Sautner climbs mountain again

By Travis Parnaby

Nursing his injured hand in a protective sleeve, Sandringham's Nicholas Sautner was made to earn his record eighth 'Frosty' Miller Medal.

Sautner slammed through 74 goals in season 2008 and overcame a broken hand, suspension in the final round and an almighty chase from Werribee captain James Podsiadly to claim the title.

“I broke a hand so I missed a couple of games, I had a work commitment, then being a very dubious decision at the tribunal," Sautner told the J.J. Liston Trophy count, recalling his eventful 2008 campaign.

Compere Peter Donegan then reminded the Sandringham superstar that tribunal members were in attendance.

“I’m happy to discuss it further," Sautner replied.

Sautner said he was unaware of Podsiadly's proximity to his lead, as he had a work commitment at the Telstra Dome.