Games: 73. Spoiling is his game and he doesn’t offer much offensively. American college basketballer with an awesome vertical leap who is in the first year of an international rookie contract. DID WE GET IT RIGHT?
News_Image_File: Sam Gilbert makes a flying spoil over Kurt Tippett. A consistent ball-winner throughout his junior career and in three appearances at senior level last year for Woodville-West Torrens in the SANFL. Prone to the odd brain explosion but St Kilda needs his dash from defence. We’ve added our expert assessment to highlight the players heading up the rankings with a bullet and those who might be on the slide.
Undersized for a key defender, Gwilt is better suited playing on the second or third tall forward and may get to play that role this season. Often plays above his height but is rarely beaten one-on-one. Versatile and athletic, he is also capable of playing up forward but yet to make an impact at AFL level.
News_Image_File: St Kilda’s top draft pick Jack Billings will get plenty of chances to shine in 2014. Raw ruckman who needs more time at lower levels. The departure of Stephen Milne and Ahmed Saad gives him a chance to grab a spot in the best 22, but he has some work to do. Added some zip and excitement to the Saints’ line-up after the former rookie broke into the senior side in the second half of 2013. Games: 133. The Saints won just five matches and at the end of the year the direction was made crystal clear when Ben McEvoy was shipped off to Hawthorn and Nick Dal Santo released as a free agent. Pumped those little legs into the A-grade midfielder category in his fifth season, averaging 27 disposals a game, winning the best-and-fairest and generating a highlight reel of clearance bursts and running goals. Pick him on your bench or as your eighth midfielder with confidence. Position: Midfielder. Hopefully by the end of the season both will have moved up a category or two.
St Kilda’s second pick in the 2011 draft (No. Age: 23. SuperCoach special: Has a man’s body and Alan Richardson has already dropped hints he’ll be part of the first-choice midfield brigade from Round 1. Deadly set shot for goal but has a way to go to show he can be the man once Nick Riewoldt pulls the plug. Major disappointment of 2013 when he went backwards after many predicted a breakout year. Age: 25. No doubt the Saints are a better team when he’s playing but unfortunately his body is letting that happen less and less these days.
Played nine games last year, kicking nine goals. When he did play last year Fisher was often forced to stand the opposition’s No.1 forward. This is also known as Online Behavioural Advertising. Position: Midfielder. Picture: Wayne Ludbey.
Players can receive a maximum of 20 votes for a game. Position: Midfielder. Groin and knee issues restricted him to three games for the Oakleigh Chargers last year, but he averaged 25 disposals at a slick 72 per cent kicking efficiency when he hit the field. Nick Riewoldt has won the most awards with six between 2002 and 2014.
Age: 23. Today the microscope hones in on St Kilda, a club in full rebuilding mode after the premiership window slammed shut last season. , The voting system as of the 2017 AFL season, consists of five coaches giving an undetermined number of players a ranking from one to four after each match. Ditch the subs vest and watch him shine. A lack of depth in key forward stocks mean he is likely to be a target again this year. Tall and quick, he was tried as a tall defender last year and looked all at sea at times, but has also struggled to make an impact as a forward.
Here is our assessment. Has shown only hints of his talent so far, but the positive is he played his best footy when McEvoy wasn’t in the side.
Picture: Wayne Ludbey. 2014 AFL Drafts and Trading: St Kilda. Games: 37. 35 overall) spent his first year in the VFL then sat out all of 2013 after a knee reconstruction. Position: Midfielder.
Games: 0. The big question is, are the kids any good? Still running opponents into the ground and setting the standard for a young squad. Unassuming but very effective, Geary can shut down the opposition’s best small forward and has shown the ability to win plenty of his own ball if given the chance, book-ending his 2013 season with 28 disposals against Gold Coast and 34 against Fremantle.
Too early to call but would be hoping to get his hands on the footy a lot more this season. FOLLOW AL PATON ON TWITTER: @al_superfooty. Has a great left boot and it would be nice to see him take more risks. Rated high enough to be one of the Suns’ original intake of 17-year-olds but cut after three years on the list. News_Image_File: There were rumours during trade month one or both of Nick Riewoldt and Leigh Montagna could be leaving the club, but both have stayed put to guide the rebuild.
