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AFL has done appalling job on gambling, says Butterss

Former St Kilda president Rod Butterss.

Former St Kilda president and recovering addict Rod Butterss has accused the AFL of "lazy leadership", pointing to the game's $10 million-a-year deal with CrownBet and its refusal to take a strong stand on gambling advertising leading into and during match broadcasts.

St Kilda re-sign young gun Billings

Jack Billings has re-signed with the Saints.

Star midfielder Jack Billings believes St Kilda have the talent to take the next step to being a title force after inking a new two-year deal with the club.

Will Alex Rance be Richmond's weak link in September?

Alex Rance of the Tigers (left) and Harry Taylor.

Damien Hardwick has been praised this season for the changes he has made personally and overseen in the Tigers' football department. From almost being out the door this time last year, Hardwick has emerged as one of the more astute minds of the competition, having embraced, among other things, the need for quicker ball movement and pressure intensity inside 50.

Dees close on finals despite 'ruthless competition'

Keep it simple: Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin is sticking to basics after an unpredictable season 2017.

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin still won't dare look ahead to September despite the Demons closing in on their first finals berth in 11 years, having all but ended St Kilda's 2017 hopes in the process on Sunday.

AFL Live Scores: Demons vs Saints

Jack Viney and his Melbourne Demons need to win to keep their finals hopes alive, as do their opponents, St Kilda.

It's one of the biggest games of the season, the Demons vs the Saints at the MCG. The winner is still in the hunt for finals but the loser's hopes of a top eight finish will be all but over.

Demons withstand scare to all but eliminate Saints

James Harmes was a standout for Melbourne.

There was a worrying collision of heads at the MCG on Sunday afternoon, but the Demons landed the real knockout blow, their victory over St Kilda all but snuffing out the Saints' hopes of a fairytale ending for veterans Nick Riewoldt and Leigh Montagna.

Steele's Shuey shutdown crucial in Saints win

Jack Steele went head-to-head with Luke Shuey and beat him comprehensively.

Not only did St Kilda’s Jack Steele play the best statistical game of his career on Sunday - gathering 26 disposals, 10 clearances and 11 tackles - he simultaneously kept West Coast’s Luke Shuey to his lowest disposal count since 2015.

Saints haven't ruled out playing finals yet

The Saints were stung by their last-minute capitulation against Port Adelaide but still have the top eight in their sights..

The looming retirement of club great Nick Riewoldt will give St Kilda extra motivation to make their first their finals appearance since 2011, according to skipper Jarryn Geary.