Jimmy Webster heads into Saturday's game against Port Adelaide with a unique distinction separating him from the rest of his teammates: he's the only player in the line-up to have come up against the Power (in St Kilda colours) at Marvel Stadium.

The wiry half-back was just eight games into his senior career when the Saints and Power last met at Marvel Stadium in Round 17, 2013.

Saturday's upcoming match will break an eight-year drought between the two sides at the Docklands, with seven of the subsequent eight matches played at Adelaide Oval. The remaining encounter was held at Jiangwan Stadium, China in 2019. 

The Saints and Power were scheduled to square off at Marvel Stadium last year when COVID-19 forced the AFL to cancel its overseas fixture, but that game ended up being played at Adelaide Oval once the pandemic hit Australia's shores and upended the competition.

The Saints went on to roll the flag fancies by 29 points later that year, marking its second ever win at the venue in the space of just five days.

The match in 2013 saw the Saints come up agonisingly short of a miraculous 41-point turnaround, with Leigh Montagna (35 disposals, three Brownlow votes), Nick Dal Santo (33 disposals, 10 clearances), Jack Steven (25 disposals, three goals) and David Armitage (20 disposals, one Brownlow vote) almost powering their side to victory.

Webster had 12 disposals and three marks that afternoon and was only ahead of Josh Saunders (six games), Tom Lee (five) and debutant Tom Curren in terms of seniority.

Several players on St Kilda's current playing list have done battle with Port Adelaide at Marvel Stadium while at previous clubs, among them Paddy Ryder (six games, three wins), Jake Carlisle (four games, four wins), Bradley HillMason WoodJames Frawley and Shaun McKernan (all one game, all losses).

Four Port Adelaide players in this week's squad took part in the 2013 match at Marvel Stadium: Travis Boak, Hamish Hartlett, Ollie Wines and now captain Tom Jonas.