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St Kilda Saints

St Kilda promote Ameet Bains, and bolster their off-field team

EMMA QUAYLE 9:41pm St Kilda's off-field revamp under new chief executive Matt Finnis is continuing, with the club promoting list manager Ameet Bains onto the club’s executive as chief operating officer.

St Kilda ruckman Tom Hickey out for the season with knee tendonitis

Tom Hickey's frustrating season has come to an end.

DANIEL CHERNY 1:04pm St Kilda ruckman Tom Hickey as been diagnosed with knee tendonitis and won't play again in 2014.

Beau Maister's enduring AFL journey comes to an end

Goodbye Mr Maister: Saint Beau Maister has retired.

DANIEL CHERNY Another day, another retirement in the AFL. Injury-prone St Kilda key position utility Beau Maister has played his last game at the elite level after 44 games with the Saints and West Coast.

Harsh words the tonic for St Kilda's Shane Savage

Shane Savage.

JESSE HOGAN Shane Savage's impressive recent form for St Kilda has come after a bake from his new teammates about his underwhelming first half of the season.

Saints' stunning upset a big blow to Fremantle's finals ambitions

Nick Surban (left) and Tendai Mzungu of the Dockers tackle Luke Delaney of the Saints.

ROHAN CONNOLLY It was the upset of the season. And for Fremantle, Saturday's shock 58-point thrashing at the hands of St Kilda has the potential to prove the disaster of the season.

Bottom-placed Saints stun Fremantle in upset of the season

What a win: Nick Riewold and Leigh Montagna.

ROHAN CONNOLLY St Kilda has given Lenny Hayes the perfect retirement present with a staggering 58-point win over Fremantle.

St Kilda runs into a 'perfect storm'

When the Saints were last on
the bottom they had strong
existing talent such as a midcareer
Robert Harvey.

JAKE NIALL St Kilda describes its current predicament as a ‘‘perfect storm’’ which has been some years in the making. The club’s difficult situation is a marked contrast to the last time the club was mired on the bottom, when the competition’s rules meant it was perfectly placed to rise rapidly and swiftly become a contender.

Saints may trade their top pick

St Kilda’s head of football Chris Pelchen.

JAKE NIALL St Kilda will consider trading the first pick in the national draft if it finishes on the bottom, as the club explores all avenues available to rebuild the playing list and bring success.

St Kilda may re-draft Ahmed Saad

Ahmed Saad was relieved his ban stayed at 18 months.

DANIEL CHERNY St Kilda will consider re-drafting suspended former Saint Ahmed Saad at the end of season.

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Much-loved Lenny Hayes and much-maligned Nick Maxwell both retire as champions

Wayne Carey.

WAYNE CAREY This week, we witnessed two very different footballers walk away from the game, yet both were absolute champions in their own right - St Kilda’s Lenny Hayes and Collingwood’s Nick Maxwell.

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Changing of the guard among sons of the west?

Bob Murphy.

BOB MURPHY Our club theme song sounded different this week. It sounded louder and came from deeper in our bellies.

St Kilda great Robert Harvey lauds retiring Lenny Hayes

Robert Harvey and Lenny Hayes training back in 2007.

JESSE HOGAN A two-time Brownlow Medallist and four-time club champion looking to a teammate just out of his teens for inspiration and leadership? It sounds improbable, but when it came to Lenny Hayes even the likes of Robert Harvey admired the now-retiring midfielder.

Why everyone loves St Lenny

Nick Riewoldt and Sam Fisher wear special T-shirts as a tribute to Lenny Hayes on Tuesday.

GREG BAUM It is one thing to say that you love Lenny Hayes. Everyone in football says it. His St Kilda teammates made a special point of saying it on the front of T-shirts they wore to Tuesday's announcement of his retirement. On social media, career-long opponents of Hayes jostled one another to be first to say it.

St Kilda almost traded Lenny Hayes to Sydney for Jude Bolton, says Tim Watson

Lenny Hayes tackles Jude Bolton during 2003.

DANIEL CHERNY Lenny Hayes' 16-year career at St Kilda nearly ended after just one season.

St Kilda champion Lenny Hayes says the time is right to retire at season's end

Lenny Hayes.

JESSE HOGAN While Lenny Hayes argued his impending retirement would not be "leaving a massive void or anything like that", a horde of St Kilda players, supporters and even rival football supporters would vehemently disagree.

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Match review panel suspends Fremantle's Hayden Ballantyne

Hayden Ballantyne has been offered a one-match ban.

