Your 2023 St Kilda Saints season preview is here, just in time for the start of the new AFL season! Everything you need to know about the Saints is here, all in the one article – aren't you lucky. We’ve got information about squad changes, rankings and stats from last year, key matches to look for, as well as none other than ex-AFL star Heath Shaw’s opinion on how the Saints will go this season.
Let’s get cracking shall we!
Let’s take a little look at the new signings for the Saints, along with all the players they’ve parted ways with:
Ins: Anthony Caminiti, Zaine Cordy, Olli Hotton, Isaac Keeler, Angus McLennan, Mattaes Phillipou, Liam Stocker and James Van Es
Outs: Jarryn Geary, Dan Hannebery, Darragh Joyce, Dean Kent, Jarrod Lienert, Ben Long and Paddy Ryder
Where did the Saints rank for disposals in the AFL last season? Or what about clangers? All the key rankings for the Saints are below:
Frees For: 15th
Frees Against: 9th
Who had the most goals for the Saints? Who had the most marks? All these stats and more can be found below:
Most Disposals: Jack Sinclair - 609
Most Tackles: Brad Crouch - 150
Most Clearances: Brad Crouch - 122
Most Marks: Callum Wilkie - 163
Most Goals: Max King - 52
3 Key Matches To Watch
These are the key matches you can’t miss if you’re a Saints fan (up to Round 15):
Match 1: Round 1, vs Dockers, at Marvel Stadium (Sun, Mar 19, 4:40pm)
Match 2: Round 5, vs Cats, at Adelaide Oval (Sun, Apr 16, 4:50pm)
Match 3: Round 13, vs Swans, at SCG (Thu, Jun 8, 7:20pm)
2023 AFL Season Expectations
If I was a Saints supporter, I’d be praying for a miracle. Ross the Boss is back, has the game past him? Who are, if any, are the A-graders on this list? Who is going to kick their goals with no King Where does the improvement from last year come?
A lot of questions being asked about a messy and unstable type of season, and just where this teams sits. I'd be very, very concerned if I was a Saints person.
Predicted Finish: Bottom 4