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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At times in 2017, Melbourne looked destined for more than just a return to the finals. To their horror, however, an unfathomable upset loss to Collingwood in the last week – coupled with unlikely results in other games – saw the Demons locked out of finals for the 11th straight season.

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Senior coach: Simon Goodwin
Captains: Nathan Jones and Jack Viney
2017 finish: 9th
2017 best and fairest: Clayton Oliver
2017 leading goalkicker: Jeff Garlett (42)
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.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Demons AFL 2017

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Last updated: 9 November, 2017

Melbourne Demons Articles

Demons defend paying Jack Watts to play for Port

Demons defend paying Jack Watts to play for Port

by , 25 Oct 2017

Melbourne chief executive Peter Jackson has defended the decision to pay some of discarded top pick Jack Watts’ salary as part of his trade to Port Adelaide.

What Jack Watts’ departure from Melbourne could mean

What Jack Watts’ departure from Melbourne could mean

by , 18 Oct 2017

As the late Dean Bailey once said, “the club is always bigger than the individual”.

Melbourne land Jake Lever, but they sold the farm to do it

Melbourne land Jake Lever, but they sold the farm to do it

by , 12 Oct 2017

The animus is over, for now. Melbourne have secured the services of Jake Lever, their young key position piece, giving up a bounty to add one of the final pieces of their aggressive rebuild.

Demons strike deal for Crows’ Lever

Demons strike deal for Crows’ Lever

by , 12 Oct 2017

Jake Lever has been granted his wish to join Melbourne after the AFL club agreed to send two first-round draft picks to Adelaide.

Magpies in the mix to sign Melbourne’s Watts

Magpies in the mix to sign Melbourne’s Watts

by , 5 Oct 2017

Melbourne have declared star forward Jesse Hogan off limits during the trade period, but Collingwood have emerged as a contender to secure out-of-favour veteran Jack Watts.

The Jake Lever trade is guaranteed to get ugly

The Jake Lever trade is guaranteed to get ugly

by , 4 Oct 2017 Popular article!

So it’s official: out-of-contract Crow Jake Lever wants to join the Melbourne Demons, and has agreed to a four-year deal with the club.

Demons axe former skipper Jack Trengove

by , 13 Sep 2017

Jack Trengove’s tumultuous AFL career looks over after Melbourne delisted him.

Cheer up Melbourne fans! The great Dee-pression is almost over

Cheer up Melbourne fans! The great Dee-pression is almost over

by , 6 Sep 2017

Melbourne’s 2017 was like everything we’ve seen from the club in the last decade – terrifying lows, dizzying highs, creamy middles, and of course gut-wrenching disappointment – rolled into a single season.

2017 season review: Melbourne Demons

2017 season review: Melbourne Demons

by , 6 Sep 2017

A season of promise ended in incredible heartbreak for Melbourne, after an almost unimaginable turn of events in the very last round.

Season 2018 and beyond could be a grand old flag for Melbourne

Season 2018 and beyond could be a grand old flag for Melbourne

by , 5 Sep 2017

After showing promise throughout season 2017 and setting up a much-awaited return to September football for the club and its fans, Melbourne’s season ended in disappointment.


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