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Saints keep finals hopes alive on horror night for Dogs

Saints' Tim Membrey marks the ball.

Brent Harvey's record-breaking 427th AFL game could play a crucial role in shaping the composition of the top eight after St Kilda upset the Western Bulldogs on a heartbreaking Saturday night for the losers at Etihad Stadium.

Saints not worried about finals

Saint Tom Hickey is having a "ripper of a year".

St Kilda will spend the last six weeks of the season striving for further improvement and not worry too much about trying to sneak into this year's finals series.

Live: Saints v Demons

Jack Viney spoils a Nick Riewoldt mark in the first quarter.

Join us for live coverage of Sunday footy action, with Carlton hosting the Eagles and the Saints and the Dees clash at Etihad Stadium.

Six pointers: Your guide to round 17

Andrew Mackie is feted after his 200th game in 2014.

This week: Milestones for Scott Thompson and Andrew Mackie, Tom Boyd is back, Saints aiming to extend huge streak and Kangas out to arrest form slump

Steven an AA team chance: Ross

Jacked: Jack Steven is enjoying another stellar year.

Having lifted St Kilda over the line on Sunday, Jack Steven is moving into All-Australian calculations, says fellow Saints midfielder Seb Ross.

Saints coach flags captaincy change for Riewoldt

New role: Is the time right for St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt to hand over the captaincy?

St Kilda coach Alan Richardson has hinted that Nick Riewoldt is likely to relinquish the Saints' captaincy next year despite being in striking distance of Stephen Kernahan's VFL/AFL record for most games as a club skipper.

McCartin to miss at least a week

Paddy McCartin: Test will determine his short-term future.

St Kilda forward Paddy McCartin will miss this week's clash against Essendon because of concussion, with tests to determine whether he will play again this year.