Game Chat – St Kilda vs Brisbane

Written by Thommo on March 24 2018

Venue:  Etihad Stadium at 3:35pm AEST

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

R3, 2017, St Kilda 14.23 (107) d Brisbane 11.10 (76) at Etihad Stadium
R23, 2016, St Kilda 25.11 (161) d Brisbane 15.13 (103) at Etihad Stadium
R9, 2015, St Kilda 16.12 (108) d Brisbane 13.8 (86) at the Gabba
R6, 2014, Brisbane 12.10 (82) d St Kilda 11.13 (79) at Westpac Stadium
R19, 2013, Brisbane 16.12 (108) d St Kilda 11.11 (77) at the Gabba

Game notes: The expectation is on St Kilda to make finals for the first time since 2011. The Saints have faith they are on the right track, as shown by extending Alan Richardson’s contract until the end of 2020, but it’s time to deliver results. Very few are left from the previous era after the retirements of Nick Riewoldt and Leigh Montagna, so the opportunity is there for younger players to fill the void. Meanwhile, Brisbane will be desperate to improve on its wooden spoon finish last year. There is young talent sprinkled across the list, and with Chris Fagan at the helm it seems the Lions are headed in the right direction. How the midfield copes after losing Tom Rockliff to Port Adelaide will be interesting, but the addition of Cam Rayner and natural improvement from the likes of Hugh McCluggage and Alex Witherden will be exciting to watch.

Thommo’s Tip: St Kilda by 48 points

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45 thoughts on “Game Chat – St Kilda vs Brisbane”

  1. Great game preview Thommo! Reckon it might be closer than you think though.

    Stef Martin and Billings in this game for me.

    Stef Martin has a great record against the Saints so hope he goes 120+.

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  2. Shane Savage, David Armitage, Jack Billings for me in this one.

    I wouldn’t even poke a stick at anyone from the lesser QLD team…

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  3. Keen to see Savage and Billings. Hoping Billings delivers. Also interested in Hunter Clark. Rated him highly pre draft. Hoping Hodge has a good game and Lions make a contestvout of this.

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  4. NO LATE CHANGES

    FINAL INTERCHANGES
    St Kilda: Jack Steele, Hunter Clark, David Armitage, Jack Sinclair
    Brisbane: Tom Bell, Cameron Rayner, Alex Witherden, Ryan Lester

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  5. Kinda rate Brisbane a chance here. From memory they always seem to do better early in the season when teams are defending worse and they can kick a decent score.

    Quite a few SC relevant players here too – Billings, Savage, Clark, Armitage, Martin, Zorko, Beams Witherden

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  6. QTR time

    St Kilda Saints: 6.4.40
    J. Newnes 52
    D. Armitage 47
    J. Billings 44
    S. Ross 37
    B. Acres 37
    J. Gresham 30
    J. Geary 29
    B. Long 26
    J. Steven 23
    J. Steele 22
    D. Roberton 21
    J. Sinclair 20
    T. Membrey 20
    K. Stevens 18
    J. Bruce 17
    S. Savage 16
    J. Carlisle 14
    P. McCartin 14
    H. Clark 13
    N. J. Brown 12
    J. Webster 10
    B. Longer 6

    Brisbane Lions: 3.3.21
    C. Cameron 29
    L. Taylor 28
    J. Berry 27
    D. Beams 26
    Robertson 25
    Witherden 21
    D. Gardiner 19
    S. Martin 18
    R. Lester 18
    H. Andrews 15
    L. Hodge 15
    M. Robinson 14
    S. Mayes 13
    D. Rich 13
    Christensen 13
    J. Walker 13
    C. Rayner 11
    McCluggage 10
    D. McStay 6
    T. Bell 4
    D. Zorko 3
    E. Hipwood 1

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  7. Half time

    St Kilda Saints: 7.5.47
    B. Acres 73
    S. Ross 66
    J. Billings 65
    D. Roberton 63
    J. Steven 62
    J. Newnes 61
    D. Armitage 54
    J. Geary 54
    J. Webster 46
    J. Gresham 42
    K. Stevens 40
    J. Steele 36
    B. Long 36
    S. Savage 33
    J. Bruce 32
    N. J. Brown 29
    J. Carlisle 28
    T. Membrey 28
    J. Sinclair 26
    H. Clark 20
    P. McCartin 19
    B. Longer 17

