St Kilda Saints
JON PIERIK A former external lawyer for the AFL Players Association says a decision for Stephen Milne to take leave of absence makes ''commercial and common sense''.
JAKE NIALL St Kilda had discussed the possibility of Stephen Milne playing on in 2014 with both the player and his management prior to him being charged with rape.
CAROLINE WILSON The decision to withdraw Stephen Milne's right to play football has driven a wedge between St Kilda, its senior players and the AFL Players Association, but the fact remains it was the right thing to do.
Caroline Wilson and Stathi Paxinos 4:10pm Stephen Milne wants to play but St Kilda has decided to pull him out of the game against Melbourne for welfare reasons, after the 33-year-old was charged with four counts of rape.
GREG BAUM It should have gone straight. If it had, it would have led to honour and glory and an inviolable place in St Kilda legend and the history of the game. But it didn't. And in a crude way, it summed up Stephen Milne.
EMMA QUAYLE St Kilda forward Stephen Milne is hoping to play against Melbourne on Saturday, despite being charged with rape, although it is believed the AFL will have some say in the eventual decision.
DAN OAKES Six years after he was first accused of rape, St Kilda's Stephen Milne must have thought the matter had been dealt with and that he could move on with his life.
CAROLINE WILSON Stephen Milne charged with four counts of rape dating back to an incident involving a 19-year-old girl in 2004.
PETER HANLON Scott Watters praised his players' effort, admitted defeat in a game St Kilda had led for all but a few minutes was hard to swallow.
GREG BAUM If St Kilda is rebuilding, this might be remembered as the first peg in the ground, once it soothes away the hurt. For West Coast, it was so nearly the moment the last peg tethering its 2013 season hopes was uprooted.
EMMA QUAYLE A setback at home has added strength to the fibre of a Saints rookie.
GREG BAUM At 18, Nick Riewoldt was the shining light in a struggling St Kilda team. At 30, he still is.
Collingwood will regain star forward Travis Cloke for Monday's Queen's Birthday clash with Melbourne, but has dropped Andrew Krakouer.
St Kilda midfielder David Armitage has described Sunday night's horror start against North Melbourne as the worst quarter of football he's been involved in.
MICHAEL GLEESON Brent Harvey celebrates his 350th game with a four-goal haul in North Melbourne's 68-point win over St Kilda.
MATT MURNANE Win helps Kangaroos ease some of the pain of diabolical loss to Adelaide.
Sam Lienert North Melbourne star says team better off having to rebound from narrow defeats.
After getting their own taste of a tight defeat, St Kilda will be out to heap more misery on North Melburne when they meet at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
EMMA QUAYLE Saint set to play his 200th game, against North Melbourne, on Sunday.
MATT MURNANE St Kilda veteran pleads with league to stamp out all forms of crowd abuse.
ROHAN CONNOLLY This was a win in which the Dogs just kept coming, again and again.
CHLOE SALTAU Bulldogs ruckman Will Minson believes win over St Kilda will provide self-belief.
Nicky Winmar's defiance 20 years ago remains a potent act for St Kilda coach Scott Watters that goes far beyond the indigenous community.
MICHAEL GLEESON Western Bulldogs veteran Daniel Cross dropped as club responds to sobering loss to Gold Coast.
Ashley Porter, Adelaide St Kilda was a champion six nights earlier but this time looked a chump.
Ashley Porter, Adelaide St Kilda is heading for its worst season since finishing 15th in 2002.
MICHAEL GLEESON St Kilda coach Scott Watters says reward for persisting and winning will be significant.
St Kilda coach Scott Watters says young midfielder Jack Steven's match-winning performance against Carlton signals he's stepping up from B-grade status.
JESSE HOGAN An adverse medical report from St Kilda on youngster Nathan Wright’s jaw after a bump from Betts on Monday night triggered a base suspension of five matches for rough conduct.