Yoshi – My response to Scott Watters on Herald Sun’s Sacked Podcast

Yoshi takes exception to negative commentary on his beloved St Kilda. He also has a distinct preference when it comes to Melbourne newspapers!

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.

Tribute to Nick Dal Santo

“The 322-game player ended his career with the averages of 13.0 kicks, 9.9 handballs, 22.9 disposals, 3.7 marks, 0.5 goals and 3.6 tackles. His record shows he was good at disposals.” But Nick Dal Santo was more than just his stats, says Yoshi.

1999 – (not quite) All Australian SSA Team – Some Big Names, Some Notable Absences

Another ripper find from Swish Schwerdt: the 1999 School Sports Australia All-Australian football team. Some great names. Who is the grandson of John Coleman? Is there a ministerial advisor among them? The normal where-are-they-now assistance please.
(Reposting on the day that one of these kids, Nick Dal Santo, confirms his retirement)

What the Sam Mitchell trade means

Yoshi weighs in on Hawthorn’s decision to trade Sam Mitchell.

Open Letter to Jake Carlisle from Yoshi

Yoshi is angry and is not going to take it anymore. Jake Carlisle’s attitude and behaviour that is. Jake, you’re on notice.

The Midfielders’ Hairdressers’ Top Teams Medal – Brownlow reports from the chair… almost

With tongue planted firmly in cheek, Stephen Alomes assesses the field for tonight’s Brownlow Medal count. All joking aside though, Stephen lauds the symbolic progress of the appearance of top women footballers as presenters… a small step for footy and humankind, leading to a bigger step and kick in the future.

Finals week 2 – The Wrap: Rhyce and Adam; we salute you.

The weekend’s footy is all done and dusted, so what better way to catch up on what you might have missed by catching up with The Wrap.

Round 5 – St Kilda v Essendon: Holding My Breath in an Honourable Loss

Yvette Wroby ponders loss – on and off the field – as the Saints are pipped at the post at Docklands.

A North Season Preview of Sorts: Who Needs a Big Year?

Rooboy Rob Chanter opens his Almanac account for 2015 with his thoughts on who needs to lift for North to go one step further than last season’s 2014 preliminary final finish. Kieran Harper: too sad to go into…