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Steele wins Saints best and fairest in a landslide

The success of list manager James Gallagher’s recruiting spree 12 months ago was laid bare on Sunday night with four of the Saints’ 2019 trade period acquisitions finishing in the top eight of the count.

Key backman Dougal Howard finished third behind Steele and Butler while Zak Jones (sixth) and Paddy Ryder (eighth) also featured in the top 10. Remarkably it was the highest-priced of St Kilda’s “fab five” in wingman Bradley Hill who missed the top 10 after a season in which the Saints ended their nine-year finals drought and advanced to the semi-finals where their campaign was eventually ended by Richmond.

Big man Rowan Marshall backed up his strong 2019 with a fourth-place finish this season, while 2017 top-10 draft picks Nick Coffield and Hunter Clark both featured in the top 10. Coffield was named best emerging player.

Taken as a mature-age rookie at the end of 2018, defender Callum Wilkie finished seventh for the second straight season.

Reigning champion and dual best and fairest Seb Ross snuck into the top 10.

Forward Tim Membrey won the best clubman award, named after Robert Harvey.

Meanwhile, St Kilda announced on Sunday that fringe quintet Doulton Langlands, Ryan Abbott, Jack Bell, Jack Mayo and Logan Austin would not be offered contracts for 2021.

2020 Trevor Barker Award | TOP 10
1. Jack Steele (207)
2. Dan Butler (126)
3. Dougal Howard (122)
4. Rowan Marshall (120)
5. Nick Coffield (119)
6. Zak Jones (117)
7. Callum Wilkie (113)
8. Paddy Ryder (107)
9. Hunter Clark (100)
10. Sebastian Ross (92)

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