Luke Darcy is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League and now works for the Seven Network and Triple M covering the AFL. Luke was born in Adelaide, South Australia, the son of David Darcy, who had played with Footscray and played for and coached South Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League. David a Victorian, moved his family to Adelaide where Luke attended Rostrevor College. Luke started his career with South Adelaide before his recruitment by the Bulldogs in 1993. Debuting in 1994, Luke became known as one of the Bulldogs' most successful ruckmen/forwards. In 2001 he took out the Bulldogs' Best and Fairest award, the Charles Sutton Medal, continued to play well in the following seasons. In 2002 Luke and the Brisbane Lions's Michael Voss were the first players to be awarded the Leigh Matthews Trophy as the AFL Players Association's Most Valuable Player 1. In 2004 he was the Western Bulldogs's leading goalkicker.
In a 2005 match against Geelong, Darcy suffered a season-ending knee injury when he twisted it, depriving the Bulldogs of a quality tall-forward option, something they missed during the year. On 20 December 2005 during the final pre-season training session before the Christmas holidays, Luke re-injured the ACL during a fall which dislocated his knee, which meant that he would miss the entire 2006 season; the Bulldogs finished the season in eighth place, the first time the club had made the finals in six years. He had been part of a Bulldogs casualty list. During his time on the sidelines, he provided special comments for Network Ten's AFL coverage, continued to do so after his playing retirement which he announced on 2 August 2007, the end of the 2007 AFL season. Luke was added to Network Ten's AFL Commentary Team in 2007 and remained an Expert Commentator right up until the end of the 2011 AFL season, when the network lost broadcasting rights.. From the 2012 AFL season onwards, Luke was part of the Seven Network's commentating team for Saturday matches.
Individual Charles Sutton Medal: 2001 Leigh Matthews Trophy: 2002 All-Australian: 2002 Australian Football Media Association Player of the Year Award: 2002 Herald Sun Player of the Year Award: 2002 Western Bulldogs Leading Club Goalkicker Award: 2004 Australian Representative Honours in International Rules Football: 2002 Western Bulldogs Captain: 2005-2006 AFL Rising Star Nominee: 1996 Luke is married to Rebecca and they have four children – Sam, Sienna and Max. In 2008, Darcy became a member of the AFL rules committee. After retiring Darcy continued his work in the media, he is now a television and radio commentator. In 2009, Luke became an Australian rules football and netball commentator for Network Ten, as well as becoming a panellist on panel shows One Week at a Time, Thursday Night Live. and The Fifth Quarter. Darcy joined radio station Triple M in Melbourne to provide match commentary for its Australian rules football coverage on Friday nights with James Brayshaw, Garry Lyon, Jason Dunstall, Mark Howard and Ash Chua. and co-hosts Triple M Melbourne's The Hot Breakfast with fellow AFL personality Eddie McGuire and comedian Wil Anderson.
Following the 2011 season, Network Ten lost the rights to broadcast Australian rules football matches. Luke joined the Seven Network who have the sole free to air broadcasting rights from 2012-2016, he is a member of the Saturday Night commentary team with Basil Zempilas, Cameron Ling, Matthew Richardson, Samantha Lane and Mick Molloy while maintaining his work at Triple M. In 2014 Luke Darcy became the new host of Seven's iconic AFL chat show Talking Footy. Darcy is a fill in sport presenter on Seven News Melbourne and has served as a tennis commentator for Seven, covering the 2014 Brisbane International. Luke Darcy's profile on the official website of the Western Bulldogs Luke Darcy's playing statistics from AFL Tables 1The AFL MVP award dates back to 1982, when the league was still the Victorian Football League, but the Leigh Matthews Trophy was only created in 2002. All prior VFL/AFL MVPs were retrospectively given the Leigh Matthews Trophy in 2005
Warren Gary Tredrea is a former Australian Rules Footballer with the Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League and current Weekday Sports Presenter on Nine News Adelaide. Since his retirement from football, he has become a sports media personality featuring on Nine News Adelaide, 3AW, Triple M and in The Advertiser newspaper. Tredrea went on to become one of the best forwards in the competition, gaining a long list of individual accolades, including being a premiership winning captain, four Port Adelaide Best and Fairests, eight club Leading Goalkicking awards, an AFL Coaches Association'Champion Player of the Year' Award, selection in four All-Australian sides; the son of former Collingwood and Port Adelaide player Gary Tredrea, Warren Tredrea played the bulk of his junior football as a wingman before a substantial growth spurt at the age of 16 saw him transformed into a key position player, highlighted by his capture of both Port's Under-17 Coach's Trophy and the St Michael's College, Adelaide'student athlete' award in 1995.
