Melbourne Demons

Melbourne DemonsFounded in 1858 the Melbourne Demons are the oldest club the AFL, and a foundation member of the league. They were one of the proudest clubs of the VFL era but have struggled to be a competitive side in modern times, with their current premiership drought of 52 years the longest in the competition.

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Melbourne continued their slow climb back towards competitiveness in 2016 with an encouraging ten-win campaign. The Demons actually had a chance to make their first finals appearance since 2006, but two very disappointing losses to close out the year saw them locked out of September once more.

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Senior coach: Simon Goodwin
Captain: Nathan Jones
2016 finish: 11th
2016 best and fairest: Jack Viney
2016 leading goalkicker: Jesse Hogan (41)
Premierships: 1900, 1926, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1948, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1964

2017 Team List
Jesse Hogan, Nathan Jones, Christian Salem, Jack Watts, Christian Petracca, Jordan Lewis, Jack Viney, Jack Trengove, Angus Brayshaw, Max Gawn, Dom Tyson, Clayton Oliver, Michael Hibberd, Billy Stretch, Dean Kent, Sam Frost, Jake Melksham, Mitch Hannan, Colin Garland, Cameron Pedersen, Aaron Vandenberg, Bernie Vince, Jay Kennedy-Harris, Tom McDonald, Sam Weideman, Liam Hulett, Oscar McDonald, Jayden Hunt, Alex Neal-Bullen, Tomas Bugg, Jake Spencer, Mitchell King, Ben Kennedy, Jeff Garlett, Dion Johnstone, Timothy Smith, Neville Jetta, Pat McKenna, Mitch White, Josh Wagner, James Harmes, Joel Smith, Delcan Keilty, Lachlan Filipovic, Corey Maynard.

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Last updated: 29 March, 2017

Melbourne Demons Articles

Magnificent Melbourne win over West Coast in last-minute heist

Magnificent Melbourne win over West Coast in last-minute heist

by , 24 Jun 2017

Melbourne have pulled off a sensational last minute win over the West Coast Eagles at Subiaco.

West Coast Eagles vs Melbourne Demons Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

West Coast Eagles vs Melbourne Demons Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

by , 24 Jun 2017 Video

Match result: Melbourne have pulled off a sensational last minute win over the West Coast Eagles at Subiaco.

Dominant Demons state their case for the finals

Dominant Demons state their case for the finals

by , 21 Jun 2017

Etihad Stadium had for so long been a place of nightmares for the Melbourne faithful.

Developing Dees can’t afford to get ahead of themselves

Developing Dees can’t afford to get ahead of themselves

by , 20 Jun 2017

The Melbourne Demons are finally in the news for the right reasons, after knocking off reigning premiers the Western Bulldogs in emphatic fashion at a once-cursed venue, Etihad Stadium.

AFL Round 13: Will the real top four contenders please stand up?

AFL Round 13: Will the real top four contenders please stand up?

by , 19 Jun 2017 Popular article!

There are three games of significance on this final bye weekend, all with a common theme: does anyone want one of the very available top-four spots?

Tomas Bugg gets the last laugh after pre-match sledge

Tomas Bugg gets the last laugh after pre-match sledge

by , 19 Jun 2017

It wasn’t quite the “respectful and humble” attitude Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin wants from his side but Tomas Bugg’s social media taunt of Jason Johannisen paid off in the end.

All bark and no bite as Demons smash Bulldogs

All bark and no bite as Demons smash Bulldogs

by , 18 Jun 2017 Video

The Melbourne Demons have smashed the Western Bulldogs by 57 points at Etihad Stadium to move into fifth on the ladder and send the reigning premiers out of the top eight.

The ten best Round 13 games from the past ten years

The ten best Round 13 games from the past ten years

by , 16 Jun 2017

Welcome to another edition of my weekly column with which we take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the classic AFL matches that correspond with the upcoming round.

2017 AFL season: Round 13 preview

2017 AFL season: Round 13 preview

by , 14 Jun 2017

The last of the bye rounds is here, but while the last six teams enjoy their week off this weekend, it doesn’t mean this weekend’s round of matches will be short on action.

AFL Round 12: Every dog has its day – except, you know, the Dogs

AFL Round 12: Every dog has its day – except, you know, the Dogs

by , 13 Jun 2017

Welcome to Round 12 in the AFL, where the story lines are made up and the reputation don’t matter. What a long weekend of football it was.


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