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Saint_Dos

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Found it interesting to see where all the former players were headed in 2022. Good article on Fox Footy about it. Here's an update on former Saints.

Hope Lonie gets a crack at the AFL again.

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Sam Alabakis (delisted) – TBC

Jake Carlisle (retired) – A mentor – and possible playing – role at Craigieburn (Essendon District FL)

Oscar Clavarino – South Adelaide (SANFL)

Paul Hunter – Port Melbourne (VFL)

James Frawley (retired) – Will continue following his property and business endeavours, but is also keen to explore the player development and coaching spaces, both at senior and junior levels.

Jack Lonie (delisted) – TBC, but is weighing up his VFL options. He has been training with Essendon (VFL)

Shaun McKernan (retired) – Tullamarine (Essendon District FL)

Dylan Roberton (retired) – Assistant coach at Western Bulldogs (AFLW) and player at Frankston YCW (Mornington Peninsula NFL)
Wouldn't surprise me to see Clav pop up on the mid-season draft radar of a couple of teams if not this year, next year.

Lonie could be an interesting one for the train on players that may get an AFL game when teams are short due to covid shortages.
Am guessing they will most likely need to come from the aligned VFL/WAFL/SANFL teams
 

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I know it's from an Instagram account but it's pretty spot on.

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Nice job Luke, I think our failed recruiting under Trout forced our hand a bit with finding a generation of mature talent that needed to replace the holes so that we could stay competitive while rebuilding on the fly. Lethlean definitely gets sh*t done. The Richo years seemed to run in slow motion, Lethers seems to have done more in three years than happened in the previous seven.
This
 

StCicatriz

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Former Fremantle player Harley Balic dies at the age of 25
No Saints stuff but this tragic poor kid
This is really unsettling. Some of the history here that people wouldn't be aware of really hits hard.

The whole management on that front is absolutely disgusting.

Shane Yarran was treated pretty badly too with the same outcome.
 

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Like father, like son.

Meet Boston, a member of our Next Generation Academy and son of the great 'Spida' Everitt.

It was great to have Boston come down from Gold Coast for some one-on-one training with us during the week.


Only 15 years old, future father-son, looks like he’ll be a good size. Glad to see the club’s getting him involved early!

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George

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Like father, like son.

Meet Boston, a member of our Next Generation Academy and son of the great 'Spida' Everitt.

It was great to have Boston come down from Gold Coast for some one-on-one training with us during the week.


Only 15 years old, future father-son, looks like he’ll be a good size. Glad to see the club’s getting him involved early!

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Makes me feel old
 

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Why two injury-hit seasons have made Saints star 'way more professional' - https://www.afl.com.au/news/698281

All sounding very good. Far more professional but apparently needs to monitor the back on going.
I hope this hasn’t put the mozz on Gresh. Involved in a collision with another player during match sim at Sandy training today and seemed to be indicating his lower leg. Was taken off but didn’t appear to be limping too badly as he walked around the boundary.
 

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Stumbled across this interview with the Accountant, talking about pre-season.

Interesting to hear that it's the toughest pre-season in his time at the club.
Here's the embedded link


Do you know when it was from?

Edit - Would've been from today judging by the dates of the clips around it. Awesome thanks mate, always so hard to find these in the off-season.
 

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I hope this hasn’t put the mozz on Gresh. Involved in a collision with another player during match sim at Sandy training today and seemed to be indicating his lower leg. Was taken off but didn’t appear to be limping too badly as he walked around the boundary.
As long as it wasnt Roughie!
 

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Article on a couple of Riverina lads...

Full pre-season could increase Sharman's impact: Howard​


PROMISING START: Cooper Sharman (third from left) is congratulated by St Kilda teammates after kicking a goal late last season. Picture: Getty Images

PROMISING START: Cooper Sharman (third from left) is congratulated by St Kilda teammates after kicking a goal late last season. Picture: Getty Images

ST Kilda defender Dougal Howard is confident Cooper Sharman can have an even bigger impact at AFL level this year after his feelgood rise in 2021.
The 21-year-old starred for home club Leeton-Whitton in the short AFL Riverina Championship in 2020, and started last year in the SANFL reserves with Woodville-West Torrens.

But after kicking ten goals in effectively three-and-a-half games, the agile, high leaping forward was rewarded with a two year deal at the Saints after he was initially selected in the mid-season draft.

Coincidentally, an injury to Wagga product Howard allowed Sharman to come onto the field as a medical sub against Carlton, and he grabbed his chance from there.

Howard said Sharman's impact last year without a pre-season under his belt, and little time to work out how to compliment how his teammates play, means he can improve markedly again in 2022.

"Coops is flying. Coming in midway through last year and coming off no senior AFL footy yet, to have an impact in the last few games of the year was great," Howard said.

"I don't think I'd even heard his name before (he arrived at St Kilda), so I was shocked when I heard he was from Leeton. It's good to have another Riverina lad on the list.

"He just has to build on what he did show last year. it's his opportunity to step up again and show what he can do with a full pre season under his belt, training alongside (fellow forwards) Tim Membrey and Max King and building more chemistry there."

Sharman has always been a lean player who struggles to put on weight, but Howard believes he doesn't need to be bigger to establish himself in the AFL.

