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    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.