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1924

Coach: Gordon Rattray
Captain: Bert Chadwick
Finishing Position: 8th
Best and Fairest: n/a
Leading Goalkicker: Percy Tulloh (24)
Best First Year Player: n/a

Matches Ladder Playing List


In January, coach Percy Wilson retired. Gordon Rattray beat George Haines, Bert Chadwick, Jim Makin, Alex Hall and champion Western Australian coach Phil Matson for the job.

In a departure from tradition the committee allowed players to elect the captain after Percy Wilson left for St Kilda. Bert Chadwick was chosen.

The VFL Premiership was decided in a round robin competition for the last time. Despite losing their last match to Richmond, Essendon still won the premiership.

Only a win over the eventual premiers in the last round saw Melbourne leapfrog St. Kilda the bottom of the ladder and avoid the wooden spoon.

At the annual meeting of the MCC several members criticised the club, with one claiming that in the space of one month the club had only trained for two hours and that the lack of training could be held responsible for the club fading away late in games.

Premiership Season

RoundOppositionResultScore
1 St. KildaLOSS82-84
2 BYE
3 CollingwoodLOSS61-62
4 CarltonWIN109-76
5 South MelbourneWIN76-69
6 GeelongLOSS63-73
7 RichmondLOSS83-87
8 FitzroyLOSS41-87
9 EssendonLOSS42-71
10 St. KildaWIN63-51
11 BYE
12 CollingwoodLOSS53-76
13 CarltonLOSS55-62
14 South MelbourneLOSS38-85
15 GeelongLOSS39-56
16 RichmondLOSS75-121
17 FitzroyLOSS67-110
18 EssendonWIN 96-82

Ladder

WDL%P
Essendon1114131.646
South Melbourne1105116.544
Fitzroy1006112.140
Richmond1006102.540
Geelong808107.232
Collingwood80896.032
Carlton511092.322
Melbourne401283.316
St. Kilda401275.716

Playing List

NumberPlayerGamesGoals
1 Stan Wittman 1111
2 Joe Flanagan 10
3 Ted Thomas 130
4 Tom Elliott 51
5 Harry Harker 716
6 Johnny Egan 31
7 Mick Anthony 80
8 Charlie Lilley 90
9 Charlie Streeter 121
10 Jack Collins 101
11 Dave Elliman 69
12 Bob Corbett 151
13 Bill Shelton 131
14 Jimmy Abernethy 73
15 George Haines 1410
16 Derek Mollison 1411
17 Bert Chadwick 162
18 Percy Tulloh 1624
19 Harry Coy 153
20 Alf Wilson 32
21 Bobby Ewer 61
23 Roy James 10
25 Percy Wilson 81
26 Wally Carter 31
27 George Simmonds 44
28 Hugh Dunbar 157
29 Jimmy Davidson 30
30 Eric Donaldson 80
31 Marcus Glasscock 30
33 Edgar Dunbar 142
34 Vern Moore 43
35 Richard Taylor 167
? Harry Davie 314
? Jack Robertson 10
? Max Wright 1 0

Tribunal

RoundPlayerChargeSanction
Round 5 Edgar Dunbar Striking Not Guilty

Seconds

1924 Seconds Season

Notes
Football Record R7 1924 says Wally Carter was #27

Media
Herald - 14/02/1924
Age - 11/04/1924
Argus - 11/09/1924

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