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    Thursday, August 27, 2009

    UPDATE YOUR BOOKMARKS has relaunched.
    Simply go to   (and bookmark that page).
    That is where you will find a treasure trove of Richmond information from the past and present

    - Rhett Bartlett.

    Saturday, August 22, 2009

    Coming Soon... will be relaunched to provide footy fans with more information and the opportunity to contribute their 'Tiger' knowledge.

    - Rhett Bartlett.

    Sunday, August 2, 2009

    Goal after the siren

    With his goal after the siren to win the game, Jordan McMahon joins an elite of Richmond players to have achieved the feat.

    1.  Doug Strang - Rd 14 vs Carlton  1932

    2. Paul Sarah - Rd 19 vs StKilda  

    3.  Jordan McMahon - Rd 18 vs Melbourne  2009

    All three occurrences, happened in August.
    And so, searching through my archives, I have come across the newspaper report of Doug Strang's after the siren goal to beat Carlton in 1932, (courtesy of The Argus), thereby becoming the first Richmond player to achieve that feat.

    Monday, July 27, 2009

    The End of the Era

    This is the last line-up of the Richmond Football Club for Season 1925.  Published in the Argus Newspaper it shows the teams for the Rd 17 clash against Melbourne.

    It was the last appearance for Richmond of two champions. 
    Playing in the back pocket this day, Frank Harley finished his career on 114 games, 63 goals, and 2 premierhips.

    It was also the last time Vic Thorp appeared in an official game of football for Richmond.  He would finish his career on 262 games and 2 premierships.   Still to this day, Richmond's greatest ever full-back.

    Sunday, July 19, 2009

    Pre Season in 1923

    A wonderful picture from an era passed.  Located in The Argus newspaper archive, this photograph, showing Vic Thorp (on the right) in an intra-club practice match.  One team wore black and yellow, the other, wore all black.

    I am unsure who the other players are. Difficult to identify- but it is from the pre season of the 1923 season.

    Tuesday, July 14, 2009

    Vic Thorp in action

    A rarely seen picture, first printed in the Argus of 1923.
    Shows Vic Thorp (left) clearing the ball from defence for Richmond in Rd 12, with Carlton's Alex Duncan close by.  It is unclear who the other Richmond player is, the guernsey certainly starts with a 2... but is the other number a 6? or a 0?  or a 9 ?  

    Tuesday, July 7, 2009

    Footy on the wireless... 80 years ago. turns back the clock to the The Argus, on July 12th 1929
    where an article appears promoting the 'Wireless Broadcasting Programme'  on 3LO for Saturday.
    Check out the short 10 minute burst of broadcasting of Richmond vs StKilda and other matches.

    (article located by Rhett Bartlett)

    Monday, July 6, 2009

    Sheedy for Coach.... now where have I seen that before ?

    Sheedy for Richmond coach ?
    Well it's De Ja Vu, especially if you recall the time around when Tom Hafey dramatically left the club in 1976.

    The article on the left , is a snippet from 'The Age' in late 1976, showing that the club had Sheedy's name on a short list to take over from Tom Hafey.

    The eventual coach... Barry Richardson.

    Monday, June 29, 2009

    Richmond looking for a new coach next season.... try the paper.

    Back in 1933, Richmond needed a new coach.
    At the end of 1932, the Premiership coach Frank 'Checker' Hughes left Richmond and went to Melbourne, after the secretary Percy Page lured him with the promise of a job in his printing factory.
    So the Richmond Football Club advertised the position of the 'non playing coach' in The Argus in January of 1933.

    Attached is the actual advertisement.  Former Richmond VFA player Billy Schmidt saw it, and submitted his application, and was elected Richmond coach.  He took the club to the 1933 Grand Final, but lost to Sth Melbourne. 
    He never coached Richmond again.

    Monday, June 1, 2009

    Polly Perkins passes

     It has been reported to, (by Richmond Historian Bill Meaklim)
     that 1943 Premiership player William 'Polly' Perkins has passed away aged 89.

    Perkins was the last remaining member of the 1943 Premiership side.

    Sunday, April 26, 2009

    Webpage designer ?

     Hi there.

     If anyone has website building capabilities, I would like to hear from you , as I am wanting to relaunch the site to contain multiple pages covering former player details,  game stats, reader questions, photograph pages etc.

    If you think you could help, please drop me a line to

    Sunday, February 8, 2009

    Rhettrospective Information throughout 2009

    =  Results of NAB Cup and NAB Challenge Matches located here:

    = Complete List of all senior Richmond players 1908-Present:

    =  Common Historical Richmond Questions, I am asked throughout the season, are located here- questions welcomed:
    (updated February 2009)

    = Breaking news will appear on this page, and also my twitter page (and twitter update on the right hand side)

    Thursday, January 15, 2009

    E.R.G.E.P project. 1982

     I am slowly uploading parts of my research involving every Richmond game ever played.
     As a starting block, I have uploaded the first few practice matches and games of 1982.
     They can be located on this link here.

     If anyone cant provide a better layout method, or space on their site or something that a project like 
     this could fit on, drop me a line at

     I just can't see myself creating 100 different blogger pages (one for each year), and at the moment , this idea doesnt seem to complement into a printed book.

     Rhett Bartlett

    Thursday, January 8, 2009

    Common RFC Questions

    I have created a blog page which covers common or unusual RFC questions I get.
    Should you wish to contribute to this page with a question or answer then email me at

    The RFC Question Page is now up and running.

    RFC Players 1908-Present

    A complete list of Richmond Football Club players, in debut order can be found at my newly created RFC Players blog