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    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.