AFL Japan GO League – Osaka Dingoes vs R246 Lions: Great Last Quarter for the Home Side

The 2020 footy season is underway in Japan. Yoshi reports on a see-sawing clash between Osaka Dingoes and R246 Lions from Tokyo.

St Kilda: Being based in Seaford cost games

Recent comments from past players have revisited St Kilda’s troubled Seaford period. But Yoshi is seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

What happens with footy media?

Yoshi is not pleased with the decision to axe the Marngrook Footy Show, and the slashing of Macquarie Sports Radio programming. What do you think?

Rugby World Cup 2019 – NZ v England: Like watching non All Blacks game

Enjoying good company Yoshi was hoping the All Blacks would win their game against England but it was not to be. Here is his account of the game.

Almanac Football – Osaka Dingoes v Mongolian Wolves: Experience and Height won

Our Australian football correspondent in Japan, Yoshi, reports on the first encounter between the Osaka Dingoes and the Mongolian Wolves for the coveted and aptly named Canine Cup.

Almanac Tribute – Danny Frawley will always touch us

Japanese correspondent and St Kilda fan Yoshi pays a fitting tribute to former Saint great Danny Frawley after his tragic death.

Finals Week 2 – Brisbane v GWS: Extraordinary footy I had never seen

Our Japanese correspondent and friend Yoshi experienced an up and down weekend following the AFL Asia Championships, as the Brisbane v GWS final gave him entertainment as well as some cause for concern about the contest’s unnecessary violence.

Round 23 – Sydney v St Kilda: Back to old bad footy with inaccuracies and laziness

A disappointing game from the Saints as Yoshi expressed on social media throughout the game but he is hoping for better things at the AFL Asia Championship in Bangkok. [Good luck Yoshi!]

Round 21 – St Kilda v Fremantle: Stev welcomed back and saves Saints

Slow wifi, umpiring frustrations, Jack Steven, a game plan, and his name on the game day banner, are all in a day’s supporting for Japanese correspondent Yoshi as his Saints win their Round 21 match against the Dockers in a thriller.

Round 20 – Adelaide v St Kilda: Saints wasting opportunities again

As Yoshi’s Saints go down in Adelaide, he wonders from Japan about the idea that “relaxing will bring success in our life…”

Yoshi – My response to Scott Watters on Herald Sun’s Sacked Podcast

Yoshi takes exception to negative commentary on his beloved St Kilda. He also has a distinct preference when it comes to Melbourne newspapers!

Round 19 – St Kilda v Melbourne: Win with half of margin I had predicted

Yoshi is at the pizza izakaya for beer and pizza with Osaka Dingoes teammates for this game. And yes, Yoshi admits “that I am supporting St Kilda with passions and crazily…”

Round 18 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: More than just a win

A week is a long time in football. Just ask Yoshi, the club’s biggest international fan. After the angst of last week, Saints fans are up in the clouds. Here’s Yoshi’s take on the week.

Alan Richardson’s Shocking Resignation

Yoshi was blind-sided by the resignation of St Kilda’s Alan Richardson and feels sorry for the fallen coach. From far-away Japan, he offers his thoughts on the best way for the club to move on. (You can almost feel Yoshi’s angst – Ed.)

Round 17 – Geelong v St Kilda: Good efforts but poor performing at 3rd and 4th quarters

Yoshi reports from Japan, where he held pre-game fears for the Saints. A relatively narrow defeat has him considering the future.

Round 16 – North Melbourne v St Kilda: Worried about next weekend

Yoshi is frustrated with St Kilda’s recent efforts, and he’s not looking forward to playing the Cats.

Round 15 – St Kilda v Richmond: Losing MRV Match Saints should have won

Yoshi is not happy with his beloved Saints, feeling that they threw the game away against the Tigers through negative play in the second quarter when attack was the go. His frustrations were compounded by rain washing out training for the Osaka Dingoes.

AFL Round 14 – St Kilda v Brisbane: Open Letter to Alan Richardson – Helping the club for better performances

Yoshi opens his heart up to Alan Richardson in a candid letter calling for improvement after his Saints’ dismal loss to Brisbane on the weekend

Round 14 – St Kilda v Brisbane: Dingoes training turning on field drills to watching horrible Marvel’s game

Yoshi is at the tearing out of the hair stage, and vents his frustration at St Kilda’s poor performance against Brisbane in their Round 14 match as his report indicates.

Yoshi’s thoughts on AFL in Shanghai

What does Almanac Japanese correspondent Yoshi think about the AFL in Shanghai? Check out his thoughts.