Tredrea made his senior South Australian National Football League debut for Port Adelaide in 1996, managing nine games and capping his rookie year with a premiership medallion, booting two goals in Port Adelaide's 36-point Grand Final victory over Central District. Tredrea was zone selected for the inaugural Port Adelaide squad in the AFL. Debuting in 1997, he only played one game but went on to be Port Adelaide's leading goal kicker in the following five seasons; as an 18-year-old developing forward Tredrea found his opportunities for senior football limited, with his anonymous debut in Round 2 against Essendon being his sole outing for the Power in 1997. During this time Tredrea managed 16 games for 16 goals with Port Adelaide back in the local league, ending his year on a sour note with a steady performance in the Magpies' defeat to Norwood in the 1997 SANFL Grand Final. After showing glimpses of his ability in the first six rounds of the 1998 AFL season, Tredrea exploded in Round 7 against Carlton at Optus Oval.
A stunning performance reaped 22 disposals, 17 marks, eight goals, three Brownlow Medal votes and an AFL Rising Star nomination. His starring role in the 89-point win came at a cost however, with a dislocated kneecap suffered late in the final quarter keeping him out until Round 13. Upon his return to the side Tredrea struggled for consistency but won his first South Australian guernsey with his selection to the State of Origin side to face Western Australia. More impressive performances against Essendon and Fremantle followed, he ended the season as leading goalkicker with 33 goals, beating leading goalkicker of 1997, Scott Cummings by a goal. He finished the following season on 40 goals as leading goalkicker again. Where Port Adelaide made the finals for the first time in their AFL history. After finishing 14th at the end of the 2000 season, he led the goalkicking for the third year in a row, with 32 goals. In 2001, Tredrea imposed himself on the AFL competition, booting 51 goals and taking 169 marks with his contributions as a major factor in his side's rise from 14th to third on the AFL ladder.
Tredrea was rewarded for his season winning his maiden John Cahill Medal as Port Adelaide's best and fairest player and the first of four selections as All-Australian centre half forward. Tredrea backed up his breakthrough 2001 efforts with further outstanding seasons in 2002, by kicking 49 goals with an All-Australian selection and in 2003, he booted 58 goals, being the leading goal kicker for the club a fifth time and getting another All-Australian; the 2004 season is considered Tredrea's best year as he led Port Adelaide to its first AFL premiership in the absence of the injured captain Matthew Primus. He started the year in fine fashion, kicking six goals alongside Stuart Dew in the club's 96-point victory over Essendon, he kicked five goals against West Coast the following week and booted four goals against Hawthorn in Round 3. He gained captaincy for the entire year after Primus re-injured his knee in Round 3, he had a season-high seven goals in Round 7 in the showdown against Adelaide.
He went on to kick six goals against Carlton in Round 15 and against West Coast in Round 17. He captained the team into the finals and captained them to the premiership win over the Brisbane Lions, he booted 81 goals and took 192 marks playing in all 25 of the Power's games for the season as well as reaping a host of awards, including his fourth All-Australian centre half forward guernsey, the All-Australian vice-captaincy, his second John Cahill Medal as Port's Best and Fairest player, the AFL Coaches' Association Most Valuable Player award, the Showdown Medal, a raft of media awards and was the pre-count favourite for the Brownlow Medal, only to poll a disappointing 15 votes behind the eventual winner, Chris Judd, who admitted in his acceptance speech "I thought Warren Tredrea was a shoo-in to be honest". At the beginning of the 2005 season, he kicked five goals in a two-point win in the grand final rematch against the Brisbane Lions and again kicked five goals in Round 5 in the four-point loss against Geelong.
