Captain - Coach: Ivor Warne-Smith
Finishing Position: 3rd
Best and Fairest: n/a
Leading Goalkicker: Robert C Johnson (55)
Best First Year Player: n/a

Matches Ladder Playing list Tribunal Seconds

Image After a breakthrough premiership in 1926, Melbourne's premiership defence was affected by injury and illness and they missed the finals. At the club's annual meeting a support criticised the availability of replacements for injured players. The club countered that they'd been unlucky with injuries, but later expanded the list of available reserve players. At the same meeting, Fred Ince was elected to the new committee on the casting vote of meeting chairman Edward Cordner after tying with Mr. CM McBean. Other successful were GG Coulter, F. Ince, H. Parkin, JO Smith, CH. Lilley and J. Watson, defeating JA Henty Wilson and GH Watson. FH Mendoza and Gordon Sleight represented football club members.

CH Lilley, H. Parkin, JO Smith, JA Henty Wilson and GH Watson for MCC Members and

MCG matches were played against the backdrop of an £80,000 grandstand renovation.

The major rule change of the season was that players who were tackled had to be held before they were compelled to drop the ball, increasing the pace of the game.

Under new coach Ivor Warne-Smith, Melbourne put the disappointment of 1927 behind them to start the year with eight wins. Six of their first 10 wins came by two goals or less, and when form dropped off late in the year they fell to third. A protest was filed about the Round 17 loss where St Kilda kicked the winning goal after the siren. The protest was dismissed because the umpire hadn't heard the bell, leaving them having to play minor premiers Collingwood in the Semi Final. There was more umpiring controversy that day, with the Pies snapping a point after the three quarter time bell. The game went on to be the first drawn VFL final, before (Collingwood prevailed in a replay.

At the end of the season Richard Taylor received a payment for playing 100 consecutive games, Bill Tymms a trophy for his play in the Semi Final and secretary Andrew Manzie a trophy from the VFL team he had taken to Bendigo.

Gordon Coulter replaced Harry Parkin as one of Melbourne's VFL delegates.

Premiership season

1 EssendonWIN85-72
2 GeelongWIN47-40
3 FitzroyWIN118-84
4 RichmondWIN55-51
5 HawthornWIN110-101
6 St. KildaWIN86-74
7 North MelbourneWIN100-37
8 CarltonWIN74-64
9 CollingwoodLOSS80-92
10 South MelbourneWIN90-78
11 FootscrayWIN68-56
12 EssendonLOSS67-89
13 GeelongWIN55-51
14 FitzroyWIN126-79
15 RichmondLOSS50-79
16 HawthornWIN88-64
17 St. KildaLOSS81-82
18 North MelbourneWIN127-40
SF CollingwoodDRAW62-62
SF-R CollingwoodLOSS64-68


St. Kilda1107102.044
South Melbourne501385.520
North Melbourne501367.720

Exhibition match

Gippsland League WIN97-85

Playing list

1 Stan Wittman 1934
2 Barney Wood 50
3 Ted Thomas 120
4 Jim Abernethy 1420
5 Tommy McConville 1825
6 Allan Hope 47
7 Norman Driver 20
8 Herbert White 177
9 Charlie Streeter 120
10 Jack Collins 172
11 Derek Mollison 71
12 Bob Corbett 183
14 Ivor Warne-Smith 2013
15 Charlie Barnes 200
16 Robert C Johnson 1755
17 Bert Chadwick 1610
19 Harry Coy 70
19 Clem Carr 20
20 Les Meade 10
21 Bill London 11
21 Gerry Beare 20
23 Francis Vine 1510
24 Jack Haw 42
27 Bill Tymms 141
28 Hugh Dunbar 1317
29 Jimmy Davidson 209
30 Gordon Ogden 113
31 Col Deane 156
34 Ray Usher 100
35 Richard Taylor 203
38 Jim Moodie 20
39 Bill Latham 50


Round 8 Stan Wittman Elbowing Not Guilty


1928 Seconds Season

South Melbourne40
North Melbourne40
St Kilda18

Sun - 02/02/1928, 16/02/1928
Argus - 16/02/1928
Argus - 23/04/1928
Football Record R1 1928
Argus - 04/10/1928

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