Before the season former secretary Amos Norcott challenged incumbent George Beachcroft for the job and won a vote of members 457 to 388 despite Beachcroft having presided over a much improved season in 1907.
New training rooms were installed in a new stand at the MCG, and a resolution was submitted to the MCC that players should receive free membership of the cricket club after playing football with Melbourne for three years.
Melbourne had a reasonable season, but at the next year's annual meeting the practice of bringing established players in from the country was to be discontinued due to the expense involved and the inability of the players to train properly with their teammates. They instead resolved to try and get recruits jobs in Melbourne, and appealed to supporters to help organise suitable positions.
In honour of the 50 year anniversary of Australian Football, and the Melbourne club, a carnival was held in Melbourne between all the Australian states and New Zealand. Joe Pearce and Hugh Purse were the Redlegs representatives in the Victorian side.
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