JESSE HOGAN Fremantle's Hayden Ballantyne and Gold Coast's Tom Murphy each offered one-match bans by the match review panel, while Port Adelaide veteran Kane Cornes can escape with a reprimand.

AFL

St Kilda coach Alan Richardson wants patient rebuild

Saints coach Alan Richardson says not all his veterans would be gone in two years, with some capable of playing on longer.

Roy Ward Saints coach wants quality draft picks instead of free agent signings.

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AFL

North Melbourne hopeful of quick recovery for Lachie Hansen

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has a word with Lindsay Thomas at half-time.

Jesse Hogan, Hobart Brad Scott is hopeful influential defender Lachie Hansen will quickly recover from a head knock that forced his substitution as North Melbourne coasted to a 59-point win over St Kilda at Blundstone Arena on Saturday.

Kangaroos thump wayward Saints

Lindsay Thomas and Ryan Bastinac celebrate a goal.

JESSE HOGAN North Melbourne backs up its win over premiers Hawthorn with a 59-point thumping of St Kilda.

AFL

St Kilda players pulled a swifty for Justin Koschitzke

Stephen Milne,Jason Blake and Justin Koschitzke leave the ground for the last time after retiring, 31st of August 2013.

St Kilda's Leigh Montagna says he switched GPS tracking devices with Justin Koschitzke at training before the last round of 2013 to help his teammate get a game.

Brad Scott hopeful elusive winning streak imminent for Kangaroos

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott.

JESSE HOGAN North Melbourne coach Brad Scott says there is no need for him to remind his players of the importance of notching consecutive wins.

AFL

St Kilda's Alan Richardson rips into players

Alan Richardson says his team’s youth is no excuse for the lacklustre performance in the 85-point drubbing at the hands of Carlton.

Jason Phelan St Kilda coach Alan Richardson turned up the heat on his slumping Saints after they suffered their 10th loss in a row to remain anchored to the bottom of the ladder after 16 rounds.

AFL

Blues overpower Saints in AFL clash

Henderson and Judd celebrate

Jason Phelan Carlton's big forwards had a field day against St Kilda on Sunday as the Blues dominated the second half to score an 85-point win in their clash at Etihad Stadium.

Scott Watters claims he didn't have control over the St Kilda list

Former St Kilda coach Scott Watters.

DANIEL CHERNY Former St Kilda coach Scott Watters has expressed his displeasure at the exits of Nick Dal Santo, Brendon Goddard and Ben McEvoy from the club, indicating those decisions on the make-up of the Saints' list were out of his hands.

Saints need to fly with Riewoldt on a wing

The Saints have lost nine games on the trot with Nick Riewoldt being the lone hand up forward.

MATTHEW LLOYD St Kilda coach Alan Richardson has the toughest job in football with the Saints yet to hit rock bottom and his best two players, Nick Riewoldt and Lenny Hayes, in the twilight of their careers.

How AFL clubs handle assault cases

Stephen Milne arrives at court last year

JON PIERIK Incidents of alleged sexual assault and other serious off-field issues involving players have elicited a variety of responses from the AFL and its clubs.

Richmond leaders stand up

The Tigers run through the banner before the start of the game.

ROHAN CONNOLLY Richmond's on-field leaders have been criticised all season for their failure to steady a sinking ship, but the Tigers' best stood up in a big way in their 44-point win over St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Cotchin stars as Tigers beat Saints in AFL

A third quarter melee involving Anthony Miles , Jimmy Webster , Dustin Martin and Sebastian Ross

ROHAN CONNOLLY Skipper Trent Cotchin kicked a career-best five goals as Richmond scored just their fourth AFL win of the season on Saturday, beating bottom side St Kilda by 44 points at Etihad Stadium.

Justin Koschitzke saw red at being forced to wear 'Kermit suit'

Justin Koschitzke walks off Etihad with fellow retirees Stephen Milne and Jason Blake

JON PIERIK Retired St Kilda forward Justin Koschitzke has taken aim at former coach Scott Watters, declaring he was offended to have begun his final match as a substitute in the "Kermit suit".

Saints deny Grant Thomas' New Zealand relocation theory

The Saints clash with the Lions in Wellington this year.

DANIEL CHERNY St Kilda CEO Matt Finnis has strongly denied a theory opined by former Saints coach Grant Thomas that appointing a New Zealand-based director is a portent to a permanent international move.

