‘The Lou we knew’

John Dorman and sister Annette Mathewson had a long association with Lou Richards through brother Brian. 
Picture: Louise Donges

John Dorman and sister Annette Mathewson had a long association with Lou Richards through brother Brian. Picture: Louise Donges

LOU Richards was larger than life in the football world, and not too many people in Sunraysia can vouch for that personally.

John Dorman can.

John, now in a Mildura retirement village, recalls a cunning larrikin who always had an eye on getting an advantage out of a situation, who had formed a close bond with Merbein’s  Dorman family.

John’s younger brother Brian was a Collingwood footballer who started his career in Richards’ latter playing days – even living with the Magpies captain for seven years.

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