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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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Why The Saints?

Over the past day we thought it would be interesting to see why people started supporting the might Saints. Was it family brainwashing or just random cos of the colors? We were quite surprised with the amount of people that support the Saints due to family. Sharyn: My mum grew up nearby the junction oval […]

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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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Milne celebrates another goal

The 44′s

This weekend, Stephen Milne, aka the Tip Rat, Yapper, Milney, or ‘you f*ing rapist!’ if you are Mick Malthouse, reaches yet another milestone – 250 games.  Having long ago sewn up the title of the AFL’s most hated player, this season he became only the 4th Saint and 50th player in Aussie rules history to […]

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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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St Kilda Mid Season Review

There has been much discussion over the appointment of Scott Watters as head coach after the shock departure of Ross Lyon. It’s been well documented his experience ranges from coaching in WA, to working with troubled teens, to working closely with Mick Malthouse in a premiership team. His wide and varied skills would be put […]

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Some things in footy can’t be measured by stats

Some things in footy can’t be measured by stats. Emotions are one of them. Sometimes we can control them, put a lid on them, hide them, disguise them or show them openly. We learn from them and they impact our lives re-actively and pro-actively. This is an insight into my emotions / observations / experiences […]

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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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