to his son why the Tigers were underperforming. Despite this, a late surge meant Richmond didn’t do too badly against the reigning premiers.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 19 – Richmond v Collingwood: Who to Roast now?

The Tigers were given no hope of beating the resurging Pies in 2007. Adam McNicol couldn’t believe his eyes from the corporate boxes as the game came down to the wire.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 18 – Geelong v Richmond: Cats stories from afar

A weekend away in Darwin means John Harms had to watch his ladder-leading Cats from up north in 2007. Luckily, Johnson and co were in full flight against a hapless Richmond.

Round 6 – Richmond v Sydney: Disinterest

It was only a fortnight ago, but Paddy Grindlay’s tale of watching Richmond play Sydney at a Victorian pub hurts those left in lockdown. From young teenage life stories to a flowing tab, Paddy’s story has it all on a difficult day for a Tigers fan.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 17 – Sydney v Richmond: Richmond-hurt

Cameron Noakes chose a bad night in 2007 to try convincing Richmond supporters to turn to Collingwood. Another debilitating loss to the Tigers only brought out more hurt and anger.

Italian Team of the Century: Ian Stewart (Cervi)

To coincide with Ian Stewart’s appearance on ‘Open Mike’ we reprise Tony De Bolfo’s in depth profile of his family’s Italian heritage.
First published in 2010.