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2004

Coach: Neale Daniher
Captain: David Neitz
Finishing Position: 5th
Best and Fairest: Jeff White
Leading Goalkicker: David Neitz (69)
Best First Year Player: Aaron Davey
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Members: 20,647

Matches Ladder Playing List Best and Fairest Coaching Staff VFL


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Stung by a poor 2003 the Demons were one of the first sides to hit the pre-season training track - starting their campaign on 27 October, and they bounced back to make the finals again. Melbourne were on top of the ladder after Round 18 but failed to win another game and were knocked out by Essendon in the Elimination Final.

In May Paul Gardner announced that the club were losing $100,000 a month, and in October the league recognised Melbourne's dire financial situation by granting them a retrospective payment of $1.5 million for 2004, and the same for 2005. After the AFL's cash injection the club made a $25,000 profit.

In December the club signed an agreement with the Melbourne and Olympic Park Trust aimed at establishing an elite training and administration base at the redeveloped venue.

Wizard Home Loans Cup

Round
Opposition
Result
1 North Melbourne WIN
QF West Coast WIN
SF Geelong LOSS

Practice Matches

Opposition
Result
Collingwood ?

Premiership Season

Round
Opposition
Result
1 Hawthorn LOSS
2 Richmond WIN
3 Western Bulldogs WIN
4 Port Adelaide WIN
5 SydneyWIN
6 CarltonWIN
7 West CoastWIN
8 GeelongLOSS
9 KangaroosWIN
10 BrisbaneLOSS
11 FremantleWIN
12 CollingwoodWIN
13 EssendonWIN
14 AdelaideLOSS
15 St. KildaWIN
16 Western BulldogsWIN
17 RichmondWIN
18 HawthornWIN
19 Port AdelaideLOSS
20 SydneyLOSS
21 CarltonLOSS
22 West CoastLOSS
EF EssendonLOSS

Ladder

W
D
L
%
P
Port Adelaide1705132.468
Brisbane1606137.264
St. Kilda1606128.064
Geelong1507119.960
Melbourne1408111.956
Sydney1309107.452
West Coast1309103.852
Essendon12010102.448
Fremantle11011100.644
Kangaroos10012100.340
Carlton1001281.740
Adelaide801495.632
Collingwood801491.232
Western Bulldogs501779.620
Hawthorn401870.216
Richmond401869.216

Senior List

NumberPlayerGamesGoals
1 Chris Heffernan 18 2
2 Steven Armstrong 6 4
3 Clint Bizzell 14 0
4 Ben Holland 21 21
5 Brock McLean 9 5
6 Scott Thompson 12 8
7 Brad Miller 22 13
8 Alistair Nicholson 23 0
9 David Neitz (c) 21 69
10 Daniel Ward 10 1
11 Darren Jolly 7 0
12 Colin Sylvia 3 1
13 Adem Yze 23 19
15 Nick Smith 0 0
16 Travis Johnstone 16 12
17 Chris Johnson 0 0
18 Brad Green 21 26
19 Peter Vardy 11 12
20 Troy Broadbridge 14 0
21 Daniel Bell 3 0
23 James McDonald 18 3
24 Russell Robertson 22 30
25 Nathan Brown 22 5
26 Luke Williams 2 0
27 Jared Rivers 22 0
28 Phil Read 21 4
29 Chris Lamb 0 0
30 Simon Godfrey 14 3
31 Paul Wheatley 20 2
32 Cameron Bruce 22 34
33 Cameron Hunter 0 0
34 Jeff White 23 8
35 Ryan Ferguson 0 0
40 Mark Jamar 3 0
41 Nathan Carroll 4 0
42 Peter Walsh 13 7
43 Guy Rigoni 7 2
45 Matthew Whelan 20 1

Rookie List

NumberPlayerGamesGoals
14 Luke Molan 0 0
36 Aaron Davey 19 28
37 Paul Newman 0 0
38 Joel Campbell 0 0
44 Adam Fisher 0 0
46 Dale Carson 0 0

Best and Fairest

Five members of the match committee select the best five players each week and rate them out of 10.

PlayerVotes
1 Jeff White 287
2 Nathan Brown 286
3 Adem Yze 280
4 Cameron Bruce 239
5 David Neitz 219
6 Matthew Whelan 215
7 Brad Green 178
8 James McDonald 155
9 Jared Rivers 152
10 Alistair Nicholson 135

Other Awards
Best Clubman - Guy Rigoni
Best Team Player - Adem Yze
Most Consistent - Nathan Brown
Most Improved - Jared Rivers

Tribunal

RoundPlayerChargeSanction
Round 1 Daniel Ward Unduly Rough Play 3 matches
Round 2 James McDonald Wrestling Not Guilty
Round 2 Travis Johnstone Abusive Language $1200 fine
Round 4 Russell Robertson Striking 1 match
Round 7 Chris Heffernan Tripping Not Guilty
Round 9 Scott Thompson Striking 1 match
Round 14 Adem Yze Charging Withdrawn
Round 19 Ben Holland Striking Not Guilty
Round 19 David Neitz Wrestling $5000 fine
Round 22 Chris Heffernan Striking 1 match
Elimination Final Brad Miller Wrestling $1200

Coaching staff

Chris Fagan - Assistant Coach
Mark Riley - Assistant Coach
Brett Ratten - Assistant Coach
Darren Flanigan - Ruck Coach
Paul Ford - Conditioning Coach
Stephen Tingay - Football and Conditioning Assistant

VFL

Sandringham Zebras 2004 season

Media
"Demons losing $100,000 a month" - The Age 22/05/2004
"Demons in the money with AFL fund" - The Age 11/10/2004

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