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Stephen Milne – 2012 All-Australian

In September St Kilda small forward Stephen Milne was named in the forward pocket of the 2012 All-Australian team. Milne finished sixth in the Coleman Medal with 56 goals and was the leading goalkicker among small forwards. Milne was one of seven players selected in the team for the second year in a row, 15 […]

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Brendon Goddard’s eventful journey to 200 matches and beyond

Earlier this season Brendon Goddard became the 26th person to play 200 VFL/AFL games for the St Kilda Football Club, when he achieved this milestone in Round 18 against the Western Bulldogs Brendon was 27 years and 70 days old making him the third youngest to play his 200th game for the Saints, behind past […]

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Arryn Siposs makes the transition from childhood Saints fan to Rising Saints Star

For the fifth successive match Arryn Siposs had at least 14 possessions against Brisbane in Round 16 at the Gabba and he has averaged 16.0 possessions a game in his last five games. In his first eight AFL matches before this sequence begun Siposs averaged 5.3 possessions a game and his most possessions in a […]

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Stephen Milne stars in his 250th match with five goals in St Kilda’s 71 point win

In last night’s 71 point victory against Essendon at Etihad Stadium creative St Kilda small forward Stephen Milne starred in his 250th match with five goals and two goal assists, setting game-highs in both categories.  It was the 16th time in his AFL career that Milne has kicked five goals or more in a match, […]

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David Armitage has developed into an integral member of St Kilda’s team

Over the first half of the 2012 season David Armitage has played the best football of his AFL career and has improved his consistency to frequently feature in St Kilda’s best players, this has resulted in David polling True Sainters votes six times in the first 12 rounds, the equal most with fellow inside midfielder […]

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On Saturday evening champion St Kilda midfielder Lenny Hayes reaches 250 matches in style

In the Saturday evening Round 9 match against the Sydney Swans at Etihad Stadium champion midfielder Lenny Hayes plays his 250th games for the St Kilda Football Club. Lenny’s return to AFL football in 2012 after a left knee reconstruction early last season has been phenomenal with Hayes continuing in the same superb form he had […]

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At the start of his 13th season versatile Jason Blake became the 25th Saint to play 200 AFL matches

In the 2012 Opening Round Sunday evening match against Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium St Kilda defender Jason Blake played his 200th match for St Kilda, becoming the 25th Saint to reach this milestone. At several points throughout his 13 seasons as an AFL footballer you would have received very long odds on Blake reaching […]

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During 2011 Sean consistently dempstered his opponents and was rewarded with third place in St Kilda’s best and fairest

Entering the 2011 season Sean Demspter was four games shy of reaching his 100th game and had become accustomed to playing football deep into the finals. From the time of his debut in 2005 until the end of the 2010 season Dempster played in five of the seven AFL Grand Finals. Of the 797 players […]

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On the verge of reaching 500 career goals Stephen Milne makes his first All-Australian team

On Monday night livewire St Kilda small forward Stephen Milne was named in the forward pocket of the 2011 All-Australian team.  Milne kicked 55 goals during the 2011 home and away season to finish equal fourth in the Coleman Medal with Barry Hall, behind key forwards Lance Franklin, Jack Riewoldt and Travis Cloke. Milne was one […]

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True Sainters 2011 Player of the Year – Nick Dal Santo

Sublimely skilled midfielder Nick Dal Santo has won the 2011 True Sainters Player of the Year Award in convincing fashion, polling 32 votes to finish an astonishing 18 votes ahead of Leigh Montagna, with 22 year old ruckman Ben McEvoy a further vote adrift in third place. True Sainters members voted Dal Santo best Saint […]

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