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Saints fans' verdict: Roo-ing missed opportunities

Sarah Black  September 16, 2017 12:00 PM

Saints didn't 'walk the walk' We dissect the St Kilda Football Club in The Wash-Up

ST KILDA fans are ruing a season of missed opportunities, after champ Nick Riewoldt's final season began with promise and ended in disappointment.

The Saints were a game inside the eight with a 9-6 record after round 16, but faded to finish with 11 wins.

Giving their season verdict on the Saints in an survey, fans rated the season just 5.2 out of 10.

Sebastian Ross's break-out season in midfield was recognised by Saint supporters, who named him their player of the season.

The midfielder won selection in the Virgin Australia AFL All Australian team, and received 53 per cent of the vote from Saint fans.

Alan Richardson still has fans' support despite the middling year, with 82 per cent of respondents happy with him as coach.

Here are the full survey results, plus a selection of Saint fans' hits and misses.

What was the moment you'll remember?

The first half against the Tigers in round 16. We were unstoppable.
- Alan Norris, Perth WA

Jack Billings kicking the sealer against West Coast, giving the Saints a last-ditch chance at finals.
- Jonathan Dragwidge, Greensborough Vic

Jack Steven's running snap to sink the Giants.
- Dave Lee, Brighton East Vic

Nick Riewoldt's final game. End of a champion, end of an era.
- Ravi Subasegaran, Melbourne Vic

What was the moment you'd rather forget?

All the bad misses in front of goal, especially against West Coast and Port Adelaide.
- Duncan Birks, Tallarook Vic

Bruce hitting the post from point-blank range.
- Jimmy Marstonwest, Gold Coast Qld

Paddy Ryder's tap to Robbie Gray.
- Steve Morfesse, Ascot Vale Vic

Melbourne round one, Melbourne round 21.
- Lloyd Baxter, Preston Vic

Saints fans' season rating


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