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1936

Coach: Frank Hughes
Captain: Ivor Warne-Smith
Finishing Position: 4th
Best and Fairest: Allan La Fontaine
Leading Goalkicker: Eric Glass (56)
Best First Year Player: n/a
Members: 1775

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Matches Ladder Playing List Seconds Best and Fairest


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After missing out in 1935 the Demons snuck into the finals on percentage for the first time since Checker Hughes and Percy Page had crossed from Richmond and Hughes had rebadged the Redlegs as "The Demons". To go with the name he installed a large 'demonical' head in the training rooms, complete with a red feather protruding from its cap.

With Percy Beames was vice-captain, and Les Jones deputy vice-captain they won through the semi final before coming unstuck against the Swans in the Prelim Final.

There was an unexpected break in the season on Saturday July 4 when torrential rain caused all of the Round 10 matches to be pushed back a week. The season ran a week longer as a result.

On Tuesday 21 July a combined Melbourne-St Kilda team played against the visiting East Perth. Melbourne players involved were Ball, Lock, Kelly, Feltscheer, Barassi, Baggott, Furniss, Roberts, Foster and Reiffel.

After five straight Seconds premierships the Redlegs lost the Grand Final.

During the year Melbourne sponsored the Prahran City club in the League Sub-District competition. Before the season a Second 18 played them in a practice game. The club were the driving force in an attempt to abolish the district recruiting scheme, there were only five junior clubs in the district due to a lack of suitable grounds.

The club had receipts of 2727 pounds, and expenses of 4026 pounds.

Practice Match

OppositionResultScore
Prahran WIN109-66
Brunswick WIN ?

Premiership Season

RoundOppositionResultScore
1 South MelbourneLOSS87-108
2 FitzroyWIN107-59
3 GeelongLOSS32-102
4 HawthornWIN116-77
5 North MelbourneWIN122-75
6 FootscrayWIN96-80
7 CollingwoodLOSS67-89
8 St. KildaWIN131-101
9 CarltonWIN83-68
10 EssendonWIN111-67
11 RichmondWIN112-103
12 South MelbourneWIN148-96
13 FitzroyLOSS85-91
14 GeelongLOSS100-105
15 HawthornWIN112-62
16 North MelbourneWIN107-45
17 FootscrayWIN72-65
18 CollingwoodLOSS67-84
SF CarltonWIN97-88
PF South MelbourneLOSS63-89

Exhibition Match

OppositionResultScore
Gippsland XVIII WIN108-100

Ladder

WDL%P
South Melbourne1602118.564
Collingwood1503135.660
Carlton1206124.848
Melbourne1206118.848
Geelong1107125.844
Richmond1008107.940
St. Kilda90996.136
Essendon601285.124
Hawthorn601280.924
Footscray501386.520
North Melbourne401475.916
Fitzroy201668.98

Playing List

NumberPlayerGamesGoals
1 Gordon Jones 21
2 Lou Reiffel 1631
3 John Lewis 1711
4 Norm Smith 1128
5 Bill Deague 182
6 Joe Kinnear 60
6 Jack Harrison 22
7 Bert Taylor 137
8 Rowley Fischer 151
9 Charlie Longhurst 30
10 Jack Bennett 1010
11 Sid Meehl 50
11 Harden Dean 10
12 Jack Mueller 185
13 Les Jones 2023
14 Maurie Gibb 1918
15 Ron Baggott 1426
16 Eric Glass 1956
17 Allan La Fontaine 1911
18 Wally Lock 101
19 Frank Roberts 181
20 Harry Long 90
21 Bill Ralston 52
22 Ken Feltscheer 20
23 Ray Wartman 207
24 Percy Beames 1417
25 Frank Kelly 31
26 Jack Furniss 161
27 Archie Roberts 40
28 Pat McNamara 170
29 Jock Ball 20
30 Jack Foster 128
31 Ron Barassi 40
32 Gordon Ogden 160

Best and Fairest

Player
1st Allan La Fontaine

Other Awards

Best Utility Player - Les Jones
Special Effort - Jack Mueller
Most Reliable Player - Gordon Ogden
Most determined - Rowley Fischer
Special Training award - Norm Smith, Pat McNamara
Special Clubman award - Ron Barassi
Most improved senior - Maurie Gibb
Most improved junior - Jack Furniss, Wally Lock
Best Finals Player - Ray Wartman

Tribunal

RoundPlayerChargeSanction
Round 4 Sid Meehl Refusing to return to mark Not Guilty
Round 4 Harry Long Elbowing Not Guilty
Round 4 Harry Long Refusing to return to mark Not Guilty
Round 4 Harry Long Striking 4 matches
Round 6 Ron Baggott Threatening Behaviour Not Guilty
Round 6 Ron Baggott Retaliating 4 matches
Round 10 Charlie Longhurst Kicking 8 matches
Round 10 John Lewis Striking Not Guilty
Round 10 Joe Kinnear Elbowing Not Guilty
Round 12 John Lewis Throwing ball at player Guilty
Round 13 Eric Glass Violently shaking Not Guilty
PF Frank Roberts Charging 2 matches

Seconds

1936 Seconds season

Most improved - Harden Dean
Most serviceable - Frank Roberts

WDL%P
Melbourne 160264
Collingwood160264
Geelong140456
Footscray130552
Carlton130552
South Melbourne90936
Essendon90936
Richmond701128
St Kilda501320
Hawthorn301512
Fitzroy20168
North Melbourne10174

Finals

RoundOppositionResult
SF Collingwood WIN
GF Footscray LOSS

Media
Sporting Globe - 07/03/1936
Sporting Globe - 24/06/1936
Herald - 02/07/1936
Herald - 14/07/1936
Football Record R11 1936
Herald - 16/02/1937

Notes
May have been a practice game against Brunswick.

Links
Membership image and 1936 team courtesy of grandoldflag.net
Wikipedia 1936 season page

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Tuesday 23 October 2018 23:37:49 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 48)

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