Melbourne coach Paul Roos said his team took a step backwards at the MCG on Sunday due to a lack of depth, poor execution under pressure and, at times, selfishness.
Methodical Dockers maintain perfect season, taking apart Melbourne to record their fifth straight win.
Melbourne host the undefeated Dockers to kick off Sunday footy for round five.
He may be the most maligned player in Melbourne's history, but Demons legend Garry Lyon says Jack Watts still has plenty of time to change the public's perception of him.
In a momentous sporting first, the Seven Network will broadcast one of the two AFL-sanctioned female curtain-raisers this season, between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs
Melbourne's Bernie Vince isn't short of motivation when it comes to this Sunday's clash with Fremantle.
Melbourne coach Paul Roos is hoping the stirring win over Richmond has given the Demons confidence ahead of a tough month of AFL action.
When Jesse Hogan's highly exciting fourth game of AFL football was discussed late last Friday night, one word was used a lot.
If the main course is anything like the appetiser young Melbourne forward Jesse Hogan delivered at the MCG on Friday night, Demons fans could be in for a lot of fun over the next decade.
Aaron Vandenberg is a large, strong Melbourne midfielder. He has played four games now, but before Friday night you probably had not heard of him. After the way he played against Richmond two things come to mind.
Frustrated Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has put his players on notice after the Tigers' 32-point loss to Melbourne at the MCG on Friday night, describing the performance as "insipid" and questioning their toughness.
This was a win for Melbourne that will be deemed an upset, but shouldn't be. This was a loss for Richmond that feels in hindsight painfully predictable.
Does this game represent a danger match for Richmond? It's Melbourne's first Friday night game in .... well, a long time.
We all, at some point, get scared on a footy field. Bracing for a collision, flinching or momentarily taking your eyes off the ball, doesn't mean you lack guts.
If enough people want it, Richmond could get a regular fixture with Melbourne on the eve of Anzac Day.
After coming to the brink of his career ending in 2003, Neville Jetta has transformed himself, in the game and away from it.
Richmond and Melbourne would love to see Frank "Checker" Hughes permanently acknowledged by their Anzac Day eve meeting becoming an annual tribute.
There are some good judges who believe this year's Rising Star Award is Isaac Heeney's already.
Paul Roos has damned the sub rule as the worst ever introduced in football and urged the AFL to immediately scrap it and allow teams to play with four on the interchange bench.