2010 Melbourne Football Club season

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Melbourne Football Club
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
Club membership 33,358
(Increase 1,852 / Increase 5.88%)

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.

After a terrible start to the season getting thrashed to Hawthorn by 56 points, Melbourne began to lift their work-rate in games and indicate that they were beginning to successfully maneuver Dean Bailey's coaching-style. They began to play a fast and exciting brand of football with heavy use of the corridor and playing-on in subsequent weeks. Furthermore unlike the 3 previous seasons, Melbourne began to cut heavy defects back to smaller deficits by preventing their opponents from scoring. This was due to Melbourne constantly gained running momentum when moving the ball outside of their defensive 50.

Melbourne's season was headlined by being constantly competitive on a weekly basis only losing one more time for the season by over 50 points to Geelong in Round 10. Melbourne was showed strong signs of competitiveness against the sides that eventually finished in the top 8 that year. This included a 4 point loss to the Western Bulldogs in Round 7, an 11 point loss to Fremantle at Subiaco in Round 16, a 1 point loss & a draw to the eventual premiers that year Collingwood in Rounds 2 & 12 respectively and a 73 point win to Sydney in Round 17.

In additiion to Melbourne's promising season allowing them to achieve 8 wins and a draw with a percentage of 94.52%, it also allowed James Frawley and Mark Jamar to earn position in the 2010 All-Australian team in the back line and the interchange bench respectively.

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

2010 List Changes[edit]

National Draft[edit]

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

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[edit]

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


Retirements & Delistings[edit]

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 No. 85
Victoria (Australia) Shane Valenti Port Melbourne VFL Delisted
Victoria (Australia) Trent Zomer unknown unknown Delisted

2010 squad[edit]

2010 Squad – Melbourne Demons
Number State Player Position(s) List
1 Victoria (Australia) Matthew Warnock Defender Senior
2 Victoria (Australia) Nathan Jones Midfield Senior
3 Victoria (Australia) Clint Bartram Defender Senior
4 Victoria (Australia) Jack Watts Forward Senior
5 Victoria (Australia) Jordan Gysberts Midfield Senior
6 Victoria (Australia) Matthew Bate Forward Senior
7 Queensland Brad Miller Utility Senior
8 Victoria (Australia) James Frawley Defender Senior
9 South Australia Jack Trengove Midfield Senior
10 Western Australia Cale Morton Forward/Midfield Senior
11 Victoria (Australia) Paul Johnson Ruckman/Forward Senior
12 Victoria (Australia) Colin Sylvia Midfield Senior
13 Victoria (Australia) Jordie McKenzie Forward Rookie
14 Victoria (Australia) Lynden Dunn Forward Senior
15 Tasmania Ricky Petterd Forward Senior
16 Victoria (Australia) Jack Grimes Defender/Midfield Senior
18 Tasmania Brad Green Forward Senior
19 Victoria (Australia) Addam Maric Forward/Defender Senior
20 Tasmania Colin Garland Defender Senior
21 South Australia Daniel Bell Defender Senior
22 Victoria (Australia) Brent Moloney Midfield Senior
23 Victoria (Australia) James McDonald Midfield Senior
24 Northern Territory Liam Jurrah Forward Senior
25 Tasmania Kyle Cheney Defender/Midfield Senior
26 Tasmania John Meesen Ruckman Rookie
27 Victoria (Australia) Jared Rivers Defender Senior
28 Queensland Joel Macdonald Defender Senior
29 Victoria (Australia) Michael Newton Forward Rookie
30 Tasmania Tom McNamara Defender Senior
31 Victoria (Australia) Tom Scully Midfield Senior
32 Victoria (Australia) Cameron Bruce Midfield Senior
33 Northern Territory Austin Wonaeamirri Forward Senior
34 South Australia Stefan Martin Defender/Ruckman Senior
35 South Australia Luke Tapscott Defender Senior
36 Northern Territory Aaron Davey Midfielder Senior
37 Victoria (Australia) Max Gawn Ruckman Senior
38 Victoria (Australia) Daniel Hughes Forward Rookie
39 Western Australia Neville Jetta Forward Senior
40 South Australia Mark Jamar Ruckman Senior
42 Queensland Jake Spencer Ruckman Rookie
43 Western Australia Jamie Bennell Forward Senior
44 Queensland Rohan Bail Utility Senior
46 Victoria (Australia) Sam Blease Midfield Senior
47 Victoria (Australia) James Strauss Midfield Senior
48 Victoria (Australia) Jack Fitzpatrick Ruckman Senior
50 Victoria (Australia) Rhys Healey Forward/Midfield Rookie

