2010 Melbourne Football Club season


2010 Melbourne Football Club season
Melbourne Football Club
2010 season
Melbourne Demons Jumper.svg
Melbourne's guernsey for the 2010 season
President Jim Stynes
Coach Dean Bailey
Captain(s) James McDonald
Home ground MCG
Pre-season competition First round
AFL season 12th
Finals series N/A
Best and Fairest Brad Green
Leading goalkicker Brad Green (55)
Highest home attendance 67,454 vs. Collingwood (14 June 2010)
Lowest home attendance 8,848 vs. Port Adelaide (22 May 2010)
Average home attendance 37,739

The 2010 Melbourne Football Club season was the club's 111th year in the VFL/AFL since it began in 1897.

Melbourne played 14 games at the MCG, 10 of which were home games. They also played a home match at TIO Stadium in Darwin against Port Adelaide in Round 9.[1] It was Dean Bailey's third year as senior coach. James McDonald continued as the club's captain until retiring at the end of the year.

In August, Melbourne announced it was officially debt free.[2] The same night Melbourne also unveiled its new logo.[3]

Contents

2010 List Changes

National Draft

The 2009 AFL Draft was held on 26 November at the Melbourne Entertainment Centre in Melbourne, Victoria.

2009 AFL Draft Results – Melbourne Demons
Round Overall Pick Player State Position Team from League from
1 1 Tom Scully Victoria (Australia) Midfield Dandenong Stingrays TAC Cup
1 2 Jack Trengove South Australia Midfield Sturt SANFL
1 11 Jordan Gysberts Victoria (Australia) Midfield Eastern Ranges TAC Cup
2 18 Luke Tapscott South Australia Forward/Midfield North Adelaide SANFL
3 34 Max Gawn Victoria (Australia) Ruck Sandringham Dragons TAC Cup
4 50 Jack Fitzpatrick Victoria (Australia) Key Position Western Jets TAC Cup

Pre-season Draft

The pre-season and rookie drafts were held on Tuesday, 15 December.

2009 AFL Pre-Season Draft Results – Melbourne Demons
Round Overall Pick Player State Position Team from League from
1 1 Joel Macdonald Queensland Defender Brisbane Lions AFL

Notes

  • Melbourne's pick 11 was the result of a trade on 5 October 2009 that sent Brock McLean to the Carlton Blues in exchange for a first-round draft selection (Pick 11) during AFL trade week, with which Melbourne selected Jordan Gysberts.[4]
  • Michael Newton and John Meesen both were re-drafted as mature age rookies.[5]


Retirements & Delistings

Player New Club League via
Victoria (Australia) Brock McLean Carlton[6] AFL 2009 AFL Trade Week
Northern Territory Matthew Whelan Pines Football Club MPNFL Retired
Victoria (Australia) Paul Wheatley Palmerston Magpies NTFL Retired
Victoria (Australia) Russell Robertson Shepparton Swans Goulburn Valley Football League Retired
Victoria (Australia) Simon Buckley Collingwood[7] AFL 2009 AFL Draft - Pick #85
Victoria (Australia) Shane Valenti Port Melbourne VFL Delisted
Victoria (Australia) Trent Zomer unknown unknown Delisted

2010 results

NAB Cup and NAB Challenge

2010 Melbourne Football Club pre-season Game Log: 0–4–0
Round Date Versus Score Ground Time Crowd Record Report
1 21 February Fremantle 1-13-10-(97) vs 2-4-8-(50) Subiaco 5:40pm 11,031 0–1–0 Report
2 27 February Essendon 11-14-(80) vs 18-16-(124) Visy Park 1:00pm 3000 0–2–0 Report
3 7 March Adelaide 9-15-(69) vs 10-7-(67) Elizabeth Oval 2:10pm 5000 (approx) 0–3–0 Report
4 13 March West Coast 12-14-(86) vs 18-16-(124) Casey Fields 2:10pm 5000 (approx) 0–4–0 Report

