St Kilda Saints

St Kilda veteran Sean Dempster says Saints will shape top-eight

Sean Dempster

Ronny Lerner 5:26 PM   St Kilda veteran Sean Dempster has vowed that his team will not allow any of their remaining five opponents in the home-and-away season an easy ride into the top eight.

Wasteful Saints go down to Port

Jake Neade celebrates a goal with Matthew Lobbe.

Ashley Porter   Alan Richardson should have waited until Monday before signing his well-deserved new contract to coach St Kilda after losing to Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.

Murdoch, the chilled out Cat

Jordan Murdoch isn't one for long sleeves.

Peter Hanlon   How brothers from a cray-fishing town are making their way in the AFL.

Schneider yet to decide on future

Adam Schneider may seek to go in 2016.

Daniel Cherny   While decisions over the futures of senior players at Geelong and North Melbourne have hogged the headlines, St Kilda may also be facing a difficult call.

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Riewoldt to miss, Armitage in doubt for Saints

Nick Riewoldt has been hampered by recent calf issues.

Daniel Cherny   Nick Riewoldt will miss St Kilda's clash with Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Sunday while midfield star David Armitage is in some doubt for the game after missing training on Thursday.

American rookie re-signs with St Kilda

Jason Holmes has re-signed with the Saints.

Ronny Lerner   St Kilda's American rookie Jason Holmes has signed a new one-year contract that will keep him at Seaford until the end of next season at least.

Saints clash key to Port AFL aspirations

Not talking about finals: Matthew Broadbent of the Power.

Port Adelaide's flickering AFL finals hopes hinge on Sunday's home match against St Kilda, defender Matthew Broadbent says.

Saints too hungry for sloppy Demons

The Saints sing the song.

Michael Gleeson   It was not pretty, but it was the cleaner side that won when the Saints downed Melbourne by 37 points in the cold and wet at the MCG.

Saints have improved on last year - Richardson

David Armitage of the Saints tackles Dom Tyson of the Demons.

Michael Gleeson   St Kilda had now "probably" surpassed internal pre-season expectations after their comprehensive defeat of Melbourne, coach Alan Richardson said after the Saints solid win over Melbourne in the wet at the MCG.

Melbourne better placed for future title run than St Kilda

Jake Niall

Jake Niall   Whatever happens at the MCG late Sunday afternoon, the Demons hold a small, yet clear lead over the Saints in terms of developing a team that could eventually ascend to heaven on the G in late September.

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End of an era for footy at the Junction Oval

Fred Fanning,

Rohan Connolly   It's been more than 30 years since league football was last played at the Junction Oval. But the game itself has maintained a presence at the ground and in the hearts of many football fans.

A leader steps off Ladder, football's little-known triumph

Essendon footballer Mark Bolton.

Peter Hanlon   The former Bomber who has led football's part in tackling youth homelessness.

Saints lock in Richardson until 2018

Saints coach Alan Richardson.

Daniel Cherny   Alan Richardson has signed a deal which is set to make him just the fifth man to coach St Kilda in 100 games.

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Riewoldt a "real chance" to face Demons

St Kilda footballer Maverick Weller.

Ronny Lerner   St Kilda midfielder Maverick Weller insists captain Nick Riewoldt is a "real chance to play" against Melbourne this week despite battling through Sunday's game against Richmond with a calf injury.

Tigers hold out the Saints tough fightback

Midfield engine: Brett Deledio of the Tigers.

Michael Gleeson   St Kilda kicked four goals in three quarters, then six in 19 minutes. They lost but were not defeated. Richmond kicked 13 goals in three quarters but none in the last. They won but felt relief in victory.

Goddard not fussed by 'BJ's cousin' tag

Essendon v St Kilda

Daniel Cherny   Hugh Goddard says he doesn't care how long it takes until people stop prefacing his name with the words: "Brendon's cousin."

Saints confident Nick Riewoldt will face Tigers

Nick Riewoldt has encouraged fans to wear his late sister Maddie's favourite colour, purple, on Sunday.

Jon Pierik   St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt trained lightly on Saturday, with the Saints expecting him to have overcome a calf strain in time for Sunday's clash against Richmond where his sister will be honoured.

Hardwick hopes Saints star plays Maddie's Match

Saints captain Nick Riewoldt and teammates after Sunday's loss.

Ronny Lerner   It is not often you hear an AFL coach say he hopes his next opponent's best player is fit for the weekend. But that is what Richmond boss Damien Hardwick wants heading into the meeting with St Kilda on Sunday.

No alternative therapy for Riewoldt's calf

Nick Riewoldt has encouraged fans to wear his late sister Maddie's favourite colour, purple, on Sunday.

St Kilda could leave it until the last possible moment before deciding whether skipper Nick Riewoldt has recovered well enough from a calf injury to play in Sunday's AFL match against Richmond - a match that will honour his late sister.

Riewoldt still a chance for Maddie's Match

Nick and Jack Riewoldt.

Ronny Lerner   St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt remains a chance of playing in "Maddie's Match" on Sunday after scans revealed on Tuesday that his calf injury was not a significant one.