2010 season[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

NAB Cup[edit]

Round 1[edit]
Round 1
Sunday, 21 February (5:40 pm) Fremantle def. Melbourne Subiaco (Crowd: 11,031) [1]
0.4.4 (28)
1.6.6 (53)
1.10.9 (78)
1.13.10 (97)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
0.0.2 (2)
2.1.3 (27)
2.2.5 (35)
2.4.8 (50)
Umpires: Margetts, Dalgleish, McInerney, Keating
Television broadcast: Foxtel
Pearce Super Goals Green, Davey
Johnson 3, Pavlich 3, Ballantyne 2, Headland 2, Mayne, Pearce, Sandilands Goals Miller 2, Morton, Petterd
Mundy, Barlow, Hayden, Duffield, Grover, Pearce Best Macdonald, Jones, Rivers, Frawley, Grimes
McPhee (ankle), Bradley (hip), Schammer (ankle) Injuries Spencer (cork)


NAB Challenge[edit]

Week 2[edit]
Week 2
Saturday, 27 February (4:00 pm) Melbourne def. by Essendon Visy Park (Crowd: 3000 est) [2]
2.6 (18)
3.9 (27)
8.11 (59)
11.14 (80)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
6.1 (37)
8.5 (53)
12.8 (80)
18.12 (120)
Umpires: Findlay, Dalgleish, Keating, Wenn
Television broadcast: none
Petterd 4, Grimes 2, Jones, Jurrah, Bell, Martin, Maric Goals Ryder 3, Davey 2, Stanton 2, Lonergan 2, Watson 2, Monfries, Hille, Williams, McVeigh, Welsh, Winderlich, Hocking
Grimes, Trengove, Petterd, Sylvia, Miller Best Dempsey, Watson, Ryder, Stanton, Davey, Fletcher
Morton (knee) Injuries


Week 3[edit]
Week 3
Sunday, 7 March (2:10 pm) Adelaide def. Melbourne Elizabeth Oval (Crowd: 5000 est) [3]
3.2 (20)
3.7 (25)
7.12 (54)
9.15 (69)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.0 (18)
7.2 (44)
8.3 (51)
10.7 (67)
Umpires: Vosso, Armstrong, Keating, Margetts
Television broadcast: none
Tippett 5, Cook, Petrenko, Thompson, Gunston Goals Petterd 4, Miller 2, Maric 2, Jurrah, Scully
Edwards, Mackay, Dangerfield, Tippett, Cook, Goodwin, Rutten, Petrenko Best Scully, Petterd, Gysberts, Trengove, McDonald, Maric
McLeod (back spasms) Injuries Jurrah (shoulder), Bell (ACL), Newton (shoulder)

Record: 0 Wins, 2 Losses, 0 Draws


Week 4[edit]
Week 4
Saturday, 13 March (2:10 pm) Melbourne def. by West Coast Casey Fields (Crowd: 5000 est) [4]
4.6 (30)
7.9 (51)
9.10 (64)
12.14 (86)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
5.2 (32)
9.5 (59)
12.13 (85)
18.16 (124)
Umpires: Vosso, Armstrong, Ryan, Nicholls
Television broadcast: none
Miller 3, Bruce 2, Jones 2, Bate 2, Jamar, Green, Petterd Goals Hansen 3, LeCras 3, Brown 2, Naitanui 2, Embley 2, Cox, Nicoski, Kennedy, Selwood, Stevens, Priddis
Bruce, Miller, McDonald, Green, Jones Best Selwood, Butler, LeCras, Hansen, Brown, Embley

