1966 and all that: Preliminary Final – St. Kilda v Essendon

The Preliminary Final 1966 saw the Saints record an impressive win against the Bombers to move into the Grand Final. Peter Clark reviews the penultimate game of St Kilda’s premiership year.

1966 and all that: Round 17 – Fitzroy v St. Kilda

St Kilda crushes Fitzroy in the last VFL match at the Brunswick St Oval, Saints’ Allan Davis debuts with 4 goals, ‘Big Carl’ is reported and eventually suspended for 6 matches missing the 1966 finals series. Peter Clark continues his weekly review of St Kilda’s premiership year.

Remembrance of things past – sort of: 1966 and all that!

Braham Dabscheck was 17 in 1966 , his Matriculation year. He has always been a passionate Saints fan and remembers their premiership year, and his. Braham mentions here that he started to write about sport, and study it. [Braham has been a world leader in the field of professional players’ unions across codes and countries. It was a privilege and pleasure to work with him on the VFL Players’ Association HIstory – and to continue to publish him here on the Almanac site – JTH]

Really happy for you, Rich

(Saint) Patrick O’Brien has been very supportive of his mate Rich for as long as he can remember, but wished that Rich would spare a thought for him.

A New Season

In the week before Round 1, we published this: “Braham Dabschek reflects on the start of another season; autumnal optimism and the comforting familiarity of the footy world cranking back into gear.” What are your thoughts in the wash up? Expectations met? Surprises?