"He's probably put on a couple of kilos since he's been here, but one of his best attributes is how he moves," Howard said.

"He's quite a smooth mover and can run and jump at the footy, and take it at its point. That's something they'll want to keep with him, they don't want him too heavy."

After breaking their finals victory drought the year before, St Kilda were made to pay for a poor first half of the year and didn't play in September last year.
 

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Like father, like son.

Meet Boston, a member of our Next Generation Academy and son of the great 'Spida' Everitt.

It was great to have Boston come down from Gold Coast for some one-on-one training with us during the week.


Only 15 years old, future father-son, looks like he’ll be a good size. Glad to see the club’s getting him involved early!

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How many clubs is he eligible for?
 

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Article on a couple of Riverina lads...

Full pre-season could increase Sharman's impact: Howard​


PROMISING START: Cooper Sharman (third from left) is congratulated by St Kilda teammates after kicking a goal late last season. Picture: Getty Images

PROMISING START: Cooper Sharman (third from left) is congratulated by St Kilda teammates after kicking a goal late last season. Picture: Getty Images

ST Kilda defender Dougal Howard is confident Cooper Sharman can have an even bigger impact at AFL level this year after his feelgood rise in 2021.
The 21-year-old starred for home club Leeton-Whitton in the short AFL Riverina Championship in 2020, and started last year in the SANFL reserves with Woodville-West Torrens.

But after kicking ten goals in effectively three-and-a-half games, the agile, high leaping forward was rewarded with a two year deal at the Saints after he was initially selected in the mid-season draft.

Coincidentally, an injury to Wagga product Howard allowed Sharman to come onto the field as a medical sub against Carlton, and he grabbed his chance from there.

Howard said Sharman's impact last year without a pre-season under his belt, and little time to work out how to compliment how his teammates play, means he can improve markedly again in 2022.

"Coops is flying. Coming in midway through last year and coming off no senior AFL footy yet, to have an impact in the last few games of the year was great," Howard said.

"I don't think I'd even heard his name before (he arrived at St Kilda), so I was shocked when I heard he was from Leeton. It's good to have another Riverina lad on the list.

"He just has to build on what he did show last year. it's his opportunity to step up again and show what he can do with a full pre season under his belt, training alongside (fellow forwards) Tim Membrey and Max King and building more chemistry there."

Sharman has always been a lean player who struggles to put on weight, but Howard believes he doesn't need to be bigger to establish himself in the AFL.

"He's probably put on a couple of kilos since he's been here, but one of his best attributes is how he moves," Howard said.

"He's quite a smooth mover and can run and jump at the footy, and take it at its point. That's something they'll want to keep with him, they don't want him too heavy."

After breaking their finals victory drought the year before, St Kilda were made to pay for a poor first half of the year and didn't play in September last year.
Finally, someone recognises that Sharman kick his 10 goals in effectively 3 and a half games - not 5. Counting games where you sit on the bench as a sub and never actually set foot on the field as a "game" is as mystery to me.

On SM-T290 using BigFooty.com mobile app
 

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Article on a couple of Riverina lads...

Full pre-season could increase Sharman's impact: Howard​


PROMISING START: Cooper Sharman (third from left) is congratulated by St Kilda teammates after kicking a goal late last season. Picture: Getty Images

PROMISING START: Cooper Sharman (third from left) is congratulated by St Kilda teammates after kicking a goal late last season. Picture: Getty Images

ST Kilda defender Dougal Howard is confident Cooper Sharman can have an even bigger impact at AFL level this year after his feelgood rise in 2021.
The 21-year-old starred for home club Leeton-Whitton in the short AFL Riverina Championship in 2020, and started last year in the SANFL reserves with Woodville-West Torrens.

But after kicking ten goals in effectively three-and-a-half games, the agile, high leaping forward was rewarded with a two year deal at the Saints after he was initially selected in the mid-season draft.

Coincidentally, an injury to Wagga product Howard allowed Sharman to come onto the field as a medical sub against Carlton, and he grabbed his chance from there.

Howard said Sharman's impact last year without a pre-season under his belt, and little time to work out how to compliment how his teammates play, means he can improve markedly again in 2022.

"Coops is flying. Coming in midway through last year and coming off no senior AFL footy yet, to have an impact in the last few games of the year was great," Howard said.

"I don't think I'd even heard his name before (he arrived at St Kilda), so I was shocked when I heard he was from Leeton. It's good to have another Riverina lad on the list.

"He just has to build on what he did show last year. it's his opportunity to step up again and show what he can do with a full pre season under his belt, training alongside (fellow forwards) Tim Membrey and Max King and building more chemistry there."

Sharman has always been a lean player who struggles to put on weight, but Howard believes he doesn't need to be bigger to establish himself in the AFL.

"He's probably put on a couple of kilos since he's been here, but one of his best attributes is how he moves," Howard said.

"He's quite a smooth mover and can run and jump at the footy, and take it at its point. That's something they'll want to keep with him, they don't want him too heavy."

After breaking their finals victory drought the year before, St Kilda were made to pay for a poor first half of the year and didn't play in September last year.
Sharman looks like cousin Greg from Succession
 

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