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Week 2 Autopsy
Discussion in 'St Kilda' started by Squizz, Aug 14, 2010.
Noticed Wool kicked another 5 on the weekend (44 for the season to date).
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Barry Brooks won the EDFL B and F last night by 5 votes.
Steven Gaertner 5th on the goal kicking list with 51 goals from 19 games
Barry Brooks is lining up in the NT this weekend
@xclarke15 Former port power and saints big man Barry Brooks will line up for st mary's in the NTFL this weekend..
whilst another former Saint can thank the Saints for being free.
Ohhh mad Dog
Sad to Tell of the passing of Sam Loxton last night Aged 90
Born - 29 March 1921 Died - 02 December 2011
"Although he is remembered more for his efforts as a Test Cricketer,Loxton was also a fine full-forward who had a great goal sense.He moved fluently and was a long kick who once booted eight goals in a game.In 1944 headed the Saints goalkicking with 52 and ran second in the best and fairest."
The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers Holmesby/Main 2004
Former St Kilda player Steven Baker signs with Craigieburn
by: Sam Landsberger
November 30, 20114:26PM
The 31-year-old put pen to paper late yesterday after being courted by Eagles ruckman and close friend Barry Brooks.
The pair spent five seasons together at the Saints before Brooks was delisted and joined Craigieburn, winning this year's A Grade league medal.
(Paul) Bevan joins an impressive list of recruits for the 2012 season including Leon Davis (Collingwod), Brendon Stack (Western Bulldogs), Alistair Smith (St Kilda), Tim and Ben Noakes (East Perth) and Llane Spaandermann (Swan Districts).
As a development officer in Victorian cricket, one of Adam Pattison's key roles is to increase the participation numbers of children aged five to 12, something the summer sport has struggled with in recent years.
The Hawks had expressed interest in him in late 2009 but he ultimately wound up at St Kilda.
Pattison linked with the Hawks soon after he was cut by St Kilda, where he had managed only five matches in 2010 as the Saints maintained a stable side.
But he felt he had done enough to warrant another year. ''It was disappointing to not get another year. I felt I learnt all the game plan. In 2009, my body was no good. I had a couple of ankle surgeries and then a hip operation, so I felt like 2010 was good. I got my body right, learnt the game plan but just couldn't crack in [to the senior team]. I felt like the senior footy I did play wasn't too bad.''
Was just about to post smething else and noticed our new rookie's name in an old post.
Came across the name Chris Hollow who some may remember from the mid 90s. Thought it was interesting enough to post a bit of "where to".
Your old club St Kilda remains undefeated on the AFL ladder. Can they go all the way and win the club’s first premiership in 43 years?
Absolutely. I love the way they’re playing. When St Kilda was in the grand final in 1997 I was jealous I wasn’t there. I had mixed emotions. Then when they lost I was shattered. I’m all for a win this year and good luck to them.
The band has played on the Marngrook Footy Show a few times. Are you guys keen footy fanatics?
Our bass player Chris [Hollow] actually used to play football for St Kilda alongside the show’s host Gilbert McAdam. Just before they introduced us, they showed footage of the worst goal Chris ever kicked in the AFL. We were stoked they asked us to play… but Chris was spewing they didn’t show his Goal Of The Week.
Chris chatted about how he got into writing scripts for Neighbours (“Just through friends … I’d hang out at the same parties, pop up at the right places at the right time. This, of course, took years because I’m socially inept”), playing 24 games for St Kilda (“What position? Centre Half Bench”) and how coach Stan Alves ended his career, joking that his parting words were: “You’ll never make it in the rock ‘n’ roll world.” Chris also dubbed himself a “renaissance man” and said, “Footy and music are very similar - they are both art and my obsession.” He also revealed that Plugger threw up before every match.
Q Amongst your more eclectic activities, you've represented St Kilda in the AFL. Who did you play under (coach), and alongside?
I played under Ken Sheldon and Stan Alves in the mid-'90s. And played alongside Robert Harvey, Tony Lockett, Nicky Winmar, Stewart Loewe, Nathan Burke, Gilbert McAdam, Tim Pekin, David Grant and a host of other great players.
Q Are there any music legends hidden in the ranks of the AFL?
No. I’m the only one (laughing).
Chris Hollow was a St Kilda and Port Melbourne footballer who was pretty sure his teammates didn't share his love of Bob Dylan and 60's psychedelic pop.
When the two met at the Neighbours 2000th episode party, where Michael was a scriptwriter, it didn't take long for talk to turn to music (the Velvet Underground and the Stooges) and film (Clint Eastwood westerns and Sam Peckinpah).
"You can love Peckinpah and you can love football. That's the beauty of it," Michael says. "It's not so obvious these days but back then you were either into footy and a meat head, or you were into films. And if you were into films it was all tosser, arty farty."
