Loading...
 

1946

Coach: Frank Hughes
Captain: Norm Smith
Finishing Position: 4th (Lost Grand Final)
Best and Fairest: Jack Mueller
Leading Goalkicker: Jack Mueller (58)
Best First Year Player: Len Dockett

Matches Ladder Playing List Best and Fairest Seconds Thirds

Image The Demons - still stuck at Punt Road even though the war had ended - welcomed back premiership players Ted Cordner, Gerry Daly, Dick Hingston, Wally Lock, Shane McGrath and Alby Rodda as they started to return to normal peacetime playing conditions. Hingston, Daly, Ellis, Dullard, Rodda, Mueller, Murnane and Furniss also returned after military service.

The league introduced a second substitute (20th man) who could replace any of the starting 18. The Thirds were also introduced. Additionally the Provident Fund was introduced to raise money for players when they retired.

The round 17 clash against Hawthorn was the first match at the MCG since the 1941 Grand Final.

On Thursday 19 September, Melbourne's finals team played a practice game on the MCG against the rest of the list plus three players loaned from Richmond and amateur clubs.

Don Cordner won the Brownlow Medal but lost the club's Best and Fairest to Jack Mueller who only scored a single Brownlow vote.

Melbourne's VFL delegates were Joe Blair (until his passing in September) and Bruce Hogg.

Premiership Season

RoundOppositionResult
1 GeelongWIN
2 CarltonWIN
3 EssendonLOSS
4 South MelbourneWIN
5 FootscrayLOSS
6 HawthornLOSS
7 FitzroyLOSS
8 North MelbourneLOSS
9 St. KildaWIN
10 RichmondWIN
11 CollingwoodWIN
12 GeelongWIN
13 CarltonWIN
14 EssendonWIN
15 South MelbourneLOSS
16 FootscrayWIN
17 HawthornWIN
18 FitzroyWIN
19 North MelbourneWIN
SF FootscrayWIN
PF CollingwoodWIN
GF EssendonLOSS

Ladder

WDL%P
Essendon1504140.760
Collingwood1306125.252
Footscray1306117.852
Melbourne1306104.852
Richmond1108115.844
Carlton1108102.144
South Melbourne1009106.540
Fitzroy9010118.736
North Melbourne801191.232
Geelong401570.916
St. Kilda401570.016
Hawthorn301670.512

Exhibition Match

OppositionResult
Gippsland League ?

Playing List

NumberNameGamesGoals
1 Ern Rowarth 71
2 Roy Dowsing 140
3 Ron Irwin 130
4 Norm Smith 1933
5 Billy Deans 223
6 Fred Fanning 2056
7 Clem Conroy 10
8 Roy Stabb 90
9 Ivan Porter 42
10 Lance Arnold 41
11 Gordon Bowman 193
12 Jack Mueller 2258
14 Ron Hall 82
15 Jack Quinn 65
16 George Bickford 183
17 Frank Kennedy 151
18 Wally Lock 150
19 Bill Scanlan 72
20 Norm Wilson 39
21 Don Cordner 222
22 Shane McGrath 202
23 Ted Cordner 190
24 Dick Kennedy 46
25 Col McLean 200
26 Ralph Shalless 10
27 Gerry Daly 31
27 Ernie O'Rourke 1428
28 Adrian Dullard 1114
29 Harry Rowe 10
29 Alf Copsey 50
30 Alby Rodda 1619
31 Stan Rule 183
32 Dick Hingston 30
32 Len Dockett 184
34 Arnold Byfield 1810
35 Noel McMahen 30
36 Des Bell 52
37 Jim Mitchell 1318

Best and Fairest

Player
1st Jack Mueller

Tribunal

RoundPlayerChargeSanction
Round 7 Alby Rodda Striking Not Guilty
Round 9 Roy Stabb Striking 4 matches
Round 9 Alby Rodda Attempted Striking 4 matches
Round 13 Billy Deans Charging Not Guilty
GF Frank Kennedy Striking 4 matches
GF Adrian Dullard Kneeing Not Guilty

Other awards
Best clubman - Norm Smith
Best all-round player - Jim Mitchell
Most brilliant - Donald Cordner
Most unselfish - Shane McGrath
Most tenacious - Ted Cordner
Most determined - Wally Lock
Most improved - George Bickford and Stan Rule

Seconds

1946 Seconds season
Captain - H. Gray
Vice Captain - Ralph Shalless

WDL%P
Richmond 1702149.368
Fitzroy 1603157.964
Collingwood 1603147.264
Melbourne1306129.152
South Melbourne111795.846
Carlton801195.332
Essendon801191.832
St Kilda711191.630
Footscray701298.028
Geelong701276.928
North Melbourne211667.110
Hawthorn011855.92

Finals

RoundOppositionResult
SF Collingwood LOSS

Thirds

1946 Thirds season

P
Melbourne 44
North Melbourne 40
Carlton 32
Essendon 28
Richmond16
St Kilda8
Hawthorn4

Finals

RoundOppositionResult
SF North Melbourne LOSS
PF Carlton LOSS

Media
Herald - 18/09/1946
Age - 21/11/1946

Links
Membership image courtesy of grandoldflag.net

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Monday 26 November 2018 01:19:37 AEDT by Supermercado. (Version 28)

Donate to Demonwiki

Search

Google Search