1974 Chronology

Sunday 20
Kevin Sheedy rejects a $14,000 coaching offer from Subiaco and accepts a full-time promotions manager position at Richmond.

Sunday 27
Mal Brown arrives in Victoria to play at Tigerland, however he is still not officially cleared.

Tuesday 5
Mal Brown still not cleared. There are reports of up to $50,000 clearance fee

Friday 22
Richmond's $20,000 bid for John Pitura fails.
VFL Umpires receive a $20 pay rise.

Sunday 24
Gareth Andrews abandons his plans to play at Richmond and will stay at Geelong.

Tuesday 5
Ian Stewart considers retirement

Thursday 7
GTV Ch 9 drop Australia Rules programs - costing the VFL around $100,000. Instead they sign a 3 year contract with Victoria Soccer Federation to televise State League matches live on Saturday.

Friday 8
John Pitura suspended by South Melbourne

Sunday 10
It is reported that John Pitura wants $20,000 for two years from South Melbourne.

Wednesday 13
Claremont offer $12,000 contract to Richmond's Kevin Morris.

Friday 15
Richmond make an offer to Alex Ruscuklic. Carlton also make an offer.

Monday 18
Royce Hart injures his groin in a practice match

Friday 22
Paul Sproule re-considers retirement

Sunday 24
Mal Brown misses practice match against Footscray with a groin strain.

Wednesday 27
VFL refuse Ray Jordon's clearance to coach North Melbourne Thirds.
Ian Wilson is censored by the VFL.

Sunday 31
Ian Stewart considers retirement

Monday 1
Mal Brown's transfer fee reported to be $17,000 to be finalised this week.

Tuesday 2
Ian Stewart trains at Richmond but is still considering retirement.

Wednesday 3
Ian Stewart announces retirement

Thursday 4
Kevin Morris discusses future with Richmond

Saturday 6
Round 1 v Hawthorn
Mal Brown debuts with 17 disposal, and 2 goals.

Thursday 11
Richmond drop Brian Roberts

Wednesday 17
Reports that Richmond will swap Rex Hunt and Bill Nalder for South's John Pitura.

Thursday 18
Reports that Rex Hunt will ask Richmond for a clearance.

Saturday 20
ROUND 3 v Carlton
Richmond's win comes at a cost - Ian Stewart damaged hamstring. Royce Hart and Francis Bourke reported.

Monday 22
TV film is used at the VFL Tribunal. Royce Hart is suspended for 2 matches. Francis Bourke not guilty.

Tuesday 23
Rex Hunt meets Richmond's selection committee.

Tuesday 30
Ray Jordon wins appeal to coach Nth Melbourne Thirds.

Saturday 4
Ricky McLean and Kevin Morris have a "fishing mishap"

Monday 6
Richmond and North Melbourne want to transfer their Round 8 clash from May 25th at Arden St, to May 26 Waverley Park.

Saturday 11
Reports that Richmond may swap Brian Roberts for John Pitura.

Wednesday 15
Richmond clear Bill Nalder to Preston

Friday 17
Reports Richmond are interested in Footscray's David Thorpe.

Saturday 18
The infamous Windy Hill Brawl takes place at half-time of Richmond v Essendon.

Tuesday 21
VFL Investigation Office Jack Chessell begins investigation into the brawl. VFL Directors are called to an emergency meeting.
David Thorpe signs with Richmond.

Saturday 25
ROUND 8 vs Nth Melbourne at Arden St.
Gareth Andrews debuts for Richmond after swapping for Rex Hunt, who debuts for Geelong on the same day.

Monday 27
Richmond applies for David Thorpe's clearance.

Tuesday 28
7 players and officials are charged for the Windy Hall Brawl.

Thursday 30
David Thorpe is cleared to Richmond.

Saturday 1
Collingwood upset Richmond

Sunday 2
Victoria 14.24 def South Australia 9.18 in Sydney

Tuesday 4
Tribunal ousts Mal Brown for 1 week, and Stephen Parsons for 4 weeks, for their part in the Windy Hill Brawl.

Thursday 6
Graeme Richmond fined $2000 by the VFL and suspended until December 31st

Tuesday 11
Ian Stewart retires.

Friday 21
State Cabinet to discuss to the events of the Windy Hill Brawl

Saturday 29
Graeme Richmond and Stephen Parsons charged by police over incidents at the Windy Hill Brawl

Friday 6
Graeme Richmond called before the VFL to explain why he hasn't paid the $2000 fine.

Wednesday 11
Graeme Richmond and Stephen Parsons cleared of assault charges by the police

Wednesday 18
Graeme Richmond ordered by the VFL to pay the $2000 fee by December 31, or face indefinite suspension

Thursday 19
Richmond members call meeting for 25th, to protest over Graeme Richmond's fine.

Friday 27
Graeme Richmond takes out a supreme court writ to stop the VFL from penalising him

Sat 28
Richmond wins their 11th Premiership.

Tuesday 17
The VFL drop their $2000 fine imposed on Graeme Richmond

Chronology created from The Age, Herald, Inside Football, Footy Record.