Round 1 – St Kilda v Brisbane: Out the Back, URTI and Costco

Phil Hill reports on the St Kilda’s goals out the back and the lack of response from Brisbane’s coaching box.

Almanac Footy History: Jim McShane – The Accidental Pioneer

Jim McShane was the first VFL/AFL footballer to kick a double-digit bag of goals in a game to make a history that is now a mere statistic in the history books. Anna reflects upon this achievement and ponders some questions.

Almanac Book Review: “Here it is” by Paul Roos

Here it is, Yoshi reviews the thoughts of Paul Roos from the premiership coach’s recent book.

Kicking accurate goals

Not long before his Melbourne visit, Yoshi contemplates the connection between good kicking and good football

GWS on same track as early Power?

Jake Rachwalski looks at the performances of the expansion teams in their efforts to win, or hopefully win an AFL Premiership. Whilst premierships are never a guarantee, Jake believes it’s a safe bet to say the Giants may follow Port Adelaide and take home a flag sometime over the next three seasons.

Round 23 – Richmond v St Kilda: Double chance?

Joe de Petro reminds us of the Tiges’ grand effort in the final match of the home and away season.

Round 23 – Richmond v St Kilda: A day for legends

Meg Saultry finds it hard to believe that there can ever be another player to mean as much to her as her childhood idol Nick Riewoldt does.

Have a Little Faith

Although a difficult year for North supporter Marnie, she’s still feeling alright. Her tip to surviving? Belief. Belief in her club and the future it’s promised. A true believer!

Finding hope when all is lost

Peter Mangold watches the Dees-Saints game and spares a moment to reflect on a genuine tragedy. He concludes that hope is at the heart of it all. [Welcome Peter – JTH]

Round 20 (2009) – Essendon v St Kilda: A fine son

Jobe Watson will retire at the end of the season. He won the Brownlow in 2012, but for a long time he was heavily criticised. We re-visit John Harms’s story about a 2009 match between Essendon and St Kilda.

The 2017 Nick Riewoldt Cup

Earl recounts his greatest Nicks in tribute to the retiring champion

Round 19 – Port Adelaide v St Kilda: Losing my gray matter – This was worse than a thumping

What looked a brilliant win was turned to dust my 60 seconds of remarkable Port Adelaide footy. Braham Dabscheck is still recovering.

Round 18 – Sydney v St Kilda: Sinclair’s Moment

The Swans comfortably accounted for St Kilda; Daniel Saunders reckons the top four is a possibility.

Round 17 – St Kilda v Essendon: Standing by

Yoshi needs answers from his Saints and worries they may still have a premiership hangover from 1966!

The Week: 7/7 – 14/7 – How did this happen?

This is the week that was, a bit of this, a bit of that, according to Almanacker JB.

Round 16 – St Kilda v Richmond: A Tale of Two Football Clubs

Charles Dickens was on the money. Terrific Friday arvo read for lovers of Richmond, St Kilda, footy and good reading. [Nice. Thanks Joe – JTH]

Almanac Book Review: Siren’s Call

“Often delightful, at times surprisingly moving,” writes Stephanie Holt, “Siren’s Call is a welcome addition to the growing literature of footy fandom.” Read Stephanie’s review.

Round 12 – Adelaide v St Kilda: More Questions Than Answers For the Crows?

Malcolm Ashwood with his comprehensive thoughts on Adelaide’s win over St Kilda, plus some strong thoughts on the AFL’s lack of support for the SANFL.

Round 12 – Adelaide v St Kilda: Saints Blindsided By Crows Under Friday Night Lights

More building of character for Saints fans writes Braham Dabscheck after their visit to Adelaide.

AFL Round 10 – Western Bulldogs v St Kilda: When the Dogs Came Marching In

Les Currie was very happy with the Western Bulldogs getting the four points over St Kilda, despite Bob Murphy’s injury and his pet hate- one sided players.