2014 Home and Away

Round 1
Fri, 14 MarTimes shown AEDT
COL 46 vs FRE 116 Report Stats
Sat, 15 MarTimes shown AEDT
GWS 99 vs SYD 67 Report Report Stats
GCF 87 vs RIC 69 Report Stats
Sun, 16 MarTimes shown AEDT
CAR 87 vs PTA 120 Report Stats
Thu, 20 MarTimes shown AEDT
GEE 119 vs ADE 81 Report Stats
Fri, 21 MarTimes shown AEDT
NTH 60 vs ESS 99 Report Stats
Sat, 22 MarTimes shown AEDT
HAW 139 vs BRI 91 Report Stats
STK 68 vs MEL 51 Report Stats
Sun, 23 MarTimes shown AEDT
WCE 134 vs WBU 69 Report Stats
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Round 2
Thu, 27 MarTimes shown AEDT
RIC 98 vs CAR 86 Report Stats
Fri, 28 MarTimes shown AEDT
ESS 86 vs HAW 90 Report Stats
Sat, 29 MarTimes shown AEDT
STK 95 vs GWS 88 Report Stats
PTA 127 vs ADE 73 Report Stats
FRE 87 vs GCF 39 Report Stats
SYD 69 vs COL 89 Report Stats
Sun, 30 MarTimes shown AEDT
BRI 68 vs GEE 93 Report Stats
MEL 30 vs WCE 123 Report Stats
WBU 54 vs NTH 83 Report Stats
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Round 3
Fri, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
HAW 137 vs FRE 79 Report Stats
Sat, 05 AprTimes shown AEDT
WBU 100 vs RIC 98 Report Stats
ADE 71 vs SYD 134 Report Stats
GCF 114 vs BRI 61 Report Stats
WCE 83 vs STK 58 Report Stats
COL 76 vs GEE 87 Report Stats
Sun, 06 AprTimes shown AEST
GWS 79 vs MEL 47 Report Stats
NTH 97 vs PTA 90 Report Stats
ESS 138 vs CAR 57 Report Stats
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Round 4
Fri, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
RIC 72 vs COL 110 Report Stats
Sat, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
CAR 58 vs MEL 81 Report Stats
PTA 159 vs BRI 46 Report Stats
GWS 83 vs WBU 110 Report Stats
GEE 107 vs WCE 32 Report Stats
GCF 49 vs HAW 148 Report Stats
Sun, 13 AprTimes shown AEST
SYD 48 vs NTH 91 Report Stats
STK 50 vs ADE 136 Report Stats
FRE 113 vs ESS 60 Report Stats
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Round 5
Thu, 17 AprTimes shown AEST
BRI 63 vs RIC 106 Report Stats
Sat, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
COL 93 vs NTH 58 Report Stats
SYD 92 vs FRE 75 Report Stats
WCE 56 vs PTA 70 Report Stats
ESS 65 vs STK 81 Report Stats
Sun, 20 AprTimes shown AEST
ADE 137 vs GWS 72 Report Stats
MEL 78 vs GCF 86 Report Stats
WBU 91 vs CAR 119 Report Stats
Mon, 21 AprTimes shown AEST
GEE 106 vs HAW 87 Report Stats
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Round 6
Fri, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
COL 83 vs ESS 60 Report Stats
STK 79 vs BRI 82 Report Stats
FRE 61 vs NTH 74 Report Stats
Sat, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
GCF 134 vs GWS 94 Report Stats
CAR 92 vs WCE 89 Report Stats
MEL 38 vs SYD 69 Report Stats
Sun, 27 AprTimes shown AEST
WBU 83 vs ADE 92 Report Stats
RIC 52 vs HAW 118 Report Stats
PTA 107 vs GEE 67 Report Stats
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Round 7
Fri, 02 MayTimes shown AEST
CAR 70 vs COL 104 Report Stats
Sat, 03 MayTimes shown AEST
HAW 175 vs STK 30 Report Stats
GWS 97 vs PTA 132 Report Stats
ADE 67 vs MEL 70 Report Stats
BRI 44 vs SYD 123 Report Stats
ESS 73 vs WBU 65 Report Stats
Sun, 04 MayTimes shown AEST
NTH 77 vs GCF 120 Report Stats
GEE 81 vs RIC 76 Report Stats
WCE 54 vs FRE 73 Report Stats
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Round 8
Fri, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
