ST KILDA'S charge up the ladder into second position has surprised some, but what about chief executive Matt Finnis?
In an on-going Footy Feed podcast series with the club CEOS, Finnis joins AFL.com.au's Callum Twomey to discuss the Saints' jump into flag contention.
In a wide-ranging interview Finnis chats about the impact of the club's record membership base during through the financial hit of COVID-19, bringing the Saints back to Moorabbin and reveals the real impact of new coach Brett Ratten.
Plus, Finnis says the Saints' recruiting spree isn't done yet and which type of player they are targeting, and gives an update on the contract talks to secure emerging star Jack Steele.
Callum Twomey is joined by St Kilda boss Matt Finnis for an update on the Saints' season.
In this episode...
0:25 – Get an insight into the Queensland hub and which Saints staff could still make their way up in coming weeks.
2:55 – The impact of the Saints' Noosa base.
4:15 – Finnis explains how the club's record membership numbers have mitigated the COVID-19 impact.
7:20 – Has St Kilda's form this season surpassed Finnis' expectations?
10:10 – What makes Brett Ratten click? Finnis reveals Ratten's real impact in his first year as senior coach.
12:10 – An inside look at the Saints' recruiting raid last year and whether the Saints will go hard again this season?
15:15 – Will out-of-contract stars Brad Crouch and Jordan De Goey be on St Kilda's radar?
16:10 – Finnis discusses Jack Steele's contract talks with the club.
18:50 – After their cancelled game in China this year, will the Saints look elsewhere for overseas matches in the future?