Record: 0 Wins, 3 Losses, 0 Draws


Home and away season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1
Saturday, 27 March (2:10 pm) Melbourne def. by Hawthorn MCG (Crowd: 44,615) [5]
0.3 (3)
1.6 (12)
4.9 (33)
8.13 (61)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
6.3 (39)
10.8 (68)
15.14 (104)
17.15 (117)
Umpires: McLaren, Stewart, Kamolins
Television broadcast: Foxtel
Green 2, Miller 2, Petterd 2, McKenzie, Jamar Goals Brown 3, Roughead 3, Moss 2, Osborne 2, Hooper 2, Peterson, Morton, Hodge, Ladson, Mitchell
Jamar, McDonald, Frawley, McKenzie, Moloney Best Hodge, Brown, Lewis, Mitchell, Gibson, Ellis, Ladson, Murphy
Green (concussion) Injuries
  • After a disastrous pre-season with no wins, Dean Bailey's role as senior-coach was put immediately under scrutiny when Melbourne were unable to stop the hard tackling midfield offence from Hawthorn (whom were missing several key players). They managed to score only one goal in the first half to Hawthorn's ten.
  • Late in the third quarter when Hawthorn had a 78-point lead (102–24), they relaxed and allowed Melbourne to move the ball more freely. Eventually Melbourne earned some respectability back on the score board by kicking the last 5 out of 7 goals for the match.


Debut(s): Tom Scully, James Strauss, Jack Trengove
Debut(s) for MFC: Joel Macdonald
Brownlow Votes: Luke Hodge (Hawthorn) 3 votes, Jordan Lewis (Hawthorn) 2 votes, Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn) 1 vote
Record: 0 Wins, 1 Loss, 0 Draws (52.13%)
Ladder Position: 16th


Round 2[edit]

Round 2
Saturday, 3 April (2:10 pm) Collingwood def. Melbourne MCG (Crowd: 50,421) [6]
2.2 (14)
7.5 (47)
10.10 (70)
12.14 (86)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
4.5 (29)
6.6 (42)
9.11 (65)
12.13 (85)
Umpires: Wenn, Jeffery, Hay
Television broadcast: Foxtel
Anthony 2, Davis 2, Pendlebury 2, Lockyer 2, Beams, Fraser, Medhurst, Cloke Goals Petterd 4, Green 3, Dunn 2, Bennell, Newton, Bail
Beams, Pendlebury, Thomas, Sidebottom, O'Brien, Wellingham Best Petterd, Davey, Grimes, Jamar, McDonald, Moloney
Johnson (knee), O'Bree (virus) replaced in selected side by Beams Injuries Spencer replaced in selected side by Bartram
  • After a week of scrutiny for their round 1 performance, Melbourne stunned premiership-contenders Collingwood with rapid ball movement down the corridor and frequent tackling to head into quarter time 2 goals ahead.
  • Collingwood wrestled their way back into the game and eventually the lead. However Aaron Davey's movement through the midfield; Jack Grimes' hardness in the back-line; Ricky Petterd's present-ability in the forward line and Mark Jamar's domination in the ruck prevented Collingwood from running away with the match.
  • After many lead changes throughout the game and with Collingwood in front by a point in the dying seconds of the game, Rohan Bail would gather uncontested possession of the ball on Melbourne's attacking 50. He would kick the ball to the goal-square where Ricky Petterd was present to mark the ball and kick after the siren. However a desperate rush from Steele Sidebottom prevented Petterd from marking the ball with safe hands as the ball spilled to the ground on the siren.


Milestone(s): Brad Green (200th AFL game), Rohan Bail (1st AFL goal)
Brownlow Votes: Aaron Davey (Melbourne) 3 votes, Alan Didak (Collingwood) 2 votes, Ricky Petterd (Melbourne) 1 vote
Record: 0 Wins, 2 Loss, 0 Draws (71.92%)
Ladder Position: 12th


Round 3[edit]

Round 3
Sunday, 11 April (1:10 pm) Melbourne def. Adelaide MCG (Crowd: 23,335) [7]
1.5 (11)
1.8 (14)
5.11 (41)
7.15 (57)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.5 (17)
4.9 (33)
5.10 (40)
5.11 (41)
Umpires: McBurney, Ryan, Armstrong
Television broadcast: Foxtel
Bate 2, Bennell, Green, Jones, McDonald, Trengove Goals Burton 2, Cook, Maric
Grimes, McDonald, Green, Trengove, Jamar, Frawley Best Vince, Goodwin, Mackay, Burton, Doughty, Thompson
  • In unusually cold April weather, an under-performing and winless Adelaide attempted to gain their first victory for the season against a much improved Melbourne side from the week before.
  • Melbourne appeared to have fallen back to their hapless style of play from Round 1 as Adelaide restricted them to a single first half goal and opened up a 25 point lead early in the third quarter. However Melbourne eventually re-found their spark they showed against Collingwood and conceded only 2 more behinds for the entire game.
  • Melbourne would pile on the final 6 goals of the game in a scrappy affair causing a 38 point turnaround and their fist victory for the season.


