Premiership Port – a loving toast

October 22, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Brisbane – a belated preamble

The bottle is as it always has been.  A premiership memento.  A reminder of long ago success and a testament of repeated failure.  It has mocked Richmond for 37-years, all those five year plans and new coaches and players.  Despite its age, its life has never been lived.

The port was opened and ready for a toast.

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1980 Premiership Port – Harry Tinson

September 27, 2017 by · 1 Comment
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How much potential in a bottle of alcohol?  I have recently been pondering that question because of a bottle of 1980 Richmond Premiership Port.

How much potential?

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