2020 AFL preview: St Kilda team guide
Brett Ratten gets another opportunity as an AFL head coach with struggling St Kilda. How much time will he get?
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It sure must be hard work being a St Kilda fan. Still stuck on that single premiership claimed way back in 1966, a second flag seems years away.
A resurgence in the early 2000s and into the end of that decade has been replaced by more years of mediocrity. The Saints' last finals appearance came in 2011.
Rather than continuing to build through the draft, they have added some more mature players like Zak Jones and Paddy Ryder to their existing young talent. Former Carlton coach Brett Ratten has been appointed the latest man to try to make it all come together.
How to watch St Kilda AFL matches
Channel 7, Kayo Sports, Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and the AFL Live Pass are all showing AFL games in 2020. We have put together a complete AFL viewing guide for you which breaks down all the details.
Kayo and Foxtel have every game live and ad-free. Channel 7 shows a certain number of games depending on the region. There are typically three to five games on free-to-air each round and often blockbusters featuring the bigger Victorian teams.
A Basic subscription starts from $25/month for use on 2 devices. For $35/month you get a Premium subscription and a third screen. On top of all the AFL action, you get access to more than 50 sports. Kayo also has a 14-day free trial for new users.
It also comes with a number of special features. SplitView, No Spoilers and Interactive Stats are just some of the options.
Another viewing option is AFL Live Pass, which is free for Telstra customers. You can also buy a subscription from the App Store or Google Play. Live streaming is limited to a seven-inch display, so you can't watch games on TV, laptop or tablet.
Watch St Kilda matches overseas
If you are out of Australia during the season, you don't need to miss out on the AFL excitement. The Watch AFL app allows you to stream matches with an Internet connection. You can see a guide here on how to stream the 2020 AFL season from overseas.
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When do St Kilda play next?
|Round||Day||Date||Match||Stadium||Kick-off (AEDT)||How to watch|
|Round 1||Sunday||22/3/20||North Melbourne vs St Kilda||Marvel Stadium, VIC||1:10 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass|
|Round 2||Sunday||14/6/20||St. Kilda vs Western Bulldogs||Marvel Stadium, VIC||6:05 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass|
|Round 3||Saturday||20/6/20||Collingwood vs St Kilda||MCG, Vic||4:35 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass|
|Round 4||Saturday||27/6/20||St Kilda vs Richmond||Marvel Stadium, VIC||4:35 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass|
|Round 5||Saturday||4/7/20||Carlton vs St. Kilda||MCG, Vic||1:45 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, AFL Live Pass|
St Kilda squad
|Player Number||Name||Position||Career Games|
|37||Leo Connolly||Defender, Midfield||0|
|4||Jade Gresham||Forward, Midfield||81|
|20||Dougal Howard||Defender, Forward||45|
|18||Patrick Ryder||Forward, Ruck||243|
|35||Jack Sinclair||Forward, Midfield||86|
St Kilda history
It has been nine long seasons since St Kilda last featured in the AFL finals. Many would expect that trend to continue in 2020.
There were some encouraging moments last season. Three wins in a four-game stretch under Ratten late in the year, including a triumph over finals-bound Western Bulldogs, showed they are capable of some good football.
Most St Kilda fans will only have seen archive footage of that one flag. While it may be a while until they contend again, they could expect to push for the fringes of the top eight this year.
Image source: St Kilda team website
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