Tag Archives: St Kilda Football Club

Scott learning from defeat

The coaching of North Melbourne has come under a bit of scrutiny after suffering a 9-point loss to St Kilda.

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Real leadership

When you compare the 2011 season narrative of St Kilda, Melbourne and North Melbourne you get three very different stories. But the fortunes of each club are all intrinsically linked to one key factor: on-field leadership.

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North vs St Kilda, Rd 21

It’s 10.45 on a Sunday morning and I’m on holiday in Exmouth, a prawning and tourist town next to the Ningaloo Reef in WA. There seem to be more emus than people in town today – it’s probably because the Exmouth Eagles won the local grand final the day before. I walk into the Potshot Hotel.

Potshots, as the locals call it, looks the goods: plenty of screens, TAB and no grey nomads (just some grey punters). I ask the bartender if they’re showing the game.

“It’s on Fox. We don’t have Fox … as much as I’d like to see St Kilda fucking flog North.”  The pained tone tells me he’s a North supporter. He suggests the Novotel.

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