Round 13 – North Melbourne v St Kilda: Coming Down or West

Yoshi reports in on his Saints – from the Coolabah Bar in Osaka, Japan

Nihonjin nanoni?

Japanese footy correspondent Yoshi had a humorous and insightful encounter with a woman from Sydney in Kyoto. It reminded him of his true passion to become a professional writer.

Round 12 – Adelaide v St Kilda: Changing and Hopes

Yoshi makes a connection between his Saints and the UK political situation over the last twenty years.

On Rohan Connolly’s departure from The Age

Japanese footy correspondent Yoshi is sad to see a vastly experienced journalist such as Rohan Connolly depart The Age. Especially at a time when, he says, journalism standards are dropping and the industry looks shaky.

Round 11 – St Kilda v Bye: Enough is enough

Yoshi is frustrated with the footy world and saddened by the terrorism taking place in the UK.

Round 10 – Western Bulldogs v St Kilda

Yoshi takes a look at his beloved Saints against the reigning premiers, the Western Bulldogs.

Round 9 – St Kilda v Sydney: Pride Match or Ross Lyon Curse

Our man in Japan, Yoshi, is devastated. Is it the draw?

Round 8 – St Kilda v Carlton: Honouring Mothers Match

The Saints did their bit for their mums with a Mother’s Day win against Carlton. Yoshi gives us his insights from Kyoto.

On throwing away club memberships

Footy supporters can be a bit melodramatic sometimes. And destroying the membership card is one of the most extreme acts. Yoshi believes fans should stand by their team in tough times.

Round 7 – St Kilda v GWS: Believing Match

Yoshi, our man in Japan, reckons the Saints have finally discovered something very important. Belief.

Round 6 – Hawthorn v St Kilda: Hospitality Match

At the start of Golden Week in Kyoto, Yoshi reflects on hospitality as his Saints sample the best hospitality Launceston has to offer

Round 5 – St Kilda v Geelong: Encouragement of Loving

Yoshi reviews the game between his beloved Saints and the undefeated Cats.

Round 4 – Collingwood v St Kilda: Regaining Celebration Blockbuster

Yoshi files from Japan, tapping into the Easter tale of resurrection with this piece on “regaining.” His Saints have regained a certain something.

Round 3 – St Kilda v Brisbane: Blossoms

Yoshi tells us how the AFL season is “blossoming” in round 3.

Round 2 – GWS v Gold Coast: My thoughts on Gary Ablett

The guessing game around Gary Ablett’s club of choice for next season is getting big media attention. Yoshi gives us his thoughts

Round 2 – West Coast v St Kilda: Roads and Trips

Yoshi looks at the impact travel and distance can have on his Saints and himself.

Round 1 – St Kilda v Melbourne: Rule change killing us

Yoshi is highly skeptical of the third man up ban that has been put in place for season 2017.

Round 1 – St Kilda v Melbourne: Big Birthday Match

Yoshi remains optimistic for his Saints in 2017 despite a first round loss to Melbourne and a Nick Riewoldt injury scare.

AFLW Round 7 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: Bulldogs and Samurai Spirits

Yoshi urges on the Western Bulldogs Women’s team to end their first season on a high.

AFL Pre-Season – St Kilda v Sydney: Flying Nearby and Potential Taking Over

St Kilda only lost by 3 points to Sydney and Yoshi can feel the excitement rise as the Saints look to have a promising 2017 AFL season.