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AFL Round 19: Richmond vs. Collingwood

It is now 9 decades since the peak of the Collingwood-Richmond rivalry. Over 3 consecutive Grand Finals between 1927-1929, the Collingwood Machine Team established it’s greatness despite the efforts of the competitive Tigers. But what was the key element to the success of the Machine Team? And can it be found in the present day Tigers?

AFL Round 9: West Coast vs. Richmond

West Coast were formidable at Subiaco, but they have looked similarly impressive at Optus Stadium. So was the home-ground factor of the Subiaco ground dimensions (long & narrow) over-hyped? And what about the Tigers playing away from their beloved short & wide MCG?

AFL Round 6: Collingwood vs. Richmond

It was stability, on and off the field that ultimately formed the platform for Richmond’s 2017 premiership success. And whilst Dustin Martin ultimately took most of the individual award honours in Richmond’s premiership season, it was possibly Alex Rance that was the most irreplaceable Richmond player. Rance is the pre-eminent key defender of his generation, but is he still the best key defender in the AFL?

AFL Round 1: Richmond vs. Carlton

Watching the Richmond and Carlton Football Clubs start the AFL fixture each year is usually a preamble to the season proper for most supporters. But this year (at last), it’s not just a cautionary tale on how to mismanage a club, it’s a cautionary tale on how to manage a premiership team. It has been over 2 decades since either team has faced the scenario of defending a premiership…

AFL Grand Final: Adelaide vs. Richmond

In 2017, both Adelaide and Richmond are celebrating Premiership anniversaries. Adelaide are celebrating 20 years since their maiden Premiership success in 1997. Whilst Richmond are celebrating 50 years since their drought breaking 1967 Premiership. And if you believe in omens their are some noticeable parallels between 2017 and the anniversaries both these teams are celebrating. 

AFL Preliminary Final: Richmond vs. GWS Giants

Pressure, Pressure, Pressure. Richmond's mosquito fleet of small forwards have been applying manic pressure on opposition defences all year. And now the Tigers are one win away from their first Grand Final in 35 years. The Weekend Preview has joined the bandwagon.

AFL Finals Preview Special

The 8 teams playing Finals represent the 8 best defences in the AFL. And if defence wins premierships, then who will we see in the Grand Final in 4 weeks time? As a bonus edition, The Weekend Preview assesses the strengths and weaknesses of all 8 finalists.

AFL Round 20: Richmond vs. Hawthorn

Has the Number 1 pick in the National Draft historically been a safe choice? And where in the Draft have the best players been selected? This week The Weekend Preview answers those questions and looks back at the 2007 National Draft.

AFL Round 14: Richmond vs. Carlton

Richmond appear to invent new ways of losing in heartbreaking fashion each week. But have we all been a little too harsh on the Tigers? There is reason for the Tigers to be positive and for a start there is arguably one team worse than the Tigers in close games.

AFL Round 1: Carlton vs. Richmond

Welcome to the 2017 AFL premiership season – Carlton versus Richmond. Although this season opening fixture often fails to live up to expectation (even Darryl Braithwaite failed to turn up with actual horses last year for the pre-match entertainment), the importance of the fixture for both teams is more than the four points on offer, in fact, it can be season defining.