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Round 16 Match Preview: Brisbane vs. St Kilda

Round 16, The Gabba. Brisbane: Brisbane was heavily defeated by 47 points against Sydney last round at the SCG. Sydney took full advantage of Brisbane’s fragile defence, with youngster Sam Reid kicking six goals. The Lions this year have experimented with key defender Daniel Merrett moving into the forward line. In his 14 games this […]

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Sandringham Mid Year Review

By Nick Ciantar Ladder position after round 13: 5th. Played 11 games: 7 wins, 4 losses, 109.11%. Leading Goal Kicker: Beau Wilkes: 20 goals. Development Squad: Ladder Position after round 13: 5th. Played 11 games: 6 wins, 5 losses, 96.86%. Leading Goal Kicker: Matthew Stapleton and Michael Lourey: 11 goals. Year so far: Sandringham has […]

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Round 12 Match Preview: Adelaide vs. St Kilda

Round 12, AAMI Stadium, 8.10pm Adelaide: Adelaide had the luxury of the bye last week. So far this year they have been in some impressive form with new coach, Brenton Sanderson. The Crows have been strong at home this season, only losing the one game against Collingwood. The improvement of many youngsters has seen the […]

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Gold Coast vs St Kilda Preview

Round 11, Metricon Stadium, 4.40pm By Nick Ciantar. Gold Coast: After a miserable performance against Collingwood last week, the Suns will be looking at a much better effort at home this Saturday. They were heavily defeated in clearances (-30) and contested possessions (-47) and will need to dramatically improve these areas this week. A highlight […]

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St. Kilda vs. Richmond Preview

Round 10, Etihad Stadium By Nick Ciantar. St.Kilda: St. Kilda had a terrific win against Sydney last week. The Saints kicked away in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, to win by 28 points. The much publicized ruck problem was diminished, with Jason Blake having the most hit outs on the ground and being named in […]

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St. Kilda vs. Sydney Preview

Round 9, Etihad Stadium. By Nick Ciantar. St.Kilda: St Kilda fought gallantly against the Eagles last week. After a slow start, St. Kilda bounced back in the second half to lose by thirty points. They lost ruckman Rhys Stanley early in the game and he will be sorely missed. St Kilda kept up with the […]

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West Coast vs. St.Kilda Preview

Round 8 Paterson’s Stadium St.Kilda: St.Kilda comfortably defeated Carlton last Monday night at Etihad Stadium. The game was won by the Saints pressure at the footy and by their small forwards. Saad, Milne and Milera kicked 9 goals between them and the Saints seemed to be a much faster side. The holes of Sam Fisher […]

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Round 7 Match Preview: St.Kilda vs. Carlton

Round 7. Monday at 7:40pm, Etihad Stadium. By Nick Ciantar. St.Kilda: St Kilda last week battled hard with Hawthorn for 3 quarters, until the Hawks dominated the last quarter. St Kilda was equal with the Hawks statistically, though the Hawks were simply just too strong. St Kilda this week will be without Sam Fisher and […]

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Round 4 Match Preview:St Kilda vs Fremantle

Round 4 Etihad Stadium, Friday 7:50pm It is here. The game we have all been waiting for. Ross Lyon and Zac Dawson against their old team St Kilda. This is one of the most anticipated games of the year, especially for the St Kilda supporters. Saint supporters have shed tears after the heartbreaking Grand Final […]

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Round 3 Match Preview: Western Bulldogs vs St Kilda

Round 3 Match Preview by Nick Ciantar Etihad Stadium, Saturday 7:40pm Western Bulldogs: The Dogs played well against the Crows, though they couldn’t get the four points. Brendan McCartney has had an ok start to the year. The Dogs battled hard for two and a half quarters against a strong Eagles team and they nearly […]

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