MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 21: Saints interim coach Brett Ratten speaks to his players during the round 18 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium on July 21, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

1. 2020 Recap

2020 went about as well as the Saints could have hoped for. Not many had them pegged for finals and even fewer had them pegged for a finals win.

Brett Ratten built an army of small forwards and led them terrifically, they managed to format a game plan that suits their list really well and made them a very dangerous team in attack.

A very, very good year considering the expectations.

AFL 2nd Semi Final - Richmond v St Kilda
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 09: Zak Jones of the Saints looks dejected after the AFL Second Semi Final match between the Richmond Tigers and the St Kilda Saints at Metricon Stadium on October 09, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)