The 2010 AFL grand last replay was one of the crucial brutal kicks to the center that St Kilda have obtained of their lengthy and success-starved historical past within the VFL/AFL.
And that’s saying one thing given they personal a file 27 wood spoons – going at roughly one each 4.6 seasons – which is greater than double the subsequent worst (North Melbourne on 13).
A bounce of the ball the opposite means within the first 2010 grand last may’ve doubled the Saints’ premiership tally to 2, had it landed in Stephen Milne’s fingers and the goalsneak put it by means of the large sticks.
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Alas, it went by means of for a degree, guaranteeing a historic draw. The next week, the Saints had been blitzed by Collingwood to the tune of 56 factors to be denied the flag, and they’d have additional salt added to their wound six years later when the AFL introduced drawn grand finals would not be replayed.
As a substitute, they’d be determined in additional time like each different last. Contemplating St Kilda completed the drawn grand last with all of the operating, Saints followers may solely ponder what may’ve been had the abolition of grand last replays occurred previous to 2010.
The replay was an particularly brutal afternoon for former St Kilda participant Brett Peake who solely managed 13 disposals, and was advised in no unsure phrases by coach Ross Lyon what he considered Peake’s efficiency.
“In all probability the very best spray that I had was after the grand last, you go in on your exit conferences, I wasn’t contracted both, and we sit down and it was him (Lyon) and Greg Hutchison, the footy supervisor on the time, and he (Lyon) goes, ‘For f**okay’s sake, has ‘Peakey’ bought a contract subsequent yr? Since you may as nicely tear it up and when you’re at it ‘Peakey’ get out of the room’,“ Peake advised The West Australian.
“In order that was true to the phrase. I bought up and left and I used to be like, ‘That was known as for’. I had a fairly disappointing finals recreation and I went away and he ended up ringing me a few days later and mentioned, ‘Come on, let’s go for a espresso’. And he goes, ‘Look, I overreacted’, and I used to be like, ‘Nup, you didn’t’.”
Peake would find yourself enjoying two extra seasons with the Saints, earlier than being delisted on the finish of 2012 with 118 video games to his credit score, the vast majority of with coming with Fremantle (75).
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