Round 10 – Gold Coast v St Kilda: Saints and Suns in a classic under the stars at Metricon

In an exciting game where the fortunes of both teams ebbed and flowed, Braham Dabscheck was more than happy when the Saints ran out eventual winners over the Suns in their Round 10 match.

Round 9 – St Kilda v Sydney: Series of Saints’ scintillating left foot snaps snap Swans’ spirits

After a closely fought game for three quarters, the Saints broke away in the final quarter for a well deserved win over the Swans reports Braham Dabscheck.

Round 8 – Port Adelaide v St Kilda: Membrey’s acrobatic goal of the century highlights a pulsating win

St Kilda’s win on Saturday night was already impressive enough, but Braham Dabscheck was left astounded by the soccer-like genius of Tim Membrey late in the last quarter.

Round 7 – Adelaide v St. Kilda: Enigmatic Dr JeKyll and Mr Hyde Saints finally have something to Crow about in historic win at Adelaide Oval

Braham Dabscheck was happy to watch his Saints overcome their Adelaide Oval hoodoo against the Crows.

Round 5 – Carlton v St. Kilda: Ben Long’s speccy highlight of Saints giving Carlton the blues

Braham Dabscheck is feeling pretty good about his Saints after their win over the Blues. He was particularly taken by Ben Long’s speccy.

Round 4 – St. Kilda v Richmond: Saints punt Tigers in marvellous display at Marvel Stadium

It had been hard for Braham Dabscheck to get a good read on the Saints in season 2020. But a wonderful win over last year’s premiers instilled confidence ahead of a clutch match against the Blues in round five.

Round 2 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Hark that was no lark with Saints onto the mark as the Dogs lost their bark

Braham Dabscheck was very pleased with not only the Saints’ win over the Dogs, but also that their previously lacking accuracy in front of the big sticks was much improved.

Remembrance of things past – sort of: 1966 and all that!

Braham Dabscheck was 17 in 1966 , his Matriculation year. He has always been a passionate Saints fan and remembers their premiership year, and his. Braham mentions here that he started to write about sport, and study it. [Braham has been a world leader in the field of professional players’ unions across codes and countries. It was a privilege and pleasure to work with him on the VFL Players’ Association HIstory – and to continue to publish him here on the Almanac site – JTH]

Almanac Book Review – Roy Hay’s Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from Nowhere

We bring you two highly respected thinker-writers in the field of sport and sports history: Braham Dabscheck reviews Roy Hay’s recent book Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from Nowhere.

AFLW Round 6 – St. Kilda v Richmond: Saints achieve their goal against goalless Tigers

The Saints produced their best performance of the season writes Braham Dabscheck.

AFLW Round 5 – Carlton v St. Kilda: Saints on the improve despite experiencing the Blues

Although the Saints lost their Round 5 AFLW match against the Blues, Braham Dabscheck saw many positive aspects from the developing Saints that pleased him.

AFLW Round 4 – St. Kilda v Fremantle: Saints outpointed in unlucky loss to Dockers

Heartbreak in Moorabbin, the Saints came off their first ever win and fell just a single point short of competition heavyweights Fremantle. Braham Dabscheck sees positive signs and areas needing polish before the next game against the Blues.

AFLW Round 3 – St Kilda v Melbourne: Saints early candidate as AFLW Friday night specialists in percentage boosting win against the Demons – come on, give me some slack it was the Saints first ever win

Braham Dabscheck is impressed with his Saints team, and the tactics of coach Peta Searle, as they secure a hard-fought upset win at Moorabbin.

AFLW Round 2 – Adelaide v St. Kilda: Saints just miss out against Crows

One of the new teams on the block in 2020, the Saints have impressed with their style, despite failing to register a win in the opening two rounds – Braham Dabscheck on their latest game against the reigning premiers, Adelaide.

A second bite of the cherry: The 2020 to 2022 wages deal for the AFLW

The AFLW wages issue is a complex one being discussed by players and officials. Braham Dabscheck provides a comprehensive guide on what is happening and what the ideal resolution looks like.

Round 21 – St. Kilda v Fremantle: Jack Steven makes Sainters smile on a marvelous afternoon at Marvel

Braham Dabscheck was in good spirits after the Saints continued their run of fine form over the Dockers – with particular mention of the deeds of Jack Steven.

Round 19 – St. Kilda v Melbourne: Saints prevail against the Demons in see-sawing Saturday night struggle

Victory brings a sweet taste to the mouth explains Braham Dabscheck as he reviews the Saints win over the Dees in their Round 19 clash.

Round 18 – St. Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Saints end a Dog of a year with a win over the Dogs

After their coach resigned, the Saints rediscovered their ability to score. Braham Dabscheck is delighted to report the results.

Adam Goodes: His Legacy

This article was published in July 2015 at the time covered in Ian Darling’s documentary ‘The Final Quarter’:
Braham Dabscheck argues that Adam Goodes has forced Australia to confront the “ugly” side of itself.

Round 13 – Gold Coast v St. Kilda: After being shanghaied in Shanghai, Saints go to town against Suns in Sunny Townsville; well, it wasn’t quite like that!

Much to Braham Dabscheck’s chagrin, the Saints remain consistently inconsistent, except for their inability to score from a set shot. Still somehow that was enough on Saturday.