SYD 107 vs HAW 88 Report Stats
Sat, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
PTA 94 vs FRE 76 Report Stats
BRI 57 vs ESS 65 Report Stats
MEL 83 vs WBU 99 Report Stats
Sun, 11 MayTimes shown AEST
WCE 188 vs GWS 77 Report Stats
Mon, 12 MayTimes shown AEST
STK 69 vs CAR 101 Report Stats
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Round 9
Thu, 15 MayTimes shown AEST
ADE 76 vs COL 55 Report Stats
Fri, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
ESS 64 vs SYD 114 Report Stats
Sat, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
RIC 74 vs MEL 91 Report Stats
NTH 125 vs BRI 38 Report Stats
FRE 96 vs GEE 64 Report Stats
Sun, 18 MayTimes shown AEST
STK 87 vs GCF 125 Report Stats
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Round 10
Fri, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
GEE 111 vs NTH 91 Report Stats
Sat, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
GWS 41 vs RIC 154 Report Stats
COL 109 vs WCE 101 Report Stats
PTA 100 vs HAW 86 Report Stats
Sun, 25 MayTimes shown AEST
GCF 119 vs WBU 74 Report Stats
CAR 81 vs ADE 76 Report Stats
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Round 11
Thu, 29 MayTimes shown AEST
SYD 148 vs GEE 38 Report Stats
Fri, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
STK 54 vs COL 140 Report Stats
Sat, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
MEL 75 vs PTA 95 Report Stats
BRI 98 vs CAR 91 Report Stats
ESS 104 vs RIC 54 Report Stats
Sun, 01 JunTimes shown AEST
ADE 109 vs GCF 77 Report Stats
WBU 51 vs FRE 89 Report Stats
HAW 94 vs GWS 87 Report Stats
WCE 44 vs NTH 82 Report Stats
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Round 12
Fri, 06 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE 107 vs CAR 102 Report Stats
Sat, 07 JunTimes shown AEST
HAW 123 vs WCE 79 Report Stats
PTA 129 vs STK 59 Report Stats
WBU 87 vs BRI 95 Report Stats
GWS 66 vs ESS 81 Report Stats
Sun, 08 JunTimes shown AEST
GCF 74 vs SYD 109 Report Stats
FRE 90 vs ADE 50 Report Stats
NTH 116 vs RIC 88 Report Stats
Mon, 09 JunTimes shown AEST
MEL 28 vs COL 61 Report Stats
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Round 13
Fri, 13 JunTimes shown AEST
CAR 90 vs HAW 118 Report Stats
Sat, 14 JunTimes shown AEST
RIC 85 vs FRE 105 Report Stats
SYD 98 vs PTA 94 Report Stats
WCE 103 vs GCF 100 Report Stats
BRI 80 vs GWS 125 Report Stats
ADE 109 vs NTH 73 Report Stats
Sun, 15 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE 133 vs STK 37 Report Stats
COL 98 vs WBU 106 Report Stats
ESS 77 vs MEL 78 Report Stats
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Round 14
Fri, 20 JunTimes shown AEST
RIC 51 vs SYD 62 Report Stats
Sat, 21 JunTimes shown AEST
PTA 128 vs WBU 56 Report Stats
HAW 115 vs COL 86 Report Stats
GCF 118 vs GEE 78 Report Stats
FRE 105 vs BRI 22 Report Stats
ESS 101 vs ADE 92 Report Stats
Sun, 22 JunTimes shown AEST
GWS 100 vs CAR 92 Report Stats
STK 70 vs WCE 103 Report Stats
MEL 66 vs NTH 107 Report Stats
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Round 15
Fri, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE 89 vs ESS 80 Report Stats
Sat, 28 JunTimes shown AEST
HAW 116 vs GCF 63 Report Stats
STK 73 vs RIC 117 Report Stats
FRE 88 vs WCE 81 Report Stats
SYD 106 vs GWS 60 Stats
BRI 70 vs NTH 66 Report Stats
Sun, 29 JunTimes shown AEST
WBU 91 vs MEL 85 Report Stats
ADE 99 vs PTA 76 Report Stats
COL 91 vs CAR 76 Report Stats
