‘We want to show we aren’t a joke of a football club’ – St Kilda midfielder wants to make fans proud
St Kilda midfielder Jack Steele says that he and his teammates sat down on the Monday before playing Hawthorn and had a frank discussion about how they want to be seen as a club going forward.
“We got together early in the week on the Monday, and we sat down and basically said ‘How do we want to be seen as a football club’ we wanted to try and win the last two games of the season.”
After the Saints were whacked in the media all week, something had to be done internally and even though the Saints didn’t get the win against Hawthorn, Steele says the Saints were out to “prove a point.”
The young Saint made it clear that the club was hurting but were committed to getting things back on track in the future.
“We don’t want to be seen as a joke of a club. we want to win games for our fans.”
Steele says that the group sat down and put it all on the line and asked what the club stands for after what has been a rough season for the Saints who have won only 4 games this season and sit 16th on the ladder.
“It was an open session, where you could say whatever you like, a lot of feedback was given. We wanted to win both of of our games, and despite not beating Hawthorn we saw some positive signs.”
When asked if he would like to play alongside Dan Hannebery next season, Steele said he believes that the injury prone Swan would be a great fit at St Kilda.
“I still think he is a star, he hasn’t had the year he would have liked, but if the club can get it done, I would love to play with Dan next season. He would bring plenty to this group.”
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