1961 Chronology



Tues 25
Anzac Day match.
Richmond play its first Tuesday match ever. They lose to South Melbourne. The game commences at 2.30pm instead of usual 2.20pm. A siren is sounded prior to the match commencing to signal a period of silence for Anzac Day observance.
It was their second game in 4 days.
No Reserves game is played beforehand.

Thurs 7
At the AGM, Des Rowe is reappointed for 3 more years.
Former Richmond player Phil Nagle moves a motion of no confidence in the committee for that appointment. It was defeated unanimously. Nagle was shouted, booed and heckled during his motion. "Richmond's performance over the past 12 years has been shocking. The Richmond committee has not the ability to appoint a good coach, Richmond has not had a good coach since Checker Hughes." He also described Punt Road ground as "the Punt Road abattoirs- the place where footballers are slaughtered"