Almanac Footy (Opinion): A Matter of Will

‘One of the most underrated qualities that AFL recruiters overlook is the capacity of a player’s will.’ So says Ian Wilson in an argument that is hard to refute.

Almanac Footy (Conundrum): Who is the greatest Saint – Rooey, Harves or Baldock?

Mark Tenny didn’t realise how hard it would be to select ‘the greatest Saint ever’. He explains the conundrum.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 10 – St Kilda v Geelong: Jimmy Bartel’s taken to show and tell

In front of a bursting Telstra Dome on a Sunday night in 2007, John Harms witnessed the Cats break free of a Riewoldt-led St Kilda to stamp their September intentions on the competition.

St Kilda Friday – 123rd anniversary of the first VFL/AFL match and fighting COVID-19 threats

Yoshi’s passion for the Saints is well known; his club has launched an initiative to boost that same passion that thousands of Sainters share with a pledge to the club and all it has provided over the years – an initiative he could easily take part in from Japan online.

Yoshi published on St Kilda’s website: ‘From the Faithful’

Recently Yoshi wrote a heartfelt piece for his beloved Saints, it has been published on the club’s website for all of us to read.

Tom Harley: Mr Perseverance becomes elite

Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood considers the life and career of a tenacious Geelong (and Redlegs, of course) champion

St Kilda: Being based in Seaford cost games

Recent comments from past players have revisited St Kilda’s troubled Seaford period. But Yoshi is seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

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!

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 15 – St Kilda v Richmond: Losing MRV Match Saints should have won

Yoshi is not happy with his beloved Saints, feeling that they threw the game away against the Tigers through negative play in the second quarter when attack was the go. His frustrations were compounded by rain washing out training for the Osaka Dingoes.

Round 11 – St Kilda v Port Adelaide: More than a losing game

Yoshi is becoming an internationally famous St Kilda supporter, recognised across the planet. This is his story of the Saints game in Shanghai where he got to chat with Saint Nick.

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.

The 2018 No Zones Cup – Round Twenty Three

While illness and disease ravaged all around him, Earl had numerous insightful flashes to consider – finals scheduling, Franklin as All-Australian captain – but in the end he decided to present some thoughts about the teams that have played their last game for 2018.

Fearless: Some observations

Fearless details some observations he has made from the first six rounds of footy.

Round 2 – North Melbourne v St Kilda: St Kilda boys unlikely to add my footy audiobook

Yoshi’s Saints disappoint him against the Roos on Good Friday. He is hoping for a better showing next week, and forever the optimist, Yoshi believes the Saints can win the flag in2018!

Almanac Book Review: ‘The Things That Makes Us: Life, Loss and Football’ by Nick Riewoldt

Read Yoshi’s review of Nick Riewoldt’s emotional biography, ‘The Things That Makes Us: Life, Loss and Football’.

Facts about St Kilda and Melbourne

After a visit to the Sports Museum at the MCG Yoshi presents some historical facts and figures of matches played between St Kilda and Melbourne.

To Alex, our cricketer

From beyond the boundary we gaze at you, leaning forward as you accelerate, and your long frame foreshadows the fast bowler’s menace. Our hope and our pride are funnelled to the demanding biomechanics of what you’ll do in the next seconds. The expectation makes me squirm and spasm. It’s anguish and delight. What will happen? C’mon, Alex! A loving letter to a cricketing son from proud parents.

Rooey, Rooey … let’s celebrate and have a good time!

Jennifer Muirden went to the Trevor Barker Awards where, fomr this account, it’s clear she had a great time. Here’s the story. [Includes highly charged emotion, penned songs, Roo and Joey love, and more. – Ed]

Tiger Spirit Animal was alive and kicking at the meritorious Mecca

The Tiger tales keep on coming. Here, Saints fan Jennifer Muirden explains why she was so happy to see Richmond win the flag.