Captain - Coach: Percy Wilson
Finishing Position: 9th (Last)
Best and Fairest: n/a
Leading Goalkicker: Percy Tulloh (24)
Best First Year Player: n/a

Matches Ladder Playing List Tribunal Seconds

After consecutive sixth place finishes, Melbourne started with three wins in their first four games before losing the next 12 and returning to the bottom of the ladder for the first time since 1919. Two of the wins came against sides that played finals, but injuries crippled them, delivering a fourth VFL wooden spoon. Even a game against in Sydney against their local league ended in defeat.

Before the season New South Wales had proposed an alteration to football's scoring system, with the introduction of a crossbar between the goals. The full six points would only be scored if the ball went over the crossbar and one point if below it. It was supported by some VFL clubs but not adopted.

Bill McClelland and Andrew Manzie were Melbourne's delegates to the VFL. Pre-season nominations for the committee came from KT Batten, SER Church, CE Couchman, GG Coulter, Robert Ferguson, AL Nichols, CH Parkin, AL Richard, WW Strickland and WFV Sykes. At that General Meeting, members complained that the balance sheet for 1922 was not included in the annual report

One of the stands in the outer at the MCG was rebuilt before the season, and the Melbourne Cricket Club was also forced to spend heavily to prop up their struggling football division. They contributed around £2000 for the year, an increase of nearly £900 over three years. Andrew Manzie was forced to defend the club at the MCC's annual meeting, pointing out that they lacked a local following due to being a "cosmopolitan" club. A member suggested that the football club should be separated from the MCC.

Practice match

Oakleigh Juniors WIN119-28

Premiership season

1 Richmond LOSS50-55
2 GeelongWIN80-52
4 South MelbourneWIN84-49
5 St. Kilda WIN85-63
6 FitzroyLOSS70-77
7 EssendonLOSS60-74
8 CarltonLOSS65-74
9 CollingwoodLOSS42-76
10 RichmondLOSS78-83
11 GeelongLOSS56-75
12 BYE
13 South MelbourneLOSS41-67
14 St. KildaLOSS49-84
15 FitzroyLOSS46-80
16 EssendonLOSS41-98
17 CarltonLOSS46-74
18 CollingwoodLOSS87-138


South Melbourne907107.336
St. Kilda80898.732

Exhibition Match

New South Wales LOSS74-96

Playing list

1 Bill Allen 1 0
2 Joe Flanagan 121
3 Ted Thomas 30
4 Tom Elliott 61
5 Harry Harker 613
6 Bob Abernethy 20
7 Mick Anthony 151
8 Charlie Lilley 130
9 Charlie Streeter 160
10 Jack Collins 30
11 Dave Elliman 32
12 Bob Corbett 162
13 Bill Shelton 125
14 Jimmy Abernethy 1510
15 George Haines 1314
16 Derek Mollison 167
17 Bert Chadwick 139
18 Percy Tulloh 1531
19 Harry Coy 110
20 Jack Robertson 20
20 Alf Wilson 110
21 Jack House 20
22 Jim Makin 161
23 Roy James 21
24 Eric Peck 30
25 Percy Wilson 114
26 Wally Carter 20
26 John Lord 30
28 Hugh Dunbar 145
30 Eric Donaldson 50
31 Marcus Glasscock 30
34 Vern Moore 75
35 Richard Taylor 1619


Round 4 Ted Thomas Attempted Kicking 8 matches
Round 7 Joe Flanagan Striking and Tripping 4 matches
Round 13 Vern Moore Kicking 5 matches


1923 Seconds Season

A return match may to have been played against NSW in Victoria.

Sporting Globe - 27/09/1922
Sun - 08/02/1923, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/274007415|22/02/1923]
Argus - 13/09/1923

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