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1941

Captain - Coach: Percy Beames
Finishing Position: 2nd (Premiers)
Best and Fairest: Allan La Fontaine
Leading Goalkicker: Norm Smith (89)
Best First Year Player: Ted Cordner

Matches Ladder Playing List Awards Seconds

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The Demons lost the final of the 1941 Victorian Football League Patriotic Match Cup (a Lightning Premiership) to Collingwood 3.2.20 to 3.1.19. The carnival raised £1,526 for the war effort.

Rover Ron Barassi was killed during World War II action in Tobruk during the season. A guard of honour of players and officials observed a minutes silence in tribute before the Round 16 match against Collingwood.

Melbourne's VFL delegates were Joe Blair and Bruce Hogg.

Premiership Season

Round
Opposition
Result
1 FitzroyLOSS
2 South MelbourneWIN
3 GeelongWIN
4 St. KildaWIN
5 CollingwoodWIN
6 FootscrayLOSS
7 CarltonLOSS
8 HawthornWIN
9 North MelbourneWIN
10 EssendonWIN
11 RichmondWIN
12 FitzroyWIN
13 South MelbourneWIN
14 GeelongWIN
15 St. KildaWIN
16 CollingwoodWIN
17 FootscrayWIN
18 CarltonLOSS
SF CarltonWIN
GF EssendonWIN

Ladder

W
D
L
%
P
Carlton1404120.356
Melbourne1404117.256
Richmond1404116.756
Essendon1305130.352
Collingwood1206110.948
Footscray1008110.540
Fitzroy801096.332
South Melbourne801090.032
North Melbourne601292.924
Geelong301583.012
St. Kilda301581.912
Hawthorn301568.212

Playing List

NumberNameGamesGoals
1 Stan Heal 85
2 Roy Dowsing 1516
3 Bill Baxter 30
4 Norm Smith 1989
5 Ron White 20
8 Rowley Fischer 142
9 Richie Emselle 201
10 Maurie Gibb 2019
11 Warren Lewis 40
12 Jack Mueller 2045
13 George Lenne 73
13 Les Jones 10
14 George Archibald 20
15 Ron Baggott 2048
16 Hughie McPherson 20
17 Allan La Fontaine 205
18 Wally Lock 162
19 Frank Roberts 80
20 Frank Williams 10
21 Ron Kimberley 10
21 Don Cordner 20
22 Shane McGrath 180
23 Ray Wartman 2015
24 Percy Beames 1829
25 Col McLean 100
26 Mac Wilson 52
27 Gerry Daly 121
28 Ted Cordner 110
29 Jack O'Keefe 159
30 Alby Rodda 35
31 Les Gibbs 24
32 Dick Hingston 160
33 Bernie Neenan 58
34 Adrian Dullard 1812
35 Noel Ellis 20
36 Sid Anderson 201

Awards

Most Consistent - Sid Anderson
Most Consistent Senior - Gerry Daly
Best Clubman - Mac Wilson

Seconds

W
D
L
P
Essendon 150360
Fitzroy 130552
Richmond 120648
Collingwood 110744
North Melbourne101742
St Kilda91838
Melbourne82836
Carlton801032
Footscray701128
Geelong601224
South Melbourne401416
Hawthorn301512


Tribunal

RoundPlayerChargeSanction
Round 10 Maurie Gibb Striking Not Guilty
Round 12 Maurie Gibb Time Wasting Not Guilty


Media
"Melbourne FC congratulations" - The Argus 13/02/1942

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