Coach: n/a
Captain: Frank Langley
Finishing Position: 8th (last)
Best and Fairest: n/a
Leading Goalkicker: Harry Cordner (16)
Best First Year Player: n/a

Matches Ladder Playing list

Speaking at the club's annual meeting, the chairman of the MCC Mr. W McBean reiterated the club's commitment to operating as a fully amateur side who fielded players that were in it for the love of the game rather than cash payment. The league was still officially amateur but other clubs were making side-payments to players, and Melbourne's refusal to join in saw them drop to the bottom of the ladder for the first time despite winning two of their first three games.

Before the season Melbourne proposed players wear numbers so they could be better identified by spectators but the idea was not adopted by other clubs.

A proposed mid-season trip to Rutherglen did not occur, with the team visiting Gippsland instead.

Practice matches

Caulfield ?
Richmond ?
Essendon Association WIN125-19

Premiership season

1 St. Kilda WIN62-46
2 South Melbourne LOSS67-73
3 Essendon WIN62-39
4 Collingwood LOSS 31-46
5 Fitzroy LOSS 30-38
6 Carlton LOSS38-41
7 Geelong LOSS54-56
8 St. Kilda LOSS51-54
9 South Melbourne LOSS26-58
10 Essendon LOSS41-65
11 Collingwood LOSS41-74
12 Fitzroy LOSS18-37
13 Carlton LOSS20-82
14 Geelong WIN90-55
15 South Melbourne LOSS40-89
16 Collingwood LOSS27-60
17 Carlton LOSS38-125


South Melbourne71983.730
St. Kilda401364.116

Exhibition matches

Bendigo District LOSS57-74
Sale WIN93-42
Traralgon District WIN74-37
Bairnsdale WIN?

Playing List

Roy Adam 10
Syd Anderson 121
Bill Bowe 151
Frank Brown 10
Jim Conquest 137
Harry Cordner 1016
Ted Cordner 70
Vin Coutie 1714
Ernest Denton 10
Horrie Drane 143
Ted Fleming 10
Jack Gardiner 126
Vin Gardiner 20
Corrie Gardner 20
Mark Gardner 50
Art Gilchrist 20
Harry Henderson 162
Fred Howard 160
Frank Hurrey 10
Frank Langley 87
Jack Leith 74
Charlie MacKay 94
Willie Marshall 10
Don McKellar 20
Paddy Mills 138
Les Minto 11
George Moodie 80
Bernie Nolan 150
Alick Ogilvie 11
Basil Onyons 10
Harry Parkin 120
George Peacock 134
Joe Pearce 130
Ern Penrose 10
Hugh Purse 1511
Arthur Sowden 162
Jack Strong 61
Jim Trend 33

A match may have been played in Wangaratta in August, but more likely to have been against Bairnsdale on 17 August.

Argus - 25/02/1905
Bulletin - 15/06/1905
[https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/268585803|Rutherglen Sun] - 07/07/1905

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