    Brisbane Lions: 5.8.38
    J. Berry 59
    Robertson 56
    D. Beams 55
    R. Lester 53
    C. Cameron 48
    L. Taylor 46
    L. Hodge 42
    S. Martin 40
    M. Robinson 40
    Christensen 40
    D. Gardiner 37
    Witherden 34
    McCluggage 34
    S. Mayes 29
    C. Rayner 27
    D. Rich 24
    J. Walker 23
    H. Andrews 21
    E. Hipwood 18
    T. Bell 9
    D. McStay 9
    D. Zorko 2

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      1. 25 percent DE is not helping, but he really hasn’t done much besides his 12 disposals: 2 marks, 2 behinds, 2 frees against, and 1 tackle.

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  8. I went from Crouch to Zorko and feeling very silly right now. Not sure if its a change of role because of the inclusion of Cameron and Christensen but he looks no good.

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  9. The Salamander will be having words with Zorko after the game… 12 points in 2 and a half quarters is not acceptable.

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        1. Thanks. I’ve been meaning to switch for about a year now, but have kept on posting as ‘Jack’ out of habit.

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  10. 3QTR TIME

    St Kilda Saints: 11.8.74
    B. Acres 124
    J. Steven 113
    J. Billings 95
    J. Geary 80
    D. Roberton 79
    S. Ross 76
    J. Gresham 75
    D. Armitage 71
    J. Newnes 66
    J. Bruce 62
    J. Webster 57
    K. Stevens 56
    J. Carlisle 51
    S. Savage 50
    B. Long 49
    T. Membrey 48
    J. Steele 47
    N. J. Brown 37
    J. Sinclair 33
    H. Clark 31
    P. McCartin 26
    B. Longer 24

    Brisbane Lions: 9.10.64
    S. Martin 83
    J. Berry 81
    C. Cameron 74
    Robertson 72
    D. Beams 70
    R. Lester 70
    L. Taylor 69
    L. Hodge 66
    Witherden 61
    S. Mayes 58
    T. Bell 54
    M. Robinson 51
    C. Rayner 43
    D. Gardiner 43
    McCluggage 42
    Christensen 42
    H. Andrews 42
    J. Walker 33
    E. Hipwood 31
    D. McStay 29
    D. Rich 22
    D. Zorko 21

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  11. FULL TIME

    St Kilda Saints: 16.11.107
    B. Acres 145
    J. Steven 136
    J. Billings 134
    S. Ross 114
    T. Membrey 109
    J. Geary 101
    J. Gresham 97
    J. Newnes 89
    S. Savage 87
    D. Roberton 87
    J. Webster 82
    D. Armitage 79
    J. Bruce 78
    J. Steele 75
    J. Carlisle 72
    K. Stevens 69
    B. Long 61
    J. Sinclair 49
    N. J. Brown 44
    H. Clark 40
    B. Longer 35
    P. McCartin 25

    Brisbane Lions: 12.10.82
    S. Martin 107
    J. Berry 104
    Robertson 96
    L. Taylor 95
    L. Hodge 94
    Witherden 90
    R. Lester 89
    C. Cameron 84
    M. Robinson 83
    S. Mayes 74
    D. Beams 70
    Christensen 66
    H. Andrews 65
    T. Bell 58
    D. Gardiner 56
    D. McStay 50
    McCluggage 49
    C. Rayner 38
    E. Hipwood 36
    J. Walker 34
    D. Zorko 33
    D. Rich 21

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  12. Agree Thommo.
    Zorko previously had a good average against the Saints and had a great last JLT game and was primed for a great season, which he still will.
    Understand Rookie scores change after 3 rounds played, but just wondering how and when price drop will occur for the likes of Zorko and Merret.

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      1. Thanks Father Dougal
        May upgrade Zorko to Dangerfield after Round 2 .
        Freed up some cash buy dropping Parker as had Holman as my emergency and bringing in B Ainsworth from West coast and place him on Field .I am sure he will get opportunities. Currently have Coniglio and Liberatore m/ f 5 and 6

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