We head to MCG for a Sunday arvo footy clash, as the Melbourne Demons host a disappointing St Kilda Saints. Join The Roar for live commentary and scores from 1:10pm AEST. What a visceral disappointment the St Kilda Football Club has been in 2018. They’ve got two wins, one draw and 10 losses. They’ve certainly blown the “Saints will play finals” prediction well out of the water. Admittedly, their last outing was a win against Gold Coast. Melbourne, though. Despite a few hiccups along the way (last week’s hard-fought loss against Port among them), they’re progressing along swimmingly, sitting in sixth place headed into this game. However, they’ve had two straight losses, though, one being the Port loss, the other being a poor loss to Collingwood. This one is an interesting game for a few reasons. First and foremost, both sides would love a win. St Kilda, to show that their plucky comeback against the Suns wasn’t just a fluke, and the … [Read more...] about Melbourne Demons vs St Kilda Saints: AFL live scores, blog
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A young girl claimed that she was the victim of verbal abuse by St. Kilda AFL players at Melbourne airport after she asked for a photo for her friend. It was alleged the players responded to her request by saying they only associate with “hot chicks…there should be no fat chicks (as part of player contracts).” The St. Kilda Football club quickly acted on the matter after the unidentified girl’s mother wrote in to the club. They gave the girl a jersey and made a donation to the Butterfly Foundation. They also released this statement: “The St Kilda Football Club can confirm we received a complaint from the mother of a young lady alleging comments were made by the players at Melbourne airport on Friday that upset her daughter. The Club has spoken to the playing group, and while there is some conjecture about the comments, the Club is mindful that sensitivities need to be respected. The family involved have indicated their appreciation for the professional … [Read more...] about Another allegation: are there no Saints in St. Kilda?
Zac Dawson is a player that fans love to hate. As a young boy at Hawthorn he was much maligned by fans as a player that would never make it. The pummelling he took at the hands of Anthony Rocca in round two of 2006 will be forever talked about and remembered by footy fans. When Dawson moved to St Kilda, he was chastised again, not to the same extent but the crowd held its breath every time Dawson took possession of the ball, waiting for a mistake that could result in a goal. Ironically, Dawson’s performances in the grand finals of 2009 and 2010 were some of his best, where the congestion suited the gangly defender, who played very tight to his opponent, and spoiled the ball into dead territory. Indeed, only people within the inner sanctum of the St Kilda football club truly understood the value of Dawson and the importance he had to their back line. As a key defender Dawson allowed Fisher or Goddard to play as a rolling off loose defender, generating a lot of drive for the … [Read more...] about Why the Saints are missing Dawson
A struggling St Kilda Saints welcome the Greater Western Sydney Giants to Etihad Stadium, looking to get their season back on track. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 1:45pm (AEST). This was supposed to be the season where Alan Richardson’s men propelled up the ladder into a finals position. We may only have played four games, but the Saints look worse off than last season. Having only got the one win, and against a very average Brisbane Lions side, serious questions should now be asked about the future of this football club. In team news for the Saints, Tim Membrey, Hunter Clark and Mav Weller all come into the side. Jack Lonie has been omitted, while Dylan Roberton and Rowan Marshall both miss through injury. For the Giants, it wasn’t a convincing performance against the Fremantle Dockers in Canberra, but they got the job done. To be fair, the conditions weren’t easy to play in due to the wind, but we saw another side to Leon … [Read more...] about St Kilda Saints vs GWS Giants: AFL live scores, blog
News broke on Thursday that two Victorian clubs are targetting Collingwood’s Jordan de Goey – the St Kilda Saints and the North Melbourne Kangaroos, both of whom are known to have a large amount of salary cap room to spare. The unique specifics of the situation look set to make it a difficult one for Collingwood to navigate. De Goey has played 51 games of AFL football in a little over three seasons at the highest level now but despite his talent is most well known for his highly publicised incidents of misbehaviour over the past two seasons. In the 2017 preseason he told Collingwood he had broken his hand playing with his dog, but it was later revealed that he had lied to the club, and the injury had been sustained in a fight. Then in February this year he was caught drink driving. Ordinarily under those circumstances a club would likely expect a player to work hard and earn back the trust of his teammates and coaches, and hopefully produce a solid body of work at AFL … [Read more...] about AFL trade rumours: De Goey going, gone? Two clubs eye Pie