Finals Week 2 – Richmond v St Kilda: Ratts’ broken record, inaccurate goal-kicking, the cost of losing three players, but a good year for the Saints

Yoshi wasn’t happy with several aspects of the Saints’ loss to the Tigers in the semi-final but he was pleased with his club’s improvement and overall performance in 2020.

Round 2 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Saints Alive!

Yvette Wroby, with her Saints in seventh place, allows herself to be once again, consumed. St Kilda played so well all the other wonderful distractions and obsessions have been put in place. A Monday has never felt as good.

Round 20 – Sal’s Preview: Pardon the diversion

Sal Ciardulli adds his respected insights to picking winners for the Round 20 AFL matches this weekend.

Round 18 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: More than just a win

A week is a long time in football. Just ask Yoshi, the club’s biggest international fan. After the angst of last week, Saints fans are up in the clouds. Here’s Yoshi’s take on the week.

Round 18 – St. Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Saints end a Dog of a year with a win over the Dogs

After their coach resigned, the Saints rediscovered their ability to score. Braham Dabscheck is delighted to report the results.

Alan Richardson’s Shocking Resignation

Yoshi was blind-sided by the resignation of St Kilda’s Alan Richardson and feels sorry for the fallen coach. From far-away Japan, he offers his thoughts on the best way for the club to move on. (You can almost feel Yoshi’s angst – Ed.)

Round 10 – St Kilda v Carlton: Unexpected socialising, changes and footy fool

Cooking, karaoke, and footy are all part of Yoshi’s day. And his Saints went marching in!

The 2019 Josephine Baker Cup

Two Rounds into the season and already Earl has sage advice for fans about their club’s prospects for the year. Alert: you may need to have a fortified snifter close to hand!

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.

You can go your own way, but you better be home soon…

A bombshell in music as a famous band gets a little more famous/infamous. Are there similar stories in footy that got you fired up?

Bless us, O Lord, and these, Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty. Through Bryce. Amen.

For Carlton fans, Bryce Gibbs has been an unrequited talent, Father Rooster sees his potential departure as manna from heaven.

What follows interstate success

Michael Viljoen’s research has unearthed this interesting statistical tidbit which may, or may not be of note to investors and fans alike.

Finally

Rick Kane laments some of the sad happenings that arose during this “sorry Home and Away season”. On the other hand, he lauds the refreshing Final 8 teams that 2015 has thrown up.

Round 23 – Hawthorn v Carlton: Round twenty-forgettable

Alan Stewart reflects on a pretty clinical display from the Hawks as Hawthorn and Carlton honour the tragic loss of Brett Ratten’s son.

Round 17- Carlton v Hawthorn: Hiatus Interruptus

Like The People’s Elbow earlier in the week, John Butler wonders if the powerbrokers at Princes Park truly understand the enormity of the task ahead of the club in the post-Pagan, Ratten and Malthouse tenures at Carlton.

The lack of greats to wear the #7

Dennis Gedling and his mate discussed on Saturday night about the number 7 jumper and the lack of stars to wear that particular number.

La Douleur

The Philby calls for a root and branch overhaul of the Carlton Football Club.

Coaching a Young Club from the Bench

While coaching from the sidelines is de-riguer in the NFL, suburban footy and world soccer, opinions in the AFL world are still divided on the effectiveness of coaches calling the shots from the boundary line versus coaching from an elevated vantage point in the stands. Yoshi weighs in with some thoughts on where best to coach elite players from.

Plato, Mick Malthouse and the Blues

OK Mick, I’m in, says Jerry Rinse.

AFL Round 23: Fearless – Drama, theatre and ultimate joy of September

That’s great – the face of the AFL’s This is Greatness ad campaign for the finals gets to ply his proper trade at the G on the big day. Hope it sounds ok for all to hear as do the Temper trap and Paul Kelly.