Almanac New Book Release – ‘Nicky Winmar: My Story’ by Nicky Winmar with Matthew Hardy

Thirty years after that iconic photo, Nicky Winmar’s much anticipated autobiography, ‘Nicky Winmar: My Story’, was released this week.

Round 21 – Saints v Blues: The Turncoat

Joe Sexton spent a challenging time at Marvel Stadium as his Blues took on the Saints. The duplicity of the ground announcer didn’t help matters either!

Almanac (Fan) Life – A Saints Celebration: aka the Curse of Paddy Murphy

In this uplifting, moving and memorable tribute to the club he’s loved all his life, Paul Lefebvre celebrates 150 years of the mighty Saints. It’s a case of the club motto, ‘fortius quo fidelius’, personified. (This is an absolute beauty! – Ed.)

“I’ll be a Saint for sure,” said Hanrahan: by KB Hill

KB Hill caught up with Frank Hanrahan, a Kyneton lad who had a stint with St Kilda before returning to his roots in northern Victoria.

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 (Memory): Sacramental Transcendence

A family at the footy, a boy’s wonder at a big game, the Catholic Mass, away team supporters in hostile territory, and ‘Superboot’ himself, Bernie Quinlan. Shane Reid blends them all into this heart-warming story from when he was a boy.

Almanac Footy: Can the Saints Break the 56-Year Drought?

Ian Wilson is a Saints tragic! He’s stayed faithful to the Saints for 50 years and awaits the end of their 56-year premiership drought.

Round 9 – St. Kilda v Geelong: Saints puurfect against the Cats

Braham Dabscheck’s Saints suffered a couple of injuries and took a while to find their mojo against Geelong but, once they did, there was only going to be one winner.

Almanac Poetry: Seen from a Window Table in Acland Street, St Kilda

This week’s poem from Kevin Densley dates from the time, about twenty years ago, when he lived in Melbourne. St Kilda was a short tram ride from home…

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 9, 1953: St. Kilda v Geelong – ‘Invincible’ Cats

St. Kilda were the next team to fall to the mighty Cats in the 1953 season, outrun by Geelong in the final quarter. Peter Clark’s series on the Cats’ record run of wins continues.

Almanac (Cartoon) Life: Maybe next year…

Yvette Wroby is hoping for a better future, for the planet and the Saints…

Round 15 – Richmond v St. Kilda: Saints find their mojo against tired Tigers

Braham Dabscheck woke up on Friday feeling confident about a St Kilda upset win over the Tigers. But what he got even blew his lofty expectations away in a stunning MCG victory for the Saints.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 15, 1952: St. Kilda v Geelong – Saints fade as Cats purr home

Geelong are forced to come from behind against St. Kilda. Meanwhile, the Helsinki Olympics conclude. Peter Clark’s series on Geelong’s 1952-53 record breakers continues.

Round 7 – St Kilda v Hawthorn: Saints respond to May Day call on May Day

Braham Dabscheck hopes his Saints have turned the corner after their demolition of Hawthorn on May Day.

Round 6 – Port Adelaide v St. Kilda: Sunday evening joy

It was a happy evening for NIck Kossatch and his fellow Port supporters. For Saints supporters, not so much.

Round 5 – St Kilda v Richmond: Extremely disappointing and devastating loss

It was a tough time for Yoshi, who saw his Saints get crushed by Richmond on Thursday night footy. Bemoaning his side’s inadequacies, Yoshi calls for a tougher response against Port Adelaide next week.

Round 4 – St Kilda v West Coast: Saints find their inner Saint and fly high over the Eagles

Halfway through yesterday’s game, Braham Dabscheck was a very nervous Saints supporter. But what transpired in the final quarter had him jumping for joy, as St Kilda stormed home against the Eagles in a classic finish.

Almanac Footy (and Life): A sense of perspective

Patrick O’Brien’s two favourite teams, Arsenal and St Kilda, endured horror Easter weekends on the field. He was distraught but two pieces of reading recalibrated his thoughts and challenged him to take a new perspective.

Almanac Footy: Jim Krakouer – the magic

Matt Watson looks back at the career of Jim Krakouer, who with his brother Phil was a trailblazer for indigenous footballers in the VFL of the 1980’s.

Finals Week 1 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Rising Saints beat more final experienced hot dogs

Sapporo in hand, Yoshi relives the highs and lows of his Saints’ victory over the Bulldogs.