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.

Round 22 – St Kilda v Hawthorn: My Passion and Hardwork Influencing Sainters

Bears and Dingoes make guest appearances in this passion-fueled Saints post by Yoshi.

Round 21 – Essendon v St Kilda: Trains Running Unreliably

Yoshi loves trains. Thinking about his passion for locomotives, he draws some metaphors from the Saint’s loss to the Bombers on Friday night.

Round 20 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: No more wasting please!

A few friendly drinks aren’t enough to distract Yoshi from the Saints’ reversal of fortune in this match.

Round 19 – GWS v St Kilda: Like Changing Weather

Food, drink, pubs, poor service, and love all cause frustration for Yoshi as his Saints go down to the Giants.

Round 17: St Kilda v Richmond- Not the upset Yoshi was hoping for

Footy loving Japanese correspondent Yoshi has been in town for a footy holiday and to attend his first ever AFL match. Although his Saints were disappointing, he has had a wonderful time here as his report indicates.

Meet Up Night With Yoshi (July 21 at the North Fitzroy Arms)

The Almanac’s Japanese scribe Yoshi is flying into Melbourne next week, he’d love to catch up at the Saints game or at the North Fitzroy Arms, click on the article for details of his visit.

Round 17 – St Kilda v Carlton: Great Win Beating Others

Yoshi is excited by the Saints victory over the Blues even though he missed the live broadcast!

Match Report – IMPACT Invitational Cup 2018

On Saturday, July 7th, the Osaka Dingoes created club history by hosting two international teams as well as 2 Tokyo based AFL clubs for their first ever IMPACT Invitational Cup Tournament held at the Canadian Academy in Kobe. Almanacker Yoshi presents his report of the Cup.

Round 15 – Melbourne v St Kilda: Saints defeat the Devils

Yoshi was on the edge of his seat following the Saints win over the Dees on the weekend while on his way to footy training. [We also wish Yoshi all the best in the IMPACT Invitational Cup in Kobe, Japan this weekend – Eds]

Am I Obsessed With Footy?

Yoshi Imagawa is putting in the hard yards on the training track to be the best player he can be for the Osaka Dingoes. Is there such a thing as training too much? Yoshi will be in Melbourne in July and is looking for a club to train at and to meet up with fellow Almanackers.

Round 14 – West Coast v Essendon: BJ in good form

Yoshi’s dislike of Brendon Goddard has mellowed of late as he watches BJ put in a good game for the Bombers in their win against the Eagles.

Almanac Football: Should Sam Gilbert be a Saint in 2019 or not?

Experience v kicking skills? Yoshi is torn on the future of Saint Sam Gilbert. He has been following the debate, and wants to know your thoughts on the matter.

Round 13 – Gold Coast v St Kilda: Changing roster, footy and scoring tides

Yoshi breaks a new work record and provides the details on following the Saints in amongst life’s other obligations and pleasures in Osaka. Joy replaces depression.

Round 12 – St Kilda v Sydney: Love and Pride

Yoshi is feeling like his lot is like the Saints’ lot.