Coach: n/a
Captain: Bill McClelland
Finishing Position: 6th
Best and Fairest: n/a
Leading Goalkicker: Vin Coutie (39)
Best First Year Player: n/a

Matches Ladder Playing list

After a disappointing 1903 where they only narrowly avoided a wooden spoon, Melbourne kept much of their squad together and were rewarded with improved performances. The year began with four losses from the first five games, but four and three game winning streaks helped them finished three and a half games ahead of seventh placed Geelong. In Round 4 they played their first interstate VFL premiership match, beating Essendon at the SCG.

For the first time boundary umpires were permanently used in the VFL. Permit regulations were amended so players were only free to move clubs after three years out of the game, removing the opportunity to sit out for one year then change teams.

On Saturday 30 April, a match was played between 'new players' and 'old players'. The old players won 61-43.

Captain Bill McClelland retired at the end of the season.

Practice matches

Richmond ??
Leopold ??
West Melbourne WIN62-35

Premiership season

1 St. KildaLOSS39-85
2 CollingwoodLOSS49-55
3 FitzroyLOSS23-99
4 EssendonWIN71-39
5 South MelbourneLOSS39-64
6 CarltonWIN58-35
7 GeelongWIN97-66
8 St. KildaWIN91-26
9 CollingwoodWIN54-29
10 FitzroyLOSS43-58
11 EssendonLOSS30-35
12 South MelbourneLOSS67-73
13 CarltonLOSS34-50
14 GeelongWIN76-40
15 St. KildaWIN93-21
16 CarltonWIN43-14
17 CollingwoodLOSS40-51


South Melbourne1007108.540
St. Kilda301462.112

Exhibition match

Northern District League WIN65-46

Playing List

Roy Adam 113
Lindsay Anderson 41
Syd Anderson 81
Billy Bremner 71
Jim Conquest 178
Vin Coutie 1639
Horrie Drane 147
Jack Gardiner 1524
Mark Gardner 81
Harry Henderson 130
Maurie Herring 40
Henri Jeanneret 40
Frank Langley 1712
Ted Leach 146
Bill McClelland 150
Paddy Mills 92
George Moodie 173
Bernie Nolan 71
Harry Parkin 130
Joe Pearce 110
Hugh Purse 77
Jack Purse 150
Lionel Smale 20
Arthur Sowden 152
Jack Strong 177
Ernie Tout 20
Ernie Vollugi 40
Ted Wade 10
Tom Watson 10
Alec Woods 10
Charlie Young 173

Most Consistent - Charlie Young

Team above
Back Row: Ted Leach, Horrie Drane, Jack Strong, George Moodie, Amos Norcott, Ernie Tout, Ernie Vollugi, Syd Dalrymple, Billy Bremner
Middle Row: Paddy Mills, Jack Gardiner, Syd Anderson, Frank Langley, Bill McClelland, Harry Parkin, Joe Pearce, Charlie Young
Front Row: Vin Coutie, Jim Conquest, Arthur Sowden, Henri Jeanneret

An end of season match may have been played in Warrnambool

Herald - 30/04/1904
Australasian - 07/05/1904

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