Coach: Alex Hall
Captain: Vin Coutie
Finishing Position: 7th
Best and Fairest: n/a
Leading Goalkicker: Jack Leith (21)
Best First Year Player: n/a
In the wake of their worst season ever, where they only won a single game, the club again grappled with the idea of amateurism vs professionalism and suggestions that Melbourne join other clubs in paying players under the table became stronger. In the end it was said that only two of their 18 most prominent players received any payment. It didn't stop players from wanting to join them, pre-season saw 84 players trialled.
Before the season began Melbourne attempted to sign former MCC cricketer Billy Monagle as a coach. He had played in Perth and the Victorian country before twice been refused a clearance to South Melbourne. His application to go to Melbourne was denied on the grounds that in 1904 and 1905 it had been alleged that he was a professional and was therefore denied a permit. Two years later this led to the league preventing him from being a player or a coach on any league ground despite being employed as a groundkeeper at the MCG. Alex Hall was eventually appointed to the top job, and Monagle returned to Northcote.
Before the season started there was also a change of secretary, with Amos Norcott voted out after seven seasons and replaced by George Beachcroft. The MCC held a meeting in February for the purpose of 'considering the best manner of reorganising the Melbourne Football Team and executive for the following season".
After Round 7, Bernie Nolan resigned the vice captaincy due to the time required for his studies. Hugh Purse took the job.
Eventually Melbourne crawled off the bottom of the ladder, rising one spot but winning six games more than in their disastrous 1906 campaign.
AA Aitken replaced the late RW McLeod as one of Melbourne's VFL delegates in July.
|Port Melbourne Rovers||?||Unknown|
|Huon Association||WIN||8 goals to 4|
|Round 11||Harry Cope||Striking||6 matches|
|Round 15||Phil Hunt||Striking||7 matches|
A practice match may have been played against Hastings on Easter Monday.
Argus - 25/02/1907
Leader - 09/03/1907
Daily News - 22/03/1907
Argus - 26/04/1907
Herald - 10/05/1907
North West Post - 23/05/1907
Herald - 21/06/1907
Herald - 12/07/1907