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Rohan Connolly's 2017 ladder predictions

Nathan Buckley. Rohan Connolly's 2017 AFL ladder forecast

It's a mug's game, gazing into the crystal football, but I'm shrugging off last year's pathetic prognostications to have another go at predicting who'll finish where on the AFL ladder.

Buddy goes a-roaming as Reid leads Swans attack

Franklin tries to shrug off Jake Carlisle.

Sam Reid's return to fitness and a roaming Lance Franklin are set to create plenty of headaches for opposing AFL defences, judging by their form for Sydney in the final AFL pre-season game on Sunday.

St Kilda's home base gets a new name

Moorabbin redevelopment

A three-year, naming-rights deal worth more than $1 million struck by St Kilda will see Moorabbin renamed RSEA Park as the Saints put the finishing touches to fund their $30 million move back to the future.

Bruce kicks seven in Saints' huge win over Carlton

St Kilda's Josh Bruce, who kicked seven goals, takes a strong mark against the Blues.

At a venue that has historically been barren for the St Kilda Football Club, the Saints took advantage of a vastly under-strength Carlton to record a 92-point pre-season victory at the Blues' spiritual home.