Milestone(s): Jack Trengove (1st AFL goal)
Brownlow Votes: Jack Grimes (Melbourne) 3 votes, Bernie Vince (Adelaide) 2 votes, James McDonald (Melbourne) 1 vote
Record: 1 Wins, 2 Losses, 0 Draws (83.20%)
Ladder Position: 11th


Round 4[edit]

Round 4
Sunday, 18 April (1:10 pm) Richmond def. by Melbourne MCG (Crowd: 42,594) [8]
5.2 (32)
7.7 (49)
7.9 (51)
11.12 (78)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
8.1 (49)
8.7 (55)
15.11 (101)
20.13 (133)
Umpires: Kennedy, McLaren, Grun
Television broadcast: Foxtel
Riewoldt 3, Astbury 3, Tambling, Morton, Tuck, Nason, Taylor Goals Sylvia 5, Green 4, Bate 3, Petterd 2, Bail 2, McDonald, Jamar, Dunn, Bartram
Moore, Tuck, Riewoldt, Deledio, Cotchin Best Moloney, McDonald, Sylvia, Green, Scully, Jones, Davey, Bruce
  • Melbourne headed into a game for the first time as clear favorites since Round 20, 2006.
  • In a high scoring first quarter, Richmond kicked the first 2 majors of the game before Melbourne retaliated with the next 8 out of 11.
  • By the turn of the second quarter, the game's tempo had slowed dramatically. Melbourne were held goal less and Richmond cut the deficit back to a single goal at half time.
  • Midfield veterans Colin Sylvia, Brent Moloney and James McDonald broke the game clear against the 2 young sides in the third quarter. They allowed Melbourne to pile on 7 unanswered goals and give them a 50 point lead at three quarter time.
  • By the final quarter, Richmond managed to break the strangle hold Melbourne applied to them in the third quarter. However the damage was already done by Melbourne's senior players as they ran out 56 point winners.


Brownlow Votes: Brad Green (Melbourne) 3 votes, James McDonald (Melbourne) 2 votes, Brent Moloney (Melbourne) 1 vote
Record: 2 Wins, 2 Losses, 0 Draws (104.35%)
Ladder Position: 9th


Round 5[edit]

Round 5
24 April (7:10 pm) Melbourne def. Brisbane Lions MCG (Crowd: 36,396) [9]
4.2 (26)
9.6 (60)
12.7 (79)
15.13 (103)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.3 (15)
3.6 (24)
7.9 (51)
7.11 (53)
Umpires: Hayden Kennedy, Stuart Wenn, Michael Jennings
Television broadcast: Foxtel
Sylvia 2, Trengove 2, Petterd 2, Davey 2, Jamar, Green, McKenzie, Jones, Bate, McDonald, Scully Goals Fevola 4, Brown, Clark, Drummond
Trengove, Jones, Green, Petterd, Davey, Sylvia, Jamar, McDonald Best Black, Johnstone, Fevola, Rischitelli, Drummond, Rich
  • Melbourne entered the game as underdogs against an undefeated Brisbane Lions side.
  • Melbourne immediately got Brisbane on the back-foot with their signature brand of fast-transitioning football through the corridor they had played in the previous 3 weeks. Throughout the first half, Melbourne were too fast for Brisbane and hence they gained a 36 point lead heading into half time.
  • Brisbane restored some credibility for their previous week's performances by winning the third quarter. However Melbourne's combination of agility around contests, hard running, hard tackling and rapid ball movement held Brisbane scoreless in the final quarter and Melbourne 50 point winners.
  • Melbourne won their third consecutive match for the first time since Round 12, 2006 and their first 50+ point win against Brisbane since Round 10, 2000.


