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1908

Coach: Alex Hall
Captain: Hugh Purse
Finishing Position: 8th
Best and Fairest: n/a
Leading Goalkicker: Vin Coutie (37)
Best First Year Player: n/a

Matches Ladder Playing List

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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.

Practice Matches

Opposition
Result
Hawthorn ?
Leopold WIN
Collegians WIN
Metropolitan Junior Association ?

Premiership Season

Round
Opposition
Result
1 Richmond LOSS
2 CarltonLOSS
3 GeelongWIN
4 South MelbourneWIN
5 St. KildaLOSS
6 UniversityLOSS
7 Essendon LOSS
8 CollingwoodLOSS
9 FitzroyWIN
10 Richmond WIN
11 CarltonLOSS
12 GeelongWIN
13 South MelbourneWIN
14 St. KildaWIN
15 UniversityLOSS
16 EssendonLOSS
17 CollingwoodLOSS
18 FitzroyLOSS

Ladder

W
D
L
%
P
Carlton1701169.468
Essendon1404142.556
St. Kilda1008101.440
Collingwood100897.040
South Melbourne909101.436
University801096.032
Fitzroy7011109.428
Melbourne701187.028
Richmond601273.724
Geelong201668.68

Exhibition Matches

Opposition
Result
Albury WIN
Rutherglen WIN

Playing List

PlayerGamesGoals
Jack Baquie 40
Albert Bickford 80
Jim Bonelli 10
Joe Bray 30
Jim Conquest 104
Harry Cope 40
Vin Coutie 1737
Jack Donaldson 93
Jim Fitzpatrick 179
Dick Fowler 10
Herb Friend 20
Jack Gardiner 10
Bill Gillespie 10
Fred Harris 91
Fred Hewitt 81
Joe Hodgkins 911
Alex Holland 10
Bill Homan 31
Jack Johnson 10
Alf Jones 1615
Andy Kennedy 10
Jack Leith 11
George Martin 22
George McCart 10
Paddy Mills 160
Bobby Monk 172
Bernie Nolan 142
Len Norman 164
Basil Onyons 55
Bert Parke 60
Joe Pearce 183
Hugh Purse 120
Jack Purse 90
Harry Rigby 160
Jack Smith 1714
Jack Strong 52
Wally Sykes 133
Bill Tottey 146
Henry Wright 161


Tribunal

RoundPlayerChargeSanction
Round 10 Wally Sykes Striking 2 matches


Media
The Argus - 13/03/1908
The Argus - 05/03/1909

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