Richmond’s Premiership win is leaving a long wake. Piles of Premiership slabs remain stocked high in alcohol shops affiliated with supermarket chains. Richmond Tweeters send photos of themselves watching replays of said Grand Final. Scarves remain slung over front doors. Cut outs of paper Tigers and cardboard Premiership cups remain stuck up on the inside of front rooms. ’37 years’ takes on a new meaning: becoming inseparable in a supporters’ mind as the time between Premierships. ’48 points’ is that magical distance, between Us and Them and indicates the superiority of an unheralded and unlikely team. The victory makes a mockery of those who had previously mocked the Tiges: Treloar and Cornes amongst them. The trajectory of a footy team can’t be predicted; such a reality is no doubt keenly felt by Brett Deledio who left for, what he imagined to be, a more realistic shot at on-field glory. Richmond’s Premiership win has also been a boon for Konrad Marshall and Slattery Media in the promotion of his book, A Season with Richmond: Yellow and Black.
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