It was via a posting on Wareham’s blog last year that the latest curious Sand Pebbles fact leaked out when Wareham revealed that Hollow had attended the same high school as Julian Assange. “Julian and I are the same age, were in the same class,” Hollow explains. “He was just as mysterious and enigmatic then. He was big into the Lord of the Rings. Whenever he felt put upon by other students he would yell, ‘Philistines! You’re all Philistines!’ It made it doubly funny having to go to the school library to look up what it meant,” Hollow laughs.
In a major tick for Box Hill’s culture and facilities, (Will) Johnson said he knocked back offers from other VFL and WAFL clubs before signing on at City Oval.
“They’ve had a good track record at getting players re-drafted in recent years and I still have that desire to play at the top level,” Johnson said.
“I’ve come out of my experience with St Kilda understanding the game a whole lot better.”
Johnson said his delisting, made on deadline day for list changes as the Saints planned for life under Scott Watters, had been a bitter pill to swallow.
“I didn’t get a sense that it was coming at all. I thought I’d had a real breakout year in the VFL,” he said.“At the end of the day it’s a dog eat dog world and there’s a lot of tough decisions clubs have to make.”
“The physios at Box Hill have really looked after me so far, and I just couldn’t have been guaranteed that had I signed on anywhere else.
“The round one game against Sandy at Trevor Barker Oval would be a great grudge match, but I just have to wait and see how the shoulder pulls up.”
Reckon a fair few supporters were bit shocked when he was delisted aswell. Def wasnt one the guys i expected to go!
Looking forward to round 1 when he takes on the Zebs though!
In what is a massive coup for the St. Mary's Salesian AFC, the President and committee are delighted to announce the appointment of ... Jarryd Allen as Assistant Coach for season 2012. Jarryd comes to the club as Assistant Coach having only recently played at AFL level. Jarryd debuted for St. Kilda in 2008 and was even a part of the 2008 Semi Final win against Collingwood. Unfortunately in that very game Jarryd fractured his left hip in a collision and despite enormous amounts of rehabilitation the amount of cartilage lost forced him to make the very difficult decision of hanging up his boots at only the age of 21.
In his ever so short 4 senior game careers, Jarryd's biggest moment other than his debut with the club was being a part of the Saints Pre-Season Premiership side in 2008.
a ittle story from Burkey on Past players reflections on the current game
More - http://www.insidefootballonline.com/auswide.html
Came across a story written for the St Kilda museum (about James - not Jason! - Blake).
One of 11 children, and who lost his father to pneumonia, he recovered from smallpox (after they decided to consult a local chinaman rather than go to the doctor).
In addition to winning state awards in swimming and diving, he became one of St Kilda's early captains in the VFA (evidently the family holds a letter from the club that he was the first), and also St Kilda's delegate on the first council of the VFL.
One of his brothers captained Carlton and another brother finished 6th in the marathon at the 1906 Olympic Games.
The family built a school on the Ballarat goldfields and their general store (near Etihad Stadium) remains today - and is stated to be classified by the National Trust.
There's a bit of history for you.
Bouncing to the dark side
Port Melbourne played its first practice match last week out at Casey and, I am sad to say, it got beaten. Everybody gets beaten (although in Port's case, it just went through an entire season without a single loss). Casey's ground was that far out that Burke and Wills were camped under a tree nearby. Ex-St Kilda defender Leigh Fisher was one of the umpires in the main game and I must admit he did a good job in trying conditions. Another umpire who did well in the reserves game was Dan Lawler, son of ex-VFL umpire George Lawler. Players with AFL experience have a lot to offer to umpiring. Jordan Bannister has crossed over to the dark side and a few years back we saw Mark Fraser, who was a very good umpire but had trouble bouncing the ball.
Seen him a couple of times - he's not too bad (lets alot go, as does Bannister). Can't bounce it for shit though (I'll be happy when they give the bounce away, despite the nostalgia impact).
Gardiner may yet reach Port
Michael Gardiner has agreed to be put on the Port Melbourne list – if he decides to play at all this year. Living in Port Melbourne, he is just a kick away from the ground. A popular figure at St Kilda, he would be a welcome addition at the Borough, but as I said last week I am not holding my breath.
There's a thread toasting Fraser Gehrig on the main board
Robert Eddy "After I got delisted I had a bit of a think about what I wanted to do and I kind of felt like the SANFL was the second-best comp in the country.''
Eddy, 23, was delisted by St Kilda in October after 33 senior games in four seasons with the Saints. The axing followed a similar pain a year earlier, when he was cut from the club's primary list but retained as a rookie.
"The VFL was an option, I had a few clubs approach me, but I feel those clubs are heavily influenced by the AFL now."
Also noticed Paul Cahill kicked 3 for Sturt and Ali Smith seems to be able to get a kick for Perth.
One for the oldies. Bob Jones from the 80's does an interview.
Didn't realise he is Liam Jones' (WB) dad.