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1967

Coach: Norm Smith
Captain: Hassa Mann
Finishing Position: 7th
Best and Fairest: Hassa Mann
Leading Goalkicker: Hassa Mann (38)
Best First Year Player: n/a

Matches Ladder Playing List Night Series Best and Fairest Reserves Under 19's


Despite his side putting in its worse season since Norm Smith first took over in 1953, the coach was reappointed for another season with a brief to improve on an 11th place finish in 1966. He boldly declared that he wouldn't be surprised to see the Demons back into the four.

For the first time a Little League competition was played, sponsored by the State Savings Bank. Each team had a squad of players which appeared at half time and the matches were umpired by the Emergency Umpire of the main match. Melbourne were the premiers of the inaugural competition.

Also for the first time a draft was suggested as a method of recruiting players. The VFL was involved in a wrangle with country leagues about recruiting zones and a player draft was suggested as a possible alternative. The idea was rejected by an overwhelming majority of clubs including Melbourne.

In the same year that his brother Len passed away after a series of heart attacks, Norm Smith missed the second half of the Round 15 match against Carlton, and another match the week after with a heart complaint of his own. John Beckwith took over as coach on both occassions and took over as Senior Coach in his own right when Smith retired at the end of the year.

The Under 19's failed to win a match for the season.

Brian Leahy and Graeme Jacobs were sacked by the club after misbehaviour on the side's trip to Surfer's Paradise.

Melbourne's VFL delegates were Arthur King and Tom Trumble.

Practice Match

Opponent
Result
Port Adelaide LOSS

Premiership Season

Round
Opposition
Result
1 North Melbourne WIN
2 Geelong LOSS
3 St Kilda WIN
4 Carlton LOSS
5 Footscray LOSS
6 Fitzroy WIN
7 Essendon LOSS
8 Hawthorn WIN
9 South Melbourne WIN
10 Richmond LOSS
11 Collingwood LOSS
12 North Melbourne WIN
13 Geelong LOSS
14 St. Kilda LOSS
15 Carlton LOSS
16 Footscray WIN
17 Fitzroy LOSS
18 Essendon WIN

Ladder

W
D
L
%
P
Richmond1503145.960
Carlton1413125.858
Geelong1305122.852
Collingwood1206132.248
St. Kilda1107122.744
Essendon819106.034
Melbourne801088.832
North Melbourne711094.230
South Melbourne511282.022
Hawthorn501370.320
Fitzroy401472.116
Footscray401471.616

Playing List

NumberPlayerGamesGoals
1 Rob Foster 142
2 Robert Stewart 100
4 Peter Smith 1518
5 Chris Aitken 46
6 Frank Davis 170
7 Graham Osborne 137
8 Tassie Johnson 171
9 Brian Dixon 186
10 Ken Emselle 1819
11 Tony Anderson 140
12 Chris Fowler 50
15 Stan Alves 187
16 John Townsend 65
17 John Comben 10
18 Neville Stone 126
19 Terry Leahy 82
20 Graeme Jacobs 53
21 Ted Lees 21
22 Bryan Kenneally 176
23 Adrian Bowden 100
24 Ross Dillon 1319
25 Geoff Whitton 30
27 John Murnane 20
28 Derek Feldmann 20
29 Hassa Mann 1738
30 Bob Langford 10
31 Ray Groom 181
32 Barrie Vagg 147
33 Gary Hardeman 81
34 Brent Jones 10
35 Don Williams 170
36 Ken Osborne 62
37 Bernie Massey 70
38 Rob Dowsing 815
39 Rick Feldmann 32
40 John Toll 20
43 Tony Sullivan 20
44 Tom Quinn 50
46 Max Walker 72

Golden Fleece Night Series

Round
Opposition
Result
1 North Melbourne LOSS

Best and Fairest

Player
1st Hassa Mann
2nd Stan Alves
3rd Bryan Kenneally
4th Brian Dixon
5th Frank Davis

Other Awards
Outstanding Service - Brian Dixon

Reserves

1967 Reserves Season

Leading Goalkicker - Rob Dowsing
Best and Fairest - Derek Feldmann
Second Best and Fairest - Tony Sullivan
Outstanding service - Rob Dowsing, Greg Parke

W
D
L
%
P
Richmond 1503151.060
North Melbourne 1404118.456
Collingwood 1305120.352
Geelong 1107121.244
Melbourne 918102.738
Footscray801092.432
Hawthorn711091.630
St Kilda7011101.928
Carlton701180.928
South Melbourne601285.724
Fitzroy 601284.224
Essendon401474.216

Under 19's

1967 Under 19's Season

Best and Fairest - Joseph Calleja
Second Best and Fairest - Greg Smith
Best Clubman - A. McGuinness
Leading Goalkicker - Paul Callery
Outstanding service - R. Hooper, G. Watts

W
D
L
%
P
Richmond 1503137.760
Footscray 1305131.052
Collingwood 130598.852
Fitzroy 1206114.048
Essendon 1107120.444
St Kilda 918108.638
South Melbourne909103.736
Geelong711095.230
Carlton701199.328
North Melbourne601284.324
Hawthorn501391.220
Melbourne001852.60

Fourths

Best and Fairest - A. Hollings
Second Best and Fairest - John Gowdie
Best Clubman - R. Girdwood
Outstanding service - G. Swift, S. Goodwin

Media
Age - 09/05/1967
Age - 10/05/1967

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