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1923

Captain - Coach: Percy Wilson
Finishing Position: 9th (Last)
Best and Fairest: n/a
Leading Goalkicker: Percy Tulloh (24)
Best First Year Player: n/a

Matches Ladder Playing List Juniors


Before the season New South Wales had proposed an alteration to football's scoring system, with the introduction of a crossbar between the goals. The full six points would only be scored if the ball went over the crossbar and one point if below it. It was supported by some VFL clubs but not adopted.

One of the stands in the outer at the MCG was rebuilt before the season.

As had been the pattern in most years since the war, the Redlegs started the season well before falling in a crumpled heap. After winning three of their first four matches they failed to capture another victory for the season and finished the year dead last on the ladder.

Ironically two of the victories came against teams who finished inside the four but as the season went on and their injury crisis became more and more dire they sank to the bottom and couldn't recover. It was their fourth league wooden spoon, and their last until 1951.

The season was such a disaster that even a trip to Sydney to play against the local league ended in defeat.

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

The Melbourne Cricket Club funded the side to the tune of 2000p during the season, and increase of nearly 900p over three years. Secretary Manzie was forced to defend the club at the MCC's annual meeting, pointing out that they lacked a local following due to being a "cosmopolitan" club. A member suggested that the football club should be separated from the MCC.

Practice Match

OppositionResultScore
Oakleigh Juniors WIN119-28

Premiership Season

RoundOppositionResultScore
1 Richmond LOSS50-55
2 GeelongWIN80-52
3 BYE
4 South MelbourneWIN84-49
5 St. Kilda WIN85-63
6 FitzroyLOSS70-77
7 EssendonLOSS60-74
8 CarltonLOSS65-74
9 CollingwoodLOSS42-76
10 RichmondLOSS78-83
11 GeelongLOSS56-75
12 BYE
13 South MelbourneLOSS41-67
14 St. KildaLOSS49-84
15 FitzroyLOSS46-80
16 EssendonLOSS41-98
17 CarltonLOSS46-74
18 CollingwoodLOSS87-138

Ladder

WDL%P
Essendon1303135.852
Fitzroy1105115.744
South Melbourne907107.336
Geelong907104.036
Collingwood817109.134
St. Kilda80898.732
Carlton61984.026
Richmond401279.516
Melbourne301380.412

Exhibition Match

OpponentResult
New South Wales LOSS

Playing List

NumberPlayerGamesGoals
1 Bill Allen 1 0
2 Joe Flanagan 121
3 Ted Thomas 30
4 Tom Elliott 61
5 Harry Harker 613
6 Bob Abernethy 20
7 Mick Anthony 151
8 Charlie Lilley 130
9 Charlie Streeter 160
10 Jack Collins 30
11 Dave Elliman 32
12 Bob Corbett 162
13 Bill Shelton 125
14 Jimmy Abernethy 1510
15 George Haines 1314
16 Derek Mollison 167
17 Bert Chadwick 139
18 Percy Tulloh 1531
19 Harry Coy 110
20 Jack Robertson 20
20 Alf Wilson 110
21 Jack House 20
22 Jim Makin 161
23 Roy James 21
24 Eric Peck 30
25 Percy Wilson 114
26 Wally Carter 20
26 John Lord 30
28 Hugh Dunbar 145
30 Eric Donaldson 50
31 Marcus Glasscock 30
34 Vern Moore 75
35 Richard Taylor 1619


Tribunal

RoundPlayerChargeSanction
Round 4 Ted Thomas Attempted Kicking 8 matches
Round 7 Joe Flanagan Striking and Tripping 4 matches
Round 13 Vern Moore Kicking 5 matches

Seconds

1923 Seconds Season

Media
Sporting Globe - 27/09/1922
The Argus - 13/09/1923

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