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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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Elite midfielder Leigh Montagna

After 20 rounds of the 2011 season midfielder Leigh Montagna is in third position in the True Sainters Player of the Year Award, behind fellow midfielder Nick Dal Santo and defender Sam Fisher. Montagna has polled nine votes comprised of three, three vote performances, with St Kilda winning each of these games. At this stage […]

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Ruckman Ben McEvoy has improved rapidly to become one of St Kilda’s most influential players

With the retirement of Steven King at the end of last season and injuries to Michael Gardiner this season Ben McEvoy has been a revelation throughout 2011, developing into St Kilda’s number 1 ruckman.  McEvoy has played significantly more game time in 2011 and for the majority of the season he has done the bulk of […]

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2011 Rising Star nominee Jack Steven

In his 14 AFL matches before Round 9 this year Jack Steven averaged 11.8 possessions a game and only had more than 14 possessions twice with a career best of 18 disposals in Round 14 2010 against Melbourne. With increased time in the midfield over recent weeks he has flourished and in Round 12 2011 […]

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Leader of the St Kilda backline Sam Fisher

After not polling a vote in the first five rounds of the 2011 season Sam Fisher has been in the True Sainters votes four times in the past six weeks to move in to second place on eight votes, behind Nick Dal Santo.  Fisher was voted St Kilda’s best player in back to back games […]

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Jamie Cripps rebounds from early setback to make an impact for the Saints

A week after turning 19 Jamie Cripps made his AFL debut for St Kilda, coming into the Round 6 side to play Adelaide. Good performances have resulted in Cripps retaining his position in the Saints side for four successive games,  in each of his first four AFL matches Cripps has either started or finished the […]

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The skilful and durable Nick Dal Santo

Nick Dal Santo has polled votes in three of St Kilda’s first five games of the season to lead the True Sainters 2011 Player of the Year Award on eight votes after six rounds, three votes ahead of fellow midfielder David Armitage in second place. In November 2001 at 17 years of age Nick Dal […]

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Lenny Hayes vows to return from his knee injury and play for St Kilda in 2012

The general expectation for AFL footballers is that once they are in their 30s their influence starts to wane and they wont be able to have the same impact on the game as they did during their 20s and in particular the period from the age of 25 to 28 when AFL footballers are generally considered to be […]

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