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1992

Coach: John Northey
Captain: Garry Lyon
Finishing Position: 11th
Best and Fairest: Glenn Lovett
Leading Goalkicker: Allen Jakovich (40)
Best First Year Player: Chris Sullivan
Sponsor: Snowy Mountain Spring Water
Members: 8681

Matches Ladder Playing List Best and Fairest Reserves

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Senior coach John Northey began pre-season with a five day camp at HMAS Cerberus in Crib Point, but the Demons' start to the year was interrupted by the Cricket World Cup which kept them off the MCG until Round 2, and district cricket finals at the Junction Oval that forced them into a third choice training ground in a St Kilda park. Recovering stars Garry Lyon and Jim Stynes were forbidden from training because it was feared they would injure themselves again on a pothole.

Their inability to use the Junction Oval was especially galling considering it had been reported that the club were considering developing the ground as a training and social club base. Their pre-season had been poor in most ways, losing four of five practice matches and their first round Fosters Cup game, but after a Round 1 bye the Demons thumped Geelong in Round 2.

After that bright start they failed to win again until Round 10, throwing away an eight goal lead in the last quarter against Essendon and drawing with the unfancied Swans. They used 41 players for the season, the most in any year since 1987.

In August the Sunday Herald-Sun reported that Melbourne and Richmond officials had been engaged in high level talks regarding a merger. Both clubs denied the story. Former player Gerard Healy was forced to retract the story and issue an apology following the involvement of Richmond's solicitors. In December the Demons would also deny that they were involved in talks with Fitzroy about a merger.

Despite eventually winning seven games the Demons were six and a half wins out of the top six, and after five straight years of finals John Northey resigned as coach to sign with Richmond the same day. Melbourne had announced that Northey's job was under review, and at the same time Allan Jeans was retiring at the Tigers, so when he was offered the certainty of a guaranteed job in 1993 he took it. It was revealed that Melbourne officials were going to compile a shortlist, including Northey, and vote on it to decide who would coach the side in '93.

The club lost $463,188 for the season, but in December they rejected any suggestion of a merger with the even more financially strapped Fitzroy. President Ian Ridley said: "The Melbourne Football Club is the oldest football club in Australia and will never compromise and lose its identity."

Melbourne's reserves lost their third straight grand final. With the Under 19's abolished the Reserves took on the name "Victorian State Football League" despite fielding exactly the same sides that it had the year before and still including both Brisbane and Sydney.

Practice Matches

Opposition
Result
Fitzroy LOSS
St. Kilda LOSS
Richmond LOSS
Collingwood LOSS
Brisbane WIN
Norwood WIN

Fosters Cup

Round
Opposition
Result
1 Footscray LOSS

Premiership Season

Round
Opposition
Result
1 BYE
2 GeelongWIN
3 AdelaideLOSS
4 RichmondLOSS
5 CollingwoodLOSS
6 EssendonLOSS
7 SydneyDRAW
8 St. KildaLOSS
9 HawthornLOSS
10 North MelbourneWIN
11 CarltonLOSS
12 Brisbane BearsLOSS
13 FootscrayLOSS
14 BYE
15 FitzroyWIN
16 West CoastLOSS
17 GeelongLOSS
18 AdelaideWIN
19 RichmondWIN
20 CollingwoodWIN
21 EssendonLOSS
22 SydneyWIN
23 St. KildaLOSS
24 HawthornLOSS

Ladder

W
D
L
%
P
Geelong1606145.664
Footscray1606129.864
Collingwood1606114.964
West Coast1516125.962
Hawthorn1408122.956
St. Kilda1408120.256
Carlton1408112.356
Essendon1201092.848
Adelaide11011101.444
Fitzroy901390.336
Melbourne711487.330
North Melbourne701589.528
Richmond501773.520
Brisbane411764.618
Sydney311874.114

Playing List

NumberPlayerGamesGoals
2 Stephen Tingay 6 1
3 Garry Lyon 1630
4 Chris Sullivan 1619
5 David Schwarz 2220
6 Glenn Lovett 1812
7 Darren Kowal 30
8 Graeme Yeats 195
9 Darren Cuthbertson 115
11 Jim Stynes 229
12 Todd Viney 227
13 Allen Jakovich 1140
14 Rod Grinter 30
15 Paul Bryce 133
16 Andy Lovell 1926
17 Brett Lovett 204
18 Steven Stretch 1814
19 Darren Bennett 1428
20 Matthew Febey 105
21 Steven Febey 142
22 Stephen Wearne 32
23 Kevin Dyson 51
24 Luke Beveridge 66
25 Simon Eishold 51
26 Wayne Henwood 10
27 Sean Wight 116
28 John Howat 53
29 Andrew Obst 1614
31 Rod Keogh 133
32 Andy Goodwin 130
33 Greg Healy 119
35 Michael Pickering 1110
36 Grant Williams 45
37 Andrew Lamprill 41
40 Shane Burgmann 10
41 Peter Rohde 210
43 Andrew Ford 40
44 Sean Charles 914
45 Wayne Lamb 20
46 Matthew Mahoney 20
46 Haydn Robins 141
49 Brian Stynes 20

Best and Fairest

Player
1st Glenn Lovett 463
2nd Andy Lovell 320
3rd David Schwarz 301
4th Garry Lyon 244
5th Jim Stynes 239
6th Todd Viney 216
7th Graeme Yeats 213
8th Steven Stretch 209
9th Michael Pickering 178
10th Peter Rohde 144
11th Andrew Obst 107
12th Greg Healy 93
12th Brett Lovett 93
14th Chris Sullivan 84
15th Haydn Robins 80
16th Rod Keogh 76
16th Sean Wight 76
18th Allen Jakovich 54
19th Andy Goodwin 53
20th Sean Charles 48
21st Paul Bryce 33
22nd Darren Cuthbertson 26
23rd Steven Febey 16
23rd Rod Grinter 16
25th Luke Beveridge 12
25th Andrew Ford 12
27th Darren Bennett 11
27th Andrew Lamprill 11
27th Stephen Tingay 11
30th Brian Stynes 7
30th Matthew Febey 7

Other Awards
Most Consistent - Peter Rohde
Most Improved - David Schwarz
Best Team Player - Todd Viney

Reserves

1992 Reserves Season
Best and Fairest - Rod Grinter

W
D
L
%
P
Essendon 1903167.476
Carlton 1615129.066
Melbourne 1606135.764
Footscray 1507146.860
St Kilda 1309106.052
North Melbourne 12010115.448
Collingwood1101195.744
Hawthorn911284.438
Geelong901392.136
Fitzroy901380.036
Brisbane701570.528
Richmond401872.216
Sydney202065.88

Finals

Round
Opposition
Result
EF North MelbourneWIN
SF EssendonLOSS
PF CarltonWIN
GF Essendon LOSS


Tribunal

RoundPlayerChargeSanction
Round 10 Rod Keogh Striking 2 matches
Round 11 Rod Grinter Striking 6 matches
Round 13 Graeme Yeats Striking 3 matches
Round 19 Haydn Robins Striking 1 match
Round 22 Darren Bennett Charging Not Guilty


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