This is the second Richmond book I have bought in the last few months- the Kevin Bartlett autobiography was the previous one.
The Hafey book is a beauty as I assumed that it might have been.
One football myth you keep hearing ad nauseum is completely turned on its head in this book. That is the school of thought that a football club's board must always be 100% united. There is no room for dissenters and there must be total unquestioning loyalty towards those in control.
Richmond was having a massive punch on behind the scenes at board level during 1969. Their two main men in the club- President Ray Dunn and arch 'powerbroker' Graeme Richmond were having their own war with each other. Yet who were Premiers in 1969? Yes Richmond of course.
There must be at least one more book on Richmond from that era and it has to be about the man they called GR- Graeme Richmond. He died in September 1991- over 20 years ago but surely someone can write a book on him. He was arguably the most influential and controversial administrator from any VFL/AFL club in the last 50 years. The title of the book would be easy- no thinking needed at all about what to call it- just label it what he was- metaphorically and literally-