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1909

Coach: Alex Hall
Captain: Bernie Nolan
Finishing Position: 5th
Best and Fairest: n/a
Leading Goalkicker: Harry Brereton (34)
Best First Year Player: n/a

Matches Ladder Playing List

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Attendances across the league rose when shopkeepers were given Saturday off instead of half-Wednesdays.

For the first time players had to be registered with the league before they could take part in matches.

Secretary Jack Harper made a name for himself during the match against Collingwood by charging onto the field and making a citizens arrest on a Pies fan who had punched a Melbourne player. He was also criticised for a speech he made accusing the VFA of trying to pirate VFL players, and he only lasted one season in the job despite being elected unopposed.

Coutie, Brereton and Pearce were given trophies for meritorious play.

Elections for the committee saw Bill McClelland (323 votes), Harry Parkin 317, WM Cattlin (301), CE Couchman (298) and Dr J Agnew (264) elected. Former secretary George Beachcroft (147) and WAJ Branston (125) were unsuccessful.

Practice Match

OppositionResultScore
Commonwealth Association WIN126-13

Premiership Season

RoundOppositionResult
1 RichmondWIN
2 EssendonLOSS
3 South MelbourneLOSS
4 St. KildaWIN
5 CarltonLOSS
6 UniversityWIN
7 GeelongWIN
8 FitzroyWIN
9 CollingwoodDRAW
10 RichmondWIN
11 EssendonLOSS
12 South MelbourneLOSS
13 St. KildaWIN
14 CarltonLOSS
15 UniversityWIN
16 GeelongWIN
17 FitzroyWIN
18 CollingwoodLOSS

Exhibition Match

OpponentResult
Norwood WIN

Ladder

W
D
L
%
P
South Melbourne1404168.956
Carlton1404146.856
Collingwood1224130.352
Essendon1107121.744
Melbourne1017106.342
Fitzroy819101.634
University729100.132
Richmond601264.424
Geelong201665.512
St. Kilda301559.38
St. Kilda forfeited points to Geelong despite their Round 6 win after fielding a suspended player.

Playing List

PlayerGamesGoals
David Bell 10
Percy Beswicke 71
Albert Bickford 10
Harry Brereton 1834
Harry Cope 100
Vin Coutie 1833
Jim Cowell 71
Vern Daniel 41
Con Doherty 10
Jim Fargie 51
Bill Fischer 10
Jim Fitzpatrick 1713
Bill Flintoft 166
Frank Harris 141
Fred Hewitt 161
Joe Hodgkins 129
Les Irwin 40
Alf Jones 83
Ted Leach 93
Bill Maxwell 21
Billy McBean 10
Bill McKenzie 30
George McNeilage 10
Paddy Mills 122
Bobby Monk 181
Bernie Nolan 142
Len Norman 1411
Hughie Odgers 31
George Oliver 10
Bert Parke 30
Joe Pearce 180
Hugh Purse 100
Jack Robertson 165
Jack Smith 166
Jack Strong 135
Wally Sykes 63
George Woods 21
Henry Wright 20


Tribunal

RoundPlayerChargeSanction
Round 15 Frank Harris Striking 7 matches


Media
The Argus - 05/03/1909
The Argus - 15/04/1909
The Argus - 19/03/1910
Football Record R7 1996

Notes
A practice match may have been played against Commonwealth Football Association. Melbourne may also have played in Broken Hill during August.

Links
1909 team photo courtesy of Boyles Football Photos.

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 17 March 2018 18:39:14 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 20)

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