In Round 7 there was a controversy after a celebration in Port Adelaide's 47-point victory over the Kangaroos, when after kicking one of his six goals in a best-on-ground performance, he put his hand to his ear in a demonstrative "phonecall" celebration. Tredrea stated that as an Arsenal fan, the celebration was an homage to Thierry Henry who had "then" celebrated in the same fashion. In Round 13, he kicked seven goals against Hawthorn in Port A
Victoria Australian rules football team
The Victorian Australian rules football team known as the Big V, is the state representative side of Victoria, Australia, in the sport of Australian rules football. The Big V has a proud history, dominating the first 100 years of intercolonial-interstate football, being the most successful state in State of Origin. After the change to State of Origin rules the results with the other main Australian football states became more even. Victoria has a intense rivalry with South Australia and Western Australia; the Victorian and South Australian rivalry was characterised by the catchcry in South Australia called "Kick a Vic", fans would bring signs of the cry to the games. Some of the games between Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia in the 1980s and 1990s have been regarded as some of the greatest games in the history of Australian football. After State of Origin ended in 1999, Victoria last played in 2008 in the AFL Hall of Fame Tribute Match to celebrate 150 years of the sport; the game was a high scoring game with 39 goals scored, Victoria winning 21.11 to the Dream Team 18.12.
Victorian representative teams have participated in games against other Australian states since the 1870s. These games were played between teams representing the major leagues of each state. For Victoria this meant the Victorian Football League. Between 1977 and 1999 senior state football was played under State of Origin rules; the first intercolonial representative game of football was played between Victoria and South Australia in 1879 with teams made up of Victorian Football Association and South Australia Football Association players. Interstate matches came to be viewed as the highest tier of Australian football, with each state's ultimate goal being that of beating Victoria; the most important of these games were the Australian National Football Carnival games which were played intermittently between 1908 and 1993. Victoria has a dominant record in the carnivals, winning 17 and coming runner-up in another 6. Between 1950 and 1966, these carnivals were contested by separate teams representing the Victorian Football League and the Victorian Football Association.
The final senior level State of Origin game, participated in by AFL, players was played in 1999 with Victoria beating South Australia by 54 points. Since this game, all Victorian representative teams, except the team that participated in the 2008 AFL Hall of Fame Tribute Match, have consisted of a VFL Victorian team and other amateur state teams competing against other state league teams and amateur state teams. There is great pride in wearing the Victorian jumper. Ted Whitten, a former Victorian selector and coach, said that "the players would walk on broken glass to wear the Victorian jumper". Many players have spoken about the honour of playing for Victoria. Matthew Lloyd has said "immense pride - you feel like you walk a bit taller when you pull on the Big V". Paul Roos has stated "there seemed to be an aura about that navy blue jumper with the big white V". Gary Ablett Sr has said "I've always found it a tremendous honour to represent your state, in a State of Origin game." Garry Lyon has stated about playing for Victoria that he "loved it", has been quoted about captaining Victoria saying "it was a great honour".
Tony Lockett is known as a big supporter of Victoria, said after he won the E. J. Whitten Medal that "this will go down as one of the happiest days of my life, I'll treasure it forever". Brent Harvey, Gerald Healy, Greg Williams and Simon Madden are big supporters of Victoria; the Victorian State jumper design is navy blue with a large White "V" on the chest. The Victoria and South Australia rivalry was the strongest in interstate football. Although there is a bitter rivalry on both sides, the make up of the rivalry is different. Victoria being the most successful state in interstate football, meant protecting that reputation was of prominent importance. For South Australia, the rivalry stemmed from dislike, the feeling that Victoria don't give them the credit they derserve. In 1991 John Cahill the coach of South Australia commented on Victoria after they had some injuries saying, "they make excuses and they're quick to rubbish people", he claimed that the Victorians were "loud mouths and dishonest".
