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2017: Year of the Tiger

2017: Year of the Tiger

Andrew Gigacz looks back on Richmond's last 12 months, charting the Tigers' amazing transformation from a club on the brink to one basking in premiership glory.

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After 37 years, it's Tiger time again

After 37 years, it's Tiger time again

Adam Cardosi, founder and editor at-large of australianfootball.com, reports in detail on Richmond's drought-breaking win in Saturday's AFL Grand Final.

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Footy Research

Eat 'em alive

Eat 'em alive

In his 1965 book, Captain Blood, Jack Dyer recalled his early days at Punt Road, and the baptism of fire he was given by not just opposition players, but also his Tiger teammates.

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1911 revisited: The Grand Final

1911 revisited: The Grand Final

John Butler's 1911 VFL season retrospective reaches a dramatic climax with Essendon and Collingwood meeting in a gripping Grand Final.

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Treasure Trove

The Mighty Tigers, 1980

The Mighty Tigers, 1980

The Canberra Times reports on the 1980 VFL Grand Final which saw Richmond demolish Collingwood to the tune of 81 points.

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The Adelaide Crows first AFL game

The Adelaide Crows first AFL game

In 1991 the Adelaide Crows played their first AFL game against Hawthorn. The Canberra Times previews, and reviews, the match.

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Obituaries

The death of Vic Thorp

The death of Vic Thorp

The Sporting Globe reports on the death of Richmond's greatest defender, Vic Thorp, who died in 1941, aged 50.

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GIGA BITE

Happy 181st birthday to Henry 'Colden' Harrison, often referred to as a 'father of the game' of football and certainly a great contributor to it over many years as both player and administrator. - Andrew Gigacz 

Footy Tube

Richmond v Glenelg - 1973 Championships

After defeating Carlton in the 1973 VFL Grand Final, Richmond travelled to Adelaide to take on Glenelg to determine the champion club of Australia. With both clubs' home guernseys being identical, the teams tossed for the right to wear the black jumper with the yellow sash. Richmond won the toss, so it was Glenelg's Tigers who were forced to wear the clash strip.

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AFL 2017 Season

For a complete summary of the 2017 AFL season, including the fixture, results and ladder, click here.

2017 AFL Ladder

# Club P Pts %
1 Adelaide 22 62 135.98
2 Geelong 22 62 117.38
3 Richmond 22 60 118.29
4 Greater Western Sydney 22 60 114.85
5 Port Adelaide 22 56 129.74
6 Sydney 22 56 126.77
7 Essendon 22 48 106.54
8 West Coast 22 48 105.71
9 Melbourne 22 48 105.22
10 Western Bulldogs 22 44 97.07
11 St. Kilda 22 44 96.93
12 Hawthorn 22 42 90.71
13 Collingwood 22 38 99.03
14 Fremantle 22 32 74.40
15 North Melbourne 22 24 87.59
16 Carlton 22 24 78.21
17 Gold Coast 22 24 75.98
18 Brisbane 22 20 74.31

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Micro Noises

Micro Noises 187: All about Richmond!

The Tigers are premiers! Gigs has all the obscure numbers and anagrams that explain Richmond's victory, and reveals how their win was great for Brisbane!

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Micro Noises 186: A Grand Brownlow

Surely Dustin Martin winning the Brownlow Medal is a great thing for Richmond? Maybe not. Gigs explains why.

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Footy Blogs

The ghosts of Richmond past

Simon Huggard, grandson of Richmond's Frank, tells a family story of Tiger redemption and joy after a chance meeting at Saturday's Grand Final.

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Shooting the Past

Clare Wright interviews the subject of an iconic football image from 1973, Robert 'Bones' McGhie.

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All three volumes of John Devaney's seminal Guide to Australian Football Clubs are being updated and first two are now available!

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Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.