Melbourne Demons

Jumping the net at the end of the match

Cherished moments: Linda Pearce interviewing Roger Federer.

After close to 50 tennis grand slams and a handful of Davis Cup deciders, a dozen AFL grand finals, Olympic and Commonwealth Games both home and away, Boxing Day cricket and a score of world championships, including various one-goal netball thrillers, this, for me, is the finish line.

Demons keep Pedersen as Gawn returns, Watts out injured

Max Gawn will be a welcome in for Melbourne who have played with make-shift ruckmen in recent rounds.

Melbourne will make room for Cam Pedersen despite the return of first-choice ruckman Max Gawn to face West Coast in Perth on Saturday, but Jack Watts will have to wait to play his 150th game after the tall forward limped from training with an injured hamstring.

Goodwin gets Oscar the slouch back going

Back on song: Oscar McDonald (left), celebrates with his teammates.

Dropping marks and turning the ball over, Oscar McDonald's football world was caving in. He'd already been dropped once in 2017 after a dirty day against Geelong in round three, and another spell in the VFL wouldn't have come a surprise following shockers against North Melbourne and Gold Coast in the matches immediately before Melbourne's mid-season bye.

Dees tell Bugg to keep things 'in check'

Tomas Bugg of Melbourne, who trash-talked Western Bulldog Jason Johannisen before Sunday's match, has been told to be ...

Melbourne co-captain Jack Viney says the Demons' leadership will urge Tom Bugg to keep his social media escapades "in check" after Bugg's Instagram post about Western Bulldog Jason Johannisen became a talking point.

Dees' Instagram taunt raises Bulldogs' ire

Tomas Bugg of the Demons marks infront of Matthew Scharenberg of the Magpies during the round 12 AFL match between the ...

Western Bulldogs players tried to rough up Melbourne stopper Tomas Bugg after the Demons posted an inflammatory post on Instagram ahead of Sunday's match at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Collingwood's latest celebrity pal: WWE star John Cena

John Cena (top) wrestles Triple H at Wrestlemania 22.

Rob Lowe, Mr Bean (aka Rowan Atkinson), The Rock (aka Dwayne Johnson), the Dalai Lama and Usain Bolt all have something in common - they've been guests of the Collingwood Football Club (or at least photographed with the Magpies' famous black and white stripes).

Bulldog Liberatore out of exile

Back in town: Tom Liberatore.

Tom Liberatore is out of exile, with the tough Western Bulldogs midfielder one of five inclusions for his club's crucial clash with Melbourne on Sunday at Etihad Stadium.

Demons set to target Johannisen

Jason Johannisen was targeted before the opening bounce against the Swans.

Melbourne will look to the blueprint adopted by Sydney in a bid to physically unsettle dasher Jason Johannisen when they face the Western Bulldogs on Sunday.

Watts puts 'full stop' on Queen's Birthday infamy

Jack Watts has turned his career around after being one of the AFL's biggest whipping boys.

Melbourne co-captain Nathan Jones "loved" seeing former whipping boy Jack Watts come full circle in such emphatic fashion on Monday and finally put to bed those unwanted memories of his Queen's Birthday debut in 2009.