Milestone(s): Tom Scully (1st AFL goal)
Brownlow Votes: Brad Green (Melbourne) 3 votes, James McDonald (Melbourne) 2 votes, Brent Moloney (Melbourne) 1 vote
Record: 3 Wins, 2 Losses, 0 Draws (117.07%)
Ladder Position: 9th


Round 6[edit]

Round 6
1 May (2:10 pm) North Melbourne def. Melbourne Etihad Stadium (Crowd: 26,763) [10]
3.3 (21)
8.7 (55)
10.12 (72)
15.14 (104)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.1 (13)
3.3 (21)
9.4 (58)
12.6 (78)
Television broadcast: Network Ten
  • Record: 3 Wins, 3 Losses, 0 Draws


Round 7[edit]

Round 7
7 May (7:40 pm) Melbourne def. by Western Bulldogs MCG (Crowd: 45,444) [11]
0.6 (6)
3.9 (27)
7.10 (52)
9.12 (66)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.2 (20)
5.5 (35)
8.7 (55)
10.10 (70)
Television broadcast: Seven Network
  • Record: 3 Wins, 4 Losses, 0 Draws


Round 8[edit]

Round 8
15 May (2:10 pm) Melbourne def. by West Coast MCG (Crowd: 28,592) [12]
1.3 (9)
5.5 (35)
6.8 (44)
6.10 (46)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.0 (18)
5.5 (35)
8.8 (56)
10.15 (75)
Television broadcast: Foxtel
  • Record: 3 Wins, 5 Losses, 0 Draws


Round 9[edit]

Round 9
22 May (7:10 pm) Melbourne def. Port Adelaide TIO Stadium (Crowd: 8,848) [13]
5.2 (32)
9.6 (60)
14.7 (91)
17.9 (111)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.3 (21)
7.6 (48)
8.10 (58)
16.14 (110)
Television broadcast: Foxtel
  • Record: 4 Wins, 5 Losses, 0 Draws


Round 10[edit]

Round 10
29 May (2:10 pm) Geelong def. Melbourne Skilled Stadium (Crowd: 24,525) [14]
5.5 (35)
9.6 (60)
14.8 (92)
18.13 (121)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.1 (13)
4.4 (28)
7.6 (48)
10.7 (67)
Television broadcast: Network Ten
  • Record: 4 Wins, 6 Losses, 0 Draws


Round 11[edit]

Round 11
5 June (2:10 pm) Carlton def. Melbourne MCG (Crowd: 49,745) [15]
7.4 (46)
9.6 (60)
11.7 (73)
15.11 (101)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.2 (14)
3.4 (22)
8.6 (54)
9.6 (60)
Television broadcast: Network Ten
  • Record: 4 Wins, 7 Losses, 0 Draws


Round 12[edit]

Round 12
14 June (2:10 pm) Melbourne drew with Collingwood MCG (Crowd: 67,454) [16]
3.2 (20)
6.3 (39)
7.8 (50)
11.10 (76)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
4.8 (32)
5.10 (40)
6.19 (55)
9.22 (76)
Television broadcast: Network Ten
  • Record: 4 Wins, 7 Losses, 1 Draw


Round 13[edit]

Round 13
27 June (2:40 pm) Adelaide def. Melbourne AAMI Stadium (Crowd: 34,422) [17]
4.6 (30)
9.10 (64)
10.19 (79)
16.21 (117)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
1.3 (9)
3.5 (23)
8.6 (54)
11.7 (73)
Television broadcast: Foxtel
  • Record: 4 Wins, 8 Losses, 1 Draw


Round 14[edit]

Round 14
4 July (4:40 pm) St Kilda def. Melbourne Etihad Stadium (Crowd: 31,993) [18]
3.4 (22)
8.5 (53)
11.7 (73)
15.10 (100)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.3 (21)
5.7 (37)
8.9 (57)
9.11 (65)
Television broadcast: Foxtel
  • Record: 4 Wins, 9 Losses, 1 Draw


Round 15[edit]

Round 15
11 July (2:10 pm) Melbourne def. Essendon MCG (Crowd: 49,203) [19]
6.2 (38)
10.6 (66)
14.7 (91)
19.8 (122)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.4 (22)
4.10 (34)
8.16 (64)
14.19 (103)
Television broadcast: Seven Network
  • Record: 5 Wins, 9 Losses, 1 Draw


Round 16[edit]

Round 16
18 July (2:40 pm) Fremantle def. Melbourne Subiaco (Crowd: 32,816) [20]
6.3 (39)
9.8 (62)
10.10 (70)
11.16 (82)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
1.2 (8)
3.5 (23)
9.8 (62)
10.11 (71)
Television broadcast: Foxtel
  • Record: 5 Wins, 10 Losses, 1 Draw


