Author(s): Rhett Bartlett
On October 31, 1907, the Richmond Football Club committee accepted an invitation to become a member of the then fledgling Victorian Football League. The Tigers now represent one of the game's great and enduring cultures, a tradition built on inner-city tribal football, but which today thrives on a national stage as one of the great clubs of the Australian Football League. The unyielding passion for the club and the team is represented vividly in more than 60 interviews with players, past and present, conducted by Rhett Bartlett, son of club immortal, KB -- Kevin Bartlett. This is the raw story of a club and its people, its glory years and its lean. The tale is told in the words of those who lived the dream. From Vic Thorp and Jack Titus, to Royce Hart andMatthew Richardson, and icons such as Jack Dyer and Francis Bourke, Tom Hafey and Kevin Bartlett, the story of the Yellow and Black is brought to life. First published in 2007, this updated edition contains an extra 96 pages of riveting content -- including interviews with Stephen Rae, Stephen Parsons, Bruce Tshirpig, Noel Carter, Dave Cuzens, Maurice Rioli, David Cloke and Geoff Raines, among others.