TIGERS POLISH OFF THE SILVERWARE!
Oh we’re from Tigerland! Euphoric – and tireless – Richmond fans have been belting out that theme song for days now, continuing to paint the town yellow and black after Saturday’s epic premiership. Little wonder, as not only did the Tigers break a 37-year drought, but their idol King Dusty took home the Brownlow and Norm Smith medals, leaving nothing for the Tigers’ rivals but admiration and envy.
We review of the seasons of all 22 Richmond premiership players game-by-game.
A WIN FOR THE TRUE BELIEVERS
The biggest lesson from the Tigers’ triumph is how faith in one another can generate a tidal wave of momentum.
WHY DID COTCHIN PLAY?
The Match Review Panel members knew we were on a hiding to nothing with the Trent Cotchin case. Nathan Burke explains why the Tiger skipper let off.
THE MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
How the SEN commentators called it as Richmond seized the momentum in the 2017 Grand Final.
This time last year, Richmond entered the trade period on the back of a 13th-place finish and a 113-point flogging in Round 23 at the hands of Sydney Swans. Twelve months down the track, the reigning premier is not expected to be as busy during the AFL Trade Period, but won’t rest on its laurels either.
Once rated the best player in the land, the unflappable Paul Roos made the transition to successful coach. He has a revelaing chat with David Rhys-Jones about his life in footy.
COBURG'S CALL TO ARMS
Coburg has put out an appeal for greater local support as it fights for its future in the VFL.
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!
With the siren having sounded on the 2017 season it’s time to run through community football’s victors and vanquished.
VFL | In rare Ayres
Port Melbourne’s veteran mentor declares this premiership will go down as the storied club’s finest.
NEAFL | Another shattering Swan dive
Maiden premiership continues to elude minor premiers.
SANFL | First the double, now the dynasty Two Blues coach Martin Mattner has a midas touch – and now seeks total domination.
WAFL | Silver lining to Thunder victory
To misquote the late Oscar Wilde, reports of the competition’s death are greatly exaggerated.
THE LOCAL WHITEBOARD
We highlight the newsmakers, league HQ changes, and some of the medal winners in metro and country football.
ANOTHER FISHY STORY
It was flag No.35 for Fish Creek in the other AFL – the Alberton Football League – decider. Paul Amy took in the scene.
Why kicking on makes dollars and sense for veterans; a huge Grand Final event fail; an added layer to scalping; and the bare facts wash up – we reveal some of the whispers around the corridors of power.
All this and more in the October issue of Inside Football magazine.
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