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1935

Coach: Frank Hughes
Captain: Colin Niven
Finishing Position: 6th
Best and Fairest: Allan La Fontaine
Leading Goalkicker: Maurie Gibb (59)
Best First Year Player: Ray Wartman

Matches Ladder Playing List


Before the season Melbourne lost 10 players, and they went into the season with only five players who had more than five years of experience so despite not advancing their position on the ladder the committee declared the year a success. They finished with their highest percentage in six years.

After a disappointing start to the season Melbourne's chances of playing in the finals hung on by a thread at the midway point of the year, but five wins out of six put them back on the verge of a surprise top four appearance. They narrowly failed a big test against one of their fellow contenders in Richmond and were knocked out of calculations.

Despite a fighting draw with premiership fancies Collingwood all the damage had been done early in the season and they finished sixth.

The club used 12 debutants during the season.

Financial results showed a loss of 1477p/3/8.

Despite finishing fourth the Seconds won their fifth consecutive premiership, and Joe Kinnear won the Gardiner Medal for Best and Fairest in the competition.

At the end of the season the club put a proposal for throw passes to be allowed in the VFL. The proposal was voted against by every other club delegate. They were more successful with a motion put in August of that year that the ball be thrown in every time the ball crossed the boundary line, except when it went out on the full.

Practice matches

OppositionResultScore
Prahran WIN102-64
Camberwell WIN 132-46

Premiership Season

RoundOppositionResultScore
1 EssendonLOSS99-159
2 GeelongLOSS102-104
3 HawthornWIN109-79
4 RichmondLOSS92-128
5 CollingwoodLOSS69-98
6 St. KildaLOSS103-110
7 North MelbourneWIN119-59
8 CarltonLOSS54-66
9 FootscrayWIN39-34
10 FitzroyWIN107-88
11 South MelbourneLOSS78-122
12 EssendonWIN93-74
13 GeelongWIN77-49
14 HawthornWIN101-82
15 RichmondLOSS68-75
16 CollingwoodDRAW79-79
17 St. KildaLOSS110-122
18 North MelbourneWIN102-54

Exhibition Match

OppositionResultScore
Northern District League WIN123-65

Ladder

WDL%P
South Melbourne1602137.664
Collingwood1422121.460
Carlton1413141.658
Richmond1206117.448
St. Kilda1107110.644
Melbourne819101.234
Fitzroy81990.234
Essendon701189.628
Geelong611196.326
Hawthorn501380.920
Footscray221473.512
North Melbourne101765.14

Playing List

PlayerGamesGoals
1 Gordon Jones 71
2 Colin Niven 82
4 Norm Smith 34
5 Bill Deague 151
6 Archie Roberts 50
7 Bert Taylor 135
8 Rowley Fischer 154
9 Charlie Longhurst 140
10 Jack Bennett 1211
11 Sid Meehl 151
12 Jack Mueller 1816
13 Les Jones 188
14 Maurie Gibb 1859
15 Audley Gillespie-Jones 20
15 Ron Baggott 726
16 Eric Glass 1321
17 Allan La Fontaine 181
18 Don Hooper 80
20 Harry Long 110
21 Fred Backway 21
22 Billy Libbis 118
22 Ken Feltscheer 20
23 Ray Wartman 1818
24 Percy Beames 1425
25 Frank Kelly 130
26 Jack Carr 20
27 Len Smith 63
28 Pat McNamara 60
29 Jock Ball 80
30 Jack Foster 138
32 Gordon Ogden 170
33 Frank Halloran 31
35 Richard Taylor 32
35 Bill Sweeney 21
36 Joe Kinnear 10
Norm Matthews 10

Best and Fairest

Player
1st Allan La Fontaine

Awards
Special Effort - Jack Mueller
Most Consistent Player - Gordon Ogden
Best Utility Player - Les Jones
Most Improved Senior - Bert Taylor
Most Improved Junior - Ron Baggott
Training Awards - Rowley Fischer and Gordon Jones
President's Trophy for Brilliant Effort - Les Jones
President's Trophy for Consistent Play - Gordon Ogden

Seconds

1935 Seconds season
Leading Goalkicker - Ron Baggott

WDL%P
Geelong 18 0264
Collingwood150360
Carlton140456
Melbourne121550
Fitzroy100840
Richmond100840
South Melbourne82836
Essendon511222
Footscray501320
Hawthorn501320
St Kilda401416
North Melbourne20168

Finals

RoundOppositionResult
SF Carlton WIN
PF Collingwood WIN
GF Geelong WIN

Awards
Most Serviceable - Bill Adams
Most Improved - Richie Emselle

Awards for performances in the finals were also given to Halloran, Kinnear, Truscott, Cheffers, Baggott and Kinnear.

Notes
Some sources show Jones' award being for Most Brilliant Effort

Media
Football Record 1935 Interstate Game
Football Record R15 1935
Argus - 24/08/1935
Referee - 29/08/1935
Argus - 10/12/1935

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