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1921

Captain - Coach: Percy Wilson
Finishing Position: 6th
Best and Fairest: n/a
Leading Goalkicker: Harry Harker (47)
Best First Year Player: n/a
Members: 397

Matches Ladder Playing List


Ex-Collingwood champion Percy Wilson was appointed Melbourne's captain-coach in an attempt to boost the team into the finals for the first time since 1915, and while they finished two games out of the four it was a significantly improved performance compared to 1920 when they had fired early then fallen apart for the rest of the year.

Two factions vied for control of the club at the start of the year - the 1920 committee of Harry Parkin, Vin Coutie, L. Nichols, G. Pope, Wally Sykes, G. Couttar and C. Couchman were challenged by a reform group of HD Westley, C. Finlay, K. Batten, C. Brady, H. Ritchie and GH Watson. G. Strickland ran as an independent candidate.

1921 was the first time scores from other grounds were displayed at each match, with codes to decipher the scores available in the Football Record.

The Round 5 match against St Kilda ended in a protest which claimed Melbourne had been wrong given a point and should have lost. Unlike St Kilda's Round 1, 1900 win on protest their efforts at getting the result changed were unsuccessful.

In July Melbourne were scheduled to play a match in Colac but pulled out in the week of the game.

Andrew Manzie and Bill McClelland were Melbourne's delegates to the league.

The player's cricket team began appearing in the Metropolitan League competition at the end of the year.

Practice match

RoundOppositionResultScore
Melbourne Juniors ? ?

Premiership Season

RoundOppositionResult
1 EssendonDRAW
2 CollingwoodLOSS
3 BYE
4 South MelbourneWIN
5 St. KildaDRAW
6 RichmondLOSS
7 FitzroyWIN
8 CarltonLOSS
9 GeelongLOSS
10 EssendonLOSS
11 CollingwoodWIN
12 BYE
13 South MelbourneLOSS
14 St. KildaWIN
15 RichmondLOSS
16 FitzroyWIN
17 CarltonLOSS
18 GeelongWIN

Ladder

WDL%P
Carlton1321142.056
Richmond1204116.148
Collingwood907111.936
Geelong907106.136
Fitzroy628103.928
Melbourne62895.428
South Melbourne511084.622
St. Kilda411177.118
Essendon321180.816

Playing List

NumberPlayerGamesGoals
1 Bill Allen 14 5
2 Joe Flanagan 80
3 Ted Thomas 121
4 Francis Lyon 10
5 Harry Harker 1647
6 Herb Matthews 136
7 Mick Anthony 80
8 Charlie Lilley 130
9 Charlie Streeter 150
10 Jack Brake 31
11 John Lord 147
12 Bob Corbett 60
13 Bill Shelton 22
14 Alec Gray 10
15 George Haines 1622
16 Clarrie Lethlean 90
17 Bert Chadwick 159
18 Percy Tulloh 1518
19 Harry Coy 150
20 Alf Wilson 83
20 George Walker 10
21 Jack House 149
22 Harry Bruce 71
23 Les Boyd 71
25 Percy Wilson 168
26 Enos Thomas 21
27 Bill Lyte 10
28 Alec Farrow 145
29 Les Wallace 10
30 Pat Bourke 123
31 Fred Long 50
33 Alex Ogilvy 40

Seconds

1921 Seconds season

Media
The Argus - 23/07/1921
"Melbourne team entertained" - The Argus 25/04/1922

Notes
Bill Lyte is shown as #27 in the Football Records of Round 3, Round 9 and Round 16.

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