Home and away season

2010 Melbourne Football Club season Game Log: 8–13–1
Round Date Versus Score Ground Time Crowd Record Report
1 27 March Hawthorn 8-13-(61) vs 17-15-(117) MCG 2:10pm 45,615 0–1–0 Report
2 3 April Collingwood 12-14-(86) vs 12-13-(85) MCG 2:10pm 50,421 0–2–0 Report
3 11 April Adelaide 7-15-(57) vs 5-11-(41) MCG 1:10pm 23,335 1–2–0 Report
4 18 April Richmond 11-12-(78) vs 20-13-(133) MCG 1:10pm 42,594 2–2–0 Report
5 24 April Brisbane Lions 15-13-(105) vs 7-11-(53) MCG 7:10pm 36,396 3–2–0 Report
6 1 May North Melbourne 15-14-(104) vs 12-6-(78) Etihad Stadium 2:10pm 26,763 3–3–0 Report
7 7 May Western Bulldogs 9-12-(66) vs 10-10-(70) MCG 7:40pm 45,444 3–4–0 Report
8 15 May West Coast 6-10-(46) vs 10-15-(75) MCG 2:10pm 28,592 3–5–0 Report
9 22 May Port Adelaide 17-9-(111) vs 16-14-(110) TIO Stadium 7:10pm 8,848 4–5–0 Report
10 29 May Geelong 18-13-(121) vs 10-7-(67) Skilled Stadium 2:10pm 24,525 4–6–0 Report
11 5 June Carlton 15-11-(101) vs 9-6-(60) MCG 2:10pm 49,745 4–7–0 Report
12 14 June Collingwood 11-10-(76) vs 9-22-(76) MCG 2:10pm 67,454 4–7–1 Report
13 27 June Adelaide 16-21-(117) vs 11-7-(73) AAMI Stadium 2:40pm 34,442 4–8–1 Report
14 4 July St Kilda 15-10-(100) vs 9-11-(65) Etihad Stadium 4:40pm 31,993 4–9–1 Report
15 11 July Essendon 19-8-(122) vs 14-19-(103) MCG 2:10pm 49,203 5–9–1 Report
16 18 July Fremantle 11-16-(82) vs 10-11-(71) Subiaco 2:40pm 32,816 5–10–1 Report
17 25 July Sydney 22-10-(142) vs 10-9-(69) MCG 2:10pm 29,374 6–10–1 Report
18 31 July Brisbane Lions 9-10-(64) vs 11-8-(74) Gabba 7:10pm 26,144 7–10–1 Report
19 8 August Richmond 16-13-(109) vs 11-14-(80) MCG 2:10pm 45,844 8–10–1 Report
20 15 August Hawthorn 15-9-(99) vs 12-6-(78) MCG 2:10pm 48,211 8–11–1 Report
21 22 August Port Adelaide 17-10-(112) vs 11-17-(83) AAMI Stadium 12:40pm 21,086 8–12–1 Report
22 29 August North Melbourne 15-13-(103) vs 17-11-(113) MCG 4:40pm 31,064 8–13–1 Report

Ladder

2010 AFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA  % PTS
1 Collingwood (P) 22 17 4 1 2349 1658 141.68 70
2 Geelong 22 17 5 0 2518 1702 147.94 68
3 St Kilda 22 15 6 1 1935 1591 121.62 62
4 Western Bulldogs 22 14 8 0 2174 1734 125.37 56
5 Sydney 22 13 9 0 2017 1863 108.27 52
6 Fremantle 22 13 9 0 2168 2087 103.88 52
7 Hawthorn 22 12 9 1 2044 1847 110.67 50
8 Carlton 22 11 11 0 2143 1983 108.07 44
9 North Melbourne 22 11 11 0 1930 2208 87.41 44
10 Port Adelaide 22 10 12 0 1749 2123 82.38 40
11 Adelaide 22 9 13 0 1763 1870 94.28 36
12 Melbourne 22 8 13 1 1863 1971 94.52 34
13 Brisbane Lions 22 7 15 0 1775 2158 82.25 28
14 Essendon 22 7 15 0 1930 2402 80.35 28
15 Richmond 22 6 16 0 1714 2348 73.00 24
16 West Coast 22 4 18 0 1773 2300 77.09 16
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against view · talk · edit

