Melbourne Demons

West Coast fly as Melbourne slip in Darwin heat

1:17 AM   West Coast firmed their place in the AFL's top four on Saturday with a convincing 54-point win over Melbourne in Darwin.

Roos wants more from Demons after bye

Asking for more: Demons head coach Paul Roos.

Melbourne's season fell of a cliff after their bye last year and coach Paul Roos has challenged his players to make sure this campaign doesn't suffer a similar fate.

Former Demon knocks himself out trying to take one more screamer

Russell Robertson flies high

Matt Murnane   The combination of a high ball to the goal square, a sitting duck defender ready to be used as a step ladder and Russell Robertson's knack for taking a screamer was nearly always a recipe for something spectacular during his playing career with Melbourne.

Watts 'calm and relaxed' since dropping himself

Jack Watts.

Daniel Cherny   Five weeks after choosing to be dropped in order to find form and relieve pressure, Jack Watts is entering games in a "calm and relaxed" state of mind.

Demons gatecrash Enright's party

Max Gawn of the Demons handballs as he is tackled by Cameron Guthrie of the Cats at Simonds Stadium on Sunday.

Peter Hanlon   Melbourne's first win in Geelong since 2005 shocks the Cats.

Gawn stands tall as numbers fall his way

Max Gawn competes for the ball against Jake Kolodjashnij and Mark Blicavs of the Cats.

Peter Hanlon   Demons ruckman feels his luck changing after career-best performance.

My best win at Melbourne: Roos

Winning feeling: Demon Bernie Vince leaves nobody in doubt as to how he feels after the win.

Daniel Cherny   Mebourne coach Paul Roos lauded his Demons after what he believed what was the best win of his time of the club.

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Live: Cats v Demons

Corey Enright.

Daniel Cherny   Follow our live coverage as Geelong host the Dees at Simonds Stadium in Corey Enright's 300th game.

Roos out of form and running out of time

Paul Roos must get his side to move the ball quicker and far more efficiently into the forward line.

Matthew Lloyd   Paul Roos has had a horror fortnight as coach of the Melbourne Football Club.

Hogan hamstrung for Geelong clash

Jesse Hogan

Andrew Stafford   Melbourne have suffered a severe blow ahead of their match against Geelong at Simonds stadium, with emerging star forward Jesse Hogan withdrawn from the team after complaining of hamstring tightness.

Melbourne are improving despite losses, says Roos

Demons coach Paul Roos.

Andrew Stafford   How Melbourne will combat the influence of Geelong's versatile Mark Blicavs looms as a key point of interest in clash.

Schooling full-backs and men

St Patrick's College MCC Shield Premiership team 2005 with Nathan Brown (far right).

Peter Hanlon   A Ballarat college taps into the key attributes of playing key defence.

Cats lose Stanley, Kelly to injury

Rhys Stanley

Ronny Lerner   Geelong's push towards a finals berth has received a setback with key players Rhys Stanley and James Kelly potentially set to spend extended periods on the sidelines due to injury.

Have Dees improved? Roos ponders bigger picture

'Why isn't the message getting across?'

Matt Murnane   Whether Melbourne has improved or stagnated this season is a question that has even coach Paul Roos scratching his head about, although he is adamant that the club is on the right path to success.

Recovery Session: Anatomy of blame

Luke Dunstan of the Saints consoles Jimmy Toumpas of the Demons after the Saints pulled off a last-minute win.

Michael Gleeson   The game was won by one side, lost by another. Someone must be to blame. For every heroic Jack Steven act there had to be a villainous counterpoint.

Live: Saints v Demons

Jack Watts had 27 possessions against St KIlda and looked comfortable and confident.

Daniel Cherny   Live coverage from Etihad Stadium as the two sides look for their fourth win of the year.

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Richardson says Saints earned help from 'footy gods'

The Saints celebrate after they defeated the Demons.

Daniel Cherny   St Kilda coach Alan Richardson thanked the "footy gods" for ensuring the Saints got what they deserved in Sunday's chaotic final minute at Etihad Stadium.

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Last-minute goal sees Saints pip Demons

Nick Riewoldt of the Saints shows his joy after his team narrowly defeated Melbourne on Sunday.

Matt Murnane   Leigh Montagna kicked a goal with 19 seconds left to propel St Kilda to a stunning two-point win over Melbourne at Etihad Stadium.

Dees fans can't stand Docklands: Holland

Ben Holland battles Tom Williams during Melbourne's last win at Docklands in 2007.

Daniel Cherny   There are just 3.8km between the MCG and Etihad Stadium, but for Melbourne fans it may as well be 3.8 light years.

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Liam Jurrah on the prowl with the Kilcunda Bass Panthers

Liam Jurrah and Ozzie Wonaeamirri line up for Kilcunda Bass.

Martin Flanagan   It was Indigenous Round and Liam Jurrah and Ozzie Wonaeamirri turned out for the Kilcunda Bass Panthers.