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1914

Captain-Coach: Len Incigneri
Finishing Position: 9th
Best and Fairest: n/a
Leading Goalkicker: Arthur Best (30)
Best First Year Player: n/a

Matches Ladder Playing List

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For the first time Melbourne paid its players, but for the second year in a row only the moribund University club kept the Fuschias off the bottom of the VFL ladder. Two wins over the Students were the only victories all year, one less than they had in 1913. Their cause wasn't helped by champion rover Hedley Tomkins moving to Western Australia to join East Perth.

The club's training staff was strengthened, with Jem Mitchell adding former University trainer McCormicks to his team, along with Moody, Fry, Lewis, Over and Tout.

Melbourne's delegates to the league were once again Andrew Manzie and Bill McClelland. A proposal for a district football scheme which would introduce recruiting zones was defeated when the required 3/4 majority was not available, Melbourne was one of four clubs against the idea.

The Students went into recess at the end of the year, but ironically it was University who helped catapult Melbourne back into the top four in 1915 after the the Reds signed many of the failed club's players. The two clubs officially amalgamated, but University got nothing other than seats on the committee.

At the club's AGM in February 1915 the committee reported the cause of their poor season was highly rated junior players not living up to their promise.

Practice match

OppositionResultScore
Collingwood District ? ?

Premiership Season

RoundOppositionResult
1 FitzroyLOSS
2 CollingwoodLOSS
3 GeelongLOSS
4 St. KildaLOSS
5 EssendonLOSS
6 CarltonLOSS
7 UniversityWIN
8 RichmondLOSS
9 South MelbourneLOSS
10 FitzroyLOSS
11 CollingwoodLOSS
12 GeelongLOSS
13 St. KildaLOSS
14 EssendonLOSS
15 CarltonLOSS
16 UniversityWIN
17 RichmondLOSS
18 South MelbourneLOSS

Ladder

WDL%P
Carlton1323129.756
South Melbourne1215109.450
Fitzroy1206137.248
Geelong1116128.446
Collingwood1017120.042
Essendon927120.740
St. Kilda918118.238
Richmond8010100.632
Melbourne201661.38
University001847.00

Exhibition match

OppositionResult
Castlemaine League WIN

Playing List

NumberPlayerGamesGoals
1 Des MacDonald 7 2
1 Carlyle Kenley 10
2 Billy Quinn 112
3 Jack Huntington 10
4 Percy Colee 53
5 Wal Riddington 10
6 Rupe Lowell 50
7 Jack Evans 165
8 Bert Trahair 187
9 Harry Britter 55
10 John Daly 80
10 Jack Watt 30
11 Charlie Lilley 161
13 Stan Fairbairn 35
14 Mick Maguire 22
15 Bill Hendrie 1714
16 Bobby Monk 131
17 Frank Lugton 180
18 Les Smith 71
19 Bill Allen 145
20 Aubrey MacKenzie 20
20 Eric Parsons 20
21 Herbert Roberts 10
22 Alec Gray 160
23 Vic Gordon 154
24 Tim Collins 89
25 Cliff Burge 51
26 George Walker 110
27 Bill McKenzie 181
28 Len Incigneri 177
29 Charlie Armstrong 110
30 Arthur Best 1230
31 Jack Woolley 22
32 Roy Gray 10
33 Alf Williamson 85
34 Jack Connole 910
35 Jack Baquie 82
36 Matt Incigneri 10
38 Bill Brunier 34
40 Alex Fraser 31

Tribunal

RoundPlayerChargeSanction
Round 8 Jack Evans Charging Not Guilty
Round 13 Alf Williamson Rough Conduct 3 matches
Round 17 Alf Williamson Elbowing and General Roughness 15 matches

Notes
Football Record shows Len Incigneri as being appointed coach before Round 1. Most records show Hall as coach. Later Records show Hall as coach of Williamstown that year.

Team image courtesy of State Library/http://boylesfootballphotos.net.au/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=44Boyles Football Photos.

Media
Herald - 17/04/1914
Leader - 09/05/1914
Winner - 24/12/1915

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