1966 and all that: Grand Final – Collingwood v St. Kilda

It is grand final day at the MCG. Can St. Kilda win their first ever premiership? Peter Clark’s epic re-telling of the Saints’ 1966 season reaches its climax.

St Kilda Parish Priest, 1966

Barry Breen’s 1966 premiership winning kick is remembered by Damian Balassone.

Celebrating a feast of Saint Davids

As a thankyou gesture, Gigs names a Saints team of Davids in honour of Almanacker David Downer.

Big men who have played 300 games

Sam Newman often says how very few big men have played 300 games, at last count David Fordyce has identified 27 and rising. Can you name any more?

50 Years On – What Else Happened on This Day?

Grand Final week 1966 was not only a glorious time for St Kilda but as Warwick Nolan points out, other interesting football and sporting events were happening at the same time.

Round 3 – St Kilda v Collingwood: Forty-nine years

A rough start to the week melted away into a glorious, emotional celebration not only of a Premiership, but of all things that make Saints supporters special, writes Yvette Wroby.

Era, era on the wall; 1960-1966

The VFL in the 1960’s saw football still as a tough yet sometimes brutal sport, as players were happy to play the game for the joy of it. This period also saw the introduction of television, football replays and shows such as Football Inquest, World of Sport and League Teams. It was also the period that saw Ron Barassi leave the Dees for the Blues and the sacking of Norm Smith.

Round 3 – Collingwood v St Kilda: Saints swamped by Pies in 50 Year Anniversary of First Game at Moorabbin

Friday evening marked an auspicious anniversary for Saints fans. Braham Dabscheck saw his young Saints go down at the hands of very efficient Magpie unit.