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.

Finals Week 1 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Feeling the dogs breath and love at a distance.

Yvette Wroby has recovered enough from the Elimination Final to write a report. Just. Now it’s time for the semi’s and the nerves are almost ready for another hit.

Round 18 – St. Kilda v GWS: Saints take a Giant step into the finals

It was a nervy night, but Braham joined the St. Kilda supporters elated by the Saints’ return to finals action after a crushing win over the Giants.

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.

Round 17 – St Kilda vs West Coast: R U OK? It’s okay not to be okay

On R.U.O.K. Day, Yoshi watches St Kilda get beaten by West Coast. But it is ok to feel bad about the loss, he says, because he loves his Saints

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 22 – Richmond v St Kilda: Farewells and flags far in the future

Tony Roberts made his last trek to the ‘G for the 2007 season, and watched St Kilda narrowly avoid disaster as they farewelled a Saints champion.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 21 – St Kilda v West Coast: No Judd, no worries

It’s crunch time for the Saints in their 2007 season. Richard Arrowsmith watched on as they scrappily tried to push past the ominous Eagles.

Round 11 – St Kilda v Geelong: Been there, had that done to us before

Yvette Wroby is a woman of few words this week. The defeat at the hands of the too strong Geelong FC with Jack Steven in hoops, well, only art will suffice in these bleak times.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – St Kilda v Fremantle: Why Freo?

Sean Gorman was left wondering why he went for the Dockers in 2007. After struggling to watch them enough, he was left disappointed by their efforts at the ‘G against St Kilda in Round 20.

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.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 19 – Sydney v St Kilda: A typical Swans display at their second home

Sydney hosted St Kilda in a rare Homebush encounter in 2007. Rod Gillett attended to honour the ‘Field of Women’ program, and ended up impressed by the reliable Swans.

Round 9 – St Kilda v Sydney: With Pride

Yvette Wroby has been very quiet, footy-wise, during lockdown and COVID19, but it is with great PRIDE that she has returned to celebrate this special win.

Round 8 – Port Adelaide v St Kilda: A ten minute doorway to football heaven

A 10 minute period on Saturday night caught Matt Zurbo’s eye. He thinks it represents much about what is great with the modern game. Relive those minutes with him (with a detour into the Friday night efforts of Dusty and Toby Greene).

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 18 – Western Bulldogs v St Kilda: Skipper forces a draw

John Weldon witnessed a classic Bulldogs v Saints encounter go down to the wire in 2007. Both sides featured stars, but it was one unlikely Bulldog who saved the home team from defeat.

Round 8 – Port Adelaide v St Kilda: Membrey’s acrobatic goal of the century highlights a pulsating win

St Kilda’s win on Saturday night was already impressive enough, but Braham Dabscheck was left astounded by the soccer-like genius of Tim Membrey late in the last quarter.

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 7 – Adelaide v St. Kilda: Enigmatic Dr JeKyll and Mr Hyde Saints finally have something to Crow about in historic win at Adelaide Oval

Braham Dabscheck was happy to watch his Saints overcome their Adelaide Oval hoodoo against the Crows.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 17 – Carlton v St Kilda: No luck, not enough tall options

Christopher Riordan lived the life of a Carlton supporter, enjoying the positives only to fall just short to the Saints in a thrilling 2007 clash.

Italian Team of the Century: Ian Stewart (Cervi)

To coincide with Ian Stewart’s appearance on ‘Open Mike’ we reprise Tony De Bolfo’s in depth profile of his family’s Italian heritage.
First published in 2010.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 16 – St Kilda v Hawthorn: A bad night for Hawthorn and Australia

Choosing to stay away from the old Telstra Dome, Kevan Carroll took his time to find a bar not packed out by Australian fans of other sports. When he did eventually settle down, he was to leave disappointed by Hawthorn’s poor effort in their 2007 clash with the Saints.