Round 23 – St. Kilda v Fremantle: Saints lock out Dockers in striking performance

No finals this season for Braham Dabscheck’s Saints, but at least they ended it with a bang. He’s now looking forward to next year, and the rapidly approaching women’s season.

Round 21 – St. Kilda v Sydney: Saints swamp Swans in all round four quarter display

Braham Dabscheck is more than pleased with St Kilda’s unexpected win against Sydney which keeps their finals hopes alive.

Round 17 – Brisbane v St. Kilda: Saints cross the Brisbane Line on the Gold Coast!

Braham Dabscheck’s spirits are high after his Sainters won their third match in a row, this one away to one of the premiership fabourites.

Round 16 – Collingwood v St. Kilda: Saints’ three quarter effort enough to take out crumbling Pies

Braham Dabscheck saw his Saints win somewhat of an arm wrestle with the Magpies, though St Kilda did enough over the past fortnight to convince him that they are back as finals beckon.

Round 15 – Richmond v St. Kilda: Saints find their mojo against tired Tigers

Braham Dabscheck woke up on Friday feeling confident about a St Kilda upset win over the Tigers. But what he got even blew his lofty expectations away in a stunning MCG victory for the Saints.

Round 8 – Gold Coast v St Kilda: Saints prevail over Suns in dour contest

Braham Dabscheck suggests this dour Round 8 clash between Gold Coast and St Kilda could be termed a ‘bad win’ for the Saints if there is such a thing.

Round 7 – St Kilda v Hawthorn: Saints respond to May Day call on May Day

Braham Dabscheck hopes his Saints have turned the corner after their demolition of Hawthorn on May Day.

Almanac Soccer: A Super League For Football

Braham Dabscheck tried to make sense of the Super League of Football yesterday when he wrote this piece. Then things changed overnight. Read his initial thoughts, and add your own.

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.