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2020

For the 2020 AFLW season see 2020 AFLW season

Coach: Simon Goodwin
Captain: Max Gawn
Finishing Position: 9th
Best and Fairest: Christian Petracca
Leading Goalkicker: Bayley Fritsch (22)
Best Young Player: Luke Jackson
Major Sponsor: Zurich/Jaguar
Financial result: TBD
Members: 40,571

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Five rounds were initially removed from the season due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, with matches to having 16 minute quarters. The season was suspended after Round 1 due to the requirement of travellers entering South Australia or Western Australia to quarantine for 14 days.

The season restarted in mid-June, with a revised fixture where each team only played each other once, and games were announced in four week blocks. On the resumption of the season, Melbourne played one game before their second was postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test by an Essendon player the day before the game. Retrospectively, Round 3 was considered a bye.

The Round 5 game was originally scheduled to be against Sydney, but due to a Queensland government ban on Victorian teams entering the state, Richmond was kept in Victoria to play the Demons. Round 6 was scheduled to be against Fremantle in the Gold Coast and Round 7 against the Bulldogs in Melbourne, but instead Melbourne were scheduled to travel to New South Wales to play the Swans, Hawthorn and Gold Coast.
Due to further travel restrictions, the Round 6 game against Sydney was replaced with a game in Melbourne against Richmond, followed by the Gold Coast and Hawthorn games in reverse order. Round 11 against North Melbourne was scheduled to be played in Hobart, but border restrictions were not lifted in time and the game was switched to Adelaide Oval.

The remainder of the season progressed as scheduled, with all Melbourne's remaining games after Round 12 played in Queensland, except for the Round 14 game in Alice Springs.

A two match stint in Cairns proved pivotal to Melbourne's season. After clawing their way back into finals calculations with a narrow win over St Kilda, the Demons lost two in a row at Cazaly's Stadium. That meant they entered the last two rounds with their fate in the hands of others, and while they won both their remaining games it wasn't enough. The final nail in the coffin came the night after Melbourne's Round 18 win over Essendon, when the Western Bulldogs won to move into the eight at their expense.

On the day of the final game the club was fined $50,000 for a COVID-19 hub breach involving Harley Bennell. It was the club's second of the season, after earlier indiscretions by Charlie Spargo and Kysaiah Pickett.

Practice matches

OppositionResultScore
Essendon LOSS 32-106
North Melbourne WIN 55-33

Marsh Community Series

OppositionResultScore
Adelaide WIN103-70
Hawthorn WIN81-49

Premiership Season (revised fixture from Round 2)

RoundOppositionResultScore
1 West Coast LOSS 51-78
2 Carlton WIN 56-55
3 BYE
4 Geelong LOSS 44-47
5 Richmond LOSS52-79
6 Gold CoastWIN80-63
7 HawthornWIN91-48
8 Brisbane LOSS49-53
9 Port Adelaide LOSS32-83
10 AdelaideWIN88-37
11 North MelbourneWIN92-35
12 CollingwoodWIN100-44
13 Western BulldogsLOSS52-80
14 St KildaWIN52-49
15 SydneyLOSS46-67
16 FremantleLOSS33-47
17 Greater Western SydneyWIN79-74
18 EssendonWIN68-49

Ladder

WDL%P
Port Adelaide1403136.456
Brisbane1403124.956
Richmond1214129.950
Geelong1205136.848
West Coast1205117.048
St Kilda1007116.240
Western Bulldogs1007106.740
Collingwood917109.538
Melbourne908107.836
Greater Western Sydney80995.632
Carlton701094.328
Fremantle701093.728
Essendon611079.226
Gold Coast511190.622
Hawthorn501284.120
Sydney501282.620
North Melbourne301471.212
Adelaide301464.412

Senior List

NumberPlayerGamesGoals
1 Steven May 171
2 Nathan Jones 81
3 Christian Salem 162
4 James Harmes 132
5 Christian Petracca 1715
6 Luke Jackson 63
7 Jack Viney 165
8 Jake Lever 170
9 Charlie Spargo 88
10 Angus Brayshaw 145
11 Max Gawn 141
12 Toby Bedford 20
13 Clayton Oliver 173
14 Michael Hibberd 141
15 Ed Langdon 172
16 Kade Kolodjashnij 00
18 Jake Melksham 1715
19 Mitch Hannan 97
20 Adam Tomlinson 130
21 Braydon Preuss 20
22 Aaron vandenBerg 121
23 James Jordon 00
24 Trent Rivers 92
25 Tom McDonald 97
26 Sam Weideman 1319
27 Aaron Nietschke 00
28 Oscar McDonald 70
29 Jayden Hunt 610
30 Alex Neal-Bullen 77
31 Bayley Fritsch 1622
32 Tom Sparrow 52
33 Oskar Baker 32
34 Marty Hore 00
35 Harrison Petty 00
36 Kysaiah Pickett 147
39 Neville Jetta 60
42 Josh Wagner 20
44 Joel Smith 70

Rookie List

NumberPlayerGamesGoals
37 Kade Chandler 00
38 Mitch Brown 52
40 Corey Wagner 00
41 Jay Lockhart 100
46 Austin Bradtke 00
48 Kyle Dunkley 00

Best and Fairest

PlayerVotes
1 Christian Petracca 385
2 Steven May 362
3 Jack Viney 311
4 Ed Langdon 296
5 Clayton Oliver 291
6 Max Gawn 234
7 Christian Salem 208
8 Angus Brayshaw 186
9 Michael Hibberd 179
10 Sam Weideman 172
11 Jake Lever 165
12 Bayley Fritsch 154
13 Jake Melksham 119
14 Kysaiah Pickett 102
15 Trent Rivers 94
16 Adam Tomlinson 92
17 Aaron vandenBerg 90
18 Charlie Spargo 80
19 Luke Jackson 79
20 Mitch Hannan 72

Other awards
Norm Smith Memorial Trophy - Steven May
Ron Barassi Jnr Trophy - Jack Viney
Ian Ridley Memorial Trophy - Neville Jetta
James McDonald Trophy - Steven May
Tribunal

RoundPlayerChargeSanction
Round 7 Harley Bennell Striking$750 fine
Round 8 Kysaiah Pickett Dangerous tackle $1000 fine
Round 9 Clayton Oliver Striking No sanction
Round 10 Alex Neal-Bullen Dangerous tackle 4 weeks
Round 10 Tom Sparrow Rough conduct $1000 fine
Round 12 Tom Sparrow Rough conduct $1500 fine
Round 12 Charlie Spargo Dangerous tackle $1000 fine
Round 16 Kysaiah Pickett Rough conduct $1500 fine

Coaching Staff

Director of coaching - Alan Richardson
Backline coach - Troy Chaplin
Midfield coach - Justin Plapp
Stoppage and contest coach - Ben Mathews
Head of player development - Matthew Egan
Development coach - Max Rooke
Development coach/Casey coach - Sam Radford

Notes
The club did not release scores for below 20th in the Best and Fairest.

Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Friday 02 October 2020 07:42:42 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 19)

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