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2009

Coach: Dean Bailey
Captain: James McDonald
Finishing Position: 16th (Last)
Best and Fairest: Aaron Davey
Leading Goalkicker: Russell Robertson (29 goals)
Best First Year Player: Liam Jurrah
Major Sponsor: Hankook/Kaspersky Lab (Joint)
Members: 31,506

Matches Ladder Playing List Best and Fairest VFL Tribunal Drafts and Trading


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Image After a disappointing 2008 campaign which brought the first wooden spoon to the club since 1997 Melbourne were tipped to once more be amongst the strugglers in '09. That too had been the case in 1998 but that side ended up playing a preliminary final. This year's model, though, were part of a rebuilding phase and without experienced recruits they were always going to struggle.

The goal, then, was to win more than the three games of the previous year and to avoid humiliating defeats like they'd suffered at the hands of Hawthorn, Western Bulldogs and Geelong in 2008.

Round 22 saw the Demons put up a brave fight against minor premiers St. Kilda before finally succumbing and earning themselves the prized priority picks.

Port Adelaide Shaun Burgoyne named Melbourne as one of his preferred clubs after announcing he was leaving the Power at the end of the year. After meeting with the Demons he elected to negotiate with Hawthorn instead.

During Grand Final week it was announced that midfielder Brock McLean had requested a trade, and that a deal had been done to send him to Carlton for selection 11 in the 2009 National Draft. Despite rumours linking him with a move Aaron Davey signed a four year contract to stay at the club.

Simon Buckley and Shane Valenti were delisted at the end of the season.

VFL affiliate Casey reached the first round of the finals but were beaten by more than a hundred points by Collingwood with just three Melbourne players in the side.

The club made an operational profit of $20,051 for the year, a turnaround of nearly $3 million. With the proceeds of the Debt Demolition campaign included the result was a $567,132 profit.

In 2012 the AFL launched an investigation into Melbourne's 2009 season after comments by Brock McLean that the club had not been trying to win. After an exhaustive seven month inquiry it was deemed that Melbourne were not guilty of losing games deliberately, but that Dean Bailey and Chris Connolly had acted improperly during the year. Bailey and Connolly were suspended and the club was fined $500,000.

NAB Cup

Round
Opposition
Result
1 Hawthorn LOSS

Practice Matches

Opposition
Result
Sydney LOSS
Brisbane WIN
Western Bulldogs LOSS

Premiership Season

Round
Opposition
Result
1 North Melbourne LOSS
2 Collingwood LOSS
3 Port Adelaide LOSS
4 Richmond WIN
5 Adelaide LOSS
6 Geelong LOSS
7 West Coast LOSS
8 Footscray LOSS
9 Hawthorn LOSS
10 St. Kilda LOSS
11 Collingwood LOSS
12 Essendon LOSS
13 Brisbane LOSS
14 West Coast WIN
15 Port Adelaide WIN
16 Geelong LOSS
17 Sydney LOSS
18 Richmond LOSS
19 North Melbourne LOSS
20 Fremantle WIN
21 Carlton LOSS
22 St. Kilda LOSS

Ladder

W
D
L
%
P
St. Kilda2002155.780
Geelong1804127.472
Western Bulldogs1507122.660
Collingwood1507122.360
Adelaide1408117.656
Brisbane1318106.754
Carlton1309110.552
Essendon1011197.842
Hawthorn901392.536
Port Adelaide901388.736
West Coast801493.332
Sydney801493.132
North Melbourne711483.430
Fremantle601677.324
Richmond511674.322
Melbourne401874.716

Senior List

NumberNameGamesGoals
1 Simon Buckley 1 0
2 Nathan Jones 20 8
3 Clint Bartram 15 1
4 Jack Watts 3 2
5 Brock McLean 19 7
6 Matthew Bate 20 27
7 Brad Miller 17 19
8 James Frawley 20 1
10 Cale Morton 21 9
11 Paul Johnson 18 6
12 Colin Sylvia 17 17
14 Lynden Dunn 13 8
15 Ricky Petterd 18 19
16 Jack Grimes 11 2
18 Brad Green 12 12
19 Addam Maric 6 5
20 Colin Garland 1 0
21 Daniel Bell 3 0
22 Brent Moloney 21 7
23 James McDonald (c) 18 2
24 Russell Robertson 13 29
25 Kyle Cheney 12 0
26 John Meesen 4 0
27 Jared Rivers 20 0
29 Michael Newton 5 6
30 Tom McNamara 3 1
31 Paul Wheatley 3 1
32 Cameron Bruce 19 9
33 Austin Wonaeamirri 0 0
34 Stefan Martin 19 6
36 Aaron Davey 22 9
37 Matthew Warnock 17 0
39 Neville Jetta 15 7
40 Mark Jamar 7 7
41 Rohan Bail 1 0
43 Jamie Bennell 16 2
45 Matthew Whelan 10 1
46 Sam Blease 0 0
47 James Strauss 0 0
48 Liam Jurrah 9 20

Rookie List

NumberNameGamesGoals
35 Trent Zomer 0 0
38 Daniel Hughes 0 0
42 Jake Spencer 6 0
44 Shane Valenti 6 2
49 Jordie McKenzie 3 0
50 Rhys Healey 0 0

Best and Fairest

After each round, the five members of the match committee rate the best players with a score out of four. There is no limit on the number of players who can receive votes. The maximum amount of votes a player can receive per round is 20.

Player
Votes
1st Aaron Davey 82
2nd Brent Moloney 69
3rd Cameron Bruce 56
4th Matthew Bate 47
5th Nathan Jones 44
5th Colin Sylvia 44
5th Matthew Warnock 44
8th James Frawley 43
10th James McDonald 42
10th Cale Morton 42
11th Brock McLean 41
12th Jared Rivers 39
13th Mark Jamar 30
14th Brad Green 29
15th Ricky Petterd 28
16th Jack Grimes 24
17th Liam Jurrah 21
18th Clint Bartram 20
19th Brad Miller 19
20th Paul Johnson 16
21st Jamie Bennell 15
22nd Russell Robertson 14
23rd Stefan Martin 13
24th Lynden Dunn 12
25th Shane Valenti 11
26th Kyle Cheney 9
26th Neville Jetta 9
28th John Meesen 8
29th Matthew Whelan 6
30th Michael Newton 4
30th Jake Spencer 4
32nd Addam Maric 3
33rd Paul Wheatley 2

Other awards
Norm Smith Memorial Trophy - Coaches Award - James Frawley
Ian Ridley Club Ambassador Award - Shane Valenti
Ron Barassi Jnr Leadership Award - Brent Moloney
Troy Broadbridge Memorial Trophy - Shane Valenti

VFL

2009 VFL Casey Scorpions season
10 wins, 0 draws, 8 losses, 6th place

Finals

RoundOppositionResultScore
EF Collingwood LOSS 62-177

Tribunal

RoundPlayerChargeSanction
NAB Cup R1 Paul Johnson Striking Not Guilty
Practice Match Clint Bartram Striking Withdrawn
Round 5 Jared Rivers Umpire Contact $2600 fine
Round 8 Lynden Dunn Umpire Contact $1950 fine
Round 14 Ricky Petterd Abusive Language $900 fine
Round 14 Colin Sylvia Striking 3 matches
Round 21 Mark Jamar Umpire Contact $1950 fine
Round 22 Nathan Jones Umpire Contact $2850 fine


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"Demons achieve profit in 2009" melbournefc.com.au 21/12/2009

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