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.

The Demons have one goal and one goal only in 2018 – make the finals. With the addition of Jake Lever in defence, Melbourne are a popular pick to finally finish in the top eight for the first time since 2006.

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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

2018 Team List
Jesse Hogan, Nathan Jones, Christian Salem, James Harmes, Christian Petracca, Jordan Lewis, Jack Viney, Jake Lever, Charlie Spargo, Angus Brayshaw, Max Gawn, Dom Tyson, Clayton Oliver, Michael Hibberd, Billy Stretch, Dean Kent, Sam Frost, Jake Melksham, Mitch Hannan, Corey Maynard, Cam Pedersen, Aaron Vandenberg, Bernie Vince, Jay Kennedy-Harris, Tom McDonald, Sam Weideman, Harley Balic, Oscar McDonald, Jayden Hunt, Alex Neal-Bullen, Bayley Fritsch, Tomas Bugg, Oskar Baker, Mitch King, Harrison Petty, Jeff Garlett, Dion Johnstone, Timothy Smith, Neville Jetta, Pat McKenna, Josh Wagner, Joel Smith, Declan Keilty, Lachlan Filipovic

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Demons AFL 2017

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Last updated: 1 February, 2018

Melbourne Demons Articles

Critics savage Demons after Hawthorn loss

Critics savage Demons after Hawthorn loss

by , 17 Apr 2018

AFL commentator Jonathan Brown has blasted high-profile Melbourne recruit Jake Lever, saying he looks soft.

Hawthorn Hawks vs Melbourne Demons live scores, blog

Hawthorn Hawks vs Melbourne Demons live scores, blog

by , 15 Apr 2018 Video

Match result: What promised to be a close contest turned out to be anything but, Hawthorn flattening Melbourne by more than eleven goals on Sunday.

Let’s play a game of ‘real or not real’ after three rounds of AFL 2018

Let’s play a game of ‘real or not real’ after three rounds of AFL 2018

by , 12 Apr 2018

The number one lesson of AFL punditry over the past two seasons has been simple: believing what you see unfolding in front of you can pay off. With that in mind, here are some facts about the first three rounds of the season and whether or not you should believe them.

Melbourne Demons vs North Melbourne Kangaroos: AFL live scores, blog

Melbourne Demons vs North Melbourne Kangaroos: AFL live scores, blog

by , 7 Apr 2018

Match result: The Melbourne Demons have finally put to bed their longstanding losing streak against North Melbourne, conceding the first four goals of the match but eventually running out comfortable winners at the MCG on Saturday.

Brisbane Lions vs Melbourne Demons: AFL live scores, blog

Brisbane Lions vs Melbourne Demons: AFL live scores, blog

by , 31 Mar 2018 Video

The Brisbane Lions will host the Melbourne Demons at the Gabba on Saturday night. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 7:25pm AEDT.

In the best game of the round, the Demons forge another bad memory

In the best game of the round, the Demons forge another bad memory

by , 28 Mar 2018

As Max Gawn started his run-up, which was really more of a dawdle-up, a little too side-on and considered, I turned to the person next to me and said: “He’s going to miss to the right.”

Cats pip the Demons in nailbiting finish

Cats pip the Demons in nailbiting finish

by , 25 Mar 2018

The Geelong Cats have won a thriller by three points after a see-sawing affair at the MCG on Sunday ended with a missed shot by the Melbourne Demons in the last minute.

Melbourne Demons vs Geelong Cats: AFL live scores, blog

Melbourne Demons vs Geelong Cats: AFL live scores, blog

by , 25 Mar 2018 Video

Match result: The Geelong Cats have won a thriller by three points after a see-sawing affair at the MCG on Sunday ended with a missed shot by the Melbourne Demons in the last minute.

What would the Demons and Kangaroos look like if they merged?

What would the Demons and Kangaroos look like if they merged?

by , 21 Mar 2018

If these two Melbourne teams were to merge, it create an interesting combination.

Dogs slip past Demons for AFLW grand final berth

Dogs slip past Demons for AFLW grand final berth

by , 18 Mar 2018

The Western Bulldogs have defeated the Melbourne Demons by two points in blustery conditions at Whitten Oval on Saturday night.


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