Former Western Bulldogs and Richmond coach Terry Wallace has identified two areas where St Kilda is struggling.
The Saints slumped to 1-3 yesterday with a 47-point loss to Geelong, but effort isn’t the problem according to Wallace, who says skill and structure are holding Alan Richardson’s men back.
“I’m a bit concerned about St Kilda at the moment because it is a real struggle,” he told SEN’s KB and The Doc.
“I think the effort wasn’t there in the early part of the season, but certainly I've had no problem in the last two weeks with the effort based stuff.
“There are two areas that are a problem.
“A lack of class with the players they have got, kicking skills, general class to be able to make the right decision at the right time and find the right targets.
“I think there is a lack of system. The organisation of Geelong v the organisation of St Kilda was poles apart.
“Their structures and organisation, how tightly they work on their structures and presses. There was so much difference between the two sides.
“They are one of the sides that I don’t clearly see their brand as much as I see some of the other brands in the competition.”
St Kilda will look to bounce back this Saturday against Greater Western Sydney at Etihad Stadium. You can listen to the game live on 1116 SEN from 1:00pm with Jack Heverin, Kevin Bartlett, Adam Cooney and Daisy Pearce.