Before the game a newspaper in Adelaide had printed a headline "SA will smash these pansies". After Victoria won Ted Whitten a Victorian selector showed the paper to the camera. Garry Lyon has commented on games in South Australia versus Victoria, that fans in Adelaide loved those games, and the fans in attendance were "hostile and maniacal", "by the time the games came around they were whipped into a frenzy". Paul Roos has described the first state game he played in South Australia saying "when walking up the entrance and onto Football Park was an experience in itself. I realised how much hatered existed towards Victorians and their football; the 1989 Victoria versus South Australia game at the MCG, was the highest-attended interstate match, with 91,960 attending and 10,000 people turned away at the gate. After South Australia had won the last three encounters, including the final of the Interstate Carnival the year before, the game had the build up of a grand final, with high anticipation. After the game famous former Victorian player Bob Skilton said "Victoria can be proud it put football in this state back where it belongs".
Neil Kerley has stated. After stating that the interviewer said "you've got premierships as a player and coach", but Kerley followed up with "they were great" but continued to state it was the ultimate achievement. Neil K
David Neitz, nicknamed Neita, is a retired Australian rules footballer. The built centre half back who became a full forward was the longest-serving captain in the history of the Melbourne Football Club and the first Melbourne player to achieve the 300-game milestone, he is considered one of the greatest players to come out of the island state of Tasmania. Neitz was born in Ulverstone, Tasmania, he was groomed as a potential Australian Football League player from the age of 15 and targeted by the recruiters at the Melbourne Football Club, entering the AFL in 1993 as a key position player, he soon became one of Melbourne's best young prospects. In 1994, Neitz was named to his first Victorian State of Origin team, he went one step further in 1995 by making the All-Australian team as well as the Victorian side. After the retirement of Demons great Garry Lyon, Neitz moved to the full-forward position and began his successful run as one of the AFL's elite goal scorers, he has led Melbourne's goalkicking seven times, in 2002 won the prestigious Coleman Medal for leading the league in goals, making him not only the first Melbourne player to do so, but the first Melbourne player to lead the competition's goalkicking since the 40's.
On 8 April 2005, Neitz became the 40th person in VFL/AFL history to kick 500 career goals. Neitz was appointed captain of Melbourne in 2000, on 8 April 2005 he broke the club record for most games captained, he has been an All-Australian in 1995 and 2002, played for Australia in the 1998 International Rules Series and 2002 International Rules Series against Ireland. In 2002, Neitz won his first Melbourne Best and Fairest Award, the Keith'Bluey' Truscott Medal. On 8 April 2005, Neitz played his 250th career AFL game, in 2006 signed a two-year contract extension seeing him through to the end of 2007. Neitz became Melbourne's all-time leading goal-kicker on 19 May 2006, surpassing Norm Smith's previous record of 546 goals. Two weeks he broke Robert Flower's long standing record of 272 games, making him the longest serving Demon in history, he played his 300th AFL game for the Demons in the defeat against Collingwood on 17 August 2007. Individual Keith'Bluey' Truscott Medal: 2002 Coleman Medal: 2002 Melbourne F.
