Round 6 – St Kilda v Adelaide: Positives from disappointing loss

Yoshi is looking for positives after the Saints went down to the Crows. Result or not, he packed in a big weekend of sport.

Osaka Dingoes’ IMPACT Anzac Day Cup 2019

Anzac Day footy also featured in Japan. Yoshi’s Osaka Dingoes participated in the IMPACT Anzac Day Cup, played between teams from Japan and China.

Round 5 – Melbourne v St Kilda: Great win for underrated Saints

Hard work isn’t always rewarded instantly, but as he watches his Saints down the Dees, Yoshi wonders if patience mightn’t also produce its own rewards.

Round 4 – St Kilda v Hawthorn: Winning a congested and contested game

Watching the game from work presented its challenges, but the replay was instructive, as Yoshi saw his Saints win a game they might previously have lost.

Round 3 – Fremantle v St Kilda: Only Staying Positive is the Key for Footy

Yoshi faces challenges in his support for his beloved Saints as they hit a road bump in Fremantle. Life generally is also a challenge but he must keep strong in both cases.

Round 2 – Essendon v St Kilda: Chances of

Via both the form of his Saints, the local weather forecast, Kyoto correspondent Yoshi navigates a path around probability and the idea of likelihood.

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.