Round 9 – St Kilda v Geelong: Old Dog observes

Old Dog’s eye is as sharp as ever as he looks over the two teams and their players from Friday night’s game.

Almanac Footy: Peter J Bennett

Peter Bennett had an exceptional sporting life, ranging from a successful VFL career for St Kilda and Victoria to representing Australia in consecutive Olympics in water polo. Allan Grant profiles a unique sporting career.

Finals Week 2 – Richmond v St Kilda: Sad end to the Saints’ stellar season

Braham Dabscheck is disappointed to be bundled out of the finals but very happy with the Saints’ much-improved year. His boys had a red hot go all season.

Finals Week 1 – St. Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Saints fly high in heart stopping encounter against the Dogs

“Let’s face it: you have to be a Saint to be a Saint,” writes true Saint Braham Dabscheck as he tells the tale of a desperate last quarter.

Almanac Childhood Heroes: Brian Gleeson – Brownlow medallist, member of the Saints Hall of Fame

Allan Grant pays homage to his childhood hero, St Kilda’s Brian Gleeson, whose career was cut short by injury at a very young age.

1966 and all that: Epilogue

What became of the 1966 heroes? In the conclusion to his wonderful review of St Kilda’s 1966 season, Peter Clark lets us know the answers.

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.

Round 13 – Brisbane v St Kilda: ‘O Captain! My Captain…’ a barbaric yawp from the virtual classroom to the coaches’ box

Year 12 English (Lit) teacher Shane Reid finds a message for his students in goal-kicking, while recognising that the likes of Leigh Matthews and Chris Fagan are fine teachers (and psychologists).

Almanac stalwart Yvette Wroby to ‘star’ on Fan Zone this Sunday

Exclusive to the Footy Almanac: Yvette Wroby takes her footy idiocy one step further with Channel 7’s Fan Zone on Sunday 23rd August at 3.35pm for Brisbane v St Kilda. Fan Zone, here she comes.

Almanac Ditty: Hello there, you nervous Cat

Joc Ledwidge, Sainter through and through, penned this little ditty for her Geelong mate,which she also sent to John Harms.

1966 and all that: Round 18 – St. Kilda v Hawthorn

It is Round 18 of the 1966 home and away season, and Peter Clark takes us back to what was an enthralling round of pre-finals football.

1966 and all that: Round 16 – St. Kilda v South Melbourne

The Saints have a big win in the wet, but suffer an injury to a star in the process. Peter Clark’s coverage of the 1966 season reaches Round 16.

Round 6 – Fremantle v St Kilda: Go north and multiply …

You should never count your chickens before they hatch as Patrick O’Brien found out.

1966 and all that: Round 15 – Geelong v St. Kilda

Potential finalists Geelong and St. Kilda put on a football exhibition down at Kardinia Park. And Peter Clark’s father shares his memories of that historic Grand Final day in September, 1966. Peter Clark invites you to add a comment to explain where you were on that day.

St Kilda Parish Priest, 1966

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

Round 5 – Carlton v St Kilda: Could we back up?

Coming off a couple of good wins, Matt Harvey’s Carlton couldn’t make up the ground as the Saints proved too strong at Marvel Stadium.

1966 and all that: Round 12 – St. Kilda v Melbourne

The Saints get their 1966 season back on track with a powerful final quarter against the Dees.

Footy is back soon – What Yoshi missed, got and had to hold on in the last three months

Yoshi relates what life has been like for him, work and sporting wise, in Japan during Covid-19 restrictions for the past three months. He’s excited footy is back. [So are we Yoshi! Ed]

1966 and all that: Round 10 – Collingwood v St. Kilda

A journey to Victoria Park for a top of the table clash turns into a disaster for the Saints. Peter Clark continues his coverage of St Kilda’s famous 1966 VFL season.

Football in the Time of COVID: The Great Match

O Tecnico makes his Almanac debut with this account of a footy season. Not a very long one. And with a unique way of playing.