St Kilda Saints

Riewoldt retirement calls 'over the top'

Daniel Cherny 8:23 PM   St Kilda coach Alan Richardson believes that calls last week for Nick Riewoldt to retire were "a bit over the top."

Eagles down noble Saints

St Kilda's Sean Dempster marks in front of West Coast's Josh Kennedy

Matt Murnane 7:22 PM   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?

Eagle Yeo in trouble after Webster hit

Jimmy Webster leaves the ground with a bloodied nose.

Daniel Cherny 6:29 PM   A late hit from West Coast Eagle Elliot Yeo on St Kilda's Jimmy Webster could to lead to a suspension.

Saint Steven running on top of the water

In a good place: St Kilda midfielder Jack Steven leads the AFL in kicks.

Daniel Cherny   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.

Slick Eagles ready for quick Etihad deck

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 30:  Eagles coach Adam Simpson looks  ahead during the round two AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the West Coast Eagles at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 30, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images) squiz

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.

AFL backflip allows Saint to stay

Jack Sinclair

Daniel Cherny   A change of heart from the AFL has allowed St Kilda to avoid demoting emerging youngster Jack Sinclair back to the rookie list.

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Dangerfield 'confident' Sloane will remain a Crow

Rory Sloane does not qualify for free agency this season.

Jon Pierik   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.

Brown to Riewoldt: consider your future in the game

Nick Riewoldt is attended to by staff after he was injured during the game against the Adelaide Crows on Saturday.

Matt Murnane   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.

Riewoldt taken to hospital after sickening head clash

Medical staff attend to Nick Riewoldt and Brodie Smith.

Ashley Porter   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.

Injuries, errors abound as Crows beat Saints

Eddie Betts and Taylor Walker celebrate a goal.

Ashley Porter   Coaches earn their pay as the Crows beat the Saints at Adelaide Oval.

How the swarm was swamped by a Saints surge

Structurally, St Kilda had Nick Riewoldt at centre half-forward and Jack Newnes on the wing both pushing into the defensive 50.

The Opposition Analyst   How St Kilda turned seemingly certain defeat into a glorious victory, and what the Bulldogs might have done to stop them.

Richo agrees with Richo on Nick

Nick Riewoldt says his side's resolve and persistence in the comeback should help them in future matches.

Michael Gleeson   The Richardsons agree. Nick Riewoldt is an excellent forward, but he might be better off not playing there. Well, not always.

Riewoldt says spirit of comeback win will stay

Nick Riewoldt says his side's resolve and persistence in the comeback should help them in future matches.

Roy Ward   Nick Riewoldt sees his side going forward in leaps and bounds after comeback win over Western Bulldogs.

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Montagna feels like a 'proud dad' after win

Leigh Montagna of the Saints handballs during the game.

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.

Saints' comeback simply stunning

Key player: Jack Billings celebrates after scoring a goal.

Rohan Connolly   ​St Kilda have halted the Western Bulldogs' resurgence with a stunning second-half fight back to seal a thrilling seven-point win.

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Smith suffers another knee injury

Clay Smith of the Bulldogs

Daniel Cherny   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.

Richardson didn't see record comeback coming

The Saints celebrate after they defeated the Bulldogs.

Daniel Cherny   Alan Richardson didn’t see it coming, but he was very happy to take it.

St Kilda spurred by Bulldogs' renewed bark

Jack Newnes of the Saints.

Rohan Connolly   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.

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Cumby, the footballer who proved there's life after 40

Vic Cumberland

Peter Hanlon   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 return for Western Bulldogs clash

Nick Riewoldt

Larissa Nicholson   St Kilda stars Nick Riewoldt and Leigh Montagna will return to football this weekend, to take on an in-form Western Bulldogs on Saturday.