Round 17[edit]

Round 17
25 July (2:10 pm) Melbourne def. Sydney MCG (Crowd: 29,374) [21]
8.2 (50)
12.4 (76)
20.8 (128)
22.10 (142)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.1 (13)
4.4 (28)
6.6 (42)
10.9 (69)
Television broadcast: Seven Network
  • Record: 6 Wins, 10 Losses, 1 Draw


Round 18[edit]

Round 18
31 July (7:10 pm) Brisbane Lions def. by Melbourne Gabba (Crowd: 26,144) [22]
2.2 (14)
4.5 (29)
7.6 (48)
9.10 (64)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
4.3 (27)
9.5 (59)
10.8 (68)
11.8 (74)
Television broadcast: Foxtel
  • Record: 7 Wins, 10 Losses, 1 Draw


Round 19[edit]

Round 19
8 August (2:10 pm) Melbourne def. Richmond MCG (Crowd: 45,844) [23]
3.1 (19)
7.5 (47)
10.10 (70)
16.13 (109)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.5 (17)
7.6 (48)
9.9 (63)
11.14 (80)
Television broadcast: Seven Network
  • Record: 8 Wins, 10 Losses, 1 Draw


Round 20[edit]

Round 20
15 August (2:10 pm) Hawthorn def. Melbourne MCG (Crowd: 48,211) [24]
4.1 (25)
8.4 (52)
12.7 (79)
15.9 (99)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
4.1 (25)
8.1 (49)
11.3 (69)
12.6 (78)
Television broadcast: Seven Network
  • Record: 8 Wins, 11 Losses, 1 Draw


Round 21[edit]

Round 21
22 August (12:40 pm) Port Adelaide def. Melbourne AAMI Stadium (Crowd: 21,086) [25]
3.2 (20)
8.2 (50)
15.16 (106)
17.10 (112)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.6 (18)
5.10 (40)
8.11 (59)
11.17 (83)
Television broadcast: Foxtel
  • Record: 8 Wins, 12 Losses, 1 Draw


Round 22[edit]

Round 22
29 August (4:40 pm) Melbourne def. by North Melbourne MCG (Crowd: 31,064) [26]
3.3 (21)
8.7 (55)
12.10 (82)
15.13 (103)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
5.4 (34)
10.7 (67)
12.8 (80)
17.11 (113)
Television broadcast: Foxtel
  • Record: 8 Wins, 13 Losses, 1 Draw


Ladder[edit]

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

Ladder breakdown by opposition[edit]

Opponent Played Won Lost Drew Premiership points Points for Points against Percentage (%)
Sydney 1 1 0 0 4 142 69 205.80
Richmond 2 2 0 0 8 242 158 153.16
Brisbane Lions 2 2 0 0 8 177 117 151.28
Essendon 1 1 0 0 4 122 103 118.45
Collingwood 2 0 1 1 2 161 162 99.38
Western Bulldogs 1 0 1 0 0 66 70 94.29
Port Adelaide 2 1 1 0 4 194 222 87.39
Fremantle 1 0 1 0 0 71 82 86.59
North Melbourne 2 0 2 0 0 181 217 83.41
Adelaide 2 1 1 0 4 130 158 82.28
St Kilda 1 0 1 0 0 65 100 65.00
Hawthorn 2 0 2 0 0 139 216 64.35
West Coast 1 0 1 0 0 46 75 61.33
Carlton 1 0 1 0 0 58 166 59.41
Geelong 1 0 1 0 0 67 121 55.37
Total 22 8 13 1 34 1863 1971 94.52

Awards and milestones[edit]

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[edit]

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]


Exhibition Match
17 October (2:10 pm) Melbourne def. Brisbane Lions Jiangwan Sports Centre, Shanghai (Crowd: 5,000 est) [27]
1.4 (10)
4.7 (31)
6.8 (45)
12.12 (84)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.5 (23)
5.8 (38)
10.11 (71)
11.13 (79)
Jurrah 5, Sylvia 2, Morton 2, Spencer, Bennell, Jamar Goals Rockliff 3, Beams 3, Dyson 2, Rich, Buchanan, Rich
Jurrah, Newton, Bartram, Dunn, Sylvia Best Rockliff, Dyson, Beams, Merrett, Rich


Awards[edit]

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)

Brownlow Medal[edit]

Results[edit]