Awards and milestones

Home & Away Season
Player Milestone Reached
Tom Scully AFL Debut 27 March 2010
Jack Trengove AFL Debut 27 March 2010
James Strauss AFL Debut 27 March 2010
Brad Green 200th AFL Game 3 April 2010
Danny Hughes AFL Debut 7 May 2010
Jordan Gysberts AFL Debut 29 May 2010
Brent Moloney 100th AFL Game 29 May 2010
James Frawley 50th AFL Game 29 May 2010
Matthew Warnock 50th AFL Game 27 June 2010
Jared Rivers 100th AFL Game 4 July 2010
Colin Sylvia 100th AFL Game 8 August 2010
James McDonald 250th AFL Game 22 August 2010
Cale Morton 50th AFL Game 29 August 2010

China Tour

Melbourne competed in the Kaspersky Cup Exhibition Match against the Brisbane Lions on 17 October in Shanghai, China winning by 5 points. Liam Jurrah kicked 5 goals in front of an estimated 5,000 crowd.[8] Scores: Melbourne: 12.12.84 Brisbane: 11.13.79

Awards

Melbourne's annual Best and Fairest night was held on 2 September, at Crown Casino. Brad Green capped off an excellent year, winning his first Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Trophy, finishing 18 votes ahead of defender James Frawley, and also winning the Ron Barassi Leadership Award and the Leading Goalkicker Award.[9]


Best and Fairest Top Ten

Position Player Votes
1st Brad Green (295)
2nd James Frawley (277)
3rd Mark Jamar (231)
4th Aaron Davey (194)
5th Colin Sylvia (170)
6th Cameron Bruce (168)
7th Brent Moloney (166)
8th Tom Scully (154)
9th Colin Garland (149)
10th James McDonald (149)

Keith 'Bluey' Truscott TrophyBrad Green

Sid Anderson Memorial Trophy (Second in the Best and Fairest)James Frawley

Ron Barassi Snr Memorial Trophy (Third in the Best and Fairest)Mark Jamar

Ivor Warne-Smith Memorial Trophy (Fourth in the Best and Fairest)Aaron Davey

Dick Taylor Memorial Trophy (Fifth in the Best and Fairest)Colin Sylvia

Harold Ball Memorial Trophy (Best First Year Player)Tom Scully

Troy Broadbridge Trophy (highest polling MFC player in the Casey Best and Fairest)Brad Miller

Ron Barassi Leadership AwardBrad Green

Ian Ridley Club Ambassador AwardColin Sylvia

Norm Smith Memorial Trophy (Coach's Award) – Jordie McKenzie

Leading Goalkicker AwardBrad Green (55)

References

  1. ^ Burgan, Matt. "'Old-fashioned' draw pleases Dees". Melbourne FC. http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/7415/newsid/86539/default.aspx. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Niall, Jake (5/8/10). "Demons wipe out last of their $5m debt". The Age. http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/demons-wipe-out-last-of-their-5m-debt-20100805-11fu2.html. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Debt-free Demons unveil striking new logo". Australian Football League (AFL). 5/8/10. http://www.afl.com.au/tabid/208/default.aspx?newsid=99704. Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Anderson, Jon (6 October 2009). "Between a Brock McLean and a hard place". Herald Sun. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/between-a-brock-mclean-and-a-hard-place/story-e6frf9if-1225783103525. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Newton and Meesen re-drafted as Rookies". Melbourne FC. http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/7415/newsid/88143/default.aspx. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  6. ^ AAP. "demons, Brock Mclean lands at Carlton Blues". Adelaide Now. http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/afl/brock-mclean-lands-at-carlton-blues-in-afl-trade/story-e6freck3-1225783018690. Retrieved 5 October 2010. 
  7. ^ Bernard, Jonathon. "Buckley a fit down back". Collingwoodfc.com.au. http://www.collingwoodfc.com.au/newsfeatures/news/newsarticle/tabid/5586/newsid/87581/default.aspx. Retrieved 26 November 2010. 
  8. ^ Burgan, Matt. "Dees win Shanghai thriller". MFC. http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/7415/newsid/104212/default.aspx. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
  9. ^ Holmesby, Luke. "Green wins his first Melbourne best and fairest". AFL. http://www.afl.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/208/newsid/101798/default.aspx. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 

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