C. Captain: 2000-2008 All-Australian: 1995, 2002 Melbourne F. C. Leading Goalkicker: 1996-1997, 1999, 2002-2004, 2006 Australian Representative Honours in International Rules Football: 1998, 2002 AFL Rising Star Nominee: 1993 Due to a broken disc in the back of his neck, after playing only five games in 2008, he pulled the plug on his AFL career as he announced his immediate retirement on 19 May 2008. In the round nine 2008 match Melbourne vs Hawthorn after the match Neitz was given a standing ovation by the players and the fans, he ended his playing career with several Melbourne records that he'd broken during recent seasons, three in particular: Most games, most goals, longest-serving captain. David Neitz's playing statistics from AFL Tables
Robert Murphy (footballer)
Robert Murphy is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League. Renowned for his silky skills and leadership qualities, Murphy has proven himself a versatile player capable of playing in attack or in defence depending on the situation, he was appointed as the Bulldogs' captain for 2015 following the departure of predecessor Ryan Griffen. Murphy is the youngest child of John and Monica Murphy. Both parents belonged to Catholic orders, John as a priest and Monica as a nun, he has one brother, a sister, Bridget. Murphy was drafted to the Western Bulldogs with pick 13 in the 1999 National Draft. After spending much of the 2000 season developing his slim frame, he made his debut in Round 19 against Carlton at Princes Park, gathering 13 disposals and kicking a goal in a thrilling 3 point victory. In 2001 he was nominated for the AFL Rising Star award in round 16 after playing St Kilda. In 2005, under new coach Rodney Eade, Murphy cemented a place as a small centre half forward.
He kicked 33 goals from this position and his overhead marking and leading ability were invaluable to the team. As part of the leadership group he led his younger team mates by great example across the half forward line. On 26 May 2006 Murphy injured his left knee during a horrible collision in the Bulldogs' 34 point loss to Collingwood; this injury caused him to miss the remainder of the 2006 season, including what would have been his first finals series. After successful reconstruction, he returned to action in the 2007 NAB Cup series in February 2007, he injured his right knee early in the 2008 season, but played on for the remainder of the season, before undergoing surgery to repair a damaged patellar tendon in September 2008. Murphy was back to form resembling his best in 2010, when he posted his second top-five finish in the club best and fairest, he spent more time across half-back, where his disposal and decision-making were up to his usual high standard. In games against Essendon and Fremantle he collected a career-best 28 disposals.
He missed three games mid-year with a knee injury, again aggravated in the preliminary final, requiring post-season surgery. In 2011 he had one of his best seasons, finishing second in the Bulldogs' best and fairest award, earning his first selection in an All-Australian team, being named on a half-back flank. In 2015 He was named captain of the year at the AFLPA awards becoming the fourth player to win the award in his first year as a captain and was named captain of the all Australian team becoming the first player to have collected both honours in the same season. On 10 April 2016, in the final minutes of the Bulldogs three-point loss to Hawthorn, Murphy sustained a knee injury while contesting a mark in the Hawks' forward 50. Scans revealed he had injured his knee and had sustained a season-ending ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. Murphy confirmed that he would play on for the Dogs in the 2017 season, he missed the club's premiership win in October. Easton Wood was named as his replacement as captain.
Robert Murphy played the final game of his career in round 23 where he collected 15 disposals and 1 goal in a 9 point loss to Hawthorn. He is married to wife Justine, has three children – a son and two daughters and Delilah. Murphy features in the media, he writes a weekly column in the sport section of The Age newspaper. An article he wrote about playing against Steve Johnson earned him a commended prize in the 2012 Australian Football Media Association awards, he was a regular panelist on the AFL 360 television talk show on Fox Footy. He is now a frequent guest of the show. In 2018 in collaboration with Fox Footy he released his own short weekly series called'Bob,' where he interviews a number of Australian icons. Robert Murphy's profile on the official website of the Western Bulldogs Robert Murphy's playing statistics from AFL Tables
The Charles Brownlow Trophy, better known as the Brownlow Medal, is awarded to the "best and fairest" player in the Australian Football League during the home-and-away season, as determined by votes cast by the officiating field umpires after each game. It is the most prestigious award for individual players in the AFL, it is widely acknowledged as the highest individual honour in the sport of Australian rules football. The medal was first awarded by the Victorian Football League, it was created and named in honour of Charles Brownlow, a former Geelong Football Club footballer and club secretary, VFL president, who had died in January 1924 after an extended illness. Although the award is spoken of the "best and fairest", the award's specific criterion is "fairest and best", reflecting an emphasis on sportsmanship and fair play, as the 1924 somewhat illuminated citation expressly states: Mr. Edward Greeves Geelong Football ClubTHE CHARLES BROWNLOW TROPHYDear Sir, On behalf of the Victorian Football League, we desire to place on permanent record the appreciation of your excellent play during the Season 1924.
