AFLW Round 7 – Western Bulldogs v Melbourne: Letting emotion out

Yoshi lets his emotions out reporting on the AFLW Bulldogs thrilling win over the Dees.

AFLW Round 6 – GWS Giants v Western Bulldogs: Where are the Bulldogs snarls?

Yoshi watches the replay of the weekend’s big clash between the Giants and the Bulldogs and while disappointed in his Dogs’ loss, acknowledges that GWS are looking very impressive going into the final round of the AFLW season.

AFL Preseason – Melbourne v St Kilda: Saints must improve on ball efficiency

Yoshi catches up on the preseason action to see how his Saints will fare for 2018. While some of the kids showed promise, he was disappointed with the ball use by his boys and hopes they improve for the season proper.

AFLW Round 5 – Collingwood v Western Bulldogs: Positive News All Round

As Yoshi continues his training with the Osaka Dingoes, he is looking for inspiration from small forwards to model his game on and he’s finding plenty in AFLW, especially in his top-of-the-ladder Bulldogs.

AFL Pre-season – Carlton v St Kilda: Importance of getting ball and backing up

Yoshi watches his Sainters from Japan and is working out what number he should wear when playing for the Osaka Dingoes.

AFLW Round 4 – Western Bulldogs v Carlton: Pride, and a Big Birthday Present

On his 45th birthday (happy birthday, mate!), Yoshi watches the Bulldogs defeat the Blues.

Yoshi’s Footy Training Diary: Learning Australia’s Game in Japan

Yoshi chronicles his experience in learning to play the great game of Aussie Rules in Japan the Osaka Dingoes football club.

AFLW Round 3 – Adelaide v Western Bulldogs: The best AFLW game so far

As Yoshi watched two elite teams compete in one of the most exciting games of AFLW so far in challenging circumstances, he wonders about new challenges in his life too.

Almanac Book Review: ‘The Things That Makes Us: Life, Loss and Football’ by Nick Riewoldt

Read Yoshi’s review of Nick Riewoldt’s emotional biography, ‘The Things That Makes Us: Life, Loss and Football’.

AFLW Round 2 – Brisbane v Western Bulldogs: Bulldogs on the rise but young pup goes down

Yoshi had to settle for watching the replay of his Bulldogs AFLW match this week as his train to Osaka had no wifi to livestream. He used the trip to catch up on some reading with Titus O’Reily’s ‘A Throughly Unhelpful History of Australian Sport’.

AFLW Round 1 – Western Bulldogs v Fremantle: Goal kicking with emotion

Yoshi’s first footy training session for the Osaka Dragons has started to help him learn to read football in a new way. Here is his match report based on his experience of starting to play the game he has been so passionate about.

My suggestion of Melbourne having another sports radio station

Yoshi is not happy with some SEN decisions. A few of his favourites have been shown the door. He suggests an alternative sports station.

Almanac Books: Siren’s Call – Family, Love, Passion and Footy

Yoshi is full of praise for friend, fellow Saints supporter and well loved Almanacker, Yvette Wroby, after reading her memoir Siren’s Call.

Hayley Leary appointed AFL Asia AFLW Promotion and Development Officer

Yoshi reports that AFL Asia has appointed Hayley Leary as the AFL Asia AFLW Promotions and Development Officer for 2018.

A Tribute to Mark Fine

The loss of Finey from SEN was the straw that broke the camel’s back for Yoshi as he parts ways with the radio station that broke his heart.

2018 will be The Year of…

Yoshi has much to look forward to in 2018, and high hopes.

Osaka Dingoes President Matt Gale interviewed by Rohan Connolly

The future of footy in Asia is bright, none more so than at the Osaka Dingoes (Yoshi’s hitting the gym)

Yoshi Joining Osaka Dingoes AFL Club

Yoshi to don the boots in his native Japan.

How people pick and change footy clubs

Yoshi ponders why we select our chosen team to support.

Facts about St Kilda and Melbourne

After a visit to the Sports Museum at the MCG Yoshi presents some historical facts and figures of matches played between St Kilda and Melbourne.