Coach: Alex Hall
Captain: Vin Coutie
Finishing Position: 7th
Best and Fairest: n/a
Leading Goalkicker: Jack Leith (21)
Best First Year Player: n/a

Matches Ladder Playing list

After only winning one game in their worst season yet, the MCC continued to grapple with the idea of paying players under the table like the rest of the competition. Only two of their players took any payment, including expenses, but they still attracted 84 players to pre-season trials.

Melbourne attempted to sign former MCC cricketer Billy Monagle as a coach. He had played in Perth and the Victorian country before twice being refused a clearance to South Melbourne. Monagle's application to join Melbourne was denied on the grounds that in 1904 and 1905 it had been alleged that he was a professional. Despite the open-secret of players being paid at other clubs, he was banned from playing or coaching on any league ground. Alex Hall was given the job instead and Monagle returned to VFA side Northcote.

The club changed its secretary, with Amos Norcott voted out after seven seasons and replaced by George Beachcroft. The MCC held a meeting in February for the purpose of 'considering the best manner of reorganising the Melbourne Football Team and executive for the following season". Their work bore fruit, with six more wins than the disastrous 1906 campaign.

After Round 7, Bernie Nolan resigned the vice captaincy due to the time required for his studies. Hugh Purse took the job.

AA Aitken replaced the late RW McLeod as one of Melbourne's VFL delegates in July.

Practice matches

Port Melbourne Rovers ? Unknown
Collegians WIN Unknown
Leopold ? Unknown

Premiership season

1 South MelbourneWIN60-41
2 EssendonLOSS41-48
3 CarltonLOSS47-86
4 CollingwoodWIN46-34
5 GeelongLOSS51-59
6 St. KildaLOSS51-108
7 FitzroyWIN55-47
8 South MelbourneWIN52-40
9 EssendonLOSS28-43
10 CarltonLOSS54-70
11 CollingwoodLOSS22-101
12 GeelongWIN49-34
13 St. KildaWIN47-30
14 FitzroyWIN55-39
15 EssendonLOSS56-71
16 South MelbourneLOSS50-74
17 CarltonLOSS36-62


South Melbourne1106118.444
St. Kilda908117.536

Exhibition matches

Deloraine District WIN84-44
North-West Coast WIN159-22
Southern Tasmania WIN98-30
Huon Association WIN 8 goals to 4

Playing list

Sid Anderson 10
Jack Baquie 103
Joe Canavan 94
Jim Conquest 73
Harry Cope 70
Vin Coutie 1314
Harry Cox 22
Jim Fitzpatrick 85
Jack Gardiner 1412
Mark Gardner 10
Bert Gregory 21
Jack Hammond 22
Frank Harris 110
Herbert Hill 80
Bill Homan 153
Phil Hunt 80
Charlie Johnson 86
Jack Johnson 153
Jack Leith 1121
Paddy Mills 130
Bobby Monk 160
Victor Nielson 81
Bernie Nolan 131
Basil Onyons 1411
Bert Parke 150
George Peacock 85
Joe Pearce 160
Hugh Purse 130
Harry Rigby 110
Jack Smith 86
Jack Strong 50
Wally Sykes 61
Herb Symonds 43
Wal Warren 10
Jack West 30


Round 11 Harry Cope Striking 6 matches
Round 15 Phil Hunt Striking 7 matches

A practice match may have been played against Hastings on Easter Monday.

Argus - 25/02/1907
Leader - 09/03/1907
Daily News - 22/03/1907
Argus - 26/04/1907
Herald - 10/05/1907
North West Post - 23/05/1907
Herald - 21/06/1907
Herald - 12/07/1907

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