“First Dog on the Moon” Art Exhibition

  “First Dog on the Moon” Art Exhibition:  A must see, and it ends on Saturday 28th January. by Yvette Wroby Yesterday, I decided on the hot Sunday morning to pretend I was overseas and holidaying and do what one does on holidays and go for adventures.  So I jumped on my trusty tram and [Read more]

Is having a 20/20 team the real question?

Ok, having  just read the Almanac article by Chris Riordan piece and the responses, I thought this occasion called for another fuller response.  My thought is, who cares about the team, just join the party. You see, I have witnessed a 20/20 game on Thursday night, the Melbourne Stars versus the Adelaide Strikers in fact, [Read more]

Who Gets the Footy Team?

The off season of footy (otherwise known as “are we there yet”) is filled with Rugby, Cycling, pre-Olympic meets and of course, currently, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, and Cricket (in all its forms).  All wonderful events, which help one to be meaningfully distracted from the ordinariness of life.  If you are doubly lucky, these things form [Read more]

2011 Almanac Launch photos

Thanks to Yvette Wroby for these happy snaps from Thursday night’s launch.

Dawn and those mad Sainters

by Yvette Wroby There’s no shortage of crazies at the St.Kilda Football Club.  This was proven when 1000+ Saints fans and members rocked up to the St.Kilda Beach front at 5 am Tuesday 8th November for an advertising shoot for 2012 Membership Drive.  At 6.30 am, another group was waiting at Frankston beach, and at [Read more]

Footy Art: Unhappy Sainters in the Park (2010)

By Yvette Wroby

Scott Watters as the new messiah and dreams of old messiahs.

There’s a new boy in St.Kilda town (sans Moorabbin, sansSeaford) and his name is Scott Watters.  For the last two years he has ably assisted Mick Malthouse (and beaten St.Kilda) so at least he has some experience of us.  Albeit from the other side. Readingthe online ABC news, Watters is 42 (a babe as is the [Read more]

Cheshire Cats in Park

By Yvette Wroby

My Uncle Bob, the St.Kilda Football Club and when a little bit of luck goes a long way.

  Uncle Bob is the youngest of my (deceased) dad’s four living brothers.  Two other brothers died at early ages from illness inFrancein the 40’s .  My grandmother only ever gave birth to boys.  Passionate ones at that.  Bob was born inParisin 1941 and was very young when his family became dislocated, separated, in hiding [Read more]

Happy Cats

By Yvette Wroby In the tradition of Weg. If you’re interested, Yvette can provide more originals for $150 or coloured photocopies for $30. 25% of proceeds to the Royal Children’s Hospital.          

Happy Cats and Cheshire Grins:

Prelude   How can I, as a mad Sainter, not begin this piece with reference to the last two years.  It’s not just me, blasted Channel 10 kept showing the highlights of this years contenders last premiership battles, and the Saints happen to be the patsies that were beaten in their path to glory.  The [Read more]

Review of “The Club” New Paintings by Peter Ferrier

Love of Football is in the Air – its final time and time for art and I popped in to an  exhibition a few weeks ago to get to see Peters work again.  He used to be in a Gallery onSt.Kilda Roadand I used to drive back on my way home from work, and check [Read more]

Grand Final 2011

Cartoon by Yvette Wroby

Anchors Away

No comment necessary really. Picture by Yvette Wroby

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: or another day in the life of a Saints supporter…

Just when my next article this week was going to start with “I write with no pain and suffering”, in the way of the footy world, this has completely changed on Thursday night 15th September 2011. The GOOD was being with nine other Almanackers (or family members) and meeting at the Marngrook Footy Show, in [Read more]


by Yvette Wroby

GONE: It’s all Over, Including the Shouting

It’s 6.30am Sunday morning and my mind is buzzing.  It’s over, finito, Sydney Swans bundled St.Kilda out of the finals with a decisive, confident win.  They did it well from the beginning, pressure, pressure, pressure and we never had it in us to respond with success.  Perhaps the year from hell finally took its toll [Read more]

Footy Pictures by Jim Pavlidis and lunch with my mum

  by Yvette Wroby   I love meeting the real people at Almanac events after I have read their pieces or seen their art work.  There’s a community of twisted, interesting people all linked by words and creativity.  So I took my Mum on Saturday to Jim Pavlidis and his fourteen wonderful, iconoclastic  masterpieces.  I [Read more]

We don’t have the Blues this morning…

We’ll start with a generic question:  do the Saints have to always put us through so much misery and tension before we reach happiness at the end of the night? It seems so.  Saints supporters like me went to the Game at the MCG last night feeling pretty mixed.  A win meant a home, Etihad, [Read more]

Happy Cats

Sainter Yvette Wroby helps the Cats celebrate Friday night. Will they be celebrating this time next week?