HOBART, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 22: Jack Steele of the Saints leads the team out during the 2021 AFL Round 23 match between the St Kilda Saints and the Fremantle Dockers at Blundstone Arena on August 22, 2021 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Grant Viney/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

St Kilda head into 2022 after a rollercoaster season last year relegated them to tenth place and an awfully uneventful September.

With Brett Ratten entering his third season in charge and Jack Steele shaping up to have yet another inspirational season, many are wondering what version of St Kilda we are going to see on the field this season.


In: Tom Campbell, Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera, Mitchito Owens, Marcus Windhager, Oscar Adams, Jack Peris, Josiah Kyle, Jack Hayes

Out: Jake Carlisle, James Frawley, Shaun McKernan, Dylan Roberton, Oscar Clavarino, Sam Alabakis, Luke Dunstan, Paul Hunter, Jack Lonie

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Last Season 

2021 was a disappointing year for the men from Moorabbin. After an exciting 2020 campaign that saw the club finally break their finals drought under the watchful eyes of new coach Brett Ratten, 2021 managed to deliver disappointment in droves for the red, black and white.

The Saints started the season with a rocky 8-point win over the Giants before managing 75-point (Essendon) and 86-point (Richmond) losses by mid-April. Inconsistency was the best way to describe the season, with some performances looking like that of the finals team in 2020, and some looking like the St Kilda that has inhabited the bottom half of the table for much of the last decade.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 03: Jack Steele and his Saints team mates look dejected after losing the round 3 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the St Kilda Saints at Marvel Stadium on April 03, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Jack Steele was a shining light once again, supported admirably by Jack Sinclair in a career best season and the ever reliable Tim Membrey and Callum Wilkie at both ends of the ground but it wasn't enough to lift the Saints from tenth position and leave them with plenty of time off in September once again.