Round 1 vote 2 votes 3 votes
1 Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn) Jordan Lewis (Hawthorn) Luke Hodge (Hawthorn)
2 Ricky Petterd (Melbourne) Alan Didak (Collingwood) Aaron Davey (Melbourne)
3 James McDonald (Melbourne) Bernie Vince (Adelaide) Jack Grimes (Melbourne)
4 Brent Moloney (Melbourne) James McDonald (Melbourne) Brad Green (Melbourne)
5 Nathan Jones (Melbourne) James Frawley (Melbourne) Brent Moloney (Melbourne)
6 Michael Firrito (North Melbourne) Cameron Bruce (Melbourne Daniel Wells (North Melbourne)
7 Shaun Higgins (Western Bulldogs) Daniel Giansiracusa (Western Bulldogs) Tom Scully (Melbourne)
8 Mark LeCras (West Coast) James McDonald (Melbourne) Matt Priddis (West Coast)
9 Colin Sylvia (Melbourne) Aaron Davey (Melbourne) Travis Boak (Port Adelaide)
10 Joel Selwood (Geelong) James Podsiadly (Geelong) Gary Ablett (Geelong)
11 Heath Scotland (Carlton) Chris Judd (Carlton) Brent Moloney (Melbourne)
12 Mark Jamar (Melbourne) Dane Swan (Collingwood) Aaron Davey (Melbourne)
13 Kurt Tippett (Adelaide) Simon Goodwin (Adelaide) Graham Johncock (Adelaide)
14 Brendon Goddard (St Kilda) Leigh Montagna (St Kilda) Clinton Jones (St Kilda)
15 Colin Sylvia (Melbourne) Mark Jamar (Melbourne) Brad Green (Melbourne)
16 Anthony Morabito (Fremantle) Colin Sylvia (Melbourne) Hayden Ballantyne (Fremantle)
17 James Frawley (Melbourne) Aaron Davey (Melbourne) Colin Sylvia (Melbourne)
18 Joel Macdonald (Melbourne) Mark Jamar (Melbourne) Colin Sylvia (Melbourne)
19 Daniel Jackson (Richmond) Liam Jurrah (Melbourne) Lynden Dunn (Melbourne)
20 Lance Franklin (Hawthorn) Shaun Burgoyne (Hawthorn) Brad Sewell (Hawthorn)
21 Domenic Cassisi (Port Adelaide) Cameron Bruce (Melbourne) Travis Boak (Port Adelaide)
22 Brady Rawlings (North Melbourne) Brent Harvey (North Melbourne) Levi Greenwood (North Melbourne)

Brownlow Medal tally[edit]

Player 1 vote games 2 vote games 3 vote games Total votes
Aaron Davey 2 1 2 (10)
Colin Sylvia 0 2 2 (10)
Brent Moloney 1 0 2 (7)
Brad Green 0 0 2 (6)
James McDonald 1 2 0 (5)
Mark Jamar 1 2 0 (5)
Cameron Bruce 0 2 0 (4)
Jack Grimes 0 0 1 (3)
James Frawley 1 1 0 (3)
Tom Scully 0 0 1 (3)
Lynden Dunn 0 0 1 (3)
Liam Jurrah 0 1 0 (2)
Ricky Petterd 1 0 0 (1)
Nathan Jones 1 0 0 (1)
Joel Macdonald 1 0 0 (1)
Total 9 11 11 (64)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burgan, Matt. "'Old-fashioned' draw pleases Dees". Melbourne FC. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Niall, Jake (5 August 2010). "Demons wipe out last of their $5m debt". The Age. Archived from the original on 8 August 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Debt-free Demons unveil striking new logo". Australian Football League (AFL). 5 August 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Anderson, Jon (6 October 2009). "Between a Brock McLean and a hard place". Herald Sun. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Newton and Meesen re-drafted as Rookies". Melbourne FC. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  6. ^ AAP. "demons, Brock Mclean lands at Carlton Blues". Adelaide Now. Retrieved 5 October 2010. 
  7. ^ Bernard, Jonathon. "Buckley a fit down back". Collingwoodfc.com.au. Retrieved 26 November 2010. 
  8. ^ Burgan, Matt. "Dees win Shanghai thriller". MFC. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
  9. ^ Holmesby, Luke. "Green wins his first Melbourne best and fairest". AFL. Archived from the original on 5 September 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 

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