You were selected as the fairest and best player and we have pleasure in presenting the accompanying Gold Medal in recognition of those sterling qualities. Trusting that you will be long spared to interest yourself in the adancement of the Game. We are, yours sincerelyW. Baldwin Spencer, M. E. Green, E. L. Wilson The VFL was the last of the four major mainland leagues to strike an award for league best and fairest: the SANFL's Magarey Medal had been awarded since 1898, while the WAFL's Sandover Medal and the VFA's Woodham Cup had been struck more recently. Over time, all of these awards have migrated towards similar rules regarding eligibility, but for the change of the monogram from VFL to AFL in 1990, the design and size of the medallion itself has remained unchanged from that of 1924. To determine the best player, the three field umpires confer after each home-and-away match and award 3 votes, 2 votes and 1 vote to the players they regard as the best, second best and third best in the match respectively.
On the awards night, the votes from each match are tallied, the player or players with the highest number of votes is awarded the medal. The current voting system has been used for the vast majority of Brownlow Medal counts. There have been different voting systems for short periods in the past: until 1930, only one vote was cast in each game; this was changed to the current 3–2–1 system after the 1930 season saw three players tied on four votes apiece. Since the rules were changed in 1980, if two or more eligible players score the equal highest number of votes, each wins a Brownlow medal. Prior to 1980, if two or more players were tied, a single winner was chosen on a countback: up to 1930, the winner was the player who had played the fewest games. With these considerations, these countbacks failed to separate Des Fothergill and Herbie Matthews, who tied for the medal in 1940; the league decided to keep the original award replica medals to the two winners. In 1989, the eight players who since the inception of the award had tied on votes but lost on a countback were awarded retrospective medals.
The fairest component of the medal is achieved by making ineligible any player, suspended by the AFL Tribunal during the home-and-away season. An ineligible player cannot win the Brownlow Medal, regardless of the number of votes he has received. A player remains eligible for the Brownlow Medal under the following circumstances: if he is suspended during the finals or pre-season; the application of the ineligibility criteria has remained consistent throughout the history of the award, with some subtle changes. For example, from 2005 until 2014, whether or not a player was ineligible was based on the penalty determined by the Tribunal's Match Review Panel before applying adjustments based on a player's good or bad record, or for accepting an early guilty plea or a player's existing good record – meaning that a player could be ineligible based on an infringement, worthy of a one-game suspension, but still avoid suspension by taking an early guilty plea on the charge. Since 2015, the criteria has been based upon whether or not the player is suspended during the season.
Umpires cast their votes for each game independent of eligibility criteria of the players. Prior to 1991, votes could not be awarded to a player in a match in which he was reported, but this rule was eliminated in 1991 so that a player would not be disadvantaged if he would have gained votes in a match in which he was reported but cleared by the tribunal. On three occasions, an ineligible player has tallied the highest number of Brownlow votes: In 1996, Core
Stephen Milne is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League. A small forward, he held the AFL record for the most goals kicked at the Docklands Stadium, he held the record for the most games played by a player drafted via the Rookie Draft, however this was surpassed by the West Coast Eagles' Dean Cox in early 2014. Milne was recruited to the St Kilda Football Club from the Essendon reserves and placed on St Kilda's Rookie List after playing for the Dandenong Stingrays and Noble Park Football Club in the late 1990s. Milne was elevated to St Kilda's primary list from the club's rookie list prior to the start of the 2001 season, he played his first official AFL game in 2001 against Port Adelaide at Football Park in Round 4. He had 17 disposals in a losing side, he was St Kilda's leading goalkicker in 2002, kicking 50 goals from 21 matches in the 2002 AFL Premiership Season. Milne played in St Kilda’s 2004 Wizard Home Loans Cup winning side, the club's second pre-season cup win.
