Round 4 – St Kilda v West Coast: Saints find their inner Saint and fly high over the Eagles

Halfway through yesterday’s game, Braham Dabscheck was a very nervous Saints supporter. But what transpired in the final quarter had him jumping for joy, as St Kilda stormed home against the Eagles in a classic finish.

Round 1 – GWS v St. Kilda: Saints prevail over Giants in a tight game in tough conditions.

Braham Dabscheck goes over the tight final moments of one of St Kilda’s greatest wins over the Giants in Western Sydney during torential rain.

Almanac Book Review: ‘The Best American Sports Writing 2020’

“Sport is most interesting when it is not about sport, when it provides a means to peer into ourselves,” writes Braham Dabscheck. “This is especially true with the series ‘The Best American Sports Writing’, which has spent three decades trying to unravel what it is that is America.” Read his review here.

AFLW Round 4 – St. Kilda v Geelong: Saints purrfect eyesight sees them prevail over Cats in the dark at Moorabbin

The Cats may have had a lot of the footy, but the Saints took advantage of their chances to run out dominant victors. “Every game has its own logic” writes Braham Dabscheck and he thinks through this one.

AFLW Round 1 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: A sad coach, a proud dad and happy Sainters in a crackerjack game

Braham Dabscheck tells the story of a hard-fought, entertaining game in which the underdog had the better of most elements of the contest and came out deserved winners.

Finals Week 2 – Richmond v St Kilda: Sad end to the Saints’ stellar season

Braham Dabscheck is disappointed to be bundled out of the finals but very happy with the Saints’ much-improved year. His boys had a red hot go all season.

Finals Week 1 – St. Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Saints fly high in heart stopping encounter against the Dogs

“Let’s face it: you have to be a Saint to be a Saint,” writes true Saint Braham Dabscheck as he tells the tale of a desperate last quarter.

Round 18 – St. Kilda v GWS: Saints take a Giant step into the finals

It was a nervy night, but Braham joined the St. Kilda supporters elated by the Saints’ return to finals action after a crushing win over the Giants.

Almanac Book Review – ‘The Big O: The Life and Times of Olsen Filipaina’ by Patrick Skene.

Patrick Skene’s book on Olsen ‘Big O’ Filipaina has been reviewed by Braham Dabscheck, who delves into the importance of his story for the modern nations of Australia and New Zealand.

Round 16 – St. Kilda v Hawthorn: Here we go ’round the mulberry bush sandwiched between two explosive quarters

Have the Saints regained their mojo? Braham Dabscheck thinks they may have, though there were signs against Hawthorn that a few more creases need ironing out before finals.

Almanac Book Review – “Albert ‘Pompey’ Austin: A man between two worlds” by Roy Hay.

Braham Dabscheck has reviewed the recently released biographical work on Albert ‘Pompey’ Austin by Roy Hay.

Round 13 – Brisbane v St. Kilda: The Sir Doug Nicholls Round: Here’s to you Robert Muir, St. Kilda’s number 32

There was already a sense of significance to this game between two of the best teams going around, both which feature Indigenous players in key roles; Russell Jackson’s article on former Saint Robert Muir made it moreso for Braham Dabscheck.

Round 12 – St. Kilda v Essendon: Saints defuse Bombers on a sunny Sunday

The way the 2020 AFL season has played out, teams are showing evident signs of fatigue after following tightly-contested games with a short break; Braham Dabscheck’s Saints reinforced this with their dominant performance over a lacklustre Essendon.

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 5.

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.