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Round 16
Fri, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
NTH 108 vs HAW 88 Report Stats
Sat, 05 JulTimes shown AEST
RIC 79 vs BRI 54 Report Stats
GWS 72 vs ADE 140 Report Stats
GCF 80 vs COL 75 Report Stats
MEL 34 vs FRE 97 Report Stats
PTA 60 vs ESS 62 Report Stats
Sun, 06 JulTimes shown AEST
CAR 151 vs STK 66 Report Stats
WCE 51 vs SYD 79 Report Stats
GEE 69 vs WBU 56 Report Stats
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Round 17
Fri, 11 JulTimes shown AEST
ADE 92 vs HAW 104 Report Stats
Sat, 12 JulTimes shown AEST
MEL 36 vs GEE 102 Report Stats
NTH 92 vs STK 33 Report Stats
WBU 94 vs GCF 66 Report Stats
BRI 64 vs WCE 76 Report Stats
SYD 122 vs CAR 51 Report Stats
Sun, 13 JulTimes shown AEST
RIC 126 vs PTA 106 Report Stats
ESS 103 vs COL 39 Report Stats
FRE 136 vs GWS 60 Report Stats
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Round 18
Fri, 18 JulTimes shown AEST
CAR 109 vs NTH 86 Report Stats
Sat, 19 JulTimes shown AEST
STK 118 vs FRE 60 Report Stats
GWS 87 vs GEE 94 Report Stats
Sun, 20 JulTimes shown AEST
PTA 72 vs MEL 69 Report Stats
WBU 94 vs ESS 101 Report Stats
Fri, 25 JulTimes shown AEST
WCE vs RIC 20:40PS
Sat, 26 JulTimes shown AEST
BRI vs GCF 16:40G
HAW vs SYD 19:40MCG
Sun, 27 JulTimes shown AEST
COL vs ADE 16:40MCG
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Round 19
Thu, 31 JulTimes shown AEST
FRE vs CAR 20:10PS
Fri, 01 AugTimes shown AEST
SYD vs ESS 19:50SCG
Sat, 02 AugTimes shown AEST
ADE vs WCE 13:40Adelaide Oval
RIC vs GWS 16:40MCG
GCF vs STK 19:40MS
NTH vs GEE 19:40ES
Sun, 03 AugTimes shown AEST
MEL vs BRI 13:10ES
HAW vs WBU 15:20AS
COL vs PTA 16:40MCG
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Round 20
Fri, 08 AugTimes shown AEST
RIC vs ESS 19:50MCG
Sat, 09 AugTimes shown AEST
GWS vs NTH 13:45SO
CAR vs GCF 14:10ES
HAW vs MEL 16:40MCG
PTA vs SYD 19:40Adelaide Oval
GEE vs FRE 19:40SS
Sun, 10 AugTimes shown AEST
BRI vs ADE 13:10G
STK vs WBU 15:20ES
WCE vs COL 16:40PS
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Round 21
Fri, 15 AugTimes shown AEST
CAR vs GEE 19:50ES
Sat, 16 AugTimes shown AEST
SYD vs STK 13:45SCG
GCF vs PTA 14:10MS
ESS vs WCE 16:40ES
COL vs BRI 19:40MCG
ADE vs RIC 19:40Adelaide Oval
Sun, 17 AugTimes shown AEST
NTH vs WBU 13:10ES
MEL vs GWS 15:20MCG
FRE vs HAW 16:40PS
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Round 22
Fri, 22 AugTimes shown AEST
PTA vs CAR 19:50Adelaide Oval
Sat, 23 AugTimes shown AEST
NTH vs ADE 13:45BA
ESS vs GCF 14:10ES
GWS vs COL 16:40Spotless Stadium
WCE vs MEL 19:40PS
HAW vs GEE 19:40MCG
Sun, 24 AugTimes shown AEST
BRI vs FRE 13:10G
WBU vs SYD 15:20ES
RIC vs STK 16:40MCG
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Round 23
Fri, 29 AugTimes shown AEST
SYD vs RIC 00:00ANZ
NTH vs MEL 00:00ES
WBU vs GWS 00:00ES
CAR vs ESS 00:00MCG
COL vs HAW 00:00MCG
GCF vs WCE 00:00MS
GEE vs BRI 00:00SS
ADE vs STK 00:30Adelaide Oval
FRE vs PTA 02:00PS
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AFL Home and Away
Overall standings
Team P W L D % Pts
Sydney Swans 16 13 3 0 143.51 52
Geelong Cats 17 13 4 0 112.12 52
Hawthorn 16 12 4 0 139.92 48
Fremantle 17 12 5 0 133.16 48
Port Adelaide 17 12 5 0 132.36 48
North Melbourne 17 10 7 0 112.49 40
Essendon 17 10 7 0 109.83 40
Collingwood 16 9 7 0 106.61 36
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