In 2004 Milne and teammate Leigh Montagna were the at the centre of a police investigation of the alleged rape of a woman. No charges were laid. In 2012 the Office of Police Integrity concluded after a lengthy investigation that "the OPI investigators found no evidence to substantiate the allegation that police investigating the rape were subject to improper influence" On 18 June 2013 it was reported that Milne had been charged with four counts of rape over the 2004 incident. In the 2005 season, Milne again kicked more than 50 goals. In the final round of the season, against the Brisbane Lions, he had 15 kicks and kicked a personal best of 11 goals in the Saints' 139 point win, he finished with 61 goals from 24 matches. Milne played in St Kilda’s 2008 NAB Cup winning side, the club's third pre-season cup win, he kicked three of St Kilda' nine goals in the final. In 2008, during a game against Fremantle at Subiaco, he kicked three goals after a head clash, he was driven back from Perth with St Kilda medical staff to avoid the risk of further damage and arrived in Melbourne on the Thursday following the game.
Despite this he was named to play in the game on the following Sunday, Robert Harvey's tribute game against Adelaide. He kicked two goals in a 20 possession game. In the 2008 season, Milne kicked. Milne played in 20 of 22 matches in the 2009 home and away rounds in which St Kilda qualified in first position for the 2009 AFL Finals Series, winning the club’s third minor premiership. St Kilda qualified for the 2009 AFL Grand Final after its preliminary finals wins. Milne played in the grand final. On 9 April 2010, St Kilda played Collingwood in a Round 3 match. During the quarter time break, words were exchanged between Milne and the Collingwood coach, Mick Malthouse, the focus of which in the media was an alleged comment Malthouse made calling Milne a'rapist'. In a statement released by Collingwood, Malthouse apologised for his comments for which he was fined $7500 by the AFL. Milne stated that some comments he made to an opposition coach were inappropriate. Under coach Ross Lyon, he has continued to develop his forward defensive skills and setting up play in addition to his ability to score goals.
Milne kicked his 400th career goal on 4 June 2010, in Round 11 against Richmond, scoring five goals for the game. Mine played his 200th game the following week on 13 June 2010, in Round 12 against Fremantle, scoring four goals for the game, he received three Goal Of The Year nominations in 2010 in Rounds 5, 11 and 12. St Kilda qualified for the 2010 AFL finals series in third position and won through to the 2010 Grand Final after wins over Geelong in the qualifying finals and Western Bulldogs in the preliminary finals. Milne played in the 2010 AFL Grand Final in which he kicked two of St Kilda 10 goals for the game against Collingwood, which ended in a draw, 10. 8. to 9. 14.. Milne faced ongoing scrutiny after he failed to reach for the ball in the final two minutes, which bounced through for a behind to tie the game, he was St Kilda's leading goalkicker in 2010 with 55 goals for the season prior to the 2010 AFL Grand Final Replay. In St Kilda's Round 21 home game against the Magpies, Milne became the first player in the history of the league to kick 300 goals at Docklands Stadium.
He overtook the previous record of 299 set by former Essendon player Matthew Lloyd. Milne kicked the record-breaking goal in the final quarter, he is fifth on St Kilda's list of leading goal kickers in the club's history. Milne was selected in the 2011 All-Australian team in the forward-pocket; this was the first time in his career. Milne kicked his 500th career goal against the Melbourne Demons in Round 5, becoming the 50th player to kick 500 goals in the history of the VFL/AFL. Milne played his 250th AFL game against Essendon in Round 15, kicking five goals in the Saints' 71-point victory. During the 2012 season, his career achievements began to gain widespread recognition. Milne is only the 5th non key position forward to kick more than 500 goals in the history of AFL/VFL football, he is the only player shorter than 180 cm to kick more than 500 goals since Kevin Bartlett in the 1980s. He was described during 2012 as one of the best small forwards to play AFL football. Milne finished the 2012 season with 56 goal