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1912

Coach: Alex Hall
Captain: Alf George
Finishing Position: 6th
Best and Fairest: n/a
Leading Goalkicker: Harry Brereton (56)
Best First Year Player: n/a
Members: Approximately 400

Matches Ladder Playing List

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Andrew Manzie joined as Secretary from Richmond and bought players Len Incigneri and Mick Maguire with him.

Stewards were appointed by the VFL to patrol the sidelines and report any offences that they detected. The system was abolished in 1916.

The numbering of players was introduced for the first time to assist spectators in identifying players, and for umpires and stewards to more easily report players. The Football Record was introduced from the start of the season to help fans identify players.

Season tickets for non-MCC members were introduced for the first time, at a cost of 5/- and approximately 400 were sold. The club was known informally as "the hot socks" due to the red stockings that they wore.

The club organised a trip to Tasmania at the end of June between the gap for Round 11 and Round 12 while an interstate match was being played. Manzie arranged for a local comedian to keep his party entertained by offering a free trip. Unfortunately the plan foundered when his opening performance coincided with the audience suffered a collective bout of sea sickness. Once everyone got their sea legs, there was a notable occurance - the theme song It's A Grand Old Flag was sung for the first time.

When Melbourne returned to the field in Round 12 they failed to kick a goal against South Melbourne, and despite a shock win over Geelong the next week, two successive losses by under a goal shattered their hopes of qualifying for the semi finals for the first time since 1902.

In 1912 the MCG was measured as being 186 yds by 168 yds.

Premiership Season

RoundOppositionResult
1 CollingwoodWIN
2 UniversityWIN
3 South MelbourneLOSS
4 GeelongLOSS
5 CarltonWIN
6 FitzroyLOSS
7 EssendonLOSS
8 Richmond WIN
9 St. KildaWIN
10 CollingwoodLOSS
11 UniversityWIN
12 South MelbourneLOSS
13 GeelongWIN
14 CarltonLOSS
15 FitzroyLOSS
16 EssendonLOSS
17 RichmondWIN
18 St. KildaWIN

Ladder

WDL%P
South Melbourne1404157.056
Carlton1404131.256
Essendon1206114.948
Geelong1107126.744
Fitzroy1008108.540
Melbourne90998.936
Collingwood90991.736
St. Kilda7011100.428
Richmond301564.712
University101757.04

Exhibition Match

OppositionResult
Tasmanian League LOSS

Playing List

NumberPlayerGamesGoals
1 Bill Allen 167
2 Harry Brereton 1756
3 Alf George 173
4 Jim Fitzpatrick 142
5 Bill Hendrie 176
6 Bill McKenzie 181
7 Bill Hickey 60
8 Fred Harris 50
9 Bobby Monk 189
10 Jack Robertson 31
11 Hedley Tomkins 186
12 Mal Kennedy 60
13 Bert Francis 51
14 Jack Bristow 180
15 Tim Lane 1311
16 Bill Flintoft 42
17 Wally Naismith 180
18 Harry Cope 102
18 Arthur Ferguson 20
19 Joe Pearce 150
20 Wally Sykes 33
22 Bernie Nolan 21
23 Hugh Purse 130
24 Jack Strong 62
24 Jack Leith 10
25 Ted Politz 149
26 Hughie Odgers 50
26 Les Abbott 30
27 Tom Wellington 40
28 Clarrie Abbott 10
29 Jack Evans 110
29 Herb Joolen 98
30 Mick Maguire 108
? Bert Parke 10
? Vern Daniel 10

Awards

Best rover - Hedley Tomkins
Most consistent - Bill McKenzie and Bill Hendrie
Most improved - Jack Evans

Tribunal

RoundPlayerChargeSanction
Exhibition Match vs Tasmanian League Mick Maguire Striking Reprimand
Round 10 Alf George Striking Not Guilty
Round 18 Jack Evans Striking Not Guilty
Round 18 Herb Joolen Striking 4 matches


Media
The Age - 24/09/1912
Football Record 1912

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