Coach: n/a
Captain: Ned Sutton
Finishing Position: 6th
Best and Fairest: n/a
Leading Goalkicker: Charlie Young (21)
Best First Year Player: n/a

Matches Ladder Playing list

Like 1897, Melbourne started their second VFL season strongly before fading. They were 5-3 after the first eight games before not winning another home and away game. They weren't able to take advantage of a generous finals system that included all eight teams but did register another win, against a hapless St Kilda side who hadn't yet won in the VFL.

In June an 'old players' game took place between Melbourne and Essendon. Melbourne's selected side was Rannard, Garton, McAllister, J. Morris (C), Strachan, H. Morrison (VC), Spooner, King, Barrass, Franks, Douglas, Norcott, Plante, Lowe, McGregor, Parry, Rush, Harry, Aitken, Stiffe, Longden, Crohan, Booth, Lucas, Tuckfield, Dodds, Robinson, Thewlis and Wilmot but the final side was Garton, McAllister, Norcott, J. Morris (c), Macgregor, Barrass, Miller, Longden, Crohan, King, Morrison, Swyer, Thewlis, Gillett, Spooner, Franks, Harry, Plant, Douglas and Strachan. The game was deliberately played for comedy value and Melbourne won by 5.1 to 2.8.

Practice matches

Brighton WIN 46-36
Public Schools ?

Premiership season

1 St. Kilda WIN92-16
2 CarltonWIN83-26
3 CollingwoodWIN46-36
4 FitzroyLOSS19-38
5 EssendonLOSS23-48
6 South MelbourneLOSS13-15
7 GeelongWIN59-39
8 St. KildaWIN45-21
9 CarltonDRAW28-28
10 CollingwoodLOSS11-59
11 FitzroyLOSS33-50
12 EssendonLOSS20-75
13 South MelbourneLOSS38-43
14 GeelongLOSS19-51
15 Geelong LOSS16-78
16 St. Kilda WIN38-17
17 Collingwood LOSS41-55


South Melbourne70789.628
St. Kilda001433.50

Finals Section B ladder

St. Kilda00329.20

Playing list

Jimmy Aitken 4 0
Art Atkinson 41
Bill Atkinson 30
Eddie Byers 130
John Coghlan 50
Vic Cumberland 30
Tom Davey 80
Jack Davidson 40
Herbert Fry 10
Stewart Geddes 113
Jack Graham 40
Henry Hagenauer 10
Maurie Herring 13 0
Percy Howard 54
George Johnstone 50
Denis Lanigan 161
Jack Leith 1617
Austin Lewis 162
Les MacPherson 31
Bill McClelland 10
Bill McCulloch 31
Fred McGinis 175
Norm McLeod 40
Henry Mitchell 120
George Moodie 165
Bob Moore 20
George Moysey 85
Dick Pirrie 122
Harold Rippon 40
Les Rippon 60
Norm Rippon 10
Dick Robertson 50
Bobby Royle 30
Jimmy Russell 43
Pat Scanlan 52
Eddie Sholl 110
Frank Staines 50
Wally Steele 143
Dave Strahan 110
Ned Sutton 150
John Timothee 20
Dick Wardill 125
Alf Wood 171
Charlie Young 1521

Some sources show a game against West Melbourne on 30/04 at Wesley College. West Melbourne played Essendon on this day, with no corresponding MFC fixture.
Argus - 06/06/1898
Argus - 22/06/1898
Age - 23/06/1898
Argus - 23/06/1898
Leader - 25/06/1898
Argus - 27/03/1899

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