Round 1 – St Kilda v Gold Coast: Unpredictable and New Stephen Milnes

Watching from Kobe in Japan, Yoshi reports on the thrilling win his Saints had over the Suns. He also mentions some of his training sessions and issues he needs to be aware of during a game.

AFLW Round 7 – Western Bulldogs v Carlton: Rising Blues defeat the never give up Bulldogs

Yoshi farewells the Western Bulldogs AFLW team in their Round 7 match against the winning Blues. Next year, Yoshi’s Saints will be in the competition.

Osaka Dingoes hosting Aussie Night on Saturday April 13

Yoshi keeps the flag flying for Aussie Rules Footy in Japan.

JLT Round 2 – Western Bulldogs v St Kilda: Running towards footy

Yoshi tries to juggle training for the Osaka Dingoes with watching his Saints play the Doggies.

AFLW Round 5 – Fremantle v Western Bulldogs: Post Premiership Issues

Yoshi senses the circumstances are similar between the Westen Bulldogs women’s and men’s teams at the kennel as both teams slide in the aftermath of their flag wins.

AFLW Round 4 – Western Bulldogs v Brisbane: Hashtags

Yoshi didn’t fare well on his birthday, unfortunately the Western Bulldogs couldn’t provide any joy for him in their AFLW Round 4 clash with Brisbane.

AFL Japan GO League – Osaka Dingoes v Senshu Powers: Old Pups hard chasing and cramps

After seven months off the field, Yoshi returned for the Osaka Dingoes last weekend as they went up against Senshu Powers in Round 3 of the AFL Japan GO League. Being struck down with leg cramps had its upside as Yoshi found himself in good hands.

AFLW Round 2 – Western Bulldogs v Geelong: Pups scoring more and Welcome Aisling

Yoshi is liking what he sees of the AFLW. He’s incorporating some of the skills he saw on the weekend into his own game – go Yoshi and the Dingoes!

AFLW Round 1 – Adelaide v Western Bulldogs: Gather the Pack and Low Numbers

Australian football’s Number 1 Japanese fan and Almanac stalwart Yoshi tells us about his return to training and the lessons he gleaned from the Crows v Doggies match in the AFLW.

AFL Japan GO League – Osaka Dingoes vs R246 Lions: Yoshi’s further experience in footy

Footy has started again in Japan but Yoshi is out injured, a fall from his bike! He tells his story here.

Almanac Book Review – Leather Soul: Reflections of Bob Murphy’s Football Career and Inner Feeling with Uniqueness

Yoshi has started 2019 by reading Bob Murphy’s book Leather Soul.

Harry Simington: Roaring Lion to kick goals and Rising Sun to be drafted

During an Osaka Dingoes training session, Yoshi met and interviewed Harry Simington, then Gold Coast Suns Academy player, who dreams of being recruited by an AFL club.

Almanac Football – Most Improved and Most Dedicated for the Osaka Dingoes

The AFL’s keenest Japanese fan, Yoshi, tells us about his first year with the code – and how he came up trumps at the Osaka Dingoes’ end of season awards. Well done, Yoshi, and congratulations from all at The Almanac.

Almanac Rugby: Rugby and Footy in a Single Day

Yoshi got the chance to take in some rugby, and a good dose of queuing. But he was really itching for the Aussie Rules footies to come out.

New Triathlon Code – Kick, Run and Cycle

Our Kyoto correspondent Yoshi has been trying out alternatives to the usual triathlon configuration. Like a true Almanacker, his footy, and a copy of The Women’s Footy Almanac, never left his side.

Talents and skills needing to stir and blossom

Yoshi has just read The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018 and discovers many thought provoking and positive stories about football as well as life.

Almanac Book Review – A Wink from the Universe: Trust and positives having created Bulldogs fairytales

Yoshi has taken much inspiration from Martin Flanagan’s retelling of the Bulldogs’ 2016 season.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Melbourne: My emotion overwriting analyses

After a wet week in Kyoto, Yoshi was looking forward to watching his team mate Brian Lake’s former club perform well in the final but alas, it was not to be.

Open Letter to AFL- AFLW fixture needs to be equalised

Running the AFLW competition for only seven weeks as the Home and Away season for 10 club is ridiculous says Yoshi. He believes all clubs should play each other, by introducing two conferences is like AFLW having two leagues.

Round 23 – St Kilda v North Melbourne: Sad to end the season but hope for 2019 – not only for Saints but also for Caulfield Bears

Yoshi reviews the Saints loss against the Roos, and recalls some of his wonderful experiences this season.