Yoshi on requesting trades because of homesickness

Yoshi presents some thoughts for discussion about players from interstate clubs wanting to be traded back to their home states.

Danny Frawley’s Bravery

When Danny Frawley sat down to chat with Hamish McLachlan he may not have been thinking about how far and wide their SEN conversation would go. Or who it may effect – for good. It reached Yoshi in Japan. This is Yoshi’s response. [English is Yoshi’s second language. Thanks Yoshi, for this piece – JTH]

EPL – Liverpool v Manchester United: Reds unable to break winless record against United

Now the AFL season is over, our Japanese correspondent, Yoshi, reports on a big English Premier League match.

The Right Decision on Alan Richardson

Yoshi explains why he is pleased with St Kilda’s decision to give Alan Richardson two more years.

Kicking accurate goals

Not long before his Melbourne visit, Yoshi contemplates the connection between good kicking and good football

AFL Grand Final – Adelaide v Richmond: Tiger Fever in Osaka

Our Japanese correspondent Yoshi made a new bunch of friends at a pub in Coolabah as he watched the AFL Grand Final. The many Richmond supporters there were happy with the result. It gave Yoshi hope that with the Bulldogs and Richmond success, St Kilda’s drought will end soon.

Yoshi Visiting Melbourne in October

Look out Melbourne the Footy Almanac’s Japan correspondent is headed your way. You are invited to the North Fitzroy Arms on 27 October to come and say g’day

Finals Week 3 – Richmond v GWS: Roaring Tigers and Emotional Yoshi

Japanese correspondent traveled to Coolabah to catch up with a Richmond supporter mate. His mate may not have been there, but he made friends with Tigers supporters and watched a cracking game of preliminary finals footy.

Forgotten Hardworking?

Has journalism become lazy with the rise of social media? Why don’t some footballers train harder when they’re at the elite level? Yoshi tries to find some answers.

Finals Week 2 – Geelong v Sydney: Snarling Kittens

Our Japanese correspondent Yoshi takes in the Cats’ impressive victory over the disappointing Swans in typical footy fashion; with fellow footy people at a pub.

How B Grade Players Can Play Good Footy

Yoshi has some sound advice for the Saints B-graders about how to become A-graders.

Yoshi’s thoughts on Jake Stringer

Yoshi looks at the playing career of Jake Stringer and what might be next for the exciting forward.

Yoshi’s definition of rivalry

Yoshi contends that sporting rivalries fuel sporting passion and reveals his own hidden rivalry.

Retired or playing on – where is the loyalty?

Rumours are circulating that Luke Hodge may be coming out of retirement to play for the Gold Coast Suns next season. Yoshi looks at what role loyalty may play in this decision.

Round 23 – Richmond v St Kilda: Rooey chaired off and Montagna no mention

Yoshi is so heartbroken by Rooey’s retirement, he still hasn’t watched any of the champion’s final game.

Round 22 – St Kilda v North Melbourne: Memory of Nick Riewoldt’s final home game

It was a final home game to remember for St Kilda champion Nick Riewoldt. Japanese correspondent gives his insights into Rooey’s legacy.

Round 21 – Melbourne v St Kilda: Hero match turns into losing game

St Kilda were missing Nick Riewoldt and that was a big factor in their loss to Melbourne in Round 21. Can they still make the finals in 2017?

Round 20 – St Kilda v West Coast: The Battle of Champions

Japan’s #1 St Kilda supporter shares his thoughts on the Saints’ win over the Eagles

An open letter to Nick Riewoldt on retirement

Japanese Correspondent Yoshi Imagawa pens a heartfelt letter to retiring St Kilda champion and his favourite player Nick Riewoldt.

Round 19 – Port Adelaide v St Kilda: Painful and getting upset

St Kilda fell just short against Port Adelaide and left Yoshi feeling sad and hurt. Extra shifts and pressure at work never help that negative feeling.