BY BOZZA For Melbourne on the weekend the equation was simple, win against Collingwood and they secure their berth in the finals for the first time in 11 years. Yet, like they did last year against Carlton in Round 22, Melbourne blinked with the finals within reach. Defeat to the Pies saw Melbourne lose control over their … More Did Melbourne get ahead of themselves?
BY BOZZA Previous Round A final quarter flourish from the Saints was enough for them to overcome West Coast in a riveting Sunday afternoon contest at Etihad Stadium. The match appeared destined to be another tale of missed opportunities for the Saints when they trailed by 14 points in the last quarter despite dominating possession, … More Saints Summary: Finals flame still flickers
BY BOZZA Father Time is a miserable, unsentimental, old fool! He is not swayed by desire, he is not swayed by professionalism, nor is he swayed by the level of pain you are willing to endure. It is of no concern to him the esteem in which you are held or the single-minded focus you have on … More Farewell, St Nick.
BY BOZZA Previous Round Following Round An AFL club will spend over 150,000 seconds on the field of battle in the quest for glory in any one Home and Away season. Unfortunately for St Kilda, after their Round 19 clash against Port Adelaide, it will be a mere 90 that will most likely define their 2017 campaign. It … More Saints Summary: A lot can happen in a ninety seconds.
Only a fortnight after expectations were raised in the wake of their electrifying display against the Tigers, their season lies on life support after yet again succumbing to the pressure of the resurgent Swans. … More Saints Summary: Finals hopes begin to dim
By Bozza The football world released a collective sigh of relief this week when Brownlow fancy Dustin Martin was let off with a fine for improper contact with Nick Robertson. The consensus amongst football fans was that common sense had prevailed, despite the fact that two weeks earlier a similar offence drew a different response from … More Bozza’s Rant – The MRP Bewilder Again
By Bozza Previous Round Following Round It might be an old adage but, under the bright lights of Friday Night Football and in front of a packed house at Etihad Stadium, the Bombers reminded the Saints and the rest of us that a week is a long time in football. A mere six days after setting … More Saints Summary: A week is a long time in Football
BY BOZZA Saturday night at Etihad Stadium loomed as a season-defining game for St Kilda as they prepared to play a top 4 opponent in front of a big crowd. In a scintillating first half, the young Saints showed the football world that they are a genuine contender to play finals for the first time … More Saints Summary: Saints Soar High in Maddies Match
BY BOZZA St Kilda travelled to Perth not having won in the west since 2001, despite recent rain, they found Domain Stadium was in tremendous condition for their Round 16 match-up with Fremantle. With a share of eighth place on offer for the winner, there was understandable niggle between both teams in the games’ earliest … More Saints Summary: A Win On The Road
BY BOZZA Sunday twilight has never been a timeslot renowned for attracting supporters in big numbers through the turnstiles. When combined with a match between teams 10th and 14th on the ladder, it’s perhaps no surprise that you end up in a situation where the sound of a Nathan Brown spoil of Tom Lynch, can … More Saints Summary: A Return to the Eight