Was it a slight on West Coast or a compliment to St Kilda that many came to Etihad Stadium on Saturday thinking it very possible the Saints would expose the Eagles as being, not yet anyway, as good as their second-placing on the ladder might suggest?
A late hit from West Coast Eagle Elliot Yeo on St Kilda's Jimmy Webster could to lead to a suspension.
Jack Steven runs like a duck, loves to surf, says he aims to dive out of packs, and together with David Armitage, has at least statistically risen to the top of the AFL's pool of midfielders.
West Coast coach Adam Simpson insists the lightning-quick deck at Etihad Stadium will hold no fears for his players in Saturday's clash with St Kilda.
A change of heart from the AFL has allowed St Kilda to avoid demoting emerging youngster Jack Sinclair back to the rookie list.
Patrick Dangerfield and Rory Sloane remain two of the biggest names off contract this season, but there is growing speculation at least one will remain with the Adelaide Crows.
Drawing on his own experiences, former Brisbane Lions champion Jonathan Brown has advised St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt to consider his future in the game following his latest head clash.
St Kilda's Nick Riewoldt has been cleared of serious damage but will remain in hospital for observation after a sickening collision with Adelaide's Brodie Smith.
Coaches earn their pay as the Crows beat the Saints at Adelaide Oval.
The Opposition Analyst
How St Kilda turned seemingly certain defeat into a glorious victory, and what the Bulldogs might have done to stop them.
The Richardsons agree. Nick Riewoldt is an excellent forward, but he might be better off not playing there. Well, not always.
Nick Riewoldt sees his side going forward in leaps and bounds after comeback win over Western Bulldogs.
Daniel Cherny and Rohan Connolly
St Kilda veteran Leigh Montagna wouldn't rush to label it one of the best wins he's played in, but says he feels like a "proud papa" after the young Saints charged from 55points down to beat the Western Bulldogs by nine points.
St Kilda have halted the Western Bulldogs' resurgence with a stunning second-half fight back to seal a thrilling seven-point win.
Desperately unlucky Western Bulldogs midfielder Clay Smith looks set for another lengthy spell on the sidelines, after seemingly re-injuring his twice-reconstructed right knee.
Alan Richardson didn’t see it coming, but he was very happy to take it.
The paths of St Kilda and the Western Bulldogs cross on Saturday when they clash at Etihad Stadium. But their stories seem to have run parallel for some time now, and may again sooner than some think.
Dustin Fletcher is about to become the second 40-year-old to play AFL/VFL football, but he'll never top the story of Vic Cumberland.
St Kilda stars Nick Riewoldt and Leigh Montagna will return to football this weekend, to take on an in-form Western Bulldogs on Saturday.