Nankervis

With the appointment of Toby Nankervis as Richmond co-captain, the Footy Almanac reprises Old Dog’s wonderful tribute. 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.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Dynasties

Old Dog reviews the Grand Final from the rainswept Otways. With Bourbon.

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.

Round 22- Richmond v Essendon: If, if, if!

Col hopes the law of averages fall into place for Essendon in their game against Richmond at the MCG on Friday night.

Round 21 – Preview: I see Red, I see Red, I see Red

Sal adds his thoughts about the issue of punching opponents and the rules associated with the act in our game, and he also previews the upcoming round of football.

Round 19 Preview – Please do not adjust your settings

Sal presents his weekly thoughts and predictions for the coming weekend of footy.

Round 18 – St Kilda v Richmond: A Quiet Storm

The battle of St Kilda v Richmond was the most agonizing kind of quiet storm, writes Joe De Petro.

Round 16 – Richmond v Adelaide: Hatred at the G

First on the ladder and flying, Richmond have lost their underdog mantle. To beat them, you must work inconceivably hard for each miniscule victory. It is a position as unfamiliar to once-starved fanatics as their position as Premiers. And for Paddy, the pleasure of watching his Tiges power to victory over the Crows is immense as he articulates so well.

Round 6 – Collingwood v Richmond: D.Wilson & B.Grundy 

The Tigers run out 43-point winners on one of the rare occasions when everyone leaves the ground somewhat satisfied. The Pies showed enough to challenge the premiers, which bodes well for the rest of their year. And the premiers rose to the challenge, as very good sides do reports Jack.

Grand Final – Adelaide v Richmond: When it matters most

Old Dog looks at this Grand Final as a quintessential example of the one day in September. Richmond’s pressure beats the Crows’ silk. Full of emotion and action – and trademark Old Dog first principles analysis [Bloody amazing from off the TV Old Dog – JTH].

AFL Grand Final – Adelaide v Richmond: To Gerard

“The hardest years, the wildest years”… Callum O’Connor dedicates 15 years of football to his Uncle Gerard, the man who has led him all the way.

AFL Grand Final Preview – The Last Game of the Season, at Last. 

So Crows and Tiger fans, don’t forget where you’ve come from, the barnstorming footy you’ve played, the joy you took from victories in weeks one and three, and the fact that this week, finally, has been all about you, and your teams. J.Banister is ready for the Grand Final and hopefully, a Tigers victory.

Bush Footy: Ground Level 2017

Perhaps the most novel Season Review of the year – and certainly the most insightful. Yes Dogs [sic] you have told the story of a fair dinkum footy club. [Great stuff Old Dog – JTH]

Round 18 – Richmond v GWS: Can I say the ‘F’ word yet?

Jack Banister may have froze on Sunday but he was pumped by Richmond beating GWS and claiming a top four spot. A Toby Nankervis moment of beauty and goal has everyone on their feet.

Round 18 – Richmond v GWS: Toby, Toby, Toby

It was a game all about Toby Greene.

Round 17 – Richmond v Brisbane: Back to West Melbourne’s concrete castle

Richmond got over the line against Brisbane on the weekend to get back on the winners list. Joe De Petro is happy with the win but has already started thinking about next week’s big test against GWS.

Round 12 – Sydney v Western Bulldogs: Barracking for Towers

Sometimes the little things help you see bigger pictures. The Old Dog watches Sydney play Footscray (as he calls them) in Sin City, from an empty Tassie pub… for friendship and footy.

Round 5 – Richmond v Melbourne: The Conversion of S.Jordan

P. Grindlay and co survive a ticketing blunder to give one of their mates his first look at footy in “this magnificent city”.

Round 3 – Richmond v West Coast: A very un-Richmond afternoon

Richmond’s uncharacteristic tough and scrappy victory sees Paddy Grindlay pleasantly surprised. More of the same, Tigers.

Archie Goes the Early Crow and Calls the AFL Finals Series in April – Surely He Can’t Get So Badly Wrong As He Did in Season `16!

Archie has bitten the proverbial bullet and with the risk of being shot down by his fellow Almanackers, has predicted his AFL 2017 Premiership and Brownlow medal winners after only two rounds. [NB The link is now working properly – sorry for the break in transmission. Ed]