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1904

Coach: n/a
Captain: Bill McClelland
Finishing Position: 6th
Best and Fairest: n/a
Leading Goalkicker: Vin Coutie (39)
Best First Year Player: n/a

Matches Ladder Playing List

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Despite a disappointing 1903 campaign, Melbourne managed to do better than most other league clubs at keeping their side together going into 1904 and were rewarded with improved performances. The season began slowly, but four and three game winning streaks accounted for seven of their eight victories for the year.

In Round 4 Melbourne played their first ever interstate VFL premiership match, beating Essendon at the SCG. The image above is of the team from that day.

Captain Bill McClelland retired at the end of the season.

It was the first year that boundary umpires were permanently introduced to the competition. In order to stop players from standing out one season to change clubs the league amended the permit regulations so that players were only free to move after three years out of the game.

On Saturday 30 April, a match was played between 'new players' and 'old players'. The old players won 61-43.

Practice Matches

OppositionResult
Richmond ?
Leopold ?
West Melbourne WIN

Premiership Season

RoundOppositionResult
1 St. KildaLOSS
2 CollingwoodLOSS
3 FitzroyLOSS
4 EssendonWIN
5 South MelbourneLOSS
6 CarltonWIN
7 GeelongWIN
8 St. KildaWIN
9 CollingwoodWIN
10 FitzroyLOSS
11 EssendonLOSS
12 South MelbourneLOSS
13 CarltonLOSS
14 GeelongWIN
15 St. KildaWIN
16 CarltonWIN
17 CollingwoodLOSS

Ladder

WDL%P
Fitzroy1205128.248
Carlton1016105.542
Collingwood1007117.040
Essendon1007113.140
South Melbourne1007108.540
Melbourne809112.732
Geelong411277.218
St. Kilda301462.112

Exhibition Match

OppositionResult
Northern District League WIN

Playing List

NameGamesGoals
Roy Adam 113
Lindsay Anderson 41
Syd Anderson 81
Billy Bremner 71
Jim Conquest 178
Vin Coutie 1639
Horrie Drane 147
Jack Gardiner 1524
Mark Gardner 81
Harry Henderson 130
Maurie Herring 40
Henri Jeanneret 40
Frank Langley 1712
Ted Leach 146
Bill McClelland 150
Paddy Mills 92
George Moodie 173
Bernie Nolan 71
Harry Parkin 130
Joe Pearce 110
Hugh Purse 77
Jack Purse 150
Lionel Smale 20
Arthur Sowden 152
Jack Strong 177
Ernie Tout 20
Ernie Vollugi 40
Ted Wade 10
Tom Watson 10
Alec Woods 10
Charlie Young 173


Awards
Most Consistent - Charlie Young

Notes
Team above
Back Row: Ted Leach, Horrie Drane, Jack Strong, George Moodie, Amos Norcott, Ernie Tout, Ernie Vollugi, Syd Dalrymple, Billy Bremner
Middle Row: Paddy Mills, Jack Gardiner, Syd Anderson, Frank Langley, Bill McClelland, Harry Parkin, Joe Pearce, Charlie Young
Front Row: Vin Coutie, Jim Conquest, Arthur Sowden, Henri Jeanneret

An end of season match may have been played in Warrnambool

Media
Herald - 30/04/1904
The Australasian - 07/05/1904

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