SuperCoach Special: Not cheap but can improve again on his career-best numbers last year (avg 110 a game). Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts; 1 Sydney: 22 17 5 0 2126 1488 142.9 68 Finals series: 2 Hawthorn (P) 22 17 5 0 2458 1746 140.8 68 3 Geelong: 22 17 5 0 Picture: Michael Dodge/Getty Images, To join the conversation, please log in. Versatile player who spent time up forward and through the midfield in the VFL before finding his niche as a rebounding defender. Games: 10.
Position: Midfielder. Incoming Players, Outgoing Players, Elevations, Trade Period Results. Picture: Alex Coppel. This is a list of St Kilda Football Club players who have made one or more appearances in … Has overcome a pre-Christmas quad injury and will play in the NAB Challenge this week. Picture: Wayne Ludbey. Games: 56. But given the dire straits down back since Zac left, the Saints would be happy with that. NAB CHALLENGE: SAINTS TO DEBUT EIGHT NEW FACES.
It might be sacrilige to demote him from the “guns” category, but as his career winds down Lenny isn’t the dominant force he once was although he remains one of St Kilda’s most important players. Games: 14.
Likely to be overtaken by younger brigade of midfielders. St Kilda did not participate in the 1916 and 1917 VFL seasons due to the First World War (indicated in grey), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2014_St_Kilda_Football_Club_season&oldid=931194530, Australian rules football competition stubs, Use Australian English from December 2017, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 December 2019, at 15:13. Incoming Players ⇓ show ⇓ Click to show the 1 delisted free agents from 2014 ⇓ show ⇓ Delisted Free Agents # Club Player Games Goals Votes Honours; St Kilda: Tim Membrey: 91: 169: 17 Position: Midfielder. There was some tight calls between players but there is no question that some of the most exciting talents in the game are native to our country.
St Kilda desperately needed a full-back and they found one in the former Kangaroo. Doesn’t take any crap, either. Games: 92. The Saints have a hole in the mid-20s age bracket but one 25-year-old they do have is a beauty.
Running machine returned to the top echelon of AFL midfielders last year after being released from run-with roles he was given in Scott Watters’ first year in charge. Age: 21.
Only Ablett, Pendlebury and Swan had more of the footy in 2013 and “Joey” ranked in the top 10 in the comp for handball receives, long kicks, effective kicks and inside-50s. St Kilda’s second pick in the national draft (No.18) captained the victorious SA side at the under-18 championships. Awkward price but definitely one of the mid-pricers to consider. Age: 27.
Tall, versatile midfielder taken at pick 19 in the draft.
When a 24-year-old ruckman isn’t deemed part of the next premiership plans you know you’re in for a long rebuild. He had more success as a midfielder in the NEAFL and was given a rookie lifeline by the Saints, but is no guarantee to be there in 12 months.
With Ben McEvoy gone, Hickey gets the chance to make the No.1 ruck role his own for the next decade. Canberra product is set to get more chances down back after two unfulfilling seasons at the Giants. Will be hoping a vacancy opens up on the senior list at some stage this year. Position: Key forward/defender. Age: 19.
LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW. Played soccer as a junior and as a punter in American football which might help him learn the new code. 35 overall) spent his first year in the VFL then sat out all of 2013 after a knee reconstruction. Flashy forward who has skills but is very lightly framed and struggles to perform on a consistent basis.
Plenty to work with. Ranked second for hardball gets after shedding the subs vest in the last month of the season and had the best kick rating at the club according to Champion Data. Position: Midfielder. It has been awarded since 1914 but has only been known as the Trevor Barker Award since the late 1990s, in honour of former St Kilda player and reserves coach Trevor Barker, who died, aged 39, in April 1996. News_Image_File: St Kilda has high hopes for Tom Lee. Shone at the national under-18 championships, averaging 23 disposals (at 77 per cent efficiency) off a wing. Speedy goalkicking wingman who couldn’t cement a spot in Hawthorn’s best 22 but still managed 15 games for the premier, which is a pretty fair effort. Small forward was consistently in Sandringham’s best in 2013 and earned an AFL call-up late in the year, kicking two goals in his two games.
Ladder. Yet to see how he and Hickey will work together but St Kilda presumably has a partnership in mind.
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