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2012 AFL Grand Final Preview: Hawthorn vs Sydney

by Nick Ciantar twitter: @nick_saint13 Grand Final, MCG 2.30pm Last Time: Hawthorn 15.12 (102) defeated Sydney Swans 14.11 (95), round 22, 2012 at the SCG. It is finally here. Just like die hard fans of Kim Kardashian waiting to meet her last Friday at Southland Shopping Centre. Fans have been agonizingly waiting for months, and it is finally […]

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St Kilda Season Review by Nick Ciantar

follow on twitter: @nick_saint13 Ladder: 9th: 12 wins, 10 losses, 123.33% Most goals: Stephen Milne (56) Most disposals: Lenny Hayes (538) Most handballs: Lenny Hayes (283) Most kicks: Leigh Montagna (324) Most tackles: Lenny Hayes (130) Most clearances: Lenny Hayes (119) Most contested possessions: Lenny Hayes (238) Most marks: Sean Dempster (155) Most inside 50′s: Leigh Montagna (94) Most rebound 50′s: Sean Dempster (72) Most hit outs: Ben McEvoy (405) Played Every […]

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Sandringham End of Season Review

By Nick Ciantar twitter: nick_saint13 Sandringham Season Review: Senior Coach: Simon McPhee. Ladder position: 6th: 10 wins, 8 losses, 104.48%. Leading Goal Kicker: Daniel Archer: 30 goals. Development Squad: Ladder Position: 6th: 9 wins, 9 losses, 95.83%. Leading Goal Kicker: Darcy Brown: 19 goals. Season 2012 Review: Sandringham started 2012 with an impressive 54 point […]

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Round 23 Match Preview: Carlton vs St Kilda

By Nick Ciantar. twitter: nick_saint13 Round 23, Sunday 1.10pm, Etihad Stadium. Carlton: The Blues were shocked by a fast starting Gold Coast team last round, to lose by 12 points up at Metricon Stadium. They are now officially out of the finals. The ramifications of that game led to coach Brett Ratten being sacked by […]

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Round 22 Match Preview: St Kilda vs Greater Western Sydney

By Nick Ciantar (twitter: nick_saint13) Round 22, Saturday 1:45pm, Etihad Stadium. St Kilda: St Kilda was outclassed against Geelong last round losing by 42 points and their finals chances are now very slim. They challenged Geelong in the third quarter, however Geelong ran away from them in the last. St Kilda has made five changes […]

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Round 21 Match Preview: Geelong vs. St Kilda

By Nick Ciantar twitter: @nick_saint13 Round 21 Etihad Stadium, Friday 7:50pm Geelong: Geelong fought gallantly against the Eagles last round, however they just lost by 5 points. Geelong lost the contested possession by 17 and also lost the hit outs by 42. The Cats will value the return of Trent West, however they did come […]

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Round 20 Match Preview: St Kilda vs. Melbourne

By Nick Ciantar. Round 20 Saturday 1:45pm, MCG. St.Kilda: St Kilda had a heartbreaking defeat against Collingwood last round. The Saints now need to win all of their remaining games to make the finals and will be looking at bringing in the same form as last week. They matched it with the Pies, however they […]

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Round 19 Match Preview: Collingwood vs. St Kilda

By Nick Ciantar. Round 19, MCG. Collingwood: Collingwood comfortably defeated GWS last round by the tune of 120 points. Travis Cloke returned to form kicking six goals. Cloke has been under scrutiny this year both on and off the field and his standout game against the Giants will give his confidence a much needed boost. […]

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Round 18 Match Preview: St Kilda vs. Western Bulldogs

By Nick Ciantar. Round 18, Etihad Stadium. St.Kilda: St Kilda matched the ladder leaders last week for 3 and a half quarters although the Swans were too strong in the end. The Saints were heavily defeated in the hit outs (61-36), but had more tackles than the Swans (73-51). The last time St Kilda played […]

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Round 17 Match Preview Sydney vs St Kilda

Round 17, SCG Sydney: Sydney impressively defeated a weakened West Coast team at Paterson’s Stadium, to jump to first on the AFL ladder. They have won their last six games, with their last loss coming against St Kilda at Etihad Stadium in round 9. The Swans rise to the top of the ladder, has seen […]

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