Almanac Art (and Drama): Yoshi’s ‘chicken wing’ re-enactment

Yoshi’s ‘chicken wing’ re-enactment by Jennifer Muirden

Yoshi’s entertaining party trick at the North Fitzroy Arms

About Jennifer Muirden

Jennifer Muirden has been a keen St Kilda supporter since 1978 and fondly remembers her childhood Saturdays spent at Linton Street, Moorabbin. In her lifetime she hopes to experience the Saints second Premiership.


  1. Now THAT is a book cover. What a great moment in sport.

  2. bob.speechley says

    Could also be interpreted as:


    Excellent image.

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  3. See Jen? Dips had the same idea RE: cover shot. Let’s make it happen.

  4. Hey Jen,

    Thanks for great paint showing me demonstrating the chicken wing. It’s nice stuff!

    Dips – Your suggestion of the paint being the cover of the Footy Almanac is appreciated. I just can’t believe the enactment becomes so famous here.

    Bob – Haha, I always strive the second Saints flag. I would have showed my desperation of it at the North Fitzroy Arms.

    Jarrod – Cheers mate. I hope it happens too.



  5. The juxtaposition of colour suggests existential pain. Of course this is the chicken wing experience.

  6. Yvette Wroby says

    Love your work Jenn, terrific. Have heaps of art questions for you. Will message.

  7. Phillip Dimitriadis says

    Great stuff Jen and Yoshi. Is it a chicken wing or a wrestling hammer blow? Hard to tell.

  8. Jennifer Muirden says

    Many thanks to you all for your kind words about my artistic representation of Yoshi’s recreation of the Juddster’s reportable chicken wing incident.

    Dips, that was inspired thinking on you part challenging me to take on this task. Dare me, and I’ll always give it my very best shot!

    Bob, absolutely you are spot on. The Saints very much have their eyes on the prize in 2018.

    Jarrod, thanks for the flattering comment but FA covers tend to be of champion footballers. Then again, maybe last Friday night Yoshi was auditioning and is destined to be the mighty Saints next star recruit….

    Yoshimeister, how does it feel to be in the limelight all of a sudden? You may not enjoy notoriety in Kyoto but in Melbourne you now have celebrity status.

    Hey Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind hey Mickey, hey Mickey! Sorry couldn’t help myself. Memories of Tony Basil performing on Countdown in the eighties with blonde bombshell Saints footballer Michael Roberts (son of Brownlow Medallist Neil Roberts) featured on stage. But I digress. When you mentioned existential pain I instantly thought you were referring to the masochistic reality of being a St Kilda supporter. Ah paranoia, it’ll destroy ya ; )

    Yvette, you have heaps of art questions for me? Shouldn’t it be the other way around?!

    Phil, Yoshi makes the perfect ment and I’m always happy to attempt to depict him in his best light.

  9. Haha Jen, I had never thought of getting limelights now. I just can’t believe it but sense I have good talents and like entertaining other people. Having positive thoughts now. It seems my talents, skills and uniqueness are contributing better in Melbourne than in Kyoto. Your comment makes me feeling Melbourne is more home than Kyoto. What do you think?

  10. Jennifer Muirden says

    Hey Yoshi, I’d love to give you a definitive answer but I’m really not qualified to do so since I have never been to Kyoto. In this respect I would be best to defer to Jarrod’s expertise in all things Japan since I believe he has previously spent time in your homeland.

    That said, you certainly fit in well in Melbourne as you are so enthusiastic about Aussie Rules Football. We just need you to attend a Saints game at Etihad and then you’ll really feel at home!

    Go Saints!!

  11. Love the colours in this Jennifer.
    Really well done.

  12. Jennifer Muirden says

    Thanks Smokie. Coming from you that is high praise indeed!

    Hey Smokester, will you be attending a Footy Almanac function anytime in the near future? I would love to chew the fat with you face-to-face. I recall two years ago we always enjoyed robust conversations.

  13. Jennifer, alas the timing has not been great for this season.
    I wanted to get to the Yoshi dinner, but getting across to Nth Fitzroy from Williamstown on a Friday night was a little problematic.

  14. Hey Jen,

    Thanks a lot for your good answer.

    Melbourne is a lovely city and I convince myself to go back there next year for footy. On Tuesday, Yvette showed me the Saints fixture in 2018 and we discussed about the best time to watch game(s). It would be good to visit Melbourne again in July for the game against Carlton and then Richmond.

    Watching a St Kilda game is essential to feel Melbourne a home more, haha. I totally agree.

    Go the mighty Saints!!


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