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1932

Coach: Ivor Warne-Smith
Captain: Francis Vine
Finishing Position: 9th
Best and Fairest: n/a
Leading Goalkicker: George Margitich (60)
Best First Year Player: n/a

Matches Ladder Playing List Seconds

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With Andrew Manzie retiring as secretary after 20 years of service, former player Charlie Streeter took on the job. He only served for one year before Melbourne lured Percy Page from Richmond to take over the job.

Due to the MCG undergoing resurfacing works, and the fertiliser used on the ground a hazard to players, the Fuschias were forced to play their home games at the Motordrome under Round 6.

After finishing eighth in 1931 the club received applications from five non-playing and eight playing coaches before the season started. Despite re-advertising for a non-playing coach only they eventually stuck with Ivor Warne-Smith as playing coach. He beat 12 other applicants for the position.

At the end of the season one of the reasons given for the poor overall performance of the side throughout the year was that of 40 players on the senior list 39 of them had suffered injuries throughout the year. Warne-Smith resigned as coach.

Chairman Joe Blair said we have had some of the best small men in the league, but no small men can stand up to the heavy bumping they receive now without heavy men to stand up for them. He suggested the club would try and recruit more big men.

G. Sleight became one of Melbourne's VFL delegates, alongside Harry Parkin, but he only remained in the role for one year.

The reserves won their second consecutive premiership.

Premiership Season

RoundOppositionResultScore
1 South MelbourneLOSS65-85
2 RichmondLOSS55-116
3 HawthornLOSS50-59
4 GeelongLOSS95-133
5 North MelbourneLOSS88-118
6 CarltonLOSS63-87
7 CollingwoodLOSS83-101
8 FootscrayLOSS27-67
9 St. KildaWIN85-74
10 FitzroyWIN102-90
11 EssendonWIN53-50
12 South MelbourneLOSS84-93
13 RichmondLOSS66-90
14 HawthornWIN76-72
15 GeelongLOSS43-104
16 North MelbourneLOSS93-118
17 CarltonLOSS63-105
18 CollingwoodLOSS90-113

Ladder

WDL%P
Carlton1503137.860
Richmond1413139.258
Collingwood1404111.656
South Melbourne1305118.052
Geelong1116139.746
Essendon1008103.540
Footscray909103.536
North Melbourne801097.132
Melbourne401476.516
Fitzroy301576.212
St. Kilda301572.012
Hawthorn301564.112

Playing List

NumberPlayerGamesGoals
1 Leo Nolan 64
2 Wyn Murray 101
3 George Margitich 1760
4 Jim Abernethy 91
5 Bill Deague 41
5 Hec Davidson 20
6 Archie Roberts 100
6 Ted Esposito 10
7 Bert Avery 151
8 Bill Adams 1511
9 Arthur Dickens 137
10 Geoff McInnes 44
11 Frank Smith 20
11 Terry Ogden 30
12 Ted Thomas 30
12 Alan Ryan 90
13 Joe Hogan 10
14 Ivor Warne-Smith 1314
14 Jack Richardson 10
15 Tom McMahon 20
16 Robert C Johnson 714
17 Joe Kinnear 150
18 Don Hooper 1311
19 Edwin Pemberton 91
20 Harry Long 174
21 Bill Vanthoff 1213
22 Reg Conole 132
23 Francis Vine 181
24 Percy Beames 167
25 Bill Earle 90
26 Lou Riley 815
27 Bill Tymms 71
28 Webber Jackson 30
29 Jimmy Davidson 175
30 Dan Cunningham 10
30 Howard Steel 21
31 Jack Power 20
32 Gordon Ogden 120
33 Ron Rutherford 11
34 Ray Usher 150
35 Ike Sellers 20
38 Jim Moodie 10
40 Jack Pickford 20

Awards

Best Clubman - George Margitich
Most Consistent - Francis Vine
Tribunal

RoundPlayerChargeSanction
Round 17 Bert Avery Violently Pushing Guilty

Seconds

1932 Seconds season
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Finals

RoundOppositionResult
SF Geelong WIN
GF Essendon WIN

Notes
Many sources show Warne-Smith as captain-coach, but he was a playing coach with Vine as captain.

Media
Argus 11/02/1932
Herald - 16/02/1932
Herald - 23/05/1932
Argus - 05/09/1932
Sporting Globe - 10/09/1932
Argus - 20/12/1932
Referee - 28/12/1932

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